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.
MARPLE reaches South Asia
Nepali researchers get trained on rapid diagnostics tool and get ready to monitor yellow rust in the 2022/23 wheat season.
MAIZE partners announce a new manual for effectively managing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease
The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.
Food Is Just as Vital as Oil to National Security
Source: Bloomberg (7 Mar 2022)
A new Bloomberg op-ed urges nations to steer more money to organizations like CIMMYT that are advancing crucial research on how to grow more resilient wheat and maize crops in regions that are becoming steadily less arable.
A new tool to strengthen the fight against fall armyworm in Asia
CIMMYT, USAID and partners announce the publication of a guide for integrated pest management of fall armyworm in Asia.
Hybrid seed production and marketing advances
Fostering private sector engagement to develop and scale locally-produced hybrids seeds in Nepal.
Hands-on experience in seed production
Postgraduate students visit a hybrid maize seed company as part of drive to enhance partnerships between Nepal’s agricultural universities and the seed industry.
A challenge solved
Massive study of breeding lines across environments pinpoints genomic regions associated with yield potential and stress-resilience in bread wheat.
Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.
Five big steps toward wheat self-sufficiency in Pakistan
Pakistan’s goal to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production just became more attainable with the release of five new wheat varieties.
Classic milpa maize intercrop can help feed communities forgotten by development
New study in the Western Highlands of Guatemala confirms relation between milpa intercropping diversity and nutritional capacity.
Digital groundwater monitoring
New pilot in Nepal kicks off with a multi-stakeholder dialogue.