Improve your maize harvests grow certified seed of open-pollinated varieties.

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Published by AREX, CIMMYT in Harare .

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  • Corn -- Seeds.

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ContributionsZimbabwe. Dept. of Agricultural Research & Extension., International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
LC ClassificationsSB191.M2 I56 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination[16] p. :
Number of Pages16
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Open LibraryOL16238781M
LC Control Number2007325192

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The collaborators hope the booklet, titled “Improve Your Maize Harvests: Grow Certified Seed of Open-Pollinated Varieties,” educates extension workers, NGOs in seed distribution, and farmers in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) about seed recycling and the differences between hybrids and OPVs.

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