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Estimation of Source- and Quality-Differentiated Import Demand Under Aggregate Import Quota: An Application to Japan's WheatDownload
Since a seminal work by Armington (1969), estimating source-differentiated import demand has become a useful tool in applied international trade research. Trade policy evaluation and simulation require reliable estimates of the responsiveness of import demand to international price changes....
Breeding efforts have been crucial in solving the challenges of wheat production in western Canada. This study evaluates and compares the agronomic traits of plant height, days to heading, lodging, days to maturity, grain yield, disease resistance, test weight, thousand kernel weight, and protein...
Genetic variation for nitrogen use efficiency in Canada Western Red Spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under conventional and organic management systemsDownload
Improved nitrogen use efficiency in cereal-based agricultural systems can contribute to increasing grain production while reducing agriculture-related pollution caused by nitrogen leaching, volatilization and denitrification. Organic agriculture differs to conventional systems in terms of in...
The development of a biorefining process acknowledges the feedstock characterization as it can often dictate the process technology. The maturity stages of agricultural feedstocks also have the potential for altering the process conditions. Thus, the variability of growth stages at 4-6 leaf,...
Induction of microsomal membrane proteins in roots of an aluminum-resistant cultivar of Triticum aestivum L. under conditions of aluminum stressDownload
Three-day-old seedlings of an Al-sensitive (Neepawa) and an Al-resistant (PT741) cultivar of Triticum aestivum were subjected to Al concentrations ranging from a to 100 mu M for 72 h. At 25 mu M Al, growth of roots was inhibited by 57% in the Al-sensitive cultivar, whereas root growth in the...
Intercropping systems offer potential benefits relative to monocultures of increased crop yields and improved pest control through physical, chemical, or behavioural interference and the enhancement of natural enemy populations, prompting increased predation and parasitism. Intercrops of canola...
Investigation on the uptake of functional proteins and infectious prions into wheat plants through the root systemDownload
Prions are the proteinaceous particle responsible for infections in a class of neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases affect a number of mammals including cervids where it is termed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Prions enter the environment and persist for years. Plants have the ability to...
Mapping of genomic regions associated with agronomic traits and resistance to diseases in Canadian spring wheatDownload
Wheat breeders, in addition to phenotypic selection, employ molecular markers in their programs for different purposes, including parental selection, quality control, analysis of advanced lines (cultivars), on genetic purity and identity, and for markers assisted selection. In the first study of...
Linear mixed model (LMM) analysis has been recently used extensively for estimating additive genetic variances and narrow-sense heritability in many genomic studies. While the LMM analysis is computationally less intensive than the Bayesian algorithms, it remains infeasible for large-scale...
Optimizing exponential growth of Triticum aestivum by application of the relative addition rate (RAR) technique utilizing a computer-controlled nutrient delivery systemDownload
We conducted experiments designed to assess whether plants can be grown under conditions of low ionic strength simulating natural soil conditions. Wheat (Triticum aestivum, cv. Atlas 66) plants were grown using ten different relative nutrient addition rates (RAR) of nutrients (0.00, 0.06, 0.09,...