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Cover for Economic benefits from innovation.

Most soyabean farmers use chemical fungicides and resistant cultivars to limit yield losses from disease when they expect damage from pathogens to exceed the economic injury level. The suppliers of such inputs actively invest in R&D to regularly improve them by developing more efficient genetic ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chamaecyparis</i> Spach.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance and cultivars; area and yield; timber and uses; and place of Lawson...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to banana, abacá and enset.

Banana, abacá and enset belong to the Musaceae family of flowering plants in the order Zingerberales. The family has two genera: Musa and Ensete. Banana and abacá belong to genus Musa and enset to the genus Ensete. This chapter provides information on their taxonomy, morphology, cultivation and...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.; Daniells, J. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic abnormalities of banana.

This chapter describes genetic abnormalities of banana (Musa and Ensete), focusing on variations in stature, abnormal foliage, variations in pseudostem pigmentation, chimaeras, inflorescence and fruit variations. Most of these genetic abnormalities have been primarily off-types (natural and in...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management.

This chapter defines integrated pest management and its components, i.e. cultural, biological and chemical controls. Some of the cultural control methods described include sowing of resistant cultivars and crop rotation, as well as application of interference methods (using pheromones and...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

A brief and general description of mutation breeding is provided. Mutation has been a successful strategy in producing over 3000 mutant cultivars in over 200 crop species worldwide. Oil palm is one of the few major crop species, and the only oil crop not to have been improved by mutation breeding....

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management.

This chapter discusses the new and emerging field of nanopesticides. It also considers the possible use of nanotechnology in nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer for the development of insect-resistant plant varieties. It proposes the use of green and ecological substitutes for pest management that...

Author(s)
Deepika Chauhan; Singh, N. N.; Mishra, V. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The global tomato industry.

This chapter focuses on the classification and taxonomy and uses and available cultivars and types of tomatoes. Information on the production and marketing aspects of the global tomato industry is discussed and future perspectives for the tomato sector are highlighted.

Author(s)
Costa, J. M.; Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter

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