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Cover for Land preparation.

Previous land use determines the operations needed in preparing land for trialling. Trialling in primary and secondary forest is not a sustainable nor an environmentally friendly practice and should not be carried out. In sustainable oil palm production, previous land should normally be a previous...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grapes.

This second edition contains ten chapters dealing with grapevine history, uses and production; cultivars, anatomy and improvement; growth and fruit development; climatic requirements; vineyard establishment; seasonal management; nutrition; mechanization; pests, diseases and disorders; and harvest...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book
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Cover for Climate change and health in the Arctic.

This chapter describes the primary, secondary and tertiary health effects of, and adaptation to climate change in the indigenous populations of the Arctic. The impacts of climate change on seasons, sea and coastline, river and lake systems, water and sanitation infrastructure, food supply, air...

Author(s)
Parkinson, A. J.; Evengård, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shortage of sweetpotato planting material caused by prolonged dry seasons in Africa: strategies to increase its availability in Uganda.

Farmers in Bukedea and Soroti districts in Uganda normally experience 3-4 months of dry weather between mid-November and March. During the dry period, vegetation of the sweetpotato crop is completely desiccated, leading to difficulties in securing vines as planting material at the onset of the...

Author(s)
Namanda, S.; Gibson, R. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relationship between climate warming and hibernation in mammals.

This chapter discusses the effects of climate warming on the mammalian phenologies. The predicted effects of climate warming on hibernation; and field studies on hibernation by eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) in southeastern New York, USA are highlighted.

Author(s)
Frank, C. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flowers and fruit.

This chapter covers the different factors affecting flower initiation (crop load, light, nutrition, water, temperature, gravity, rootstock and tree vigour, hormones), fruit set (absence of viable pollen, infertile eggs, incompatibility, mineral nutrition, pruning, thinning and girdling, plant age...

Author(s)
Jackson, D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935016)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop simulation models for yield prediction.

This chapter outlines a range of methods that address how crop management of chickpea can be improved to reduce climate risk in highly variable climatic regions by integrating seasonal climate forecasting tools with a cropping system model to help growers make informed decisions. In particular, it...

Author(s)
Anwar, M. R.; O'Leary, G.; Brand, J.; Redden, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The occurrence of winter-freeze events in fruit crops grown in the Okanagan Valley and the potential impact of climate change.

The main limitation to fruit production in the Okanagan Valley (British Columbia, Canada) is winter injury. Examination of historical records between 1916 and 2006 revealed 15 severe winter-kill events with two occurring in November, seven in December, four in January and two in February. An...

Author(s)
Quamme, H. A.; Cannon, A. J.; Neilsen, D.; Caprio, J. M.; Taylor, W. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935139)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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