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CAB Reviews

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

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Phytoplasmas, prokaryotic wall-less microorganisms, are important pathogens of several plant species in most parts of the world. Phytoplasmas have been reported associated with various symptoms on hundreds of plant species. Witches' broom disease (WBD) is one of the most common disease symptoms,...

Author(s)
Hemmati, C.; Nikooei, M.; Al-Sadi, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 002, pp 1-16

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

The global context of climate change predicts increases in the risk of important climatic factors that could directly influence plant survival and crop yields. Such projections are made using models of plant growth and development, climate, and possible future scenarios. However, the use of...

Author(s)
Gonçalves, S. L.; Farias, J. R. B.; Sibaldelli, R. N. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 011, pp 1-10

'Green Revolution' genes have led to the release of input-responsive cultivars, resulting in multifold productivity increases in rice and wheat. Declining precipitation, increased intensity of drought and rising temperature are casting uncertainty over agricultural production. As noted in this mini ...

Author(s)
Dwivedi, S. L.; Ortiz, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 008, pp 1-6

Speed breeding technology reduces the breeding cycle and fastens crop research by producing many generations within a short period of time. In this technology, plants are exposed to an extended light and reduced night time for rapid generation advancement. For instance, wheat crop can be cultivated ...

Author(s)
Mohanlal, V. A.; Nirmal, R. R.; Ramalingasamy Ralshiya; Sneka, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 004, pp 1-6

Heat stress is one of the most important abiotic stresses in plants. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is sensitive to higher temperatures. Optimum temperatures for tomato production are less than 32/25°C during day and night, respectively. Higher than this temperature causes damage in the plant...

Author(s)
Panthee, D. R.; Gotame, T. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 060, pp 1-14

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