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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research

    A slow release nitrogen fertiliser produced by simultaneous granulation and superheated steam drying of urea with brown coal

    The inefficient use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser as a consequence of N losses from soil is a pressing issue in broad-acre agricultural systems. The research reported here tested the hypothesis that granulation o...

    Michael T. Rose, Emily L. Perkins, Biplob K. Saha, Evone C. W. Tang, Timothy R. Cavagnaro, W. Roy Jackson, Karen P. Hapgood, Andrew F. A. Hoadley and Antonio F. Patti

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:10

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  6. Research

    Improving fertilizer-depot exploitation and maize growth by inoculation with plant growth-promoting bacteria: from lab to field

    Among other responses, plants tend to increase root growth to scavenge nutrients from more soil when soil nutrient concentrations are low. Placement of fertilizers near seeds or roots facilitates nutrient acqu...

    Peteh M. Nkebiwe, Markus Weinmann and Torsten Müller

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:15

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  7. Research

    Physicochemical analyses of plant biostimulant formulations and characterisation of commercial products by instrumental techniques

    The objective of this study was to develop instrumental protocols for evaluating physicochemical characteristics of plant biostimulant/biofertiliser formulations. Six formulations (Rygex, Algavyt, Ryzoset, Man...

    H. S. S. Sharma, C. Selby, E. Carmichael, C. McRoberts, J. R. Rao, P. Ambrosino, M. Chiurazzi, M. Pucci and T. Martin

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:13

    Published on: 28 April 2016

  8. Research

    Phytochemical profiling of tomato roots following treatments with different microbial inoculants as revealed by IT-TOF mass spectrometry

    In light of the growing interest for eco-compatible fertilization, tomato plant roots were treated with four different strains of microorganisms (B1–B4) capable of positively affecting plant growth. The methan...

    A. Nebbioso, A. De Martino, N. Eltlbany, K. Smalla and A. Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:12

    Published on: 25 April 2016

  9. Research

    Bio-refining of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne): evaluation of aqueous extracts for plant defence elicitor activity using French bean cell suspension cultures

    There is growing interest in the bio-refining of foliage grasses to yield a range of industrial raw products. The aim of this research was to evaluate if aqueous extracts from grasses have the potential to act...

    Christopher Selby, Eugene Carmichael and H. S. Shekhar Sharma

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:11

    Published on: 22 April 2016

  10. Review

    Bioinformatics for agriculture in the Next-Generation sequencing era

    The key role of bioinformatics is acquiring striking importance in the era of outstanding advances in omics technologies for its fundamental support in describing the multifaceted aspects of biological functio...

    Alfonso Esposito, Chiara Colantuono, Valentino Ruggieri and Maria Luisa Chiusano

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:9

    Published on: 2 April 2016

  11. Research

    Direct identification of Monilinia brown rot fungi on infected fruits by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry

    Brown rot of stone and pome fruit is a serious fungal disease that is mainly caused by four species in the genus Monilinia. Of these four species, Monilinia fructicola is the most deva...

    Florian Matthias Freimoser, Maja Hilber-Bodmer, René Brunisholz and David Drissner

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:7

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  12. Research

    Sorption behavior of the oxytetracycline antibiotic to two Brazilian soils

    This study comprises the assessment of sorption of the agricultural antibiotic oxytetracycline to Brazilian soils, to prove the sorption to soil and the influence of the organic matter on the sorption capabili...

    Sílvio Vaz

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:6

    Published on: 15 March 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:14

  13. Research

    The DINGGG thermoprotein is membrane bound in the Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

    Sulfolobus solfataricus N-terminus and other regions of the partial amino acid sequence of a thermoprotein exhibiting poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activity suggest that it belongs to th...

    Elena Porzio, Anna Rita Bianchi, Loredana Baccigalupi, Rachele Isticato and Maria Rosaria Faraone Mennella

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:3

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  14. Research

    Decomposition of bio-degradable plastic polymer in a real on-farm composting process

    The current wide diffusion of bio-degradable plastic made up by starch-based polymeric composite has focused the attention on the allocation of bio-polymers for the direct recycling in composting processes. Ac...

    Riccardo Spaccini, Daniele Todisco, Marios Drosos, Antonio Nebbioso and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:4

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  15. Research

    Improving the short-term efficiency of rock phosphate-based fertilizers in pastures by using edaphic biostimulants

    The use of reactive rock phosphate (RP) in acidic soils as a phosphate (P) source for pastures and crops presents attractive economic advantages with respect to soluble phosphate. However, some studies have de...

    L. Fernández, R. Baigorri, O. Urrutia, J. Erro, P. M. Aparicio-Tejo, J. C. Yvin and J. M. García-Mina

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:5

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  16. Research

    Effective degradation of organic pollutants in aqueous media by microbial strains isolated from soil of a contaminated industrial site

    Bioremediation is a low-cost technology, whose efficacy is often enhanced with preliminary mild physical–chemical remediation methods. A further advantage of bioremediation resides in its eco-compatibility and...

    Filomena Sannino, Assunta Nuzzo, Valeria Ventorino, Olimpia Pepe and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:2

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  17. Research

    Plant growth-promoting effects of rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria associated with different tomato cultivars and new tomato hybrids

    Conventional agriculture relies on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which can degrade ecosystems. A reduction of these harmful practices is required, replacing (or integrating) them with more eco-friendly ...

    Gennaro Roberto Abbamondi, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Nele Weyens, Sofie Thijs, Wouter Sillen, Panagiotis Gkorezis, Carmine Iodice, Wesley de Melo Rangel, Barbara Nicolaus and Jaco Vangronsveld

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:1

    Published on: 15 January 2016

  18. Research

    The use of rice bran oil within a biorefinery concept

    A waste of the rice production chain, namely bran, can be used to produce an oil with a very high content in free fatty acids (FFA). Due to its very high acidity, this material cannot be used neither to feed p...

    Federica Zaccheria, Matteo Mariani and Nicoletta Ravasio

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:23

    Published on: 22 December 2015

  19. Research

    Assessment of a low rank coal inoculated with coal solubilizing bacteria as an organic amendment for a saline-sodic soil

    The objective of this research was to evaluate, in saline-sodic soils, the effect of the application of a low rank coal (LRC), lignite type, along with an inoculation of bacteria that release humified organic ...

    Juan Guillermo Cubillos-Hinojosa, Nelson Osvaldo Valero and Luz Marina Melgarejo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:21

    Published on: 20 November 2015

  20. Research

    Indigenous rhizobia population influences the effectiveness of Rhizobium inoculation and need of inorganic N for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production in eastern Ethiopia

    Supplement with inorganic N application is essential to improve the common bean production in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the influence of indigenous rhizobial population on the inorganic N requirement with Rhiz...

    Anteneh Argaw and Angaw Tsigie

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:19

    Published on: 4 November 2015

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