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Biochar increases plant-available water in a sandy loam soil under an aerobic rice crop system
Abstract. The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of biochar rate (0, 8, 16 and 32 Mg ha−1) on the water retention capacity (WRC) of a sandy loam Dystric Plinthosol. The applied
Characterization of drought stress environments for upland rice and maize in central Brazil
The rice breeding station (CNPAF) experiences the same pattern of different drought types as for the TPE, and is largely suitable for early-stage selection of adapted germplasm based on yield potential, however, selection for virgin soil types could be augmented by evaluation on some less-improved soils in the slightly drier parts of the T PE region.
Transpiration rate response to water deficit during vegetative and reproductive phases of upland rice cultivars
There is need to precisely characterize drought patterns in TPEs and this information can focus the breeding program to improve drought tolerance in modern upland rice cultivars.
CGIAR modeling approaches for resource‐constrained scenarios: I. Accelerating crop breeding for a changing climate
This work critically reviewing how model-based approaches can be used to assist breeding activities, with particular focus on all CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) breeding programs, to enable more rapid and better-targeted crop modeling activities.
Nitrogen fluxes from irrigated common‑bean as affected by mulching and mineral fertilization
The objective of this work was to measure the fluxes of N2O‑N and NH3‑N throughout the growing season of irrigated common‑bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), as affected by mulching and mineral fertilization.
Variation and impact of drought-stress patterns across upland rice target population of environments in Brazil.
A process-based crop model was used to support the Brazilian UR breeding programme in their efforts to adopt a new strategy that accounts for the varying range of environments where UR is currently cultivated, and specific adaptation focused on the representative stress and wide adaptation to drought are proposed.