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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

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, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 003, pp 1-9
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The CABI African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management. The next phase focuses on two types of intermediaries to reach smallholder farmers: agro-dealers and...

Author(s)
Sones, K. R.; Oduor, G. I.; Watiti, J. W.; Romney, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 030, pp 1-6
Open Access

Stem or black rust, caused by Puccinia graminis tritici, has historically caused severe losses to wheat (Triticum aestivum) production worldwide. Successful control of the disease for over three decades through the use of genetic resistance has resulted in a sharp decline in research activity in...

Author(s)
Singh,R. P.; Hodson, D. P.; Jin, Yue; Huerta-Espino, J.; Kinyua, M. G.; Wanyera, R.; Njau, P.; Ward, R. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 054, pp 13 pp.

The exotic parasitoid, Cotesia flavipes, was released in 1993 in Kenya for biological control of the introduced stemborer, Chilo partellus. The release has been criticised in some quarters as being potentially ecologically disruptive. This review of the programme explains why this is unlikely to be ...

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Overholt, W. A.; Ngi-Song, A. J.; Kimani, S. K.; Mbapila, J.; Lammers, P.; Kioko, E.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1994, 15, 2, pp 19N-24N

The outcome of ICRAF's work on different kinds of tree/crop interface (TCI), initiated in 1984 and carried out at the Field Station at Machakos, Kenya, is outlined and the value of focusing research on this basic agroforestry unit is discussed. Appropriate field designs and assessment methodologies ...

Author(s)
Huxley, P.; Darnhofer, T.; Pinney, A.; Akunda, E.; Gatama, D.
Citation
Agroforestry Abstracts, 1989, 2, 4, pp 127-145

Chemical composition, digestibility and intake of Kenyan feedstuffs by ruminants are reviewed, tabulated and discussed. The chemical composition indicated a generally high nutrient content which varied with location, stage of growth and season. In vivo digestion coefficients, feed intake and animal ...

Author(s)
Abate, A.; Kayongo-Male, H.; Abate, A. N.; Wachira, J. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, A and B, 1984, 54, 1, pp 1-13

The geographical entity of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania provides a convenient definition of East Africa and permits a common treatment of the literature on agricultural resource use within smallholder farming. The literature is generally more concerned with documenting the output effects of...

Author(s)
Doyle, C. J.
Citation
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts, 1975, 17, 2, pp 659-666

Some 25 new records of gastro-intestinal nematodes from over 70 game animals in East Africa are listed. Localization within the host and locality of the host are given, as well as new geographical records. These new records may be used to up-date Round, M.C., 1968, "Checklist of the helminth...

Author(s)
Gibbons, L. M.
Citation
Helminthological Abstracts, A (Animal and Human Helminthology), 1974, 43, 8, pp 641-646

Author(s)
Mitchell, J. R.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 1968, 38, 12, pp 829-834

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