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1. Short-term effects of changing soil management practices on soil quality indicators and crop yields in greenhouses.

The short-term responses of soil quality indicators are important for assessing the effects of new management practices and addressing threats to crop yields in greenhouses. The aim of this study was to assess, during three consecutive cropping seasons, the effect of a sustainable management...

Author(s) : Salinas, J.; Meca, D.; Moral, F. del

Publisher : MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Agronomy 2020 Vol.10 No.4 ref.101

2. Effect of crop rotation, fertilisation and tillage on main soil properties and its water extractable organic matter.

The excessive use of fertilisers and frequent and deep tillage are not considered good agricultural practices because they increase production costs and reduce soil fertility. Water extractable organic matter (WEOM) is the fraction of soil organic matter responsible for nutrient transport and...

Author(s) : Mastro, F. de; Brunetti, G.; Traversa, A.; Cocozza, C.

Publisher : CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia

Journal article : Soil Research 2019 Vol.57 No.4 pp.365-373 ref.many

3. Effects of earthworm casts on water and salt movement in typical Loess Plateau soils under brackish water irrigation.

Soil salinization severely degrades agricultural land and significantly impacts agricultural productivity. Earthworm casts, as a pollution-free improver, can effectively enhance the structure and properties of soil; however, their effects on water and salt movement in soil, under brackish water...

Author(s) : Li YanPei; Wang Jiao; Shao Ming'an

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Water Management 2021 Vol.252

4. Biochar - a panacea for agriculture or just carbon?

The sustainable production of food faces formidable challenges. Foremost is the availability of arable soils, which have been ravaged by the overuse of fertilizers and detrimental soil management techniques. The maintenance of soil quality and reclamation of marginal soils are urgent priorities....

Author(s) : Tenic, E.; Ghogare, R.; Amit Dhingra

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Horticulturae 2020 Vol.6 No.3 ref.many

5. Management of soil problems.

Soils are neither good nor bad, but some have inherent or acquired characteristics that may or may not suit our intended use. Unsuitable characteristics are considered to be soil problems, soil constraints or soil limitations. Only twelve percent of global land is right for agricultural production...

Author(s) : Osman, K. T.

Publisher : Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland

Book : Management of soil problems 2018 pp.xx + 474 pp. ref.many

6. Evaluation and analysis on effectiveness of high standard basic farmland fertility construction in Jiaxing city.

According to the standard of Technical Specifications and Classification of Standard Farmland Fertility Survey in Zhejiang province, evaluation and classification of the standard farmland quality as well as the promotion project of standard farmland quality were carried out based on exploring soil...

Author(s) : Huang JinFa; Ni XiongWei; Shi YanPing

Publisher : Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China

Journal article : Acta Agriculturae Zhejiangensis 2013 Vol.25 No.3 pp.582-586 ref.6

7. Reducing environmental risk by improving crop management practices at high crop yield levels.

'High input, high output' intensive agriculture in China has contributed greatly to food security, but caused heavy agricultural nitrogen (N) losses. Modern Agriculture faces the dual challenges of increasing food supply and protecting the environment for sustainable agriculture. In order to reduce ...

Author(s) : Chen Liang; Xie Hao; Wang GuiLiang; Yuan LiMin; Qian XiaoQin; Wang WeiLu; Xu YunJi; Zhang WeiYang; Zhang Hao; Liu LiJun; Wang ZhiQin; Gu JunFei; Yang JianChang

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2021 Vol.265

8. Interactive effects of conservation tillage, residue management, and nitrogen fertilizer application on soil properties under maize-cotton rotation system on highly weathered soils of West Africa.

Loss of topsoil, enriched with nutrients, reduces soil fertility, and is one of the major impediments to sustainable crop production in West Africa. Appropriate management practices can lead to a stable restoration of land's capacity to provide adequate ecosystem services. Thus, our study aimed to...

Author(s) : Nafi, E.; Webber, H.; Danso, I.; Naab, J. B.; Frei, M.; Gaiser, T.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2020 Vol.196 pp.104473 ref.77

9. Physico-chemical soil attributes under conservation agriculture and integrated soil fertility management.

Conservation Agriculture (CA) and Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) have been promoted in Sub Saharan Africa as a means to improve soil quality. A four season research (March, 2017 to March, 2019) was conducted to evaluate CA-based treatment, no tillage with residue retention (NTR),...

