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Table 3 Maize hybrids and Open Pollinated Varieties (OPVs) on the seed market and their relative importance in Ethiopia (as at December 2013)

From: Factors that transformed maize productivity in Ethiopia

Release name Variety name Release year Age (years) Owner Percent of total seed production
Hybrids
 Limu P3812W 2012 1 Pioneer 0.67
 Shala P2859W 2011 2 Pioneer 0.24
 BH661 BH661 2011 2 EIAR 0.04
 Wabi AMH760 2011 2 EIAR 0.08
 Agar P30G79 2008 5 Pioneer 1.96
 Morka UCBS1C2 2008 5 EIAR 0.10
 BHQPY545 BHQPY545 2008 5 EIAR 0.05
 Wenchi AMH850 2008 5 EIAR 0.02
 Shone P30G19 2006 7 Pioneer 7.67
 BH543 BH543 2005 8 EIAR 5.78
 Argane AMH800 2005 8 EIAR 0.03
 BH542 BH542 2002 11 EIAR 0.16
 BH540 BH540 1995 18 EIAR 21.31
 Jabi PHB3253 1995 18 Pioneer 2.38
 BH660 BH660 1993 20 EIAR 51.40
 BH140 BH140 1988 25 EIAR 5.02
 Sub-total 96.92
OPVs
 Gibe2 ZM721 2011 2 EIAR 0.01
 Melkassa6 Pool 15C7 QPM 2008 5 EIAR 0.25
 Melkassa4 ECA-EE-36 2006 7 EIAR 1.73
 Melkassa2 ZM521 2004 9 EIAR 1.10
 Sub-total 3.08
  1. Varieties are from the National Variety Registry of MOA; percentages are calculated by the authors from MOA (unpublished data)