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Implications of hill farmers' agronomic practices in Nepal for crop improvement in maize
(Cambridge University Press, 2004)
An agro-ecological analysis of the maize component of an agroforestry system in the eastern mid-hills of Nepal was conducted in 1999. The aim of the study was to understand farmers' current maize cultivation practices as ...
Controlling foliar blights of wheat in the rice-wheat systems of Asia
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2004)
Foliar blight caused by Cochliobolus sativus and Pyrenophora tritici-repentis is the main biotic stress of wheat in the rice-wheat systems of South Asia, where it causes, on average, up to 15% yield loss. Increases in food ...
Population densities of rice root nematodes (Hirschmanniella spp.) in long-term fertility experiments in Nepal
(Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante (IPP), 2004)
Long-term soil fertility experiments at Bhairahawa (rice-wheat-rice), Tarahara (rice-wheat), and Rampur (rice-wheatmaize) were sampled to assess the densities of rice root nematodes Hirschmanniella spp. Nematode densities ...
Epidemiology of foliar blights (spot blotch and tan spot) of wheat in the plains bordering the Himalayas
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2005)
Helminthosporium leaf blight (HLB), a complex of spot blotch caused by Cochliobolus sativus and of tan spot caused by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, is a major wheat disease in South Asia. This 2-year study elucidated HLB ...
Controlling foliar blight of wheat in South Asia: A holistic approach
(The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey, 2005)
Foliar blight is a major biotic constraint to wheat in the Gangetic plains of south Asia, particularly in the rice-wheat system. The disease occurs as a complex of spot blotch and tan spot caused by C. sativus and P. ...
Development and test of power tiller operated bed planter for upland crop establishment
(Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, 2004)
A power tiller operated bed planter was developed with locally available materials at Wheat Research Centre, Dinajpur with financial assistance of CIMMYT Bangladesh. The machine enables to make trapezoidal raised bed and ...
Water saving in rice-wheat systems
(Taylor & Francis, 2005)
Water shortage is a major constraint to sustaining and increasing the productivity of rice-wheat systems. Saving water can be elusive in that reducing seepage, percolation and runoff losses from fields does not necessarily ...
Making a greener revolution: a nutrient delivery system for food production to address malnutrition through crop science
(Taylor & Francis, 2005)
During the 1970s, the Green Revolution basically used dwarfing genes in wheat and rice that allowed greater water and fertilizer efficiency which dramatically increased the cereal productivity and thus, increased human ...
Maize-rice cropping systems in Bangladesh: Status and research needs
(david Publishing, 2009)
Maize-rice cropping systems are expanding in Bangladesh. Hybrid maize has increasing demand and value, particularly for poultry feed, while rice remains the traditional dominant starch staple food. Bangladesh maize yields ...
Increasing genetic yield and mitigating effects of key biotic and abiotic constraints to wheat production in India through international wheat resources and partnerships
(Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research, 2007)
The surplus wheat production in India and the world in the 1990s have eroded in recent years due to stagnating productivity and increasing demands. Production must increase at least 2% annually until 2020 to meet future ...