The following maize varieties include DT Syn-1- W (Sanzal-sima), IWD C3 Syn F2 (Ewul-boyu), TZE – Y DT STR C4 (Bihilifa), GH120 DYF/D Pop (Tigli) and TZE – W DT STR C4 (Wang Dataa), were released to farmers for cultivation in 2012.
The soybean varieties were Afayak, Songda and Suong–Pungun.
The National Variety Release and Technical Committee under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) declare the varieties released at the location of the CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI at Nyankpala.
It the took researchers scientists five years to experiment before they were proposed for release by the CSIR– SARI in partnership with CSIR – Crop Research Institute and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan,Nigeria.
The varieties have the following attributes: high yielding, tolerance to drought, striga resistance, and good grain qualities.
Duration: The maize varieties take between 90 days to 115 days to mature with potential yields ranging from 4.5 tonnes per hectare to 5.4 tonnes per hectare.
These varieties, both the maize and soybean, are more adapted to Guinea and Sudan Savanna climatic conditions of northern Ghana