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CAB Reviews

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

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Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, pp 1-6

This review is a summary of a new catalog on the use of classical biological control of arthropods in North America since 1985. In this new catalog, we reviewed releases since 1985 of exotic parasitoids and predaceous insects for classical biocontrol of invasive insects in Canada, Mexico, the...

Author(s)
Driesche, R. van; Winston, R. L.; Duan, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 037, pp 1-9

There is increased interest and awareness in country and among donors of the importance of evidence-based policy change in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. While much is known about the technical and programmatic elements necessary to end hunger and undernutrition (including...

Author(s)
Hendriks, S. L.; Babu, S. C.; Haggblade, S.; Mkandawire, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 029, pp 1-14

Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world since the mid-1900s, where it is invasive and damaging. Herbicide application and mechanical control of this...

Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 033, pp 1-11

Poultry production is important in Nigeria and other developing economies, mainly because it provides much-needed employment and is crucial for food security. The Nigerian broiler production system is relatively disorganized and its structures are relatively undefined due to a dearth of...

Author(s)
Oloso, N. O.; Smith, P. W.; Adeyemo, I. A.; Odeokun, I. A.; Isola, T. O.; Fasanmi, O. G.; Fasina, F. O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 020, pp 1-12

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

The linking of climate projections and insect pest models is an important step for determining effective management and counter-measures. There is an urgent need to link pest models and climate change projections for a better understanding of the outcomes of climate change-inflicted variations in...

Author(s)
Choudhary, J. S.; Madhumita Kumari; Fand, B. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 055, pp 1-13

Jamaica's national motto 'Out of Many, One People' reflects the country's multiracial past and the historic and ongoing influences that many cultures have had on the country's traditional knowledge systems (TKS) and traditional medicine (TM). This review explores Jamaican TKS and TM, from the...

Author(s)
Picking, D.; Delgoda, R.; Vandebroek, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 045, pp 1-13

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

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