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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenh├╝ner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural requirements.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, land preparation, planting, thinning, spacing, mulches and plant covers, glasshouse culture, grafting, temperature, daylength and light intensity, soil, fertilizers, irrigation, support, training, pruning, and weed control in cucurbits.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transplanting.

This chapter provides updates on researches conducted during the last 2 decades and expands on factors affecting transplant quality, stress adaptation, physiology and performance of vegetable crops. Emphasis is given to transplant stress adaptation, water management and growth modulation by plant...

Author(s)
Leskovar, D. I.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the effects of high and low temperature, drought and flooding, and salinity on vegetable crops. The stress factors impacting vegetable crops reviewed in this chapter can be grouped into those that can be avoided or moderated by physical structures, such as covers to mitigate ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot production practices.

This chapter discusses carrot production practices, focusing on climatic and soil requirements, planting, spacing, germination, irrigation, fertilizer (N, P and K) application, harvesting, postharvest handling and storage.

Author(s)
Nunez, J. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Celery.

This chapter focuses on the various morphological and developmental characteristics of celery (Apium graveolens). Information on the production, nutrition, irrigation and harvesting of celery are presented and the various biotic (pests and diseases) and abiotic stress actors affecting celery...

Author(s)
Smith, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tuberous-rooted chervil.

Tuberous-rooted chervil, Chaerophyllum bulbosum, has been collected in the wild and used as a food since antiquity. The crop was first described in Austria in 1601. After realizing success as a crop during the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, particularly in France and Germany, it was...

Author(s)
Briard, M.; Clerc, V. le; Huet, S.; Granger, J.; Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water, soils, and plants.

In food gardens, water carries plant nutrients from the roots upward, and carbohydrates from photosynthesis throughout the plant. Water is also a medium for chemical reactions, cools the plant by evaporating from the leaves, and is essential for photosynthesis. The immediate goal of garden water...

Author(s)
Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.; Soleri, D.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter

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