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Factors influencing adoption of stress-tolerant maize hybrid (WH 502) in western Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Non-adoption of suitable maize varieties was identified as the second most important constraint responsible for low maize yields in western Kenya. In order to increase adoption of suitable varieties it is important to know ...
Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Maize value for money proposition
Genetic diversity of African maize inbred lines revealed by SSR markers
(BioMed Central, 2007)
Knowledge of genetic diversity (GD) and relationships among maize inbred lines is indispensable in a breeding program. Our objectives were to (1) investigate the level of genetic diversity among maize inbred lines and (2) ...
First detection of Pseudomonas fuscovaginae on maize and sorghum in Burundi
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 1989)
Pseudomonas fuscovaginae was isolated from brown rot lesions on leaf sheaths and husks of maize at the silking stage and on flag leaf sheaths of sorghum at the booting stage in smallholders’ fields between 1,450 and 2,100 ...
Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2014
This book is the result of the hard work of 5 CIMMYT trainees who work on sustainable practices in India, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, and participated in the 2014 visiting scientist program ?Conservation agriculture: Laying the ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Manyoni and Chamwino districts in Tanzania
Maize is Africa’s most important cereal crop. It is particularly vital for more than 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) whose livelihoods are threatened by recurrent droughts responsible for crop failures. ...
Developing maize resistant to Stem borer and storage insect pests for Eastern and Southern Africa - IRMA III conventional (2009-2013): progress report 2010 submitted to the syngenta foundation for sustainable agriculture
Although maize is important for agriculture and livelihoods in eastern and southern Africa, its productivity is low, being only 1.3 t/ha compared 4.9 t/ha worldwide. Insect pests in the field and in storage are among the ...