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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
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Comparative water use efficiency and water retention in the Mandela trials.

With the world's growing population and our limited natural resources, there is a need to produce more food using fewer inputs, especially fresh water. Water is a critical resource in agriculture and may be more of a limiting factor than other crop growth requirements. As water availability is...

Author(s)
Eckert, C.; Auerbach, R.; Lorentz, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved livelihoods - a case study from Asian Paints Limited.

Asian Paints Limited and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) collaborated to improve rural livelihoods through integrated watershed development programme. Six villages in Patancheru mandal of Medak district, Telangana, India covering an area of 7143 ha were...

Author(s)
Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rajesh Nune
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climatic factors influencing yield.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plants and water.

This chapter focuses on the role of water in plant development and crop production. Information on the determination of crop water requirement is presented and the negative effects of water stress to the plant are discussed.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water use and dry matter production.

This paper focuses on the relationships between water use and dry matter production and their optimization in plants. Inrformation on the transpiration ratio and a related standard and water use and an estimate of dry matter production are also presented.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Influence of nutrient supply on water use and establishment of yield.

This chapter focuses on the yield dependency of crops on water and nutrient supply and the influence of nutrient supply on the relationship between water use and yield. Information on the relationship between transpiration efficiency and fertilizer application is also discussed.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Controlling water use by crop management.

This chapter focuses on the control of water use using various crop management practices, such as rotations, selection of appropriate crop species and cultivars, improved sowing and crop density selection and optimum fertilizer use.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter

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