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Cover for Fungicides.

This chapter deals with the development of organic protectant and systemic fungicides and the application of fungicides in controlling disease problems of coffee, cocoa, soyabean, cereals, rice, bananas/plantains, fruit trees, grapes and rubber. A brief discussion on their mechanisms of action is...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of rice.

Rice nematodes can be divided conveniently into two groups depending on their parasitic habits: the foliar parasites, feeding on stems, leaves and panicles; and the root parasites. This chapter describes some genera and species of plant parasitic nematodes associated with rice, including the...

Author(s)
Peng DeLiang; Gaur, H. S.; Bridge, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest management in organic rice: Latin America and the Caribbean.

This chapter focuses on organic rice pest management options for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Information on biological control agents, cultural practices, resistant cultivars and other non-chemical means of pest control are discussed. General principles and practical methods of...

Author(s)
Pantoja, A.; Torres, E. A.; Garcia, A.; Gaterol, E. J.; Prado, G. A.; Cruz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adoption of ICT products and services among rice farmers in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

This chapter investigates the way rice farmers in the north-eastern territory of Sierra Leone access different kinds of information across the agricultural season through a multiplicity of channels, including but not limited to mobile phones. Furthermore, it seeks to identify the main demographic...

Author(s)
Sala, S.; Porro, A.; Lubatti, A.; Bocchi, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of ICTs on agricultural distribution channels in Mexico.

This chapter applies the concepts of transaction cost economics and social embeddedness to examine the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in distribution channels for agricultural produce in Mexico. Two producers were selected for case studies: a cluster of banana growers...

Author(s)
Lastra-Gil, L. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practice of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichogramma</i>-based IPM of rice insect pests.

Author(s)
Hou, M.; Ko, K.; Guo, L.; Kang, M.; Peng, H.; Babendreier, D.; Zhang, F.; Tang, R.; Song, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Flooding stress tolerance in plants.

Global warming is associated with an increase in submergence and flooding events, which makes many ecosystems worldwide vulnerable to low oxygen stress. Water submersion can severely affect crop production, since it drastically reduces the oxygen needed for plant respiration, and thus survival....

Author(s)
Pucciariello, C.; Perata, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptations to aluminium toxicity.

Soil acidity limits agricultural production globally. Acid soils pose many stresses to plants but the major factor affecting plant growth is soluble aluminium, with Al3+ being the most toxic form. Al3+ damages root cells at sites in the apoplast and in the cytosol, and these rapidly inhibit root...

Author(s)
Ryan, P. R.; Delhaize, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the importance of integrating the indigenous knowledge of rice farmers into the development and extension of agricultural technologies to facilitate widespread farmer adoption and achievement of multidimensional impacts. It illustrates a few case studies where indigenous...

Author(s)
Palis, F. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter

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