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Cover for Irrigation and fertilization.

The chapter discusses some of the foundational concepts, and science-based management practices, on the irrigation and fertilization of major flower crops growing in soil and soilless systems. To this end, some key principles of plant physiology related to water relations and mineral nutrition will ...

Author(s)
Cabrera, R. I.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacterial plant pathogens.

This chapter provides information on the taxonomy, symptoms, modes of dispersal, infection stages, survival and infection mechanisms and pathogenicity determinants of plant pathogenic bacteria. The lifestyles of some model plant pathogenic bacteria are discussed and some important bacterial...

Author(s)
Persson, P.; Pirhonen, M.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of mutation breeding techniques in the development of green crop varieties in Sri Lanka: the way forward.

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) in Sri Lanka initiated mutation breeding in the 1960s with the introduction of a cobalt-60 source. The first rice mutant variety, MI 273, was released for general cultivation in 1971. M1 273, derived from irradiation of the H-4 variety, was identified as a...

Author(s)
Parasuraman, M.; Weerasinghe, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytosanitary measures.

This chapter introduces phytosanitary measures, with a particular focus on disinfestation measures and potential issues that researchers and industry should consider when undertaking disinfestation research. Examples drawn from research conducted in Australia, such as the use of laboratory-reared...

Author(s)
Leach, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulatory controls.

This chapter focues on the importance of the role of the International Plant Protection Convention and its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measurements in ensuring the adequacy of pre- and/or postharvest fruit fly controls to minimize risk to a standard acceptable to allow the free...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Saving seeds for planting and sharing.

Most seed saving is relatively easy, and many gardeners already know how to do it. But the key to getting the most out of saving and sharing garden seeds is understanding how these affect diversity and adaptation, and what that means to people and the communities. This chapter focuses on concepts...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pre-harvest management.

This chapter provides information on the damages caused by Bactrocera and Dacini fruit flies on various horticultural crops. Some problems faced by growers in the effective control of these fruit fly species are presented and the merits of different individual control options and how they can be...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.

The main aim of this chapter is to identify key physiological factors underlying the initiation and growth of the storage root of beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Additionally, life processes including dormancy, vernalization requirement, flowering, the production of secondary metabolites, and...

Author(s)
Goldman, I. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in the remaining Caribbean islands.

Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Suriname.

Research on biological control in Suriname started in the 1910s with reports of native entomopathogenic fungi attacking pests in coffee, followed by native predators attacking pests in cotton in the 1920s. Many other native natural enemies of crop pests were identified in the period up to the 1970s ...

Author(s)
Sauers-Muller, A. van; Jagroep, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter

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