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The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

Identifying the full set of genes involved in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

This PowerPoint presentation on molecular work relates to post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) of cassava. The presentation covers a range of topics: genes involved, changes during PPD, approaches to controlling PPD and next steps in this work.

Published by: Crop-Post-Harvest Programme, Year: 2019, Pages: 23, File type: PDF (316 KB)

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Climate-smart push–pull technology: improving livelihoods in drier areas

This document was produced by ICIPE Kenya (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) as part of their Climate Smart Comics series. It depicts the challenges faced and improvements noted as a result of using push–pull technology to address the five key constraints of cereal–livestock mixed production systems in Africa.

Published by: ICIPE, Year: 2016, Pages: 12, File type: External link (1.97 MB)

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Biocontrol of legume pod borer (Maruca vitrata)

This animation provides information about the biological control of pest populations. The animation is about controlling the legume pod borer through the release of parasitic wasps which kill the pod borer eggs and thus reduce the larval population of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata.

Published by: University of IllinoisUSA, Year: 2012, File type: External link

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Push–pull technology: animation

This short animation depicts the damage caused by stem borer caterpillars and striga weed in maize plantations. Suggestions to mitigate the damage caused by both pests include intercropping with Desmodium and planting Napier grass.

Published by: ICIPE, Year: 2019, File type: External link

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Climate smart push–pull technology by ICIPE: short film

This short film produced by ICIPE (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) features farmers in western Kenya who have benefited from the adapted push–pull technology and demonstrates its transformational impact on their livelihoods.

Published by: ICIPE, Year: 2019, File type: External link

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Oxidative stress responses during cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

Post-harvest deterioration of cassava occurs rapidly and renders the crop unpalatable and unmarketable. This is attributable to oxidative burst, altered regulation of genes and accumulation of secondary metabolites. Interactions between these enzymes and compounds, together with other data, are used to develop a model of some the principal events involved in the deterioration process.

Published by: Plant Molecular Biology, Year: 2003, Pages: 17, File type: PDF (696 KB)

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Identification of key genes involved in cassava post-harvest physiological deterioration

Post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) involves changes in gene expression and the synthesis of novel proteins. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the enzymes and compounds that modulate them play central roles in PPD. This work reports on the identification and characterisation of key genes involved in several functions relevant to PPD.

Published by: CIATUniversity of Bath, Year: 2019, Pages: 1, File type: PDF (204 KB)

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Rice blast in West Africa: characterisation of pathogen diversity, key screening sites and host resistance

This document presents workshop proceedings on rice blast in West Africa. It covers breeding for resistance, screening strategies for durable resistance, blast management and impact assessment of agricultural technology.

 

Published by: The Africa Rice Center, Year: 2004, Pages: 158, File type: PDF (1.62 MB)

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Damage to storage roots by insect pests

This is Chapter 8 of the book Sweetpotato postharvest assessment: Experiences from East Africa. The chapter focuses on a collaborative study between Tanzanian institutes and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) in the UK, looking at damage to storage roots by weevils.

 

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: 2003, Pages: 10, File type: PDF

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Extending root shelf-life during marketing by cultivar selection

This is Chapter 5 of the book Sweetpotato postharvest assessment: Experiences from East Africa. It looks at studies on breeding for extended shelf-life in sweetpotato

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: 2003, Pages: 16, File type: PDF (888 KB)

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