Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.
Increasingly unpredictable weather poses challenges for breeding widely-adapted wheat lines, but stress tolerance breeding is boosting wheat’s hardiness under rising temperatures.
Legacy websites and photo exhibition mark the closing of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and their impact on sustainable agricultural development.
Renowned CIMMYT plant breeder recognized for elite wheat varieties that reduced the risk of a global pandemic and now feed hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Researchers found that prediction performance was highest using a multi-trait model.
Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.
Publication reviews the history of CGIAR maize research from 1970 to 2020.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.
A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.
CIMMYT maize lines CML604A to CML615A are adapted to tropical maize production environments.
New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.
Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)
Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.
Source: Reuters (15 Apr 2021)
Scientists at CIMMYT expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets.