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Bunt and smut diseases of wheat: concepts and methods of disease management
Five bunt and smut diseases are regularly associated with wheat ( Triticum spp.). These are: common bunt (Tilletia spp.), dwarf bunt (T. controversa), Karnal bunt (T. indica), loose smut (Ustilago tritici), and flag smut ...
Potential impact of research on wheat for acid soils in Brazil
If Brazil's 58,414 small-scale wheat producers could attain a yield increase of at least 15% from improved wheat cultivars (which, on the basis of current agronomic evidence, appears likely), the additional annual benefit ...
Wheat, barley, and triticale cultivars: a list of publications in which national scientists have noted the cooperation or germplasm they received from CIMMYT
Sustainable cereal production on farmers' fields: that is the ultimate measure of the impact of CIMMYT's research. Its achievement requires a combination of effective technologies and the most appropriate seeds. Over the ...
Wheat varieties of the Southern Cone Region of South America: Names, parentage, pedigrees and origins
Wheat varieties from South America have been used in many breeding programs, including CIMMYT's Wheat Program. They have played a major role in widening the adaptation of new varieties and increasing their resistance to ...
Economic criteria for establishing plant breeding programs
A general model of annual costs and lagged annual returns from a plant breeding program is developed to estimate the threshold sizes of a crop industry at which different breeding programs could be economically justified, ...
Utilizing wild grass biodiversity in wheat improvement: 15 years of wide cross research at CIMMYT
For the first time, this report brings together detailed accounts of new knowledge and techniques developed through wheat wide crosses research at CIMMYT since this work was initiated in 1979. Beginning with a summary of ...
Seed health: fostering the safe distribution of maize and wheat seed - general guidelines
CIMMYT has a global mandate for the improvement of wheat and maize, and it is also responsible for conserving the germplasm of these crops. CIMMYT’s germplasm improvement programs rely heavily on the free international ...
Multilineas: gran proporcion a salvo
Las variedades multilineales -mezclas de líneas geneticamente relacionadas que portan diferentes genes de resistencia a las enfermedades- ofrecen a las agricultores una alternativa para domeñar el surgimiento de epifitias ...
Multilines: safety in numbers
Multiline varieties-mixtures of genetically related lines that have different genes for disease resistance-offer farmers a way to tame outbreaks of rust, thus stabilizing annual wheat yields. CIMMYT is producing large ...
Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts: wheat consumption healthy despite claims in self-help publications
A recent review paper released by Britain’s University of Warwick (Lillywhite and Sarrouy 2014) addresses two fundamental questions regarding wheat: “Are whole grain products good for health?”; and “What is behind the rise ...