Published in Agribusiness, 2014
Smale, M.;Simpungwe, E.; Birol, E.; Kassie, G.T.; De Groote H.; Mutale, R.
Zambia’s maize seed industry is currently one of the strongest and most competitive in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper describes the changing structure of the maize seed industry and seed...
Published in Experimental Agriculture, 2014
Mazid, A.; Keser, M.;Amegbeto, K.N.; Morgounov, A.I.; Bagci, A.; Peker, K.; Akin, M.; kucukcongar, M.; Kan, M.; Semerci, A.; Karabak, S.; Altikat, A.;Yaktubay, S.
This paper summarizes a study initiated by the Turkish General Directorate of Agricultural...
Published in Plant Disease 98 (9) : 1227-1234, 2014
Caixia Lan; Singh, R.P.;Calvo-Salazar, V.; Herrera-Foessel, S.A.
Leaf rust and stripe rust are important diseases of wheat and can be controlled by growing resistant varieties. We investigated the genetic basis of resistance to both rusts in 198...
Published in Plant Disease 98 (9) : 1267, 2014
Martinez-Cisneros, B.A.; Juarez-Lopez, G.; Valencia-Torres, N.; Duran-Peralta, E.; Mezzalama, M.
A bacterial disease of maize, bacterial stalk and top rot, was found in the state of Morelos in February 2011, and in the state of Puebla in July 2013, Mexico....
Published in Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 38 (5) : 624-632, 2014
Morgounov, A.I.; Gummadov, N.; Belen, S.; Kaya, Y.; Keser, M.; Mursalova, J.
The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is gaining popularity as a complementary selection tool, even though it requires an instrument...
Published in Weather and Climate Extremes 4 : 96-108, 2014
Gbegbelegbe, S.; Chung, U.; Shiferaw, B.; Msangi, S.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye
This study uses a spatial bio-economic modelling framework to estimate the impact of the 2012 weather extreme in the USA on food security in the developing world....
Published in Nematropica 44 (2) : 25-30, 2014
Dababat, A.A.; Pariyar,S.R.; Nicol, J.M.; Erginbas-Orakci,G.; Goll, M.; Watrin, C.; Duveiller,E.; Braun, H.J.; Cabrera, J.A.; Sikora,R.A.
This research investigated the influence of the fungicide, thiabendazole, used as a seed coating on the infection of...
Published in Crop Science, 2014
Srinivasa, J.; Arun, B.; Mishra, V.K.; Chand, R.; Sharma, D.; Bhardwaj, S.C.; Joshi, A.K.
Breeding for higher Zn and Fe content in the wheat grain can be justified in the context of malnutrition. This breeding study set out to gauge the potential of crosses between...
Published in Journal of Experimental Botany, 2014
Sanchez-Bragado, R.; Molero, G.; Reynolds, M.P.; Araus, J.L.
During grain filling in C3 cereals, the shoot (particularly the flag leaf) and the ear are believed to play major roles as sources of assimilates. However, both the cost and the intrusive...
Published in Nature Climate Change 4 : 678-683, 2014
Powlson, D.S.; Stirling, C.M.; Jat, M.L.; Gerard, B.; Palm, C.A.; Sanchez, P.A.; Cassman, K.G.
The Emissions Gap Report 2013 from the United Nations Environment Programme restates the claim that changing to no-till practices in agriculture, as...