Tropical Maize: Improvement and Production

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Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Jan 1, 2000 - Corn - 363 pages
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Maize will continue to play a major role in food security in the future and demand for grain maize for animal feeding will increase greatly in the years to come. To cope with future demand, farmers in the tropics will have to boost their maize production and productivity. "Tropical maize, improvement and production" was prepared by maize specialists and former scientists of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). It provides a state of the art of tropical maize improvement and contributes substantially to the information base so vital to the continuous development of this crop. This publication should be particularly useful to research scientists and development specialists involved in maize production improvement in the tropics.

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Origin evolution and spread of maize
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Theories on the evolution of maize
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Possible hybrid origin of maize with doubling of chromosomes
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