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Cover for Chemical injury to banana.

This chapter describes damage associated with chemical injury to banana (Musa and Ensete), focusing on injuries caused by agricultural chemicals (fertilizers, pest and disease control chemicals, herbicides, disinfectants, de-suckering agents) and injuries caused by elements (sodium and chlorine,...

Author(s)
Lahav, E.; Israeli, Y.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

This book is organized into 18 chapters covering the following subjects: history (Chapter 1); use of nanomaterials in agriculture (Chapter 2); green nanotechnology (Chapter 3); nanonutrients (Chapter 4); enhanced productivity (Chapter 5); synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in agriculture...

Author(s)
Singh, H. B.; Mishra, S.; Fraceto, L. F.; Lima, R. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book
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Cover for Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter explores the emergence of nanotechnology in terms of the history of agriculture. It regards nanotechnology as an important revolutionary technology that is likely to have a considerable impact on the whole of the agricultural sector, including plant breeding, waste remediation,...

Author(s)
Sandhya Mishra; Fraceto, L. F.; Yang XiaoDong; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of nanomaterials in agriculture: potential benefits and challenges.

This chapter discusses the potential benefits and challenges in the application of nanotechnology in agriculture. It discusses the possibilities for various benefits of the use of nanofertilizers and nanopesticides, especially when developed in the form of nanoencapsulated active ingredients. It...

Author(s)
Ávila, D. S.; Garcia, S. C.; Arbo, M. D.; Nardi, J.; Jacques, M. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers.

This chapter discusses the role that nanotechnology derived fertilizers (especially encapsulated nanosystems) could play in enhancing the efficiency of transport, delivery, and plant uptake of the nutrients, which would enable their optimal use. It also proposes a new model of compartmentalized...

Author(s)
Bueno, C. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tomatoes.

This book contains 11 chapters focusing on the global industry, genetics and breeding, plant development, growth and yield, fruit quality, irrigation and fertilizer application, pest and disease management, greenhouse production, postharvest management and organic farming of tomatoes.

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book
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Cover for Irrigation and fertilization.

This chapter deals with the basic principles of water and fertilizer management in tomato as well as the practical application of these topics in both open field and greenhouse production of the crop, with recommendations for soil and soilless conditions.

Author(s)
Santos, B. M.; Torres-Quezada, E. A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition in blueberries.

This chapter examines some fundamental concepts of plant nutrition and describes the critical factors influencing blueberry nutrition. These factors include: (i) supply of nutrients from the soil (substrate); (ii) soil pH; (iii) role of ericoid mycorrhizae; (iv) determination of nutrient status;...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural system.

This chapter discusses culture of pineapple, starting from land selection (focusing on temperature, topography, soil types, sunlight and water quality), soil surveys, soil sampling, soil analyses, land and soil preparation, treatment of previous crop residues, to planting, irrigation, crop...

Author(s)
Vásquez Jiménez, J.; Sanewski, G. M.; Reinhardt, D. H.; Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter

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