FitoFarmGest – gestão de fitofármacos. Grupo Operacional.

Gestão sustentável de fitofármacos, em olival, vinha e culturas arvenses, na área de influência do Empreendimento de Fins Múltiplos do Alqueva (EFMA). Contacto: Patrícia Palma ( Saiba mais sobre o projeto aqui.

Phenotypic diversity and evaluation of fresh pods of cowpea landraces from Southern Europe

Cowpea fresh pods are consumed as green vegetables in many countries in Southern Europe. Among cowpea cultivated material, a relatively large number of landraces can be found, maintaining species genetic diversity. To assess the value of these landraces in breeding programs, the characterization and estimation of diversity levels is therefore required. In the present study,...

Genotype by environment interactions in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) grown in the Iberian Peninsula

The aim of this work was to determine the variance components and genetic and environmental stability of 12 cowpea genotypes at three locations (South-east of Spain: Cartagena, South and North of Portugal: Elvas and Vila Real, respectively) in the Iberian Peninsula in two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). in Crop and Pasture Science, 68(11) 924-931....

Cowpea: a legume crop for a challenging environment

The present review provides an overview of different aspects of cowpea, with a special emphasis on the molecular markers for assessing genetic diversity, as well as on biochemical and transcriptomic data with respect to evaluating cowpea drought stress tolerance. in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Volume 97, Issue 13. Leia o trabalho...

European cowpea landraces for a more sustainable agriculture system and novel foods

Genetic diversity is fundamental to breeding programs and consequently has an important role in obtaining new varieties. To properly use the genetic diversity present in germplasm collections, a good knowledge of the agro‐morphological traits of each accession is needed. The aim of this study was to explore the production capacity of 24 cowpea landraces from...

Genetic diversity and structure of Iberian Peninsula cowpeas compared to world-wide cowpea accessions using high density SNP markers

The aims of this study were to explore diversity and the genetic structure of a set of Iberian Peninsula cowpea accessions in comparison to a worldwide collection and to infer possible dispersion routes of cultivated cowpea. in BMC Genomics volume 18, Article number: 891. Leia o trabalho completo aqui.

Unravelling the nutriproteomics of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) seeds.

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an essential grain for human consumption owing to its high protein content, nutritional quality and energy-efficient production. The aim of this study was to compare the protein extracts of 24 chickpea genotypes by biochemically characterising the storage proteins. in Crop & Pasture Science, 68:1041–1051. Leia o trabalho completo aqui.

Hydration and cooking behaviour of three Portuguese Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivars

Sementes de três cultivares de grão-de-bico Kabuli (Elvar, Eldorado e Elixir) foram estudadas quanto às características físico-químicas (biometria, hidratação, intumescimento, textura) e comportamento após cozimento tradicional. in Revista de Ciências Agrárias, 41(4): 1115-1123. Leia o trabalho completo aqui.