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Cover for The horse.

Much of the anatomy of the organs and physiology the body systems of horses are similar to that of the dog and this chapter is designed to highlight the differences between these two species, not to describe every aspect in repetitious detail.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weeding.

Various weed species are common in the main nursery and include grasses and sedges as well as broad-leafed plants. The main nursery is susceptible to weeds, especially wind-dispersed species, as there are open spaces between the bags. Weeds are managed using mechanical and chemical methods. It is...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Forster, B. P.; Sembiring, E. H.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improved adaptation of temperate grasses through mutualism with fungal endophytes.

Plants provide a unique ecological niche for diverse communities of fungal endophytes that vary in their impact, positive to negative, on the host plant. Fungal endophytes colonize plants without any visible disease symptoms for at least part of their life history. These symbionts are critical...

Author(s)
Caradus, J. R.; Johnson, L. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interactive effects of co-occurring epichloid endophytes, rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi modulating their benefits to grasses and legumes.

Symbiotic interactions are very extended in nature and their multiple co-occurrence among plants, fungi and bacteria is highly likely within a community. Thus, a single plant can harbour different strains, species or types of symbionts. Furthermore, at the neighbourhood level, the co-occurrence of...

Author(s)
García-Parisi, P. A.; Omacini, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Red clover in cropping systems.

Red clover has played an important role as a supplier of reactive nitrogen to cropping systems in European agriculture for hundreds of years. Today, it is mostly valued for its good nutritional properties for ruminants, and for reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Red clover is a...

Author(s)
Frankow-Lindberg, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approved ingredients for organic diets.

This chapter presents the lists and criteria of approved feed ingredients, feedstuffs, nutrient elements, feed additive, and processing of feeds for organic poultry diets.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for White clover supported pasture-based systems in north-west Europe.

White clover (WC) (Trifolium repens L.) is a useful component of European grasslands due to: (i) its capacity to convert dinitrogen (N2) gas to plant-available nitrogen (N) in the soil via biological nitrogen fixation (BNF); (ii) its tolerance of grazing; and (iii) its high nutritive value for...

Author(s)
Humphreys, J.; Phelan, P.; Li DeJun; Burchill, W.; Eriksen, J.; Casey, I.; Enríquez-Hidalgo, D.; Søegaard, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Life outdoors.

The different aspects of the rabbit's life outside the house, which include: adaptation in the wild, optimal temperatures for rabbits, adaptations during winter and summer, and factors to consider in housing rabbits outdoors, are discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of temperate horticultural plants.

This book contains 25 chapters focusing on the various diseases of temperate fruit crops, vegetables, ornamentals and grasses, their characteristic symptoms and their causal agents (fungi, bacteria and viruses). The various measures used in the control of these pathogens are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.; Fox, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book

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