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Cover for Practical uses of halophytic plants as sources of food and fodder.

Halophytes are plants that are adapted to saline soils in their natural habitats because they are salt tolerant. They are found in a range of environments with varied salinity and climatic conditions. These plant species can be irrigated with saline water and cultivated on saline soils that are...

Author(s)
Centofanti, T.; Bañuelos, G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241006)
Type
Book
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Cover for Handbook of pest management in organic farming.

This book contains 21 chapters focusing on the principles and guidelines of organic agriculture in different crops and includes a brief presentation of each crop and its pests, followed by a discussion on the bioecology and current methods of control that are known to be used according to the...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.; Kreiter, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book
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Cover for Horticulture for food and nutrition security.

This chapter looks at horticultural development in India and the importance of horticulture for nutritional security and health. Challenges ahead for the horticultural sector are highlighted. The chapter also discusses technological advancements in (i) genetic improvement; (ii) efficient crop...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of vegetables.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of vegetables. Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, environmental factors affecting parasitism, biological races, survival and means of dissemination, other hosts, disease complexes and economic...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Meressa, B. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Controlled atmosphere storage of fruit and vegetables.

This book contains 14 chapters focusing on the usefulness of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage in the reduction of postharvest losses and maintenance of the nutritive value and organoleptic characteristics of various fruits and vegetables and extend their season of availability by making good...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvest and pre-harvest factors.

This chapter focuses on the effect of various conditions and environment in which a crop is grown on its postharvest life. Factors that might affect optimum storage conditions, such as soil, climate and weather as well as the cultural conditions, are discussed. The influence of the harvesting...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects and interactions.

This chapter discusses the actual effects of variations in the levels of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere on crops depending on several factors, such as species, cultivar, concentration of gases in storage, temperature, stage of maturity of crop at harvest, degree of ripeness...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quality.

This chapter focuses on the effects of controlled atmosphere storage on the flavour, nutritive value and sugar levels in various fruits and vegetables, such as apples, peaches, grapes, oranges and lettuces, among others.

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiology, ripening and genetics.

This chapter provides information on the effects of controlled atmosphere storage on the respiration rate and ripening of various fruits and vegetables. The effects of the changes in gene expression of crops during storage as well as their response to their environment on their postharvest...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter

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