Replacing maize with drought-tolerant crops

Photo credit: ICRISAT Farmer Martin Lumala (center) explaining a point to the press. Photo: Daniel Ajaku, ICRISAT DROUGHT-TOLERANT CROPS TO THE RESCUE IN KENYA Replacing maize with drought-tolerant crops such as sorghum, millets, pigeonpea, cowpea and green gram is helping farmers overcome the failure of rains and its damaging impact on maize in Busia […] via

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Maize Gene for Productivity Discovered!

New plant research leads to the discovery of a gene that significantly increases seed yield in maize Date: March 16, 2017 Source: VIB – Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology Summary: A gene that significantly increases plant growth and seed yield in maize has been discovered by researchers. Research into crop yield is crucial […] via A

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Demonstration plot – ghanagogo

Along with my site, I was also assigned the primary project of doing a demonstration plot. To do this I was linked up with an internationally funded agriculture project. For Macondo specifically, maize is to be our focus. I am only bringing this up now because although my primary project, it can only be done

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Changes in Physical and Biochemical Indicators Associated With Salt Tolerance in Three Varieties of Maize (Zea mays) | Nnamdi Azikiwe University Digital Library

Author: Alabi Ogechi Angela Department: Applied Biochemistry Affiliation: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Salinity is one of the world’s oldest and most widely distributed environmental challenges. Excessive salts in soil affect all major living processes such as growth, photosynthesis, protein, and lipid metabolism. Considering the fact that maize is the third most important cereal crop in

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