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Breeding for drought tolerance in maize

By: Myers, O. Jr.
Contributor(s): Mwale, W [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: 1986Subject(s): Africa | Breeding | Cereals | Crops | Economic plants | Feed crops | Feed grasses | Glumiflorae | Grain crops | Gramineae | Grasses | Industrial crops | Miscellaneous plant disorders | Monocotyledons | Oil crops | Plants | Resistance to injurious factors | Starch crops | Sugar crops | Plant breeding AGROVOCDDC classification: 87-002387 In: Gelaw, B. (ed.). Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo, Mexico, DF (Mexico). To feed ourselves: A proceedings of the first eastern, central and southern Africa regional maize workshop. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT. 1986. p. 177-18587-002387Summary: There is an urgent need for maize varieties capable of better production under water stress, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The most critical moisture-stress periods for growth and yield in maize are from tasseling and silking to grain filling. Drought resistance is usually accomplished by drought escape, drought avoidance, or drought tolerance. The breeding approach chosen for improving drought resistance in maize depends on the nature of the moisture-stress environment. The differences in plant breeding strategies for stress conditions are determined by the severity of the problem, the ability to select for the stress condition, and theCollection: AGRIS Collection
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There is an urgent need for maize varieties capable of better production under water stress, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The most critical moisture-stress periods for growth and yield in maize are from tasseling and silking to grain filling. Drought resistance is usually accomplished by drought escape, drought avoidance, or drought tolerance. The breeding approach chosen for improving drought resistance in maize depends on the nature of the moisture-stress environment. The differences in plant breeding strategies for stress conditions are determined by the severity of the problem, the ability to select for the stress condition, and the

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Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Regional Maize Workshop, 1. Lusaka (Zambia). 10-17 Mar 1985 CIMMYT, Ap. 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F. - Mexico|COMOD

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