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Characterization of maize germplasm grown in Eastern and Southern Africa: results of the 2001 regional trials coordinated by CIMMYT
The Summary Tables present grain yields averaged across sites with significant differences between entries, for each of the five to six environments. Data on agronomic performance such as anthesis date, plant and ear height, ...
CIMMYT Annual Report 1999-2000: Science and sustenance
Numerical classification of related Peruvian highland maize races using internal ear traits
Maize (Zea mays L.) landraces are an important source for the genetic improvement of the crop. Classification of genetic resources requires both appropriate descriptors as well as sound numerical and statistical methods. ...
Influence of permanent raised bed planting and residue management on physical and chemical soil quality in rain fed maize/wheat systems
Densely populated, intensively cropped highland areas in the tropics and subtropics are prone to erosion and declining soil fertility, making agriculture unsustainable. Conservation agriculture in its version of permanent ...
Determinants of fertilizer and manure use for maize production in Kiambu District, Kenya
(CIMMYT; KARI, 2001)
Farms in Kiambu District are very small owing to high population pressure and need to be intensively farmed to provide enough food for consumption and sale. Since soil nitrogen levels are low, the use of inorganic fertilizers ...