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Rumex obtusifolius and Rumex crispus are pernicious weeds throughout their native and introduced ranges. Infestation of grassland by R. obtusifolius is consistently cited by organic farmers as a particular cause for concern, although both species prove difficult to control even when chemical...

Author(s)
Grossrieder, M.; Keary, I. P.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2004, 25, 3, pp 65N-79N

Avian cellulitis has become a significant pathological condition in broiler production, with associated economic losses from product condemnation, trimming losses, and slowed processing line speeds. Several management strategies which control bird-to-bird scratching, including reduced placement...

Author(s)
Downs, K. M.; Norton, R. A.; Hess, J. B.; Macklin, K. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2004, 74, 10, pp 33N-37N

Global tilapia production has been increasing in the last decade, with output doubling from 830 000 mt in 1990 to 1.6 million mt in 1999. Tilapia are very easy to culture and have the potential of becoming the prime freshwater species for culture. The ever increasing need for cheap sources of...

Author(s)
Ogunji, J. O.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2004, 74, 9, pp 23N-32N

A modified protocol for the mobile nylon bag technique (MNBT) was used to determine the digestible energy (DE) content of 46 ingredients with potential to be used in pig diets. The feeds tested included nine cereal grains (barley, maize, oat, normal and high-fat oat groat, normal and low viscosity...

Author(s)
Thacker, P. A.; Qiao ShiYan
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2004, 25, 4, pp 165N-170N

Great improvements in both growth rate and carcass composition have resulted from efficient breeding programmes employed in the pig industry in recent years. Selection strategies that emphasise high efficiency of lean growth (low feed intake/lean growth), however, result in a decline in voluntary...

Author(s)
Nguyen Hong Nguyen; McPhee, C. P.; Wade, C. M.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2004, 25, 4, pp 149N-163N

Definitions for wastewater, aquaculture and direct and indirect reuse addressing both technical and sociopsychological considerations are presented to guide the review. Evidence of wastewater aquaculture from historical and contemporary accounts demonstrates that the practice has a long tradition,...

Author(s)
Bunting, S. W.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Aquatic Resources, Culture and Development, 2004, 1, 1, pp 51-75

In contrast with the previous view, which placed the State as a central element for economic development and progressive social changes, the current literature on development now advocates the role of civil society and community participation and tends to assume that decentralization has generic...

Author(s)
Béné, C.; Neiland, A. E.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Aquatic Resources, Culture and Development, 2004, 1, 1, pp 35-49

Although aquaculture's contribution towards total world fisheries landings has increased 6-fold over the past three decades, increasing from 3.58 mmt (million metric tons) or 5.3% of total fisheries landings in 1970 to 51.39 mmt or 35.2% of total fisheries landings in 2002, the aquaculture sector...

Author(s)
Tacon, A. G. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Aquatic Resources, Culture and Development, 2004, 1, 1, pp 3-14

The argument in this paper is that the present fashion for invoking 'social capital' in development thought is dangerous. As an analytical concept, social capital lacks clear definition and is used as a means of ignoring or eliding social and cultural factors. It is argued that the present...

Author(s)
Stirrat, R. L.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Aquatic Resources, Culture and Development, 2004, 1, 1, pp 25-33

The paper highlights the role of market turbulence in contemporary food markets and suggests that this has resulted from a combination of different factors. Of central importance has been the tendency for food production systems to become more capital-intensive, larger and more complex. This...

Author(s)
Aarset, B.; Young, J. A.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Aquatic Resources, Culture and Development, 2004, 1, 1, pp 15-23

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