Science CodexAnalyzing complex plant genomes with the newest next-generation DNA sequencing ...Science CodexImage credits: Glycine gene expression (courtesy of Daniel Ilut); Root tip metaphase chromosomes of Tragopogon miscellus (courtesy of...
So, just to recap, that Afghan pea accession with resistance to a couple of different strains of Peronospora viciae (which causes downy mildew): PS 998 = WBH 2126 (Plant Breeding Institution, Weibullsholm, Landskrona) = NGB 102126 = ATC 2432...
Is it not ironic that on the same day that Bill Gates suggests national targets and reports cards for agricultural productivity, boffins are decrying the use of unidimensional indicators of country-level success in another sphere?
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it.
EU to Spend 11.1 Million Euros to Support Conservation Agriculture in Zambia: EU Head of Delegation in Zambia, Kirsi Pekuri said the support was necessitated by the potential conservation agriculture holds in reducing ...
Fred & Kathryne Meyer and Skip Tenpas enter WPVGA Hall of FameAgri-ViewHe was always very interested in the foreign potato introductions that are maintained at the US Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
"Productivity is increasingly based on yield per acre, with little consideration to the nutritional value of what is produced." Kwesi Attah-Krah, Bioversity Deputy Director General, joins the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition debate.
You know how we’ve occasionally wondered out loud here whether it might be possible to crowdsource information on the geographic distribution of a crop (or indeed crop wild relatives), or even of threats to crop diversity.
Research for Development Discussion Paper 21. NERICA seed versus local landraces: Another battle of the paradigms? (RT @DFID_Research: NERICA seed versus local landraces: Another battle of the paradigms?
Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago. The fruit was found in the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia, a top site for people looking for mammoth bones. The Institute of Cell Biophysics team raised plants of Silene stenophylla - of the campion family - from the fruit.
'Tech can help cashew growers boost yield'Times of IndiaThe centre will serve as a gene bank for cashew crops by protecting common and rare varieties." Cashew farmers in the state need to adopt modern technology and should follow scientific methods...
Cacao, café, coton, palmier à huile, caoutchouc, banane, arachide, vanille et épices font partie de ces migrants botaniques, ces plantes tropicales découvertes en Asie, en Afrique ou aux Amériques, emportées pour être étudiées dans les jardins...
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