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Overview on crop genetic engineering for drought-prone environments
(Academic Journals, 2007)
The use of water in farming, numbers and problems with draught and water efficiency.
Sustaining wheat yields with crop management in heat stressed environments: effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers, mulching, and irrigation frequency
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) emend. Thell) yield reduction associated with heat strees is a worldwide problem. The objectives of this research were to (i) to determine effects of major crop management factors on performance ...
International Wheat Improvement: Highlights from an Expert Symposium
Wheat is grown on 217 million hectares worldwide, accounting for some 620 million tons of grain and providing one-fifth of the world’s total calorific input. In regions like North Africa, Turkey, and Central Asia, wheat ...
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 ...
Intercropping cereals with N-fixing legume species: a method for conserving soil resources in low-input systems
The natural resources of the developing world are becoming increasingly threatened as the agricultural sector intensifies. A major resource being lost is the topsoil. Low levels of soil organic matter and the incomplete ...
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 ...
International Symposium on Wheat Yield Potential: Challenges to International Wheat Breeding
Like many other patterns, investment in research is often cyclical. International centers like CIMMYT have focused substantial resources on biotic and abiotic stresses for about two decades now, but raising total productivity ...
Complementary strategies to raise wheat yield potential: book of abstracts
The abstracts herein are of presentations by world-renowned experts for the workshop “Complementary strategies to raise wheat yield potential” (10-13 November 2009, CIMMYT-El Batán, Mexico). Sponsored by the United States ...