Maize Lethal Necrosis

News

A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.

Features

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.

Features

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.

In the media

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.

Food security
Features

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

Food security
In the media

Source: The Standard (16 Aug 2020)

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

Food security
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.

Food security
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
Food security
News

Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

Climate change
Features

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

Food security
Features

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

Food security
Features

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

Capacity development
News

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