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Mak Releases Another New Soybean Variety Maksoy 6N

Prof.Phinehas Tukamuhabwa - A Makerere Plant breeder defends his data before the National Variety Release Committee on Friday 24th November 2017 at MAAIF's Namalere Department of Crop Protection. Right is a sample of the new Maksoy 6N which is high yielding, early maturing (under 120 days) with high protein and oil content of 41% and 20 % respectively.

A new soybean variety Maksoy 6N has been released to the public.

  • The new variety is resistant to soybean rust disease, harsh conditions, lodging and pod shuttering.
  • It is also high yielding, early maturing with high protein and oil content of 41% and 20 % respectively.
  • This variety matures in less than 120 days and produces over 20 tons per hectare.
  • The new variety was released by the National Variety Release Committee at the Department of Crop protection at Namalere under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) on Friday 24th November 2017.
  • It is the sixth soybean variety released by Makerere University’s Department of Agricultural Production since 2004.

The National Variety Release Committee chaired by Dr. Joseph Kikafunda was satisfied by the data presented by Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa –Makerere’s Plant breeder and the brain behind the breeding and development of the new soybean variety.

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