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Cover for Legumes as green manures and cover crops.

This chapter focuses on the main green manure and cover crop legumes such as Canavalia, Crotalaria and Mucuna species. The ability of these legumes to fix N2 in abundance is also discussed. The accumulation of N and N2-fixation in legume green manures in rice systems and the release of N and...

Author(s)
Giller, K. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994178)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems.

The second edition of this book, first published in 1991 and intended for students and researchers, contains revised and updated material on the theory and practice of nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems. There are 15 chapters in 3 parts. Part I, Introduction, contains 5 chapters on...

Author(s)
Giller, K. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994178)
Type
Book
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture.

This book contains 22 chapters, 2 appendices (of the nematicides and species mentioned throughout the book) and 24 colour plates covering all aspects of practical plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture, including rice, cereals, sweet potatoes, root and tuber crops, food legumes,...

Author(s)
Luc, M.; Sikora, R. A.; Bridge, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997278)
Type
Book
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Cover for What crops to grow?

There are literally hundreds of thousands of plant species in the wild that are potential food sources for humans. However, plant species ultimately selected as the basis for agricultural societies both in antiquity and modern times became limited to only a very few. This chapter explores the...

Author(s)
Sinclair, T. R.; Sinclair, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937058)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Utilization of crop diversity for food security.

This chapter briefly looks at the origin, generation and utility of crop diversity. It then considers why farmers need crop diversity and how they cultivate it in farming systems. Many examples of the positive impacts on food security from science-based utilization of crop diversity by farmers,...

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.; Wood, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop stress management and global climate change.

The second in a three-part series on climatic change, this book addresses the challenges of the foreseen climate change for agriculture from a multidisciplinary point of view. The initial chapter discusses the global changes that gave rise to the beginning of agriculture. The rest of the book is...

Author(s)
Araus, J. L.; Slafer, G. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book
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Cover for Distributional impacts of commodity prices in developing countries.

In this chapter, household production and consumption data are combined with national price data to simulate the welfare effects of increases in staple prices. The focus is on the rural sectors of nine developing countries and on six types of staple crops. The results show that since most rural...

Author(s)
Filipski, M.; Covarrubias, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641058)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptations to aluminium toxicity.

Soil acidity limits agricultural production globally. Acid soils pose many stresses to plants but the major factor affecting plant growth is soluble aluminium with Al3+ being the most toxic form. Al3+ damages root cells at sites in the apoplast and in the cytosol and these rapidly inhibit root...

Author(s)
Ryan, P. R.; Delhaize, E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939953)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient deficiencies of field crops: guide to diagnosis and management.

This book presents guidelines on the identification of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in cereal crops (maize, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and barley), pulse crops (pigeon pea, green gram, black gram, cowpea, cluster bean, chickpea, Phaseolus vulgaris, lentil and pea),...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book

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