Maize Lethal Necrosis

Food security
Features

Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.

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In the media

Source: The Standard (16 Aug 2020)

Kenya Seed Company worked with CIMMYT to develop a maize lethal necrosis-tolerant hybrid.

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In the media

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.

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Features

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.

Innovation and technology
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News

Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

Climate change
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Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

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

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Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.

Capacity development
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STMA project training focused on latest developments in maize research and data collection.

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

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The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site in Naivasha, Kenya, will begin its phenotyping (screening/ indexing) cycle of 2019 at the beginning of January 2019 and in other four intervals throughout the year. Interested organizations from both the private and public sectors are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

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Delegates review the third year’s progress of the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project.

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The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.