Month: April 2014

Measuring the impacts of Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme

Published in African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics  9 (2) : 132-147, 2014 Chibwana, C.; Shively, G.; Fisher, M.; Jumbe, C.;Masters, W. We measured the farm-level impacts of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) on fertiliser  use and maize yields in central and southern...

Lr72 confers resistance to leaf rust in durum wheat cultivar Atil C2000

Published in Plant Disease 98 (5) : 631-635, 2014 Herrera-Foessel, S.A.; Huerta-Espino, J.;Calvo-Salazar, V.; Lan, C.X.; Singh, R.P.  Leaf rust, caused by Puccinia triticina (Pt), has become a globally important disease for durum wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum) since the detection of race...

Inter-connection between land use/land cover change and herders’/farmers’ livestock feed resource management strategies: a case study from three Ethiopian eco-environments

Published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 188 : 150-162, 2014 Mekasha, A.; Gerard, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye;Nigatu, L.; Duncan, A.J. We assessed land use/land cover changes from remotely sensed satellite imagery and compared this with community perceptions on availability/use of livestock...

Exploration of farmers’ preferences and perceptions of maize varieties: implications on development and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM) varieties in Zimbabwe

Published in Journal of Sustainable Development  7 (2) : 194-207, 2014 Machida, L.; Derera, J.; Tongoona, P.; Langyintuo, A.; MacRobert, J. Quality protein maize (QPM) technology is relatively new in Zimbabwe and farmer awareness of QPM was low. Participation of smallholder farmers in the development...

Molecular mapping across three populations reveals a QTL hotspot region on chromosome 3 for secondary traits associated with drought tolerance in tropical maize

Published in Molecular Breeding, 2014 Dias Almeida, G.; Nair, S.; Borem, A.; Cairns, J.; Trachsel, S.;Ribaut, J-M; Banziger, M.; Prasanna, B.M.; Crossa, J.; Babu, R. Identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) of sizeable effects that are expressed in diverse genetic backgrounds across contrasting...

Conservation agriculture in southern Africa: advances in knowledge

Published in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 2014 Thierfelder, C.; Rusinamhodzi, L.; Ngwira, A.R.;Mupangwa, W.; Isaiah, N.; Kassie, G.T.; Cairns, J.E. The increasing demand for food from limited available land, in light of declining soil fertility and future threats of climate variability...

Nutrient management and use efficiency in wheat systems of South Asia

Published in Advances in Agronomy  125 : 171-259, 2014 Jat, M.L.; Bijay-Singh; Gerard, B. With the advent of Green Revolution era in the mid-1960s, high-yielding wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties and chemical fertilizers were introduced in South Asia. Fertilizer consumption is continuously...
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