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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Theobroma cacao</i> cacao.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of cocoa (Theobroma cacao). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Figueira, A.; Scotton, D. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
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Cover for Biological control in Jamaica.

Jamaica has a rich history of successful biological control of more than 25 pests of economic and quarantine importance. Approximately 14 classical, 13 natural and six augmentative biocontrol programmes were recorded, as well as two fortuitous introductions. The programmes concerned control of key...

Author(s)
Sherwood, M. A.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender-equality chocolate: a missing market?

The study presented in this chapter determined the premium that consumers may be willing to pay for a Fair Trade chocolate label addressing supply chain gender equality. Seventy-one students on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, were surveyed, and the stated preference method was...

Author(s)
Goldvale, C.; Viennet, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of coffee and cocoa.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of coffee and cocoa. Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, pathotypes (races or biotypes), survival and means of dissemination, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, ...

Author(s)
Villain, L.; Salgado, S. M. L.; Phap Quang Trinh
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pest management in organic cacao.

This chapter focuses on the major insect pests of organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production. Information on the strategies compatible with organic farming that have been developed for their management, i.e. pest-resistant cultivars, cultural methods, use of biological control agents and use of...

Author(s)
Babin, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management in tea, cocoa and coffee.

This chapter focuses on the major insect and mite pests of tea, cocoa and coffee and the production losses that they cause. The benefits associated with the integration of various control methods (biological, cultural, chemical and pest resistance) in the management of these pests are also...

Author(s)
Guastella, D.; Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Rapisarda, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect natural enemies: review and future application for CPB management in cocoa.

Author(s)
Maisin, N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Integrated pest management in tropical regions.

This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the major arthropod, insect and nematode pests of tropical cereals, legumes, root and tuber crops, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables, bananas, citrus, oil palms, tea, cocoa and coffee and forest trees. The benefits of the integration of various control methods ...

Author(s)
Rapisarda, C.; Cocuzza, G. E. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Damage assessment and damage surveys.

This chapter outlines established methods for the assessment of damage and losses caused by rodents to certain crops (rice, oil palms, coconuts, maize, sugarcane and cocoa) and stored products. The importance of damage assessment data in predicting the cost and benefits of implementing rodent...

Author(s)
Buckle, A. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter

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