Site & Seed selection

Maize can be grown on most Ugandan soils but does best on soils that are well drained.

Don’t select a site in swampy areas that is water logged or that has sandy soils.

Maize needs soil that has good levels of organic matter and nutrients. Manure and other residues are very good for maize.

Maize seeds

Choose the right certified maize variety that does well in your area. Certified seeds:

  • Give high yields of good quality. 99% of seeds will germinate
  • Grow fast and at the same rate
  • Are tolerant or resistant to some diseases e.g. Maize Streak Virus (MSV), Leaf Rust and Grey Leaf Spot.

Below is a list of certified seed varieties:

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