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CAB Reviews

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

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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

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

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 Clusiaceae family is widespread in tropical regions and includes 27 genera, among which is the genus Garcinia Lin. Garcinia species have multiple applications in traditional and industrial fields. Although these species are gaining much attention worldwide due to their traditional uses and...

Author(s)
Guedje, N. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 058, pp 1-25

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

Many staple food crops, such as banana, cassava, potato, sweet potato, sugarcane, taro, yam, are propagated vegetatively. Crop improvement using vegetative propagules has special challenges compared with breeding of seed propagated species. Genetic variability is a fundamental necessity for crop...

Author(s)
Bado, S.; Yamba, N. G. G.; Sesay, J. V.; Laimer, M.; Forster, B. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 028, pp 1-21

In the face of globally diminishing natural habitats in biodiversity-rich regions, agricultural landscapes around protected areas have increasingly gained importance as extended habitat for wildlife species. Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and oil palm (Elais guineensis) plantations are two of the...

Author(s)
Harich, F. K.; Treydte, A. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 020, pp 1-11

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

We differentiate between the success of a classical biological control programme and its impact; the former addressing the completed implementation of the steps of a biological control programme, and the anticipated reduction of the target pest, and the latter addressing the societal and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Day, R. K.; Hinz, H. L.; Pollard, K. M.; Thomas, S. E.; Williams, F. E.; Witt, A. B. R.; Shaw, R. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 042, pp 1-58

In the Mekong Region, the expansion of rubber plantations is a major threat to the remaining natural forests and has led to a considerable degradation of biodiversity. The shift from traditional agriculture to rubber cultivation additionally reduced landscape and agricultural system diversity and...

Author(s)
He Pia; Martin, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 044, pp 1-7

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