Sunflower - Male Elimination

In hybrid production, male elimination is important in order to avoid physical mixing. Before harvesting the female line which carries the hybrid seed, the male line must be removed from the field and the heads placed at least 50 m from the threshing floor and a male elimination report obtained from the seed inspector stating that all male line heads have been removed and that harvesting of the female line can proceed. An inspector must clear the use of any machinery with regard to their cleanliness.


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Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Desuckering | Detasselling | Male Elimination | Harvesting Of Sunflower | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province