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Cover for Strategies for locating a mate.

Finding a mate is one of the biggest challenges facing any animal that relies on sexual reproduction. For butterflies, the process of finding, recognizing and attracting a mate involves a combination of visual (sight) and chemical (scent) signals. This chapter discusses the perching (staying put...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant husbandry.

This chapter deals with citrus plant husbandry, including field and nursery practices, starting from site and seed selection, planting and seedling preparation, and propagation, to irrigation, fertilizer application, freeze protection, pruning, growth regulator use and weed control. Citrus nursery...

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vineyard establishment.

In this chapter, the process of putting in a vineyard is followed from first thoughts to making sure that the vines get off to a healthy start, ready to produce as much high-quality crop as possible for the life of the vineyard. The site selection (considering climatic factors, soil types, slope...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site selection.

This chapter focuses on the importane of site selection for the optimum production of blackberries. Some factors associated with proper site selection, such as soil biological, physical and chemical properties, water sources, topography, climate and location, are also presented.

Author(s)
Thompson, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Planning and orchard establishment.

A well established successful commercial orchard depends on better selection of plant material and successful initial establishment. Proper orchard establishment followed by better and timely cultural practices helps avoid many risks and reduces losses. This chapter discusses planning to establish...

Author(s)
Muhammad Usman; Khan, M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site preparation and orchard infrastructure.

This chapter focuses on the importance of site selection and preparation, pollen sources, pollinators, tree support, drainage and irrigation, soil fertility and organic matter and weed management, among others, on the establishment and management of a cherry orchard.

Author(s)
Koumanov, K. S.; Long, L. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plants and planting on landscape sites: selection and supervision.

This book contains 11 chapters focusing on the challenges that arise during the preparation and planting of landscape sites, such as selection and quality of the plant material, the site and its preparation, the planting operation and the management of the site during plant establishment. This book ...

Author(s)
Thoday, P. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646183)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landscape sites.

This chapter focuses on the influence of regional and microclimate variation, weed and pest and disease problems and soils and soil fertility in landscape site selection. The importance of soil types and soil treatments to enhance soil fertility are also discussed.

Author(s)
Thoday, P. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646183)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The plants.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the conservation of plants and plant communities and their habitats to maintain a proper ecological balance when selecting and developing sites. Some planning consent requirements relating to aspects of local ecosystems (habitats) or plant-based features...

Author(s)
Thoday, P. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646183)
Type
Book chapter

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