CIAT Urochloa hybrid seed sales and adoption: 2021 data and global developments
Since the inception of the first CIAT Urochloa hybrid in 2001, adoption has reached >1.2 million hectares globally. This is based on seed sales data and an estimated average sowing rate of 7kg/ha.
• Seed sales figures show that adoption has been stable in 2020 and 2021 – despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
• 2019 was a difficult year in terms of hybrid adoption, since seed sales dropped significantly as a result of storage-related seed shortages.
• Urochloa hybrid cv. Mulato II is still the most prominent hybrid on the market. Nevertheless, Urochloa hybrid cv. Cayman is gaining in importance. Yet minor importance have the more recently introduced hybrids Cobra, Mestizo blend, and Camello blend.