Dekalb Maize

Dekalb Brand maize seeds are performance leaders thanks to an ongoing commitment to innovation and seed expertise that's second to none. DEKALB innovations incorporate fresh thinking and advantages that are field-proven season after season.

In Africa, Dekalb maize varieties are available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia they are high yielding, drought tolerant, and resist diseases such as leaf rust, Maize Streak Virus (MSV), Grey Leaf Spot (GLS), and diplodia. Dekalb hybrids are responsive to good management and thus yields can be enhanced by adopting good agronomic practices.

Dekalb maize seed gives you the best chance for success; advanced research, early maturity, consistent performance and high yielding genetics to give you more options on the farm. That's why, year after year, growers can choose Dekalb with confidence.

Farmers in Africa can access the following Dekalb maize varieties: DK 8031, DKC80-33, DKC80-53, DKC80-73.


  Kenya Tanzania Malawi Zambia
DK 8031  
DKC 80-33    
DKC 80-53
DKC 80-73  
DKC 9089    
DKC 9053      

 DK 8031

  • Good standabilty
  • Good yield potential
  • Excellent grain qualities
  • Excellent milling qualities
  • Not sensitive to planting dates

DK80-33

  • Good standabilty
  • Good grain quality
  • Very prolific
  • Double  cobbing
  • Good yield potential
  • Hard dent grains
  • Good HT, Rust, MSV and diplodia tolerance.

DKC9089

  • Early - medium maturity hybrid 115 - 120 days
  • Prolific hybrid - yield potential up to 10 MT/Ha
  • Flint type and highly poundable
  • Good tolerance to disease (GLS, MSV, blight, rust and cob rot)
  • Good stability

DKC 80-53

  • Good standabilty
  • Good grain qualities
  • Hard dent grains
  • Double cobbing
  • Good HT, Rust, MSV, GLS and diplodia tolerance.

DKC80-73

  • Good standabilty
  • Good quality grain – flint grains
  • Good HT, Rust, MSV, GLS and diplodia tolerance.
  • Good yield potential
  • Double  cobbing
  • Good yield potential
  • Long cob

DKC9053

  • It is a medium maturing variety
  • Flint type with strong grain quality
  • Good tolerance to MSV, GLS
  • Good husk cover
  • Good taste