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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Epidemiology of huanglongbing: implications of infective colonization events.

This chapter discusses the epidemiology of huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening, presumably caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and vectored by the psyllid Diaphorina citri) in light of a new transmission mechanism. Examples given are from Florida (USA), where incursion of HLB has been...

Author(s)
Halbert, S.; Singer, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision agriculture in lime: potential for application of precision agriculture technologies in lime cropping systems.

In order to apply crop inputs on an as need basis, map and sensor-based precision agriculture (PA) technologies could be implemented in lime (Rutaceae) production for effective management of inputs to improve crop productivity. PA has several components, i.e. a differential global positioning...

Author(s)
Farooque, A. A.; Zaman, Q. U.; Schumann, A. W.; Esau, T. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water productivity and income.

This chapter discusses the impact of the Bhoochetana programme using data collected from a large number of farmers' fields in Karnataka, India, during the 4-year period from 2009 to 2012. These data capture large variability in meteorological, biophysical, socioeconomic and agronomic factors in the ...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Anantha, K. H.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular genetics of coat colour variation.

This chapter deals with the molecular genetic aspects of coat colour genetics in cattle. The three major mechanisms producing numerous cattle coat colour variations are presented. Focus is given on basis of pigmentation, genes causing spatial and temporal pigment-type switching, genes diluting...

Author(s)
Ruvin, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land managed for multiple services.

This chapter uses examples from agricultural land use to examine the nature and sources of the multiple goods and services produced by land systems as a set of services that are directly influenced by land management. First, the global-scale and scope of land change and pressures on land are...

Author(s)
Aspinall, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruits and frugivory.

This chapter presents frugivorous animals (birds, primates, ungulates and bats) that behave as seed dispersers in various habitats (tropical rain forests, Mediterranean lowland scrubland, Mediterranean highland scrubland, savanna, and temperate forest). The first section describes fruits as prey...

Author(s)
Jordano, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641836)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of climate change and adaptation in agricultural water management in North China.

Water scarcity is one of the key problems in northern China. Efficient use and management of agricultural water resources is an important challenge in China's agricultural food production under a background of climate change. This chapter addresses issues of impacts of climate change and adaptation ...

Author(s)
Xia Jun; Mo XingGuo; Wang JinXia; Luo XinPing
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiological variation of insects in agricultural landscapes: potential impacts of climate change.

Understanding the physiological and behavioural responses of insects to climate variation is critical, for several reasons, of which three are perhaps most important. First, developing a deeper understanding of pest population dynamics and postharvest control requires information on thermal (and...

Author(s)
Terblanche, J. S.; Karsten, M.; Mitchell, K. A.; Barton, M. G.; Gibert, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic factors, climatic variability and forest insect pests.

Abiotic factors have both direct and indirect effects on insects. This chapter focuses on the direct effects of abiotic factors, especially temperature, on insects with different life histories. We draw examples from forest insect pests, mainly from temperate and boreal regions. We also illustrate...

Author(s)
Neuvonen, S.; Virtanen, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter

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