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Cover for Production and trade.

This chapter presents an overview of the world production, export, import and consumption trends of papaya (Carica papaya) in the US and European Union (EU) markets. Despite the noticeable rise in global demand for papaya, production issues, particularly Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) disease,...

Author(s)
Evans, E. A.; Ballen, F. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lupins in European cropping systems.

The lupins are an interesting group of legume crop species that produce large seeds containing up to 40% protein. The genus Lupinus is part of the tribe Genisteae. More than 170 species have been described from the New World and only 12 species from Europe, North and East Africa. Wild lupins are...

Author(s)
Gresta, F.; Wink, M.; Prins, U.; Abberton, M.; Capraro, J.; Scarafoni, A.; Hill, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A history of the potato.

This chapter describes the domestication of potato crop, as well as its introduction in Europe and cultivation in North America and Ireland. The breeding and cultivation of new cultivars for resistance to potato late blight are also discussed. The collections of potato and wild potatoes and...

Author(s)
Brown, C. R.; Henfling, J. W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> and potato late blight in Europe.

The perspective of late blight disease in Europe, history of population change of P. infestans in Europe, molecular tools to track population change, epidemiology and management, monitoring contemporary population change, coordination and use of databases, effector diversity and new approaches to...

Author(s)
Cooke, D. E. L.; Andersson, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of invasive <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora</i> species on European forests.

This chapter describes the symptoms caused by various Phytophthora species on broadleaved tree hosts and overviews disease distributions across Europe. In addition, a historical perspective is provided and potential pathways and triggering factors are discussed. The ink disease of chestnut, beech (...

Author(s)
Jung, T.; Vettraino, A. M.; Cech, T.; Vannini, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk of uncontrolled importation of seed potato from Europe to East and Central Africa: what are the policy options?

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food and cash crop. It is among the 10 strategic staple crops for food and income security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Its importance continues to rise due to increased urbanization, change in eating habits and uptake of processed potato products...

Author(s)
Kaguongo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Kashaija, I. N.; Ntizo, S.; Kabira, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integration of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> techniques in informal seed production systems of potato in Africa.

Presently, Asia and Europe are the world's major potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) producing regions, accounting for more than 80% of world production. Harvests in Africa and Latin America are far smaller, with productivity of around 11-12 t/ha and 16 t/ha, respectively, in comparison with North...

Author(s)
Kumar, V. A.; Kumar, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance to azole fungicides in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycosphaerella graminicola</i>: mechanisms and management.

This chapter discusses the decline in the effectiveness of azole fungicides against the causal agent of septoria leaf blotch in wheat, M. graminicola; the mechanisms conferring resistance to these fungicides in this pathogen; the current status of azole resistance in European M. graminicola...

Author(s)
Cools, H. J.; Fraaije, B. A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939052)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of intraspecific parallel genetic adaptation to QoIs in Europe.

This chapter discusses the evolutionary processes that give rise to and disperse the resistance alleles to quinone outside inhibitors (Qols). It is shown that the development of fungicide resistance often involves amino acid substitutions, caused mainly by spontaneous mutations at one or several...

Author(s)
Edin, E.; Torriani, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939052)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plant Sciences Reviews 2011.

Plant Sciences Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in plant sciences published during 2011.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640150)
Type
Book

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