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Cover for Cotton in the United States of America and Mexico.

This chapter provides information on the various cotton growing states of the USA and Mexico and the major cotton pests, diseases and weeds in these states and their management strategies.

Author(s)
Allen, C. T.; Brown, S. M.; Cahoon, C.; Edmisten, K.; Leonard, R.; Miller, T.; Pierce, J.; Reisig, D.; Roberts, P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cotton growing in India.

This chapter focuses on the production and consumption, government support policy, growing methods, water management, weed, insect pest and disease management and harvesting and ginning of cotton in India. Some future prospects to improve cotton production in the country are also discussed.

Author(s)
Waghmare, V. N.; Venugopalan, M. V.; Nagrare, V. S.; Gawande, S. P.; Nagrale, D. T.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A look forward.

This chapter focuses on different management practices in growing cotton, including the use of genetically modified varieties, pesticide application, crop rotation, spacing, irrigation, weed control, integrated pest management and organic farming.

Author(s)
Matthews, G.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest, weed and disease management.

This chapter contains questions about pests and weeds and their control, invasive species, parasites, and animal and plant diseases. The questions are arranged by topic and divided into three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248494)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Orchard management.

Commercial production from a guava orchard begins on the third year after planting and cropping may continue for 40 years or more. The performance of an orchard depends on its management, which includes water and nutrient management, selection of the correct cultivars, planting technique, canopy...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra; Pathak, P. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247022)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Specialty cuts.

This chapter provides information on the impact of the production environment (greenhouse, tunnel and field), site selection, production and support systems, plant establishment, spacing, irrigation and weed control on the cultivation of specialty cut flowers.

Author(s)
Dole, J. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247602)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Growing cotton in China.

This chapter focuses on the current status of cotton production in China and the genetic improvement and use of Bt transgenic cotton cultivars in the country. Some major insect pests, weeds and diseases of cotton in the country are presented and the efficacy of various methods used in their...

Author(s)
Lu ZhaoZhi; Li XueYue; Zhang WangFeng; Zheng JuYun; Liang Fei; Yang DeSong; Tian JingShan; Gao GuiZhen; Wang JuneDuo; Abid Ali
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Increasing adaptation to climate stress by applying conservation agriculture in Southern Africa.

Climate change and soil fertility decline are threatening food security in southern Africa and efforts have been made to adapt current cropping systems to the needs of smallholder farmers. Conservation Agriculture (CA) based on minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention and crop...

Author(s)
Thierfelder, C.; Steward, P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture for climate smart agriculture in smallholder farming systems in Kenya.

Climate change is any significant change in climatic conditions. Such changes may negatively affect productivity of the rain-fed agriculture practised by over 75% of the smallholder Kenyan farmers. The effect leads to failure to sustainably provide adequate food and revenue to famers. It is on this ...

Author(s)
Micheni, A.; Gicheru, P.; Kitonyo, O.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural requirements.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, land preparation, planting, thinning, spacing, mulches and plant covers, glasshouse culture, grafting, temperature, daylength and light intensity, soil, fertilizers, irrigation, support, training, pruning, and weed control in cucurbits.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter

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