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CAB Reviews

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

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Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24

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

Although there are a number of diseases that plague citrus production worldwide, two bacterial diseases are particularly problematic. Both are of Asian origin and currently cause severe economic damage: Asiatic citrus canker (ACC) and citrus huanglongbing (HLB). Although ACC has been found in the...

Author(s)
Gottwald, T. R.; Graham, J. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 016, pp 1-11

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

Citrus juices are the most popular fruit juices, orange being the predominant processed juice by the beverage industry worldwide. Although thermal processing remains the most widely employed pasteurization technique, there is growing interest in the development of alternative techniques that...

Author(s)
Valero, M.; Micol, V.; Saura, D.; Muñoz, N.; Lorente, J.; Martí, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 020, pp 1-12

Nanotechnology is one of the most significant research areas to emerge in the last decade or so. It is based on the concept of creating applications based on nanomaterials at the molecular level, thus we can describe it as the science of 'domesticating molecules'. Although it is a new tool to the...

Author(s)
Verma, V. C.; Kharwar, R. N.; Gange, A. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 026, pp 1-17

The usage and acceptability of biological control methods are set to increase in agriculture in the future because of food safety and pesticide residue issues. Biological control implementation in Turkey started with control of cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Homoptera: Margarodidae) through ...

Author(s)
Erkıliıç¸ L.; Demirbaș, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 056, pp 6 pp.

The need to increase water productivity is a growing global concern as the World Commission on Water has estimated that demand for water will increase by c. 50% over the next 30 years and approximately half of the world's population will experience conditions of severe water stress by 2025....

Author(s)
Ong, C. K.; Black, C. R.; Muthuri, C. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 065, pp 19 pp.

Lycopene is a carotenoid compound found in certain fruit, such as tomato, watermelon, pink grapefruit and guava in high concentrations. Dietary intake of lycopene is inversely associated with the risk of prostate cancer (Pca). Preclinical studies show that lycopene has potent in vitro and in vivo...

Author(s)
Heath, E.; Sahin, K.; Seren, S.; Kucuk, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 064, pp 9 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.

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