A commercial maize breeding programme

Selley, H.N.G. and Macharia, C.N. (1974) A commercial maize breeding programme. In: Proceedings of the fifth Eastern African cereals research conference, March 10-15, 1974, Lilongwe : Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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The extraction of inbred lines from elite material and the formation of three-way and double cross hybrids is a method which has not much followed recently by breeders in East and Central Africa. In order to assess the usefulness of this method within the overall Kenya maize breeding programme, the Kenya Seed Company has extracted inbred lines from currently available elite material and produced a series of three-way hybrids which appear to be of promise. However, problems of plant height remain unsolved and future work will be directed more in this direction

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Author Affiliation: Kenya Seed Company Limited, Kenya
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 08:24
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 08:25
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6745

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