Month: September 2012

Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for zinc, iron and selenium analysis in whole grain wheat

Published in Plant and Soil, 2012 Nicholas G. Paltridge, Paul J. Milham, J. Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio, Govindan Velu, Zarina Yasmin, Lachlan J. Palmer, Georgia E. Guild and James C. R. Stangoulis Background and aims Crop biofortification programs require fast, accurate and inexpensive methods of identifying...

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Adoption of interrelated sustainable agricultural practices in smallholder systems: evidence from rural Tanzania

Published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2012 Menale Kassie, Moti Jaleta, Bekele Shiferaw, Frank Mmbando and Mulugetta Mekuria Soil fertility depletion is considered one of the main biophysical limiting factors for increasing per capita food production for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan...

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QTL mapping of adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in a population derived from common wheat cultivars Naxos and Shanghai 3/Catbird

Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2012 Yan Ren, Zhonghu He, Jia Li, Morten Lillemo, Ling Wu, Bin Bai, Qiongxian Lu, Huazhong Zhu, Gang Zhou and Jiuyuan Du, et al. Stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikss., is a severe foliar disease of common wheat (Triticum...

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Association of staygreen trait with canopy temperature depression and yield traits under terminal heat stress in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Published in Euphytica, 2012 Maya Kumari, R. N. Pudake, V. P. Singh and Arun K. Joshi The presence or absence of the staygreen trait was screened for 3 consecutive years in 963 wheat lines from various sources, including Indian and CIMMYT germplasm. Staygreen was assessed at the late dough stage by...

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Productivity and sustainability of the rice-wheat cropping system in the indo-gangetic plains of the Indian subcontinent: problems, opportunities, and strategies

Published in Advances in Agronomy 117 : 315-369, 2012 Bhagirath S. Chauhan, Gulshan Mahajan, Virender Sardana, Jagadish Timsina and Mangi L. Jat Rice and wheat are the staple foods for almost the entire Asian population and therefore they occupy a premium position among all food commodities. The era...

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