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CAB Reviews

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

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This review evaluates the effects of silage characteristics on enteric methane (CH4) emission from ruminants by performing a meta-analysis. A total of 17 studies were selected from the literature, and the relationship between CH4 yield (g/kg dry matter [DM] intake) and silage characteristics was...

Author(s)
Gastelen, S. van; Bannink, A.; Dijkstra, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 051, pp 1-9
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The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a crop pest species that has become global, having spread from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia since 2016. Its rapid spread, plus concerns about potential yield losses, have led to the search for sustainable management options....

Author(s)
Hruska, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 043, pp 1-11

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

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

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

The trend of increasing monsoon variability in eastern India has led to increased risk of growing crops during the monsoon period. The rainfall pattern has become more erratic due to the shrinking of monsoon period 60-70 days from the normal 120 days, leading to drought and unusual frequent...

Author(s)
Panneerselvam, P.; Sudhanshu Singh
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 003, pp 1-12

A new wave of city-focused food production, variously known as 'plant factories' (vegetable factories or fruit factories), or 'vertical farming' or simply as 'closed environment agriculture' (CEA) is sweeping the world. As opposed to open-air agriculture, with its vulnerability to seasonal...

Author(s)
Mathews, J. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 006, pp 1-16

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

Southern Africa is comprised of 15 members linked by economical and development reasons. The area has a high potential for agriculture but there are factors (climatic, economic, extension, social and soil) constraining production. Climate change is occurring fast, which has led to the current water ...

Author(s)
Hargreaves M., M. J.; Riveros F., J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 063, pp 1-21

Future strategies for sustainable food security will need to get greater productivity from available land, labour, water and other resources, producing more food, as much as possible, with reduced inputs. The System of Crop Intensification (SCI) which emerged from an agroecological production...

Author(s)
Berhe, T.; Gebretsadik, Z.; Uphoff, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 054, pp 1-12

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