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Cover for A brief history of amenity migration in the Adirondack Mountains.

This chapter examines the history of Adirondack Park, a long-existing recreation region in north-eastern USA, and how amenity migration has affected, and will continue to affect, the park and its communities. The phenomenon of amenity migration is described in close proximity to large urban...

Author(s)
Glass, W. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990842)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of conservation agriculture.

This chapter presents a brief history on the development of conservation agriculture and its importance in achieving sustainable and profitable agriculture by improving livelihoods of farmers through the application of minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and rotations. The negative...

Author(s)
Idol, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of forest changes in the Sila Greca mountains.

This chapter examines the relationship between social history and forest changes during the last two centuries in the Sila Greca mountains of Calabria (Italy). For many thousands of years human impact in this area has strongly influenced the landscape, and specifically soil use and forest cover....

Author(s)
Gallo, M. A.; Iovino, F.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of Italian forest policy.

Italy's forest policy, based on the Royal Decree no. 3267 of 1923, consists mainly of regulatory instruments (hydrogeological constraint, provincial forest regulations, forest management plans compulsory for public forests) aimed at guaranteeing the protective function of the mountain forests,...

Author(s)
Freschi, A. L.; Hermanin, L.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of plant mutagenesis.

In this chapter, the history of plant mutation research and application to breeding is presented. The historical background, the important discoveries, and the major events that happened in the first half of the 20th century are described. An overview of mutation induction experiments and...

Author(s)
Kharkwal, M. C.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief review of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Melampsora</i> rusts on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salix</i>.

This chapter reviews the morphological characteristics (uredinia, urediniospores, telia, teliospores, basidiospores and spermogonia, and aeciospores), life cycle, overwintering, and host range of Melampsora rusts on Salix species, and presents tabulated data on the morphological characteristics of...

Author(s)
Pei MingHao
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief summary of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Melampsora</i> species on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Populus</i>.

This chapter describes the morphology (i.e. uredinia, urediniospores, telia, teliospores, basidiospores, spermagonia, aecia and aeciospores), host range, geographical distribution, and spread of Melampsora spp. on Populus. Interspecific hybridization in these Melampsora species is briefly covered.

Author(s)
Pei MingHao; Shang YanZhong
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A bulk segregant approach to identify genetic polymorphisms associated with cold tolerance in lucerne.

This paper discusses the freezing tolerance of lucerne, the molecular bases of cold tolerance of lucerne, the genetic improvement of cold hardiness in lucerne, field selection of genotypes that survived the winter, phenotypic selection under environmentally controlled conditions, marker-assisted...

Author(s)
Castonguay, Y.; Cloutier, J.; Laberge, S.; Bertrand, A.; Michaud, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990590)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for A capabilities approach to designing agri-entrepreneurship training programs for conflict-affected regions: the case of central Mindanao, Philippines.

This chapter presents a conceptual model for devising trainings aimed at improving the livelihoods of the rural poor in conflict-affected regions by enhancing capabilities and mentoring the choice of functions. Specifically, it proposes the development of an agricultural entrepreneurship training...

Author(s)
Pleasant, M. M.; Mamiit, R. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A case example: safety of consumption of transgenic salmon potentially containing elevated levels of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor.

This article discusses the safety of consuming transgenic salmon potentially containing elevated levels of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factors. The food safety aspects of transgenic salmon is highlighted.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter

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