Month: October 2009

New book in the Library: Biotechnology and Agricultural Development: Transgenic cotton, rural institutions and resource-poor farmers

This book addresses the continuing controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. Supporters of the technology claim it offers one of the best hopes for increasing agricultural production and reducing rural poverty, while opponents see it as an untested...

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Assessing the effectiveness of a technical assistance program: The case of maize seed relief to vulnerable households in Zimbabwe

Published in Food Policy 34(4):  377-387, 2009 Assessing the effectiveness of a technical assistance program: The case of maize seed relief to vulnerable households in Zimbabwe Augustine S. Langyintuo and Peter Setimela The recent economic downturn in Zimbabwe impoverished the majority of households....

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Drought stress and tropical maize: QTL-by-environment interactions and stability of QTLs across environments for yield components and secondary traits

Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 119(5): 913-930, 2009 Drought stress and tropical maize: QTL-by-environment interactions and stability of QTLs across environments for yield components and secondary traits Rainer Messmer, Yvan Fracheboud, Marianne Bänziger, Mateo Vargas, Peter Stamp and...

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Needs for and effectiveness of slow release herbicide seed treatment Striga control formulations for protection against early season crop phytotoxicity

Published in Crop Protection 28(10): 845-853 Needs for and effectiveness of slow release herbicide seed treatment Striga control formulations for protection against early season crop phytotoxicity Fred Kanampiu, Haron Karaya, Michael Burnet and Jonathan Gressel Imidazolinone resistant maize seed dressed...

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