Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.
West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.
Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.
Bottlenecks between basic and applied plant science jeopardize life-saving crop improvements.
New study finds that wheat farmers often do not accurately identify their varieties.
The average farmer who uses the Happy Seeder can generate up to 20% more profits than those who burn their fields, according to a new study published in Science.
Published in Science, the article provides evidence for national policies that block stubble burning and promote no-till mechanization to manage crop residues.
Source: The Telegraph (15 Jul 2019)
CIMMYT study reveals water conservation policies by the regional governments of Haryana and Punjab aggravate air pollution.
Policies and technologies key to sustainable development in India’s breadbasket.
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.
Knowledge share fair highlights CGIAR contributions to the Ethiopian agriculture sector.
How sustainable agriculture is helping mitigate air pollution in South Asia.
How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.