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Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.

An understanding of the performance of sorghum, pearl millet, and groundnut programmes from the perspectives of scientific capacity, output of released varieties and the level of adoption of these improved varieties is not as comprehensive as in other staple food crops such as maize. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Mausch, K.; Simtowe, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysing scientific strength and varietal generation, adoption and turnover in Peninsular India: the case of sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnut.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the effectiveness of the crop improvement of sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeon pea and groundnut in India from the perspectives of inputs (scientific capacity of national programmes), outputs (released cultivars and hybrids) and outcomes (aggregate...

Author(s)
Charyulu, D. K.; Bantilan, M. C. S.; Laxmi, A. R.; Moses, D. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for "Seeded-yet-sterile" perennial grasses: towards sustainable and non-invasive biofuel feedstocks.

Sustainable cropping systems for leading candidate biofuel crops currently focus predominantly on perennial grasses for which assessments of invasiveness potential remain incomplete. Perennial C4 grasses have significant capacity for biomass accumulation across diverse environments, providing...

Author(s)
Jessup, R. W.; Dowling, C. D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Keeping a finger on the pulse: monitoring the use of CWR in crop improvement.

This chapter takes a macro perspective of the state of the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in crop improvement programmes under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with some supplementary perspectives from outside of the CG family where required. It asks, ...

Author(s)
Smith, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional and health benefits of millets.

This chapter, divided into 6 sections, examines the nutritional and health implications of millet, both in terms of the whole grain and in terms of processed products - specifically sorghum products - which have been studied in detail under the auspices of the Indian government's National...

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 Nutrient deficiencies in cereal crops: Pearl millet (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pennisetum typhoides</i> (Burm.f) Stapf &amp; C.E. Hubb.).

The symptoms and integrated management of N, P, K, Ca, S, Fe, Zn and Mn deficiencies in pearl millet are described, and the conditions in which these deficiencies are likely to occur in this crop are discussed.

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Varietal generation and output.

This chapter focuses on the improved cultivar generation of various crops (maize, cassava, rice, bean, potato, cowpea, wheat, soyabean, sweet potato, yam, sorghum, groundnut, banana, chickpea, pigeon pea, barley, pearl millet, faba bean, lentil and pea) in Africa South of the Sahara. Information of ...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Varietal adoption, outcomes and impact.

This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alwang, J.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cereals.

This chapter describes the origin, utilization, morphology (vegetative characters and flowers) and anatomy (root, stem, leaf, fruit and seed) of rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and pearl millet, and discusses the significance of the variations in anatomical characters among cultivars. Organ development ...

Author(s)
Maiti, R.; Satya, P.; Rajkumar, D.; Ramaswamy, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640198)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient deficiencies of field crops: guide to diagnosis and management.

This book presents guidelines on the identification of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in cereal crops (maize, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and barley), pulse crops (pigeon pea, green gram, black gram, cowpea, cluster bean, chickpea, Phaseolus vulgaris, lentil and pea),...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book

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