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CAB Reviews

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

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Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24

Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

Innovations affect societies in various ways. For example, the latest innovations in cell phones and electronics are readily adopted without hesitation. However, many innovations regarding the breeding of plants, the production of food crops and the processing of food products, can be met with fear ...

Author(s)
Smyth, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 021, pp 1-6

The trend of increasing monsoon variability in eastern India has led to increased risk of growing crops during the monsoon period. The rainfall pattern has become more erratic due to the shrinking of monsoon period 60-70 days from the normal 120 days, leading to drought and unusual frequent...

Author(s)
Panneerselvam, P.; Sudhanshu Singh
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 003, pp 1-12

Many staple food crops, such as banana, cassava, potato, sweet potato, sugarcane, taro, yam, are propagated vegetatively. Crop improvement using vegetative propagules has special challenges compared with breeding of seed propagated species. Genetic variability is a fundamental necessity for crop...

Author(s)
Bado, S.; Yamba, N. G. G.; Sesay, J. V.; Laimer, M.; Forster, B. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 028, pp 1-21

The world population is expected to be doubled by the next few decades that will increase the food demand in future. The fruit production is no doubt has of great importance in agricultural sector due to the economic importance and as well as their beneficial effect on human health. Adopting the...

Author(s)
Jemrić, T.; Vuković, M.; Milošević, T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 024, pp 1-14

Plant breeders mainly rely on phenotypic selection for the improvement of plant varieties. However, with the advent of molecular markers in the early 1980s, it became possible to select desirable traits more directly. Molecular markers, primarily DNA markers, are sections of the genome of the...

Author(s)
Kaur, R.; Shilpa; Kumar, K.; Sharma, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 046, pp 1-25

Fusarium diseases of cereals, particularly wheat, are a persistent threat to food and feed safety and security. Apart from yield losses, the contamination of the crop with Fusarium mycotoxins is of great concern. Among other measures, the deployment of Fusarium-resistant cultivars plays a key role...

Author(s)
Buerstmayr, H.; Buerstmayr, M.; Schweiger, W.; Steiner, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 007, pp 1-13
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The time to develop new cultivars and introduce them into cultivation is an issue of major importance in plant breeding. This is because plant breeders have an urgent need to help provide solutions to feed a growing world population, while in parallel, time savings are linked to profitability....

Author(s)
Forster, B. P.; Till, B. J.; Ghanim, A. M. A.; Huynh, H. O. A.; Burstmayr, H.; Caligari, P. D. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 043, pp 1-16

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