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Cover for Precision nutrient management.

This chapter will focus on cumulative fertigation research undertaken primarily in high-density apple and cherry as a case study of the practical application of fertigation. Thus, the information is most relevant to semi-arid fruit-growing regions, where irrigation is required to achieve...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Patil, M. D.; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving livelihoods through watershed interventions: a case study of SABMiller India project.

Water plays an important role in the semi-arid tropical region to address water scarcity, land degradation, and crop and livestock productivity which improves the rural livelihood system. The Charminar Breweries (formerly SABMiller, and since merged with AB InBev) in Sangareddy district, Telangana, ...

Author(s)
Rajesh Nune; Rao, Ch. S.; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rao, D. S. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against coleopteran pests.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are among one of the safer biological control agents used for the control of coleopteran insects. The efficacy of EPNs is influenced by several factors such as host-finding mechanism, adaptability to environment and the presence of host range, etc. The application...

Author(s)
Banu, J. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review.

This chapter considers indigenous soil knowledge, notably in respect to processes of soil enrichment which are argued to be more widespread in Africa and Asia than thought. The chapter draws attention two areas of practice: (i) cultivating ruined settlement sites (rendered rich in organic material...

Author(s)
Fairhead, J.; Fraser, J.; Amanor, K.; Solomon, D.; Lehmann, J.; Leach, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental limiting factors for cherry production.

This chapter focuses on the major potential limitations to optimizing cherry production as imposed by abiotic and biotic soil characteristics, such as soil organic matter, pH, salinity, soil fertility, porosity, plant parasitic nematodes, soilborne pathogens and symbionts, among others. Some...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G. H.; Neilsen, D.; Forge, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site preparation and orchard infrastructure.

This chapter focuses on the importance of site selection and preparation, pollen sources, pollinators, tree support, drainage and irrigation, soil fertility and organic matter and weed management, among others, on the establishment and management of a cherry orchard.

Author(s)
Koumanov, K. S.; Long, L. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil-focused strategies: reducing water loss.

This chapter introduces a range of practices that contribute to the improvement of soil water holding capacity: these include cover cropping, fallow, residue recycling, agroforestry and conservation agriculture.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Land-use change impacts on soil processes: tropical and savannah ecosystems.

This book contains a collection of 14 case studies from around the globe that illustrate the impact of a range of land-use changes on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soils and provide a snapshot of the challenges faced in ensuring sustainable soil management in tropical and ...

Author(s)
Brearley, F. Q.; Thomas, A. D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book

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