Mass (Gravimetric) Selection in Diseased Nurseries

  • Uriel Maldonado
  • Carlos Jimenez
  • Deon D. Stuthman
Part of the World Crops: Production, Utilization, Description book series (WCPU, volume 12)


Since its beginning more than 25 years ago, the Mexican oat breeding programme has utilised pedigree selection. The programme began by importing germplasm from the USDA and testing it at three sites, Chapingo, Celeya (winter crop) and Chihuahua. Priority traits include stem rust resistance, earliness, kernel quality and grain yield. As oat acreage increased in the Mexico City area (near Chapingo), stem rust became a serious problem because inoculum is always present and climatic conditions in the area are usually very favourable for stem rust development.


Stem Rust Mass Selection Stem Rust Resistance Crown Rust Check Cultivar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uriel Maldonado
    • 1
  • Carlos Jimenez
    • 1
  • Deon D. Stuthman
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones AgricolasChapingoMexico
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinnesotaUSA

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