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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interference and impact of parthenium weed on agriculture.

This chapter provides details on how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) interferes with and negatively affects: (i) crop production, including grain, horticultural, vegetable, fibre and field crops, as well as agroforestry; (ii) farm animal production, including pastures, fodder crops and...

Author(s)
Bajwa, A. A.; Asad Shabbir; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience.

This chapter reviews recent policy developments in agriculture and nutrition in Bangladesh,and then draws upon household-level data to examine trends related to agricultural production, food consumption and nutrition, and women's empowerment. Using this evidence, the chapter presents a...

Author(s)
Ahmed, A. U.; Ghostlaw, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

This book is organized into 18 chapters covering the following subjects: history (Chapter 1); use of nanomaterials in agriculture (Chapter 2); green nanotechnology (Chapter 3); nanonutrients (Chapter 4); enhanced productivity (Chapter 5); synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in agriculture...

Author(s)
Singh, H. B.; Mishra, S.; Fraceto, L. F.; Lima, R. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book
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Cover for Nanotechnology: comprehensive understanding of interaction, toxicity and the fate of biosynthesized nanoparticles in the agroecosystem.

This chapter highlights the crucial need for models that can predict nanomaterial exposure while considering their potential transport, transformation and toxic effects in the natural flora and fauna. It rightly highlights that the potential benefits of the use of nanomaterials in agri-food...

Author(s)
Rajput, R. S.; Jyoti Singh; Prachi Singh; Chitara, M. K.; Ram, R. M.; Sandhya Mishra; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Positive and negative effects of nanotechnology.

This chapter discusses both the positive and negative effects of nanotechnology. It highlights the importance of nanotechnology in improving agricultural productivity, and its ability to improve plant growth under normal and environmental stresses. It identifies the potential for increased...

Author(s)
Soliman, A. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosafety and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology in agriculture and food.

This chapter explores biosafety and regulatory issues relating to the use of nanotechnology in agriculture and food. It highlights the importance of understanding biosafety issues that might emanate from the use of nanotechnologies in the agri-food chain and the need for pragmatic regulatory...

Author(s)
Akansha Jain; Singh, H. B.; Sampa Das
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geopolitics, food and agriculture.

This chapter looks at the geopolitical dynamics of food supplies. It analyses the historic importance of agricultural production and trade for urbanization, state-building and warfare, looking at examples from ancient times and various food regimes since the 19th century. With the 2008 global food...

Author(s)
Woertz, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry systems in temperate Australia.

This chapter is a re-work and reflects a maturity in the thinking and practices amongst many of those working in agroforestry development in Australia. It begins with the likely problems, opportunities and aspirations of farmers within the temperate region that might cause them to be interested in...

Author(s)
Reid, R.; Moore, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remote sensing and GIS-based technologies for assessing the impact of conflict on agricultural production.

This chapter presents some methodological approaches that utilize GIS and vegetation-related remotely sensed indices as a helpful tool in detecting the effects of conflicts on rural livelihoods and agricultural production in affected regions. Methods to disentangle drought/wet year effects from...

Author(s)
Jaafar, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter

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