Published in Journal of Entomology 11 (5) : 248-260, 2014
Nhamucho, E.; Mugo, S.N.; Kinyua, M.; Gohole, L.; Tadele Tefera; Mulima, E.
Host plant resistance is a valuable component of integrated pest management in maize. Maize stored on-farm without controlled moisture content and insecticide...
Published in Annals of Botany 112 : 633-642, 2013
Yongping Zhao; Zhenhua Xu; Qiaocheng Mo; Cheng Zou; Wenxue Li; Yunbi Xu; Chuanxiao Xie
Background and Aims MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the responses and adaptation of plants to many stresses including low nitrogen (LN). Characterizing...
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...
Published in Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana 36 (Supl. 3-A) : 329-338, 2013
Gonzalez Castro, M.E.; Palacios Rojas, N.; Espinoza Banda, A.; Bedoya Salaza, C.A.
Mexico is considered the center of origin and domestication of maize (Zea mays L.), and it is recognized as one of the most important centers of...
Published in African Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (14) : 1245-1254, 2013
W. Abera, S. Hussein, J. Derera, M. Worku and M. D. Laing
Understanding farmers’ production constraints and preferences is important in maize breeding, especially underlying successful adoption of improved varieties and...
Published in Euphytica 191 (2) : 269-277, 2013
Abera Wende, Hussein Shimelis, John Derera, Worku Mosisa, Jedidah Danson and Mark D. Laing
Understanding the genetic relationships among breeding lines is fundamental in crop improvement programs. The objectives of this study were to apply selected polymorphic...
Published in Agrociencia 46 (4): 333-345, 2012
Viridiana Silva-Pérez, F. Carlos Gómez-Merino, J. Jesús García-Zavala, Juan Burgueño-Ferreira, Amalio Santacruz-Varela, Natalia Palacios-Rojas, Axel Tiessen
Los carotenos son pigmentos antioxidantes que captan fotones del espectro de luz visible y protegen...
Published in Field Crops Research 134 (12): 1-10, 2012
M. Jamil, F.K. Kanampiu, H. Karaya, T. Charnikhova, H.J. Bouwmeester
Parasitism by the parasitic weed, Striga hermonthica (Striga), constitutes a major biological constraint to maize production in sub-Sahara Africa. Nutrient deficiency is known...
Published in Soil and Tillage Research 123: 61-70, 2012
A. Castellanos-Navarretea, C. Rodríguez-Aragonés, R.G.M. de Goede, M.J. Kooistra, K.D. Sayre, L. Brussaard, M.M. Pullema
Crop residue mulching combined with zero tillage and crop rotation, known as conservation agriculture (CA), is being promoted...
Published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59(20): 10781-10786, 2011
Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for Protein, Tryptophan, and Lysine Evaluation in Quality Protein Maize (QPM) Breeding Programs
Aldo Rosales, Luis Galicia, Ezequiel Oviedo, Catalina Islas and Natalia Palacios-Rojas