Open Access Article; Published online: 18 Sept 2019 / Many smallholder farmers in developing countries grow multiple crop species on their farms, maintaining de facto crop diversity. Rarely do agricultural development strategies consider this crop diversity as an entry point for fostering agricultural innovation. This paper presents a case study, f...
Open Access Journal; Published online: 19 Sept 2019 / With the recent resurgence in interest in models describing maize (Zea mays L.) development rate responses to temperature, this study uses published data to refit the Poikilotherm equation and compare it to broken stick “heat stress” equations. These data were for the development rate of eight o...
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A crop disease outbreak requires rapid and specific intervention measures, if large yield losses are to be avoided, but farmers often struggle to identify what is causing the problem. A novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based mobile phone app could provide an effective, low-cost and easy-to-use diagnostic solution.
Although intentional use of fires to transform land has decreased globally (1, 2), particularly among highly capitalized countries through regulatory and market-oriented approaches and moral suasion, regulatory strategies have been less effective in southern and eastern Asia (see table S21). Some densely populated agricultural regions in China and ...