e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Multi-location and multi-disciplinary co-ordinated approach to sorghum improvement in India-A case study with SPV 1616 variety


The demand in terms of an economic end product is set by the genetic potential of a cultivar, while the supply is tapped through both naturally available and man mediated resources. The primary resources/limitations of concern with reference to rainy (kharip sorghum production are water, macro/micro nutrients and biotic stresses (shoot fly, grain molds). The structural demand set by a potential cultivar has to be functionally realized in any given environment. When a non-limiting environment is in question, the plasticity of a cultivar gains greater importance. Tapping the genetic resources and combining the desirable alleles which can respond to such fluctuation can help attain stability. The All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP) initiated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has aimed at converging traits that were desirable for attaining potential productivity and as well minimizing losses due to stress factors in a rainfed production environment. A multi-disciplinary approach has been the strength of the multi-location testing programme. Knowledge based specialized tools available across disciplines were integrated so as to synergize the crop improvement and management processes. These synergistic efforts aimed at improving the efficiency of a rainfed production system across biotic/abiotic stresses have been presented through a case study of a newly identified sorghum cultivar CSV 20. A multi-disciplinary team consisting of a breeder, entomologist, plant pathologist rated the sorghum germplasm for its yield potential, shoot fly, grain mold resistance over a three-year evaluation period and an agronomist its nutrient response in a rainfed environment during the third year. The best performing entry SPV 1616 was released as CSV 20 for further multiplication and spread across sorghum growing environments. The front line demonstration (FLD) results indicate the increase in grain yield of >60%. Exploiting the cultivar potential by creating an ideal environment has had their results, but limits to growth make it further more challenging to enhance efficiencies across environment by genotype x management interactions.

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  • ICAR_Indian_Council_Agr_Res (IN)
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  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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  • ICAR_Indian_Council_Agr_Res (IN)
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e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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