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The use of electrical water bath stunning for the 'humane' slaughter of poultry has drawn criticism from some animal welfare research scientists and animal welfare organizations throughout the world. During water bath stunning, birds are shackled and inverted prior to entry into an electrified...

Author(s)
Fuseini, A.; Teye, M.; Wotton, S. B.; Lines, J. A.; Knowles, T. G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 016, pp 1-7

The arthropod and fungal natural enemies of privets (Ligustrum spp., Oleaceae) are listed, based on the data from taxonomic and nomenclatural websites, printed and electronic literature searches, including CAB Abstracts. Initially, the lists were compiled to identify and assess those natural...

Author(s)
Shaw, R. H.; Cock, M. J. W.; Evans, H. C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 011, pp 1-24

In the course of human history, the primary use of animals for more than 10 000 years has been agricultural - food, fibre, locomotion and power. And for most of that history, the well-being of the animals being used was assured by necessity. If one did not practice good husbandry, the animals did...

Author(s)
Rollin, B. E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 009, pp 1-7

A brief view on the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is given by discussing the concept since it was first advocated in 1959 up to the adoption of IPM as a policy within the European Union. Reference is made to the need for crop monitoring and improved application techniques as well...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 012, pp 1-2

Carbon pricing, which includes carbon tax, emission trading systems and carbon offset mechanisms, is the main economic instrument to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions responsible for global climate change. The academic literature on carbon pricing is rich due to hundreds of studies carried...

Author(s)
Timilsina, G. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 008, pp 1-13

A new wave of city-focused food production, variously known as 'plant factories' (vegetable factories or fruit factories), or 'vertical farming' or simply as 'closed environment agriculture' (CEA) is sweeping the world. As opposed to open-air agriculture, with its vulnerability to seasonal...

Author(s)
Mathews, J. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 006, pp 1-16

Behavioural changes can be caused by pathology within any body system, while cognitive changes stem from alterations within the brain. A variety of cognition tests have been used to assess cognitive abilities in canines, with most research focusing on ageing processes. Learning and memory can be...

Author(s)
Provoost, L. R.; Casal, M.; Siracusa, C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 004, pp 1-8

Increasing global population combined with a changing climate is placing pressure on global plant production systems, and rapid leafy and woody plant improvement is required to meet the demands of the future. Conventional breeding is time-consuming, especially in woody plants, and potential new...

Author(s)
Parsons, J. D.; MacKay, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 007, pp 1-12

Phoma macrostoma Montagne 94-44B is an effective bioherbicide for broadleaved weed reduction. In 2016, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, granted full registration for the sale and use of the bioherbicide...

Author(s)
Hynes, R. K.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 005, pp 1-9

Invasive alien species (IAS) are among the leading threats to biodiversity, food security and human well-being. Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) is one of the most widespread and naturalized in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, with extreme effects on rural livelihoods and the environment....

Author(s)
Githae, E. W.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 003, pp 1-9

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