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CAB Reviews

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

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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

This review evaluates the effects of silage characteristics on enteric methane (CH4) emission from ruminants by performing a meta-analysis. A total of 17 studies were selected from the literature, and the relationship between CH4 yield (g/kg dry matter [DM] intake) and silage characteristics was...

Author(s)
Gastelen, S. van; Bannink, A.; Dijkstra, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 051, pp 1-9

The low availability and quality of forage during the dry season are the main problems faced by livestock keepers in the tropics and subtropics. One way to alleviate the problems is through the utilization of banana wastes (pseudo-stem, leaf and fruit peel) as feed for ruminants. To generate...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 044, pp 1-6
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The fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a crop pest species that has become global, having spread from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia since 2016. Its rapid spread, plus concerns about potential yield losses, have led to the search for sustainable management options....

Author(s)
Hruska, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 043, pp 1-11

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

It is about 40 years since Prostephanus truncatus, a devastating pest of stored maize and dried cassava, was accidentally introduced into Africa from meso-America. Losses of stored maize at least doubled because of the destructive nature of the pest. Prostephanus truncatus management measures...

Author(s)
Muatinte, B. L.; Kavallieratos, N. G.; Boukouvala, M. C.; García-Lara, S.; López-Castillo, L. M.; Mvumi, B. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 041, pp 1-25

Many plant species of tropical African origin have substantial socio-economic and cultural importance among the rural populace. A good number of these species exhibit long-term ethno-medicinal relevance to the African people. Besides, they have major food and nutritional values that have guaranteed ...

Author(s)
Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 012, pp 1-12

This review provides summary of the most commonly used methods and tools for monitoring and sampling of date palm pests. Emphasis is given to major pests of economic importance. The paper is arranged into different sections, which deal with morphology and architecture of date palm as one of the...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Mohammed, M. E. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 022, pp 1-11

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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