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Agronomic performance and breeding potential of selected maize inbred lines for improvement of protein quality of adapted Ugandan germplasm
The main objective of this study was to characterise selected QPM inbred lines obtained from CIMMYT under Ugandan conditions. Agronomic performance and combining abilities were determined to assess the breeding potential ...
Efficacy of manual seed sorting methods in reduction of transmission of rice and cowpea seed-borne diseases
(African Crop Science Society, 2005)
The production of rice and cow pea in Uganda is increasing in acreage rather than productivity. This is attributed to a number of factors, mainly seed-borne diseases. The farmers in Uganda mainly use farm saved seeds for ...
Successful application of FTA® Classic Card technology and use of bacteriophage 29 DNA polymerase for large-scale field sampling and cloning of complete maize streak virus genomes
Leaf samples from 155 maize streak virus (MSV)-infected maize plants were collected from 155 farmers’ fields in 23 districts in Uganda in May/June 2005 by leaf-pressing infected samples onto FTA® Classic Cards. Viral DNA ...