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Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pests of plant stems.

Stem systems are variously affected by pest insects. The great majority are biting, internal pests, gaining protection as well as nutrition from the plant they attack. This chapter contains examples of different species of biting and sucking pests of woody stems and soft and cereal stems.

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multidimensional crop improvement by ILRI and partners: drivers, approaches, achievements and impact.

This chapter reviews the findings, outputs and outcomes of research on multidimensional crops in the tropics, focusing mainly on cereals and grain legumes. Specifically, the chapter addresses the: (i) establishment of crop residues (CRs) as traded commodities and their changing valuation as the...

Author(s)
Blümme, M.; Anandan Samireddypalle; Zaidi, P. H.; Vadez, V.; Ramana Reddy; Pasupuleti Janila
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cattle feeding.

This chapter discussed the different stages of feeding cattle from birth up to the period of production for both beef and dairy cattle. Highlights focused on feeds for dairy cows, taints in the milk from feeding, nutrition and milk composition, feeding during lactation, effects of transition...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungicides.

This chapter deals with the development of organic protectant and systemic fungicides and the application of fungicides in controlling disease problems of coffee, cocoa, soyabean, cereals, rice, bananas/plantains, fruit trees, grapes and rubber. A brief discussion on their mechanisms of action is...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of cereals.

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed hygiene.

This chapter focused on the cleaning and disinfection of feeds which includes the following topics: feed microbial ecology; feed contamination (bacteriophages, bacteria, and fungi); feed hygiene practices (physical aspects, thermal treatment and addition of chemical and biological additives); feed...

Author(s)
Ricke, S. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management in tropical cereal crops.

This chapter presents the strategies for managing cereal pests that are most suitable for smallholder farmers, who in tropical countries produce more than 70% of the cereals. Examples highlighting major biotic constraints for each major cereal are given, followed by an in-depth analysis of...

Author(s)
Mahuku, G.; Wosula, E.; Kanampiu, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter

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