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CAB Reviews

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

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The effects of global climate change on agriculture will be diverse and complex. Some important qualitative conclusions emerge from the literature. First, it is important to focus on the rate at which climate changes and the capacity of farmers to adjust, rather than on absolute changes in...

Author(s)
Quiggin, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 092, pp 9 pp.

Developing an artificial diet for saltwater crocodiles to replace feeding raw meat has received considerable research effort in Australia over the last 10 years. The advantages of developing an artificial diet include a reduction in labour costs, capital outlay and maintenance and operating costs....

Author(s)
Isberg, S. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 091, pp 11 pp.

The increasing availability and subsequent use of geographic information system (GIS) technologies has shifted groundwater risk assessment from site-specific or field-scale analyses to watershed- and regional-scale evaluations. This review recognizes two primary categories of pesticide risk...

Author(s)
Salvucci, A. E.; Walter, M. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 072, pp 8 pp.

Global reliance on the use of fossil fuels has increased dramatically over the past century but we are now at a crossroads. Questions have been raised about the long-term availability of the energy resource supply, as shown by the Hubbard Curve for petroleum. (Hirsch RL. The Shape of World Oil...

Author(s)
Sedjo, R. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 069, pp 8 pp.

Ozone is the air pollutant of major concern for forests, and is also recognized as a significant greenhouse gas. Current background O3 levels in the Northern Hemisphere have increased around 2-4.5 times since pre-industrial times. Although many questions remain, we now know a great deal about how O...

Author(s)
Paoletti, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 068, pp 13 pp.

Salicylic acid (SA) is currently considered as a key molecule in activating plant defence against various insects and pathogenic invaders. Its role in determining the so-called systemic acquired resistance (SAR), that confers long-lasting protection against a broad spectrum of pathogens, has...

Author(s)
Molinari, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 067, pp 10 pp.

Plants have been a part of the space programme for nearly half a century. Incremental improvements in our understanding of the spaceflight environment have led to the development of specialized hardware that enables plants to grow in space. For spacecraft travelling in low earth orbit, free-fall...

Author(s)
Musgrave, M. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 065, pp 9 pp.

Agritourism, a growing segment of the tourism industry, has been driven by agricultural restructuring, the movement towards multifunctional agriculture, increased discretionary incomes and demand for rural experiences. In this essay, the differential agritourism responses to agricultural...

Author(s)
Che, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 063, pp 7 pp.

Increasing the digestibility of ruminant diets and thereby improving nutrient efficiency is an important aspect of ruminant nutrition. This improvement in nutrient utilization must initially come from an improved rumen digestion and utilization. Yeast products have been added to the diets of...

Author(s)
Lascano, G. J.; Heinrichs, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 049, pp 13 pp.

Salinity-affected landscapes, which now occupy nearly 1 billion ha (about 7% of the world's land area), are of geological or anthropological origin. The latter are principally of recent occurrence and are mainly related to large-scale clearing of natural deep-rooted vegetation and development of...

Author(s)
Minhas, P. S.; Dagar, J. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 094, pp 10 pp.

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