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CAB Reviews

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

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Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

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

A new wave of city-focused food production, variously known as 'plant factories' (vegetable factories or fruit factories), or 'vertical farming' or simply as 'closed environment agriculture' (CEA) is sweeping the world. As opposed to open-air agriculture, with its vulnerability to seasonal...

Author(s)
Mathews, J. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 006, pp 1-16

A growing and increasingly urbanized global population will raise the pressures to intensify agricultural production systems, as the total surface area of arable lands remains constant or even diminishes in many parts of the world. Mainstream agricultural research and development have been...

Author(s)
Stoop, W. A.; Sabarmatee; Pushpalatha Sivasubramanian; Ravindra, A.; Debashish Sen; Prasad, S. C.; Thakur, A. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 036, pp 1-19

Greenhouse gases (GHG: carbon dioxide, CO2; methane, CH4; and nitrous oxide, N2O) are produced as part of the carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycle on farms. Livestock production, N fertilizer use and rice cultivation are the main farm activities producing CH4 and N2O, while CO2 emissions are due to...

Author(s)
Wagner-Riddle, C.; VanderZaag, A.; Jaysundara, S.; Congreves, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 044, pp 1-10

Rice is a staple food and the foundation of national stability and economic growth in many developing countries. Rice pests are major biotic constraints limiting rice production globally. This review discusses the biology, ecology, global distribution and plant damage and yield losses caused by...

Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Rangaswamy Muniappan
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 030, pp 1-31

This review selects the major agricultural insect and disease pests of agriculture in China, and discusses the implications for developing the use of remote sensing to improve their management. The most important crops were selected as those, which contribute more than 5% nationally in terms of...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Tang Rui; Liu Zhi; Wan HuanHuan; McGillivray, L. A.; Thomas, S. E.; Cameron, K. H.; Zhang Feng
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 014, pp 1-23

Blast disease is one of the major constraints for food production in the world, affecting many crops of agricultural importance. Wheat blast, since it was first report in the mid-1980s, has been responsible for considerable damage on the wheat fields in several South American countries such as...

Author(s)
Maciel, J. L. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 050, pp 1-8

Rice hoja blanca (RHB; white leaf) devastated rice (Oryza sativa) plantings in tropical America for half a century, before scientists could either identify its causal agent or understand the nature of its cyclical epidemics. The association of the planthopper Tagosodes orizicolus with RHB...

Author(s)
Morales, F. J.; Jennings, P. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 043, pp 1-16

C3 plants, especially some crops such as wheat, rice and soybean and potato, assimilate atmospheric CO2 directly through the C3 photosynthetic pathway. C4 plants, such as maize and sugarcane, evolved independently at least 45 times from C3 plants, acquired the C4 photosynthetic pathway with...

Author(s)
Liu Zheng; Li RunZhi
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 014, pp 1-8

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