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Mexican Corn Production Seen Advancing by UN on Planting

Mexican Corn Production Seen Advancing by UN on Planting | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Corn production in Mexico, the second-biggest buyer of the grain from the U.S., may climb 2.6 percent from the previous year as planting expanded, the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said.
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Burundi set to embrace hybrid maize seeds

Burundi set to embrace hybrid maize seeds | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Food security in Burundi could be improved by new hybrid maize seeds, but only if the seeds are affordable to farmers, say researchers.
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'Skywalker': Aeronautical technology to improve maize yields

'Skywalker': Aeronautical technology to improve maize yields | MAIZE | Scoop.it
To design a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle which helps to select the maize varieties which are best adapted to adverse environmental conditions is the main objective of an international project led by Josep Lluís Araus, professor from the...
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4 African Countries Develop Plans For The Adoption Of Drought Tolerant Maize

4 African Countries Develop Plans For The Adoption Of Drought Tolerant Maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Related posts: Ghana introduces drought tolerant maize to boost food security Union supplies improved maize seeds to Sissala farmers AATF to develop new rice varieties for farmers in Ghana, others Ghana develops eight new maize, soyabean varieties...
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Philippines: Farmer-leader backs wider propagation of biotech corn

Philippines: Farmer-leader backs wider propagation of biotech corn | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition.
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Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | MAIZE | Scoop.it

A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive actions are taken, suggests new research by University of Arizona entomologists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Epigenetics Discovered in Corn Inheritance Behavior

Epigenetics Discovered in Corn Inheritance Behavior | MAIZE | Scoop.it
New research explains how certain traits can pass down from one generation to the next– at least in plants– without following the accepted rules of genetics.
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Project makes significant progress to save maize from the “violet vampire” in western Kenya

Project makes significant progress to save maize from the “violet vampire” in western Kenya | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Dar es Salaam-March 25, 2013.Thousands of farmers in western Kenya are successfully battling the invasion in their farms by a deadly parasitic weed called Striga, dubbed the violet vampire because of...
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US: In Triplicate, Genes Make Maize Tolerant to Toxic Soil

US: In Triplicate, Genes Make Maize Tolerant to Toxic Soil | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Rendering some of the world’s toxic soils far less unfriendly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and Cornell researchers are learning to grow stress-tolerant crops on formerly non-farmable land.
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UK: Another use of maize - to fuel biogas operation

UK: Another use of maize - to fuel biogas operation | MAIZE | Scoop.it
One of the UK's largest salad and vegetable producers is set to grow 800ha of maize on the Fens this year to generate 2.4MW of electricity to serve 4,500 houses and fuel a major new mushroom operation...
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Kenya: Deadly maize disease to cut output in key bread basket

Kenya: Deadly maize disease to cut output in key bread basket | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Maize production is expected to decline in the Rift Valley this season due to increased fuel prices and fears over the return of a deadly disease -  maize lethal necrosis (MLN).

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Biotechnology Report: 1000 hectares of genetically modified maize grows in Egypt

Biotechnology Report: 1000 hectares of genetically modified maize grows in Egypt | MAIZE | Scoop.it
An international organization that promotes the use of agricultural biotechnology ranked Egypt third in terms of the commercialization of genetically modified crops in Africa, in its 2012 annual report on the use of biotech crops worldwide.
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India: Slight decline in maize production in 2012-2013

India: Slight decline in maize production in 2012-2013 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
According to Second Advance Estimates of Production of Foodgrains for 2012-2013 forecast, there is a 3.2% decline in the production of maize from 21.76 million tonnes to 21.06 million tonnes.
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What is thr meain reason of production decline and what does it mean for the poultry industry in India?

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Malawi to have a maize surplus this year- Agriculture Minister

Malawi to have a maize surplus this year- Agriculture Minister | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Ministry of Agriculture officials have projected that the country will have a surplus of 940,000 metric tonnes of maize from this year’s harvest.
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China's Corn Belt gets cold, wet

China's Corn Belt gets cold, wet | MAIZE | Scoop.it

China's major corn producing areas are suffering from colder-than-usual spring weather and waterlogging due to excessive snow and rain in winter, delaying sowing and increasing the costs of  production, the Ministry of Agriculture...

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India: Punjab aims to shift focus to maize with research centre

India: Punjab aims to shift focus to maize with research centre | MAIZE | Scoop.it

In order to give a fillip to maize research and cultivation in the state, the Punjab government has approved transfer of 100 hectares in Ladowal near Ludhiana free to the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) for setting up a Directorate of Maize Research in the state. The step is likely to give a major thrust to the much-needed agricultural diversification programme in Punjab. This endeavour would also help in development of new hybrid and high-yielding varieties of maize, thereby contributing in improving farmers' incomes.

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Malawians rethink maize planting as climate dries

Malawians rethink maize planting as climate dries | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Farmers in northern Malawi are urged to grow local maize varieties again after earlier advice to switch to faster-maturing hybrids
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India: Rajasthan turns to technology to chart path through food security maize

India: Rajasthan turns to technology to chart path through food security maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Hybrid maize produced by a US biotech company is increasing Indian farmers' yields – but not without controversy. Mark Tran reports
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U.S. farmers to plant largest corn crop since 1936

U.S. farmers to plant largest corn crop since 1936 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Farmers plan to plant the largest corn crop since 1936 to try to cash in on high prices
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Purdue gets $1.1 million to improve heat-stress tolerance of maize

Purdue gets $1.1 million to improve heat-stress tolerance of maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Purdue University scientists will receive a $1.1 million grant to find ways to increase maize's tolerance to heat.
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India to improve nutrition with biofortified crops - including protein-rich maize

India to improve nutrition with biofortified crops - including protein-rich maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Nutritional deficiency among Indians can be tackled by introducing biofortified varieties of staples like wheat and rice, say experts.
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Lipid-lowering effect of maize-based traditional Mexican food on a metabolic syndrome model in rats

Lipid-lowering effect of maize-based traditional Mexican food on a metabolic syndrome model in rats | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Lipid-lowering effect of maize-based traditional Mexican food on a metabolic syndrome model in rats - up-to-the-minute news and headlines.
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Kenya: Farmers plant maize despite disease alert

Kenya: Farmers plant maize despite disease alert | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Farmers in Teso North and South districts have defied instructions from the Ministry of Agriculture against planting maize this season.

Residents from areas that were affected by the Maize Lethal Necrosis disease last season had been instructed to skip planting the crop this season.

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Maize Genetics and Genomics Database report progress

Maize Genetics and Genomics Database report progress | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The increasing affordability of genome sequencing is allowing the scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service-supported database to share the incredible amount of data being created in Ames, Iowa.
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India sells first maize cargo of over 13,700 tonnes to China

India sells first maize cargo of over 13,700 tonnes to China | MAIZE | Scoop.it
India has sold its first maize cargo of over 13,700 tonnes to China, a break through between the two countries.
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