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Breeding for drought and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize: from theory to practice

Author: Bänziger, M.
Author: Edmeades, G.O.
Author: Beck, D.L.
Author: Bellon, M.R.
Year: 2000
ISBN: 970-648-046-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/765
Abstract: Targeted initially for maize breeders in sub-Saharan Africa, the content is based on a successful approach developed at CIMMYT for improving the tolerance of maize to drought and low nitrogen stress. Intended as a supplement to a course for breeders and agronomists of at least BSc level, it deals with the effects of water and N deficits on the maize plant, the level of yield increases to be expected from selection, factors that affect the severity of drought and low N stress in maize, selecting suitable fields for drought and low N screening, managing uniform stress in drought or low N experiments, designing effective experiments and field layouts for stress trials, the choice and analysis of data, and the use of drought and low N screening in a normal breeding program.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Handbook
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 68 pages
Agrovoc: DROUGHT STRESS
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RESISTANCE TO INJURIOUS FACTORS
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: PLANT BREEDING
Agrovoc: DROUGHT STRESS
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: RESISTANCE TO INJURIOUS FACTORS
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: PLANT BREEDING


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

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