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Aloe vera (ALV) with its unique nutritional profile is being used for food, health, and nutraceutical industries globally. Due to its organic nature, ALV gel coating has created lot of interest for exploring its potential in extending the shelf and storage life of fresh produce. ALV gel coating...

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Mahmood-Ul-Hasan; Rehan Riaz; Malik, A. U.; Khan, A. S.; Raheel Anwar; Naveed-Ur-Rehman, R.; Sajid Ali
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Wiley
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Journal of Food Biochemistry, 2021, 45, 4,
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The false codling moth (FCM), Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is an insect pest which represents an important threat to the production and marketing of a wide range of agricultural crops in the African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries. The FCM reduces not only the yield and...

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Adom, M.; Fening, K. O.; Billah, M. K.; Wilson, D. D.; Hevi, W.; Clottey, V. A.; Ansah-Amprofi, F.; Bruce, A. Y.
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Cambridge University Press
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Bulletin of Entomological Research, 2021, 111, 1, pp 17-30
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Following reports of an invasive snail causing crop damage in the expansive Mwea irrigation scheme in Kenya, samples of snails and associated egg masses were collected and sent to CABI laboratories in the UK for molecular identification. DNA barcoding analyses using the cytochrome oxidase subunit I...

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Buddie, A. G.; Rwomushana, I.; Offord, L. C.; Kibet, S.; Makale, F.; Djeddour, D.; Cafa, G.; Vincent, K. K.; Muvea, A. M.; Chacha, D.; Day, R. K.
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BioMed Central Ltd
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CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 11,
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Background: In the past decade, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) has caused extensive damage to global agriculture. As a high-risk pest for many countries, including New Zealand, it is important to explore its genetic diversity to enhance our...

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Yan JunCong; Pal ChanDan; Anderson, D.; Vétek, G.; Farkas, P.; Burne, A.; Fan QingHai; Zhang JinPing; Gunawardana, D. N.; Balan, R. K.; George, S.; Li DongMei
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BioMed Central Ltd
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BMC Genomic Data, 2021, 22, 7, pp (15 February 2021)
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Increased tree mortality has become a widespread phenomenon and is largely attributed to climate change. Little field research has addressed the complex interactions between trees, herbivores, and their natural enemies as affected by temperature. We recorded the densities of bark insects and their...

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Wermelinger, B.; Rigling, A.; Mathis, D. S.; Kenis, M.; Gossner, M. M.
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MDPI AG
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Forests, 2021, 12, 2,
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The desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Forskål) is considered as the most devastating trans-boundary pest of all migratory pest species in the world due to its high reproduction rate, ability to migrate long distances, and destruct the crops. The ongoing spread of locusts in the region of South...

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Ullah, M. S.; Dilruba Sharmin; Malvika Chaudhary
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Farm to Fork Foundation
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Fundamental and Applied Agriculture, 2020, 5, 3, pp 295-302
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This paper presents the development and pilot of the Fertilizer Optimization Tool (FOT), a decision support tool for use by extension agents in advising smallholder farmers in Uganda in applying optimum (rather than maximum) fertilizer by considering the farmers' financial abilities. The FOT is...

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Rware, H.; Kansiime, K. M.; Watiti, J.; Opio, J.; Alokit, C.; Kaizzi, C. K.; Oduor, G.; Mibei, H.
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Rural Outreach Programme
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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2020, 20, 4, pp 16178-16195
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Parthenium hysterophorus L. (parthenium weed) is an annual weed that grows rapidly in disturbed land. It is considered as one of the most hazardous weeds in Pakistan as it poses serious health problems to livestock as well as severe allergenic reactions in humans. It has invaded the Punjab and...

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Kazam Ali; Abdul Rehman; Kausar Khan; Weyl, P.
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Scientific Research Publishing
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Agricultural Sciences, 2020, 11, 7, pp 617-626
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Understanding how changing environment and cultivars influence crop phenology and potential yield is essential for crop adaptation to future climate change. Plant Genetic Diversity (PGD) provides the basis for survival in plants in nature and for crop improvement. Under changing climate scenario...

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Bhutta, A. K.; Bhutta, A. N.; Aslam, B. N.; Nasir, A. R.; Ali, C. A.
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EScience Press
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Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 2019, 7, 1, pp 19-25
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Government of Nepal (GoN) has been prioritizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy as the most important strategy after a sudden outbreak of Brown Plant Hopper (BPH) and heavy loss in rice production. GoN has been continuing IPM programs with the successful completion of different phases...

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Adhikari, S. R.; Pandit, V.; Sharma, D. R.; Subedi, R. K.
Publisher
Society for Biocontrol Advancement
Publication
Journal of Biological Control, 2019, 33, 3, pp 173-177

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