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Impediments to new improved maize variety testing and release in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
(David Publishing, 2010)
Before farmers can benefit from new improved maize varieties with novel genetic information, new maize varieties have to undergo performance testing, registration and approval. The registration procedures require that new ...
Multilocation response of Afghanistan's seed chain wheat varieties to yellow rust under natural conditions during 2012 to 2013
(Academic Journals, 2013)
Yellow rust is a potential threat to an already fragile Afghan wheat production system. The year 2009 to 2010 saw extensive yellow rust incidence in Afghanistan mainly due to Yr27 virulence. The 2012 to 2013 crop seasons ...
Effect of terminal heat stress on yield and yield components of spring bread wheat cultivars in Ahwaz, Iran
(Electronic Center for International Scientific Information, 2012)
In order to study the effect of terminal heat stress on grain yield and yield components of spring bread wheat cultivars, a stripe block design was conducted using randomized complete block design with three replications ...
Differential productivity response of rain fed sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) genotypes in relation to graded levels of nitrogen in Kellem Wollega zone of Ethiopia, East Africa
(International Journal of Life Sciences, 2015)
Field experiment was conducted at Haro Sabu Agricultural Research Center using three sorghum genotypes (Lalo, Chemada and Local) during the rainy cropping season of 2014 with an objective to determine the effect of nitrogen ...
Comparative SNP and haplotype analysis reveals a higher genetic diversity and rapider LD decay in tropical than temperate germplasm in maize
(Public Library of Science, 2011)
Understanding of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium (LD) decay in diverse maize germplasm is fundamentally important for maize improvement. A total of 287 tropical and 160 temperate inbred lines were genotyped ...
Characteristics of maize cultivars in Africa: How modern are they and how many do smallholder farmers grow?
(Springer Verlag, 2017)
Maize is the most important cereal and most widely cultivated staple that plays a key role in the food security of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Although some countries have achieved significant gains in maize productivity, ...