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Development, maintenance and seed multiplication of open-pollinated maize varieties

Author: Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT)
Year: 1984
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/3733
Abstract: 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 of improved maize germplasm. The publication's three main sections touch on all aspects of the handling of open-pollinated varieties, which are by far the most commonly grown maize materials in developing countries, but have been relatively neglected in the literature on seed production. Following an introduction that discusses the appropriateness of open-pollinated varieties for developing countries and changes in
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Book
Region: Global
Place: Mexico
Pages: 11 pages
Agrovoc: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Agrovoc: OPEN POLLINATION
Agrovoc: SEED PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: VARIETIES
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS


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

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