Archive for March, 2013

Maize lethal necrosis: Scientists and key stakeholders discuss strategies as the battle continues

March 7, 2013

A recently-emerged disease in Eastern Africa, maize lethal necrosis (MLN), remains a serious concern. A regional workshop on the disease and its management strategies was held during 12-14 February 20 …


Droughts in major wheat areas can fuel revolutions

March 6, 2013

A February 2013 report from the Center for Climate & Security entitled “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” identifies climate change consequences—among them global and local wheat shortages and p …


Getting insights from high above: new remote sensing platform in Obregón

March 6, 2013

False-color image of the CIMMYT-Obregon station captured from the multispectral camera at 1-meter resolution on 15 February 2013. Plots with dense vegetation are shown in red, the north-south road on …