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Cover for Estimating numbers.

Estimating nematode numbers is required to quantify the presence of certain nematode taxa in plant tissue, field soil or any other substrates. This chapter describes the enumeration of nematodes within plant tissue (e.g. roots, stems, leaves, seeds) and in liquids. It also deals with estimating...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Daub, M.; Wesemael, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Asparagus.

Asparagus belongs in the family Asparagaceae with approximately 300 species spread throughout the world. In addition to the widely grown edible asparagus (A. officinalis) and regionally unique A. maritimus, there are numerous important ornamental species including A. sprengeri (asparagus fern) and ...

Author(s)
Drost, D. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chapter D.7: egg-laying - unloading the next generation.

This chapter focuses on egg-laying, which is a critical phase in butterfly behaviour. Host selection is almost invariably highly specific, such that only a fraction of potential host plants is exploited. This reflects on egg-laying fulfilling a number of integrated functions and factors include:...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pests of roots, tubers and sown seed.

This chapter provides information on some biting pests (generalized or polyphagous feeders and specialized or oligophagous feeders) and sucking pests of roots, tubers and sown seeds, including species from Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Auchenorrhyncha (Cicadidae and Cercopidae), Sternorrhyncha...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Models of vegetable growth and development.

This chapter focuses on models of vegetable growth and development. Mathematical models, empirical crop models, mechanistic crop models, modeling spatial aspects of plant growth, genomic models, and modeling produce quality are discussed. Models used to provide information on light interception and ...

Author(s)
Stützel, H.; Chen T. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrots and related <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> crops, 2nd edition.

This book covers the scientific basis of biology and production of carrots and related Apiaceae crops, with updated technical crop management content. This new edition is divided intro three sections: (i) crops' importance and main features; (ii) carrots, from their genetic diversity and breeding...

Author(s)
Emmanuel, G.; Philipp, W. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book
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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
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Cover for Carrot physiological disorders and crop adaptation to stress.

Several disorders mainly of abiotic origin can occur on carrots, causing problems of varying degrees for producers. They are often responses to lack or excess of essential crop nutrients, light, moisture or temperature. Other factors may be poor soil structure, poor aeration, soil compaction, high...

Author(s)
Villeneuve, F.; Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter

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