Month: June 2014

Dry soil planting of sorghum for vertisols of Ethiopia

Published in Agronomy Journal 106 (2) : 469-474, 2014 Merga, F.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Wortmann, C.S. Soil water deficits constrain productivity in Ethiopia. Farmers respond to variable onset of rain in the Central Rift Valley (CRV) of Ethiopia by dry soil planting sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.)...

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Combining ability of maize (Zea mays) inbred lines resistant to Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth evaluated under artificial Striga infestation

Published in African Journal of Agricultural Research 9 (16) : 1287-1295, 2014 Karaya, H.; Njoroge, K.; Mugo, S.; Ariga, E.S.; Kanampiu, F.; Nderitu, J.  The parasitic weed Striga affects maize on an estimated 20 million ha in Africa, making it a major cause of maize yield reduction from near world...

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Maize hybrid seed production manual

Maize hybrid seed production manual. 2014. MacRobert, J.; Setimela, P.S.; Gethi, J.; Regasa, M.W. Mexico, DF (Mexico): CIMMYT v, 26 p.  Maize hybrid seed provides farmers with varieties  containing improved genetics, such as high yield  potential and unique trait combinations to counter  diseases...

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