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Cover for Nutrient and material cycles.

This chapter contains questions about the role of nutrients in organisms, their cycling between the biological and physical components of the environment, and the hydrological cycle.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot physiological disorders and crop adaptation to stress.

Several disorders mainly of abiotic origin can occur on carrots, causing problems of varying degrees for producers. They are often responses to lack or excess of essential crop nutrients, light, moisture or temperature. Other factors may be poor soil structure, poor aeration, soil compaction, high...

Author(s)
Villeneuve, F.; Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical marine and brackish ecosystems.

This chapter presents updates on current conditions and expected changes on key abiotic parameters (i.e., temperature, rainfall, circulation, seawater carbonate chemistry, sea level, salinity, oxygen, nutrients) and the range of predicted impacts on key tropical marine and brackish water...

Author(s)
Tanzil, J. T. I.; Ooi SengKeat; Tay, S. H. X.; Ow YanXiang; Chua SiewChin; Clews, E.; Bolton, A.; Raghavan, S.; Liong ShieYui
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Soil, nutrients, and organic matter.

This chapter discusses the following topics: (i) origin and importance of soils; (ii) soil physical properties; (iii) soil and plant nutrition; (iv) nutrient cycles and anthropogenic climate change; (v) managing soil organic matter; (vi) composting; and (vii) soil resources.

Author(s)
Cleveland, D. A.; Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
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Cover for Soil fertility changes and crop yields from the first 4 years of the Mandela trials.

Long-term farming systems trials (the Mandela Trials) showed that organic farming systems initially had lower yields than conventional systems in the first 2 years (20% and 31% lower, respectively). In the third (drier) year, the yield gap was closed once soils had improved biologically and...

Author(s)
Swanepoel, M.; Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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
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