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Newsletter / Bulletin
New maize hybrid in El Salvador
On November 8, 1999, farmers, politicians, scientists, and seed producers in El Salvador witnessed the release of a new maize hybrid that could transform the diets of the poor. Not only does the hybrid, HQ-61, outyield ...
Report of UNDP-CIMMYT Global research project (Phase 3): March 1979
Within the past fourteen years, the task of breeding for nutritionally superior maize types has been greatly facilitated by the discovery of the biochemical effects of the opaque-2 and floury-2 genes. Through manipulation ...
UNDP-CIMMYT Global research project: (Phase 3): Progress Report to August 1977
(CIMMYT, 1977, 08)
The progress made in the various aspects of the UNDP-CIMMYT Global Research Project "Research and training in the development of High Lysine Maize" during the period September 1976 to August 1977 is presented in this report. ...
Development, maintenance and seed multiplication of open-pollinated maize varieties
This booklet is intended to aid researchers in meeting one of the critical challenges facing national maize programs in developing countries--which is to develop effective seed production systems for more rapid dissemination ...
CIMMYT's maize germplasm management, improvement, and utilization program
This paper discusses alternatives for improving the maize plant. While maize hybrids dominate in the developed world, open-pollinated varieties mostly are grown in the developing countries. The importance of population ...
Proceedings of the first maize workshop
The impact of CIMMYT's outreach programs is largely dependent upon the quality of information, materials, training and coordination emanating from its core program in Mexico and from the highly effective cooperative network ...
Maize production patterns in Southern Zaire
For more than a decade, Zaire's maize production has not increased fast enough to supply rapidly increasing domestic demand. The result has been a sharp increase in maize imports, and this in turn has pinched already limited ...
Quality protein maize
In the concern over the current world food crisis, the importance of maize is often underestimated: hunger is commonly understood as a question of rice ahd wheat. Indeed, while maize is second in production only to wheat ...
Egypt's maize army
Egypt has pulled together widely dispersed scientists into an efficient, systematic maize research group. With CIMMYT's help, the foundation is being laid for sharply raising the productivity of the nation's major food crop.
Improving on excellence: achievements in breeding with the maize race Tuxpeño
One of the most graphic symbols of achievement in the CIMMYT Maize Program, oddly enough, is a downward drifting line, representing the dramatic reduction in plant height brought about in a population based on the Mexican ...