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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 Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter provides different methods of cultural control of insect pests. Cultural control of insect pests uses manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. Many of the methods interfere with the pest's ability to colonize a crop, thus promoting...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
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 Nitrogen and phosphorus losses from legume-supported cropping.

The loss of nutrients from agricultural systems is recognized as a major environmental problem, contributing to air pollution and nutrient enrichment in rivers and oceans. The use of legumes within agriculture provides an opportunity to reduce some of these losses in ways which maintain or enhance...

Author(s)
Williams, M.; Pappa, V. A.; Rees, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in the UK.

This chapter reviews the theories behind agroforestry in the UK, showing how experimental analysis has increased understanding of how such systems function, and reviews the current position regarding commercial agroforestry in the constituent countries of the UK. The chapter also analyses policy...

Author(s)
Newman, S. M.; Pilbeam, D. J.; Briggs, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of tillage, intercropping and residue cover on crop productivity, profitability, and soil fertility under tribal farming situations in Odisha, India.

This chapter presents the results of field studies conducted to determine the effect of tillage, intercropping and residue cover on crop productivity, profitability and soil fertility under tribal farming situations in Odisha, India. It was shown that intecropping maize and cowpea under minimum...

Author(s)
Pradhan, A.; Idol, T.; Roul, P. K.; Mishra, K. N.; Chan, C.; Halbrendt, J.; Ray, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweetpotato and garden egg intercrop compatibility studies in Umudike, Nigeria.

This experiment was conducted at Umudike (latitude 05° 29′ N, longitude 07° 33′ E) in the tropical rainforest agroecological zone of Nigeria to determine the compatibility of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) and garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) intercrop. Two sweetpotato varieties (NRSP 05/022 and TIS ...

Author(s)
Ebeniro, C. N.; Udealor, A.; Ano, A. O.; Amadi, C. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural practices.

Tahiti lime (Citrus latifolia) is a widely cultivated species among all lime species, therefore, the information presented in this chapter is mainly focused on this species. Some cultural practices are described, including planting density, types of pruning (tree training, cleaning and...

Author(s)
Siqueira, D. L. de; Salomão, L. C. C.; Aquino, C. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter

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