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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
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Lentil is an old-world legume and grown in more than 70 countries. It is a major source of protein in plant-based diets and is often used to fix nitrogen in the soil as a rotational crop, especially with cereal crops. Canada, USA, and Australia are the major exporters of lentil. Around the globe,...

Author(s)
Anamika Sharma; Rangaswamy Muniappan
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 052, pp 1-13

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...

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

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...

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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

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

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...

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

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

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