Month: July 2014

Role of melanin in release of extracellular enzymes and selection of aggressive isolates of bipolaris sorokiniana in barley

Published in Current Microbiology 69 (2) : 202-211, 2014 Chand, R.; Kumar, M.; Kushwaha, C.; Shah, K.; Joshi, A.K.  Eighteen barley isolates of Bipolaris sorokiniana belonging to wild and clonal type of black, mixed and white subpopulations were quantitatively assayed for their melanin content and...

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

Published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2014 Yue Zhou; Yan Ren; Lillemo, M.; Zhanjun Yao; Peipei Zhang; Xianchun Xia; He Zhonghu;Zaifeng Li; Daqun Liu Leaf rust is an important wheat disease and utilization of adult-plant resistance (APR) may be the best approach to achieve long-term protection...

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Effects of tillage and crop residue management on maize yields and net returns in the Central Mexican highlands under drought conditions

Published in Pedosphere 24 (4) : 476-486, 2014 Romero-Perezgrovas, R.R.; Verhulst, N.; De la Rosa, D.; Hernandez, V.; Maertens, M.; Deckers, J.; Govaerts, B. In the subtropical highlands of Central Mexico, where the main crop is maize (Zea mays), the conventional practice (CP) involves tillage, monoculture...

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Managing vulnerability to drought and enhancing livelihood resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Technological, institutional and policy options

Published in Weather and Climate Extremes 3 : 67-79, 2014 Shiferaw, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Abate, T.; Prasanna, B.M.; Menkir, A.  Agriculture and the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are highly sensitive to climatic variability. Drought, in particular, represents...

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Durum wheat (Triticum durum L.) quality and yield as affected by tillage-straw management and nitrogen fertilization practice under furrow-irrigated conditions

Published in Field Crops Research 164 : 166-177, 2014 Grahmann, K.; Verhulst, N.; Peña-Bautista, R.J.; Buerkert, A.;Vargas-Rojas, L.; Govaerts, B. Little is documented about the effect of different tillage and residue management practices on durum wheat (Triticum durum L.) quality. This study aims...

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Managing vulnerability to drought and enhancing livelihood resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Technological, institutional and policy options

Published in Weather and Climate Extremes 3 : 67-79, 2014  Shiferaw, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Abate, T.; Prasanna, B.M.; Menkir, A.  Agriculture and the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are highly sensitive to climatic variability. Drought, in particular, represents...

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