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Inheritance of post-harvest pest resistance and genetic analysis of combining drought, maize lethal necrosis and maize weevil resistance in tropical maize germplasm.
Drought stress, maize lethal necrosis (MLN) and storage pests, mainly maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) and larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn), are among the most important maize production ...
Breeding maize for resistance to the fall armyworm (Spodoptera Frugiperda J.E. Smith), improved yield and yield-related traits.
Maize production and productivity in sub-Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including Zambia, has been severely threatened by the recent arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith). Several strategies have ...
Breeding groundnut (arachis hypogaea L.) for rust resistance in Tanzania.
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Genetic improvement of cowpea [vigna unguiculata (L.) walp.] for grain yield and yield component components in Zambia.
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Breeding for resistance to rice yellow mottle virus and improved yield in rice (oryza sativa L.) in Tanzania.
Rice [Oryza sativa (L.), 2n = 2x = 24] is the second most important staple food crop after wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) serving more than half of the world’s population. In Tanzania, rice is the second most important ...
Efficacy of mon 89034 bt trait in conferring fall armyworm resistance in high yielding three-way and single-cross maize hybrids.
Maize production, especially in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, is hampered by the fall armyworm (FAW) posing a serious threat to food security and livelihoods. Many methods of control including pesticide use have been tried ...
Genetic improvement of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) millspaugh] for yield, earliness and resistance to Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler) in Malawi.
Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh, 2n=2x=22] is a one of the important food legumes in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Malawi is a major pigeonpea grower in Africa with production of 403,519 tonnes produced in 248,400 ...
Breeding wheat (triticum aestivum L.) for drought tolerance, improved yield and biomass allocation through chemical mutagenesis.
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Effect of insect pollinator species deployment and interactions with parental inbred lines in hybrid carrot seed production.
Insect pollinator species are highly valued for their contribution towards cross-pollination in many vegetable crops for food and seed production. Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are a significant main pollinator not only in ...
Combining ability and genotype-by-environment Interaction analyses among early-to-medium maturing maize hybrids under drought and non-drought environments.
Developing high yielding early to medium maturing maize hybrids for Southern Africa represents an effective way to contribute to improving crop productivity in the face of climate change and unpredictable weather patterns. ...