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Cover for Biocontrol agents: entomopathogenic and slug parasitic nematodes.

This book contains chapters that capture the full breadth of the basic and applied information on entomopathogenic (EPNs) and slug parasitic nematodes (SPNs) that are used or have potential in the management of insect pests, molluscs and/or other researched targets such as plant parasitic...

Author(s)
Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Askary, T. H.; Coupland, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book
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Cover for Future challenges for plant biotechnology.

This chapter looks at how plant biotechnology can help address some of the most important challenges now confronting humanity. These include food production, resource depletion, environmental degradation and climate change. It surveys some of the major traits involved in yield, quality and...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding for improvement of cool season food legumes.

This chapter discusses the development and utilization of plant genetic resources for breeding improvements (for quality, biotic and abiotic stress resistance and agronomic traits) in cool season food legumes such as lentil, chickpea, field pea and faba bean. It also describes breeding...

Author(s)
Materne, M.; Leonforte, A.; Hobson, K.; Paull, J.; Gnanasambandam, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improvement in developed countries.

In Developing Countries particularly in the West Asia and North Africa region, the major lentil breeding goals are development of cultivars with higher yields, resistance to major diseases, suitability for mechanical harvesting and improved residue yields because of the value placed on lentil straw ...

Author(s)
Muehlbauer, F. J.; Mihov, M.; Vandenberg, A.; Tullu, A.; Materne, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The lentil: botany, production and uses.

This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.; Muehlbauer, F. J.; Sarker, A.; Sharma, B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potato genetic improvement in developing countries and CIP's role in varietal change.

In this chapter, the contribution of the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru to potato cultivar development in developing countries (Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America) is discussed, covering staffing patterns, varietal release and varietal adoption. Information on expected...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Bi, Y. P.; Li, J. H.; Gaur, P. C.; Grande, E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries.

This chapter describes the contributions of ICARDA to lentil genetic resource management, pre-breeding research, and cultivar development research of the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in areas such as China, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Sudan. Human resources ...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A.; Shideed, K.; Sarker, A.; Tutwiler, R.; Erskine, W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America.

This chapter assesses the contributions of international research centres to rice productivity gains in developing countries of Asia and latin America, focusing specifically on 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the...

Author(s)
Hossain, M.; Gollin, D.; Cabanilla, V.; Cabrera, E.; Johnson, N.; Khush, G. S.; McLaren, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wheat.

In this chapter, some results from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) wheat impacts study, which focused on wheat genetic improvement research at CIMMYT and in national agricultural research system wheat improvement programmes. Wheat variety releases in developing...

Author(s)
Heisey, P. W.; Lantican, M. A.; Dubin, H. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Objectives and methodology: crop genetic improvement studies.

This chapter outlines the objectives and methodology used in studies on crop genetic improvement implemented by international agricultural research centres in developing countries that are presented in this book, and points out some similarities and differences in the methods used in crop studies.

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.; Gollin, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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