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Cover for Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle.

The different aspects that affect the welfare of cattle in feedlots are described, including mud and manure, heat and cold stress, lameness, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Mycoplasma bovis, liver abscesses, other internal lesions and preconditioning to prevent these health problems. Handling,...

Author(s)
Martin, M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient uptake and yield efficiency of exotic sweetpotato cultivars under an organic soil management system in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria.

The need to evaluate agronomic performance of crops under organic production systems is necessary due to the high cost of maintaining degraded soil fertility coupled with scarcity and health implications of continuous use of inorganic fertilizers. Field experiments were conducted at the Federal...

Author(s)
Lawal, O. I.; Atayese, M. O.; Oyekanmi, A. A.; Afuwape, S. O.; Sakariyawo, O. S.; Olaiya, A. O.; Idowu, O. T. H.; Aiyelaagbe, I. O. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy farming, food security and environmental issues.

Areas in which dairy farming can interact with the environment are outlined, and ways in which adverse effects can be limited are discussed in this chapter. A background on food security, energy security and climate change is provided. The impacts of dairy farming on the atmosphere and climate...

Author(s)
Statham, J.; Green, M.; Huxley, J.; Statham, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional requirements.

This chapter deals with the nutrient requirements of banana and plantain plants (Musa). The different functions and deficiency symptoms of these nutrients are described, which include the macronutrients N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S and the microelements Zn, Mn, B, Fe and Cu. The interactions (antagonism...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing management and systems.

In this chapter, it was emphasized that some form of nutrient return is essential to maintain land fertility because nutrients are removed by the grazing animal. The grazing animal returns many of the nutrients that are consumed, but some may be leached from the soil as they are returned at high...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933975)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vertisols management in Malawi.

This paper presents the results of field experiments conducted in Malawi investigating the effect of land preparation methods (ridges with cross ties, basins and flat), continuous cultivation, subsoiling and deep ploughing on the soil (Vertisol) water conserved and cotton yields. Water conservation ...

Author(s)
Chilimba, A. D. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilizer equivalency values of organic materials of differing quality.

Network experiments using a wide range of mainly high-quality plant materials and cattle manure were established in the 1997 and 1998 growing seasons in Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe in areas with different soil types and agroecological conditions. The experiments were...

Author(s)
Murwira, H. K.; Mutuo, P.; Nhamo, N.; Marandu, A. E.; Rabeson, R.; Mwale, M.; Palm, C. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Targeting management of organic resources and mineral fertilizers: can we match scientists' fantasies with farmers' realities?

This paper focuses on the supply of N for plant growth in terms of (i) the capacity of organic residues (plant residues and animal manures) to supply substantial quantities of N for crop growth, and (ii) the importance of organic residue quality in releasing N, as this provides a potential means...

Author(s)
Giller, K. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yield trends, soil nitrogen and organic matter content during 20 years of continuous maize cultivation.

A field experiment was conducted in Gagnoa, Côte d'Ivoire for over 20 years to study the use of fertilizers on food crops and investigate the response to nitrogen and to heavy applications of compost. The treatments were comprised of six levels of N (0, 40, 80, 120, 160 and 200 kg N ha-1 per year)...

Author(s)
Gigou, J.; Bredoumy, S. K.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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