This is an exciting new hybrid from the Progene research department. PGS53 hasexcellent physiological characteristics with medium cob placement and excellentstandability. The cobs are long with extremely flinty grain. General diseaseresistance of this hybrid is also excellent. This hybrid has shown to do well underhigh fertility conditions as well as on sand veld or under less than optimal fertilizerlevels. It is well adapted to the dryer, hotter regions of the SADC sub-region andshould also be given serious consideration under higher management conditionswith later planting to compliment the later maturity hybrids planted earlier.Farmers planting late in the season should also consider PGS53 due to its ability toyield under these conditions. Grain yield potential 7-10 Tons/ha.