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Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means
This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. ...
Velvetbean: A "new" plant with a history
Velvetbean (Mucuna spp.), a vigorous climbing legume of Asian origin, is prominent among the plants currently promoted for use as a green manure and cover crop in the humid tropics. What is not so well known, however, is ...
Desarrollando tecnologia apropiada a las circunstancias del productor : el enfoque restringido de sistemas de produccion
Este documento presenta una descripcion breve de a) los hechos relevantes en la evolucion de la investigacion agricola que motivaron la aparicion de la investigacion en fincas y el desarrollo de los enfoques de sistemas; ...
The global wheat improvement system : prospects for enhancing efficiency in the presence of spillovers
Through the global analysis and country-level case studies, this report analyzes the efficiency of investments in wheat improvement research at a disaggregated level and explores a range of options for restructuring research ...
Farmer plant breeding from a biological perspective: Implications for collaborative plant breeding
Plant breeding by research has become increasingly isolated from the plant breeding of farmers. Collaborative plant breeding (CPB) offers the possibility of bringing these two plant breeding traditions together to increase ...
Wheat Annual Report 2012
Maize Annual Report 2012
Demand and supply of crop infraspecific diversity on farms: Towards a policy framework for on-farm conservation
Interest is increasing worldwide in on-farm conservation as a component of a strategy to conserve crop genetic resources. On-farm conservation may require outside support to small-scale farmers in areas of crop domestication ...