Cracking: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Cracking: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices. 2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 4 p. 

98390This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Mulch cover: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Mulch cover: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.;Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 3 p. 

98383This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Penetration resistance: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Penetration resistance: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices. 2013Verhulst, N.;Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 4 p. 

98382This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Soil water content: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Soil water content: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.;Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 4 p. 

98381This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Maize hybrid seed production manual

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Maize hybrid seed production manual2014MacRobert, J.Setimela, P.S.Gethi, J.Regasa, M.W. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT v, 26 p. 

98078Maize hybrid seed provides farmers with varieties  containing improved genetics, such as high yield  potential and unique trait combinations to counter  diseases and adverse growing conditions. However,  the quality of hybrid seed depends greatly on  field production methods, both in adherence to  quality assurance standards and implementation of appropriate agronomic management. While open pollinated maize seed production is relatively straightforward, hybrid seed production requires additional field practices that are critical to success.

Informe Anual del CIMMYT 2012: La investigacion agricola para el desarrollo mejora la seguridad

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Informe Anual del CIMMYT 2012: La investigacion agricola para el desarrollo mejora la seguridad2013.Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 28 p. Series: CIMMYT Informe Anual. 

98963El trabajo del CIMMYT y sus numerosos y valiosos colaboradores de los sistemas de producción de  maíz y trigo es más importante que nunca en la historia del centro. La creciente población de nuestro planeta, el cambio en la dieta de las personas, los limitados recursos de que disponemos, la demanda de biocombustibles y una creciente variabilidad climática, son factores que en conjunto ejercen una extraordinaria presión en el sistema alimentario global. Existen pruebas de esto en todo nuestro entorno.

En 2012, por tercera vez en menos de seis años, padecimos los efectos de una crisis mundial ocasionada por el aumento en el precio de los alimentos, un fenómeno que propició que los precios se duplicaran en comparación con los precios de solo dos años antes. En el despertar de la Primavera Árabe, dos de las principales zonas productoras de trigo e importadoras de cereales, el Norte de África y el Oriente Medio, siguen siendo fuertemente afectadas por el alza del precio del trigo. En años recientes el promedio de importaciones de trigo de todo el continente africano ha sido de más de 35 millones de toneladas anuales, cuyo costo para las naciones de ese continente asciende a más de 12 mil millones de dólares americanos y representa un problema para proveer de productos de trigo a los consumidores de bajos recursos.

Doubled haploid technology in maize breeding: theory and practice available in Korean

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옥수수 육종에 배가반수체기술의 이용 : 이론과 실제. 2012. Prasanna, B.M.; Chaikam, V.; Mahuku, G.. : 69 p.. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT.

98942This manual is primarily intended for maize breeders in national agricultural research systems and small and medium enterprise seed companies in developing countries who would like to better understand and utilizes the doubled haploid (DH) technology in breeding programs. It is a compilation and consolidation of knowledge accumulated through scientific contributions of several maize geneticists and breeders worldwide as well as protocols successfully developed (in collaboration with the University of Hohenheim, Germany) and being used by the CIMMYT Global Maize Program in DH line development, especially in Mexico. An overview of the utility and applications of DH technology in maize breeding is presented first in the manual, followed by chapters on in vivo maternal haploid induction using haploid inducers, haploid kernel detection using anthocyanin markers, chromosome doubling of haploids, deriving DH seed from colchicine-­‐treated plants, integrating molecular markers in DH-­‐based breeding pipeline, DH in commercial maize breeding, and finally, access to tropicalized haploid inducers and DH service on cost-­‐recovery basis to CIMMYT partners.

 

International Gluten Workshop, 11. Proceedings. Beijing, China; 12-15 Aug. 2012

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International Gluten Workshop, 11. Proceedings. Beijing, China; 12-15 Aug. 2012. 2013. He Zhonghu; Daowen Wang. : ix, 212 p.. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT.

98165.pdfThe 11th International Gluten Workshop would not have been possible without the valuable  contributions of the Organizing Committ ee. I would like to sincerely acknowledge the advice and  help of my committ ee colleagues: Xu Liu, CAAS, China; Rudi Appels, Murdoch University, Australia;  Roberto Javier Pena and Hans-Joachim Braun, CIMMYT, Mexico; Gerard Branlard, INRA, France;  Craig Morris and Susan Altenbach, USDA-ARS, USA; T.M. Ikeda, NARO, Japan; W. John Rogers,  Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Wujun Ma, Western  Australia Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia; Domenico Lafi andra, University of Tuscia,  Italy; Perry K. W. Ng, Michigan State University, USA; Shunhe Cheng, Yangzhou Agricultural  Research Institute, China; Aimin Zhang, CAS, China; Xianchun Xia, CAAS, China; Yueming Yan,  Capital Normal University, China; and Daowen Wang, CAS, China.

Many committ ee members also chaired sessions along with scientists listed below: Angela Juhasz,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Guangyuan He, Huazhong University of Science and  Technology, China; Frank Bekes, FBFD PTY LTD, Australia; Yimin Wei, CAAS, China; and Tuula  Songtag-Strohm, University of Helsinki, Finland. I am also very grateful to Aimin Zhang and his staff  at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, and Na Zhang, Simin Li, Yonggui Xiao,  Yong Zhang, and Yan Zhang at the Institute of Crop Science, CAAS, for organizing the visit to the  wheat labs in these two institutes and for other logistical support.

Financial support was generously provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China  (NSFC, 31210303039), National Basic Research Program on Genetic Studies of Wheat Agronomic  Traits and Varietal Improvement (2009Cb11830) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the  International Collaboration Program (2011-G3) from the Ministry of Agriculture. I also particularly  wish to acknowledge the participation, exhibition and fi nancial contributions of Brabender, Chopin  Technologies, and Perten in this workshop.

This workshop would not have been possible without administrative support from the Institute of  Crop Science, CAAS, the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, and CIMMYT. Finally, I am sure all authors and the organizing committ ee join with me in giving special thanks  to Professor Robert McIntosh for editing the manuscripts included in these proceedings, and to the  CIMMYT editorial team for design and printing

Agricultural information networks, information needs and risk management strategies: A survey of farmers in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India

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Agricultural information networks, information needs and risk management strategies: A survey of farmers in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. 2013. Mittal, S.; Mehar, M.. : ix, 28 p.. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT. Series: Socioeconomics Working Paper.

98167.pdfAccess to reliable, timely and relevant information can help significantly and in many ways to  reduce farmers’ risk and uncertainty, empowering them to make good decisions. However, whether or not this access leads to impact often depends on issues related to markets, institutions, policies and resource availability. Several studies have shown that the wide  availability and multiple sources of information have not significantly changed farmers’ behavior  towards new technologies and information – a fact that is often attributed to a lack of knowledge or understanding of farmers’ perspectives and needs on the part of information providers.

CIMMYT Informe Anual 2010-2011: Con profundo conocimiento, se toman acciones energicas para revitalizar la agricultura

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CIMMYT Informe Anual 2010-2011: Con profundo conocimiento, se toman acciones energicas para revitalizar la agricultura. 2013. CIMMYT, Int.. : 23 p.. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT. Series: CIMMYT Informe Anual.

98212.pdfEl año pasado fue un año difícil para los agricultores del mundo.  Más que nunca antes, hubo que alimentar a más personas.  Según proyecciones, la población  Mundia alcanzará los  7 mil millones de personas.  Trágicamente, mil millones  de esas personas aún  padecen hambre.