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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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