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Cover for Energy and protein metabolism and requirements.

This chapter discussed the different methods of estimating the net energy and protein requirements of rabbits during the different stages of production particularly during the lactation and pregnancy period for female rabbits. The effects of protein and energy intake and metabolism on the...

Author(s)
Xiccato, G.; Trocino, A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phoenix dactylifera</i> date palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Cohen, Y.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lettuce.

This chapter focuses on the seed germination, head formation, flower induction, vernalization and seed production of lettuce. The various factors determining the productivity and physiological disorders of the principal types of lettuce, i.e. crisphead, butterhead and leaf lettuce, are also...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asparagus.

Asparagus belongs in the family Asparagaceae with approximately 300 species spread throughout the world. In addition to the widely grown edible asparagus (A. officinalis) and regionally unique A. maritimus, there are numerous important ornamental species including A. sprengeri (asparagus fern) and ...

Author(s)
Drost, D. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity.

This chapter focuses on the potential effects from a range of environmental factors (sunlight, temperature and water availability) on pawpaw development, i.e. photosynthesis, productivity and whole plant physiology.

Author(s)
Zhou ZiWei; Ford, R.; Kanchana-Udomkan, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Peas.

This chapter focuses on the genetics, physiology, seed anatomy and germination, vegetative growth, nitrogen fixation, flower formation, pod and seed development and senescence of peas. Information on the various factors affecting productivity, physiological disorders and pea types are also...

Author(s)
Davies, P. J.; Muehlbauer, F. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant pathology in a changing world.

This chapter focuses on the problems caused by known and emerging plant diseases to crop production and the various environmental factors that aggravate these problems. Some challenges to crop production, food security and plant disease management are addressed and the benefits of the increased...

Author(s)
Yuen, J.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare and farm economics: an analysis of costs and benefits.

Livestock farming uses resources such as land, labour, capital and animals to produce goods and services with a use value to people. Simultaneously, it also produces goods and services that have non-use values to humans. Profit maximization is a fundamental goal in farm-level economic analysis of...

Author(s)
Niemi, J. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

This 288-page-book consists of eight chapters and is a practical manual for goat production systems covering: breeding and selection (chapters 1-3), feeding based on available crops and resources (chapter 4), and targeted preventative health care for increased productivity and income (chapters...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter

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