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Breeding and selection for drought resistance in tropical maize
Throughout the lowland wet tropics, periodic nonprotracted drought caused by irregular rainfall distribution is responsible for sizable reductions in maize yield. This is particularly true when reduced water availability ...
CIMMYT's maize germplasm management, improvement, and utilization program
Improving the maize plant is the subject of this publication. It first outlines several population improvement schemes and then focuses on the approach that CIMMYT has adopted in its own maize program. The structure and ...
Maize diseases: a guide for field identification
This booklet is designed as a quick guide for identifying maize diseases. It is intended for field use by agricultural technicians and maize producers. The text provides a brief description of some of the principal maize ...
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 ...
Identifying production problems in tropical maize: a field guide
The purpose of this guide is to help agronomists identify, in a simple, stepwise fashion, maize production problems in the field. The guide may also contribute to improved consistency in agronomic observations and to ...
Aflatoxin in Maize: a proceedings of the workshop El Batan, Mexico, April 7-11, 1986
(UNDP; USAID; CIMMYT, 1987)
This proceedings includes papers delivered at the Aflatoxin Workshop held at CIMMYT in April, 1986. Contributed papers present background on the aflatoxin problem, studies of toxicoses, sampling and detection methods, ...
The genetics and exploitation of heterosis in crops: an internacional symposium
Welcome to the "International Symposium on the Genetics and Exploitation of Heterosis in Crops." Heterosis has significantly increased the productivity and quality of major crops in our century, contributing additional ...
Recent advances in the conservation and utilization of genetic resources: proceedings of the Global maize germplasm workshop
(INIFAP; CIMMYT, 1988)
Even for the nonspecialist, maize genetic resources is an Inherently Interesting subject. It has an engaging history, shaped by people of unusual Intelligence and foresight; It Is currently being transformed by exciting ...
Maize genetic resources
This publication documents the origin and worldwide spread of maize from Mesoamerica, and describes the characterization, use, and conservation of maize genetic resources, including the crop's nearest wild relatives, ...
The CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank: genetic resource preservation, regeneration, maintenance, and use
Originally developed as background information for participants in a 1992 external review of the CIMMYT Maize Germplasm Bank and related activities, this publication recounts CIMMYT's role in the early work of marshalling ...