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Sixty Years of Sustaining our Farmers’ Success16 January 2018

PANNAR’s story begins in Greytown in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in 1958. PANNAR started as a humble seed company focusing on supplying hybrid maize seed to farmers in the region. PANNAR grew into a major force in the hybrid maize market in South Africa. Built on old-school values of integrity and hard work, and backed by modern, innovative solutions, we are determined to help farmers succeed. Although a lot has changed since the very beginning, the one thing that remains unchanged is that, for 60 years, PANNAR has been putting farmers first. Our decisions are made with the farmers’ best interests in mind – confirmed by the time we spend walking farmers’ fields to ensure that they receive top-performing seed products and personalised service. After all, at PANNAR we are very aware that our success depends on farmer’s success.
 
As a multi-crop specialist, PANNAR offers cultivars with good performance, adaptability and stability, and a crop cultivar package for every farmer's unique need.

New White Hybrids 

The PANNAR white hybrid package displays good performance, adaptability and stability across regions for good risk management. PAN 5R-791BR did exceptionally well in the ARC national hybrid trials for Western production regions for 2016/17. PAN 4A-111 is one of the top performers in the ARC trials for the eastern production regions.

Ultra Early Package:

PAN 3A-173 (NEW):

Dryland: This hybrid is well adapted in the high potential eastern production areas (Mpumalanga, eastern Free State and KwaZulu-Natal) at high plant populations.

High input irrigation (high yield; requires high management input including water application):  This is an irrigation hybrid that fits in well with double-cropping production systems. PAN 3A-173 is recommended for all production regions under irrigation at high plant populations of 80 000 plants and more per hectare.

This hybrid has the typical ultra early plant-type characteristics and are single-stemmed. The disease tolerance is generally good. In areas where Northern Corn Leaf Blight is encountered, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to curb the disease and protect the yield potential. For more information about the YieldBoost® fungicide programs, contact your PANNAR representative or the PANNAR product catalog or visit the PANNAR website www.pannar.com.

Early Package:

PAN 4A-159 (NEW):

Dryland: It performs well in the eastern production areas, including Mpumalanga, the eastern Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. Plant at a 20% higher plant population than the typical medium season hybrids. The early nature of this hybrid makes it a good choice in a package to spread risk. It tolerates stress conditions well.

Its disease tolerance is generally good. It has good standability and can be prolific. In areas where Northern Corn Leaf Blight is encountered, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to protect the yield potential.

Medium Early Package:

PAN 5B-485B and PAN 5R-785BR (NEW):

Hybrids with the MON89034 stalk borer resistance trait.

Dryland: The hybrids are characterised by good stability and prolificacy. They are especially well adapted to the western production regions (north western Free State, north eastern Free State and North West). They are recommended as part of the main planting. This package is also well adapted to the temperate eastern production regions. BG 5685R and PAN 5R-591R are suitable as refuge for PAN 5R-785BR.

Irrigation: These hybrids fit in well where only a single crop of maize is grown under irrigation or supplementary irrigation.

These hybrids have an attractive plant type, are agronomically well-balanced and show good tolerance to Head and Tassel Smut and Northern Corn Leaf Blight.

PAN 5A-291, PAN 5R-591R and PAN 5R-791BR (NEW):

Dryland: This group of hybrids is highly prolific. They produce strong vigorous seedlings and are well adapted to the western production regions (north western Free State, north eastern Free State and North West). Recommended for the main package. PAN 5R-791BR performed very well throughout the ARC national trials for the western and eastern production regions during the 2016/17 season.

Medium Package:

PAN 6R-779BR (NEW):

Dryland: This new addition is especially suitable for the western production region and is particularly well suited to the water table soils of the north western Free State. Late plantings in the cooler eastern parts should be avoided.

Supplementary irrigation: This hybrid can be planted where only a single crop of maize is grown under irrigation or supplementary irrigation. The recommended plant population should not exceed 55 000 plants per hectare. 

