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12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition; and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Aug-Nov 2014 : abstracts
(APAARI; CIMMYT; FAO; Thailand Department of Agriculture, 2014)
Effects of light environment on maize in hillside agroforestry systems of Nepal
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important staple food in the mid-hills region of Nepal. The mid-hills are characterized by steeply sloping land and complex farming systems where crops, livestock and trees are inseparable ...
Downy mildew resistance in maize (Zea mays L.) across Peronosclerospora species in lowland tropical Asia
Downy mildew (DM) is one of the most destructive diseases of maize in the humid sub-tropical and tropical regions of Asia. The most effective and efficient way of managing losses due to DM is to develop durable host-plant ...
Genetic variability of tropical maize stover quality and the potential for genetic improvement of food-feed value in India
Sixty elite maize inbred lines were selected from CIMMYT-Asia maize program for stover fodder quality analysis. These lines were selected based on high per se and cross performance across several locations in the Asian ...
Pre-germination anaerobic stress tolerance in tropical maize (Zea mays L.)
Pre-germination anaerobic stress caused by temporary soil water-logging at the planting and seedling establishment stage is an important constraint for maize (Zea mays L.) production in the tropics, especially in South and ...
Microsatellite marker-based diversity and population genetic analysis of selected lowland and mid-altitude maize landrace accessions of India
Maize (Zea mays L.) harbours significant genetic diversity not only in its centre of origin (Mexico) but also in several countries worldwide, including India, in the form of landraces. In this study, DNA fingerprinting of ...
Molecular marker-assisted breeding options for maize improvement in Asia
Maize is one of the most important food and feed crops in Asia, and is a source of income for several million farmers. Despite impressive progress made in the last few decades through conventional breeding in the ?Asia-7? ...