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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the various factors affecting the success of cassava cultivation, such as seed systems and propagule selection, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and nutrient disorders and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids.

This second edition aims to summarize the information available on the origin, taxonomy, breeding, physiology, agronomy, pathology and processing of cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids (including Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma). This book is for researchers,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book
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Cover for Recommended CA conditions.

This chapter provides information on the recommended conditions in the controlled atmosphere storage of various crops and their cultivars and strains, such as apples, apricots, aubergines, avocados, bananas, basil, breadfruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera), lima...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes).

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of root and tuber crops, including cassava (Manihot esculenta), yams (Dioscorea spp.), taro (Colocasia esculenta) and tannia (Xanthosoma spp.). Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, environmental factors ...

Author(s)
Coyne, D.; Affokpon, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Anatomical basis of crop ideotype for higher productivity.

This chapter discusses changes in the anatomical characters of crop ideotypes (i.e. ideal plant types) for improved yield and yield components (such as harvest index). These changes are described in potato, sugarbeet, cassava, sugarcane and forage crops.

Author(s)
Maiti, R.; Satya, P.; Rajkumar, D.; Ramaswamy, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640198)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CGIAR research-for-development program on mycotoxins.

The major mycotoxins studied at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) institutes are aflatoxins in maize, peanut, sorghum and cassava, Fusarium toxins in maize, wheat and sorghum, and ochratoxin in cocoa and cashew. Genetic enhancement (both through plant breeding...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.; Ban, T.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Banziger, M.; Bergvinson, D.; Hell, K.; James, B.; Jeffers, D.; Kumar, P. L.; Menkir, A.; Murakami, J.; Nigam, S. N.; Upadhyaya, H. D.; Waliyar, F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section I. Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter covers the following aspects of cassava agronomy: soil preparation, propagule selection and preparation, crop density and establishment, intercropping, weeding (cultural and chemical weed control methods), fertilizer application and nutritional disorders, and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava mineral nutrition and fertilization.

The topics covered include: the effect of cassava production on soil fertility (i.e. nutrient absorption, distribution and removal in harvested products; nutrient losses by runoff and erosion; long-term effect of cassava production on soil productivity); diagnosis of nutritional disorders (i.e....

Author(s)
Howeler, R. H.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter

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