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CAB Reviews

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

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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....

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

The Fertile Crescent (FC) is a high biodiversity region where most temperate-zone agricultural species originated and were first domesticated. A favourable environment, a special plant community and an adaptive population combined to initiate the transition from a hunter-gatherer economy to one...

Author(s)
Jaradat, A. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 034, pp 1-33

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

This literature review on Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture and food, provides an overview of existing applications, enabling technologies and main challenges ahead. The results of the review show that this subject received attention by the scientific community from 2010 on and the number of...

Author(s)
Verdouw, C.; Wolfert, S.; Tekinerdogan, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 035, pp 1-12

Common carp is a widespread freshwater fish inhabiting lower and mid streams of rivers and shallow confined waters in Eurasia. Carp aquaculture in shallow, man-made ponds has a long history and now common carp is the most widely cultured freshwater fish species in the world. In many regions, carp...

Author(s)
Steinhagen, D.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Adamek, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 041, pp 1-10

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

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

Emerging plant pests and diseases are a threat to biodiversity, food security and sustainability. In Europe, recent plant health emergencies include European ash dieback (due to the ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), the outbreak of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees in Apulia, Italy ...

Author(s)
Pautasso, M.; Petter, F.; Rortais, A.; Roy, A. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 021, pp 1-16

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