Month: June 2014

Seven years of conservation agriculture in a rice-wheat rotation of Eastern Gangetic Plains of South Asia: yield trends, economic profitability and carbon use efficiency

Published in Field Crops Research, 2014 Jat, R. K.; Sapkota, T.B.; Singh, R.G.; Jat, M.L.; Kumar, M.;Gupta, R.K.  Water, energy and labour scarcity, increasing cost of production, diminishing farm profits and uncertain weather events are major challenges faced by the farmers under intensive tillage...

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Relationships between physiological traits, grain number and yield potential in a wheat DH population of large spike phenotype

Published in Field Crops Research, 2014  Gaju, O.; Reynolds, M.P.; Sparkes,D.L.; Mayes, S.; Ribas-Vargas, G.; Crossa, J.; Foulkes, M.J.  Our objective was to investigate the relationships between spike traits, grain number and yield potential and their physiological basis in a doubled-haploid (DH)...

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Genetic relationships and structure among open-pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers

Published in Molecular Breeding, 2014 Fentaye Kassa Semagn; Magorokosho, C.; Ogugo, V.; Makumbi, D.; Warburton, M.L. Molecular characterization of open-pollinated maize varieties (OPVs) is fundamentally important in maize germplasm improvement. We investigated the extent of genetic differences, patterns...

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Genetic control of grain yield and grain physical characteristics in a bread wheat population grown under a range of environmental conditions

Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2014 Maphosa, L.; Langridge, P.; Taylor, H.; Parent, B.; Emebiri, L.C.; Kuchel, H.; Reynolds, M.P.;Chalmers, K.J.; Okada, A.; Edwards, J.; Mather, D.E.  Environmental conditions such as moisture deficit and high temperatures during the growing period...

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A study on some characteristics of new registered triticale (x Triticosecale Wittm.) varieties (Aysehanim and Mehmetbey) in Turkey

Published in Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 12(2) : 370-374, 2014 Yildirim, M.; Gezginc, H.; Paksoy, A.H.; Aktas, B.; Cakmak, M.; Belen, S.; Bolat, N.; Yorgancilar, O.;Keser, M.; Braun, H.J.; Pfeiffer, W.H. The spring triticale cultivars Aysehanim and Mehmetbey (X Triticosecale Wittm.)...

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On-farm evaluation of the effects of the principles and components of conservation agriculture on maize yield and weed biomass in Malawi

Published in Experimental Agriculture, 2014 Ngwira, A.R.; Aune, J.B.; Thierfelder, C. An on-farm study was conducted from 2009 to 2012 with communities in the Manjawira, Mpingu and Zidyana Extension Planning Areas in the Ntcheu, Lilongwe and Nkhotakota districts of central Malawi. The aim of the study...

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Profitable and sustainable nutrient management systems for East and Southern African smallholder farming systems: challenges and opportunities: a synthesis of the Eastern and Southern Africa situation in terms of past experiences, present and future opportunities in promoting nutrients use in Africa

Profitable and sustainable nutrient management systems for East and Southern African smallholder farming systems: challenges and opportunities: a synthesis of the Eastern and Southern Africa situation in terms of past experiences, present and future opportunities in promoting nutrients use in Africa. 2013. Sommer,...

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