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Beans Farming

INSTITUTE DEVELOPS IMPROVED POD BORER-RESISTANT COWPEA

The Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has unveiled a pod borer-resistant variety of cowpea which could help farmers overcome challenges of the pest. Farmers in the northern part of Nigeria have been battling with the pest, and infestations have resulted in drastic yield losses, low productivity per hectare and inability to […]Continue Reading
Wheat Farming

STUDY TO BOOST WHEAT YIELD, CONTAIN EXTREME WEATHER

An international team of scientists has identified significant new chromosomal regions for wheat yield and disease resistance and created a freely-available collection of genetic information and markers for more than 40,000 wheat lines. Reported in Nature Genetics, the results will speed up global efforts to breed more productive and climate-resilient varieties of bread Continue Reading