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CAB Reviews

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

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The global population is rapidly increasing and will surpass 10 billion people within the next 20 years. As diminishing resources continue to impact agriculture, and with the necessity to feed the world by 2050, the agricultural sector must be able to sustainably and efficiently produce...

Author(s)
Myer, P. R.; Clemmons, B. A.; Schneider, L. G.; Ault, T. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 008, pp 1-11

Understanding how agricultural practices affect crop residue retention in soil organic matter (SOM) fractions is necessary to apply strategies that maintain or increase the SOM level in cold humid temperate agroecosystems. This review describes how SOM fractions, i.e. physically uncomplexed,...

Author(s)
Tian Tian; Whalen, J. K.; Dutilleul, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 060, pp 1-15

Cotton is an important fibre crop of global and economic significance. For effective control of bollworms, transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton was introduced on a commercial scale in 1996, with an aim to reduce pesticide consumption. Presently, transgenic cotton is grown on 24 million...

Author(s)
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane; Blaise, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 046, pp 1-8

The increasing trend future consumption of animal products will give rise to a huge demand of animal feed. Meeting this demand will be a challenge, given the scarcity of natural resources such as land and water. Currently approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost and wasted annually, and...

Author(s)
Manju Wadhwa; Bakshi, M. P. S.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 031, pp 1-26

The concentrations of phenolics and other phytochemicals present in the peels, pulp/pomace and seeds of many fruits and vegetables namely citrus, apples, peaches, pears, banana, pomegranate, berries, mangoes, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and sugar beet are generally substantially higher than in their ...

Author(s)
Wadhwa, M.; Bakshi, M. P. S.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 043, pp 1-25

Biochar has consistently been proposed for improving soil fertility by increasing nutrient and soil water availability. We critically reviewed the recent literature, focussing particularly on these agronomic aspects. We clarify the differences between biochar made from plant (plant-derived biochar, ...

Author(s)
Scott, H. L.; Ponsonby, D.; Atkinson, C. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 019, pp 1-19

Lignocellulosic biomass comprises the most abundant biopolymers on earth, cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin and lignin. The total annual production of lignocellulosic biomass is estimated at about 10-50 billion metric tonnes of which approximately 4 billion tonnes consist of annual crop residues,...

Author(s)
Blümmel, M.; Steele, B.; Dale, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 041, pp 1-8

In most agroecosystems, nitrogen (N) is the most important nutrient limiting plant growth. One management strategy that affects N cycling and N use efficiency (NUE) is conservation agriculture (CA), an agricultural system based on minimum tillage, crop residue retention and crop rotation. This...

Author(s)
Grahmann, K.; Verhulst, N.; Buerkert, A.; Ortiz-Monasterio, I.; Govaerts, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 053, pp 1-19

This review describes the production of acetone butanol ethanol (ABE) from a variety of agricultural residues and energy crops employing biochemical or fermentation processes. A number of organisms are available for this bioconversion including Clostridium beijerinckii P260, C. beijerinckii BA101, ...

Author(s)
Qureshi, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 059, pp 1-8

With the sharp rise in global prices for petroleum, growing concerns about the depletion of non-renewable raw materials and the worldwide interest in sustainability, responsible packaging production and an effective management of waste has created a growing interest in developing crop-based...

Author(s)
Cruz-Romero, M.; Kerry, J. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 074, pp 1-25

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