Breeding and selection for drought resistance intropical maize

Fischer, K.S. and Johnson, E.C. and Edmeades, G.O. (1983) Breeding and selection for drought resistance intropical maize. Documentation. CIMMYT, Mexico.

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Throughout the lowland wet tropics, periodic nonprotracted drought caused by irregular rainfall distribu-tion isresponsible for sizable reductions in maize yield. This isparticularly true when reduced water availability coincides with the critical stage of crop development--flowering. Such a drought cannot be escaped by genutype maturity or planting date, nor are other species necessarily better adapted. Improving resistance of maize to this particular type of drought, then, could enhance productivity and minimize farmer risk...

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Author Affiliation: Maize physiologist, CIMMYT, Asian Regional Maize Program, G.P.O. Box 2453, Bangkok, Thailand
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Environmental Science
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 06:08
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 06:08

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