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Seed consortium for Africa takes root in Tanzania

The new African Vegetable Breeding Consortium (AVBC) held its first workshop on 11-12 March 2019 at the World Vegetable Center Eastern and Southern Africa office in Arusha, Tanzania.  The 41 participants included scientists from WorldVeg headquarters and all regional centers, nine diverse African vegetable seed companies, the Tanzanian Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), the Tanzania Seed Trade Association (TASTA), and AFSTA.

2019-03-18T00:44:43+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Eastern and Southern Africa, MAR2019|Tags: , , |

Seed yield and protein content in the Weibullsholm Pisum collection

Peas (Pisum sativum L.) and other grain legumes or rapeseed meal (Brassica napus L. subsp. oliefera) are potential sources of protein. These are also good rotation crops. For farmers, protein and yield are key traits. In this study, a dataset containing 37 descriptors and 1222 accessions from a germplasm collection of P. sativum was analyzed.

2017-03-16T04:57:53+00:00March 16th, 2017|Categories: Recent Research|Tags: , , |