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Cover for Integrated pest management in tropical food legumes.

This chapter focuses on the various insect pests of tropical food legumes, such as groundnuts, peas, faba beans, chickpeas and common beans, among others. The importance of the integration of various control measures in the management of these tropical food legume pests is also discussed.

Author(s)
Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Bella, S.; Abate, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Peas and beans.

This book describes the most commonly grown large-seeded legumes used as food and feed crops throughout the world. The species considered are: Pisum sativum, in the forms of dried peas (combining peas) and as fresh vegetables (vining peas or fresh market peas); Vicia faba, in the dry form as faba...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to peas and beans.

This chapter introduces the most commonly grown large-seeded legumes used as food crops throughout the world. The species considered are: Pisum sativum, in the forms of dried peas (combining peas) and as fresh vegetables (vining peas or fresh market peas); Vicia faba, in the dry form as faba beans...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Botany and physiology.

All legume crops benefit from the symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium which ensures a sufficient supply of nitrate through fixation to maintain growth and development of the mature crop. In agricultural systems, this supply of nitrogen is environmentally beneficial by reducing the crop's...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pea and bean breeding.

This chapter discusses pea, faba beans and Phaseolus breeding. Whilst all three species have many similarities, the range of types and varieties that have been used and are currently grown have developed from programmes of selection of suitable plant types that have been grown in different...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomy of peas and beans.

Peas and beans have specific requirements for successful crop establishment, growth and yield of high-quality produce. Whilst there are many similarities in agronomy, particularly between peas and Vicia faba, the requirements for Phaseolus beans are not too dissimilar. The successful management of...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of weeds.

This chapter discusses weed management in large-seeded legumes such as peas, faba beans and Phaseolus beans, using herbicides, cultural, and biological control methods. The armoury of chemical aids to control weeds in peas and beans is very small and the number of active ingredients for effective...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvesting, nutritional value and uses.

Peas, faba beans and Phaseolus beans are used in a wide variety of ways, either fresh, where the immature pods or seeds are harvested and used as a vegetable, or processed, either by freezing or by canning, and as dried pulses as food ingredients or flour, or rehydrated and cooked. Cooked pulses...

Author(s)
Biddle, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640914)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding for yield and water use.

This chapter focuses on comparisons on the yielding ability among old and new cultivars of crops, such as rape, sunflower and pea, among others. Some future strategies in plant breeding are discussed and the application of molecular biology to improve crop performance under drought is highlighted.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant diversity of the drylands in Southeastern Anatolia-Turkey: role in human health and food security.

Two of the gene centres, the Mediterranean and the Near East, meet in Turkey, which comprises the Irano-Turanian, Mediterranean and Euro-Siberian phytogeographical divisions. The country is situated on the crossroads of important migratory routes and has been home to several civilizations,...

Author(s)
Ozturk, M.; Altay, V.; Gucel, S.; Altundag, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter

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