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Integrated approaches to higher maize productivity in the new millennium: proceedings of the Seventh Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Maize Conference
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2004)
This proceedings provides a comprehensive and detailed presentation of the major maize research activities and advances in Eastern and Southern Africa since the previous Regional Maize Conference held in 1998. The Conference, ...
Adoption of maize seed and fertilizer technologies in embu district, Kenya
This study reviews socioeconomic and technical factors that affect the adoption of improved maize and fertilizer in the Embu District, Kenya and the role of credit in both. A total of 127 farmers (82 adopters and 45 ...
QTL mapping for adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in Italian common wheat cultivars Libellula and Strampelli
Italian common wheat cultivars Libellula and Strampelli, grown for over three decades in Gansu province of China, have shown effective resistance to stripe rust. To elucidate the genetic basis of the resistance, F3 populations ...
Livelihoods, poverty and targeting in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: a spatial mapping approach
This study develops a spatial mapping methodology as a tool to guide priority-setting and targeting of poverty-alleviation activities. It applies this tool to the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia, the target domain of ...
Simulation approach and its applications in plant breeding
Conventional plant breeding largely depends on phenotypic selection and breeding experience, therefore breeding efficiency is low and predictions are inaccurate. Along with the fast development in molecular biology and ...
Development, characterization and utilization of microsatellite markers in pigeonpea
Pigeonpea is a major legume of the semi-arid tropics that has been neglected in terms of molecular breeding. The objectives of this study were to develop microsatellite markers and evaluate their potential for use in ...
Molecular mapping as a tool for pre-emptive breeding for resistance to the exotic barley pathogen, Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei
Barley stripe rust (BSR), caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei, has been a major disease problem to the barley industry worldwide that has not, to date, been detected in Australia. This paper describes the mapping ...