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Mechanical line sowing with two-wheeled tractors for maize, wheat, legumes and direct seeded rice: experiential learning modules for sustainable intensification and agricultural service provision
Mechanical sowing refers to the placement of seeds into the soil by an agricultural machine or a manually operated (but mechanical) device. Mechanical sowing, also referred to as mechanical seeding, is generally practiced ...
Gender and innovation processes in Maize-Based Systems
For several decades maize research for development has delivered valuable improved technologies to poor farmers. Some of these innovations significantly enhanced productivity, food security, and incomes, while others have ...
Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) in maize breeding and seed production: theory and practice
This technical manual introduces the theory and practice of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of seed quality in maize breeding and seed production. It focuses mainly on the genetic quality related issues of the ...
Maize for Colombia 2030 Vision
(CIMMYT; CIAT, 2019)
In Colombia, maize is the third crop with the largest cultivation area after coffee and rice. In spite of this, it is the country with the highest volume of imports in South America, and the seventh in the world. Maize is ...
Maize improvement: a multi-disciplinary approach
In thinking about integrated agricultural research and production, our thoughts should span the complete process -- the activities and functions involved from first crossings in the breeding nursery through harvest at the ...
A comparison of maize diseases in temperate and in tropical environments
Maize is produced primarily in temperate and warm-temperate zones of the world, but its production is increasing in many tropical regions. Some diseases are common to both of these environmental zones, even though their ...
National production programs for introducing high-quality protein maize in developing countries
Spurred by the needs of a protein-hungry world, maize research has moved rapidly over the past 10 years. Maize breeders, biochemists, and nutritionists have combined their efforts to develop maize varieties and hybrids ...
In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...
Seed health: fostering the safe distribution of maize and wheat seed - general guidelines
CIMMYT has a global mandate for the improvement of wheat and maize, and it is also responsible for conserving the germplasm of these crops. CIMMYT’s germplasm improvement programs rely heavily on the free international ...