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CAB Reviews

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

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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

Plums belong to the Rosaceae family and include the European species (Prunus domestica L.), which is consumed fresh or dried, and the Japanese species (Prunus salicina Lindell), mainly freshly consumed. Plums are considered climacteric, although some plum cultivars do not show the typical increase...

Author(s)
Manganaris, G. A.; Vicente, A. R.; Crisosto, C. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 009, pp 10 pp.

The history of genetic improvement of arthropod natural enemies is reviewed briefly and I describe the successful genetic improvement and deployment in California almond orchards of a pesticide-resistant predatory mite. Lessons learned from our efforts to deploy this and other natural enemies in...

Author(s)
Hoy, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 058, pp 12 pp.

This paper discusses the production, trade and processing of fruits and vegetables in CiXi City, Zhejiang, China. The main fruits cultivated in CiXi include the red bay berry (Myrica rubra), peaches, grapes and oranges, and the main vegetables produced include the leaf mustard [Brassica juncea],...

Author(s)
Li JianRong; Chen YiPing
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 38N

Pterochloroides persicae has assumed pest status on peach and almond in several countries in southern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and most recently in the Arabian peninsular, in Yemen, where it has been reported causing severe damage. Distribution records suggest that it is...

Author(s)
Kairo, M. T. K.; Poswal, M. A.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1995, 16, 3, pp 41N-47N

Information published on nectarine, plum and peach fruit maturity between 1980 and 1992 is reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of different maturity indexes are discussed. The use of ground colour, although an imperfect index, is considered the most practical and reliable method for...

Author(s)
Crisosto, C. H.
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1994, 5, 6, pp 65N-68N

Peach and nectarine breeding achievements are briefly reviewed. Some of the new fresh-market and canning peach varieties are listed and described. Future trends in peach and nectarine breeding are also mentioned. China already has an outstanding series of new, fresh-market, white-fleshed peach...

Author(s)
Wang, Y. L.
Citation
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1992, 62, 1, pp 1-4

Progress with micropropagation of pecans, sweet chestnuts, cobnuts and hazels, walnuts, pistachios and almonds is reviewed. Culture of both callus and shoot tips is discussed, as are the problems encountered (explant browning, maintaining satisfactory shoot multiplication rates, and rooting of...

Author(s)
Hansman, D.; Owens y de Novoa, C.
Publisher
CAB International, Slough, UK
Citation
Horticultural Abstracts, 1986, 56, 6, pp 403-416

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