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Cover for Conclusions and future prospects.

This book chapter outlines the future steps in improving the status of the tropical tuber crops: (1) reduce the period of maturity of all the TTCs to 110-150 days, (2) improve the tuber shape and make them more definitive in shape, (3) improve plant architecture to attain a harvest index of 0.70,...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant lipids and alkylamides.

Plant lipids are classified as primary metabolites, and therefore essential for life. Unlike secondary metabolites, lipids are universally present in plants, articularly in their seeds, varying only in their abundance and chemical composition. All lipids are composed of a hydrocarbon skeleton with...

Author(s)
Pengelly, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and nutrition.

It is well-known that selection of the proper soil is of paramount importance in the success or failure of a fruit crop. Similarly, the effect of plant nutrition on quality fruit production has been well recognized. In the past, not much attention was paid to fruit quality parameters, as the...

Author(s)
Maity, A.; Khayyat, M.; Azarmi-Atajan, F.; Agehara, S.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minerals, vitamins and additives.

A review on the physiological functions of the macro and microminerals required by rabbits was presented as well the their effect on the health and performance of the animals. This chapter also discussed the role of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins in the digestion and health of rabbits...

Author(s)
Mateos, G. G.; García-Rebollar, P.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed evaluation.

A review on the methods of determining the composition and nutritive value of the available feeds and feedstuffs for rabbits was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Maertens, L.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Electrolyte monitoring.

This chapter describes the electrolytes of immediate concern (sodium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium) that often need to be monitored and treated in the emergent patient; their basic function in the body and the most common conditions that require monitoring of each electrolyte. The methods of...

Author(s)
Thomovsky, E. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242997)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mineral deficiencies of banana.

For optimal growth and fruit production, banana plants require high amounts of nutrients, which are often only partly supplied by the soil. Thus, to obtain high yields, large quantities of mineral nutrients have to be replaced in order to maintain soil fertility. This is achieved by applying...

Author(s)
Lahav, E.; Israeli, Y.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and feeding strategy: impacts on health status.

This chapter discussed the health problems (mainly digestive) linked to the balance of dietary components and the presence of nutrients in excess, mainly in relation to the initial composition of feed ingredients, but also to the feeding strategy. Also highlighted are the feeding strategies (feed...

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.; Licois, D.; García, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrition and irrigation.

This chapter discusses the cultivation of papaya considering the soil requirement, salinity and inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The effects of application of nutrients such as N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B and Fe, fertigation, irrigation, and the nutrition management in organic production...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Absolute hogwash: assemblage and the new breed of animal biotechnology.

This chapter describes the current structure of modern pork production, with emphasis on the environmental impact, animal welfare, sustainability and ethics in light of new farming technologies.

Author(s)
MacDonald, K. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter

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