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Cover for Pesticides.

This chapter discusses the history, global status of use and classification of pesticides. Insecticides can be classified on the basis of their target organisms, chemical structure, route of entry and mode of site of action, while fungicides are classified according to their mobility in the plant,...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
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Cover for Planning tool 2: facility/service audit - capacity.

This chapter outlines the facility/service audit process, particularly as required in the U-Plan system, in leisure, sport and tourism. First, the audit process is outlined in general terms, and this is followed by consideration of four major processes: capacity assessment; usage assessment;...

Author(s)
Veal, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planning tool 3: facility/service audit - facility use and its measurement.

This chapter considers the challenges of measuring facility use levels in leisure, sport and tourism. It discusses the different usage data collection methods, and brings capacity and use together by examining the spatial dimension of facility use. Spatial analysis is concerned with facility...

Author(s)
Veal, A. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approaches to benchmarking antibiotic use.

This chapter gives an overview about: metrics of antibiotic use for benchmarking; risk adjustment for antibiotic usage; quality-based benchmarking. It is suggested that benchmarking their antibiotic use against that of other hospitals can help hospitals to identify areas where antibiotic use can be ...

Author(s)
Heil, E. L.; Standiford, H. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indirect and external costs of pesticide use in the vegetable sub-sector in Kenya.

This chapter discusses the externalities of pesticide use in vegetable production in Kenya. Through secondary data analysis, individual farmer interviews, pesticide residue analysis, expert interviews and workshops, the health and environmental costs of farmerś pesticide use are estimated. The...

Author(s)
Macharia, I.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dependence on nitrogen.

Lawes and Gilbert's experiment with wheat on Broadbalk field, Rothamsted, dating from 1843, and the increasing use of nitrogen fertilizers during the 19th and 20th centuries are briefly described. The contemporary roles of Lawes and von Liebig in the development of nitrogen fertilizers are...

Author(s)
Addiscott, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999135)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrate in Africa: the 'Western Hegemony'.

This chapter was written for two reasons: (1) that the fallacious idea that nitrate is a threat to health has led to seriously mistaken ideas about nitrate in an African context; and (2) that market dogma seems to have had highly undesirable effects on the supply and use of fertilizers in Africa....

Author(s)
Addiscott, T. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999135)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Smallholders, transgenic varieties, and production efficiency: the case of cotton farmers in China.

The overall goal of this study is to measure the impact that genetically modified cotton varieties have had on the production efficiency of smallholders in farming communities in China. We also find that the adoption of Bt cotton varieties leads to a significant decrease in the use of pesticides....

Author(s)
Huang JiKun; Hu RuiFa; Rozelle, S.; Qiao, F. B.; Pray, C. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungicides.

The different types of fungicides used to control plant diseases, which fall into 3 categories, are described. These were the sterilants and fumigants, the protectants, and the eradicants. A brief discussion on fungicide formulation, nomenclature and correct usage is also provided.

Author(s)
Hollomon, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter

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