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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 ...
Sustaining wheat yields with crop management in heat stressed environments: effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers, mulching, and irrigation frequency
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) emend. Thell) yield reduction associated with heat strees is a worldwide problem. The objectives of this research were to (i) to determine effects of major crop management factors on performance ...
Lines tested in the International Spring Wheat Yield Nurseries (ISWYN) 1964-1994
This publication marks the end of an era; after 30 years, the International Spring Wheat Yield Nursery (ISWYN), flagship of the international yield nurseries, has been discontinued. The ISWYN will be replaced by several ...
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 ...
Breeding resistance to yellow (stripe) rust in wheat
The information contained in this paper is a precis of the PhD thesis of Dr. H.P. Bimb. Since yellow (stripe) rust has recently reared its head in West and South Asia, the rapid publication of this Wheat Program Special ...
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 ...
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 ...
Genetic diversity for photosynthesis in wheat under heat-stressed environments and its relationship to productivity
Genetic variation in photosynthetic rate, stomatal conductance, leaf chlorophyll content, and dark respiration was studied in 16 wheat genotypes (Triticum aestivum L.) grown under high-temperature field conditions in central ...
Intercropping cereals with N-fixing legume species: a method for conserving soil resources in low-input systems
The natural resources of the developing world are becoming increasingly threatened as the agricultural sector intensifies. A major resource being lost is the topsoil. Low levels of soil organic matter and the incomplete ...
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 ...