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Cover for Environmental requirements and site selection.

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown over a very wide geographical area, from desert areas to very humid regions, from sea level to high plateaus in the subtropics and tropical climate zone between 41 northern and 41 southern latitudes. It is native to Iran and grown extensively in arid and...

Author(s)
Yilmaz, C.; Rezaei, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic and biotic regulators of the Asian citrus psyllid populations.

This chapter provides information on the various abiotic and biotic factors impacting the colonization, development and establishment of Diaphorina citri through effects on its biology, ecology and management. These abiotic factors, such as temperature, humidity, light and rain, not only have...

Author(s)
Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asian citrus psyllid life cycle and developmental biology.

This chapter focuses on the adult reproductive biology, life characteristics and polymorphisms and development of ova and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri). The effects of temperature, humidity, rain and solar radiation on the biological development of this economically...

Author(s)
Hall, D. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural practices in Tehuledere district, north-eastern Ethiopia.

This study sought to understand the effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices used by smallholder farmers in Tehuledere District, north-eastern Ethiopia, using empirical data collected over 3 months in 2016. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from...

Author(s)
Wassie, A. S.; Pauline, N. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical marine and brackish ecosystems.

This chapter presents updates on current conditions and expected changes on key abiotic parameters (i.e., temperature, rainfall, circulation, seawater carbonate chemistry, sea level, salinity, oxygen, nutrients) and the range of predicted impacts on key tropical marine and brackish water...

Author(s)
Tanzil, J. T. I.; Ooi SengKeat; Tay, S. H. X.; Ow YanXiang; Chua SiewChin; Clews, E.; Bolton, A.; Raghavan, S.; Liong ShieYui
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava as an adaptation crop to climate variability and change in coastal areas of Tanzania: a case of the Mkuranga district.

This study was carried out in two villages, Kizapala and Kazole, of the Mkuranga District, in the Coast Region of Tanzania. The objective of the study was to establish the role of cassava as an adaptation crop to the changing climate and household food security. Primary data were obtained using...

Author(s)
Mbwambo, N. A.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Variable rate irrigation on center pivots.

This chapter discusses the various options of variable rate irrigation (VRI) for centre pivots, when they might save water, save energy, and create higher crop yields, and when it might be unreasonable to expect these kinds of improvements. Some of the remaining challenges associated with VRI are...

Author(s)
Peters, R. T.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
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