New Yellow Hybrids

This formidable yellow maize package of ultra early, early and medium hybrids offers a good long-term risk distribution strategy. The ultra early package has an exceptional track record under irrigation in all the production regions and dryland in the eastern production regions. The ultra early hybrids provide top yield results when best management practices are applied, including irrigation scheduling. Under these conditions, PANNAR’s ultra early hybrids have produced exceptional yields of more than 20 tonnes per hectare. Three new exciting ultra early platforms have been added to the package, namely PAN 3R-500R and PAN 3R-700BR; PAN 3R-524R and PAN 3R-724BR and; PAN 3R-586R and PAN 3R-786BR. PAN 5A-182 performed exceptionally well in the ARC trials for the eastern production region. The medium package has an excellent performance record in the eastern and western production regions.

Ultra Early Package:

PAN 3R-524R and PAN 3R-724BR (NEW):

High input irrigation (high yield; requires high management input including water application): Excellent hybrids under irrigation. Achieved first place in the PANNAR irrigation evaluation trials last season. The plant type lends itself to high plant populations from 95 000 to 100 000 plants per hectare. These hybrids distinguish themselves with good yield and stability in all production areas.

Typical irrigation hybrids with an upright leaf growth habit that can be planted at higher plant populations. Exhibits a fixed ear at planting levels of 95 000 to 100 000 plants per hectare. Attractive grain type that dries down rapidly. Even in high plant population conditions, standability is excellent. Where leaf diseases usually occur, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to protect the yield potential.

PAN 3R-586R and PAN 3R-786BR (NEW):

High input irrigation: Exciting new additions to the irrigation package. Hybrids that rapidly progress to tasselling and physiological maturation.

Dryland: These hybrids perform well in the high potential eastern regions (Mpumalanga and eastern Free State) and especially KwaZulu-Natal. With features like strong seedlings, good tolerance against leaf disease and good standability, these ultra early hybrids are a must-try. Plant at least 20-30% higher plant population than the medium group of hybrids. 

Good tolerance against leaf diseases, especially Phaeosphaeria and Grey Leaf Spot. Can tolerate heat stress well.

PAN 3R-500R and PAN 3R-700BR (NEW):

High input irrigation: Very well adapted in all production areas under irrigation at plant populations of 80 000 to100 000 plants per hectare. Maintain very good performance in PANNAR trials under irrigation. A very good teammate for PAN 3Q-740BR with similar stability.

Dryland: Adapted to the eastern production areas at a 20-30% higher plant population than normally planted under dryland.

Attractive plant type with good quality semi-flint grain type. Good standability and ear placement. Susceptible to Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB). Where leaf diseases usually occur, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to protect the yield potential.

Early Package:

PAN 4A-156 (NEW):

Dryland: A new hybrid especially well adapted to KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the eastern Free State. A higher plant population is recommended for this hybrid as it tends to produce a single ear. Rows on the cobs range from 16-18 rows, but it can produce up to 22 rows. This is a good alternative hybrid to PAN 4A-172. 

Irrigation: The plant population should not exceed 60 000 plants per hectare. It fits in where only a single crop of maize is grown under irrigation or supplementary irrigation.

Good tolerance against leaf diseases especially Phaeosphaeria.

PAN 4A-172, PAN 4R-672R and PAN 4R-772BR (NEW):

Dryland: These exciting new early yellow hybrids are an excellent choice for the eastern production regions. PAN 4A-172 has distinguished itself as the top performer in PANNAR’s hybrid evaluation trials over the past two years.

These hybrids offer good agronomic balance and tend to produce a single cob. Ears are carried low on the stalk and standability is very good. In areas where Northern Corn Leaf Blight is a problem, the YIELDBOOST® fungicide spray programme is recommended to control the disease and protect the yield potential.

