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Convergent-divergent selection for area improvement in maize
The development of basic breeding populations that are adapted to a wide area and have at least some resistance to crop hazards in a region is important to breeders. A program designed to develop such a population of maize ...
Screening of maize genotypes for low Striga Asiatica stimulant production using the Agar Gel Technique
(Bioline International, 1994)
One of the best characterized mechanisms of resistance to the parasitic weed ( Striga check for this species in other resources ) is low germination stimulant exudation by host plants. Using a simple and rapid agar gel ...
Selection for drought tolerance increases maize yields across a range of nitrogen levels
It is not known whether selection for improved tolerance to a specific abiotic stress leads to correlated changes in performance under other stresses. Drought and N deficiency are important constraints to production in the ...
Efficiency of high-nitrogen selection environments for improving maize for low-nitrogen target environments
Most maize (Zea mays L.) in the tropics is grown under low-nitrogen (N) conditions, raising the need to assess efficient breeding strategies for such conditions. This study assesses the value of low-N vs. high-N selection ...