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Triticale production in the Central Mexican highlands: smallholders' experiences and lessons for research
Triticale, a cross between wheat and rye, yields more than ita parent species under two kinds of marginal conditions: highland areas where acid soils and foliar diseases are a problem and semiarid areas where drought stress ...
Sources of growth in wheat yields in Pakistan's Punjab, 1965-2000: is there a sustainability issue?
Wheat yields rose rapidly in the Punjab of Pakistan during the Green Revolution decade, 1966-76, but the rate of growth has been significantly slower in the decade that followed. Official statistics indicate that the yield ...
Economic losses from Karnal bunt of wheat in Mexico
There has been concern in Mexico in recent years about the impact of the disease Kamal bunt (KB) on the wheat industry; however, to date no comprehensive information has been available on the economic impact of the disease. ...
Irrigated wheat in North West Frontier Province: A synthesis of On-farm research results 1983-86
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1990)
This paper presents the data obtained from on-farm experiments on tillage, variety, weed control, and fertilizer in the irrigated areas of Mardan, Peshawar, and Swat Districts of NWFP. More emphasis is given to Mardan ...
World perspectives on barley yellow dwarf
(DCAS; CIMMYT, 1990)
Barley yellow dwarf (BYD) is a cereal disease caused by an aphid-transmitted virus belonging to the luteovirus group, members of which cause the yellows diseases. The virus, known as barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), is ...
Training at CIMMYT
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is a non-profit agricultural research and training institution. Since its inauguration in 1966, CIMMYT's primary purpose has been to strengthen and support the ...
The design and management of call system training in on-farm research
This paper, intended for those engaged in training national research and extension personnel in on-farm research (OFR) methods, summarizes the experiences of the CIMMYT Economics Program, in collaboration with members of ...
Public and private investments in maize research in Mexico and Guatemala
This paper describes the relationship between public and private sector research and seed production in Mexico and Guatemala. The focus is on public agricultural research institutes and local and multinational seed
Technical change, productivity, and sustainability in irrigated cropping systems of South Asia: emerging issues in the post-green revolution era
Recent trends in South Asia's Irrigated cropping systems are analyzed, giving particular attention to systems in which wheat is an important crop. Much of the recent success in increasing food production in South Asia is ...
Assessment of risk attached to recommendations
The use of average yields for a range of locations, each averaged over a few years, might be regarded as an adequate basis for assessing the risk appropriate to the recommendation, in the sense of representing the variation ...