Month: December 2013

Relationship between the performance of parental inbred lines and hybrids for food-feed traits in maize (Zea mays L.) in Ethiopia

Published in Field Crops Research  153 : 86-93, 2013 Berhanu Tadesse Ertiro; Habtamu Zeleke; Friesen, D.; Blummel, M.; Twumasi-Afriyie, S. Prediction of hybrid performance from inbred lines per se is crucial in targeted improvement of new traits such as stover fodder quality. The present study investigated...

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Quality of field collected and laboratory reared Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) for screening maize genotypes

Published in African Journal of Biotechnology 12 (34) : 5370-5374, 2013 Mutisya. D.L.; Tadele Tefera; Mugo, S. The quality of laboratory reared stem borer species for screening of maize varieties is usually  questioned by end user cereal breeders. A quality check study was performed in a screen house...

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La importancia de los nichos de mercado. Un estudio de caso del maiz azul y del maiz para pozole en Mexico. The importance of niche markets. A case study of blue and pozole-making maize in Mexico

Published in Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana 36 (Supl. 3-A) : 315-328, 2013 Hellin, J.; Keleman, A.;Lopez, D.; Donnet, L.; Flores, D. A focus of agricultural research efforts in México is on breeding higher-yielding improved maize (Zea mays L.) varieties and enhancing farmer adoption of these varieties...

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Identification of genetic resistance to cereal cyst nematodes; Heterodera avenae (Wollenweber, 1924), Heterodera filipjevi (Madzhidov, 1981) Stelter and Heterodera latipons (Franklin, 1969) in some international bread wheat germplasms

Published in Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi – Turkish Journal  of Entomology 37 (3) : 277-282, 2013 Imren, M.; Toktay, H.; Bozbuga, R.; Erginbas Orakci, G.; Dababat, A.; Elekcioglu, I.H. The cereal cyst nematodes, Heterodera avenae group, are known as parasites of cereals worldwide. In Turkey, the...

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A fourth principle is required to define Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: The appropriate use of fertilizer to enhance crop productivity

Published in Field Crops Research, 2013 Vanlauwe, B.; Wendt, J.; Giller, K.E.; Corbeels, M.; Gerard, B.; Nolte, C. Intensification of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is considered a pre-condition for alleviation of rural poverty. Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been promoted to...

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