FG approves genetically modified maize for open cultivation

The Federal Government has approved the environmental release and open cultivation of ‘Tela’ Maize, a new maize variety developed by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural Research(IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

This was contained in a joint statement issued by Alex Abutu, Communications Officer, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), West and Central Africa, and Yakubu Dodo, Information Officer, IAR, Zaria in Abuja on Sunday.

The new variety of maize is resistant to armyworm, stem borers, and is also tolerant to moderate drought.

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