Edited by Tony Allan, Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo and Jeroen Warner
According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused...
Published in Crop Protection 46 : 94-99, 2013
Tadele Tefera, Girma Demissie, Stephen Mugo and Yoseph Beyene
This study evaluated improved maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) with varying level of resistance to the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, for yield and agronomic traits for two seasons....
Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126 (1) : 189-201, 2013
Tingting Guo, Huihui Li, Jianbing Yan, Jihua Tang, Jiansheng Li, Zhiwu Zhang, Luyan Zhang and Jiankang Wang
Selection of recombinant inbred lines (RILs) from elite hybrids is a key method in maize breeding especially in developing...
Published in PLoS ONE 8 (1) : e55560, 2013
Roberto C. Izaurralde, Charles W. Rice, Lucian Wielopolski, Michael H. Ebinger, James B. Reeves III, Allison M. Thomson, Ronny Harris, Barry Francis, Sudeep Mitra, Aaron G. Rappaport, Jorge D. Etchevers, Kenneth D. Sayre, Bram Govaerts and Gregory W. McCarty
Published in Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 2013
S. Zia, G. Romano, W. Spreer, C. Sanchez, J. Cairns, J.L. Araus and J. Muller
The main task of this research was to evaluate canopy temperature and Crop Water Stress Index (CWSI) by assessing genotype variability of maize performance for different...
Published in Annals of Botany, 2013
Marc Faget, Kerstin A. Nagel, Achim Walter, Juan M. Herrera, Siegfried Jahnke, Ulrich Schurr and Vicky M. Temperton
Background There is a large body of literature on competitive interactions among plants, but many studies have only focused on above-ground interactions...
Published in Experimental Agriculture 49 (1) : 19-30, 2013
G.S. Buttar, H.S. Sidhu, Vicky Singh, M.L. Jat, R. Gupta, Yadvinder Singh and Beldev Singh
Cotton–wheat (CW) is the second most important cropping system after rice–wheat in South Asia. Sowing of wheat after cotton is usually delayed due...
Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2013
A. Hamwieh, M. Imtiaz and R. S. Malhotra
A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population, comprising 181 lines derived from ILC588 × ILC3279, was evaluated in 10 environments across three locations with different moisture gradients. A drought resistance...
Published in Euphytica, 2013
Yoseph Beyene, Stephen Mugo, Kassa Semagn, Godfrey Asea, Walter Trevisan, Amsal Tarekegne, Tadele Tefera, James Gethi, Barnabas Kiula, John Gakunga, Haron Karaya and Andrew Chavangi
In contrast to conventional inbreeding that takes up to seven generations to develop inbred...
Published in Field Crops Research 142 : 47-57, 2013
Christian Thierfelder, John L. Chisui, Mphatso Gama, Stephanie Cheesman, Zwide D. Jere, W. Trent Bunderson, Neal S. Eash and Leonard Rusinamhodzi
In Malawi and throughout much of Africa, maize yields have declined over the past several decades due...