Agricultura

Agricultura

Ecosystem Benefits Provision of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Chinese Sponge Cities
- The Sponge City Development (SCD) concept was initiated in 2012 to address severe urban flooding and water quality challenges in China. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) such as rain gardens...
The risks of sulfur addition on cadmium accumulation in paddy rice under different water-management conditions
01/08/2022 - Recently, the application of sulfur (S) has been recommended to control the accumulation of cadmium (Cd) in rice in contaminated paddy soil. However, the effects of exogenous S on Cd transfer in...
Vinegar residue biochar: A possible conditioner for the safe remediation of alkaline Pb-contaminated soil
- A better understanding how to modulate alkaline soil-plant systems with lead (Pb) toxicity with by vinegar residue biochar is important for the remediation of Pb-contaminated soil. Leaching column...
Controlled nitrogen transformation in chemo-amended urea improves nitrogen use efficiency and productivity of wheat grown on alkaline calcareous soil
06/01/2022 - Low wheat production is linked to soil degradation, low organic matter, temperature variation, and nutrient depletion in soils of semiarid regions. Nitrogen is mostly applied as urea to meet crop...
Targeted proteomics for the analysis of cultural heritage: application of broadband collision-induced dissociation mass spectrometry
- A broadband collision-induced dissociation (bbCID) fragmentation mode was proposed for liquid chromatography–mass spectrometric targeted analysis of tryptic peptides obtained from proteins in...
Size-resolved splashed cooking oil droplets from 1 to 1000 ?m on surfaces: The impact of residential range hoods
- Cooking-emitted pollution is a major health concern in residential buildings. Compared to actively sampled cooking-emitted airborne pollutants with a focus on the intake portion through the...
Economic Analysis and Development of the Nile Tilapia Cultivated in the Nursery Using Reject Brine as Water Support
- Reverse osmosis desalination is a solution for water supply in rural communities in the semi-arid region. However, the disposal of waste generated in the process has been a challenge. Thus, a study...
1D sub 10 nm nanofabrication of ultrahydrophobic Ag@TiO2 nanowires and their photocatalytic, UV shielding and antibacterial properties
- Here we report the synthesis of 1D TiO2 sub 10 nm nanowires through one pot hydrothermal method in an alkaline NaOH medium at 95 °C for 36 h. Further, these TiO2 nanowires were embellished...
Assessment of Antifungal Efficacy and Release Behavior of Fungicide-Loaded Chitosan-Carrageenan Nanoparticles against Phytopathogenic Fungi
23/12/2021 - Biopolymeric Chitosan-Carrageenan nanocomposites 66.6–231.82 nm in size containing the chemical fungicide mancozeb (nano CSCRG-M) were synthesized following a green chemistry approach....
One pot preparation of tin sulfide decorated graphene nanocomposite for high performance supercapacitor applications
- Herein, we have synthesized tin sulfide nanoparticles homogenously dispersed onto graphene sheets by simple hydrothermal method. The crystal structure and morphological of the prepared materials...
Effect of Residual Pesticides in Recycled Nursery Runoff on Growth and Physiology of Six Ornamental Shrubs
- Nursery runoff may contain pesticide residues, which, if released off-site, could impair surrounding ecosystems. As a solution, nursery growers can retain runoff water on-site and recycle retained...
Recoverable resources from pot ale & spent wash from Scotch Whisky production
01/04/2022 - Scotch Whisky is an important global commodity which generates extensive co-product known as pot ale or spent wash (> 10 L co-product per L whisky). Whilst this is often used as fertiliser or...
Influence of the nitrogen pots from graphitic carbon nitride with the presence of wrinkled silica-titania for photodegradation enhancement of 2-chlorophenol
- An interlayer structure hybrid wrinkled silica titania (WST) loaded on graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) was successfully constructed using facile microwave-assisted solid-state technique. The...
Effect of Various Rates of P from Alternative and Traditional Sources on Butterhead Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) Grown on Peat Substrate
16/12/2021 - Previous research indicated the potential use of struvite (STR) as an alternative source of phosphorus (P) in crop production. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of STR and...
A Proposal to Improve the Effectiveness of the Deflection Control Method Provided by Eurocodes for Concrete, Timber, and Composite Slabs
11/12/2021 - Limited deflection of structural members represents an important requirement to guarantee proper functionality and appearance of building and infrastructures. According to Eurocodes, this requirement...
Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in roots on antioxidant enzyme activity in leaves of Robinia pseudoacacia L. seedlings under elevated CO2 and Cd exposure
- Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are easily influenced by increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration and heavy metals including cadmium (Cd), which can regulate antioxidant enzyme in host plants....
Montmorillonite clay-based sorbents decrease the bioavailability of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from soil and their translocation to plants
- Consumption of food and water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) presents a significant risk for human exposure. There is limited data on high affinity sorbents that can be...
The Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Enhancing Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Yield and Quality
09/12/2021 - Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have been applied widely in agriculture, and many studies were conducted to evaluate the effect of ZnO NPs on plant growth. So far, few studies have been...
Biochar Enhanced Growth and Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Wild Soybean (Glycine max subsp. soja Siebold & Zucc.) in a Coastal Soil of China
09/12/2021 - The high salinity and nutrient deficiency in degraded coastal soil restricts crop growth and grain production. The development of effective and novel technology for coastal soil remediation is of...
Responses of bacterial taxonomic attributes to mercury species in rhizosphere paddy soil under natural sulphur-rich biochar amendment
- Biochar and sulphur (S) are important factors regulating the level, speciation and transformation of mercury (Hg), leading to alterations in the assemblage of the soil microbial community....