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  • Maize Case Study

    Chapter one 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background information and rationale Maize (Zea Mays L.) is one the most important cereal crop in sub-Saharan Africa and Zimbabwe. According to FAO statistics the total amount of maize produced worldwide is estimated at 785 million tons and United States of America is the largest producer and contributing 42%, Africa produces 6.5% with Nigeria being the largest African producer with nearly 8 million tons, followed by South Africa. Based on area and production, maize is the 3rdmost important cereal crop after wheat and rice in world. Africa imports 28% of the required maize from countries outside the continent (FAO 2007) .In Zimbabwe production of maize has been declining since 1984 when production reached a peak of 3000 metric tonnes. The constraints leading to low yields in maize production are pest pressure, weeds, diseases and…

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  • Case Study: Integrated Crop Management Of MAIZE

    INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT OF MAIZE I. Integrated Crop Management - ICM 1. What is ICM? ICM is a manufacturing process to effectively provide sufficient food and other products, reducing the consumption of material resources, protecting the quality of soil, water, air, and biodiversity. 2. The basics of ICM - Plant care and nutrition management: + Using the high-yielding and disease-free seeds of good crop varieties + Ensuring planting density to promote the yield potential of varieties +…

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  • Hordeum Bulbosum Is Restricted To Crossable Wheat Genotypes

    genotypes. Nonetheless, maize pollen appears to be insensitive to these crossability limiting factors, and pollen can be taken from a wide range of maize germplasm (Suenaga 1994). In maize mediated Dh system, the intergeneric crosses between wheat and maize followed…

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  • Entomopathogenic Fungi Lab Report

    mays, var. B73) seeds were immersed in 0.5 % % sodium hypochlorite for surface-sterilization for two minutes, dipped in 70 % ethanol for two minutes and rinsed in sterile distilled water thrice. 100 μl of the last rinsing water was plated on potato dextrose agar (PDA) media, and incubated 10 days at 25 °C to ensure the success of sterilization. The experiment was continued on successful seeds sterilization. The seeds were inoculated with all the fungal cultures having to 1 X 108 conidia ml_1 and…

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  • Mayan Food History

    For example, one myth told by the Mayans in their sacred book, the Popol Vuh, tells about the creation of mankind through their God’s many attempts at creating the human that best fit their needs. The story tells how mankind was first made from mud, but this didn’t work because man could hardly see, hear or walk and were soon washed away. The Mayan gods then made other beings out of wood and these beings were successful for operating but they lacked blood and souls, so they were destroyed.…

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  • Human Consumption Of Corn

    It became part of may cultures which allowed societies to grow and flourish because it lessened the effects of food scarcity. Corn became a hardy plant through its adaptations and became adopted into numerous diets around the world because it could mass produced for relatively cheap. One large cob provides humans with 123 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, 27 grams of carbohydrates and it high in folate (19.5 milligrams), potassium (158 milligrams), magnesium (18.3…

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  • Digestibility Of Food

    Throughout the history of humanity, a top priority of its populace has been to obtain enough food to stay alive. According to historians and scientists, this urge for consumption has since led to major changes in the human race. One such reshaping occurred from 2.5 to 1.9 million years ago with the invention of cooked food. The second was the domestication of the three main cereal grains, wheat, rice, and maize, which happened approximately 10,500 to 5,500 years ago. Each of these…

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  • How Sushi Went Global Summary

    was “Meeting at the Table: Rituals and Meanings.” To study this topic we were assigned four chapters from one book, “Much Depends on Dinner”, by Margaret Visser. The introduction discusses how the food we choose, and how we treat it reflects our cultural ideals. From there, she makes a menu for a simple dinner that she could offer to someone with which she is not close friends. She then states that the entire book will be framed by this recipe, and that she intends to analyze the ingredients…

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  • Sеng And Eng Vocabulary

    Vocabulary We can say that the most prominent differences between USEng and EngEng is the vocabulary. Vocabulary as a main factor in the language can vary even in the same language between dialects. For this differences between vocabulary, there are many reasons as listed by Trudgill & Hannah 2008: first, new objects and experiences were encountered in North America which needed naming, either by adapting EngEng vocabulary or by creating new words: e.g. Corn is the general English term…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Gm Food

    first is transgenic. Transgenic plants have genes inserted into them that are form another species (these can come from species from the same kingdom). The second is cisgenic. Cisgenic uses genes found within the same species or species that are closely related. The third is subgenic. Subgenic uses ‘gene knockdown’ to alter the plants genes without importing genes from other plants. Examples of transgenic crops are soya beans and maize. In order to produce GM soya beans you must find the trait…

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