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Applied Biotechnology to Combat Late Blight in Potato Caused by Phytophthora Infestans
Potato is an important crop, grown worldwide. It suffers from many pests and diseases among which late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, is the worst. The disease is stillExpand
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Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security
Significance This study provides evidence of change in the relative importance of different crop plants in national food supplies worldwide over the past 50 years. Within a global trend of increasedExpand
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Agronomy of fibre hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in Europe.
Abstract Fibre hemp may yield up to 25 t above ground dry matter per hectare (20 t stem dry matter ha−1) which may contain as much as 12 t ha−1 cellulose, depending on environmental conditions andExpand
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Improving Potato Production in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia: A System Diagnosis
Increased productivity of potatoes can improve the livelihood of smallholder potato farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia and is required to meet the growing demand. This paper investigates theExpand
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Does increased zinc uptake enhance grain zinc mass concentration in rice
Rice (Oryza sativa) is the worlds’ most important cereal and potentially an important source of zinc (Zn) for people who eat mainly rice. To improve Zn delivery by rice, plant Zn uptake and internalExpand
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Ecological concepts in organic farming and their consequences for an organic crop ideotype
Abstract Currently, organic farmers largely depend on varieties supplied by conventional plant breeders and developed for farming systems in which artificial fertilizers and agro-chemicals are widelyExpand
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The Canon of Potato Science: 40. Physiological Age of Seed Tubers
What is it? The physiological quality of seed tubers is determined by dormancy and – after the dormancy has been broken – by physiological age. Physiological age is the developmental stage of aExpand
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A Description of Seed Potato Systems in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia
Seed potato systems in East Africa are described and opportunities for improvement identified on the basis of interviews with potato producers in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, and an assessment ofExpand
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