Local name: Hindi: Makiya,
Mak Chari Teosinte is a close relative of cultivated Maize.
It is a kharif crop and requires hot and temperate climate. It has high tolerance to flooding and excessive soil moisture. It is highly valued as silage, hay and for soiling. It requires rich and well drained soils for good growth. The plants tiller profusely and give rise to a number of shoots forming thick clumps. The fodder is ready between 90-100 days. The yield of fodder is about 350 to 500 quintals per hectare. When fed as a sole feed in the form of green, it can meet the maintenance requirements of animals. It also makes good silage and hay. Important varieties include Sirsa, Rah, Maizente-1, Maizente- 2, etc.