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CAB Reviews

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

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Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) meets about 30% of the global demand for sucrose while potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the world's fourth staple food crop contributing to a significant proportion of global food needs. As world population increases, increasing the yields of these crops sustainably is...

Author(s)
Mahmood, S. A.; Murdoch, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 061, pp 1-12

Constructed ecosystems are engineered to perform functions, such as bioremediation of contaminants, and are increasingly viewed as green alternatives to conventional technologies. Augmenting biodiversity of managed systems such as agroecosystems has been shown to improve yields and other functions...

Author(s)
Ranalli, M.; Lundholm, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 034, pp 16 pp.

Black pepper is cultivated in a wide range of soils with varying pH and fertility. Ideal condition requires a friable soil rich in humus and essential plant nutrients, with good drainage. Among the nutrients consumed by black pepper, N uptake is the highest followed by K and Ca and the magnitude of ...

Author(s)
Srinivasan, V.; Dinesh, R.; Hamza, S.; Parthasarathy, V. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 062, pp 14 pp.

A series of experiments conducted on botanically diverse meadows on the Somerset Levels, UK which examined the effects of inorganic fertilizer application on agricultural output, nutrient uptake and loss, and on botanical composition are reviewed. Fertilizer treatments were continued for either...

Author(s)
Tallowin, J. R. B.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Grasslands and Forage Abstracts, 1996, 66, 4, pp 147-152

Acid soils characteristically have a low base status, high levels of phytotoxic aluminium and/or manganese together with the low availability of plant nutrients. Phosphorus deficiency is especially common in acid soils. Many of the key chemical and biological processes responsible for maintaining...

Author(s)
Edwards, A. C.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Phosphorous in Agriculture, 1993, 3, pp 1-12

Author(s)
Hearn, A. B.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Field Crop Abstracts, 1981, 34, 1, pp 11-33

In this review, factors affecting flow rates, mean flow and whole plant growth, relation of inflow at different points to mean inflow, mean root absorbing power and comparison of flow values, are discussed. A table is given showing the nutrient unit absorption rate of roots of several plant species.

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.; Tinker, P. B. H.
Citation
Soils and Fertilizers, UK, 1972, 35, 4, pp 355-359

Author(s)
Nielsen, K. F.; Humphries, E. C.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Soils and Fertilizers, 1966, 29, 1, pp 1-7

Author(s)
Vose, P. B.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Herbage Abstracts, 1963, 33, 1, pp 1-13

Author(s)
Cooke, G. W.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Soils and Fertilizers, 1962, 25, 6, pp 417-420

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