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Open pollinated maize varieties: do they have scope in south Asia? Lessons from Pakistan

Author: Issa, A.B.
Author: Maqbool, M.A.
Author: Khokhar, E.S.
Author: Anwar, M.W.
Author: Saleem, S.
Author: Imtiaz, M.
Year: 2018
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10883/20015
Abstract: The bulk (above 70%) of Pakistan's 6 million tons maize production comes from the Punjab province where farmers use predominately (90%) hybrid maize. However, hybrid covers about 30-40% of the maize area in Pakistan and farmers in the northern areas use open pollinated varieties (OPVs). Absolute replacement of OPVs with hybrids is not feasible due technical skills, resource limitations and financial constraints. Therefore, current study explored the grain yield potential of improved OPVs and their adaptation pattern at the different agro ecologies of Pakistan.
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Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Presentation
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 1 page
Agrovoc: OPEN POLLINATION
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: VARIETIES
Agrovoc: GRAIN
Agrovoc: YIELDS


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    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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