Published in Food Policy 45 : 125-131, 2014
Mulvaney, D.; Krupnik, T.J.
California’s Rice Certification Act (RCA) requires specific planting and handling protocols for rice, including genetically engineered (GE) rice that could pose commercial risks to rice growers. Based on interviews with growers,...
Published in Plant Pathology 63 (3) : 572-580, 2014
Loladze, A.; Druml, T.; Wellings, C.R.
Stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, is one of the major fungal pathogens of wheat. A new pathotype was introduced to Australia in 2002 and several derivative pathotypes were detected...
Published in Crop Science 54 (5) : 1907-1925, 2014
Zaifeng Li;Caixia Lan; He Zhonghu; Singh, R.P.; Rosewarne, G.M.; Xinmin Chen; Xianchun Xia
Leaf rust and powdery mildew, caused by Puccinia triticina and Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, respectively, are widespread fungal diseases of wheat (Triticum...
Published in Functional Plant Biology 41 (4) : 331-341, 2014
Molero, G.; Tcherkez, G.; Araus, J.L.; Nogues, S.
Legumes such as alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) are vital N2-fixing crops accounting for a global N2 fixation of ~35 Mt N year–1. Although enzymatic and molecular mechanisms of nodule N2 fixation...
Published in Agricultural Systems, 2014
Baudron, F.; Delmotte, S.; Corbeels, M.; Herrera, J.M.; Tittonell, P.
Cereal residues represent a major resource for livestock feeding during the dry season in southern Africa. When kept on the soil surface instead of feeding them to livestock, crop residues...
Published in Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (7) : 1895-1904, 2014
Hae Koo Kim; Park, J.; Hwang, I.
Our understanding of physical and physiological mechanisms depends on the development of advanced technologies and tools to prove or re-evaluate established theories, and test new hypotheses. Water...
Published in Plant and Soil 377 (1-2) : 295-308, 2014
Grieder, C.; Trachsel, S.;Hund, A.
Background and aims: Selection for deep roots to improve drought tolerance of maize (Zea mays L.) requires presence of genetic variation and suitable screening methods.
Methods: We examined a diverse set of 33...
Published in Journal of Agricultural Science 20 : 261-268, 2014
Imren, M.; Kasapoglu, E.B.; Dababat, A.A.; Toktay, H.;Elekcioglu, I.H.
Cereal cyst nematodes (Heterodera avenae group) are important pests of wheat; they include the three most important species of cereal cyst nematodes: Heterodera avenae...
Published in Nematology, 2014
Inducing host plant-based systemic resistance is one of the modes of action involved in tri-trophic interactions between host plants, pests and mutualistic microorganisms. Two different types of systemic resistance – systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and...
Published in African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 14 (1) : 8566-8584, 2014
Oshone, K.; Gebeyehu, S.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye
One of the major causes of low yield of common bean in Ethiopia is the shortage and/or inaccessibility of high quality seed. In the Hararghe highlands...