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Cover for Soil and nutrition.

It is well-known that selection of the proper soil is of paramount importance in the success or failure of a fruit crop. Similarly, the effect of plant nutrition on quality fruit production has been well recognized. In the past, not much attention was paid to fruit quality parameters, as the...

Author(s)
Maity, A.; Khayyat, M.; Azarmi-Atajan, F.; Agehara, S.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic stresses.

Numerous abiotic stresses impact yield, quality and adaptation of cucurbit crops under the diverse cultivation systems across the globe. Irrigation systems, elevation, soil type, solar radiation, wind, pathogens, fertility and genotype all interact to determine the degree to which abiotic stress...

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 Yams: agronomy.

This chapter discusses seed systems and propagule selection, propagation, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizers and nutrient disorders, and harvesting in yam production.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: agronomy.

Aroids can be grown throughout the year in the wet tropics. They are best adapted to high temperatures, a moist environment and high humidity. Evenly distributed rainfall, between 200 and 300 mm/month, is ideal for optimum growth and production. Irrigation is, however, necessary for taro and swamp...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mineral deficiencies of banana.

For optimal growth and fruit production, banana plants require high amounts of nutrients, which are often only partly supplied by the soil. Thus, to obtain high yields, large quantities of mineral nutrients have to be replaced in order to maintain soil fertility. This is achieved by applying...

Author(s)
Lahav, E.; Israeli, Y.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and feeding strategy: impacts on health status.

This chapter discussed the health problems (mainly digestive) linked to the balance of dietary components and the presence of nutrients in excess, mainly in relation to the initial composition of feed ingredients, but also to the feeding strategy. Also highlighted are the feeding strategies (feed...

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.; Licois, D.; García, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant nutrition.

This chapter focuses on pineapple nutrient management, discussing soil sampling and analysis (for minerals, chemicals, texture, pH and liming), as well as plant tissue analysis (for nutrient concentrations). The distribution of nutrients within the plant; plant macro- and micronutrients; plant...

Author(s)
Vásquez-Jiménez, J.; Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter

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