Towards a Better Understanding of Biophysical Determinants of Yield Gaps and the Potential for Expansion of the Rice Area in Africa

@inproceedings{Saito2013TowardsAB,
  title={Towards a Better Understanding of Biophysical Determinants of Yield Gaps and the Potential for Expansion of the Rice Area in Africa},
  author={Kazuki Saito and Andrew Nelson and Sander J Zwart and Abibou Niang and Abdoulaye Sow and Hiroe Yoshida and Marco C. S. Wopereis},
  year={2013}
}
188 (eds M.C.S. Wopereis et al.) is determined by climate (solar radiation and temperature), varietal characteristics and crop establishment methods including sowing date and density. Under rainfed conditions, potential yield is also affected by water availability. Validated crop-simulation models are rarely available in Africa and, if they are, input values to run them, such as long-term weather data, are usually lacking. A proxy for potential yield can be the maximum yield obtained with good… CONTINUE READING

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