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Welcome to the AgShare.Today Resource Centre

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.

Strategies for the construction of cassava brown streak disease viral infectious clones

This study evaluates three methods for the construction of infectious clones for cassava brown streak disease.

Published by: Molecular Biotechnology, Year: 2018, Pages: 9, File type: External link (1.6 MB)

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Morphological and molecular identification of Pratylenchus goodeyi associated with banana in Tanzania

This study of banana nematodes in Tanzania has identified P. goodeyi through morphometric and molecular techniques. It has also confirmed other studies on the possible extension range of this nematode.

Published by: Tanzania Journal of Science, Year: 2019, Pages: 14, File type: External link (875KB)

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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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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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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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Post-harvest research: overview of approaches to pest management in African grain stores that minimise the use of synthetic insecticides

This report outlines pesticide alternatives combining science and traditional indigenous knowledge such as inert dusts, botanical material, solarisation and targeted pesticide treatment to reduce costs associated with pesticides. Specifically, it outlines a risk management system against the Larger Grain Borer.

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: , Pages: 12, File type: PDF (385 KB)

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Common Bean Virus Diseases Project impacts

At project completion, Dr Deusdedith Mbanzibwa reflects on how the Common Bean Virus Diseases Project laid the foundations for a scientific understanding of common bean viruses in Tanzania.

Published by: AgShare.Today, Year: 2019, Pages: 2, File type: PDF (324 KB)

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Cassava mosaic disease: a review of a threat to cassava production in Zambia

Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is currently the most important factor limiting cassava production in Zambia. This review of research on disease surveillance, spread, yield losses, awareness campaigns and control options in Zambia over the past 25 years informs future control efforts and management strategies for CMD.

Published by: Springer, Year: 2019, Pages: 11, File type: External link (1,854KB)

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CDP: a review of 10 years of research (Introduction: chapter 1 of 8)

This monograph brings together 10 years of research into cassava production and key viruses that affect it. This introduction provides an overview of the research.

Published by: Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)–Mikocheni, Year: 2018, Pages: 18, File type: PDF (4.4 MB)

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CDP: a review of 10 years of research (Tanzania: chapter 2 of 8)

This monograph brings together 10 years of research into cassava production and key viruses that affect it. This chapter focuses on the research carried out in Tanzania.

Published by: Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)–Mikocheni, Year: 2018, Pages: 65, File type: PDF (6.3 MB)

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CDP: a review of 10 years of research (Uganda: chapter 3 of 8)

This monograph brings together 10 years of research into cassava production and key viruses that affect it. This chapter focuses on the research carried out in Uganda.

Published by: Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)–Mikocheni, Year: 2018, Pages: 35, File type: PDF (1.9 MB)

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