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  1. The use of humic substances as plant biostimulants has been increasingly attracting farmers and stunning researchers. The ability of these substances to enhance root growth by changing root architecture is oft...

    Authors: Daniel Basílio Zandonadi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Matos, Rosane Nora Castro, Riccardo Spaccini, Fábio Lopes Olivares and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  2. Contamination of vegetable crops with heavy metals is a great threat to human health. On the other hand, monitoring plant tissue content of heavy metals at different growth stages could have important implicat...

    Authors: Mohammad Kazem Souri, Mansoure Hatamian and Tsehaye Tesfamariam

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. Soil salinity is a real challenge in nowadays crop production in many regions. Various strategies have been applied to increase plant salinity tolerance. Salicylic acid (SA) frequently has been reported to inc...

    Authors: Mohammad Kazem Souri and Ghasem Tohidloo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  4. This study evaluated the antimicrobial potentials of Citrus essential oils (CEOs) against spoilage microorganisms isolated from selected fruits. The fruits were randomly purchased from different markets in Akure,...

    Authors: Oluwatayo Benjamin Ajayi-Moses, Clement Olusola Ogidi and Bamidele Juliet Akinyele

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  5. Fusarium root rot disease in Indian mulberry (Morinda officinalis How.) (FRRBK), caused by Fusarium proliferatum (FP), is widespread and responsible for serious economic losses in Viet Nam. The efficacy of a new ...

    Authors: Duong Thi Nguyen, Nguyen Chi Hieu, Nguyen Viet Hung, Hoang Thi Bich Thao, Chetan Keswani, Pham Van Toan and Trinh Xuan Hoat

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  6. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi provide benefits to plants, especially under stressful growing conditions. These symbiotic fungi can be applied as biofertilizers prior to transplant in order to increase establish...

    Authors: Taylor Holland, Pat Bowen, Vasilis Kokkoris, Andrew Richards, Daniel Rosa and Miranda Hart

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  7. Exploration of composition and chemical characteristics of soil dissolved organic matter (DOM) is significant to understand its biogeochemical role in terrestrial ecosystems. A total of 43 cropped and 16 natur...

    Authors: Songyan Li, Meng Li, Guoxi Wang, Xiaolei Sun, Beidou Xi and Zhengyi Hu

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  8. Mosquitoes are vectors for diseases damaging human health and thus, there is an urgent need for insecticidal compounds to control their population. The objective of this study was to determined the efficiency ...

    Authors: Waraporn Poonsri, Anchulee Pengsook, Wanchai Pluempanupat, Thitaree Yooboon and Vasakorn Bullangpoti

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  9. The study area exhibits a first class catena; variation in soils is a result of differences in drainage and lateral movement of materials. The site was delineated into Soil Mapping Units (SMUs) through augerin...

    Authors: Samuel M. Mwendwa, Joseph P. Mbuvi and Geoffrey Kironchi

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  10. Detection of anthraquinone in tea samples marketed in Europe is raising a concern due to the possible carcinogenicity of this compound. The European Union has set a very low maximum residue level (MRL) for ant...

    Authors: Retno Yusiasih, Mariska M. Pitoi, Miranti Ariyani, Tiny A. Koesmawati and Hilman Maulana

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. Exopolysaccharides (EPSs) belong to a family of organic thickeners or alternative hydrocolloids of microbial origin. Because the chemical structure offers beneficial bioactive functions, biocompatibility and b...

    Authors: Valeria Ventorino, Barbara Nicolaus, Paola Di Donato, Giorgia Pagliano, Annarita Poli, Alessandro Robertiello, Valeria Iavarone and Olimpia Pepe

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  12. The negative consequences of industrial agriculture greatly affect human health and the environment. Debating our dietary requirements and challenging the means of food production are necessary. In the first y...

    Authors: Natália O. A. Canellas, Fábio L. Olivares and Luciano P. Canellas

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. The 2-phenylphenol is used as an agricultural fungicide. It is generally applied for the post-harvest treatment of fruits and vegetables to protect against microbial damage. It is also used for waxing of citru...

    Authors: Salma Bakhtiar, Showkat Ahmad Bhawani and Syed Rizwan Shafqat

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  14. Traditionally, the most popular sentences used to describe the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis sound like: “AM fungi form one of the most widespread root symbioses, associating with 80% of land plants. In thi...

    Authors: Alessandra Salvioli di Fossalunga and Mara Novero

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:12

    Content type: Review

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  15. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis is heavily and positively implicated in phosphorus (P) acquisition from soil to plants, including many important agricultural crops. Its role in plant nitrogen (N) nutriti...

    Authors: Jan Jansa, Sándor T. Forczek, Martin Rozmoš, David Püschel, Petra Bukovská and Hana Hršelová

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:10

    Content type: Review

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  16. The use of plant-based biostimulants to increase crop yield and enhance protection has grown in popularity. We previously manufactured an inoculant combining humic acids with plant growth-promoting bacteria an...

    Authors: Inga Gonçalves de Azevedo, Fábio Lopes Olivares, Alessandro Coutinho Ramos, Amanda Azevedo Bertolazi and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  17. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a source of antioxidant-containing vegetable protein that is beneficial to human health. The intense cultivation of common bean may result in environmental degradation. Thus...

