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Corn dwarfed by temperature dip suitable for growing in caves, mines

Corn dwarfed by temperature dip suitable for growing in caves, mines | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn without affecting its seed yield, a Purdue study shows, a technique that could be used to grow crops in controlled-environment facilities in caves and former mines.
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Kenya's maize farmers turn to warehouse system as planting season nears

Kenya's maize farmers turn to warehouse system as planting season nears | MAIZE | Scoop.it
After failing to sell all their maize to the government and with prices of the produce remaining low, Kenya's grain farmers now bank on the warehouse system.
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Africa Economy: Kenyan maize farmers lose earnings due to cheap imports

Africa Economy: Kenyan maize farmers lose earnings due to cheap imports | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Maize imports from neighboring countries into Kenya through cross-border trade remain high despite bumper harvest and drop in prices in the East African nation.
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India: Sell maize immediately on harvest: TNAU's advice to farmers

India: Sell maize immediately on harvest: TNAU's advice to farmers | MAIZE | Scoop.it
TNAU said maize grains with moisture content of less than 12 per cent, damage free, mature and impurity free are considered to be of good quality.
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Monsanto's Corn Research & Development Pipeline 2015

Monsanto's Corn Research & Development  Pipeline 2015 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Farmers face all sorts of production challenges from weeds, bugs and diseases. The combination of challenges is a reason why Monsanto has more than a dozen projects in our corn R&D pipeline dedicated to protecting a farmer’s corn yield.
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Sri Lanka: Boost for Maize cultivation

Sri Lanka: Boost for Maize cultivation | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The Government has taken steps to boost Maize cultivation in order to increase the production of Maize to fulfill the higher requirement of Maize. Maize is the most important coarse grain, for which around 30,000 ha of land area devoted annually, the second highest extent of land next to rice, the Department of Agriculture revealed.
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Biofortified maize ‘could control vitamin A deficiency’

Biofortified maize ‘could control vitamin A deficiency’ | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that biofortified maize is as effective as the gold standard for tackling vitamin A deficiency.
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Ghana: Aflatoxin in Maize - Challenges and Efforts to Curb It

Ghana: Aflatoxin in Maize - Challenges and Efforts to Curb It | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi in/on foods and feeds. They have been associated with various diseases, such as aflatoxicosis, in livestock, domestic animals and humans throughout the world. The occurrence of aflatoxins is influenced by certain environmental factors; hence the extent of contamination will vary with geographic location, agricultural and agronomic practices, among others.
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High risks, few rewards for Mexico with Monsanto's maize

High risks, few rewards for Mexico with Monsanto's maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it

I'd come to Mexico to investigate the ongoing controversy over the proposed introduction of genetically modified (GM) maize into the birthplace of this important global food crop. The issue was hot, because last October a Mexican judge had issued an injunction halting all experimental and commercial planting of GM maize, a process that was well underway in six northern states. The ruling cited the need for precaution to ensure that Mexico's rich diversity of maize varieties were protected from inadvertent "gene flow" from GM maize.

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US: NCGA Announces 2014 Corn Yield Contest Winners

US: NCGA Announces 2014 Corn Yield Contest Winners | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The National Corn Growers Association on Friday announced the names of 18 winners in six production categories for its 50th National Corn Yield Contest.
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US: Corn harvest quality report show good quality for record crop

US: Corn harvest quality report show good quality for record crop | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The overall quality of the United States’ 2014 corn crop was good, with 88 percent of samples rating at grade No. 2 or better, according to the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 2014/2015 Corn Harvest Quality Report.
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Vilsack: China to Lift Ban on Syngenta's GMO Corn Trait MIR 162

Vilsack: China to Lift Ban on Syngenta's GMO Corn Trait MIR 162 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says Chinese Vice Premier indicates Viptera corn imports have been approved in China - Reuters
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Will drought-tolerant corn hybrids fit in Ohio?

