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CAB Reviews

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

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Imperata cylindrica is one of the 10 worst weeds in the tropics and subtropics. Although it has many beneficial uses, the problems related to its invasiveness far outweigh its positive benefits. I. cylindrica negatively affects production of annual, perennial, plantation, and forest crops. Its mode ...

Author(s)
Muhammad Rusdy
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 038, pp 1-9

Remote sensing can be used to monitor and estimate, with reasonable correct answers, the yield, plant health, and coffee nutrition. Satellite-coupled sensors can obtain information about the spectral signature of the crop, on a time scale, in order to monitor and detect phenological changes....

Author(s)
Rocha Miranda, J. da; Carvalho Alves, M. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 045, pp 1-10

Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, pp 1-6

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 avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is from an ancient plant lineage, the Lauraceae. Although evidence for human consumption dates back 15,000 years, commercialisation has occurred only over the last 150 years. The most commonly traded variety was first the green-skin 'Fuerte' (green as it...

Author(s)
Everett, K. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 016, pp 1-16

Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

Author(s)
Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 005, pp 1-17

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

Pathogens are the major limiting factors in coffee productions. Approximately 26% of the global annual coffee production is lost due to diseases, threatening the income of nearly 125 million people worldwide. Therefore, reducing coffee yield losses by improving the resistance of coffee plants to...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Jankowicz-Cieslak, J.; Bado, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 009, pp 1-18

Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24

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

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