Author(s) : Mutuku, E. A.; Vanlauwe, B.; Roobroeck, D.; Boeckx, P.; Cornelis, W. M.

Publisher : Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Journal article : Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 2021 Vol.120 No.2 pp.145-160 ref.48

10. The rise of artificial soil carbon inputs: reviewing microplastic pollution effects in the soil environment.

The surge in the use of plastic materials, its poor handling and disposal have led to an increase in microplastic pollution in terrestrial environments. Microplastic pollution in soils is of concern due to potential influences on soil properties which play a critical role in plant growth and soil...

Author(s) : Mbachu, O.; Jenkins, G.; Kaparaju, P.; Pratt, C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.780

11. Palpebral hidrocystoma.

Author(s) : Agharbi, F. Z.

Publisher : African Field Epidemiology Network, Kampala, Uganda

Journal article : Pan African Medical Journal 2019 Vol.33

12. Preferential flow pathways in paddy rice soils as hot spots for nutrient cycling.

Crop rotations with maize and flooded rice lead to temporally aerobic soil conditions. This promotes the development of desiccation cracks in the soil, which can act as preferential flow pathways for water and solutes. We hypothesized that these cracks are enriched with organic carbon (C), plant...

Author(s) : Fuhrmann, I.; Maarastawi, S.; Neumann, J.; Amelung, W.; Frindte, K.; Knief, C.; Lehndorff, E.; Wassmann, R.; Siemens, J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Geoderma 2019 Vol.337 pp.594-606 ref.75

13. The effect of moisture on soil microbial properties and nitrogen cyclers in Mediterranean sweet orange orchards under organic and inorganic fertilization.

Water shortage and soil degradation are common environmental stressors encountered in the Mediterranean area. We evaluated how different soil moisture levels, dependent on distance from drip irrigation points, impact on the biological, chemical and physical properties of citrus soil under organic...

Author(s) : Morugán-Coronado, A.; García-Orenes, F.; McMillan, M.; Pereg, L.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2019 Vol.655 pp.158-167 ref.82

14. Effects of biochar application on the abundance and community composition of denitrifying bacteria in a reclaimed soil from coal mining subsidence area.

As a new soil amendment, biochar has become an environmentally friendly material. The application of biochar is one of the most promising management practice to improve soil quality. Using a reclaimed soil from a coal mine subsidence area, the plat soil cultivation experiment in this study...

Author(s) : Liu Yuan; Zhu JiRong; Ye ChengYu; Zhu PengFei; Ba QingSong; Pang JiaYin; Shu LiangZuo

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2018 Vol.625 pp.1218-1224

15. Expatiating the impact of anthropogenic aspects and climatic factors on long-term soil monitoring and management.

This article is an extensive collection of scientific literature related to the impact of fertilizers on soil microbial and enzymatic activity. Due to the significance of technology in quantitative and qualitative evaluation of agricultural production, this is a basic problem for the present and...

Author(s) : Bungau, S.; Behl, T.; Aleya, L.; Bourgeade, P.; Aloui-Sossé, B.; Purza, A. L.; Abid, A.; Samuel, A. D.

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2021 Vol.28 No.24 pp.30528-30550 ref.many

16. Ecological efficiency of the implementation technology of the mini-till and no-till soil tillage in the Republic of Moldova.

Agriculture currently practiced in the country faces a number of major problems that seriously affect rural development. The classic system of soil works has led to a gradual increase in production, but it has also resulted in the phenomena of degradation of the features, the decrease of the...

Author(s) : Cojocaru, O.; Cerbari, V.

Publisher : Bioflux, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Journal article : ProEnvironment 2019 Vol.12 No.38 pp.89-94 ref.20

17. Occurrence and distribution of antibiotics and corresponding antibiotic resistance genes in different soil types irrigated with treated wastewater.

Diminishing freshwater (FW) supplies necessitate the reuse of treated wastewater (TWW) for various purposes, like irrigation of agricultural lands. However, there is a growing concern that irrigation with TWW may transfer antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) to the soil and crops. We hypothesized...

