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Cover for Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

This chapter focuses on juvenile period, development and morphology of curd and head, effects of environmental factors in curd and head induction, cultivar differences, effects of plant growth regulators, flower induction, bud formation, factors determining productivity, and physiological disorders ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials: baseline study and trial design.

The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials (the Mandela Trials) were planned and established in 2014 with peer review from the three sites where organic comparative research has been ongoing for the past 20-30 years (Switzerland, Denmark and Pennsylvania in the ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.; Eckert, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Initial assessment of selected biological soil health indicators in organic versus conventional cropping systems in field trials in South Africa.

Agricultural sustainability is built on the premise of promoting soil health. Agricultural practices such as tillage, crop rotation, cover crops and fertilization have been credited with shifts in the soil food web which affects many aspects of soil health. The aim of the current study was to...

Author(s)
Sibiya, M.; Habig, J.; Storey, S.; Labuschagne, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Soil fertility changes and crop yields from the first 4 years of the Mandela trials.

Long-term farming systems trials (the Mandela Trials) showed that organic farming systems initially had lower yields than conventional systems in the first 2 years (20% and 31% lower, respectively). In the third (drier) year, the yield gap was closed once soils had improved biologically and...

Author(s)
Swanepoel, M.; Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for MA packaging.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the use of modified atmosphere (MA) packaging using various plastic films in reducing losses and preserving quality in fruits and vegetables. The various plastic films, absorbent materials and fumigation techniques used in MA packaging are highlighted and the ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Promoting <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cotesia rubecula</i>, an antagonist of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pieris rapae</i>.

Author(s)
Fataar, S.; Leist, S.; Oberhänsli, T.; Luka, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Recommended CA conditions.

This chapter provides information on the recommended conditions in the controlled atmosphere storage of various crops and their cultivars and strains, such as apples, apricots, aubergines, avocados, bananas, basil, breadfruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera), lima...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Family Brassicaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle, plant and flower characteristics and types and cultivars of members of the family Brassicaceae, such as cabbages, broccoli and cauliflowers, among others. The production and culture, nutritive value, pests, diseases, weeds and...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wild things.

What is the difference between a crop and a wild plant? The definition is not a black and white one. In this chapter we discover that many crops hardly differ from their wild ancestors, while others have slipped from our diet and returned to the wild. Even after thousands of years of cultivation,...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resistance of cabbage loopers to Btk in a greenhouse setting: occurrence, spread and management.

Resistance to the microbial insecticide Btk occurred in a number of laboratory populations of Lepidoptera before it was discovered in field populations. Therefore, it is not surprising that cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni) in semi-contained vegetable greenhouses were among the first examples of...

Author(s)
Janmaat, A.; Franklin, M.; Myers, J. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter

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