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Cover for Planning a new cherry orchard.

Growing fruit trees is a long term financial commitment and establishing an orchard is an expensive enterprise. Selecting the right orchard site is arguably the most important decision that a sweet cherry grower will make and it will affect all other managerial decisions related to the orchard....

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental requirements and site selection.

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown over a very wide geographical area, from desert areas to very humid regions, from sea level to high plateaus in the subtropics and tropical climate zone between 41 northern and 41 southern latitudes. It is native to Iran and grown extensively in arid and...

Author(s)
Yilmaz, C.; Rezaei, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity.

This chapter focuses on the potential effects from a range of environmental factors (sunlight, temperature and water availability) on pawpaw development, i.e. photosynthesis, productivity and whole plant physiology.

Author(s)
Zhou ZiWei; Ford, R.; Kanchana-Udomkan, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water, soils, and plants.

In food gardens, water carries plant nutrients from the roots upward, and carbohydrates from photosynthesis throughout the plant. Water is also a medium for chemical reactions, cools the plant by evaporating from the leaves, and is essential for photosynthesis. The immediate goal of garden water...

Author(s)
Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.; Soleri, D.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case Study Turkey: Climate change and coastal tourism: impacts of climate change on the Turquoise Coast.

This chapter tries to assess the severity of expected climate change impacts on tourism at the Turquoise Coast (Turkey) and build up an adaptation agenda for the concerned parties. First, sea level rise projections are considered to understand the degree of exposure at the immediate coastal zone. A ...

Author(s)
Demiroglu, O. C.; Akbas, A.; Turp, M. T.; Ozturk, T.; An, N.; Kurnaz, M. L.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water, agriculture and conflict: global, national and local analysis of conflict in MENA, sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

This chapter provides a different perspective on the scales of conflict. It sets out an analysis on three levels: (i) global; (ii) national/bilateral; and (iii) sub-national/local. The chapter argues that different levels have different facets of water conflict. While the global level is subject to ...

Author(s)
Keulertz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Inflorescence and fruit development and yield.

The reproductive phase of pineapple begins in response to natural or growth-regulator forced induction of reproductive development. Because the inflorescence of pineapple is terminal, when reproductive development begins, formation of new leaves ceases. Once induced or forced, inflorescence and...

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.; Sanewski, G. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements.

This chapter reviews some of the physiological requirements of grapevines with regard to their environment, with an eye to commercial production. The grape production in cold climates, tropical areas, low light situations, heat, water availability, different soil properties, terroir, and under...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India.

Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and southeastern region of Karnataka (e.g. Kolar) are hot spots of poverty located in the semi-arid tropics. These regions are vulnerable to climate change and experience water scarcity and land degradation. Despite having moderate to good rainfall (700-850 mm),...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Ramesh Singh; Wani, S. P.; Chaturvedi, O. P.; Inder Dev; Patil, M. D.; Sudi, R.; Singh, A. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
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