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Efficiency of managed-stress screening of elite maize hybrids under drought and low-N for yield under rainfed conditions in Southern Africa
(Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2012)
Maize (Zea mays L.) yields in southern Africa are low, due largely to drought and low-N stress. Selection of stress-tolerant genotypes by CIMMYT is conducted indirectly under managed stress conditions, although the selection ...
Molecular characterization of diverse CIMMYT maize inbred lines from eastern and southern Africa using single nucleotide polymorphic markers
(BioMed Central, 2012)
Background: Knowledge of germplasm diversity and relationships among elite breeding materials is fundamentally important in crop improvement. We genotyped 450 maize inbred lines developed and/or widely used by CIMMYT ...
Farmer perceptions on maize cultivars in the marginal eastern belt of Zimbabwe and their implications for breeding
(African Crop Science Society, 2006)
Breeding and disseminating quality protein maize (QPM) for Africa
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Quality protein maize (QPM) describes a range of maize cultivars with twice the content of limiting amino acids lysine and tryptophan compared with conventional maize, and has been developed to help reduce human malnutrition ...
Determination of levels of Striga germination Stimulants for maize gene bank accessions and elite inbred lines
(Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences, 2012)
Parasitism by Striga hermonthica (Del) Benth is a severe constraint in maize production in sub-Saharan Africa. Varying levels of tolerance to Striga attack have been identified and exploited in breeding programs of several ...
Selection for drought tolerance in two tropical maize populations
(African Crop Science Society, 2003)
Bt-transgenic maize does not deter oviposition by two important African cereal stem borers, Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
(FacT Limited, 2008)
Objective: To assess Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) ovipositional responses on Bt (Event 216, containing the Cry1Ab gene) and isogenic non-Bt (CML ...
Experiences in effective communication on transgenic technology in Africa - the case of the insect resistant maize for Africa (IRMA) project
(Academic Journals, 2011)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) Project, aimed to improve food security through developing and deploying locally adapted stem borer resistant maize varieties using both conventional and biotechnology mediated ...
Choosing the right open-pollinated maize in Southern Africa