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Wheat bibliography from Southern Africa: breeding, pathology and production research and extension literature
The impetus for this bibliography came as a guide to the Steering Committee of the Maize and Wheat Improvement Research Network for SADC (MWIRNET) to the published wheat research conducted in southern Africa. This type of ...
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 ...
Molecular marker applications to plant breeding
The course will introduce participants to the basics of plant genome analysis and its application to plant breeding problems in both wheat and maize through lectures and hands-on exercises. Participants will learn the ...
Extent and causes of low yield in maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid areas of Zimbabwe
Diagnostic work was undertaken during 1987-91 to determine the area of maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid (Natural Regions 2 and 3) communal areas of Zimbabwe, the grain yield losses encountered, and ...
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Cooperation rescues seed of Latin American maize landraces
Reducing maize losses to insect pests by enhancing host plant resistance with Bacillus thuringiensis toxin genes
Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the principal crops in Mexico and other developing countries, where it is used for human and animal nutrition. Insects constitute a major threat to overall production levels of this vital ...
Liming in Zimbabwe: A critical look at the potential recovery from acid soil infertility in the communal areas of Zimbabwe
Soil acidity is one of the major biophysical constraints to crop production in the communal areas (CAs) of Zimbabwe. The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System (DRIS) progranune has established that many crops in ...