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Cover for Assessing the environmental impact of diets.

At the global level, the planetary boundaries approach addresses the current global environmental state and helps to prioritize the most pressing issues related to the agri-food system as a driver. These issues are climate change, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle disruption, land-use change and...

Author(s)
Dooren, C. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seagrasses, the unique adaptation of angiosperms to the marine environment: effect of high carbon and ocean acidification on energetics and ion homeostasis.

As a functional group, seagrasses form highly productive ecosystems present along the coasts of all continents (except Antarctica), where they rival tropical rainforests and coral reefs in ecosystem services (Costanza et al., 1997; Fourqurean et al., 2012). Unfortunately, seagrasses are diminishing ...

Author(s)
Rubio, L.; Fernández, J. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical uses of halophytic plants as sources of food and fodder.

Halophytes are plants that are adapted to saline soils in their natural habitats because they are salt tolerant. They are found in a range of environments with varied salinity and climatic conditions. These plant species can be irrigated with saline water and cultivated on saline soils that are...

Author(s)
Centofanti, T.; Bañuelos, G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Emerging trends in agri-nanotechnology: fundamental and applied aspects.

This book is organized into 18 chapters covering the following subjects: history (Chapter 1); use of nanomaterials in agriculture (Chapter 2); green nanotechnology (Chapter 3); nanonutrients (Chapter 4); enhanced productivity (Chapter 5); synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in agriculture...

Author(s)
Singh, H. B.; Mishra, S.; Fraceto, L. F.; Lima, R. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book
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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 Vanguard nano(bio)sensor technologies fostering the renaissance of agriculture.

This chapter provides an interesting overview of the nano(bio)sensors as a means of fast, accurate, cost-effective and in-field detection of soil humidity, soil nutrients, pesticides, and pests and pathogens, and thus could support precision agriculture. It regards such capabilities important...

Author(s)
Antonacci, A.; Arduini, F.; Scognamiglio, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers.

This chapter discusses the role that nanotechnology derived fertilizers (especially encapsulated nanosystems) could play in enhancing the efficiency of transport, delivery, and plant uptake of the nutrients, which would enable their optimal use. It also proposes a new model of compartmentalized...

Author(s)
Bueno, C. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision nutrient management.

This chapter will focus on cumulative fertigation research undertaken primarily in high-density apple and cherry as a case study of the practical application of fertigation. Thus, the information is most relevant to semi-arid fruit-growing regions, where irrigation is required to achieve...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing and improving soil health.

This chapter discusses soil health degradation, assessment and management in India. The chapter also explores soils and greenhouse gases as well as nutrient management, soil health and crop production.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strengthening the inside: effect of nutrition on gut health and maintenance and its impact on the integument integrity.

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of poultry is equipped to perform several important functions. One of these functions is the protection of the underlying structures of the entire digestive tract and minimization of the translocation of materials that may be inimical to the health of the bird. The...

Author(s)
Adedokun, S. A.; Olojede, O. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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