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Cover for Microbial remediation of contaminated soils.

Our environment is threatened by thousands of contaminants, mainly as a result of human activities and industrialization. These include both inorganic (e.g. heavy metals) and organic compounds (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and herbicides). It has been shown that...

Author(s)
Shahsavari, E.; Mansur, A. A.; Aburto-Medina, A.; Haleyur, N.; Jones, N.; Ball, A. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remediation of contaminated soil by biochar.

Biochar is a by-product obtained from biomass pyrolysis. Due to the potential role in improving soil fertility and remediation of contaminated soil, biochar has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Biochar can remediate organically contaminated soil via adsorption and biodegradation,...

Author(s)
Sima, X. F.; Jiang, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials: baseline study and trial design.

The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials (the Mandela Trials) were planned and established in 2014 with peer review from the three sites where organic comparative research has been ongoing for the past 20-30 years (Switzerland, Denmark and Pennsylvania in the ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.; Eckert, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition in blueberries.

This chapter examines some fundamental concepts of plant nutrition and describes the critical factors influencing blueberry nutrition. These factors include: (i) supply of nutrients from the soil (substrate); (ii) soil pH; (iii) role of ericoid mycorrhizae; (iv) determination of nutrient status;...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant nutrition.

This chapter focuses on pineapple nutrient management, discussing soil sampling and analysis (for minerals, chemicals, texture, pH and liming), as well as plant tissue analysis (for nutrient concentrations). The distribution of nutrients within the plant; plant macro- and micronutrients; plant...

Author(s)
Vásquez-Jiménez, J.; Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant stress physiology.

This 2nd edition provides a timely update on the recent progress in our knowledge of all aspects of plant perception, signalling and adaptation to a variety of environmental stresses. It covers in detail areas such as drought, salinity, flooding, oxidative stress, pathogens, and extremes of...

Author(s)
Shabala, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book
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Cover for Plant stress under non-optimal soil pH.

Most soils cultivated for crop production fall within the pH range of pH 6-8, where nutrient availability to the plant is typically optimal. Profoundly acid soils (pH<5.5) and alkaline soils (pH >8), however, fall outside this optimal pH range and pose challenges for the plant such as low...

Author(s)
Läuchli, A.; Grattan, S. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental limiting factors for cherry production.

This chapter focuses on the major potential limitations to optimizing cherry production as imposed by abiotic and biotic soil characteristics, such as soil organic matter, pH, salinity, soil fertility, porosity, plant parasitic nematodes, soilborne pathogens and symbionts, among others. Some...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G. H.; Neilsen, D.; Forge, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilization and mineral nutrition requirements for growing vegetables.

This chapter focuses on the preferred soils for growing vegetables, effects of acid soils on vegetable production and the importance of fertilizer application in improving the soil health status. The benefits of determining the appropriate nutrition requirements for growing vegetables are also...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against coleopteran pests.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are among one of the safer biological control agents used for the control of coleopteran insects. The efficacy of EPNs is influenced by several factors such as host-finding mechanism, adaptability to environment and the presence of host range, etc. The application...

Author(s)
Banu, J. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter

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