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CAB Reviews

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

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Climate change is exacerbating food insecurity, and its negative impacts will worsen over time. This is happening via several pathways, among which plant pests are a leading cause. To contribute to more evidence-based decisions and policies, a team from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

Author(s)
Chaya, M.; Xiang Tao; Green, A.; Gu BaoGen
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 050, pp 1-10

Rice is the most important staple crop in the developing world and its productivity is critical for food security, development, and poverty elimination. Worldwide, approximately 900 million people from low-income households depend on rice. Ninety percent of the global rice is produced in Asia,...

Author(s)
Schmidt, S. M.; Luu, van T.; Buchholzer, M.; Arra, Y.; Frommer, W. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 047, pp 1-16

Wheat (Tritcum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop, consumed by over 2.5 billion people globally. The current demand for wheat in Malawi is estimated to be 200,000 tonnes/year with a projected growth in consumption of 3%-6% annually. We reviewed literature and databases on wheat production,...

Author(s)
Guwela, V. F.; Maliro, M. F. A.; Joy, E. J. M.; Tang, K.; Bokosi, J.; Hawkesford, M. J.; Broadley, M. R.; King, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 046, pp 1-16

Disease infection on crops has been increasing over the years, in line with the changing climate, which has provided a conducive environment for disease proliferation. Timely and up-to-date information on disease spread and its magnitude is a critical component of crop management. This study...

Author(s)
Mutanga, O.; Dhau, I.; Dube, T.; Adam, E.; Ayisi, K. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 041, pp 1-8

Striga hermonthica is a major stress of maize in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in collaboration with national scientists, have used team approach to investigate how best to solve the problem. Emphasis was on (i) establishing a reliable...

Author(s)
Badu-Apraku, B.; Fakorede, M. A. B.; Akinwale, R. O.; Adewale, S. A.; Akaogu, I. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 030, pp 1-12

The quality and safety of pepper (Piper nigrum L.) are a function of crop management practices, harvest maturity, harvesting methods and subsequent handling after harvest, including storage conditions and processing methods. The review shows that volatile oil decreases with shade intensity...

Author(s)
Shango, A. J.; Mkojera, B. T.; Majubwa, R. O.; Mamiro, D. P.; Maerere, A. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 031, pp 1-20

The longhorn date palm stem borer, Jebusaea hammerschmidtii Reiche has become an important pest that causes economic damage in date palm groves. The beetle has established itself in many date palm-producing countries as one of the most important biotic factors that threatens date palm cultivation...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 033,

Red rot of sugarcane was recorded more than 100 years before in Java, India, Argentina, USA and other countries, and it is one of the most devastating diseases of sugarcane. Since the cultivated sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) has failed across the countries, systematic inter-specific...

Author(s)
Viswanathan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 023, pp 1-57

Seasonal and low forage availability and quality, shrinking of grassland area, and poor grassland management are the main causes of low soil fertility and animal production in tropical grasslands. One sustainable way to overcome the problems is through establishment of grass-legume intercropping in ...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 021, pp 1-9

Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forskål) is one of the most serious agricultural pests in the world due to its voracity, speed of reproduction, and range of flight. We discuss the current state of knowledge on its biological control using microorganisms and botanical extracts. Metarhizium...

Author(s)
Githae, E. W.; Kuria, E. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 013, pp 1-8

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