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Cover for Collaborating with the enemy? A view from down under on GM research partnerships.

This chapter explores the distribution of funding and approvals for GM crops in Australia in order to determine if private interests dominate public research in agricultural biotechnology and if public interests can be served by collaborations with private organizations. Although a highly detailed...

Author(s)
Ankeny, R. A.; Bray, H. J.; McKinley, K. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

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

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wheat production in organic farming.

This chapter focuses on the strategies and methods used for insect pest management in organic wheat production. The general issue of where and when pests need to be controlled in organic wheat is discussed. Preventive approaches to pest management are also considered, such as strategies based on...

Author(s)
Bàrberi, P.; Costanzo, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil chemical composition modifies the morpho-physiological responses of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prosopis strombulifera</i>, a halophyte native to South America.

In some salty areas of South America, and especially in central Argentina, high levels of sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) are found together with sodium chloride (NaCl). Plant species show differences in their susceptibility to growth in the presence of these salts. Some studies showed that Na2SO4 may...

Author(s)
Reginato, M.; Llanes, A.; Luna, V.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The OKANOLA project: challenges in managing insect pests of canola in the southern plains.

This paper focuses on the development of the OKANOLA project to provide research, education and demonstration to stimulate the development of winter rape as a major profitable rotational crop with winter wheat in the Oklahoma and Kansas, USA. Information on the major insect pests of rape and winter ...

Author(s)
Royer, T. A.; Giles, K. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disruption of biological control due to non-target effects of pesticides in Australian grains.

Author(s)
Hill, M. P.; Nash, M.; Umina, P.; Macfadyen, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Adaptations to aluminium toxicity.

Soil acidity limits agricultural production globally. Acid soils pose many stresses to plants but the major factor affecting plant growth is soluble aluminium, with Al3+ being the most toxic form. Al3+ damages root cells at sites in the apoplast and in the cytosol, and these rapidly inhibit root...

Author(s)
Ryan, P. R.; Delhaize, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approved ingredients for organic diets.

This chapter presents the lists and criteria of approved feed ingredients, feedstuffs, nutrient elements, feed additive, and processing of feeds for organic poultry diets.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food demand and supply projections to 2030: India.

Food demand and supply projections for India are essential from the perspective of food security and are presented in this chapter. The demand to 2030 for food grains, as well as horticultural, livestock and fisheries products, is projected. The study is aware of the diversification and structural...

Author(s)
Praduman Kumar; Joshi, P. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter

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