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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Is GMO farming an eco-friendly choice?

This chapter discusses whether transgenic technology is an environmentally friendly technology. It analyses pesticide and fertilizer usage and efficiency over a period spanning 5 decades, with a clear distinction between before and after the adoption of transgenic technology. In addition, a...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for GMOs: what are we eating?

This chapter demonstrates all the possible ways for transgenic ingredients to get into the food chain, and draws up a list of finished products that potentially contain transgenic ingredients. The genetically modified crops approved for use in food, and the contamination of foods by unapproved...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the use of seeds as food sources, historical trends in seed yields and the importance of the understanding of crop physiology in yield improvement. The role of the seed as an integral component of the yield production process is also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed growth and development.

This chapter focuses on the general patterns of growth and development of seeds and the role of the individual seed in the production of yield.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed growth rate and seed-fill duration: variation and regulation.

This chapter focuses on the evaluation of genetic and environmental variation in seed growth rate and seed-fill duration. The plant processes responsible for this variation are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yield components - regulation by the seed.

This chapter focuses on the processes regulating the yield components of grain crops, such as seed growth rate and seed-fill duration. The relationships between seed number, seed size and yield are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way forward.

This chapter focuses on the analysis of yield production. The importance of future research efforts in those areas most important to crop yield and productivity are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Turning UV photobiology into an agricultural reality.

This chapter focuses on the potential of the use of the understanding of UV-B plant response for maximum future gains in crop production, such as UV-B photomorphogenesis, among others. Opportunities in the exploitation of the UV response of crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wargent, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
Book chapter

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