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Review of advances in plant biotechnology, 1985-88
(IRRI; CIMMYT, 1989)
There is great potential for biotechnology as a tool in crop breeding. Despite the risk in such upstream research, many plant breeders are becoming more involved in this work to facilitate the rapid exploitation of new ...
Molecular approaches for the genetic improvement of cereals for stable production in water-limited environments
Drought is a major problem for the production of the world’s five principal cereals: maize, wheat, rice, pearl millet, and sorghum. Past and current breeding efforts have met the challenge posed by drought with some success. ...
Effects of conservation tillage on water supply and rainfed maize production in semiarid zones of west-central Mexico
This study analyzes the potential of conservation tillage (CT) for improving maize productivity under a range of soil and rainfall conditions in a semiarid zone of West-Central Mexico, evaluating the consequences of tillage ...
Research on soil fertility in Southern Africa: ten awkward questions
By raising important, sometimes ignored questions about research on soil fertility management in the subsistence, risk-prone maize-based cropping systems of sub-Saharan Africa, this paper seeks to improve the quality of ...
Conservation tillage or residue conservation? An evaluation of residue management in Mexico
The key to conservation tillage is the use of crop residues as mulch. However, there is some confusion over the term conservation tillage, among other things, because too much emphasis has been placed on tillage. Since ...
Proceedings of the Sixth Asian Regional Maize Workshop
(ICAR; CIMMYT, 1995)
The Asian Regional Maize Workshop has been an important activity in the region to bring together scientists from the public and private sectors to interact and exchange results oftheir work through various presentations. ...
Proceedings of the Second Asian Regional Maize Workshop
The Second Asian Regional Maize Workshop, held in 1986 at various locations in Indonesia, encouraged participants to compare research approaches, results and products. The proceedings contains a series of country reports ...
Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project: annual report 2002
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2003)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project is a joint venture between the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), with financial support ...
Maize research in 1995-96
This publication contains a collection of summaries of longer reports on research by subsections of the CIMMYT Maize Program, in collaboration with national programs and other institutions worldwide, in 1995-96. Topics ...
Latin American maize germplasm regeneration and conservation
During 1992-96, a collaborative project involving genebanks of 14 countries in Latin America, with economic and/or technical support from USDA under project Noah, the USDA-ARS National Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL), and ...