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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.

Improving long-term storage under tropical conditions: role of cultivar selection

This is Chapter 7 of the book Sweetpotato postharvest assessment: Experiences from East Africa. It examines the effect of cultivar selection on long-term storage success.

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: 2003, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (560 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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African cassava whitefly: outbreak causes and sustainable solutions

This study assessed whether the age and variety of cassava affected the density of B. tabaci, and whether the age and variety of a cassava field affected the variety preference of B. tabaci when it colonises new plants.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2018, File type: External link (1.52 MB)

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The ZmRCP‑1 promoter of maize provides root tip specific expression of transgenes in plantain

This paper reports on cloning and evaluation of the maize root cap-specific protein-1 promoter for root tip targeted expression of transgenes that provide a defence against plant parasitic nematodes in transgenic plantain.

Published by: Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki, Year: 2016, Pages: 9, File type: External link (1.61 MB)

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Toward the integrated framework analysis of linkages among agrobiodiversity, livelihood diversification, ecological systems and sustainability amid global change

This study uses meta-analyses in an integrated framework to examine the interactions of smallholder agrobiodiversity with: (1) livelihood processes, especially migration; and (2) plant–soil ecological systems.

Published by: Land, Year: 2016, Pages: 2, File type: External link (1.3 MB)

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Effects of biochar application on soil greenhouse gas fluxes: a meta-analysis

This meta-analysis reviewed 91 published papers with 552 paired comparisons to obtain a central tendency of three main greenhouse gas fluxes (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) in response to biochar application.

Published by: GCB Bioenergy, Year: 2016, File type: External link (555 KB)

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A novel sweet potato potyvirus open reading frame is expressed via polymerase slippage and suppresses RNA silencing

This study investigates the expression of an open reading frame’s pipo and pispo via polymerase slippage in four related sweet potato potyviruses.

Published by: Molecular Plant Pathology, Year: 2016, Pages: 13, File type: External link (1.03 MB)

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The dynamics and environmental influence on interactions between cassava brown streak disease and the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci

This study reports on results from the most extensive set of field data so far presented for cassava brown streak disease in Africa.

Published by: Ecology and epidemiology, Year: 2015, Pages: 10, File type: External link (1.04 MB)

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Available iron distribution in Nigerian soils: a review

This review focuses on the distribution of iron in Nigerian soils and factors affecting its availability.

Published by: Journal of soil science and environmental management, Year: 2015, Pages: 4, File type: PDF (336 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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