Accessions are directly drilled in the field in April. During April and May, the maize seedlings are covered with a layer of plastic to stimulate growth. The initial plant to plant distance is 12.5 cm, after thinning this becomes 25 cm. Distance between the rows is 75 cm. Pollination is applied by hand. The ears are wrapped in paper bags and pollinated using pollen from the neighbouring plant. At least 100 crosses per sample are made.
Harvesting is applied manually in October. Ears of at least 100 plants per sample are harvested once.
Pest and disease control