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Cover for Insect pest management.

This book aims to provide an overview of insect pest management, highlighting the major problem areas and contentious issues and, where possible, attempting to identify promising lines and directions for future research and implementation. The book includes descriptions and explanations of the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book
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Cover for Plant pathology and plant diseases.

This book contains 23 chapters that focuses on the nature, causes and impact of plant diseases, describes the history of plant pathology as a scientific discipline and introduces the disease cycle as the key tool for understanding disease development and devising appropriate management strategies....

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Munk, L.; Yuen, J.; Tronsmo, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book
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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 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 Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book
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Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
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Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
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Cover for Handbook of pest management in organic farming.

This book contains 21 chapters focusing on the principles and guidelines of organic agriculture in different crops and includes a brief presentation of each crop and its pests, followed by a discussion on the bioecology and current methods of control that are known to be used according to the...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.; Kreiter, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book
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Cover for Automation in tree fruit production: principles and practice.

This book on automation in tree fruit production consists of 11 chapters covering the following topics: (1) concept of tree fruit production automation; (2) economics of perennial crops production automation; (3) sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision...

Author(s)
Zhang, Q.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture.

This new edition covers the major economically important crops of the subtropics and tropics and their main nematode parasites, concentrating on those nematode species that have been shown to cause yield loss. The book has been expanded to include a new chapter on nematode ecology, demonstrating...

Author(s)
Sikora, R. A.; Coyne, D.; Hallmann, J.; Timper, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book

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