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Bunt and smut diseases of wheat: concepts and methods of disease management
Five bunt and smut diseases are regularly associated with wheat ( Triticum spp.). These are: common bunt (Tilletia spp.), dwarf bunt (T. controversa), Karnal bunt (T. indica), loose smut (Ustilago tritici), and flag smut ...
Economic criteria for establishing plant breeding programs
A general model of annual costs and lagged annual returns from a plant breeding program is developed to estimate the threshold sizes of a crop industry at which different breeding programs could be economically justified, ...
Utilizing wild grass biodiversity in wheat improvement: 15 years of wide cross research at CIMMYT
For the first time, this report brings together detailed accounts of new knowledge and techniques developed through wheat wide crosses research at CIMMYT since this work was initiated in 1979. Beginning with a summary of ...
Programa de manejo, mejoramiento y utilización de germoplasma de maíz en el CIMMYT
El tema de esta publicacion es el mejoramiento de la planta de maiz. Para empezar describe varios esquemas para el mejoramiento de poblaciones y luego explica el enfoque que el Centro ha adoptado en su programa de maiz. ...
The bacterial diseases of wheat: concepts and methods of disease management
The most common bacterial pathogens that attack wheat are grouped under the names Xanthomonas translucens and Pseudomonas syringae. Pathovars (bacterial strains pathogenic to a specific host or hosts) included in X. ...
Modern varieties, productivity, and sustainability: recent experience and emerging challenges
The contribution of modern varieties of the three major cereal crops.(rice, wheat, and maize) in the post-Green Revolution period, especially during the past decade or so, is reviewed in light of recent changes in the ...
In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...
Roña o tizon de la espiga del trigo (Fusarium graminearum Schwabe)
El tizón de la espiga del trigo ha side un factor importante en muchas regiones del mundo, especialmente en aquellas en que las condiciones climáticas desde el espigamiento hasta la madurez son humedas y/o de alta pluviometría. ...
Impacts of international wheat breeding research in the developing world, 1966-90
1986-90. Overall, varieties originating directly from CIMMYT crosses or from NARS crosses using a CIMMYT parent occupy 40 million hectares of wheat in the developing world. It is estimated that adoption of MVs from 1977 ...
Applications of raised-bed planting systems to wheat
Wheat has traditionally been planted in solid stands, especially in irrigated environments and rainfed production systems with moderate to high rainfall. Wheat is usually planted by either drilling closely spaced rows 10-30 ...