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Drought susceptibility of modern rice varieties : an effect of linkage of drought tolerance with undesirable traits
(Nature Publishing, 2015)
Green Revolution (GR) rice varieties are high yielding but typically drought sensitive. This is partly due to the tight linkage between the loci governing plant height and drought tolerance. This linkage is illustrated ...
Operational manual for mechanical transplanting of rice
(CSISA; CIMMYT; IFPRI; ILRI; IRRI, 2015)
This booklet highlights the benefits of mechanical transplanting of rice and discusses some of the operational and management issues that need to be addressed. It will serve as an easy, step-by-step guide for extension ...
Agricultura de conservación, ¿mejora la calidad del suelo a fin de obtener sistemas de producción sustentables?
(CIMMYT; MasAgro, 2015)
Los esfuerzos humanos para producir cantidades cada vez mayores de alimentos dejan su marca en el ambiente. El uso persistente de prácticas agrícolas convencionales con base en la labranza extensiva, especialmente cuando ...
Tillage, residue and nitrogen management effects on methane and nitrous oxide emission from rice–wheat system of Indian Northwest Indo-Gangetic Plains
(Taylor and Francis; European Federation of Associations of Environmental Professionals; European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations; Vereniging van Milieuprofessionals, 2015)
Zero-tillage, residue management and precision nutrient management techniques are being promoted in the rice–wheat (RW) production system of Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGPs) to enhance climate change adaptation and increase ...
Evidence and lessons learned from Long-Term On-Farm Research on Conservation Agriculture Systems in communities in Malawi and Zimbabwe
A long-term study was carried out in the Zidyana Extension Planning Area (EPA), Malawi and in the Zimuto Communal Area, Zimbabwe, to evaluate the effect of different conservation agriculture (CA) systems on crop productivity, ...
A short-term assessment of carbon dioxide fluxes under contrasting agricultural and soil management practices in Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015)
Two of the biggest problems facing humankind are feeding an exponentially growing human population and preventing the accumulation of atmospheric greenhouse gases and its climate change consequences. Refined agricultural ...
Powering smallholder agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa : how 2-wheel tractors increase farm power among smallholders
(CIMMYT; ACT; FACASI, 2015)
The Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project aims at exploiting the synergies between small-scale-mechanization and Conservation Agriculture. The overall goal of the ...
Agricultura de conservación y manejo de malezas
(CIMMYT; MasAgro, 2015)