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Maize adaptive research: achievements and prospects in Southern Africa
In the last six to eight years, farming systems adaptive research has contributed much to the understanding of maize production constraints on smallholder farms in southern Africa. It has contributed less to the development ...
On-farm evaluation of short-season sorghum and fertilizer for smallholder farmers in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe
Three on-farm experiments were conducted during 1984-85, 1985-87 in Siabuwa, Zimbabwe to test 1) earlier maturing food sorghums with pearly white grain and 2) fertilizer application as possible solutions to production ...
Comparative economics of maize production in risky environments in Zimbabwe
Planting strategies of smallholder farmers are examined in two contrasting study areas in Zimbabwe, Mangwende (sub-humid, natural region II) and Mudzi (semi-arid, natural region IV). to show that farmers regard maize as a ...
Response of four maize varieties to nitrogen at Lisungwi extension planning area, Mwanza, Malawi
Lisungwi Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Mwanza Rural Development Project (RDP) has insufficient rainfall for optimum maize growth. The soils are generally low in organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, and magnesium. Farmers ...
On-farm experimentation with intercrops: a summary of issues from a workshop held in Malawi
Most intercropping research has been conducted on experiment stations with the aim of proving or understanding the efficiency or advantage of intercropping systems, or of designing new systems on the basis of biological ...
The contribution of economic analysis in developing promising research agendas: a maize nitrogen x phosphorus trial in Zimbabwe
Maize accounts for 70% of Zimbabwe's cereal growing area. Its productivity, particularly in the communal areas, is limited by both soil and moisture constraints. Most soils in communal areas are coarse-textured sands derived ...
Problems and prospects of the Triticale option for Kenya
(CIMMYT; KARI, 1992)
Triticale was introduced into Kenya in 1967. Since then its production has been promoted to supplement wheat in low potential areas where conditions are marginal for wheat production. Triticale has been regarded as a ...
Septoria and stagonospora diseases of cereals: a compilation of global research
In the mid-1970s the idea of holding a septoria workshop began to take hold among a small group of scientists in the USA. They were interested in exchanging ideas and finding ways to manage the septoria diseases that affect ...
Spring wheat in Kazakstan: current status and future directions
The Republic of Kazakstan is an important grain producer. Spring wheat constitutes 90% of total wheat production. The temperature profile, dry climate, and soil conditions in the main grain producing regions favor the ...
Developing production of a non-traditional crop in Southeast Asia: wheat in Thailand
Urbanization has led to increased wheat imports by nontraditional, wheat producing countries. Globally, Southeast Asia has had the most rapid increase in wheat consumption. Over the past decade, Thailand, Indonesia, the ...