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Cover for Botany of the family <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>.

The Apiaceae family is a complex group of plants in which many species are similar and difficult to identify. Once the species is identified, it is often still quite complex at the infraspecific level because of many existing variations (habit, leaf, umbel organization, sexuality of flowers). This...

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pruning and training.

This chapter focuses on the different pruning and training practices for various blackberry types (trailing, erect and semi-erect) and noting the important differences by production region.

Author(s)
Strik, B. C.; Takeda, F.; Gao, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop production.

This chapter focuses on the production systems used by growers of trailing, erect and semi-erect blackberries in the USA and other important production regions in the world.

Author(s)
Strik, B. C.; Stanton, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Differences in management of dogs and cats living in the same household.

Author(s)
Menchetti, L.; Calipari, S.; Catanzaro, A.; Mariti, C.; Gazzano, A.; Diverio, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Botany and physiology.

All legume crops benefit from the symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium which ensures a sufficient supply of nitrate through fixation to maintain growth and development of the mature crop. In agricultural systems, this supply of nitrogen is environmentally beneficial by reducing the crop's...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strawberry breeding.

The strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is an octoploid species derived from the hybridization of two wild octoploid species, Fragaria chiloensis and Fragaria virginiana, in the middle of the 1700s in a botanical garden of Versailles in France. This chapter describes the history of strawberry breeding ...

Author(s)
Faedi, W.; Baruzzi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cleanliness and hygiene.

Recommendations on eliminating bad odour of urine as well as layer of (rabbit) droppings covering the floor near the areas where rabbits are placed are discussed. Preferred and safe litter for rabbits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grain legumes: an overview.

The grain legumes are important sources of protein in animal and human diets. This chapter provides an overview of some basic aspects of their biology and production in Europe. All early agricultural societies apparently domesticated a grain legume at much the same time as a cereal, perhaps...

Author(s)
Stoddard, F. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ecology of seed dispersal.

This chapter summarizes research on seed dispersal vectors (water, wind and animals), and the factors (including seed size and chemical composition, and plant habit) that determine when and where seeds are moved. The effects of seed dispersal on plant genetic structure at the population and...

Author(s)
Traveset, A.; Heleno, R.; Nogales, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641836)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomy and botany.

This chapter focuses on taxonomy of the genus Persea, including keys to the species. The gross morphology, architecture and growth habit of the cultivated avocado tree is also discussed as a basis for a better understanding of tree management and manipulation.

Author(s)
Chanderbali, A. S.; Soltis, D. E.; Soltis, P. S.; Wolstenholme, B. N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter

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