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Research Highlights(2006)

Research Highlights
1. The role of foreign direct investment and the food processing industry in realizing high value-added agriculture in developing countries
2. Primary factors to improve management of dairy farms in suburbs of the Mongolian capital
3. Analyzing priorities for agricultural R&D in Asian developing countries
4. Improving plant drought stress tolerance by utilizing an engineered DREB2A gene that encodes an activated transcription factor
5. The maize transcription factor ZmDREB2A in transgenic plants improves tolerance to drought and heat stress
6. A screening method using lowconcentration agar-based nutrient solutions to study zinc deficiency and iron toxicity in rice
7. Hosts of Phakopsora pachyrhizi, a causal organism of soybean rust, in South America
8. Identification of improved dual-purpose cowpea varieties for the Sahel
9. Sustainable improvement of soil fertility and pearl millet production by returning crop residues, application of chemical fertilizers and rotation with cowpea in the sandy soil of the Sahel, West Africa
10. Buffered chamber gas measurement apparatus
11. Technology development through empowerment of farmers
12. NH4+ triggers the synthesis and release of biological nitrification inhibition compounds in the tropical grass Brachiaria humidicola
13. Satellite data analysis of vegetation trends in Mongolia on a national scale
14. Metabolizable energy requirement for maintenance of native beef cattle in northeast Thailand
15. Management method for regeneration of stylo in guineagrass-stylo mixed pasture
16. Development of effective ethanol production technology using cassava pulp
17. Development of a measurement method for α-glucosidase suppressant activity (indicator of reduced blood sugar level) and detection of inhibitory activity in Chinese traditional fermented foods
18. Seasonal variation in the functional polyphenol contents of fingerroot (Boesenbergia pandurata (Roxb.) Schltr.) available in Thai markets
19. The effectiveness of the medicinal plant noni as a cash crop in agroforestry
20. Identification of vitellogenesis-inhibiting hormone (VIH) in the whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei
21. Soil and water management techniques through no-tillage farming after leguminous cover cropping
22. Development of “Naribushi,” a new variety of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) resistant to hightemperature stress
23. “Ishigaki Sango,” a new variety of heat-tolerant dwarf papaya
24. Suitable night temperature conditions for reducing the acidity content in winter-harvested passion fruit
25. An index for maturity and harvesting time of white sapote

Date of issued2007-07-20
CreatorJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
PublisherJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Dates2007-07-20
NII resource type vocabularyTechnical Report
RightsJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Languageeng