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CAB Reviews

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

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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, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 005, pp 1-9

Choosing a forage crop for animal production is a broad topic with many facets. This review has chosen to concentrate on the in situ use of forage crops within temperate-pasture-based grazing systems. However, the principle of understanding the deficiencies of the pasture-based system before...

Author(s)
Stevens, D. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 017, pp 1-9

The suitability of temperate forage legumes for adverse physical conditions is considered. The ability of the major forage legumes i.e. lucerne, white and red clover and birdsfoot trefoil and the 'minor' species, many originating from Mediterranean-type climatic zones, to withstand soil acidity,...

Author(s)
Frame, J.; Laidlaw, A. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 010, pp 10 pp.

The decreasing availability and increasing prices of petroleum-based fuels is already having an impact on availability of feed resources. Research to develop alternative sources of live stock feed thus has a high priority. It is also important that the alternative feed resources can be grown on the ...

Author(s)
Preston, T. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 046, pp 10 pp.

This article reviews recent research conducted at the Elsenburg Agricultural Research Centre on alternative protein sources for pig production in the Western Cape. It includes data on the chemical composition of locally produced sources, as well as results of studies with pigs evaluating sweet...

Author(s)
Brand, T. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2002, 23, 1, pp 9N-15N

Remote sensing techniques offer a timely, cost-effective means to distinguish and measure infestations of noxious plants on rangelands. An overview is presented on the application of aerial photography, airborne videography and satellite sensor imagery for detecting brush and weed species on...

Author(s)
Everitt, J. H.; Escobar, D. E.; Davis, M. R.
Citation
Weed Abstracts, 1995, 44, 12, pp 639-649

Grass is the most widely grown and valuable crop in UK agriculture. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne), the most common species sown, is often heavily attacked by a complex of stem boring Diptera, with Oscinella spp. and Geomyza tripunctata the most important. The biology of the stem borers is...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1995, 16, 1, pp 7N-20N

A history of research on Desmanthus is presented and the available information on its taxonomy, geographical distribution, habitat, soil and climatic preferences, agronomic potential and pests and diseases is reviewed. The history of the introduction of Desmanthus into Australia is described. A...

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Herbage Abstracts, 1993, 63, 10, pp 401-413

A key to enable the identification of 18 Desmanthus species, compiled from the literature, is provided. A full description of each species is given. Four varieties of D. virgatus are recognized.

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Herbage Abstracts, 1993, 63, 11, pp 473-478

Of more than 570 entomophagous birds in China, about 30 species are of importance for pest control in agriculture and forestry. Their use for controlling pests in rice fields, forests and grasslands is reviewed. A brief summary of the history of using birds for pest control in ancient China is also ...

Author(s)
Zhang, Z. Q.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1992, 13, 1, pp 11N-16N

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