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Cover for Ecology of freshwater nematodes.

This book, with its 12 chapters, not only encourages all ecologists to consider free-living nematodes as a model organism in their investigations, but also shows how important it is to study the fundamentals of ecology, for example, the distribution and diversity of a group of organisms as well as...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of pesticides on the environment.

The boon of pesticides is enhanced economic returns with increases in production of food, feed and fibre, and management of vector-borne diseases, while their bane is serious health implications for humans and adverse effects on the environment. This chapter discusses the direct impact on human...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Initial assessment of selected biological soil health indicators in organic versus conventional cropping systems in field trials in South Africa.

Agricultural sustainability is built on the premise of promoting soil health. Agricultural practices such as tillage, crop rotation, cover crops and fertilization have been credited with shifts in the soil food web which affects many aspects of soil health. The aim of the current study was to...

Author(s)
Sibiya, M.; Habig, J.; Storey, S.; Labuschagne, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Managing and improving soil health.

This chapter discusses soil health degradation, assessment and management in India. The chapter also explores soils and greenhouse gases as well as nutrient management, soil health and crop production.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site preparation, soil management, and planting.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the treatment and management of the site and soil before planting in improving the growth and productivity of blackberries. Some factors that need to be considered prior to blackberry cultivation, such as the soil physical, chemical and biological...

Author(s)
Pritts, M.; Hanson, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
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 Goals of agricultural water management.

This chapter discusses the goals of agricultural water management: (1) to reduce the farm's vulnerability to variations in water availability; (2) to produce higher yields within a limited water budget; and (3) to prevent land degradation, which can destroy the health and productivity of the farm....

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water.

This chapter attempts to understand healthy soils and soil water storage. The chapter also explores the following aspects of soil water: water movement, infiltration, water content, water holding capacity, field capacity, saturation, permanent wilting point, and available water.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strawberry root growth and architecture in relation to organic residues and replanting problems.

This chapter focuses on strawberry root growth and architecture, discussing apical dominance, lateral root formation and allelopathic sensitivity. An architectural model of strawberry root growth is presented, showing that, if temperature and water availability are at optimal levels, the...

Author(s)
Neri, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of conservation agriculture.

This chapter presents a brief history on the development of conservation agriculture and its importance in achieving sustainable and profitable agriculture by improving livelihoods of farmers through the application of minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and rotations. The negative...

Author(s)
Idol, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter

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