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A meta-analysis of sugarbeet yield responses to nitrogen fertilizer measured in England since 1980
The data from 161 experiments testing the response of sugarbeet yield to nitrogen fertilizer were assembled in a database. Three commonly used N response models (Mitscherlich, linear plus exponential and bilinear) were ...
Modification of gibberellin signalling (metabolism & signal transduction) in sugar beet: analysis of potential targets for crop improvement
Sugar beet, Beta vulgaris spp. vulgaris is a biennial long day plant with an obligate requirement for vernalization (prolonged exposure to low temperature). As a spring crop in temperate European climates, it is vulnerable ...
Cost efficacy in measuring farmland biodiversity : lessons from the Farm Scale Evaluations of GMHT crops
Measuring farmland biodiversity is time-consuming and costly. Operational data from the Farm Scale Evaluation of genetically modified crops project were collated to identify the financial and time costs of each of the 14 ...
Using multi-environment sugar beet variety trials to screen for drought tolerance
Drought is a major limitation to sugar beet yield in many rainfed areas. Varieties with increased drought tolerance would improve productivity, but breeding specifically for drought tolerance is time-consuming and expensive. ...
Management of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant sugar beet for spring and autumn environmental benefit
(Institut International De Recherches Betteravieres, 2005)
Management of genetically modified herbicide tolerant sugar beet for spring and autumn environmental benefit
When used in genetically modified herbicide–tolerant (GMHT) crops, glyphosate provides great flexibility to manipulate weed populations with consequences for invertebrates and higher trophic levels, for example birds. A ...
Decision making in controlling virus yellows of sugar beet in the UK
Virus yellows is an important disease affecting yield in sugar beet in the UK. Myzus persicae (Sulzer) is the most effective and efficient aphid vector of the three viruses causing the disease: beet yellows virus, beet ...
A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide tolerant crops for environmental benefit
The proposed introduction of genetically modified herbicide tolerant (GMHT) crops, with claims of improved weed control, has prompted fears about possible environmental impacts of their widespread adoption, particularly ...