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Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) threatens Africa’s food security
Africa’s important food crop – maize, is under real threat because of maize lethal necrosis (MLN). The disease has adversely affected maize fields in Kenya and its neighbors (DR Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda ...
Part 1 of 4: Nitrogen-use-efficient maize – a how-to for low-fertility soils
This four-part series of training videos targets breeders, technicians and students in maize research. Proceeding step by step, they jointly cover how to best manage low-nitrogen trials for nitrogen-use-efficient (NUE) ...
Part 2 of 4: Site management for nitrogen-use-efficient maize trials
Guidelines for maize breeders on the steps in selecting, establishing and managing a low-nitrogen screening site. The guidelines will allow researchers to carefully manage stress levels and collect data in a standardized ...
Part 3 of 4: Managing nitrogen-use-efficient maize trials
Key factors to effectively manage these trials during pre-planting, planting, post-germination and harvesting. This will help maize researchers and technicians to attain better trial results to inform variety selection.
Part 4 of 4: Collecting data from Maize Trials
This fourth and last part highlights the types of data that are routinely collected during optimal and low-nitrogen trials, and how and when to collect these data. Stages during which data should be collected are described, ...