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Cover for Animal well-being on organic farms.

This chapter discusses the animal welfare requirements for organic farms; how to select genetic lines of animals that are suitable for organic farming; grazing more than one species on a pasture; understand the differences between EU, US and Canadian organic programmes and the importance of using...

Author(s)
Karreman, H. J.; Fulwider, W.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pomegranate bioactive compounds and health.

This chapter provides information on the ethnobotany and traditional medicine, chemical composition (such as phenolic compounds, tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanins, fatty acids, and alkaloids), functional/health benefit, and drug interaction of pomegranate.

Author(s)
Asgary, S.; Azadeh, Z.; Dodman, S.; Soleymani, A.; Mirjalili, M. H.; Farzaei, M. H.; Hoseinzadeh-Chahkandak, F.; Hozeifi, S.; Jasemi, E.; Keshvari, M.; Lorigooini, Z.; Momtaz, S.; Pourbagher-Shahri, A. M.; Rahimi, R.; Sedaghat, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fresh fig.

This chapter provides information on the origin, current areas of production, fruit morphology and types, maturity, harvest index, crop quality, composition and health benefits, fruit physiology, physiological disorders, chilling temperature sensitivity, postharvest handling, packinghouse...

Author(s)
Crisostol, C. H.; Lopez Corrales, M.; Colelli, G.; Serradilla, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pomegranate.

This chapter focuses on the origin, current areas of production, composition and health benefits, crop quality, consumer preferences, fruit physiology, maturity and harvest indices, physiological disorders, harvesting, postharvest handling, fruit pathology, temperature handling and storage, and...

Author(s)
Valero Garrido, D.; Crisosto, C. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Engineering for bioenergy.

This chapter describes the chemical constituents of plant biomass that can be converted to various types of liquid fuel. Also, the chapter discusses lignin modification and the carbohydrate component of the cell wall.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.

The main aim of this chapter is to identify key physiological factors underlying the initiation and growth of the storage root of beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Additionally, life processes including dormancy, vernalization requirement, flowering, the production of secondary metabolites, and...

Author(s)
Goldman, I. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>, a family of species rich in secondary metabolites: aromatic compounds and medicinal attributes.

Members of Apiaceae are an important trait of the global diet as exemplified by their use as species in cuisines around the world due to their content of essential oil and non-volatile compounds. Nevertheless, the value of Apiaceae plants extends to traditional medicine too with application against ...

Author(s)
Pollastro, F.; Gaeta, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot growth and development.

The cultivated carrot is a biennial plant: in the first year, it produces a rosette of leaves and carbon reserves located in the storage root; in the second year, it uses these reserves after vernalization to produce a floral stem. In that year, the plant can reach a height of up to 1.5 m. This...

Author(s)
Villeneuve, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ajowan.

Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) is an essential oil, an annual and a medicinally valuable herbaceous and seed spice plant which grows in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. This chapter provides information on the importance, growing areas, plant development, chemical composition, cropping system, ...

Author(s)
Noori, S. A. S.; Howyzeh, M. S.; Moradi, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter

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