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World maize facts and trends, CIMMYT Report one: analysis of changes in production, consumption, trade, and prices over the last two decades
CIMMYT's mandate covers two of the world's major cereal crops, maize and wheat. Fifty-three countries of the developing world have over 100,000 hectares sown to maize; these countries represent three-fourths of the popu ...
Insect pests of maize: a guide for field identification
Focusing mainly on the tropics and subtropics, this pocket-size guidebook is designed to help readers recognize insect pests of maize through 94 color photographs as well as descriptions of the damage caused by each pest, ...
Efficient mass rearing and infestation techniques to screen for host plant resistance to maize stem borers, Diatraea sp.
One of a three-part series, this bulletin presents the techniques developed and experience accumulated at CIMMYT over the past six years in mass rearing and infestation with three maize stem borers--diatraea saccharalis ...
Seed conservation and distribution: the dual role of the CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank
The CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank contains a wealth of genetic diversity, mostly in the form of landraces. This publication describes the general composition of the Bank's holdings and the conditions under which they are ...
Efficient mass-rearing and infestation techniques to screen for host plant resistance to fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda
One of a three-part series, this bulletin presents techniques developed at CIMMYT and other locations for mass rearing and infestation with the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) for screening and development of maize ...
From agronomic data to farmer recommendations
This manual presents a set of procedures for doing an economic analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments wich will help in selecting treatments for furter experimentation and for developing farmer recommendations. The ...
Investment in agricultural research: some economic principles
This study aims at providing managers of agricultural research programs in developing countries with some guidelines for research resource allocation. Although various formal models are reviewed, the approach is a pragmatic ...
Maize food and feed consumption in the developing world
An analysis of trends in maize use in developing countries are presented. The major causes of current trends in maize consumption in these countries is reviewed. Maize feed use in both producing and importing countries is ...
Mejoramiento y seleccion de maiz tropical para incrementar su resistencia a la Sequía
En las zonas tropicales bajas y humedas, las sequias periodicas de corta duracion causadas por una distribucion irregular de las lluvias, son responsables de reducciones importantes en el rendimiento del maiz. Esto es ...
Enfermedades del maiz: una guía para su identificación en el campo
Este folleto se preparo a manera de guia rapida para la identificacion de enfermedades del maiz en el campo. El proposito es que sirva a productores y tecnicos agricolas. El texto describe brevemente algunas de las principales ...