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Cover for Interference and impact of parthenium weed on agriculture.

This chapter provides details on how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) interferes with and negatively affects: (i) crop production, including grain, horticultural, vegetable, fibre and field crops, as well as agroforestry; (ii) farm animal production, including pastures, fodder crops and...

Author(s)
Bajwa, A. A.; Asad Shabbir; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book
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Cover for Practical uses of halophytic plants as sources of food and fodder.

Halophytes are plants that are adapted to saline soils in their natural habitats because they are salt tolerant. They are found in a range of environments with varied salinity and climatic conditions. These plant species can be irrigated with saline water and cultivated on saline soils that are...

Author(s)
Centofanti, T.; Bañuelos, G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for MA packaging.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the use of modified atmosphere (MA) packaging using various plastic films in reducing losses and preserving quality in fruits and vegetables. The various plastic films, absorbent materials and fumigation techniques used in MA packaging are highlighted and the ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the quality maintenance of high value fruits and vegetables during air, sea and land transport. Some factors affecting the storage life and quality of high value fruits and vegetables under controlled atmosphere storage during transport are also discussed.

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hypobaric and low-oxygen storage.

This chapter focuses on the successful application of hypobaric (low pressure of sub-atmospheric pressure) conditions to controlled atmosphere storage by reducing the partial pressure of oxygen and thus oxygen availability to fruit or vegetables in the store. Some of the reasons why hypobaric...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hyperbaric and high-oxygen storage.

This chapter focuses on the benefits associated with the use of hyperbaric storage (increasing the pressure in a sealed room or cabinet by increasing the partial pressure of oxygen) as a new preservation technique to greatly extend the storage life and storage quality of fruits and vegetables.

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dynamic CA storage.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the use of dynamic controlled atmosphere storage by using ultra-low oxygen levels and monitoring these by measuring physiological responses (respiration rate, chlorophyll fluorescence and fermentation) of the stored crop and controlling the storage atmosphere ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for CA technology.

This chapter focuses on the various factors that should be optimized and maintained to ensure the success of controlled atmosphere storage of fruits and vegetables. Current research and development of equipment and methods to provide more accurate the control of the atmosphere inside stores are...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horticulture for food and nutrition security.

This chapter looks at horticultural development in India and the importance of horticulture for nutritional security and health. Challenges ahead for the horticultural sector are highlighted. The chapter also discusses technological advancements in (i) genetic improvement; (ii) efficient crop...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter

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