Theses Abstracts Cohort 6

  • BREEDING FAST COOKING AND IRON BIOFORTIFIED COWPEA IN GHANA

    ABSTRACT

    Cowpea is a multi-purpose crop, providing food for man and livestock. It is a reliable income-generating commodity for many farmers and grain traders. However, long cooking time and low iron bioavailability are major limitations to utilization. Studies read more...

  • DEVELOPMENT AND YIELD STABILITY OF YELLOW MAIZE (Zea mays L.) HYBRIDS RESISTANT TO Striga hermonthica IN MALI

    ABSTRACT

    Maize (Zea mays L.) production is constrained by Striga hermonthica in Mali leading to high yield losses. To minimize the negative impact of the parasite, breeding hybrid maize resistant to S. hermonthica read more...

  • RESPONSE TO RECIPROCAL RECURRENT SELECTION AND GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN TWO TROPICAL MAIZE (Zea mays L.) COMPOSITES

    ABSTRACT

    Average productivity of maize (Zea mays L.) in the moist savanna of West and Central Africa (WCA) is still considerably low. Improving maize populations with recurrent selection methods is important for read more...

  • DEVELOPMENT OF SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench] FOR RESISTANCE TO GRAIN MOLD IN SENEGAL

    ABSTRACT

    Sorghum cultivation in Senegal is faced with several constraints that limit production and yield. To address these constraints, several improved varieties have been developed and released by the the Senegalese Institute of read more...

  • GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF COWPEA FOR RESISTANCE TO THRIPS (Megalurthrips sjostedti) IN MALI

    ABSTRACT

    Several techniques, such as chemical and bio-insecticides have been applied by farmers to control thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti) damage on cowpea. Many factors, such as improper amount of insecticides to dilute in water, read more...

  • INTROGRESSION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR STRIGA RESISTANCE INTO SORGHUM VARIETIES ADAPTED IN NIGERIA

    ABSTRACT

    Striga hermonthica, is a major constraint to sorghum production in the Northern region of Nigeria causing high yield losses due to the increasing infestation. The introgression of resistance genes into locally read more...

  • DEVELOPMENT OF HEAD MINER (Heliocheilus albipunctella) RESISTANT PEARL MILLET [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] HYBRIDS IN NIGER

    ABSTRACT

    The potential of pearl millet to address food security and poverty problems is widely acknowledged in Niger. The present study was undertaken to develop well adapted varieties that read more...

  • GENETIC STUDIES OF COWPEA [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] FOR RESISTANCE TO THRIPS (Megalurothrips sjostedti Trybom) IN CAMEROON

    ABSTRACT

    Studies were conducted in the Sudano-sahelian zone of northern Cameroon to determine cowpea farmers‟ production constraints and preferences, identify sources of resistance to cowpea read more...

  • BREEDING PEARL MILLET (Pennisetum glaucum (L) R. BR.) FOR DOWNY MILDEW RESISTANCE AND IMPROVED YIELD IN BURKINA FASO

    ABSTRACT

    Downy mildew caused by Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) Schroet is the major disease of pearl millet in the Sahel West Africa (SWA). It causes read more...