Corn Seed


Limin-33: the most promising fine corn breed in China


    Limin-33 is cultivated with choice German breed as paternal and domestic breed as maternal parent after over ten years of efforts by Sinobioway Seed. The intercross line of the ethnic material has reached 10,000 plants per mu (667 hectares). After ten years of breed selection and breeding, the breed exhibited outstanding adaptability, stability and yielding ability. Having withstood Typhoon Bolaven, it is resistant to armyworms, large and small streak diseases, and is extremely suitable for mechanical production featuring outstanding yield stability.
   It is the only breed in China that has reached the level of contiguous US breeds in terms of density, with the number of plants per mu (0.165 acre) at 5500-6000. The breed saw a standard area yield over one ton per mu for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013. On October 8th 2014, a yield testing team of experts from the Department of Science, Technology and Education affiliated to Ministry of Agriculture, the Agriculture Committee and Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Jilin Province conducted a second on-site survey of the breed in Lishu County and Yushu City, Jilin Province. The result showed that the yield per mu exceeded one ton (14% of standard water content). In 2014 the planting area of the breed in Jilin province reached over 20 hectares.




Limin-33 yield per mu exceeds one ton

On October 8th 2014, a yield testing team of experts from the Department of Science, Technology and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, conducted an on-site survey of the breed in Lishu County and Yushu City, Jilin Province. The results showed that the 750-mu Limin-33 field in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province had an average yield of 1071.97 kg, the 200-mu in Zhaodong City 1118.88 kg, the 270-mu in Yushu City, Jilin Province 1017.36 kg and the 150-mu in Lishu County 1033.04kg. Overall average yield exceeded 1000 kg. In 2014, the number of planting area in Jilin Province reached over three million mu (200,000 hectares).