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A joint-product analysis of the adoption of modern cereal varieties in developing countries
Semi-dwarf wheat varieties have been slow to diffuse in some regions despite their superior grain yield. This paper analyses varietal differences in yields of the joint products of grain and straw, the decision to adopt ...
Nutritive appraisal of various wheat varieties/lines for developing biofortified wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.)
(OMICS International, 2018)
Essential micronutrients such as iron and zinc deficiencies affect more than two billion people globally especially the pregnant women and children below the age of five. Wheat, like many other staple cereals, contains low ...
Adult plant resistance to stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) in Pakistani advanced lines and wheat varieties
(Southern Cross Publishing; Southern Cross Publishing-Australia, 2018)
After decades of effective wheat stem rust control, due mainly to use of the Sr31 resistance gene in wheat, as of the early 2000s new virulent strains of the stem rust fungus, especially the Ug99 or the TTKSK races, are ...
Impact of CIMMYT varieties on the genetic diversity of wheat in Australia, 1973-1993
Wheats derived from germplasm developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been grown widely in Australia since the early 1970s. The impact of CIMMYT germplasm on the genetic diversity ...
Spillover effects of international agricultural research: CIMMYT-based semi-dwarf wheats in Australia
The spillover effects of agricultural research are of interest because research-induced supply shifts in non-target regions can reduce the benefits for producers in the target regions. The introduction of semi-dwarfing ...
Wheat rusts and the costs of genetic diversity in the Punjab of Pakistan
The theory of impure public goods is used to demonstrate why farmers may nor grow wheat cultivars with the socially desirable level of rust resistance. First, they may grow cultivars that are high yielding though susceptible ...
The rate of crop varietal replacement on farms: measures and empirical results for wheat
The rate of crop varietal replacement on [arms is an important measure of the impacts of plant breeding programmes, the degree of varietal diversification over time, and the potential exposure to disease epidemics due to ...