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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Damage to flowers, cones and seeds of coniferous woody plants.

This chapter describes and illustrates the damage types (including the possible damaging agents) to flowers, cones and seeds of coniferous woody plants: thrips-induced male flower distortion, damage by external and internal pollen feeders (insects, mites), abiotic factors affecting flowers or cones ...

Author(s)
Roques, A.; Talgø, V.; Fan, J. T.; Auger-Rozenberg, M. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Legume crops and biodiversity.

Modern intensive cropping systems rely on simple cropping sequences, mineral fertilizers and chemical crop protection. This has led to a reduction of crop diversity, simplified landscapes and declines in biodiversity. However, even today in intensive farming systems, legume-supported cropping has...

Author(s)
Everwand, G.; Cass, S.; Dauber, J.; Williams, M.; Stout, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rambutan and pulasan.

This chapter on rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) and pulasan (N. mutabile) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and distribution, environmental requirements for cultivation (climate, and soil chemical and physical properties), plant morphology (whole plant, flowers and fruits) and...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Palms.

This chapter on coconut (Cocos nucifera) and salak (Salacca zalacca) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin, geographical distribution, environmental conditions (soil chemical and physical properties) for growth, plant morphology (stems, roots, leaves, inflorescences and flowers) and...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree management.

This chapter focuses on the sexual and asexual propagation and differences between sexually and asexually propagated fruit trees, nursery tree management and planting, pruning, irrigation, fertilizer application and pest and disease management strategies. The girdling and scoring, leaf fall, use of ...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Annonas: cherimoya, atemoya and sweetsop.

This chapter focuses on the botany (family, important genera and species and area of origin and distribution) of the cherimoyas, atemoyas and sweetsops and the effects of soil type, rainfall, temperature, light and photoperiod and wind factors on their ecology. The general characteristics of the...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Avocado.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution and effects of soil types and pH and climatic factors on the ecology of avocados. The general characteristics of the trees, fruits, flowers and inflorescences, pollination and fruit set are discussed and the cultivar development,...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - self-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of self-fertilized Poaceae. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - cross-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, cultivar classification, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of cross pollinated Poaceae crops. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter

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