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Cover for Horticulture for food and nutrition security.

This chapter looks at horticultural development in India and the importance of horticulture for nutritional security and health. Challenges ahead for the horticultural sector are highlighted. The chapter also discusses technological advancements in (i) genetic improvement; (ii) efficient crop...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Automation in tree fruit production: principles and practice.

This book on automation in tree fruit production consists of 11 chapters covering the following topics: (1) concept of tree fruit production automation; (2) economics of perennial crops production automation; (3) sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision...

Author(s)
Zhang, Q.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision horticulture.

This chapter discusses commonly used sensing techniques with a focus on sensing applications for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in horticulture, including examples. The sensor technologies explored are RGB camera, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors/cameras, fluorescent and...

Author(s)
Sankaran, S.; Zhang ChongYuan; Marzougui, A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Opportunity of robotics in precision horticulture.

The objective of this chapter is to present an overview of the major production task areas in tree fruit production that either have already been automated or are currently in research and development stages. Specifically, this chapter addresses topics in autonomous navigation, cultural practices,...

Author(s)
Burks, T.; Bulanon, D.; Mehta, S.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Citrus.

This second edition of Citrus, like the original by F.S. Davies and L.G. Albrigo, intends to provide the reader with an updated overview of citriculture from a worldwide perspective. Current theories and technological advances in citriculture are emphasized, citing specific examples of how and...

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Setting the scene: the context of horticulture in the developing world and the tropics.

This chapter addresses some of the past history of horticulture, recent trends in horticultural production and their drivers (including those that are political) and is then followed by case studies that highlight the value of investing in research and horticulture. It concludes with a mention of...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horticultural production systems.

This chapter examines the diversity of horticultural production systems practised in the tropics. With this knowledge, it will then be possible to review the variety and relevance of the specific production practices employed in the successful growing of vegetables and fruits and flowers in the...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply chain management: production of vegetables.

This chapter is separated into two parts, the first focusing on the truly tropical vegetable species, and the second on vegetable species introduced to the tropics from more temperate climates. The importance of breeding and, particularly, of good horticultural management and practice to produce...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The growing connection project - with a Mexico case study.

This book chapter features the activities conducted by the low-key, low-budget 'The Growing Connection' (TGC) project, which promotes the operation of 130 garden/production and demonstration sites worldwide. It presents the TGCC's approach of focusing on how to get people gardening, growing, and...

Author(s)
Patterson, B.; Álvarez Oyarzábal, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction.

This chapter introduces the book 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems', which is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book provides insights into sensitivities and possible adaptive measures to climate change across a number of different production systems, ranging from...

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter

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