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Principles and Utilization of Combining Ability in Plant Breeding
In any hybridization program, recognition of the best combination of two (or more) parental genotypes to maximize variance within related breeding populations, and as a result the chance ofExpand
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Gene action controlling grain yield and secondary traits in southern African maize hybrids under drought and non-drought environments
Breeding maize hybrids for drought tolerance would significantly reduce yield loss due to drought in southern Africa. Mode of gene action controlling yield and secondary traits was investigated byExpand
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Resistance of maize to the maize weevil: I. Antibiosis
Resistance to damage by maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motsch.) is critically important to subsistence farmers who typically store maize grain on-farm. To evaluate grain's antibiosis effects toExpand
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Consumer acceptance of yellow, provitamin A-biofortified maize in KwaZulu-Natal
Abstract Objectives: To assess the acceptance of popular maize food products (phutu, thin porridge and samp), prepared with yellow, provitamin A-biofortified maize varieties, in 212 subjects betweenExpand
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A survey of pre-harvest ear rot diseases of maize and associated mycotoxins in south and central Zambia.
Maize ear rots reduce grain yield and quality with implication on food security and health. Some of the pathogenic fungi produce mycotoxins in maize grain posing a health risk to humans andExpand
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Farmers' perceptions and management of maize ear rots and their implications for breeding for resistance
Smallholder farmers’ perceptions and management practices of maize ear rots, and their implications in breeding for host plant resistance were investigated using a participatory rural appraisal inExpand
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Farmers' Perceptions on Rice Varieties in Sikasso Region of Mali and their Implications for Rice Breeding
Rice is an important staple food and cash crop. Although many varieties of rice have been developed to date, few are adopted possibly because researchers did not take into account farmers’Expand
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Genetic purity and patterns of relationships among tropical highland adapted quality protein and normal maize inbred lines using microsatellite markers
Conversion of normal maize (Zea mays L.) into quality protein maize (QPM) significantly improves its nutritional value for humans and animals. Highland adapted normal maize inbred lines wereExpand
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Gene action determining Phaeosphaeria leaf spot disease resistance in experimental maize hybrids
Phaeosphaeria leaf spot (Phaeosphaeria maydis Henn.) has the potential to cause substantial yield losses in maize. Maize is grown by small-scale farmers without fungicides; hence there is need toExpand
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UPLAND RICE VARIETIES DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARTICIPATORY PLANT BREEDING
Farmers’ participation during variety development and selection can promote adoption of the released cultivars. Open Semi Structured Household Level Questionnaires (OSSHLQ) were administered toExpand
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