Month: January 2014

Genome-wide association analysis for nine agronomic traits in maize under well-watered and water-stressed conditions

Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126 (10) : 2587-2596, 2013 Yadong Xue; Warburton, M.L.; Sawkins, M.; Xuehai Zhang; Setter, T.; Yunbi Xu; Grudloyma, P.; Gethi, J.; Ribaut, J-M; Wanchen Li; Xiaobo Zhang; Yonglian Zheng; Jianbing Yan Drought can cause severe reduction in maize production,...

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Crops that feed the world 10. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by wheat in global food security

Published in Food Security 5 (3) : 291-317, 2013 Shiferaw, B.; Smale, M.; Braun, H.J.; Duveiller, E.; Reynolds, M.P.; Muricho, G. Wheat is fundamental to human civilization and has played an outstanding role in feeding a hungry world and improving global food security. The crop contributes about 20 %...

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Assessing the performance of the photo-acoustic infrared gas monitor for measuring CO2, N2O, and CH4 fluxes in two major cereal rotations

Published in Global Change Biology 20 (1) : 287-299, 2013 Tirol-Padre, A.; Rai, M.; Gathala, M.K.; Sharma, S.; Kumar, V.; Sharma, P.C.; Sharma, D.F.;Wassmann, R.; Ladha, J. Rapid, precise, and globally comparable methods for monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes are required for accurate GHG inventories...

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Adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture practices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from five case studies

Published in Environmental Management, 2013 Ndah, H.T.; Schuler, J.; Uthes, S.; Zander, P.; Traore, K.; Gama, M.-S.; Nyagumbo, I.; Triomphe, B.; Sieber, S.; Corbeels, M. Despite the reported benefits of conservation agriculture (CA), its wider up-scaling in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has remained fairly...

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