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Cover for Improved household nutrition through home-grown produce and consumption of nutritious and healthy products.

This book chapter discusses the agricultural interventions that are both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive that can be utilized to improve dietary diversity in combating undernutrition. In particular, this book chapter provides information on various meals based on home-grown products or...

Author(s)
Seetha Anitha; Afari-Sefa, V.; Kalumikiza, Z.; Mhango, K.; Mosha, I.; Muzanila, Y.; Mwangwela, A.; Ochieng, J.; Okori, P.; Tsusaka, T. W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
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Cover for Cassava.

This book chapter outlines the extraction and purification (i.e. determination of starch in roots, water requirements, industrial-grade tapioca starch manufacture, semi-mechanized tapioca starch manufacture, modern methods of tapioca starch manufacture), physiochemical properties (i.e. biochemical...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
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Cover for Belonolaimidae: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Belonolaimus</i> species.

The sting nematode, Belonolaimus spp., is one of the most destructive nematode pests of turfgrass and attacks a wide range of monocotyledonous plants and gymnosperms, including vegetables, legumes, cereals, etc. This chapter includes information on: geographical distribution; host ranges; symptoms; ...

Author(s)
Ziaul Haque; Khan, M. R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247367)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A root-knot nematode paradise made in plastic: the case of Florida vegetables.

This chapter discusses the economic importance, geographical distribution, host range, damage symptoms, biology and life cycle, interactions with other nematodes and pathogens, recommended integrated management, and management optimization of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) infesting...

Author(s)
Desaeger, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
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Cover for Face to face: how <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Paratylenchus bukowinensis</i> deals with vegetables.

This chapter discusses the economic importance, geographical distribution, host range, damage symptoms, biology and life cycle, interactions with other nematodes and pathogens, and recommended integrated management of Paratylenchus bukowinensis infesting vegetables. Future research requirements and ...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Molendijk, L. P. G.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
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Cover for Background and history of hydroponics and protected cultivation.

Along with new types of protected cropping structures, materials and technology, the range and diversity of hydroponic crops grown are also expanding. While the greenhouse mainstays of nursery plants, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, salad vegetables and herbs will continue to expand in volume, newer, ...

Author(s)
Morgan, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244830)
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Cover for Water efficiency, energy efficiency and suburban vegetable production.

Rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and organic vegetable production were used to improve efficiency in a suburban home in George, in South Africa's Southern Cape. In a year, treated municipal water consumption decreased from 17 kL/month to 8 kL/month, and 60 kL of rainwater was used for...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Caude, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The physiology of vegetable crops.

This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants,...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book
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Cover for Transplanting.

This chapter provides updates on researches conducted during the last 2 decades and expands on factors affecting transplant quality, stress adaptation, physiology and performance of vegetable crops. Emphasis is given to transplant stress adaptation, water management and growth modulation by plant...

Author(s)
Leskovar, D. I.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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Cover for Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the effects of high and low temperature, drought and flooding, and salinity on vegetable crops. The stress factors impacting vegetable crops reviewed in this chapter can be grouped into those that can be avoided or moderated by physical structures, such as covers to mitigate ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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