Conservation agriculture practices revive saline and sodic soils
Evidence suggests conservation agriculture can maintain the sustainability of agri-food systems in regions impaired by soil salinity and sodicity.
Afghan wheat landrace shows promise for rust resistance
Genetic analysis of the Afghan wheat landrace KU3067 reveals resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust, which can be used to develop further disease-resistant wheat varieties.
Farmers’ views on app usage for information sharing
Technology offers a route to better information sharing for farmers. CIMMYT research examines whether a mobile app is the right solution.
Achieving sixty years of wheat yield increase
Scientists in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico, release six decades of wheat research evidencing opportunities for improved wheat growth and yield.
Understanding the role of organic material application in soil microbial community structures
This metagenomics study examines how application of organic material alters soil microbial populations and functionality in soil from permanent beds with residue retention.
Novel technology to reduce the complexity of maize seed production and increase maize hybrid yields in farmer’s fields
Collaborative field evaluations reveal promising results for sub-Saharan Africa’s low input maize farming systems and commercial seed production.
Untapped potential of genome-edited crops explored in new research
Analysis of evidence by scientists of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and CGIAR concludes that the scientific risks of genome editing are similar to those of traditional breeding.
Cereal seed value chains in Nepal
A new study provides deeper insights into improving the performance of the country’s rice and maize seed value chains.
Wheat improvement: Food security in a changing climate
New textbook covers all aspects of wheat improvement, as well as rapidly evolving technologies and their potential to accelerate genetic gains and adaptation.
Galvanized leaf storage proteins serve as a nutrient lifeline for maize under drought, recent study says
A team of researchers activates vegetative storage proteins in maize leaves, to stockpile nitrogen reserves for release when plants are hit by drought.
A climate-smart remodeling of South Asia’s rice-wheat cropping is urgent
Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.
Two approaches better than one: identifying spot blotch resistance in wheat varieties
Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.
CIMMYT scientists identify novel genomic regions associated with spot blotch resistance
Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.
New publications: Caste-gender intersectionalities in wheat-growing communities in Madhya Pradesh, India
Study reveals gaps and interactions between caste, gender and agricultural decision-making.
New publications: Genome-wide breeding to curtail wheat blast
Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.