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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Leveraging data collected by commercial poultry requires a deep understanding of the data that are collected. Machine learning (ML)-based techniques are capable of "learning by finding" nonobvious associations and patterns in the data in order to create more reliable, accurate, explanatory, and...

Author(s)
Pitesky, M.; Gendreau, J.; Bond, T.; Carrasco-Medanic, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 049, pp 1-11

The interaction of nutrients, environment, and genome determines the general physiological functioning and health of an organism. The branch of science which aims to understand these interactions is known as "Nutrigenomics." Aquaculture and fisheries are the fast-growing food production systems and ...

Author(s)
Bimal Prasanna Mohanty; Satabdi Ganguly; Arabinda Mahanty; Tandrima Mitra; Sasmita Mohanty
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 048, pp 1-19

For as long as fruit flies in the dipteran family Tephritidae have been recognised as pests in fruit and vegetable production, workers have been developing traps for both monitoring and pest management. These traps have used many different shapes, construction materials and lures and have...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 047, pp 1-7

Imperata cylindrica is one of the 10 worst weeds in the tropics and subtropics. Although it has many beneficial uses, the problems related to its invasiveness far outweigh its positive benefits. I. cylindrica negatively affects production of annual, perennial, plantation, and forest crops. Its mode ...

Author(s)
Muhammad Rusdy
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 038, pp 1-9

Remote sensing can be used to monitor and estimate, with reasonable correct answers, the yield, plant health, and coffee nutrition. Satellite-coupled sensors can obtain information about the spectral signature of the crop, on a time scale, in order to monitor and detect phenological changes....

Author(s)
Rocha Miranda, J. da; Carvalho Alves, M. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 045, pp 1-10

Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, pp 1-6
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Altering one's emotional state in response to the emotional expressions of others, called emotional contagion, is a well-studied phenomenon in humans and many nonhuman animals. Here we describe the methods that are typically used to assess changes in the emotional state in demonstrators and the...

Author(s)
Düpjan, S.; Krause, A.; Moscovice, L. R.; Nawroth, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 046, pp 1-6

Livestock are a crucial source of food, employment, and income for much of East Africa's rural population. The sector contributes substantially to export revenues, national GDPs, and thus the region's broader socioeconomic development. Livestock production and related value chains, can be the...

Author(s)
Opio, P.; Makkar, H. P. S.; Tibbo, M.; Ahmed, S.; Sebsibe, A.; Osman, A. M.; Olesambu, E.; Ferrand, C.; Munyua, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 044, pp 1-16

Tail docking has been practiced on dogs for many years for various reasons, including aesthetics, breeding standards and hygiene, to facilitate reproductive handling in some dog breeds, breeders' decisions and tradition, or to prevent lesions during play or work, to name a few. Little research,...

Author(s)
Reyes-Sotelo, B.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Gómez, J.; Lezama, K.; González-Lozano, M.; Hernández-Ávalos, I.; Casas, A.; Herrera, Y.; Mora-Medina, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 039, pp 1-13

Image processing is currently gaining lots of attention at seed quality labs as well as grain quality labs for being nondestructive, faster, and more objective than traditional seed or grain analysis methods. While seed analysts focus on quality parameters that will ensure vigorous plants, grain...

Author(s)
Schneider, B. de O.; Alves, M. de C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 040, pp 1-6

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