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Evaluating maize genotype performance under low nitrogen conditions using RGB UAV phenotyping techniques
Maize is the most cultivated cereal in Africa in terms of land area and production, but low soil nitrogen availability often constrains yields. Developing new maize varieties with high and reliable yields using traditional ...
Landscape composition overrides field level management effects on maize stemborer control in Ethiopia
Lepidopteran stemborers are a serious pest of maize in Africa. While farmers have adopted cultural control practices at the field scale, it is not clear how these practices affect stemborer infestation levels and how their ...
Implications of changes in land cover and landscape structure for the biocontrol potential of stemborers in Ethiopia
The land cover and structure of agricultural landscapes may influence the abundance and diversity of natural enemies of crop pests. However, these landscapes are continuously evolving due to changing land uses and agricultural ...
Mapping field-scale yield gaps for maize: An example from Bangladesh
Accurate estimation of the size and spatial distribution of the yield gap has many practical applications, including relevance to precision agriculture and technology targeting. The objectives of this study were to illustrate ...
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) ...
On-farm yield gains with Stress-Tolerant Maize in Eastern and Southern Africa
(American Society of Agronomy, 2017)
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important staple food in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) with human maize consumption averaging 91 kg capita–1 yr–1. Current maize yield averages 1.2 t ha–1 and is barely suffi cient for ...
13C natural abundance of serum retinol is a novel biomarker for evaluating provitamin A carotenoid-biofortified maize consumption in male Mongolian gerbils
(American Society for Nutrition, 2016)
Background: Crops such as maize, sorghum, and millet are being biofortified with provitamin A carotenoids to ensure adequate vitamin A (VA) intakes. VA assessment can be challenging because serum retinol concentrations are ...
Genomic prediction in biparental tropical maize populations in water-stressed and well-watered environments using low-density and GBS SNPs
(Springer Nature, 2015)
One of the most important applications of genomic selection in maize breeding is to predict and identify the best untested lines from biparental populations, when the training and validation sets are derived from the same ...
Heterotic grouping of maize inbred lines using RFLP and SSR markers
(Institute of Crop Sciences, 2001)
Seed longevity of maize conserved under germplasm bank conditions for up to 60 years
(Oxford University Press, 2021)