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Mapping QTLs for popping ability in a popcorn × flint corn cross
Popping expansion volume (PEV) in popcorn (Zea mays L.) is a distinct heritable character and defined as the ratio of the volume after popping to the volume before popping. PEV is quantitativelyExpand
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Tillage and irrigation effects on crop yields and soil properties under the rice–wheat system in the Indian Himalayas
Conservation tillage systems generally improve soil organic C (SOC), plant available water capacity (PAWC), aggregation and soil water transmission. A field experiment was conducted for 4 yearsExpand
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Effect of tillage and crop rotations on pore size distribution and soil hydraulic conductivity in sandy clay loam soil of the Indian Himalayas
Abstract Tillage management can affect crop growth by altering the pore size distribution, pore geometry and hydraulic properties of soil. In the present communication, the effect of differentExpand
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Integrating marker-assisted selection in crop breeding: Prospects and challenges
Mapping and tagging of agriculturally important genes have been greatly facilitated by an array of molecular markers in crop plants. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) is gaining considerable importanceExpand
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Carbon sequestration and relationship between carbon addition and storage under rainfed soybean–wheat rotation in a sandy loam soil of the Indian Himalayas
Abstract Soil organic matter (SOM) contributes to the productivity and physical properties of soils. Although crop productivity is sustained mainly through the application of organic manure in theExpand
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Sustainability under combined application of mineral and organic fertilizers in a rainfed soybean–wheat system of the Indian Himalayas
Abstract Soybean (Glycine max L.)–wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) rotation is one of the profitable cropping systems under rainfed conditions in the sub-temperate agro-ecosystem of the Indian Himalayas.Expand
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Development of β-Carotene Rich Maize Hybrids through Marker-Assisted Introgression of β-carotene hydroxylase Allele
Development of vitamin A-rich cereals can help in alleviating the widespread problem of vitamin A deficiency. We report here significant enhancement of kernel β-carotene in elite maize genotypesExpand
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Characterization of a cold-tolerant plant growth-promoting bacterium Pantoea dispersa 1A isolated from a sub-alpine soil in the North Western Indian Himalayas
Pantoea dispersa strain 1A is a Gram-negative rod-shaped, yellow-pigmented bacterium isolated on nutrient agar plates incubated at 4°C. The identity of the bacterium was confirmed by sequencing ofExpand
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Coinoculation of Bacillus thuringeinsis-KR1 with Rhizobium leguminosarum enhances plant growth and nodulation of pea (Pisum sativum L.) and lentil (Lens culinaris L.)
Nodulation and the subsequent nitrogen fixation are important factors that determine the productivity of legumes. The beneficial effects of nodulation can be enhanced when rhizobial inoculation isExpand
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Long-term farmyard manure application effects on properties of a silty clay loam soil under irrigated wheat–soybean rotation
Abstract Increasing importance has been placed on the use of agricultural soils for the mitigation of atmospheric CO 2 through sequestration of soil C. Although crop productivity is sustained mainlyExpand
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