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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 Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the various factors affecting the success of cassava cultivation, such as seed systems and propagule selection, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and nutrient disorders and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the effects of various seed systems and propagule selection methods, soil preparation techniques, crop densities and establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and harvesting systems on the agronomic characteristics of sweet potatoes. Some...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode ecology and soil health.

This chapter describes the abiotic and biotic components of soil ecosystem structure, and the soil environment as a habitat for organisms. It also discusses the role of nematodes as bioindicators (trophic levels and functional guilds) and as indicators of soil health in agroecosystems. It also...

Author(s)
Sánchez-Moreno, S.; Ferris, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of traditional land management methods on sustainable crop yield in Betem, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.

This chapter assesses a variety of land treatment methods (tillage, fertilizer application, residue incorporation, and bush burning) with a view to ascertaining their effects on soil nutrient status on the one hand and the possible nexus between physico-chemical parameters and the various treatment ...

Author(s)
Eze, E. B.; Egbai, O.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tillage and cropping systems.

This chapter focuses on the various tillage methods and equipment used in vegetable production. The importance of these tillage systems in drainage and erosion control and crop residue management are discussed. The various cropping systems used in vegetable production around the world are also...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weatherproofing agriculture with conservation agriculture.

This chapter elaborates on why no-till conservation agriculture (CA) - comprising no or minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and cropping system diversity, plus other good agricultural practices - is better able to weatherproof agriculture compared with tillage agriculture. This is...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flea beetles (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phyllotreta</i> spp.) and their management.

This chapter discusses the biology (e.g. life cycle), host range, crop damage and integrated pest management, involving chemical, cultural (including sowing date and rate, row spacing and tillage systems), plant resistance and biological (using predators, parasitoids and entomophillic nematodes)...

Author(s)
Knodel, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pseudomonas</i> communities in soil agroecosystems.

This chapter reviews relevant literature about the impact that various agricultural practices have in shaping the communities of Pseudomonas in soil agroecosystems.

Author(s)
Agaras, B. C.; Wall, L. G.; Valverde, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Orchard management.

An almond orchard is a dynamic structure made up of the trees over a fixed infrastructure defined by the planting distance. The dynamic structure of the trees will be defined by the training and pruning systems adopted and will be additionally affected by the orchard management. Therefore, this...

Author(s)
Arquero, O.; Jarvis-Shean, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter

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