Root Vegetable Farming Articles

  • Estimating evapotranspiration using the complementary relationship and the Budyko framework

    Several models have been developed to estimate evapotranspiration. Among those, the complementary relationship has been the subject of many recent studies because it relies on meteorological data only. Recently, the modified Granger and Gray (GG) model showed its applicability across 34 diverse global sites. While the modified GG model showed better performances compared to the recently ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Differential intra-specific stemflow funnelling efficiencies of Caragana korshinskii within arid desert ecosystems

    Stemflow is known as a highly localized point input of rainwater and solutes around tree/shrub bases where roots are concentrated, thus having considerable effects on hydrology and biogeochemistry of vegetated ecosystems. Stemflow shows a pronounced inter-specific variation due to morphological differences among species, while the intra-specific variation of stemflow has been poorly explored. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Consider Cable Concrete Erosion Control Solutions for Natural and Manmade Causes of Ground Erosion

    The weather is a powerful force that’s capable of leaving all types and levels of destruction in its wake. Shifting soil is one of the most common results of wet or windy weather, and it’s a natural event needed to maintain the environment. Something to note, however, is that although soil erosion is a naturally occurring process, there are times when erosion situations are influenced ...

  • 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

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • 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

  • 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

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