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Cover for Biodiversity loss: we need to move from uniformity to diversity.

Today's food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: wide-spread degradation of land, water and ecosystems; high greenhouse gas emissions; biodiversity losses; persistent hunger and...

Author(s)
Frison, E. A.; Jacobs, N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lipids in halophytes: stress physiology relevance and potential future applications.

The present environmental conditions impose serious constraints on typical cultivar farming. Halophytes are known to be highly resistant to harsh environments, withstanding drought and salinity while maintaining positive biomass production rates. It is known that, in adapting to adverse conditions, ...

Author(s)
Duarte, B.; Matos, A. R.; Marques, J. C.; Ca├žador, I.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site quality and productivity.

This chapter discusses different measures of site quality and productivity, viz., gross primary productivity; net primary productivity; and net ecosystem production. The chapter also covers the following topics: the National Cooperative Soil Survey and Site Productivity; relation of site...

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and GMOs.

This chapter examines food security at the global and regional levels and assesses the effects of the cultivation of GMOs (transgenic crops) on world hunger. It is revealed that the gap in agricultural productivity between the rich and the poor has deepened in the last 20 years. Without reducing...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing management.

This chapter discusses management of grazing systems; particularly, planning of stocking density, measuring grassland production and utilization, grazing systems, youngstock grazing, pasture supplementation, legume swards, and maintaining grassland productivity. It is established that grazing...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
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 Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter explores the emergence of nanotechnology in terms of the history of agriculture. It regards nanotechnology as an important revolutionary technology that is likely to have a considerable impact on the whole of the agricultural sector, including plant breeding, waste remediation,...

Author(s)
Sandhya Mishra; Fraceto, L. F.; Yang XiaoDong; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter describes the potential different effects that nanomaterials may have on plant growth and crop yield compared to larger-sized counterparts. It discusses the prominence of green nanotechnology in relation to meeting the global challenge of feeding the projected population of the...

Author(s)
Guo Wei [Guo, W. K. ]
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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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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