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Quality protein white grain maize hybrids for Mexico's northwest and subtropical regions

By: Ortega C., A | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico) | Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium on Plant Breeding Mexico, D.F. (Mexico) 17-22 Aug 2003.
Contributor(s): Barreras S., M.A [coaut.] | Cota, O [coaut.] | Preciado Ortíz, R.E [coaut.] | Wong P., J.J [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2003Description: p. 130-131.Subject(s): Maize | Mexico | Protein content | Quality | Seed production | Subtropical zones | Zea mays AGROVOC | Hybrids AGROVOCDDC classification: 631.53 Summary: After an undesired recess, in 1996, CIMMYT renewed its offer of quality protein maize (QPM) and invited Mexico and other countries to participate in the release and promotion of a coordinated and aggressive program with the objective of obtaining and utilizing QPM varieties and hybrids. Maize (Zea mays) constitutes the "backbone" of the Mexican agro-alimentary system with an estimated 32 to 50% of caloric energy and 35 to 55% of protein ingested by a large proportion of the population, particularly the poor, attributed to the direct consumption of this cereal. In addition, one million tons of grain are required annually to satisfy the demands of the stock feed industries in northwest Mexico. However, further advances are needed to solve seed production problems in the existing parent lines, as well as the development of new select inbred lines and hybrids with better performance and adaptation in the areas where they are expected to be utilized.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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After an undesired recess, in 1996, CIMMYT renewed its offer of quality protein maize (QPM) and invited Mexico and other countries to participate in the release and promotion of a coordinated and aggressive program with the objective of obtaining and utilizing QPM varieties and hybrids. Maize (Zea mays) constitutes the "backbone" of the Mexican agro-alimentary system with an estimated 32 to 50% of caloric energy and 35 to 55% of protein ingested by a large proportion of the population, particularly the poor, attributed to the direct consumption of this cereal. In addition, one million tons of grain are required annually to satisfy the demands of the stock feed industries in northwest Mexico. However, further advances are needed to solve seed production problems in the existing parent lines, as well as the development of new select inbred lines and hybrids with better performance and adaptation in the areas where they are expected to be utilized.

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0309|AGRIS 0301|AL-Maize Program

Juan Carlos Mendieta

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