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Cover for Nematode parasites of cereals.

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptations to aluminium toxicity.

Soil acidity limits agricultural production globally. Acid soils pose many stresses to plants but the major factor affecting plant growth is soluble aluminium, with Al3+ being the most toxic form. Al3+ damages root cells at sites in the apoplast and in the cytosol, and these rapidly inhibit root...

Author(s)
Ryan, P. R.; Delhaize, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for IPM case studies: sorghum.

This chapter presents various case studies focusing on the management of Schizaphis graminum (green bug), Rhopalosiphum maidis (maize leaf aphid), Melanaphis sacchari (sugarcane aphid) and Sipha flava (yellow sugarcane aphid) using various control methods and their combinations (IPM). The efficacy...

Author(s)
Michaud, J. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of economic yield under inadequate water supply.

This chapter focuses on the physiological reactions and assimilate partitioning in crops and their effects on the economic yield. The effects of water shortage at different phenological stages and the relation between water use and economic yield in principal crops, such as sorghum, maize, wheat...

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: biotechnology of major cereals.

Ranked on the basis of harvested mass, the top five cereals in the world are maize (corn), rice, wheat, barley and sorghum. However, the commercial application of biotechnology over these five species is heavily skewed. Only in maize are there genetically engineered varieties currently marketed to...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sorghum genetic transformation: current status and future target traits.

This chapter reviews briefly the current status of regeneration and transformation of sorghum () focusing on somatic embryogenesis and on biolistic and Agrobacterium-mediated delivery systems. Future target traits will be critically reviewed because of the likelihood of producing new genetic lines...

Author(s)
Anami, S. E.; Zhang YuMiao; Zhang LiXin; Zhu Li; Jing HaiChun
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 Biotechnology of major cereals.

This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the recombinant DNA techniques and transformation methods used by the commercial maize biotechnology sector, current traits and future trends of the global adoption of transgenic maize, specific breeding challenges and the current trends in applied sorghum ...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book

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