Maize Lethal Necrosis
Achievements and next steps discussed at the review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.
A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.
Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.
Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.
Source: Kenya Broadcasting Company (5 Oct 2020)
CIMMYT and partners are supporting the commercial seed sector to produce seed free from the maize cause of maize lethal necrosis.
Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.
Source: The Standard (16 Aug 2020)
Kenya Seed Company worked with CIMMYT to develop a maize lethal necrosis-tolerant hybrid.
Source: Donne del Food (31 May 2020)
B.M. Prasanna, director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize, discusses the viral disease maize lethal necrosis.
Maize lethal necrosis has taught us that intensive efforts to keep human and plant diseases at bay need to continue beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.