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Cover for The physiology of vegetable crops.

This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants,...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava: developmental physiology.

This chapter focuses on the various phases of the growth cycle of cassava and the effects of photoperiod, temperature, nutrition, water deficit and stress and climate change on the developmental physiology of cassava.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of economic yield under inadequate water supply.

This chapter focuses on the physiological reactions and assimilate partitioning in crops and their effects on the economic yield. The effects of water shortage at different phenological stages and the relation between water use and economic yield in principal crops, such as sorghum, maize, wheat...

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology and function of grape-associated microorganisms with a special focus on biocontrol of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Botrytis cinerea</i>.

This chapter presents a comparative review focusing on the biological control of B. cinerea, using grape-associated and antagonistic microorganisms. It also attempts to draw general conclusions and highlight future perspectives for biological control in grapevine. The following general conclusions...

Author(s)
Cardinale, M.; Berg, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategy and tactics in the use of fungicides.

Growers are faced with numerous decisions on how best to use fungicides. Strategies are plans fixed at the beginning of the growing season; tactics are plans altered in response to factors emerging during the season. The tactics and strategies are needed to decide: where to apply fungicide (to...

Author(s)
Oliver, R.; Hewitt, H. G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Salinity.

This chapter focuses on salinity caused by Na+ and Cl- ions. The situation of salinity today and in 2050; physiology of salinity tolerance; variation among crops to salinity tolerance; and the inheritance of salinity tolerance are described. A mini-core approach to screen germplasm collections for...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.; Upadhyaya, H. D.; Malik, A. I.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Factors affecting the yield of industrial hemp - experimental results from France.

This chapter provides an account of the work conducted on hemp in France between 1970 and the present day. It addresses the following questions: (i) Which research areas have received attention?, (ii) What significant results have been obtained in this time?, (iii) What can we consider to be the...

Author(s)
Legros, S.; Picault, S.; Cerruti, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seasonal variation in pyrrolizidine alkaloid concentration and plant development in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Senecio madagascariensis</i> Poir. (Asteraceae) in Brazil.

This chapter presents the results of studies conducted in the municipality of Eldorado do Sul, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in July and October 2007 and January and May 2008 to measure the pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) concentrations of S. madagascariensis plant material (including leaves,...

Author(s)
Karam, F. S. C.; Haraguchi, M.; Gardner, D. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The structure of edible alliums.

This chapter discusses edible alliums in terms of the: visible growth stages; outline of the overall plant structure; structure of the vegetative shoot apex; stem structure; bulb structure; foliage leaf structure; root system; inflorescence and flower structure and seed development.

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiology of crop growth, development and yield.

This chapter starts with an outline of the principles determining crop yields and how they apply to onions. It gives a context within which to discuss how environmental and internal factors control successive phases of development from seed, through shoot growth, to the harvested bulbs or shoots....

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter

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