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  1. Research

    Mixed rhizobia and Herbaspirillum seropedicae inoculations with humic acid-like substances improve water-stress recovery in common beans

    Common beans are a staple food in many developing countries. However, changes in global precipitation patterns, particularly short droughts during the rainy season, have affected crop production because nodula...

    António da Piedade Melo, Fábio Lopes Olivares, Leonardo Oliveira Médici, Alena Torres-Neto, Leonardo Barros Dobbss and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:6

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  2. Review

    The role of biostimulants and bioeffectors as alleviators of abiotic stress in crop plants

    The use of bioeffectors, formally known as plant biostimulants, has become common practice in agriculture and provides a number of benefits in stimulating growth and protecting against stress. A biostimulant i...

    Michael James Van Oosten, Olimpia Pepe, Stefania De Pascale, Silvia Silletti and Albino Maggio

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:5

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  3. Research

    Potential of three microbial bio-effectors to promote maize growth and nutrient acquisition from alternative phosphorous fertilizers in contrasting soils

    Agricultural production is challenged by the limitation of non-renewable resources. Alternative fertilizers are promoted but they often have a lower availability of key macronutrients, especially phosphorus (P...

    Cécile Thonar, Jonas Duus Stevens Lekfeldt, Vincenza Cozzolino, Dominika Kundel, Martin Kulhánek, Carla Mosimann, Günter Neumann, Alessandro Piccolo, Martin Rex, Sarah Symanczik, Florian Walder, Markus Weinmann, Andreas de Neergaard and Paul Mäder

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:7

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  4. Research

    An antioxidant activity of the whole body of Holothuria scabra

    Holothuria scabra is the potential source of terpene with high antioxidant capacity and one of the most valuable species in the trade.

    Saksit Nobsathian, Patoomratana Tuchinda, Prasert Sobhon, Yotsawan Tinikul, Jaruwan Poljaroen, Ruchanok Tinikul, Morakot Sroyraya, Tanes Poomton and Supakant Chaichotranunt

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:4

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  5. Review

    HRMAS NMR spectroscopy applications in agriculture

    The relatively recent and advanced high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) NMR technique enables the direct application of NMR spectroscopy to semi-solid and gel-like samples. It combines the advantages o...

    Pierluigi Mazzei and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:11

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  6. Review

    Multiple benefits of legumes for agriculture sustainability: an overview

    Food security, lowering the risk of climate change and meeting the increasing demand for energy will increasingly be critical challenges in the years to come. Producing sustainably is therefore becoming centra...

    Fabio Stagnari, Albino Maggio, Angelica Galieni and Michele Pisante

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:2

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  7. Research

    Use of potato as carbohydrate source in poultry ration

    Potato is an extensively cultivated annual crop in Bangladesh. In some years, when the production of potato is surplus, tons of potatoes are damped due to insufficient storage facilities. This study aims at th...

    Fowzia Sultana, Hafiza Khatun and Mohammad Amdad Ali

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:30

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  8. Research

    Intercropping of lettuce and onion controls caterpillar thread, Agrotis ípsilon major insect pest of lettuce

    The thread caterpillar Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is an insect pest that attacks the lettuce, Lactuca sativa and this is a serious problem faced by farmers in Niassa province due to the ...

    Fraide Sulvai, Beni Jequicene Mussengue Chaúque and Domingos Lusitâneo Pier Macuvele

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:28

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research

    An effective bioremediation approach for enhanced microbial degradation of the veterinary antibiotic sulfamethazine in an agricultural soil

    The veterinary antibiotic Sulfamethazine (SMZ) contaminates soils via manure applications. Like other soil contaminants (herbicides, fungicides, and nematicides), it has to be degraded. The main challenge is t...

