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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 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 Biosafety evaluation: a necessary process ensuring the equitable beneficial effects of PGPR.

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) applied as biofertilizers and biological control agents have been used broadly both in natural and agricultural soils. Although there are directly positive effects of bio-inoculants, it must be acknowledged that the large-scale application of PGPR in the...

Author(s)
VĂ­lchez, J. I.; Lally, R. D.; Morcillo, R. J. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Saving bats at Mammoth Cave.

Bats are one of many intriguing features that draw visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park each year. But visitors can contribute to the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that has devastated bat populations throughout the eastern and central USA (Impacts to wildlife). Park managers have ...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.; Pettengill, P. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391025)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling farm-level biosecurity management.

This chapter gives insights into current veterinary, agricultural and economic research into biosecurity management at the farm level, where particular attention is paid to characterizing heterogeneity in choice. Section 5.2 outlines the pertinent economic and veterinary literature on biosecurity...

Author(s)
Rault, A.; Hennessy, D. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology and its development in developing countries: can intellectual property rights foster innovation in the field?

This chapter addresses the concept of biotechnology in general and presents an overview of the relevant international framework to biotechnology and biosafety and the interplay with trade-related aspects on intellectual property rights. An overview of the patent, biotechnology and biodiversity...

Author(s)
Chandler, D. M. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosecurity surveillance in agriculture and environment: a review.

This chapter discusses the holistic concept of biosecurity and biosecurity surveillance with emphasis on plants, animals and ecosystems. Also discussed are statistical analyses and risk assessment of various surveillance activities for both plants and animals.

Author(s)
Quinlan, M.; Stanaway, M.; Mengersen, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relationship between biosecurity surveillance and risk analysis.

National authorities that seek to protect plant and animal health and welfare follow international agreements and guidelines designed to inhibit the introduction and spread of pests and diseases harmful to animals and plants by conducting formal risk analyses. Analyses are generally initiated by:...

Author(s)
MacLeod, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Detection survey design for decision making during biosecurity incursions.

Biosecurity surveillance involves special challenges, in particular dealing with the fact that the target organism is usually absent from the surveyed area. In this context, surveys must be designed to detect small target populations and to estimate the likelihood that failing to detect the...

Author(s)
Kean, J. M.; Burnip, G. M.; Pathan, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing provides efficient protection against plant viruses.

In the early 1980s, the ability to transform and regenerate plants opened the way for developing biotechnological strategies to control virus infections. This chapter focuses on how knowledge of RNA silencing has been applied successfully to confer virus resistance in principal crops, i.e....

Author(s)
Tavazza, M.; Lucioli, A.; Ilardi, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter

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