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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 Minor families.

This chapter includes mites in five families (Dolichocybidae, Siteroptidae, Pygmephoridae, Scutacaridae and Microdispidae) that have in common a capacity to be either directly or indirectly injurious to mushrooms (including edible and cultivated mushroom species). Information is given on their...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Family Agaricaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle and types and cultivars of members of the family Agaricaceae. The production and culture and nutritive value of these crops are also presented.

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetable production and practices.

This book contains 22 chapters focusing on some of the current and traditional issues surrounding vegetable production, handling and consumption and vegetable safety. Chapters on the requirements for plant growth and development are presented and some of the more serious vegetable pests are...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book
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Cover for The nature of crops: how we came to eat the plants we do.

This book, containing nine chapters, aims to try and ascertain why we eat so few of the plant species that are available to us on Earth. The first chapter suggests that our ancestral diets differed greatly between cultures and although some of these may have been more diverse than our own, many...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book
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Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in South Africa.

Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies are currently implemented against several insect pests in South Africa, of which noteworthy targets include: the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, on citrus; potato leaf miner, Liriomyza huidobrensis, in potato; grapevine mealybug, Planococcus ...

Author(s)
Hatting, J. L.; Malan, A. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of entomopathogenic nematodes in integrated pest management strategies in Poland.

The entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) infect many different types of soil insects, including the larval forms of butterflies, moths, beetles and flies, as well as adult crickets and grasshoppers. EPNs can be cultured easily in vitro; have a high reproductive potential; have a broad host range; are safe ...

Author(s)
Kowalska, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial metabolites in the cosmetics industry.

The cosmetics industry is one of the fastest growing sectors and is a multibillion dollar business. Over the last few decades, people have shown increased interest in using cosmetics of natural origin, replacing in part the extensively used chemicals in this industry. Natural cosmetics are usually...

Author(s)
El-Enshasy, H. A.; Hamid, M. A.; Malek, R. A.; Nagib Elmarzugi; Sarmidi, M. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mushrooms.

This chapter focuses on the various fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens of muschrooms and their characteristic symptoms. The most effective measures used in the control of these pathogens are also presented.

Author(s)
Fox, R. T. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resource utilization and beneficial aspects of invasive alien weeds with special reference to the Western Ghats, India.

This chapter describes the utilization of invasive weeds in the Western Ghats region of India as medicinal plants, ornamental plants, edible plants, fodder plants, hyperaccumulators for bioremediation, biofertilizers and timber source, among other uses.

Author(s)
Rao, R. R.; Kavitha Sagar; Sathyanarayana, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter

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