MAIS maize is the eastern genetics of maize varieties, otherwise known as Cossack maize.
OVER 100 VARIETIES OF MAIZE
MAIS farming has more than 100 registered maize varieties. Among which,17 maize varieties are listed in the Community Catalogue of Agricultural Plant Varieties (CCA). MAIS is also a recognised producer of sunflowerseeds.
THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF SEEDS
MAIS farming has a closed production cycle. All stages from selection, production to cultivation and sale take place within one company. MAIS does not sell the parent components of maize hybrids. All seeds are grown on own soil and improved in own seed plants. Only under such conditions, the products of the highest quality can be guaranteed.
Selection and cultivation of maize varieties from MAIS farms takes place in the eastern part of Ukraine, in the Synelnykove region, Dnipropetrovsk region. Thanks to the unique microclimate in this area, the traditions of plant selection date back to the mid-19th century.
The Synelnykove region records very low amounts of rainfall every year, which makes the plants farmed here extremely drought-resistant even at the growing stage.
FAO FOR ALL CONDITIONS
MAIS maize cultivars belong to different earliest groups (from FAO 140 to FAO 500) and are suitable for cultivation in all soil complexes and climatic zones.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF COSSACK GENETICS
- Fewer stomata on the leaves. As a result, the plants lose much less water. In dry periods, the leaves do not curl up, so the plants make very efficient use of the morning dew.
- A large number of trichomes on the leaves in the form of a dense ‘fuzz’. The leaves, which are densely covered with trichomes, collect moisture well, which makes them less susceptible to drying out. The trichomes also reduce transpiration, i.e. the evaporation of water from the stomata. They also protect against excessive solar radiation,
- The unique microclimate in which the seed plantations are located,with very low annual rainfall, develops tolerance to periodical water shortages in plants from the very beginning. Powerful adventitious roots stabilise the plants even in very strong winds,
- High green mass – wide leaves, thick stems,
- Very fast water release allows achieving low grain moisture as forPolish conditions. Depending on the region of Poland, this makes it possible to sow higher FAO than previously assumed, based on Western genetics.
- High level of starch and high digestibility confirmed by numerous silage tests