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Cover for Cultivars, anatomy and improvement.

Grapes are one of the world's most-planted horticultural crops, and there is a wide range of cultivars in use, many of them well suited to a particular area or end use. In addition to listing the most used cultivars, this chapter discusses clones, or selections within a cultivar, which are another...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rootstock development.

This chapter deal with almond rootstock development. The most important traits of an almond rootstock are described, which are categorized into five groups: (i) nursery characteristics; (ii) graft compatibility; (iii) orchard characteristics; (iv) resistance to biotic (such as diseases, nematodes...

Author(s)
Rubio-Cabetas, M. J.; Felipe, A. J.; Reighard, G. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of poplars and willows.

This chapter provides an overview of the range of fungal and bacterial diseases affecting poplars and willows, including their distribution and importance in different regions of the world. The chapter also highlights briefly those major pathogens that overall have been the most damaging.

Author(s)
Ostry, M.; Ramstedt, M.; Newcombe, G.; Steenackers, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of dual-purpose sweetpotato varieties through participatory breeding in Rwanda.

Sweetpotato forms a major part of the diet of both rural and urban communities in Rwanda. Moreover, it is expected that the crop could become more important than it is already now, especially for farmers operating in mixed crop-livestock systems. The interest in sweetpotato as an animal feed is...

Author(s)
Shumbusha, D.; Ndirigwe, J.; Kankundiye, L.; Musabyemungu, A.; Mwanga, R. O. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New elite potato clones with heat tolerance, late blight and virus resistance to address climate change.

Potato production in developing countries is expanding to warmer environments as farmers search for income opportunities and food security. Meanwhile, climate change is already affecting weather patterns in traditional potato-growing areas, where unpredictable rains and pressure from pests and...

Author(s)
Gastelo, M.; Diaz, L.; Landeo, J. A.; Bonierbale, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of staking on flower induction, pollination and cross-compatibility among sweetpotato.

Glasshouses have been used to induce flowering in sweetpotatoes for the purpose of breeding. However, these structures are expensive to construct and/or maintain. This study investigated the effects of staking the sweetpotatoes in the field as a way of flower induction for purposes of pollination...

Author(s)
Afolabi, M. S.; Akoroda, M. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characterizing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora</i> populations.

A population is a group of individuals sharing a unique pool of genetic variation. For Phytophthora, populations often contain a large proportion of mitotically derived isolates known as clonal lineages. The phenotypes, proteins and DNA fragments, single nucleotide variation and the whole genome,...

Author(s)
Lamour, K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cypress canker.

This chapter will take into consideration only Seiridium canker of cypress because of its spread at a global level and the serious damage and economic losses that it causes to many Cupressaceae in forests, windbreaks and ornamental plantings. Information is given on their detection, infection...

Author(s)
Danti, R.; Rocca, G. della; Panconesi, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640402)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and breeding.

This chapter describes Hevea as a species complex, the distribution of allied species and the new new genetic resources. A tabulated summary of the salient features of different species of Hevea is provided. The early history of rubber breeding is discussed, as well as the evaluation of clones in...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ancillary income generation.

Hevea honey and wood are the two supplementary income-generating sources that can raise significant income from rubber plantations. A brief description is given here of the potential of these income sources in rubber plantations. A brief discussion is also given on Hevea wood processing, production ...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter

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