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Cover for Diseases and management.

Pomegranate, which once had no major biotic problems except fruit borer, today faces a multitude of biotic stresses. Among them, bacterial and fungal diseases are prominent in pomegranate production regions, leading to considerable fruit losses throughout the growing season. More than 55 pathogens...

Author(s)
Sharma, J.; Manjunath, G.; Xavier, K. V.; Vallad, G. E.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ulmus</i> L.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy and origin; distribution; silviculture and ecology; Dutch elm disease; flowering and seed production; timber and uses; and place of elms (Ulmus glabra and U. procera) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing pests, pathogens, and beneficial organisms.

The first section of this chapter describes the ecological approach to managing non-crop organisms in the garden. The second section briefly describes the common types of pests, pathogens and other organisms (including beneficial organisms) found in gardens. Five sections covers five basic...

Author(s)
Orum, T. V.; Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of soybean disease control.

This book, which contains eleven chapters, is concerned with one aspect of the quest for productivity, the economics of managing diseases that affect soyabean production. It begins with a historical account of soyabeans and soyabean production, charting their growth from a simple forage crop of...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book
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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease incidence, severity, and conditioning factors.

To understand how soyabean farmers form expectations about the incidence and severity of disease, how they choose among different control practices, and how they decide when to use them, this chapter focuses its empirical analysis on a specific class of soyabean diseases, i.e. seedling disease and...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An economic framework of disease management.

This chapter presents an economic framework of farmers' decision making on disease damage abatement in soyabean production. The farmer's essential disease management task is to determine whether the yield loss from disease in any given field and year will surpass a threshold known as the economic...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Expectations of incidence, severity, and yield loss.

Because little is known about farmers' expectations in soyabean disease control, multiple surveys were conducted to discover them. These surveys were carried out at the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Centre at the University of Missouri, Missouri, USA. Farmers' expectations were...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm demand for innovation in disease control.

This chapter analyses the farmer's decision to adopt an improved input for disease control with a decision tree model similar to the one used in the previous chapter. In particular, the chapter examines the case where a novel genetic trait offering broad resistance against oomycetes is developed...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supply of inputs for disease control.

When making decisions about disease control in any given growing season, farmers' choices for prevention and treatment are often limited by the decisions of scientists, engineers, and managers made many years in advance. Inputs such as seed treatments and genetic resistance are supplied by...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter

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