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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 Organic production.

While there is a considerable body of published literature on organic farming, there is little dedicated to pineapple. A recent publication of note, La Piña, reviews organic production of pineapple. Also, Embrapa has recently made available recommendations for organic production of pineapple in...

Author(s)
Soler, A.; Reinhardt, D. H.; Matos, A. P. de; Pádua, T. R. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Red clover in cropping systems.

Red clover has played an important role as a supplier of reactive nitrogen to cropping systems in European agriculture for hundreds of years. Today, it is mostly valued for its good nutritional properties for ruminants, and for reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Red clover is a...

Author(s)
Frankow-Lindberg, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tree-crop interactions: agroforestry in a changing climate.

This second edition, which includes 12 chapters, provides an important update on tree-crop interactions over the last two decades. Three new chapters have been added to describe the new advances in the relationship between climate change adaptation, rural development and how trees and agroforestry...

Author(s)
Ong, C. K.; Black, C. R.; Wilson, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book
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Cover for Mixed cropping of annual and woody perennial species: an analytical approach to productivity and management.

This chapter examine how tree-crop interactions can be explained in terms of competition principles. Focus is given on mathematical and experimental analyses of trade-offs in annual and perennial production systems, rather than the biological premise of agroforestry. It also examines the classic...

Author(s)
Ranganathan, R.; Wit, C. T. de
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of resource capture and use of light and water.

This chapter reviews the principles of resource capture in intercropping and agroforestry systems. It also examines the role of roots and shoots in overcoming the constraints to crop production imposed by hostile and infertile environments with a view to ensuring sustainable food production to meet ...

Author(s)
Black, C. R.; Randhawa, D.; Ong, C. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptation of crops to partial shade in mixed cropping systems.

This chapter focuses on the adaptation of crops to their habitat, and specifically to shade. It also examines adaptation parameters (leaf morphology and anatomy, chloroplast structure and characteristics, chlorophyll content and fluorescence, and net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance) that...

Author(s)
Bayala, J.; Sanou, J.; Teklehaimanot, Z.; Sinclair, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Mixtures of legumes for forage production.

In Europe, legumes are mostly grown as single species or in mixtures with cereals or grasses. As an alternative cropping strategy, mixtures of legumes for forage have been developed in Serbia. This novel approach can be applied in many other temperate regions of Europe. This chapter provides an...

Author(s)
Ćupina, B.; Mikić, A.; Krstić, Ð.; Vujić, S.; Zorić, L.; Ðorđević, V.; Erić, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The farming systems of potential potato production areas of Chencha, southern Ethiopia.

A survey was conducted in 2012 to assess the diversity of farming systems in the potential potato production areas of Chencha in southern Ethiopia. It was part a PhD research study on evaluation and optimization of sustainability of farming systems which is part of an initiative to make the area a...

Author(s)
Mazengia, W.; Schulte, R.; Tadese, Y.; Griffin, D.; Schulz, S.; Struik, P. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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