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CAB Reviews

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

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Many plant species of tropical African origin have substantial socio-economic and cultural importance among the rural populace. A good number of these species exhibit long-term ethno-medicinal relevance to the African people. Besides, they have major food and nutritional values that have guaranteed ...

Author(s)
Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 012, pp 1-12

The invasion of natural ecosystems by alien plant species is a serious environmental problem that threatens the productivity, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Chromolaena odorata is a weed native to tropical America and has become one of the world's worst alien invasive species in the Old...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 009, pp 1-8

The status of weed biological control in the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries was assessed, and opportunities to develop biological control in the region are proposed. Twenty biological control agents targeting nine weed species have been introduced into GMS countries, with 13 agents...

Author(s)
Day, M. D.; Shen ShiCai; Xu GaoFeng; Zhang FuDou; Winston, R. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 014, pp 1-12

Phoma macrostoma Montagne 94-44B is an effective bioherbicide for broadleaved weed reduction. In 2016, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, granted full registration for the sale and use of the bioherbicide ...

Author(s)
Hynes, R. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 005, pp 1-9

The main diseases of sunflower which can be controlled by major genes are downy mildew, broomrape, rust and Verticillium wilt, whereas the crop shows quantitative resistance to Sclerotinia rots and wilt, phomopsis stem canker, Phoma premature ripening and black stem and Alternaria. Over the past 40 ...

Author(s)
Vear, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 035, pp 1-11

The growing demand for vegetable oils will increase even more in the near future because of their fundamental role in human and animal nutrition, increasing interest in their non-food applications as biofuel, lubricants, biopolymers, paints, etc. and the rising price of fossil fuels. The...

Author(s)
Baldini, M.; Ferfuia, C.; Vischi, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 021, pp 1-16

As the US government in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 has mandated that 60.5 billion litres of advanced biofuels are to come from cellulosic sources in the near future, there is increasing need to produce high-yielding, well-adapted and renewable bioenergy crops. Moreover, the US ...

Author(s)
Voigt, T. B.; Lee, D. K.; Kling, G. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 015, pp 1-13

In the last few decades there has been probably more interest in drugs obtained from plant sources than at any time in history because of success with antibiotics, and other plant drugs showing encouraging results in controlling serious diseases such as cancerous tumours and acting as stimulants...

Author(s)
Dagar, J. C.; Minhas, P. S.; Mukesh Kumar
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 009, pp 1-11

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

Non-native invasive species are defined as those naturalized species that are new to a particular region and produce reproductive offspring at considerable distance from their native land. Invasive plants can be introduced accidentally (e.g. Parthenium hysterophorus and Chromolaena odorata) or...

Author(s)
Inderjit; Drake, J. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 036, pp 11 pp.

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