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Cover for Biological control in Honduras.

Prospecting for natural enemies and microbial control agents has been an important activity in Honduras since 1968, with as major projects the inventories of parasitoids of diamondback moth, striped grass looper, fall armyworm, Mexican cabbage butterfly, dipteran leaf miners, diaspids, coccids and...

Author(s)
Trabanino, R.; Pitty, A.; Cave, R. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect resistance to Bt toxins in Brazil and Latin America.

Bioinsecticides based on Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and transgenic plants expressing its toxins have been widely used to control insects in Latin America. In Brazil, during the season of 2013/14, 4 million ha were treated with Bt biopesticides, and the area of transgenic crops under cultivation...

Author(s)
Monnerat, R.; Martins, E.; Queiroz, P.; Praça, L.; Soares, C. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local participation and attaining sustainable tourism: a comparative study of Honduran ecotourism development.

This chapter focuses on how existing social organizational frameworks may restrict or enhance the successful implementation of sustainable tourism development. More specifically, on one level this chapter evaluates the perception of local political and ecotourism industry leaders, and on another,...

Author(s)
Horochowski, K.; Moisey, R. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phenological and physiological responses.

This chapter describes the developmental phases of a ratoon banana (Musa) plant (Cavendish subgroup), i.e. the vegetative phase, characterized externally by the emergence of leaves, and the reproductive phase, easily identified by emergence of the bunch. The seasonal influences of temperature on...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rural development and sustainable land use in the hillsides of Honduras.

We used data from 376 households, 1066 parcels and 2143 plots located in 95 villages in the hillside areas of Honduras to generate information needed by decision makers to assess the needs and opportunities for public investments, and design policies that stimulate natural resource conservation. We ...

Author(s)
Jansen, H. G. P.; Pender, J.; Damon, A.; Wielemaker, W.; Schipper, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Groundwater in Central America: its importance, development and use, with particular reference to its role in irrigated agriculture.

The objective of this paper is to analyse the actual situation, using limited publicly available data coupled with interviews with key professionals, of groundwater in Central America, emphasizing the utilization of groundwater for agricultural production. The paper is divided into four sections....

Author(s)
Ballestero, M.; Reyes, V.; Astorga, Y.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecosystem benefits of 'bright' spots.

Bright spots are, by definition, cases where local food production has been improved primarily through resource-conserving agricultural techniques, which inlude: integrated pest management, integrated nutrient management, conservation tillage, agroforestry, aquaculture, water harvesting and...

Author(s)
Bossio, D.; Noble, A.; Aloysius, N.; Pretty, J.; Vries, F. P. de
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the impact of integrated natural resource management: challenges and experiences.

Assessing the impact of integrated natural resource management (INRM) research poses a challenge to scientists. The complexity of INRM interventions requires a more holistic approach to impact assessment, beyond the plot and farm levels and beyond traditional analysis of economic returns. Impact...

Author(s)
Gottret, M. V.; White, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathways of development in the hillside areas of Honduras: causes and implications for agricultural production, poverty and sustainable resource use.

The chapter analyses 'pathways of development' in a set of diverse communities in Central Honduras, where economic restructuring and land-use changes have been particularly great since the 1970s. They identify the characteristics and determinants of six distinct pathways, which differ substantially ...

Author(s)
Pender, J.; Scherr, S. J.; Durón, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vaginulidae in Central America, with emphasis on the bean slug <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sarasinula plebeia</i> (Fischer).

The history of vaginulid (slugs belonging to the Vaginulidae) infestation in Central America; morphology of Belocaulus angustipes, Diplosolenodes occidentalis, Leidyula moreleti and Sarasinula plebeia (four of the major species of vaginulids in Central America); importance of S. plebeia as a major...

Author(s)
Rueda, A.; Caballero, R.; Kaminsky, R.; Andrews, K. L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter

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