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Nonlinear heat effects on African maize as evidenced by historical yield trials
An analysis of over 20,000 historical African maize trials suggests the crop will better cope with climate change under rain-fed management. For a 1 °C temperature rise, optimal rain-fed conditionsExpand
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Breeding for drought and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize: From theory to practice
Breeding for drought and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize :from theory to practice , Breeding for drought and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize :from theory to practice , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات وExpand
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Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. InExpand
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Breeding for improved abiotic stress tolerance in maize adapted to southern Africa
Abstract The difficulty of choosing appropriate selection environments has restricted breeding progress for abiotic stress tolerance in highly variable target environments. Genotype-by-environmentExpand
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Drought stress and tropical maize: QTL-by-environment interactions and stability of QTLs across environments for yield components and secondary traits
A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population was evaluated in seven field experiments representing four environments: water stress at flowering (WS) and well-watered (WW) conditions in Mexico andExpand
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Genetic Analysis of Inbred and Hybrid Grain Yield under Stress and Nonstress Environments in Tropical Maize
Drought and low soil N cause significant yield reductions in maize (Zea mays L.) grown in the tropics. Understanding the genetic basis of hybrid performance under these stresses is crucial toExpand
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The metal silo: An effective grain storage technology for reducing post-harvest insect and pathogen losses in maize while improving smallholder farmers' food security in developing countries
Abstract Traditional storage practices in developing countries cannot guarantee protection against major storage pests of staple food crops like maize, leading to 20–30% grain losses, particularlyExpand
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Efficiency of Secondary Traits for Improving Maize for Low‐Nitrogen Target Environments
Consideration of secondary traits could improve selection efficiency under stress conditions. This study assesses the value of secondary traits for improving lowland tropical maize (Zea mays L.) forExpand
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Efficiency of high-nitrogen selection environments for improving maize for low-nitrogen target environments
Most maize (Zea mays L.) in the tropics is grown under low-nitrogen (N) conditions, raising the need to assess efficient breeding strategies for such conditions. This study assesses the value ofExpand
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The Potential for Increasing the Iron and Zinc Density of Maize through Plant-breeding
The Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) maize-breeding programme has been focusing on identifying white-grained maize germplasm that has the potential to increase kernelExpand
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