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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 ...
Wheat breeders' perspectives on genetic diversity and germplasm use: Findings from an international survey
Wheat breeders working in national wheat research programmes around the world, and particularly those in developing countries, are concerned that in the future scientific advance may be limited because wheat genetic diversity ...
Estimating the economic impact of breeding nonspecific resistance to leaf rust in modern bread wheat
Breeding for resistance to rust diseases in wheat is an example of productivity maintenance research. Productivity maintenance research is necessary to avoid contractions in the wheat supply curve that result from changes ...