News from the CIMMYT library Changes in soil properties and productivity under different tillage practices and wheat genotypes : a short-term study in Iran Natural resources are the most limiting factors for sustainable agriculture in Iran. Traditional practices are intensive tillage that leads to a negat Shokoofeh Sarikhani Khorami Potassium supplying capacity of diverse soils and K-use efficiency of maize in South Asia Increased nutrient withdrawal by rapidly expanding intensive cropping systems, in combination with imbalanced fertilization, is leading to potassium ( Saiful Islam When the going gets tough : performance of stress tolerant maize during the 2015/16 (el ni?o) and 2016/17 (la ni?a) season in Southern Africa The 2015/2016El Ni?o was the most severe on record in southern Africa and was associated with drought and heat stress. To help farmers to cope with su Setimela, P.S. Analysis of spot blotch resistance and its association with yield and its related traits in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) germplasm The present investigation was carried out to gather information about the germplasm accessions possessing resistance to spot blotch caused by the fung Ritusha Tewari Conservation agriculture enhances resistance of maize to climate stress in a Malawian medium-term trial Smallholder farming in southern African needs climate-smart agricultural approaches to adapt to current climate stress and climate variability, and in Steward, P.R. Harnessing genetic potential of wheat germplasm banks through impact-oriented-prebreeding for future food and nutritional security The value of exotic wheat genetic resources for accelerating grain yield gains is largely unproven and unrealized. We used next-generation sequencing, Sukhwinder-Singh ?-cryptoxanthin?biofortified hen eggs enhance vitamin a status when fed to male Mongolian gerbils Background Consumption of provitamin A carotenoid biofortified crops, such as maize, supports vitamin A (VA) status in animals and humans. Laying hen Heying, E.K. High N fertilizer application to irrigated wheat in Northern Mexico for conventionally tilled and permanent raised beds : effects on N balance and short term N dynamics Nitrogen (N) surpluses from fertilizer application can cause major environmental harm including pollution of surface water, groundwater, and air. To a Grahmann, K. Calibracion de maquinaria para semilla y fertilizante Un vistazo por la agricultura oaxaque?a Guia para la seleccion de variedades de maiz blanco y amarillo : en la zona sur-oriente del estado de Morelos, M?xico Ortiz-Monasterio, I. A simplified irrigation pump testing method for developing countries : a case study in Bangladesh Much of South Asia experiences a monomodal rainfall pattern with a distinct dry season following the annual monsoon. Enabling irrigation during the dr Su Yu Gender and equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms through agricultural innovation platforms in Rwanda The low level of participation of women in the marketing and selling of crops in some patriarchal societies in the developing world has been documente Adam, R.I. Maize combined insect resistance genomic regions and their co-localization with cell wall constituents revealed by tissue-specific QTL meta-analyses Combinatorial insect attacks on maize leaves, stems, and kernels cause significant yield losses and mycotoxin contaminations. Several small effect qua Badji, A. Assessment of management options on striga infestation and maize grain yield in Kenya The parasitic purple witchweed [Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth.] is a serious constraint to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in poo Kanampiu, F. Facilitating change for climate-smart agriculture through science-policy engagement Climate change impacts on agriculture have become evident, and threaten the achievement of global food security. On the other hand, the agricultural s Dinesh, D. Applications of machine learning methods to genomic selection in breeding wheat for rust resistance New methods and algorithms are being developed for predicting untested phenotypes in schemes commonly used in genomic selection (GS). The prediction o Gonz?lez-Camacho, J.M. Genomic-enabled prediction accuracies increased by modeling genotype ? environment interaction in durum wheat Genomic prediction studies incorporating genotype ? environment (G?E) interaction effects are limited in durum wheat. We tested the genomic-enabled pr Sukumaran, S. Mexican tropical cream cheese yield using low-fat milk induced by trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid : effect of palmitic acid The trans-10, cis-12 isomer of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces milk fat in dairy cows, causing a lower cheese yield. This could be mitigated by Granados-Riveraa, L.D. Agricultural information and knowledge network in rural India : a case of Bihar Purpose: The key informants in a village setup were studied to understand the existing social and knowledge systems of farmers, their structure, and r Mittal, S. Effect of ppd-a1 and ppd-b1 allelic variants on grain number and thousand kernel weight of durum wheat and their impact on final grain yield The main yield components in durum wheat are grain number per unit area (GN) and thousand kernel weight (TKW), both of which are affected by environme Arjona, J.M. Soil bacterial diversity under conservation agriculture-based cereal systems in indo-gangetic plains In Indo-Gangetic plains (IGP) of India, natural resources (soil, water, and environment) are degrading under the conventional?till (CT)-based manageme Choudhary, M. Hire services as a business enterprise : a training manual for small-scale mechanization service providers Sims, B. Interactions among genes Sr2/Yr30, Lr34/Yr18/Sr57 and Lr68 confer enhanced adult plant resistance to rust diseases in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) line 'Arula' Common wheat line Arula displays an acceptable level of adult plant resistance (APR) to stripe rust (YR), leaf rust (LR) and stem rust (SR) in Mexico, Randhawa, M.S. Genetic analysis of tropical midaltitude-adapted maize populations under stress and nonstress conditions Maize (Zea mays L.) yield in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is low because of both abiotic and biotic constraints, and limited availability or use of improv Makumbi, D. Sashaydiall : A SAS program for hayman?s diallel analysis Different methods of diallel crossing are commonly used in plant breeding. The diallel cross analysis method proposed by Hayman is particularly useful Makumbi, D. Adoption of modern maize varieties in india : insights based on expert elicitation methodology Adoption of modern varieties of maize, characterised by higher genetic potential, is desirable from the viewpoint of increasing the maize yield level. Pavithra, S. Time-series multispectral indices from unmanned aerial vehicle imagery reveal senescence rate in bread wheat Detection of senescence's dynamics in crop breeding is time consuming and needs considerable details regarding its rate of progression and intensity. Hassan, M.A. Multi-temporal and spectral analysis of high-resolution hyperspectral airborne imagery for precision agriculture : Assessment of wheat grain yield and grain protein content This study evaluates the potential of high resolution hyperspectral airborne imagery to capture within-field variability of durum wheat grain yield (G Rodrigues, F. From working in the wheat field to managing wheat : women innovators in Nepal There is very little research on women in wheat in Nepal, and wheat is still considered a 'man's crop'. Consequently, extension services rarely target Farnworth, C.R.