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Cover for Orchard establishment and tree management.

The pomegranate is a rustic tree that can survive in hard conditions with almost no care, but for commercial cultivation, an adequate supply of fertilizers and water, soil preparation, application of plant growth regulators and specific phytosanitary treatments, training, winter and summer pruning...

Author(s)
Ferrara, G.; Palasciano, M.; Sarkhosh, A.; Cossio, F.; Babu, K. D.; Mazzeo, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the various factors affecting the success of cassava cultivation, such as seed systems and propagule selection, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and nutrient disorders and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the effects of various seed systems and propagule selection methods, soil preparation techniques, crop densities and establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and harvesting systems on the agronomic characteristics of sweet potatoes. Some...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: agronomy.

This chapter discusses seed systems and propagule selection, propagation, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizers and nutrient disorders, and harvesting in yam production.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: agronomy.

Aroids can be grown throughout the year in the wet tropics. They are best adapted to high temperatures, a moist environment and high humidity. Evenly distributed rainfall, between 200 and 300 mm/month, is ideal for optimum growth and production. Irrigation is, however, necessary for taro and swamp...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
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 Vineyard establishment.

In this chapter, the process of putting in a vineyard is followed from first thoughts to making sure that the vines get off to a healthy start, ready to produce as much high-quality crop as possible for the life of the vineyard. The site selection (considering climatic factors, soil types, slope...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agronomy of peas and beans.

Peas and beans have specific requirements for successful crop establishment, growth and yield of high-quality produce. Whilst there are many similarities in agronomy, particularly between peas and Vicia faba, the requirements for Phaseolus beans are not too dissimilar. The successful management of...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetable seeds and crop establishment.

This chapter focuses on the various treatment and storage methods for prolonging the strage life of vegetable seeds. The importance of cultivar selection in selecting high quality, high yielding and disease-resistant cultivars with consumer appeal are discussed and the various crop establishment...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
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