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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 ...
The contribution of genetic resources and diversity to wheat productivity: a case from the punjab of Pakistan
This study makes use of data on wheat production in the Punjab of Pakistan from 1979 to 1985 to 1) examine patterns of varietal diversity in farmers' fields both at the regional and district levels and 2) identify how and ...
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 ...
Varietal change in post-green revolution agriculture: Empirical evidence for wheat in Pakistan
Yield gains may continue to be the most important factor affecting varietal change in post-Green Revolution agriculture, but they are often not as spectacular as in the initial shift to high-yielding varieties. A survey ...
Impact of CGIAR training in the developing world: Bangladesh, a case study
Two centers belonging to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) - CIMMYT and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) - have assisted research efforts at the Banglasdesh Agriculture ...