Improving nitrogen use efficiency of crops and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture & Establishment of Asia cassava molecular breeding network

Published on 12 September 2012

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Timeline

Start Date: 1 April 2012 | End Date: 31 March 2013

Overview

This project seeks two main objectives:

  • To identify QTL for Nitrogen Use Efficiency trait, particularly biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) in Brachiaria and to assess the benefit of BNI trait in cropping system
  • To develop a cassava network in Asia to strengthen collaborative research on molecular beeding, seed sytem and capacity building for cassava improvement

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