Month: September 2012

Identification of QTL associated with durable adult plant resistance to stem rust race Ug99 in wheat cultivar ‘Pavon 76’

Published in Euphytica, 2012 P. N. Njau, S. Bhavani, J. Huerta-Espino, B. Keller and R. P. Singh Stem rust of wheat, caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, was under control worldwide for over 30 years by utilizing genetic resistance. The emergence of stem rust in 1998 in eastern Africa in form...

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Conservation agriculture systems for Malawian smallholder farmers: long term effects on crop productivity, profitability and soil quality

Published in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 2012 Amos Robert Ngwira, Christian Thierfelder and Dayton M. Lambert Conservation agriculture (CA) systems are based upon minimal soil disturbance; crop residue retention and crop rotation and/or intercrop association are increasingly seen to recycle...

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