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.
Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.
The current focus in nutritional circles on micronutrient malnutrition and unhealthy eating habits has raised questions about continuing to invest in research on energy-rich cereal crops and related farming systems.
Results of an 8-year study show that weed density and diversity are greatly reduced when zero-tillage, drip-irrigation, and new crops are introduced to rice-wheat systems.
New study projects food demand in 2030 and considers the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.
Don’t discount the contribution cereals can make to combatting micronutrient malnutrition, say researchers.
CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.
New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.
Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.