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CAB Reviews

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

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Ovine footrot is detrimental to sheep health, welfare and production worldwide. Strategies for management of footrot have varied between countries and regions due to differences in climate, production systems and proportion of positive flocks. Recent research from Great Britain, where >90%...

Author(s)
Clifton, R.; Green, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 053, pp 1-9

The Caribbean consists of island chains surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to neighbouring mainland countries. The tropical climate and its historic and continued influx of both humans and animals from throughout the world have contributed to the region's plethora...

Author(s)
Gibson, K. E.; Fitzpatrick, D. M.; Stone, D.; Noel, T. P.; MacPherson, C. N. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 022, pp 1-28

Non-target impacts of parasitoids and predaceous arthropods used for classical biological control of invasive insects include five types of impact: (1) direct attacks on native insects; (2) negative foodweb effects, such as competition for prey, apparent competition, or displacement of native...

Author(s)
Driesche, R. van; Hoddle, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 044, pp 1-66

We used an established, process-based model of the dynamics of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling between plants, soils and animals in grazed temperate pastures to clarify expectations of how some major components of intensification affect the outcomes (short-term and long-term) of alternative...

Author(s)
Parsons, A. J.; Thornley, J. H. M.; Rasmussen, S.; Rowarth, J. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 054, pp 1-19

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

Author(s)
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 048, pp 1-10

Botanic gardens and their functions and role in society have evolved over time. Originally established for study of medicinal plants in the mid-sixteenth century, they morphed into active sites for introduction, cultivation and dissemination of economically important crops during European expansion ...

Author(s)
Krishnan, S.; Novy, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 023, pp 1-10

Gardening has been practiced by humans for food and aesthetic purposes for thousands of years. As urbanization intensifies globally, gardening is increasing in both popularity and extent in urban and suburban regions of the world, thus increasing its impact on the environments. Here we discuss the...

Author(s)
Wang XianZhong; Clark, P. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 052, pp 1-14

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is a popular pet in many societies; however, the attitudes of people towards cats vary greatly among stakeholders. Today, cats fill roles as companions, competitors, hunters of small prey, and in some communities, perceived as a nuisance. There are both...

Author(s)
Siracusa, C.; Provoost, L. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 047, pp 1-6

Windfirmness of trees, the ability to withstand strong winds without incurring internal damage to xylem (fibre buckling in timber) or structural failure due to stem snap (wind snap) or over turning of root plates (wind throw), is a complex phenomenon that results from the interaction of multiple...

Author(s)
Telewski, F. W.; Moore, J. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 050, pp 1-10

Vitamin D deficiency from early ages has been implicated in the aetiology of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in adulthood. Low levels of vitamin D occur due to reduced intake as well as because of geographical location. Early intervention with vitamin D supplementation when ...

Author(s)
Papandreou, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 045, pp 1-2

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