Cactusnet: Promoting the social and ecological benefits of cactus production: Encouraging Cactus Pear production in South Africa
Increasing demands on already scarce water resources in South Africa require alternative sources of animal feed – specifically crops that are more efficient users of water. One alternative with the potential for widespread production is spineless Cactus Pear. This plant is now being promoted across South Africa as a versatile crop with multiple applications.
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Title: Cactus ecosystem goods and services Author: Louhaichi, Mounir; 0000-0002-4543-7631; 0000-0001-5086-354X; ORCID; ORCIDDate: 2017-03-30Type: Book ChapterStatus: Open accessThe Cactaceae family includes about 1 600 species native to America but disseminated worldwide. Opuntia is the most widely known genus in this family and O.ficus-indica (L.) Mill. is cultivated in more than 20 countries ...
Title: Screening for cold tolerant cactus species (Opuntia ficus indica) under West Asia conditions Author: Louhaichi, Mounir; 0000-0002-4543-7631; 0000-0002-5057-8957; ORCID; ORCIDDate: 2018-06-02Type: ReportStatus: Limited accessCactus pear has developed phenological, physiological, and structural adaptations to the arid areas characterized by drought, erratic rainfall and poor soils. It has gained an important place in the agricultural systems ...
Title: Cactus field day in Bhopal-India Author: Hassan, Sawsan; 0000-0002-5057-8957; 0000-0002-9074-4876; 0000-0002-4543-7631; ORCID; ORCID; ORCIDDate: 2018-06-06Type: OtherStatus: Open accessThe farmer’s day at Bhopal, India was organized on Saturday, 23 November, 2017. Attending the farmers’ day were Drs. Ashutosh Sarker and Sawsan Hassan and 31 farmers. Dr. Sarker highlighted the importance of cactus as green ...