Author(s) : Seyoum, M. M.; Obayomi, O.; Bernstein, N.; Williams, C. F.; Gillor, O.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.782

18. Effects of one\|time biochar input on soil properties and corn yield in irrigation sandy soil.

In this paper, the effect of biochar on irrigation sandy soil properties and corn yield was analyzed throughout the years of 2015 to 2018. The effects of different applications of biochar (0, 22.5, 67.5, 112.5, 225.0 t.hm-2) on soil properties and corn yield were studied. The results showed that...

Author(s) : Zhang YunShu; Tang GuangMu; Long XiaoShuang; Ge ChunHui; Xu WanLi

Publisher : Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Journal article : Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas 2021 Vol.39 No.4 pp.137-141 ref.31

19. Bacterial mobility facilitated by soil depth and intact structure.

Pathogenic bacteria, widely present in septic tanks, sewage sludges, and wastewater, can move through the subsurface environment to pollute drinking water. Bacterial transport behaviors vary with soil properties and are subject to soil pore networking. In this study, we investigated the transport...

Author(s) : Chen Jing; Yang LiQiong; Chen Xijuan; Ripp, S.; Radosevich, M.; Zhuang, J.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2021 Vol.209

20. Supplementing nitrogen in combination with rhizobium inoculation and soil mulch in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) production system: Part I. Effects on productivity, soil moisture, and nutrient dynamics.

Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) are the world's fourth-most important source of edible oil and the third-most valuable source of high-quality vegetable protein; they also contain carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals essential for good human nutrition. Peanuts area particularly valuable...

Author(s) : Mousumi Mondal; Skalicky, M.; Sourav Garai; Akbar Hossain; Sukamal Sarkar; Hirak Banerjee; Rajib Kundu; Brestic, M.; Barutcular, C.; Erman, M.; El-Sabagh, A.; Laing, A. M.

Publisher : MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Agronomy 2020 Vol.10 No.10 ref.73

21. Food security impacts of the "4 per Thousand" initiative.

The "4 per Thousand" (4p1000) initiative of the COP21 in Paris, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Agenda 2030 of the U.N. were both launched in 2015. The SDG #2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG #13 (Climate Action) of the Agenda 2030 are also in accord with the principal objectives of the...

Author(s) : Rattan Lal

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Geoderma 2020 Vol.374

22. Effect of organic soil amendments on soil quality in oil palm production.

Soil quality (SQ) evaluation is an essential tool for the enhancement of agricultural soil management and use. An array of soil attributes, termed soil quality indicators, are used in soil quality estimation due to their sensitivity to disturbance from management practices. Therefore, the objective ...

Author(s) : Boafo, D. K.; Kraisornpornson, B.; Panphon, S.; Owusu, B. E.; Amaniampong, P. N.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2020 Vol.147 pp.103358 ref.61

23. A critical review on performance indicators for evaluating soil biota and soil health of biochar-amended soils.

Amendment of soil with biochar has been widely investigated for soil quality improvement in terms of biotic and abiotic functionalities. The performance of biochar-based amendment varies according to the site characteristics, biochar properties, and soil management targets. There is no existing...

Author(s) : He MingJing; Xiong XinNi; Wang Lei; Hou DeYi; Bolan, N. S.; Ok YongSik; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D. C. W.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Hazardous Materials 2021 Vol.414

24. THE DARK SIDE OF BLACK GOLD: ecotoxicological aspects of biochar and biochar-amended soils.

Biochar, a product of biomass pyrolysis, is characterized by significant surface area, porosity, high water holding capacity, and environmental persistence. It is perceived as a material that can counteract climate change due to its high carbon stability and is also considered suitable for soil...

Author(s) : Godlewska, P.; Ok YongSik; Oleszczuk, P.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Hazardous Materials 2021 Vol.403

25. Biomanure for agricultural waste by improving bio-release in soil porosity and organic carbons and nutrients.

The chilli wastes were considered separately using four bacteria for enhancement, including Fischerella muscicola, Anabaena variabilis, Aulosira fertilissima, and Tolypothrix tenuis, and combined mixture. Inoculated F. muscicola chilli wastes had highest NPK concentration of 0.4 percent (w/w), 0.18 ...

Author(s) : Wanjari, A. K.; Kumar, K. S.; Saranya, N.; Pai, K. B.; Katta, S. K.; Bassa Satyannarayana

Publisher : International Journal of Aquatic Science, Urmia, Iran

Journal article : International Journal of Aquatic Science 2021 Vol.12 No.2 pp.2007-2011 ref.9