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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 Quarantine and the safe movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> germplasm.

This chapter describes the movement of banana (Musa and Ensete) pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and discusses aspects of spread of some major health problems. The principles of the safe movement of Musa germplasm are explained, as well as the development of a system for the safe...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future possibilities.

It has been claimed that Ganoderma-resistant oil palm material holds the greatest hope for the future control of basal stem rot (BSR) in South-east Asia. Conventional breeding currently requires germplasm with resistance and a phenotypic screening in both the nursery and the field. A better method...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crossing in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of cultivation and breeding, as well as the pollen and embryo sac biology, fertilization, germplasm and commercial crossing, of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Then, guidelines in health and safety issues relating to crossing in oil palm are given, followed by...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History, distribution and world production.

With a world production of above 25 million tonnes, having duplicated in less than 25 years, pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit, behind bananas and mango (considering that citrus cultivation is mostly subtropical). This chapter discusses the pre-Columbian importance and...

Author(s)
Leal, F.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biotechnology.

This chapter discusses tissue culture, including topics on micropropagation, organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, in vitro production of metabolites, cultivar improvement, beneficial microorganisms, somaclonal variation, and in vitro germplasm conservation of pineapple. Anther and ovule...

Author(s)
Botella, J. R.; Hamill, S.; Ko HianLien; Matsumoto, T.; Souza, F. V. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Abstract of the development plan for China's bamboo industries (2013-2020).

Being critical ecological, industrial and cultural resources of the world and commonly acknowledged as the 'second largest forests of the planet', bamboos make up an essential ingredient of the global forestry resources. China, one of the primary bamboo growers and known to the world as the...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Detection, symptomatology and management of aster yellows disease in canola.

This chapter presents information the development of molecular tools using cpn60 as a marker, for accurate detection of aster yellows (AY) phytoplasma strains in Brassica plants with single or mixed infections. The evolution/survey of leafhopper populations from 2005 to 2014 is presented and notes...

Author(s)
Olivier, C.; Dumonceaux, T.; Pérez-López, E.; Wist, T. J.; Elliott, B.; Vail, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Site preparation, soil management, and planting.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the treatment and management of the site and soil before planting in improving the growth and productivity of blackberries. Some factors that need to be considered prior to blackberry cultivation, such as the soil physical, chemical and biological...

Author(s)
Pritts, M.; Hanson, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter

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