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Cover for Greenhouse produce quality and assessment.

'Quality' of greenhouse and hydroponic produce implies suitability for a particular purpose or the degree to which certain set standards are met. Aspects of produce quality may encompass sensory properties (appearance, texture, taste and aroma), nutritive values, chemical constituents, mechanical...

Author(s)
Morgan, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244830)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mushrooms: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Agaricus bisporus</i>.

This book, which is selected in nature to Agaricus bisporus, presents fundamental guidelines for mushroom production together with the advances in research in this field. The first chapter presents the history of button mushroom cultivation, mushroom classification, distribution, and nutritional...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620414)
Type
Book
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Cover for Feed nutritive value.

This chapter focused on the chemical composition of feeds, the availability of the nutrients in a feedstuff, characteristic levels of intake, palatability, the effects of the feed on animal health, and the effects of the feed on the quality of animal products.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing management.

This chapter focuses on grazing management. Topics discussed include: (i) C3 and C4 grasses; (ii) the nutritive value of pastures; (iii) grazing systems; (iv) pasture yield, growth and quality assessment; (v) pasture utilization rate; (vi) calculation of carrying capacities and stocking rates;...

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing nutrition quality in maize: recent progress.

This chapter presents the status of molecular breeding, especially marker-assisted backcross breeding (MABB), followed in each of the nutritional traits of maize. It focuses on breeding and improvement of protein quality, lysine and tryptophan, provitamin A, vitamin E, phytate, glycaemic index,...

Author(s)
Firoz Hossain; Sujay Rakshit; Bhupender Kumar; Amalraj, J. J.; Vignesh Muthusamy; Bhukya Prakash; Zunjare, R. U.; Chikkappa Karjagi; Rajesh Khulbe; Arushi Arora; Lydia Pramitha; Dharampal Choudhary; Rao, S. V. R.; Raju, M. V. L. N.; Kamboj, M. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing micronutrient content in sorghum.

This chapter summarizes the limited efforts that have been undertaken to enhance the micronutrient content in sorghum using molecular breeding approaches. Increasing the micronutrient content of sorghum grain is of paramount importance for alleviating malnutrition since it will help in overcoming...

Author(s)
Hariprasanna, K.; Rajendrakumar, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The challenges facing the feed industry.

This chapter describes the characteristics of the UK feed industry, including performance and efficiency, environmental impact of different types and quantities of nutrients, health and welfare, feed formulation, product safety, legislation, production costs, marketing and continuous improvements.

Author(s)
Booth, A.; O'Neill, H. M.; Quigley, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245929)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Which insect species and why?

This chapter describes the common features determining the suitability of insects for small- and industrial-scale farming, the main insect species currently being produced on a large scale for feed production and other potential candidate species. Natural consumption of insects by animals and which ...

Author(s)
Bjone, H.; Fitches, E. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245929)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect farming: the missing link in the circular economy.

This chapter describes the production performance and economic analysis of Hermetia illucens raised on different types of substrates.

Author(s)
Clark, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245929)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect production and utilization of insect products in Asia.

This chapter describes the production, processing, nutritive value and use of insects as feed for pets and livestock in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and other Asian countries.

Author(s)
Devic, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245929)
Type
Book chapter

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