Category: 2021

GUARDIAN NIGERIA: IAR, AATF to enhance food security with new Tela Maize

Determined to improved maize production in Nigeria, the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in collaboration with African Agricultural Technology Foundation, (AATF) will soon release Tela maize, a new variety crop in Nigeria. The new Tela Maize, first Genetically Modified Organisms GMO, fortified to resist pest and tolerate drought, is expected to […]

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NATION NIGERIA: TELA maize’s progress in field trials

The ongoing research on the TELA maize project, a new maize variety which is water-efficient, drought-tolerant and also fights insects and pest such as fall armyworm, has progressed significantly at the research farms of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Samaru, Zaria. JULIANA AGBO writes on the success recorded so far from the Confined Field Trials (CFT). […]

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