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Beverage crops

Covering all aspects of the breeding, genetics, cultivation, plant protection, physiology, environment and postharvest technology of beverage crops, including tea, coffee, cocoa, hops and yerba mate.

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Aluminium (Al) is highly toxic to plant growth, with soluble concentrations being elevated in the ~40% of arable soils worldwide that are acidic. Determining the distribution of Al in plant tissues is important for understanding the mechanisms by which it is toxic and how some plants tolerate high...

Ent, A. van der; Kopittke, P. M.; Paterson, D. J.; Casey, L. W.; Nkrumah, P. N.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Metallomics, 2020, 12, 7, pp 1062-1069
CAB ReviewFull Text

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....

August 2020
monitoring; sensors; remote sensing; satellite imagery; coffee; image processing; processing; satellites
Rocha Miranda, J. da; Carvalho Alves, M. de
MiscellaneousFull Text

398-L2 LowRes A Portuguese field guide (104 pages) that provides a details of coffee banana cropping methods focusing on good agricultural practices that promote integrated soil fertility management.

CAB International
Coffee-banana system - black and white-cropping guide - Portuguese, 2019, pp 104 pp.
News Article

A new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals for the first time, the degree of coupling between the potential...

September 2017
Jen Cunniff
AbstractFull Text

Background and Aims: Coffee is generating important incomes in the world, and particularly in Chiapas, Mexico. However, its production could be increased using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), without the need to substitute one type of coffee for another, as occurs in Mexico. This study...

Bertolini, V.; Montaño, N. M.; Salazar-Ortuño, B. L.; Chimal-Sánchez, E.; Varela, L.
Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
Acta Botanica Mexicana, 2020, 127,

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