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Cover for Supply chain management: marketing and retail.

This chapter discusses the final steps in the supply chain management for tropical horticultural produce - marketing and retail. Following some analysis of consumer features and their purchasing patterns, five channels for the supply of horticultural produce to consumers are discussed, from barter...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future for tropical horticulture.

The key to satisfying the anticipated increased demand for fruit and vegetables will be to ensure that increased production and availability are underpinned by farm practices that enhance the natural, physical and social capital upon which society depends for its continued existence. Production...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Classic combinations and recurring themes.

We have seen that the chance of a wild plant being domesticated is rather rare. However, a small number of plant families have independently provided us with important crops on several occasions. This chapter tries to identify what makes these families so special. It appears that each of these...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance of cabbage loopers to Btk in a greenhouse setting: occurrence, spread and management.

Resistance to the microbial insecticide Btk occurred in a number of laboratory populations of Lepidoptera before it was discovered in field populations. Therefore, it is not surprising that cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni) in semi-contained vegetable greenhouses were among the first examples of...

Author(s)
Janmaat, A.; Franklin, M.; Myers, J. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural products and elicitors of natural origin for the postharvest management of diseases of fruits and vegetables.

This chapter focuses on the use of plant-derived natural products, generally recognized as safe compounds and biological control agents for the postharvest management of fruit and vegetable diseases. The exploitation of systemic resistance by applying elicitors of natural origin for the postharvest ...

Author(s)
Sangeetha, G.; Anandan, A.; Kurucheve, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643236)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of silicon amendments against foliar and vascular diseases of vegetables grown soil-less.

This chapter focuses on the importance of silicon amendments in the management and suppression of foliar and vascular diseases of vegetables and ornamentals grown under soilless conditions. The advantages, limitations and future prospects of the use of silicon amendments in plant disease control...

Author(s)
Gullino, M. L.; Pugliese, M.; Gariba, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643236)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The main cross-border food trade streams within and to Europe.

By identifying the most relevant agri-food trade streams we show trading volumes in selected countries and establish a foundation for later research in the e-Trust project, with particular consideration of the specific role of trust in these transactions and how it can then be transferred to...

Author(s)
Deiters, J.; Fritz, M.; Schiefer, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936396)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The analysis of procurement risk perceptions within traditional cross-border transactions in food supply networks.

In the previous chapter, the trans-European cross-border exchange of food and the flow of international food chains at specific chain levels were identified. This chapter builds on these data, and analyses these food chains and the transaction processes by identifying and assessing the perceived...

Author(s)
Novak, B. M.; Canavari, M.; Schiefer, G.; Fritz, M.; Deiters, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936396)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The creation of trust in e-business cross-border transactions in food supply networks.

Trust in traditional business situations is usually established by various means, for example through face-to-face meetings or reliability of business partners. But in e-business, especially when seeking new customers and aiming to start sustainable relationships, trust has to be generated in other ...

Author(s)
Haas, R.; Meixner, O.; Ameseder, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936396)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathology.

This chapter focuses on the various postharvest diseases affecting the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables. Information on the infection process of major postharvest decay fungi, i.e. Alternaria, Aspergillus, Botrytis, Fusarium, Geotrichum, Monilinia, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Sclerotinia...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter

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