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Cover for Sustainability along all value chains: exploring value chain interactions in sustainable food systems.

The value chain, as an analytical tool, has been used for more than 50 years as a way to better understand how agri-food products move and gain value from the farm gate to the table. Over the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to questions of sustainability within value chains and...

Author(s)
Loconto, A. M.; Santacoloma, P.; Rodríguez, R. A.; Vandecandelaere, E.; Tartanac, F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parthenium weed: uses and abuses.

There has been a debate about the potential role of utilization in management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). A large volume of published material is available on potential uses of this weed and opportunities for further exploitation. This chapter critically reviews this published...

Author(s)
Nimal Chandrasena; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - Australia and Pacific.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is now recognized as a major invasive weed worldwide. Yet in the 1950s, when it was first discovered in Australia, it was an almost unknown plant. International research on parthenium weed did not start until the 1970s, after reports of increasing health...

Author(s)
McFadyen, R.; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan; Day, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - East and North Africa, and the Middle East.

This chapter outline the history of invasions, background, spread and management (using physical, chemical, biological, cultural, and utilization strategies) of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) in East and North Africa, and the Middle East. The future of the parthenium weed invasion in...

Author(s)
McConnachie, A.; Witt, A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handbook of diseases of banana, abacá and enset.

This handbook contains 13 chapters covering banana (Musa and Ensete) diseases caused by various groups of causal agents and disorders caused by unknown and known factors. Topics discussed include fungal diseases of the foliage, root, corm, pseudostem, fruit (pre- and postharvest), as well as...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of the foliage.

This chapter describes some fungal diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their distribution, economic importance, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other control methods.

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem.

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter

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