Root Vegetable Farming Articles

  • Effect of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) with “Agragel (T-400)”Practices on Yield Attributes,Yield and Water Productivity of Rice (Oryza Sativa l.) - Case Study

    Work History: The Shyamsundar Sister Nivedita Sangha, a dedicated NGO working with various programme to eleviate the socio-economic poverty of common marginal farmers and the people of BPL level families had already started their work on system of Rice Intensification(SRI) to aware the paddy farmers about proper use of water in cultivation as well as increseing trend of productivity. The Field ...

  • How Coffee Rust Affects The Coffee Industry Worldwide

    The coffee rust epidemic has reached a lot of countries all over the world and has been a major problem and threat to coffee plantations all over the world. The rust organism mainly attacks the leaves (though in some rare instances the rust was found on fruits and young stems.). The coffee rust is usually manifested by chlorotic young lessions or pale yellow spots before the sporulation is ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • When planting trees does more harm than good

    Note to anyone who thinks planting trees is the bees’ knees: Grasslands are important, too. With forests disappearing at record rates and the carbon sequestration and other benefits of vegetation getting increasing visibility, tree-planting has become almost an iconic “environmentally friendly” activity. But in some cases it could do more harm than good, according to Iowa State ...


    By Ensia

  • Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

    City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition. This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. ...


    By Ensia

  • Aboveground to root biomass ratios in pea and vetch after treatment with organic fertilizer

    Some growth parameters of pea (cv. Pleven 4) and vetch (cv. Obrazets 666) after treatment with organic fertilizer were studied in a field trial carried out at the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria. Humustim as organic fertilizer was applied through presowing treatment of seeds, treatment during vegetation and combination between both, at different doses. Ratios of aboveground weight to ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Green Roofs are Growing

    Standards from ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability guide work on vegetative green roofs. Walking south along Michigan Ave. from the Chicago River, a first-time visitor might take in the green vistas of Millenium Park sprawling eastward toward the great lake with no hint that the park itself is a green roof. It covers ...


    By ASTM International

  • Greenstreak PEC-MAT Evalulation vs Slopetame2

    PEC-MAT Strengths It is heavy to keep it in place on a slope (essentially a “hard mulch”), and can hold seed under the fibers from loss by rain, or flowing water, Fibers are bonded together for somewhat consistant openings thru mat, Mat is flexible to sag down as soil is removed from below by water, Mat is “permanent” with good UV ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Stud case study

    A major vegetable grower in Lantokia, Fiji, using soilless culture systems began to trial Amnite A-100. His crops consisted principally of lettuce, tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers, zucchinis and melons. Before the trials they had been plagued with root diseases, mosaic virus and insect attack, control of which required constant use of pesticides and ultraviolet lighting. The first trials commenced ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Arsenic concentrations in irrigation water, soil and selected vegetables in Bangladesh

    The effect of Arsenic (As) concentration in irrigation water on As accumulation in six selected vegetables grown during the dry season (December-May) in Bangladesh has been assessed. Three field sites were selected for the assessment, which included two As affected areas (Chandpur and Narayanganj) and one unaffected area (Bogra). The As concentrations in edible parts of the selected vegetables ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ozone impacts on assimilation and allocation to reproductive sinks in the vegetatively propagated C4 weed, yellow nutsedge

    Crop production in many irrigated agricultural regions is challenged by both air pollution and weed pressure. Impacts of ozone (O3) on C4 plants have received little attention. Yet many important crops and weeds utilize the C4 pathway, including yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.). A previous study suggested that this species may respond to O3 exposure with enhanced allocation of ...

  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Redrow homes farnborough

    Tree root protection is a task faced by many developers as they seek to provide cost-effective housing whilst preserving the surrounding environment in the face of large scale developments. A perfect example is Redrow Home’s exciting new housing project, Farnborough Central located within 2.5km of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA), a site requiring adequate measures for ...

  • Nucleoplasmatic index in meristematic cells of maize (Zea mays L.) as a tool in environmental bioindication

    Test plants of maize (Zea mays L.) were exposed in pot experiments to air pollution at different locations in Slovenia for one vegetation period. Root tips were collected from the field after the period of four months. Digital image analysis was made, and a nucleoplasmatic index was calculated from the meristematic root tip cells of different test plants. Statistical evaluation of data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Responses of soil bacterial and fungal communities to reciprocal transfers of soil between adjacent coniferous forest and meadow vegetation in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon

    Abstract Little information exists on the responses of soil fungal and bacterial communities in high elevation coniferous forest/open meadow ecosystems of the northwest United States of America to treatments that impact vegetation and soil conditions. An experiment was conducted in which soil cores were reciprocally transplanted between immediately adjacent forests and meadows at two high ...


    By Springer

  • Root penetration through sealing layers at mine deposit sites

    To prevent acid mine drainage arising from oxygen and water penetration of sulphide-rich mine tailings, the tailings are covered with layers of dry sealing material. Plant roots have a great ability to penetrate dense materials, and if the roots are able to penetrate the sealing layer of a tailings deposit, its oxygen-shielding properties could be reduced. The objective of this study was to ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Elemental composition of Jamaican foods 1: A survey of five food crop categories

    The concentrations of 27 elements in Jamaican food categories consisting of fruit, legumes, leafy and root vegetables and other root crops are reported. The main analytical techniques used were neutron activation analysis and flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The results are compared, where possible, with values from Denmark, the United Kingdom, the United States and ...


    By Springer

  • Reed die-back related to increased sulfide concentration in a coastal mire in eastern Hokkaido, Japan

    A drastic decline of Phragmites australis was observed along the middle reaches of Ichibangawa River in Kiritappu Mire, eastern Hokkaido, Japan, during the last 50 years. In an area of ~30 ha, reed-sedge vegetation and alder forest have been replaced by bare soil and patches of salt marsh vegetation. A gradual increase in frequency of flooding by brackish water probably was the ultimate cause of ...


    By Springer

  • Boosting Compost Markets : Iowa Studies Ways to Control Highway Erosion

    EROSION during and after road construction creates large amounts of silt, which deteriorates water quality and causes ecological problems. Iowa agencies continue to conduct studies to verify the value of compost as an economical way to prevent runoff along the state’s 100,000 miles of roadway. Next month will begin the second half of a two-year research project that involves the Iowa Department ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Grasspave2 Limited Warranty

    Preamble: All of the materials used in making the Grasspave2 product are non-biodegradable plastics. As such they can be described as having an "indefinite lifespan". From a practical standpoint, we know that plastic pipe materials have been used in the ground for at least 45 years, and are still functioning. Our plastic materials will not directly harm or help the ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Effect of Simulated Roots on the Permeability of Silty Soil

    A preliminary laboratory testing program was conducted to investigate the potential effect of vegetation on the hydraulic conductivity of soils used to construct levee structures. The testing program was conducted using a silty sand soil with a simulated root system. Testing apparatus included rigid-wall-double-ring permeameters and flexible-wall permeameters. The simulated roots were made using ...


    By ASTM International

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