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The Asian maize biotechnology network (AMBIONET): a model for strengthening national agricultural research systems
This report reviews the impacts of the Asian Maize Biotechnology Network (AMBIONET), organized by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with funding from the Asian Development Bank to strengthen the ...
Indicators of wheat genetic diversity and germplasm use in the people's republic of China
A preliminary study of wheat genetic diversity in the People's Republic of China is presented. Available evidence and basic data related to the ancestry of leading wheat cultivars and the area distribution of dominant ...
Towards reduced pesticide use for cereal crops in Asia
Several opportunities are available for dramatically reducing the use of agrochemicals in Asia cereal crop production. The first selection of this paper summarizes past trends and future prospects for pesticide use in Asia ...
How did China feed itself in the past? How will China feed itself in the future?
Feeding China, the world's most populous nation with more than 1.2 billion people, presents challenges and issues that can be instructive for other developing countries, and of consequence to the global community through ...
Maize in China: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This report was undertaken as part of a seven-country project to promote the sustainable intensification of maize production systems in upland environments in Asia. Maize is cultivated throughout China and plays a key role ...
A history of wheat breeding in China
China is the largest producer and consumer of wheat in the world. Wheats cultivated in China include winter and facultative wheats and spring wheats sown in both autumn and spring, mostly in rotation with other crops such ...
Breeding for resistance to Fusarium head blight of wheat in the mid- to lower Yangtze River Valley of China
Fusarium head blight (FHB) of wheat or scab is an important fungal disease in many areas of the world, especially where humid moist conditions prevail from heading to maturity. It is a particularly troublesome disease in ...
Tropical and subtropical maize in Asia: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This book examines future technological and policy prospects for the sustainable intensification of rainfed upland maize production in Asia, and derives R&D priorities for specific maize production environments and markets. ...
Cereals in China
China, which has a very long history, abounds in agrarian testimonies from Neolithic times. As the sinologist Joseph Needham once wrote, “the fundamental occupation, the root pen and the basis of the nation’s wealth and ...