Evaluation of white corn varieties in two communities of southern Costa Rica: apeasant experimentation.

Different genetic materials of corn, including local and improved varieties, were evaluated in two communities of the Brunca region, during the summer from September 1999 to February 2000. This activity was conducted by farmers of the Associations of Veracruz dePejibaye (six farmers) and Concepcion...

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Autores Principales: Munguía, Sayra, Saborío, Juan Carlos, Cárdenas, Hernando
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/article/view/13246
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/17458
Sumario: Different genetic materials of corn, including local and improved varieties, were evaluated in two communities of the Brunca region, during the summer from September 1999 to February 2000. This activity was conducted by farmers of the Associations of Veracruz dePejibaye (six farmers) and Concepcion de Pilas (four farmers), with the support of the "Escuela de Ciencias Agrarias" (ECA), the "Instituto para el Desarrollo y la Acción Social" (IDEAS) and the cooperation of the "Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería" (MAG). The hybrid Cargill 343, the improved variety Diamantes 8843 and three local varieties(Godo, Mena and Elizondo) were tested in the Veracruz area.The experimental plots were established by the farmers usingthe same seed quantity in each lot (0.5 kg).