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Cover for A look forward.

This chapter focuses on different management practices in growing cotton, including the use of genetically modified varieties, pesticide application, crop rotation, spacing, irrigation, weed control, integrated pest management and organic farming.

Author(s)
Matthews, G.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Greenhouse operation and management.

This chapter discusses greenhouse operation and management. Its sanitation and hygiene for food safety and compliance programs and for crop protection; source water quality and treatment; biosecurity; waste management and disposal of wastewater and its treatment, disposal of and reduction in...

Author(s)
Morgan, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244830)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Critical terms during development and commercialization of microbial agents for the control of plant parasitic nematodes.

The original vision of phytonematodes' biocontrol has been to reduce the pest population by natural enemies with the active involvement of the human role. Two main arguments against the use of chemical control to combat plant parasitic nematodes directed both the consumers and the producers to look ...

Author(s)
Spiegel, Y.; Oren, O.; Ehlers, R. U.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental safety assessment of plants expressing RNAi for pest control.

This chapter focuses on the importance of problem formulation (PF) in the environmental risk assessment process, which involves the identification of the possible hazards associated with a stressor, i.e. transgenic RNAi expressing plants or RNAi-based pesticides. The risk hypotheses developed from...

Author(s)
Arpaia, S.; Christiaens, O.; Krogh, P. H.; Parker, K. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What drives small-scale farmers to adopt conservation agriculture practices in Tanzania?

Conservation Agriculture (CA)-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI) practices in this study comprised minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, intercropping of maize and legumes, and use of improved crop genotypes and fertilizers, and were tested on-farm in different agroecologies in...

Author(s)
Sariah, J. E.; Mmbando, F.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture innovation systems build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in South Africa.

Introduction of Conservation Agriculture (CA) and associated climate-resilient agriculture practices within an innovation system approach, and using farmer-level experimentation and learning groups as the primary learning and social empowerment processes, has created a sustainable and expanding...

Author(s)
Kruger, E.; Smith, H.; Ngcobo, P.; Dlamini, M.; Mathebula, T.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organophosphates I. Human health effects and implications for the environment: an overview.

Organophosphorus (OP) compounds were developed as pesticides in the 1930s, including the discovery of the even more toxic compounds later called nerve agents. Newspapers in the Western world focus on the individual dissemination of nerve agents during the Iraq or Syrian war. In contrast, more than...

Author(s)
Wille, T.; Thiermann, H.; Worek, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organophosphates II. Neurobehavioural problems following low-level exposure: methodological considerations for future research.

Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are one of the most widely used insecticides in the world and concern about the effects of OPs on human health has been growing as they are increasingly used throughout the world. The neurotoxic effects of high-level acute poisoning are well established, but the...

Author(s)
Ross, S. J. M.; Harrison, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Miscellaneous conditions.

In this chapter the aetiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment of miscellaneous conditions in raptors such as air sac rupture, anticoagulant toxicity, bumblefoot, cloacal prolapse, ectoparasite infestation, egg binding, electrocution, emaciation, head trauma, lead poisoning, metabolic and ...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter

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