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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 Integrated weed management in carrot.

This chapter describes the effects of weed interference in carrot and suggests non-chemical (including crop rotations and systems, planting timing, false sowing, use of competitive varieties, mechanical or physical method, flame weeding, reduced tillage, cover crops and mulch, and hand weeding) and ...

Author(s)
Colquhoun, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus</i> L.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; yield and rotations; timber; and place of cherry (Prunus avium) in...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Major economic issues in integrated pest management.

This chapter focuses on economic issues in integrated pest management (IPM) in animal and crop production. The types of costs involved in major approaches to IPM were provided. Economic analyses on classical biological control, choice of livestock breed and crop variety, schedule for crop or...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fagus</i> L.

This chapter describes the origin; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; area, yield and rotation; timber and uses; and place of beech (Fagus sylvatica) in...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fraxinus</i> L.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance, improved seed and breeding; area, yield and rotation length; timber;...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Larix</i> Mill.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; area, yield and rotation length; timber and uses; yield and timber;...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant vitality: will 'superweeds' strangle our future?

This chapter focuses on the history of weed control, together with the development and rapid increase in the use of herbicides. Information on the development of herbicide resistance in weeds are presented and efforts to gain a sense of the scope of the problem and identify ways to help understand...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials: baseline study and trial design.

The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials (the Mandela Trials) were planned and established in 2014 with peer review from the three sites where organic comparative research has been ongoing for the past 20-30 years (Switzerland, Denmark and Pennsylvania in the ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.; Eckert, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter

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