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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.

Tissue culture removes obstacle to control of banana nematodes

To get rid of banana nematodes without using chemicals, farmers in East Africa had to uproot all infected plants, grow a break crop, and then replant with pest-free bananas. Now, low-cost tissue culture removes this obstacle.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 6, File type: PDF (688 KB)

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Transgenic banana could feed millions

A safe transgenic banana could prevent nematodes (worms) destroying around 6 million tonnes of bananas a year. This technology is already being used in the UK, and also in Uganda on local cooking bananas.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 8, File type: PDF (685 KB)

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Weed pest no longer a bottleneck in raising rice-wheat productivity

Farmers in Haryana State and Punjab, India, successfully used low tillage to control Phalaris. The technique has already spread throughout the Indo-Gangetic Plains in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 6, File type: PDF (681 KB)

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Communities reap the benefits from new, improved cassava varieties

Locally adapted cassava varieties with resistance to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) are promoting improved food security and livelihoods in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 5, File type: PDF (657 KB)

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Low-cost natural spray kills African armyworm

Poor farmers now have a new, low-cost spray to control African armyworm. As well as being environmentally friendly, the new spray replaces expensive chemical insecticides.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 5, File type: PDF (591 KB)

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Virus-fighting tomatoes

Three new varieties of tomato that are resistant to Tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) are boosting Indian farmers’ profits up to ten times over and are capturing much commercial interest.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 5, File type: PDF (603 KB)

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Winning the battle against cassava mosaic disease

Millions of farmers in Uganda and Tanzania are fighting the cassava mosaic disease (CMD) pandemic using new, resistant cassava varieties and other control methods.

Published by: Research Into Use, Year: 2007, Pages: 7 , File type: PDF (824 KB)

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Genotypic differences in the growth of bananas infected with migratory endoparasitic nematodes: shoots

This study looked at the effects of nematodes on banana shoots to determine whether there was an association between shoot characteristics and nematode resistance.

Published by: Experimental Agriculture, Year: 2007, Pages: 12, File type: PDF (109 KB)

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Genotypic differences in the growth of bananas infected with migratory endoparasitic nematodes: roots

This study investigated the effects of nematodes on root morphology and the association of root characteristics with resistance to nematodes of seven banana varieties.

Published by: Experimental Agriculture, Year: 2007, Pages: 12, File type: PDF (118 KB)

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Sustainable control of the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera in small-scale cotton production systems

This project involved scientists from India, Pakistan and China working to establish the genetics and biochemistry underlying the biological mechanisms by which the key caterpillar pest of cotton in Asia, cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera), resists the insecticide groups which are commonly used against it.

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: 2006, Pages: 44, File type: PDF (296 KB)

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