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Cover for Environmental requirements and site selection.

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown over a very wide geographical area, from desert areas to very humid regions, from sea level to high plateaus in the subtropics and tropical climate zone between 41 northern and 41 southern latitudes. It is native to Iran and grown extensively in arid and...

Author(s)
Yilmaz, C.; Rezaei, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remediation of contaminated soil by biochar.

Biochar is a by-product obtained from biomass pyrolysis. Due to the potential role in improving soil fertility and remediation of contaminated soil, biochar has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Biochar can remediate organically contaminated soil via adsorption and biodegradation,...

Author(s)
Sima, X. F.; Jiang, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geothermal generation.

This chapter discusses the installed capacity and environmental impacts of geothermal electricity generation.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Trees, well-being and urban greening.

Trees have a positive impact on human health and well-being through multiple services including carbon sequestration, timber production, places for recreation, shade to protect from heat and air purification. However, an estimated 15 billion trees are cut down each year (based on 2000-2015 trends), ...

Author(s)
Milner, A.; Harris, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Injuries to banana caused by adverse climate and extreme weather.

Banana is sometimes grown in areas, such as those found in the subtropics, where climates are suboptimal for good growth for certain periods of the year. Here, adverse temperature conditions extend the period it takes to produce a crop and can give rise to fruit quality disorders. In addition,...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Termites and a changing climate.

To understand how termites react to changing climatic conditions, it is important to first explore what termites are and the parameters that control their bio-ecology. This chapter first reviews the factors that limit termite behaviour, including food, water, reproduction, and dispersal. It then...

Author(s)
Ewart, D.; Nunes, L.; Troya, T. de; Kutnik, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural disasters, extreme events and vector-borne diseases: impact on urban systems.

Various host-vector-pathogen systems will be affected in different ways by particular aspects of climate. The likelihood of a particular class of climatic event causing or leading to an increase (or decrease) in vector-borne disease outbreaks will depend heavily on the ecology of the vectors (such...

Author(s)
Moore, C. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The greenhouse environment.

This chapter discusses how temperature, light, moisture, and carbon dioxide management can profoundly affect greenhouse productivity. Different heat sources are explored, including: solar heating, supplemental heating; and calculation of heat requirement of greenhouses is presented. Further, the...

Author(s)
Durner, E. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643069)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows.

This article gives an overview on several aspects of intensive farming system for dairy cows. Focus is given on how heat stress affects production, health and reproduction in dairy cows and the measures that can be used to mitigate it. Topics discussed also include seasonal production patterns,...

Author(s)
Collier, R. J.; Hall, L. W.; Smith, J. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter

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