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Cover for Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals.

This chapter focuses on the fundamentals of pruning sweet cherry orchards. The fundamentals of training and pruning contemporary sweet cherry orchards usually incorporate plant materials or techniques that promote: early fruiting for a more rapid return on investment; optimization of light...

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Light in the agricultural environment.

This chapter describes the general characteristics and the different sources of light. The direct physiological effects of light on arthropods, including insect plant and stored products pests as well as disease vectors, are mentioned. Also, the induction of plant resistance to pests using light is ...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deterrence of pests.

This chapter focuses on deterring host landing and establishment of plant pests by: (i) reflective mulch (silver plastic as a soil cover); (ii) reflective coating (spray plants with aluminium silicate clay mineral); (iii) combining methods (i) and (ii); and (iv) reflective cladding materials,...

Author(s)
Martini, X.; Funderburk, J. E.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Manipulation of chronobiology.

This chapter proposes chronobiology considerations and the manipulation of arthropod biological clocks. The effects of light on circadian and photoperiodic responses are complex and can affect arthropod biology at many levels. The development of methods to alter daily and seasonal rhythms of...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Gottlieb, D.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Propagation.

This chapter discusses propagation of papaya by seed, cutting, grafting, budding, and in vitro method (embryogenesis). Papaya is mainly propagated by seeds. The best seed for germination of seedlings is obtained from ripe or overripe fruits. Environmental factors, including temperature and light...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The principles of insects autecology 2: innate attributes and environmental factors.

This chapter discusses both physical and biotic factors, such as temperature and insolation, precipitation and moisture, conspecific organisms and population, food, symbionts, light, mechanical factors, population density, enemies, and colour affecting growth and development, survival and diapause, ...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Housing and husbandry.

In this chapter the appropriate perching, basic cage construction details, minimum requirements for caging, resident bird husbandry basics, and common husbandry problems in raptors are discussed.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mental health issues in captive birds.

This chapter discusses the importance of mental health and well-being in captive birds, with practical recommendations for bird caregivers to maximize the mental wellness of birds in their care.

Author(s)
Seibert, L. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Different methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their comparative agricultural applications.

This chapter explores the various ways by which nanoparticles can be synthesized and used in agricultural applications. It discusses the synthesis of nanosubstances by biological means as an alternative to chemical synthesis, through the utilization of natural agents such as microbes and plants (as ...

Author(s)
Kunzes Dolma
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological issues relating to transmission lines.

This chapter discusses the impacts linked to above-ground transmission lines, including: impacts on birds, effects linked to the electromagnetic fields, noise and light impacts, agricultural land, wetlands, and woodlands. Further, the chapter describes underground electric transmission lines.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter

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