- At present, there is little maize-specific information available for Afghanistan, but several organizations offer guiding principles.
Problems and Opportunities
- Priority problems include drought, especially where irrigation infrastructure is limiting. Lack of access to improved seed and the high price of inputs (especially fertilizer) are problems limiting maize production.
- Priority opportunities have not yet been identified.
- Cropping 101 Manual (UC Davis)
- Field Manual (1.5 MB) (CIMMYT)
- Seed and Seed Systems Webpage
- Fertilization Fact Sheet (IFA)
- Nitrogen Requirements of Annual Crops Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
Pest Management for Maize
- In Afghanistan, common maize pests are: maize stem borer, corn armyworm, corn leafhopper, cutworms, fusarium ear and stalk rot diseases, leaf blight, common smut, head smut,and common rust.
- Diseases Manual (2.2 MB) (CIMMYT)
- Maize Doctor (CIMMYT on-line diagnostic tool)