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Cover for Crop environment, plant growth and physiology.

This chapter discusses carbon assimilation, water use, and the effects of environmental factors (such as temperature, irradiation, water stress, flooding, carbon dioxide enrichment, hail and salinity) on morphological, anatomical and physiological features, as well as adaptations, of pineapple.

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot root quality.

Carrot is considered a healthy vegetable as it is rich in fibre and antioxidant-related compounds and with a low level of kilocalories. Some compounds are involved in both the nutritional and sensory quality. In most cases, carrot quality is highly dependent on the variety. However, environment...

Author(s)
Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia.

This chapter argues that it is the differences in households' socioeconomic and environmental characteristics that affect the choice of coping strategies rather than the type of extreme event. In other words, a household employs what is at its disposal to cope with an extreme climate event, whether ...

Author(s)
Deressa, T. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate extremes, disasters and health.

This chapter focuses on health and economic impacts of disasters, including climate extremes. The economic losses from weather- and climate-related disasters and the difference in disaster costs and deaths between developed and developing countries are described. The types of disasters...

Author(s)
Honda, Y.; Oki, T.; Kanae, S.; Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The tropics, its soils and horticulture.

This chapter describes the tropics, its soil and horticulture in its regions. Specifically, the chapter discusses the characteristics of the tropics, major tropical climate types, altitudinal climates, subtropics, climacteric factors, and climate change. The climacteric factors focused on the...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate and fruit plants.

This chapter highlights the impact of climate on the production of tropical, subtropical and temperate fruits. Damages caused by frosts, heat, wind and hail are described, and crop management strategies to minimize the impact of such stresses are discussed.

Author(s)
Jackson, D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935016)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The distribution of fruits.

This chapter describes the present-day distribution of fruit production on a world scale. It discusses the impact on fruit production of various climatic (temperature, water, relative humidity, light, wind, hail) and geographic factors (soils, topography), production systems (high-density planting, ...

Author(s)
Jackson, D.; Looney, N.; Morley-Bunker, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935016)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements and problems.

This chapter describes the general climatic requirements of banana (Musa), showing that banana is primarily a crop of the humid tropical lowlands characterized by less than 10° latitude, less than 100 m altitude, not less than 19°C mean minimum temperature and more than 100 mm rain every month....

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grapevine pests, diseases and disorders.

This chapter describes the most common diseases (fungal, bacterial and viral) and pests (insects, nematodes, vertebrates, and weeds) of grapevines, and their control using chemical, cultural, biological or quarantine methods. Other grape disorders due to environmental factors (e.g. hail and heat...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planning and setting up an organic production unit.

This chapter covers the following aspects of the planning and setting up of an organic fruit production unit: environmental factors to be considered in site selection (climate, temperature, rainfall, hail, light and sunshine hours, location, insolation, wind conditions, altitude and soil...

Author(s)
Lind, K.; Lafer, G.; Schloffer, K.; Innerhofer, G.; Meister, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996400)
Type
Book chapter

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