Will drought-tolerant corn hybrids fit in Ohio? | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Ohio producers have begun using drought-tolerant corn hybrids that were developed for use in the Western Corn Belt to manage for drought events, but limited research has been conducted on these hybrids in the Eastern Corn Belt.
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Zambia reconsiders maize exports

Zambia reconsiders maize exports | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Lusaka -  Zambia might shelve its plans to export maize, as a food security measure, following a drought forecast that threatens to have a negative effect on the country’s harvest next season, says agriculture minister, Wilbur Simuusa.
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Mapping the maize genome

Mapping the maize genome | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Positional cloning is a genetic mapping technique used to pinpoint the location of specific traits of interest, such as disease-causing genes or mutations, within the genome. Very simply, this map-based technique involves crossing mutant individuals with wild-type individuals and examining the offspring ...
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EU's harvest of genetically-modified corn falls

EU's harvest of genetically-modified corn falls | MAIZE | Scoop.it

European Union production of genetically modified corn fell last year, even as output of conventional maize soared to a record high – but there is no sign of imports of biotech products slackening off.

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NRGene’s Big Data Technology to Enable Maize Genome Analysis

NRGene’s Big Data Technology to Enable Maize Genome Analysis | MAIZE | Scoop.it
NRGene, a leader in agricultural big data genomic analysis, and The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are collaborating to generate the denovo genome assemblies of 20 tropical, subtropical, and highland maize genomes as part of CIMMYT’s collaborative Seeds of Discovery project (SeeD).
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Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest | MAIZE | Scoop.it
After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass insouthern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and a coastallow road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest, reports aninternational research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientistand maize expert.
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US: Corn export potential to Cuba is huge

US: Corn export potential to Cuba is huge | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Coarse grains exports could increase dramatically if United States-Cuba diplomatic relations are fully normalized, with the island nation having the potential to become the 12th largest market for U.S. corn if trade is truly open. 
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Nigeria: Youth Maize Farmers Rue Absence of Modern Harvesting Machines

Nigeria: Youth Maize Farmers Rue Absence of Modern Harvesting Machines | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Ilorin — Youth farmers at the Youth Farm settlement, Oke-Oyi, Kwara State, have decried seasonal food wastages, saying it is caused by the inability to access modern post-harvest equipment to timely process crops.
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India: Adopt Hybrid Tech to Improve Productivity in Agriculture

India: Adopt Hybrid Tech to Improve Productivity in Agriculture | MAIZE | Scoop.it
INDIA - Former scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and winner of World Food Prize, Surinder Kumar Vasal has said that there is a need for advancement of hybrid technology for improving agricultural productivity so as to meet increasing demand for food grains globally.
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Rwanda: How Modern Farming Has Boosted Maize Production in Musanze

Rwanda: How Modern Farming Has Boosted Maize Production in Musanze | MAIZE | Scoop.it
When Celestin Munyambabazi and a few other farmers decided, six years ago, to shift from traditional to modern farming, they were not quite sure of how they would fair.
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China approves modified corn import

China approves modified corn import | MAIZE | Scoop.it
China's lifting of a ban on imports of a genetically modified strain of corn and corn byproduct is welcome news for the world's major growers of corn, from the United States to Brazil and Argentina, but trade to China will still be muted by domestic surpluses, according to analysts.
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Kenya: Ministry increases price of maize by Shs.100

Kenya: Ministry increases price of maize by Shs.100 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A day after farmers protested the new maize buying price of 2,200 shillings per bag, the ministry of agriculture has increased the price by 100 shillings.
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GMO Bt corn’s underrated ability to reduce mycotoxins benefits health and economy

GMO Bt corn’s underrated ability to reduce mycotoxins benefits health and economy | MAIZE | Scoop.it
One side benefit of Bt corn is its ability to reduce mycotoxin contamination, which could provide health and economic benefits in both wealthier and less
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India: On and off goes maize in Punjab

India: On and off goes maize in Punjab | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The most preferred crop one season and out of favour the next, maize will alternate between extremes in Punjab’s selective policymaking. The diversifying state gives maize the largest area shifting away from paddy, around 35 per cent of 12 lakh hectares, which would take the total area under the crop from 1.29 lakh hectares until 2012 to 5.5 lakh hectares once the diversification is complete. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/1979431/on-and-off-goes-maize-in-punjab/#sthash.ay3S4HLx.dpuf

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