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Panonychus citri McGregor (“Citrus red mite”) and Phyllocoptruta oleivora Ashmead (“Citrus rust mite”) are key pests of citrus crops in the Chancay valley, Peru, causing dramatical losses in yield and fruit quality. These pest‐mites affect food security in the area, where the small farming...
Identification of a rice cultivar with high yield potential has been heavily sought by researchers in China, and pursuant to this goal, several indica‐japonica hybrid rice (IJHR) cultivars have been studied for over a decade. However, in addition to high yield, it is important that the cultivar...
Despite the vast importance of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) for smallholder farmers in Africa, yields per unit land area have not increased over the past 55 years. Genetic engineering or breeding for increased photosynthetic efficiency may represent a new approach. This requires the...
The Peruvian Altiplano is frequently threatened by weather extremes, including droughts, frosts, and heavy rainfall. Given the persistence of significant undernourishment despite regional development efforts, this paper attempts to analyse and explain food insecurity in the Puno region in terms...
Tomato is an important crop worldwide. Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in fruits depend on tomato genotype. This work aimed to study the relation among Cd accumulation, tolerance mechanisms, and fruit features in two tomato cultivars with contrasting tolerance to Cd stress. Tolerant (Yoshimatsu) and...
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