Trichoderma strains for control of stem canker of brassicas

From the report “Optimal Trichoderma strains for control of stem canker of brassicas: molecular basis of biocontrol properties and azole resistance“, of Adam Dawidziuk, Delfina Popiel, Joanna Kaczmarek, Judyta Strakowska, and Malgorzata Jedryczka, published in BioControl. Oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) is one of the fastest expanding crops worldwide, with the European Union currently producing…

Effects of Different Ammonium and Nitrate Ratios on Lettuce Growth

From the study Effects of Different Ammonium and Nitrate Ratios on Lettuce Growth and Accumulation of Plant Nitrogen,Phosphorus and Potassium, in China vegetables, from LEI Yu-ling,CHEN Zi-yan,SONG Shi-wei*,CHEN Ri-yuan,LIU Hou-cheng,SUN Guang-wen Under hydroponic condition, it is studied the effect of different rates of ammonium : nitrate in the nitrogen application on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)…

Diurnal effects on the efficiency of drip irrigation

From the report “Diurnal effects on the efficiency of drip irrigation“, of Warwick R. Adams and Ketema T. Zeleke, published at Irrigation Science Trickle (‘drip’) irrigation, a widely utilised irrigation method in viticulture, involves application of water at a slow rate from regularly spaced point sources (or emitters) above the soil surface. It is a…

Primera detección de Xylella fastidiosa en la Comunitat Valenciana

De los informes «Situación y Actuaciones frente a Xylella fastidiosa», y «Primera detección de Xylella fastidiosa en la C. Valenciana» del Servicio de Sanidad Vegetal D.G. Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Generalitat Valenciana, y «Alerta al camp valencià: ha arribat el ‘Xylella fastidiosa’» de Nuria Cadenes, publicado en Vilaweb La Xylella fastidiosa se considera…

Introducció bàsica al sòl

El terra, entre altres funcions serveix de suport a les arrels de les plantes i proveeix a aquestes de les substàncies precises per a la seva alimentació. La seva composició és la següent: + Partícules minerals de diferent tipus i mida. + Matèria orgànica formada per residus vegetals i animals, en major o menor mesura…

Solar-powered pumping in agriculture

From the dossier “Solar-powered pumping in agriculture: A guide to system selection and design“, of NSW Farmers Association (with the assistance of Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd. (GSES) and funding from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage), and other material.   Generating electricity on farm using solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology can be an…

Identificação e utilização de Trichoderma spp no biocontrole de Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Do artigo “IDENTIFICAÇÃO E UTILIZAÇÃO DE Trichoderma spp. ARMAZENADOS E NATIVOS NO BIOCONTROLE DE Sclerotinia sclerotiorum“, de GERARDA BEATRIZ PINTO DA SILVA, LEISE INÊS HECKLER, RICARDO FELICIANO DOS SANTOS, MIRIA ROSA DURIGON, y ELENA BLUME, publicado na Revista Caatinga. O fungo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary é um fitopatógeno habitante do solo que infecta importantes culturas agrícolas como, por exemplos,…

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can substantially reduce phosphate fertilizer application

From the report “Inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can substantially reduce phosphate fertilizer application to Allium fistulosum L. and achieve marketable yield under field condition”, of Keitaro Tawaraya, Ryouta Hirose, and Tadao Wagatsuma, published at Biology and Fertility of Soils Phosphorus (P) is one of the essential elements for plant growth and often the first limiting nutrient in…