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Cover for Does transgenic food production affect world food prices?

This chapter considers in detail the question of whether transgenic food production affects world food prices. Sections examine: the long-term trends in international prices; the effects of increased Asian demand on food prices; the relationship between US ethanol production and maize prices; the...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of cereals.

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of nutritional interventions on feathering of poultry - a review.

Feather cover of chickens can be influenced by many factors, including direct or indirect nutritional factors. Direct dietary factor effects are levels of protein/amino acids, vitamins, minerals and mycotoxins. Indirect nutritional factors will impact feather cover through their effects on feather...

Author(s)
Emous, R. A. van; Krimpen, M. M. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The importance of local production to foster the uptake of augmentative biological control in developing countries.

Author(s)
Zhang, F.; Bai, S. X.; Tai, H. K.; Myint YeeYee; Htain NiNi; Soudmaly, B.; Zheng, L.; Wang, Z. Y.; Wittenwiler, U.; Grossrieder, M.; Kuhlmann, U.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Contribution of plant growth-promoting bacteria to the maize yield.

Though several beneficial bacterial genera are reported to be associated to maize, studies indicating this beneficial association under field conditions are as yet often not available. This chapter highlights topics related to the biological and biochemical mechanisms that make the bacteria-plant...

Author(s)
Zecchin, V. J. S.; Ikeda, A. C.; Mógor, Á. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'Keeping our <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Milpa</i>': maize production and management of trees by Nahuas of the Sierra de Zongolica, Mexico.

This chapter discusses the importance of recognizing knowledge systems as part of diversified agroforestry landscapes. It focuses on milpa, a maize-centred polyculture system of pre-Hispanic origin, which has historically constituted an essential source of food and has persisted until the present....

Author(s)
López Binnqüist, C.; Hidalgo Ledesma, R.; Panzo Panzo, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The indigenous knowledge of crop diversity and evolution.

This chapter addresses indigenous practices of crop selection, gene-pool maintenance and seed exchange. It focuses on the Andes and Mesoamerica, two regions of crop domestication (of potatoes and maize, respectively) where the wild ancestors of these crops occur together with the largest diversity...

Author(s)
Brush, S. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Investigating farmers' knowledge and practice regarding crop seeds: beware your assumptions!

This chapter interrogates the assumptions that outsiders make in understanding local farmers' knowledge and practices, and their methodological implications. It investigates what farmers in the Oaxaca region of Mexico expect and achieve with maize seed selection, their perceptions of the risks that ...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize kernel development.

This book, containing 17 chapters, is intended to be a guide to understanding maize kernel development. The knowledge and insight in this book are the culmination of centuries of genetic and biochemical work directed at increasing the yield and nutritional value of maize. Topics covered include...

Author(s)
Larkins, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book

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