Variable weather is creating extreme challenges for crop breeding
David Shaw added: "Working with Katherine Steele has allowed us to tap into her cutting-edge, crop breeding
To fill that order, Porter teamed with several experts in pulse crop breeding
and legume genetics--namely Kevin McPhee and Shalu Jain at North Dakota State University-Fargo, Norman Weeden at Montana State University-Bozeman, and Sanford Eigenbrode at the University of Idaho-Moscow.
Publicly-funded crop breeding
programs supported by AGRA since 2007 have released 464 new varieties of 15 important crop species developed for specific African climates and soils.
Combined selection of progeny in crop breeding
using best linear umbiased prediction.
The hybrids were provided by the Crop Breeding
Institute at the Harare Research Station.
At present, we have cooperated in seven fields and launched two pilot projects, including major crop breeding
, rural informatization, TB-drugs and polio vaccines, and Green Super Rice," Zhang said.
technology company Chromatin Inc and Pacific Ethanol Inc (NasdaqCM:PEIX), a producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western US, on Monday jointly signed an agreement to produce, deliver and use locally grown sorghum in the production of ethanol.
DNA markers have proved valuable in crop breeding
, especially in studies on genetic diversity and gene mapping.
Also, the committee noted the focus should be on "how to adequately raise productivity to meet the world food needs, rather than get distracted by historic disputes, such as biotechnology versus traditional crop breeding
, organic farming versus conventional farming, or food versus fuel production.
This would involve, for example, improving access to seeds, fertilizer, and other inputs, increasing investment in crop breeding
and livestock research and enhancing access to markets by strengthening rural infrastructure.
Mycorrhiza formation in mutant roots was disrupted in both systems, indicating that crop breeding
efforts that affect root auxin relations may inadvertantly cause disruptions in this agriculturally important symbiosis.