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Breeding investigations for resistance to Phaeosphaeria Leaf Spot (PLS) and other important foliar diseases and a study of yield stability in African maize germplasm.
Maize (Zea mays L.) yields in the smallholder (SH) farming sector in Southern Africa have remained low. despite the availability of many improved varieties. Among the major constraints contributing to tow yields and ...
A comparative analysis of conventional and marker assisted selection methods in screening for resistance to maize (Zea mays L.) streak virus disease.
Maize (Zea mays L.) streak virus disease (MSD) is the most important virus disease in Africa but farmers are unaware of its status. A project was initiated to assess the current status of MSD and to breed for its resistance. ...
Development of high yielding pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) germplasm with resistance to Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum) in Malawi.
Pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] is a very important grain legume crop for food, cash and firewood in Malawi. However, its production is affected by Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler), which causes up to 100% ...
Studies of drought tolerance in interspecific progenies of Oryza glaberrima (Steud) and O. Sativa (L) and an appraisal of the use of male gametocides in rice hybridisation.
Rice production in Sub-Sahara Africa is hampered by drought stress, low farmer adoption of improved varieties, un-adapted germplasm, problems of crossability between species and problems of efficient emasculation. This ...
Combining ability and heterosis for stem sugar traits and grain yield components in dual-purpose sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) germplasm.
Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world and ranks third in Africa, and it is potentially the number one cereal for the semi-arid environments in sub-Saharan Africa. Sorghum varieties have been developed ...
Response to selection for downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and maize streak virus resistance in three quality protein maize populations in Mozambique.
Quality protein maize (QPM) has high nutritional value, but production is threatened by downy mildew (DM) and maize streak virus disease (MSVD) among other constraints. There are few studies of DM and MSVD resistance in ...
Recurrent selection for drought tolerance in Maize (Zea mays L. and study of heterotic patterns of maize populations from Eastern Kenya.
There are few maize varieties that are drought tolerant in semi-arid eastern Kenya and farmer perceptions of drought tolerant maize cultivars have not been studied in this region. Farmers in this region use maize landraces ...
Optimising aspects of a soybean breeding programme.
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Breeding investigations of finger millet characteristics including blast disease and striga resistance in Western Kenya.
Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. ssp. coracana) is an important food, food security and cash crop in eastern and southern Africa where small-scale farmers grow it in low input farming systems. The crop has ...