Results for "tar spot complex"

Food security
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A new study shows that nearly 12 million hectares of the maize-growing USA, approximately 33 percent of the entire maize-growing area of the country, might be vulnerable to a disease called Tar Spot Complex (TSC).

Food security
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In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.

Innovation and technology
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Multispectral and thermal images taken by cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles are helping researchers to monitor the resistance of maize to tar spot complex and other foliar diseases.

Food security
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Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.

Food security
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The effect of factors limiting production differs across regions, researchers observe.

Gender and social inclusion
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Authors examine how smallholders attempt to innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting, and the broad bed maker, introduced through the Ethiopian agricultural extension system.

Food security
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Traits sought include better resilience under high temperatures, drought conditions or the attacks of rapidly-evolving crop diseases.

Food security
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Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.

Features

Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.

Publications

A new publication discusses the importance of wheat in the global food supply and meeting future demand from a growing population.

Innovation and technology
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Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.

Food security
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Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.