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Chapter 5 : Recent developments in maize breeding in the tropics

By: Wellhausen, E.J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: U.S. : John Wiley & Sons, 1978Description: 30 pages.Subject(s): Breeding methods | Development programmes | Zea mays | GeneticsOnline resources: Access only for CIMMYT Staff In: Maize Breeding and Genetics p. 59-84607770, 613276Summary: According to the F AO, the total worldwide planted maize area in 1973 was 111 million ha, with a total production of 312 million tons (average yield 2010 kg/ha). Over half of the total world area planted is in Latin America, Africa, and South and Southwes! Asia-in the tropics and semitropics south of 30°N latitude-but this vast region produces only about one fourth of the total world tonnage. The distribution of this acreage and tonnage among the different maize-growing areas is shown in Table 1. About 50% of all the maize produced iri the tropics and semitropics is produced in Latin America. Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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According to the F AO, the total worldwide planted maize area in 1973 was 111 million ha, with a total production of 312 million tons (average yield 2010 kg/ha). Over half of the total world area planted is in Latin America, Africa, and South and Southwes! Asia-in the tropics and semitropics south of 30°N latitude-but this vast region produces only about one fourth of the total world tonnage. The distribution of this acreage and tonnage among the different maize-growing areas is shown in Table 1. About 50% of all the maize produced iri the tropics and semitropics is produced in Latin America.

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