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New wheats for a secure, sustainable future
This paper reviews strategies used by CIMMYT and its partners to develop sustainable wheat production systems for favored and marginal areas. These strategies aim to achieve an optimal combination of the best genotypes ...
Ensuring the use of sustainable crop management strategies by small wheat farmers in the 21st century
Virtually all current strategies to implement modern, sustainable crop management production practices involve conservation/zero tillage prior to seeding, some form of crop residue retention and management, fertilizer ...
Bread wheat, durum wheat, and synthetic hexaploid wheat in saline and non-saline soils
Genetic improvement of crops for salt tolerance will become ever more important as it becomes necessary to cultivate marginal soils. The work reported here evaluated the intra- and interspecific variability in yield response ...
New wheat varieties and the small farmer
The distribution of the benefits of new agricultural technologies is the subject of continuing controversy, especially following the widespread adoption of new wheat and rice varieties in developing countries over the last ...
Fusarium head scab of wheat (Fusarium graminearum Schwabe)
Scab or head blight of wheat, caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum Schwabe, was first described in 1891 by Arthur in the United States (2); it was later reported in Japan in 1902. In Mexico the disease was detected ...
Wheat Facts and Futures 2009
For nearly half a century, the international wheat breeding system has delivered improved high yielding varieties of wheat that created (along with rice) the Green Revolution and underpinned strong growth in wheat productivity ...
Practical guide to the identification of selected diseases of wheat and Barley
Selecting disease resistant germplasm is an essential component of breeding programs–in this case, wheat and barley programs. To achieve its objectives, the CIMMYT wheat program sistematically and consistently causes ...
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 ...
Mass rearing of stem borers, maize weevil, and larger grain borer insect pests of maize
Variety screening studies require a consistent supply of large quantities of these pests at specified time periods. Stem borers are reared on an artificial diet in order to have dependable large and continuous supplies of ...
Methods of screening maize for resistance to stem borers and post-harvest insect pests
This manual is based on the work undertaken through the “Developing Maize Resistant to Stem Borer and Storage Insect Pests for Eastern and Southern Africa – IRMA III Conventional Project (2009−2013)”, funded by the Syngenta ...