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Workshops and meetings

Dr Alison Bentley, Director of Genetics and Breeding at The National Institute of Agricultural Botany, UK, explains why she thinks the future of genomics in agriculture lies in the value it creates for the farmer in the field.

Dr Tina Barsby, CEO, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, UK, speaks about the essentials of a robust seed system.

 

In the media

Farmers urged to cultivate improved seed varieties

Smallholder farmers in the country have been advised to adopt and plant new improved seed varieties to increase productivity. Read more… 

Kenya’s arid regions food secure as cultivation of green grams gain traction

Cultivation of green grams has been embraced by farmers in the semi-arid eastern Kenya. Read more…

New Publications

Assessment of genetic diversity of rice based on SNP markers for selection of parents for sheath rot (Sarocladium oryzae) resistance breeding

Authors: Mvuyekure SM, Sibiya J, Derera J, Nzungize J and Nkima G

Published: 2018, South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 35 (1). pp. 51-59. ISSN 0257-1862

http://oar.icrisat.org/10543/

Dissecting genomic hotspots underlying seed protein, oil, and sucrose content in an interspecific mapping population of soybean using high-density linkage mapping

Authors: Patil G, Vuong TD, Kale S, Valliyodan B, Deshmukh R, Zhu C, Wu X, Bai Y, Yungbluth D, Lu F, Kumpatla S, Shannon JG, Varshney, RK and Nguyen HT

Published: 2018, Plant Biotechnology Journal (TSI). pp. 1-15. ISSN 14677644

http://oar.icrisat.org/10577/

Latitudinal Adaptation of Flowering Response to Photoperiod and Temperature in the World Collection of Sorghum Landraces

Authors: Upadhyaya HD, Reddy KN, Vetriventhan M, Ahmed MI and Reddy MT

Published: 2018, Crop Science (TSI). ISSN 0011-183X

http://oar.icrisat.org/10578/

Role of Local Agro-minerals in Mineral Fertilizer Recommendations for Crops: Examples of Some West Africa Phosphate Rocks

Authors: Lompo F, Bationo A, Sedogo MP, Bado VB, Hien V and Ouattara B

Published: 2018, In: Improving the Profitability, Sustainability and Efficiency of Nutrients Through Site Specific Fertilizer Recommendations in West Africa Agro-Ecosystems. Springer, pp. 157-180. ISBN 978-3-319-58788-2

http://oar.icrisat.org/10579/

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