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Aluminium toxicity - breeding for resistance

In Rwanda, a breeding programme that combines farmer selection, improved plant screening and genetic analysis, is developing new, highly productive varieties of beans and forage grasses that can thrive in dry, acidic soil conditions.
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Breeding resistance to Al toxicity is one thing. But for many crops it will take long time and very cumbersome. One can weasily overcome with liming so that problem of toxicity is avoided and availablity of P is taken care.
posted by: Dr.R.Palaniappan (11:36:26 Wed 9th March 2011)



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