Maize Lethal Necrosis

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

Nutrition, health and food security
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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.

Nutrition, health and food security
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Delegates review the third year’s progress of the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project.

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Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.

Nutrition, health and food security
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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.

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Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.

Nutrition, health and food security
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Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.