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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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    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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    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

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    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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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 Jr.

    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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