Progress from Half-Sib Selection in Kitale Station Maize

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1973
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Harrison,M.N
Eberhart,S.A
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A strain of Kenya flat-white maize (Zea mays L.) had been maintained on the Agricultural Research Station at Kitale, Kenya for several years by visual selection of the ears at harvest (mass selection) to provide seed ·the following year. Since the Kenya flat-white complex apparently traces back to varieties from South Africa that originally came from the southern U.S.A such as "Hickory King". "White Horse tooth", "White Pearl", and others [6]. the late maturity and disease resistance of the Kenya strain suggests that mass selection has been effective in developing adapted varieties for Kenya conditions.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXIX (No 1), p. 12-17