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Swine welfare has become an ever increasing area of public interest in the United States (USA) and has resulted in dramatic changes to legislation, policy and practices in swine production. Over the past decades, consumer engagement, animal protection campaigns and increase knowledge about swine...

Authors
Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Johnson, A. K.; Azarpajouh, S.; Colpoys, J. D.; Rademacher, C. J.; Millman, S. T.; Webb, S. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 025, pp 1-9

This review selects the major agricultural insect and disease pests of agriculture in China, and discusses the implications for developing the use of remote sensing to improve their management. The most important crops were selected as those, which contribute more than 5% nationally in terms of...

Authors
Cock, M. J. W.; Tang Rui; Liu Zhi; Wan HuanHuan; McGillivray, L. A.; Thomas, S. E.; Cameron, K. H.; Zhang Feng
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 014, pp 1-23

Phosphorus (P) is a non-substitutable agricultural nutrient. Traditionally, agriculture was underpinned by natural processes leading to the release of phosphates which are available to crops, phosphate deposition from flooding and air, and often also by the recycling of organic residues. In parts...

Authors
Reijnders, L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 026, pp 1-9

In the face of globally diminishing natural habitats in biodiversity-rich regions, agricultural landscapes around protected areas have increasingly gained importance as extended habitat for wildlife species. Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and oil palm (Elais guineensis) plantations are two of the...

Authors
Harich, F. K.; Treydte, A. C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 020, pp 1-11

Rats (brown- or Norway- and black: Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus, respectively) are very invasive rodents. They are originated from Southeast Asia and are present now everywhere in the world, exploiting their extraordinary capacity to proliferate in close contact with human populations. Rats,...

Authors
Pépin, M.; Dupinay, T.; Zilber, A. L.; McElhinney, L. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 019, pp 1-13

The field of forest genomics is rapidly expanding, and many new potential uses of the genetic information gained are being developed. Some of these uses are primarily economic in nature, such as increasing the growth rate of trees and increasing yields for woody biomass, or producing trees with...

Authors
Porth, I.; Bull, G. Q.; Cool, J.; Gelinas, N.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 016, pp 1-10

West Nile virus (WNV; family Flaviviridae; genus Flavivirus) is currently the most widely distributed arbovirus in the world. It is maintained in nature in an enzootic cycle between ornithophilic mosquitoes and avian hosts. At least five lineages of WNV have been reported based on nucleotide...

Authors
Kauffman, E.; Kramer, L. D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 011, pp 1-15

Insect pests constitute a major biotic stress in sugarcane in India as they attack the crop from the time of planting until almost harvest, inflicting yield and sugar losses. Biological control has always received a prominent position among the pest management tools, facilitated by the unique...

Authors
Srikanth, J.; Easwaramoorthy, S.; Jalali, S. K.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 013, pp 1-32

The chemical composition, nutritional value and use of a number of vegetable wastes (VWs) and by-products such as baby corn, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, jackfruit, peas, potato, sweet corn (SC), tomato, and radish leaves, among others in ruminant and monogastric diets, are presented in...

Authors
Bakshi, M. P. S.; Wadhwa, M.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 012, pp 1-13

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Authors
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

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