Archive for November, 2006

Message from DG Masa

November 29, 2006

The year 2006 is coming to a close and I’d like to share with you my assessment of this busy year and thank the CIMMYT family for its invaluable contribution to making this a productive and rewarding …


Visit builds links with China

November 22, 2006

On Friday, November 17, El Batán played host to a delegation from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC), accompanied by Zhong-Hu He, regional wheat coordinator for East Asia based at …


Help to handle the hazards

November 17, 2006

On Monday, November 14, an eight-hour course on hazardous materials took place at El Batán. It was run by biologist Claudina Pérez Baldovino, and covered the proper handling of hazardous materials in …


CIMMYT China helps build Chinese-US links

November 17, 2006

A Chinese-US Workshop on ‘Crop Genomics Applications to Plant Breeding and Biotechnology’ was held at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) in Beijing on October 23-25, with organizationa …


CIMMYT quality protein maize hybrids shine in 2005-06 trials

November 17, 2006

In global trials during 2005-06, white-grained, quality protein maize (QPM) experimental hybrids from CIMMYT significantly outyielded the best seed industry checks. QPM grain contains nearly twice nor …


Delbert Hess’ work is recognized

November 10, 2006

Former CIMMYT maize program director Delbert Hess has received the Genetics and Plant Breeding Award for Industry from the Crop Science Society of America and the US National Council of Commercial Pla …


Workshop on fueling the future

November 10, 2006

An international technical workshop on ‘Bioethanol, maize and wheat: opportunities and risks’, jointly organized by CIMMYT and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with the Global …


Release of new CIMMYT-derived maize hybrid in Peru

November 10, 2006

A new maize hybrid, INIA 609 Naylamp, which yielded as much as 10 tons per hectare in marginal soils, based on data gathered from trials at 36 locations in the agriculturally rich province of Lambayeq …