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Wheat, barley, and triticale cultivars: a list of publications in which national cereal breeders have noted the cooperation or germplasm they received from CIMMYT
Sustainable cereal production on farmers' fields: that is the ultimate measure of the impact of CIMMYT's research. Its achievement requires a combination of effective technologies and the most appropriate seeds. Over the ...
Using canopy temperature depression to select for yield potential of wheat in heat stressed environments
The main objective of the study was to validate the use of canopy temperature depression (CTD) as a rapid early generation screening tool for heat tolerance in wheat. CTD was measured at hot sites in Mexico on F2 derived ...
Epidemiology of Karnal bunt of wheat incited by neovossia indica and an attempt to develop a disease prediction system
Karnal bunt, is a disease of the wheat grain caused by a fungus and is said to have evolved in South Asia. It has come under concern in both India and Mexico over the last few years. In the present treatise, an attempt has ...
Fusarium head scab of wheat (Fusarium graminearum Schwabe)
Scab or head blight of wheat, caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum Schwabe, was first described in 1891 by Arthur in the United States (2); it was later reported in Japan in 1902. In Mexico the disease was detected ...
Wheat breeders' perspectives on genetic diversity and germplasm use: findings from an international survey
Although there is much debate about the role of scientific plant breeding in the possible reduction of genetic diversity in commercially grown crop plants, few studies have recorded breeders' actual use of materials and ...
Assessment and development of an agricultural research station: physical and personnel needs
The agricultural research station plays a vital role in the generation of both new knowledge and appropriate technologies for farmers. However, despite the importance and complexity of running research stations, there is ...
Management and use of international trial data for improving breeding efficiency
The Germplasm Improvement Subprogram organized a workshop and think-tank on management and use of international trial data for increasing breeding efficiency at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico on January 21-22, 1992. Participants ...
Evaluation of membrane thermostability and canopy temperature depression as screening traits for heat tolerance in wheat
The production of wheat germplasm with resistance to high temperature increases in importance with world wheat demand. Temperatures considered above optimal for wheat growth and development of presently grown varieties are ...
Adaptation of wheat to the canopy environment: physiological evidence that selection for vigor or random selection may reduce the frequency of high-yielding genotypes
Increasing the potential yield of wheat is a major thrust of CIMMYT's Wheat Program. Farmer's wheat yields are linearly related to the yield potential of new varieties. At the same time, breeders should ideally be able to ...