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Cover for Drought tolerance in crops: physiology to genomics.

More frequent and severe drought combined with high temperatures have been recognized as a potential impact of global warming on agriculture. Improving crop yield under water stress is the goal of agricultural researchers worldwide. Direct selection for yield under drought has been the major...

Author(s)
Manavalan, L. P.; Nguyen, H. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The local wisdom of Balinese <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">subaks</i>.

The irrigation of rice terraces on the island of Bali is a classic example of the complexity of indigenous resource management. Small farmer groups comprise local water-user associations called 'subaks', which meet in water temples to manage the irrigation of their terraced paddies. This chapter...

Author(s)
Windia, W.; Sedana, G.; Vet, T. de; Lansing, J. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value chain: on-farm production interventions.

The National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) implemented interventions across the value chain for pre- and post-harvest sectors of millets in India. Interventions at the on-farm production stage are detailed in this chapter. These included identification of sorghum genotypes for specific end ...

Author(s)
Dayakar Rao, B.; Malleshi, N. G.; Annor, G. A.; Patil, J. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648309)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Induced mutagenesis and allele mining.

This chapter focuses on the the induced variation for morphological, biochemical and yield attributes of brassicas and their use in the development of high yielding varieties. The molecular mechanism of selected mutations and advances in mutation breeding techniques are also presented.

Author(s)
Jambhulkar, S. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New horizons in diversification of temperate fruit crops.

Diversification of fruits refers to expansion in different kinds and varieties grown in a specific geographical region, area or zone with the aim of increasing productivity and marketability and showing a direct impact on the overall economy of the grower. Due to the increase in population and...

Author(s)
Mir, M. M.; Umar Iqbal; Sheikh Mehraj; Mir, S. A.; Munib-ur-Rehman; Banday, S. A.; Rather, G. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Response to flooding: submergence tolerance in rice.

This chapter discusses submergence tolerance as a response to flooding, focusing on rice as a model crop where progress was made in developing flood-tolerant varieties and where opportunities exist for further improvements through mining the enormous genetic diversity available in preserved...

Author(s)
Ismail, A. M.; Mackill, D. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using phenomics and genomics to unlock landrace and wild relative diversity for crop improvement.

This chapter discusses some of the activities and achievements of the Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) Secure project, which aims to: (i) identify host plant resistance to the cabbage whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) and cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) via a germplasm screen where both are...

Author(s)
Vosman, B.; Pelgrom, K.; Sharma, G.; Voorrips, R.; Broekgaarden, C.; Pritchard, J.; May, S.; Adobor, S.; Castellanos-Uribe, M.; Kaauwen, M. van; Finkers, R.; Janssen, B.; Workum, W. T. van; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exhibition trial and farmer participatory selection of new late-blight resistant B3C1 potato genotypes for adaptation to Nigerian conditions.

Nineteen late-blight resistant B3C1 potato genotypes received from the International Potato Center (CIP) and two local checks were planted in an exhibition trial conducted in three potato-growing locations on the Jos Plateau of Nigeria in the 2007 rainy season. The field trials were situated in...

Author(s)
Amadi, C. O.; Lang, A. J.; Dung, E. A.; Lenka, D. M.; Dalyop, T. Y.; Landeo, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetative propagation.

This chapter introduces some principles of vegetative propagation, based on simple and robust techniques that can be used to create a cultivar, even in remote corners of tropical countries with minimum infrastructure. These techniques include grafting, budding and marcotting, which are especially...

Author(s)
Leakey, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640990)
Type
Book chapter

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