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Cover for Biological control in Guyana.

Conservation biological control, implemented in the 1910s by erecting perches in rice fields for insectivorous birds, resulted in effective control of the fall armyworm. Guyana is supposed to be the first country where the tachinid parasitoid Lydella minense, which had been collected in 1932 in...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

This book contains 20 chapters, divided into two sections: (i) Quantitative Genetics: Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics, Genome Editing and G×E Interaction (Chapters 2-12) and (ii) Intersection of Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Crop Examples (Chapter 13-20). Section 1 emphasizes the application of...

Author(s)
Kang, M. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The fungicides market.

This chapter discusses the global fungicides market and sales by mode of action and crop type. The leading fungicide manufacturers are also mentioned. It is shown that (i) fungicides are discovered and marketed mainly by large, international, private businesses; (ii) the discovery and development...

Author(s)
Oliver, R.; Hewitt, H. G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641669)
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 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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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 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 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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