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CAB Reviews

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

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It is about 40 years since Prostephanus truncatus, a devastating pest of stored maize and dried cassava, was accidentally introduced into Africa from meso-America. Losses of stored maize at least doubled because of the destructive nature of the pest. Prostephanus truncatus management measures...

Author(s)
Muatinte, B. L.; Kavallieratos, N. G.; Boukouvala, M. C.; García-Lara, S.; López-Castillo, L. M.; Mvumi, B. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 041, pp 1-25

Camel adaptation to its arid and semi-arid environment and its genetic make-up created some differences in its enzyme systems compared with other domestic animals. The camel is similar to ruminants in most of the diagnostic enzymes used to evaluate liver functions. However, some differences from...

Author(s)
Abu Damir, H.; Ali, M. A.; Khalafalla, A. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 041, pp 1-46

The world population is expected to be doubled by the next few decades that will increase the food demand in future. The fruit production is no doubt has of great importance in agricultural sector due to the economic importance and as well as their beneficial effect on human health. Adopting the...

Author(s)
Jemrić, T.; Vuković, M.; Milošević, T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 024, pp 1-14

The chemical composition, nutritional value and use of a number of vegetable wastes (VWs) and by-products such as baby corn, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, jackfruit, peas, potato, sweet corn (SC), tomato, and radish leaves, among others in ruminant and monogastric diets, are presented in...

Author(s)
Bakshi, M. P. S.; Wadhwa, M.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 012, pp 1-26

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
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The CABI African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management. The next phase focuses on two types of intermediaries to reach smallholder farmers: agro-dealers and...

Author(s)
Sones, K. R.; Oduor, G. I.; Watiti, J. W.; Romney, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 030, pp 1-6

Owing to the decreasing availability of synthetic pesticides, there is an urgent need for developing and improving alternative pest control methods in horticulture. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) aims to reduce and control the damage caused by pest organisms by making use of ecological...

Author(s)
Harvey, C. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 028, pp 1-13

Augmentative biological control, especially in field situations, can be complex but there are novel or incompletely explored directions for research and methods development that may lead to improved future performance. At the fundamental level, augmentation faces inherent ecological/behavioural...

Author(s)
Sivinski, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 026, pp 1-11

Can organic agriculture elaborate a scientifically based, resource-efficient and agroecological approach to low-input farm management? This review examines the literature from temperate regions, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and US studies that relate to environmental and ecological...

Author(s)
Lynch, D. H.; Halberg, N.; Bhatta, G. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 010, pp 1-17

The ubiquitous nature of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a Gram-positive bacterium capable of producing crystal proteins with insecticidal activity during sporulation, is now being mirrored in major crops plants that have been engineered through recombinant DNA to carry genes responsible for producing ...

Author(s)
Naranjo, S. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 011, pp 1-11

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