Contemporary agriculture confronts the challenge of increasing demand in terms of quantitative and qualitative production targets. These targets have to be achieved against the background of soil and water scarcity, world-wide and regional shifts in the patterns of land use driven by both climate...
Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 119(5): 875-888 (2009)
Estimating maize genetic erosion in modernized smallholder agriculture
Joost van Heerwaarden, J. Hellin, R. F. Visser and F. A. van Eeuwijk
Abstract: Replacement of crop landraces by modern varieties is thought to cause diversity...
Published in Journal of Experimental Botany 60(7):1899-1918 (2009)
Raising yield potential in wheat
Matthew Reynolds, M. John Foulkes, Gustavo A. Slafer, Peter Berry, Martin A. J. Parry, John W. Snape and William J. Angus.
Abstract. Recent advances in crop research have the potential to accelerate...
A major threat to agricultural productivity worldwide is undoubtedly due to environments with stressful factors including drought, salinity, waterlogging, extreme temperatures, non-optimal levels of mineral nutrients etc. Based on contributions presented at the International Conference on Biosaline...
This important book brings together a wealth of information and techniques for working with maize (corn), a plant of enormous significance as a crop and as a model system for studies in plant genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. A distinguished editorial board has coordinated the compilation...
Published in Crop Sci 49:1564-1576 (2009)
Biplot Analysis of Genotype x Environment Interaction: Proceed with Caution
Rong-Cai Yang, Jose Crossa, Paul L. Cornelius and Juan Burgueño
Abstract: Biplot analysis has been used for studying genotype x environment interaction (GE) or any two-way table. Its...
Published in Crop Sci 49:1705-1718 (2009)
Mega-Environment Identification for Barley Based on Twenty-Seven Years of Global Grain Yield Data
Eduardo Hernandez-Segundo, Flavio Capettini, Richard Trethowan, Maarten van Ginkel, Apolinar Mejia, Aquiles Carballo, Jose Crossa, Mateo Vargas andArtemio Balbuena-Melgarejo