M. A. B. Fakorede

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Experiments were conducted during the growing seasons of 1975 and 1976 to determine changes in morphological and physiological traits associated with recurrent selection for grain yield in maize (Zea mays L.). Four variety hybrids, BSSS(R)CO x BSCB1(R)CO, BSSS(R)C7 x BSCB1(R)C7 [from a reciprocal recurrent selection program involving Iowa Stiff Stalk(More)
Information on the combining ability, heterotic patterns and genetic diversity of maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds is crucial for the success of a hybrid program targeting the stress environments of West Africa (WA). Studies were conducted in 2011 at four locations in Nigeria to (i) determine the combining ability of 20 extra-early yellow inbred lines, (ii)(More)
Two major constraints militating against the achievement of food security in West Africa (WA) are recurrent drought and poor soil fertility. Seventeen early maturing maize inbreds from IITA and CIMMYT were used as parents to produce 136 diallel crosses which were evaluated along with four checks in contrasting environments at four locations for 2 year in(More)
Grain-yield data obtained from 49 varieties of maize (Zea mays L.), grown at each of five sites for two years, were analyzed with the objective of identifying two or three sites where mean performance adequately predicted the mean performance of all five sites combined. Regression of overall varietal mean on site or site-combination means was done and the(More)
Breeders usually obtain information on a large number of traits in their breeding and selection programmes. However, since some or many of these traits could be related, it is desirable to reduce the number being handled to the barest minimum without sacrificing efficiency. Breeders often use correlations, stepwise multiple regressions and path coefficient(More)
Four cycles of S1 family recurrent selection to improve grain yield and resistance to Striga hermonthica have been completed in TZE-Y Pop STR C0. In order to determine whether or not to continue with the recurrent scheme, it was desirable to evaluate the amount of residual genetic variance and associated parameters in the population. The objective of this(More)
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