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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world since the mid-1900s, where it is invasive and damaging. Herbicide application and mechanical control of this...

Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 033, pp 1-11

Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Author(s)
Hopkins, A. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 021, pp 1-10

Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

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Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 005, pp 1-17

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest of commercial fruit and vegetables in various parts of Asia and Africa, in some South Pacific islands and in Hawaii. Commercial fruit and vegetables can be protected from this pest prior to harvest...

Author(s)
Manrakhan, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 003, pp 1-13
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The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a crop pest species that has become global, having spread from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia since 2016. Its rapid spread, plus concerns about potential yield losses, have led to the search for sustainable management options....

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Hruska, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 043, pp 1-11

Typhoidal and non-typhoidal salmonellosis have emerged as prominent causes of bloodstream infection in Africa with high fatalities up to 47%. The transmission routes of typhoidal and reservoir hosts of non-typhoidal Salmonella are not fully understood in Africa. Diverse challenges with in-country...

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Oloso, N.; Fasina, F. O.; Fasanmi, O. G.; Heerden, H. van; Adesiyun, A. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 042, pp 1-11

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America bear a significant proportion of the global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). LMICs are unable to respond appropriately to their NCD burden because of a complex blend of epidemiological, demographic, health ...

Author(s)
Aikins, A. de G.; Agyemang, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 027, pp 1-8

Despite being eradicated from Europe and probably the rest of the world, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) continues to plague sub-Saharan Africa affecting at least 25 countries, in particular Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Zambia. Evidence has shown that the...

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Olorunshola, I. D.; Peters, A. R.; Scacchia, M.; Nicholas, R. A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 019, pp 1-7

Botanic gardens and their functions and role in society have evolved over time. Originally established for study of medicinal plants in the mid-sixteenth century, they morphed into active sites for introduction, cultivation and dissemination of economically important crops during European expansion ...

Author(s)
Krishnan, S.; Novy, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 023, pp 1-10

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