Medium Early Package:

PAN 5A-190 (NEW):

Dryland: This new hybrid’s growing season fits in perfectly for the eastern production area and has excellent vigour. It is well adapted for the Mpumalanga and eastern Free State. It tends to produce a single cob with good standability.

Excellent tolerance to Diplodia and Rust, a very healthy plant type.

PAN 5A-154 (NEW):

Dryland: This hybrid is an exciting addition to the PANNAR package. In the 2016/17 season, it performed excellently in the PANNAR cultivar evaluation programme over a wide range of environmental conditions, which indicates good yield stability and adaptability. The hybrid can be prolific at lower plant populations. It maintains its ear size (fixed-ear type) and produce grain with a deep orange colour. Recommended as part of a yellow package to spread the risk. 

Irrigation: This hybrid can be planted with great success where only a single crop is planned under irrigation or supplementary irrigation.

It has good standability and general disease tolerance with good tolerance against Diplodia Cob Rot.

NEW SOYBEAN CULTIVARS

PANNAR’s policy is to release the best varieties possible into the South African market, regardless of where they originate. To illustrate this point, consult the 2015/16 National Cultivar Trial Results for what is an unbiased evaluation of all the cultivars competing in the marketplace. PANNAR varieties held the top position in the cool, moderate and hot regions, as well as the overall top position. A clean sweep! An overall top position was again achieved in 2016/17. These amazing performances were also reflected in PANNAR’s internal trial results. We are reliant on incremental gains in yield over a long term in soybeans; however, with PANNAR’s new cultivars a big leap in genetic potential has occurred.  

Soybean cultivation requires a producer to stay at the forefront of the latest genetics.

PANNAR releases two new glyphosate tolerant cultivars in the 6-maturity group for the coming season. 

PAN 1644R                                                                             

If we could single out two cultivars for excellent yield potential and reliability it is PAN 1521R in the 5-maturity group and PAN 6123R in the 6-maturity group. PAN 1644R fits into the 6-maturity group and if you currently plant PAN 1623R, you need to try it. It has very similar attributes to PAN 1623R, but has some improved features that make it even more versatile. 

PAN 1653R

The new cultivar has narrow leaves similar to the old cultivar PAN 737R. The narrow leaf shape permits better light penetration into the canopy, an advantage when planting high plant populations of 450 000 plants per hectare. The cultivar combines a short stature with good standability and wide area adaptation.

NEW DRY BEAN CULTIVAR

Although dry bean production is a specialist crop it is a good crop to grow and it will remain this way for years to come, even if mechanisation of harvesting reduces the risk factor. Grain quality attributes are an important attribute in our selection process. Despite the complexity of breeding for several additional selection criteria, PANNAR has made important improvements. PANNAR is one of the two top dry bean seed suppliers in South Africa with its red speckled bean package and small white canning bean PAN 123, that is currently the canning bean of choice in South Africa.

PAN 9141

This new small white canning bean have a winning combination of good yield performance, disease tolerance and grain quality attributes. It has a restricted release while factory-scale canning tests are conducted. The agronomic qualities attributes are similar to PAN 123, but has improved resistance to Anthracnose. It has been selected to have a more uniform bean size, to improve canning grade. An exciting new addition. 

NEW GRAIN SORGHUM HYBRID

The PANNAR grain sorghum package maintains an excellent record of performance in the ARC and PANNAR trials. PAN 8944 and PAN 8816 are recommended as the main planting for all grain sorghum production regions.

PAN 8944

This medium early hybrid is particularly well suited to the milling industry. It is large-seeded and delivers high bushel weight. It is classified as a GM with attractive bright red grain and good milling characteristics. It is well adapted to all production regions and specifically the Limpopo production areas. The hybrid displays a uniform growth habit and very good panicle length. It has good early start high cold tolerance. The hybrid has excellent standability and good general leaf disease tolerance including good Head Smut and Fusarium tolerance.

For more information contact your PANNAR representative or e-mail infoserve(at)pannar.co.za.

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