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Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Cover for Water efficiency, energy efficiency and suburban vegetable production.

Rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and organic vegetable production were used to improve efficiency in a suburban home in George, in South Africa's Southern Cape. In a year, treated municipal water consumption decreased from 17 kL/month to 8 kL/month, and 60 kL of rainwater was used for...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Caude, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Book chapter
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Cover for The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.

The main aim of this chapter is to identify key physiological factors underlying the initiation and growth of the storage root of beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Additionally, life processes including dormancy, vernalization requirement, flowering, the production of secondary metabolites, and...

Author(s)
Goldman, I. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Colombia.

The history of biological control of agricultural pests in Colombia dates back to 1880. The first documented cases include both classical biocontrol and the use of biopesticides against insect pests. The need to protect four national production systems of great economic importance (oil palm,...

Author(s)
Kondo, T.; Manzano, M. R.; Cotes, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Guatemala.

Biological control was initiated in Guatemala in the 1990s, after costs for chemicals had increased substantially and had resulted in a drastic decrease in production of, for example, cotton and tomato. Most often, augmentative biocontrol is used in Guatemala. Examples of successful programmes are...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
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Cover for The physiology of vegetable crops.

This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants,...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book
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Cover for Seed storage, germination, quality, and enhancements.

To fully comprehend the complexities of vegetable crop growth and development, we must understand seed physiology related to storage, germination, quality, and enhancements. The challenge is to present an in-depth knowledge of vegetable seeds that covers considerable diversity with respect to...

Author(s)
Taylor, A. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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Cover for Transplanting.

This chapter provides updates on researches conducted during the last 2 decades and expands on factors affecting transplant quality, stress adaptation, physiology and performance of vegetable crops. Emphasis is given to transplant stress adaptation, water management and growth modulation by plant...

Author(s)
Leskovar, D. I.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
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Cover for Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the effects of high and low temperature, drought and flooding, and salinity on vegetable crops. The stress factors impacting vegetable crops reviewed in this chapter can be grouped into those that can be avoided or moderated by physical structures, such as covers to mitigate ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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