Maize comes in many colours, hues and shapes

Earth to MARS! On the way to breeding drought-resistant maize for Asia

Maize is rapidly emerging as a key crop  in Asian food systems. But in the largely rainfed agriculture practiced in Asia, drought is an important threat to production. So several projects are under way to introduce drought-tolerant maize varieties adapted to the many different growing conditions found in Asia. Source: …


Seeking sorghum solutions, breeding for more yield with less water

One of the greatest challenges of our time is growing more crops to feed more people, but using less water. Sorghum is one of the most ‘efficient’ crops in terms of needing less water and nutrients to grow. And although it is naturally well adapted to sun-scorched drylands, there is …