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Cover for Visual interactions between plants and arthropods.

This chapter focuses on the visual characteristics of plants that deter pests or attract pollinators and natural enemies. During their long period of coexistence, plants and insects have evolved a complex set of interactions including several modes of visual communication. Plants reflect sunlight...

Author(s)
Lev-Yadun, S.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases.

This chapter focuses on the susceptibility of cultivated pawpaws to a large number of diseases. Information on the various pawpaw diseases caused by fungi and fungal-like organisms, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas are presented along with notes on their symptoms and control methods.

Author(s)
Vawdrey, L. L.; Campbell, P. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport of pigs.

Transport stress is both an animal welfare issue, resulting in animal losses and fatigued animals at slaughter, and a meat quality issue, resulting in carcass depreciation and meat quality defects. Both issues may result in significant economic losses for the industry. The welfare of pigs during...

Author(s)
Faucitano, L.; Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nursery screening for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> response in oil palm seedlings: a manual.

This manual present methods in a seedling screen for Ganoderma resistance/susceptibility in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), which means large numbers of seedlings can be screened at the nursery level, and hence allow large numbers to be handled. The results of such selection will give palms, families ...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotic resistance and island susceptibility hypotheses.

The biotic resistance hypothesis sensu stricto is also known as the diversity-invasibility hypothesis. It proposes that ecosystems with high biodiversity are more resistant against non-native species than ecosystems with lower biodiversity. It is a classic hypothesis of the field and our systematic ...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Debille, S.; Lortie, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosecurity for horse facilities.

This chapter enumerates some of the biosecurity challenges in the equine industry and how principles such as reducing exposure, susceptibility, and increasing resistance can help control diseases in horses. This chapter also presents pointers on improving biosecurity in equine facilities and...

Author(s)
Weese, J. S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How differential stage susceptibility to pesticides affects the success of biocontrol agents.

Author(s)
Stark, J. D.; Banks, J. E.; Vargas, R. I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Feeding injury.

This chapter focuses on direct damage by aphids and other Aphidoidea. It describes the diversity of symptoms caused by this group of insects, and discusses the current state of knowledge of the biochemical and physiological mechanisms leading to damage. Additionally, it discusses the ramifications...

Author(s)
Goggin, F. L.; Quisenberry, S. S.; Ni XinZhi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter

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