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Efficiency of managed-stress screening of elite maize hybrids under drought and low-N for yield under rainfed conditions in Southern Africa
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2012)
Maize (Zea mays L.) yields in southern Africa are low, due largely to drought and low-N stress. Selection of stress-tolerant genotypes by CIMMYT is conducted indirectly under managed stress conditions, although the selection ...
Resistance of four inbred maize lines to inoculation with 20 isolates of maize streak virus from Zimbabwe
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2006)
Maize streak is the most widespread and important disease of maize in sub-Saharan Africa. Maize streak virus (MSV)-resistant maize germ plasm is available in several countries, but little is known about the stability of ...
Genetic diversity of African maize inbred lines revealed by SSR markers
(BioMed Central, 2007)
Knowledge of genetic diversity (GD) and relationships among maize inbred lines is indispensable in a breeding program. Our objectives were to (1) investigate the level of genetic diversity among maize inbred lines and (2) ...
Farmer perceptions on maize cultivars in the marginal eastern belt of Zimbabwe and their implications for breeding
(African Crop Science Society, 2006)
Productivity of maize ( Zea mays check for this species in other resources ) is low in the small-holder sector of Zimbabwe because the crop is grown under stress-prone environments and limited resources. The objective of ...
Molecular characterization of diverse CIMMYT maize inbred lines from eastern and southern Africa using single nucleotide polymorphic markers
(BioMed Central, 2012)
Background: Knowledge of germplasm diversity and relationships among elite breeding materials is fundamentally important in crop improvement. We genotyped 450 maize inbred lines developed and/or widely used by CIMMYT ...
Bt-transgenic maize does not deter oviposition by two important African cereal stem borers, Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
(FacT Limited, 2008)
Objective: To assess Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) ovipositional responses on Bt (Event 216, containing the Cry1Ab gene) and isogenic non-Bt (CML ...
Experiences in effective communication on transgenic technology in Africa - the case of the insect resistant maize for Africa (IRMA) project
(Academic Journals, 2011)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) Project, aimed to improve food security through developing and deploying locally adapted stem borer resistant maize varieties using both conventional and biotechnology mediated ...
Using innovation platforms to scale out soil acidity-ameliorating technologies in Dedza district in central Malawi
(Academic Journals, 2012)
Soil acidity is a serious constraint in crop production in some parts of Malawi, particularly in high rainfall and high altitude areas. A learning platform was established in Bembeke Extension Planning Area (EPA) (14¡ã ...
Selection for drought tolerance in two tropical maize populations
(African Crop Science Society, 2003)
Drought is a major factor limiting maize ( Zea mays check for this species in other resources L.) yield in much of the world. The need to breed maize cultivars with improved drought tolerance is apparent. This study compared ...
Nitrogen effects on maize yield following groundnut in rotation on smallholder farms in sub-humid Zimbabwe
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Rotating maize (Zea mays L.) with groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) has been proposed as a way to maintain soil fertility and prevent maize productivity declines in the smallholder cropping systems of sub-humid Zimbabwe. ...