    Natalie Hirth, Edward Topp, Ulrike Dörfler, Erhard Stupperich, Jean Charles Munch and Reiner Schroll

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:29

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  10. Research

    Evolution of forest soil properties after liming with a by-product derived from a sugar beet mill

    Deciduous oak coppices (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) of the “Sierra de Gata” mountains (central western Spain) are located on acid rocks and subjected to annual rainfall higher than 700 mm year−1. Accordingly, the s...

    Isabel M. González, Juan F. Gallardo, José A. Egido and José J. Obrador

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:26

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  11. Research

    Extraction and determination of total polyphenols and antioxidant capacity of red coffee (Coffea arabica L.) pulp of wet processing plants

    Coffee waste disposal from wet processing units is increasing with an increase in coffee consumption throughout the world. This not only has a limitation in terms of environmental pollution, but also high wast...

    Melkayo Geremu, Yetenayet Bekele Tola and Abrar Sualeh

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:25

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  12. Research

    Effect of bioeffectors and recycled P-fertiliser products on the growth of spring wheat

    The recycling of waste products into P fertilisers in agriculture is advisable from the perspective of sustainability. Bioeffectors (BEs), which have the ability to increase the plant uptake of P from recycled...

    Jonas Duus Stevens Lekfeldt, Martin Rex, Filip Mercl, Martin Kulhánek, Pavel Tlustoš, Jakob Magid and Andreas de Neergaard

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:22

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  13. Research

    Molecular changes of ferric oxide bound soil humus during the decomposition of maize straw

    The mechanism of organic carbon sequestration in different genesis of paddy soils has not been well understood. A 6-month incubation experiment, adding maize straw, was performed in three different genesis of ...

    Xiangyun Song, Lianqing Li, Xuhui Zhang, Jufeng Zheng, Jinwei Zheng, Qaiser Hussain and Genxing Pan

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:27

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  14. Research

    The effect of Penicillium bilaii on wheat growth and phosphorus uptake as affected by soil pH, soil P and application of sewage sludge

    Penicillium bilaii may enhance P availability to plants, since it has been shown to increase plant growth and P uptake. There is currently increasing interest in using microorganisms t...

    S. Sánchez-Esteva, B. Gómez-Muñoz, L. S. Jensen, A. de Neergaard and J. Magid

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:21

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  15. Research

    Effect of low-rank coal inoculated with coal solubilizing bacteria on edaphic materials used in post-coal-mining land reclamation: a greenhouse trial

    This study assessed, under greenhouse conditions, the use of low-rank coal (LRC) generated in the “El Cerrejón” (La Guajira Colombia) mine as a source of humified organic matter, which is released by the activ...

    Nelson Valero, Luz Marina Melgarejo and Ramiro Ramírez

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:20

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  16. Research

    Micronutrients (Zn/Mn), seaweed extracts, and plant growth-promoting bacteria as cold-stress protectants in maize

    Low soil temperature in spring is a major constraint for cultivation of tropical crops in temperate climates, associated with impaired seedling development, inhibition of root growth and root activity. In this...

    Klara Bradáčová, Nino F. Weber, Narges Morad-Talab, Mahmood Asim, Muhammad Imran, Markus Weinmann and Guenter Neumann

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:19

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  17. Review

    Incorporation of humic-derived active molecules into compound NPK granulated fertilizers: main technical difficulties and potential solutions

    Numerous studies carried out both in open field and laboratory scale have provided experimental evidence for a beneficial action of humic substances (HS) on plant growth and mineral nutrition. In fact, many pr...

    J. Erro, O. Urrutia, R. Baigorri, M. Fuentes, A. M. Zamarreño and J. M. Garcia-Mina

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:18

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  18. Research

    Effect of different fertilization managements on nitrate accumulation in a Mollisol of Northeast China

    In a continuous spring maize system in Northeast China, the accumulation and succession characteristics of nitrate in Mollisol with four fertilization treatments, including no fertilization (CK), farmers’ conv...

    Li Yan, Jinjing Zhang, Zhidan Zhang, Ahmed Mohamed Abdelrahman and Qiang Gao

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:16

    Published on: 27 May 2016

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