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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 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 Compatibility between entomopathogenic nematodes and phytopharmaceuticals.

This chapter discusses the factors that influence the survival of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs): internal factors such as genetics, physiology and behaviour, and external factors that are divided into abiotic and biotic factors. Abiotic factors include temperature, moisture, soil texture,...

Author(s)
Laznik, Ž.; Trdan, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematophagous fungi: ecology, diversity and geographical distribution.

This chapter focuses on the diversity, taxonomy, geographical distribution of nematophagous fungi. The factors affecting the distribution of nematode-trapping fungi, such as salinity, soil moisture and soil texture, among others, are discussed. Certain statistical tools that can be applied in the...

Author(s)
Dasgupta, M. K.; Khan, M. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
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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Cover for Erosion and sedimentation effects on soil organic carbon redistribution in a complex landscape in western Ecuador.

This study was conducted to evaluate how land-use changes affect the distribution of SOC within a complex tropical landscape through the processes of erosion and sedimentation. The objectives were: (i) to estimate the present SOC storage at a landscape scale using predictors such as slope,...

Author(s)
Corre, M. D.; Schoorl, J. M.; Koning, F. de; López-Ulloa, M.; Veldkamp, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and crop production - an introduction.

This section is a primer for those involved in promoting integrated soil fertility management but who have little basic knowledge of soils and soil fertility. The aim is to provide information on the principles that underpin the practices contained in ISFM. The paper states that soil comprises...

Author(s)
Fairhurst, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642918)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biota-mineral interactions.

This paper highlights the diversity of the dynamic role that minerals play in soil systems, using examples of specific reactions that affect mainly the feldspars and their decomposition products, and the carbonates. Emphasis is given on the interaction between feldspars and biological systems...

Author(s)
Manning, D. A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935320)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The soil and its environment.

This chapter focuses on nutrients and their cycles, fertilizers and their uses, and mulches. The following basic soil properties are also covered: horizons, texture, structure, bulk density, color, organisms (arthropods, earthworms, nematodes, bacteria, fungi, protozoa), soil chemistry (cation...

Author(s)
Durner, E. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643069)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Operation at the on-farm level.

This chapter details the procedures for operation within the tertiary unit at the on-farm level. The building blocks for formulating irrigation schedules are presented, including identification of soil types and their water-holding capacity, estimation of crop evapotranspiration rates and...

Author(s)
Burton, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935160)
Type
Book chapter

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