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Identification of donors for low-nitrogen stress with maize lethal necrosis (MLN) tolerance for maize breeding in sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer; Springer Verlag, 2019)
After drought, a major challenge to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is low-fertility soils with poor nitrogen (N)-supplying capacity. Many challenges in this region need to be overcome to create a viable fertilizer ...
Application of remote sensing for phenotyping tar spot complex resistance in maize
(Frontiers; Frontiers Media, 2019)
Tar spot complex (TSC), caused by at least two fungal pathogens, Phyllachora maydis and Monographella maydis, is one of the major foliar diseases of maize in Central and South America. P. maydis was also detected in the ...
Evaluating maize genotype performance under low nitrogen conditions using RGB UAV phenotyping techniques
(MDPI AG; MDPI, 2019)
Maize is the most cultivated cereal in Africa in terms of land area and production, but low soil nitrogen availability often constrains yields. Developing new maize varieties with high and reliable yields using traditional ...
Discovery and validation of genomic regions associated with resistance to maize lethal necrosis in four biparental populations
(Springer; Springer Verlag, 2018)
In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is the key determinant of food security for smallholder farmers. The sudden outbreak of maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is seriously threatening the maize production in the region. Understanding ...