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Identifying loci with breeding potential across temperate and tropical adaptation via EigenGWAS and EnvGWAS
Understanding the genomic basis of adaptation in maize is important for gene discovery and the improvement of breeding germplasm, but much remains a mystery in spite of significant population genetics and archaeological ...
Identification of donors for low-nitrogen stress with maize lethal necrosis (MLN) tolerance for maize breeding in sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer; Springer Verlag, 2019)
After drought, a major challenge to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is low-fertility soils with poor nitrogen (N)-supplying capacity. Many challenges in this region need to be overcome to create a viable fertilizer ...
Economic impact of maize stem borer (Chilo partellus) attack on livelihood of maize farmers in Pakistan
(Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 2019)
Maize is third important cereal in Pakistan after wheat and rice. The demand of maize is increasing due to poultry and other industries. However the maize crop is faced with number of challenges especially the attack of ...
Yield gains and associated changes in an early yellow bi-parental maize population following genomic selection for Striga resistance and drought tolerance
(BioMed Central, 2019)
Background: Maize yield potential is rarely maximized in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due to the devastating effects of drought stress and Striga hermonthica parasitism. This study was conducted to determine the gains in grain ...
Multi‐site bundling of drought tolerant maize varieties and index insurance
Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties (DTMV) and Rainfall Index Insurance (RII) are potential complements, though with limited empirical basis. We employ a multivariate spatial framework to investigate the potential for bundling ...
Productivity and production risk effects of adopting drought-tolerant maize varieties in Zambia
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019)
Maize crop nutrient input requirements for food security in sub-Saharan Africa
(Elsevier; Elsevier, 2019)
Food security and agriculture in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
Maize grain stored in hermetic bags: effect of moisture and pest infestation on grain quality
(Hindawi; Hindawi, 2018)