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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 ...
Guide to the CIMMYT Wheat Crop Protection Subprogram
This wheat special report provides an introduction to the CIMMYT Wheat Program's Crop Protection Subprogram. It is designed to help acquaint donors, visiting scientists, and other interested persons with the Subprogram's ...
Wheat bibliography from Southern Africa: breeding, pathology and production research and extension literature
The impetus for this bibliography came as a guide to the Steering Committee of the Maize and Wheat Improvement Research Network for SADC (MWIRNET) to the published wheat research conducted in southern Africa. This type of ...
A guide to the CIMMYT bread wheat program
This special report is an updated introduction to the CIMMYT Bread Wheat Program. It is designed to help acquaint trainees, visiting scientists, mid-career fellows, and other interested persons with the Program's philosophy, ...
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 ...
Wheat and wheat breeding in the former USSR
The USSR is one of the main wheat-producing countries in the world. It has a longestablished wheat breeding network involving institutes and stations nationwide. Soviet scientists have contributed to modern varieties and ...
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 ...
Wheat and wheat breeding in China
The People's Republic of China, which has the world's largest population (1990 estimate of 1.1 billion), is also the world's largest wheat producer with the crop being grown in 29 of its 30 provinces. As expounded upon in ...