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Cover for Soil fertility changes and crop yields from the first 4 years of the Mandela trials.

Long-term farming systems trials (the Mandela Trials) showed that organic farming systems initially had lower yields than conventional systems in the first 2 years (20% and 31% lower, respectively). In the third (drier) year, the yield gap was closed once soils had improved biologically and...

Author(s)
Swanepoel, M.; Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mechanisms of growth promotion by members of the rhizosphere fungal genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i>.

This chapter describes the ability of Trichoderma spp. to induce plant growth by direct and indirect mechanisms. Direct mechanisms include the facilitation or increment of nutrients uptake such as phosphate solubilization, iron sequestration and production of secondary metabolites, including...

Author(s)
Mendoza-Mendoza, A.; Nogueira-López, G.; Arizmendi, F. P.; Cripps-Guazzone, N.; Nieto-Jacobo, M. F.; Lawry, R.; Kandula, D.; Salazar-Badillo, F. B.; Salas-Muñoz, S.; Mauricio-Castillo, J. A.; Hill, R.; Stewart, A.; Steyaert, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Influence of arsenic and phosphate on the growth and metabolism of cultivated plants.

In growing cereal and legume seedlings arsenate is more toxic for root growth than shoot growth. Arsenate treatment affects the activity of antioxidant scavenging enzymes, level of oxidative stress markers, sugar and starch contents as well as carbohydrate metabolizing enzyme activities causing...

Author(s)
Biswas, A. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643731)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production efficiency of monogastric animals.

This chapter presents ways to improve the production efficiency and reduce the excretion of primarily nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), but also other undesired substances such as heavy metals in monogastric animals and emissions of ammonia and methane. The two main areas addressed are the amount of ...

Author(s)
Poulsen, H. D.; Blaabjerg, K.; Nørgaard, J. V.; Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aquatic resources and environmental variability in Bac Lieu Province (southern Vietnam).

The dynamics of aquatic resources in the canals of Bac Lieu Province, in southern Vietnam, are detailed and synthesized in this study. Nekton and eight environmental parameters were monitored in this province between 2004 and 2006, at 14 sites sampled three times a year. The study area, located...

Author(s)
Baran, E.; Chheng, P.; Warry, F.; Toan, V. T.; Hung, H. P.; Hoanh, C. T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Multiple regression and non-linear regression analysis.

This chapter introduces the regression techniques for dealing with multiple variables. The multiple linear regression model is described and the testing of the significance, goodness-of-fit and assumptions of multiple linear regression are discussed. The regression analysis of non-linearly related...

Author(s)
Ireland, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935375)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plant membrane and vacuolar transporters.

This book contains 14 chapters that evaluate the current knowledge, state of art and future prospects of plant membrane and vacuolar transporters in relation to plant productivity and quality improvement. The role of transporters, the mechanisms of uptake, accumulation or transport of potassium,...

Author(s)
Jaiwal, P. K.; Singh, R. P.; Dhankher, O. P.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934026)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phosphate uptake and transport to plant cells.

Phosphorus is one of the 17 plant essential elements. Phosphate (Pi), the available form of phosphorus for plants and other living organisms, however, exists only at a very low concentration in soil. As plants are usually exposed to the Pi limiting condition, we have to add sufficient amounts of Pi ...

Author(s)
Sano, T.; Nagata, T.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Home parenteral nutrition in children.

Discussions on the different aspects of the administration of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in children are presented, including its indications and contraindications, the different equipment and infusions used, and organization and monitoring of an HPN programme. Also, the nutritional...

Author(s)
Lyszkowska, M.; Moreno Villares, J.; Colomb, V.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931568)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microbial turnover of organic phosphorus in aquatic systems.

This paper discusses bacterial utilization of dissolved organic phosphorus and ecosystem regulation of nutrient availability in phosphorus-limited communities in aquatic environments. Emphasis is given on the importance of bacteria utilizing organic phosphate as a source of carbon as well as of...

Author(s)
Heath, R. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998220)
Type
Book chapter

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