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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 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 The NCSU/APHIS plant pest forecasting system (NAPPFAST).

This chapter describes the North-Carolina-State-University/Animal-and-Plant-Health-Inspection-Service Plant Pest Forecasting System (NAPPFAST). NAPPFAST, developed for pest risk modelling and mapping, was formerly used to support pest detection, emergency response and risk analysis for the US...

Author(s)
Magarey, R. D.; Borchert, D. M.; Fowler, G. A.; Hong, S. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of fenugreek (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trigonella foenum-graecum</i> L.) and their control measures, with special emphasis on fungal diseases.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual legume crop cultivated in India, the Mediterranean region, China, parts of Africa, Europe and Australia and, in recent years, in North America. Although traditionally used as a spice crop, fenugreek has important medicinal and nutraceutical...

Author(s)
Acharya, S. N.; Thomas, J. E.; Prasad, R.; Basu, S. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why is biocontrol of common ragweed, the most allergenic weed in Eastern Europe, still only a hope?

This chapter presents the story of a long and as yet unsuccessful struggle to find suitable fungal and/or insect biocontrol agents for ragweed, a plant that became a widespread allergenic weed in Eastern Europe. This effort illustrates why biocontrol initiatives, although desirable, sometimes...

Author(s)
Kiss, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agronomy.

This chapter presents examples of seed production areas (including parts of North America, especially the Pacific Northwest, northern Italy, Hungary and parts of Australasia), which have established based on agroclimatic and soil conditions, and the modification of the environment by using shelter...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Distribution and economic importance of fire blight.

This chapter discusses the distribution and the economic impact of fire blight (Erwinia amylovora), particularly in North America, Europe, eastern Mediterranean, and the Pacific Rim.

Author(s)
Bonn, W. G.; Zwet, T. van der
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992945)
Type
Book chapter

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