    Authors: Aminudin Afandhi, Tita Widjayanti, Ayu Apri Leli Emi, Hagus Tarno, Mufidah Afiyanti and Rose Novita Sari Handoko

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  18. Increasing restrictions on pesticide application in the production process of agricultural food products indicate urgent need for safer alternatives to keep the product quality, and to inhibit pathogen infecti...

    Authors: Mojgan Bakhtiarizade and Mohammad Kazem Souri

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study evaluated the effect of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) consortium fermentation on proximate and in vitro starch and protein digestibility of sorghum flour using standard techniques at 12-h intervals. La...

    Authors: Alloysius Chibuike Ogodo, Ositadinma Chinyere Ugbogu, Reginald Azu Onyeagba and Hope Chukwuemeka Okereke

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  20. Sugarcane is known to be one of the oldest cultivated plants in tropical and subtropical countries. Sugar industries are increasing exponentially to satisfy the growing demand for sugar; whereas, the ethanol d...

    Authors: Jemal Fito, Nurelegne Tefera and Stijn W. H. Van Hulle

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:6

    Content type: Review

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  21. Spodoptera litura larvae are polyphagous insects that have become a significant pest in recent years. The spread of this pest has led to the continuous usage of insecticides on crops. Some plant extracts have bee...

    Authors: Thitaree Yooboon, Anchulee Pengsook, Atcharee Ratwatthananon, Wanchai Pluempanupat and Vasakorn Bullangpoti

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  22. Land leveling is one of the most important steps in soil preparation and cultivation. Although land leveling with machines require considerable amount of energy, it delivers a suitable surface slope with minim...

    Authors: Isham Alzoubi, Salim Almaliki and Farhad Mirzaei

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  23. In this study, lettuce roots and leaves were contaminated with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H strain 431/97 under greenhouse conditions. Furthermore, the internalization of strain 431/97 in lettuce ro...

    Authors: Agnes Weiss, Susanne Heinold, René Brunisholz, Herbert Schmidt and David Drissner

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. The role of humic acids in root crosstalk signaling has been demonstrated, including modification of soil properties, plant physiology, and regulation of microbial community structure. The exudation underpins ...

    Authors: Luciano P. Canellas, Fábio L. Olivares, Natália O. A. Canellas, Pierluigi Mazzei and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  25. The current knowledge does not prepare a precise scientific tool for quantifying the effects of inputs particularly ecofriendly inputs such as superabsorbent polymer (SAP) and humic acid (HA) are being used to...

    Authors: Mohsen Jahan, Mahdi Nassiri Mahallati and Mohammad Behzad Amiri

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  26. Foliar iron (Fe) fertilization of crops may increase Fe concentrations in edible portions of plants and improve yield in soils with low available Fe. However, the role of foliar Fe fertilization in increasing ...

    Authors: Jesper T. N. Knijnenburg, Florentine M. Hilty, Janro Oelofse, Riaan Buitendag, Michael B. Zimmermann, Ismail Cakmak and Anne F. Grobler

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. Some pathogenic microbial species are becoming less sensitive to antibiotics and developing resistance multiples. The use of essential oils is a serious substitute for treatment with antibiotics in infectious ...

    Authors: Fatima Zahra Sadiki, Mostafa El Idrissi, Mohammed Sbiti, Adrae Lemrhari, Adriana Trifan, Oana Cioanca, Paula Alexandra Postu and Lucian Hritcu

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  28. Considering the potential impact of climate change on the ecology of insect pests, different planting dates and cropping patterns were investigated as farm-level adaption to control insect pests of cabbage and...

    Authors: Clovis B. Tanyi, Christopher Ngosong and Nelson N. Ntonifor

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. Potassium (K) is not easily assimilated into organic matter but helps to improve rice quality. Paddy yield and its quality depend on the correct time of fertilization and harvesting (days after flowering) in t...

    Authors: Anjana J. Atapattu, B. D. Rohitha Prasantha, K. S. P. Amaratunga and Buddhi Marambe

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  30. The researchers have tried to economically make a flower pot from sludge cake produced in paper mill industries for the purpose of decreasing its volume. The crude flower pot did not resist natural sprinkling ...

    Authors: Udomsak Kongmuang, Chaovayut Phornpimolthape and Ikuharu Morioka

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  31. Weed control represents a major issue in plant cultivation in containers. Manual weed control is very expensive and the use of chemical herbicide or plastic mulch films has a large environmental impact. The ai...

    Authors: Matteo Giaccone, Chiara Cirillo, Pasquale Scognamiglio, Maurizio Teobaldelli, Alessandro Mataffo, Adriano Stinca, Antonio Pannico, Barbara Immirzi, Gabriella Santagata, Mario Malinconico and Boris Basile

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  32. Actinomycetes are known to produce various lytic enzymes such as chitinase which have different biotechnological aspects. Plackett–Burman design (PBD) was applied to evaluate significant components of medium to i...

    Authors: Sneha Jha and H. A. Modi

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  33. Two humic acids extracted from a volcanic soil (HA1) and a leonardite (HA2) were used to form insoluble complexes with iron metals. To simulate the rhizospheric processes that displace iron from complexes of humi...

    Authors: Assunta Nuzzo, Antonio De Martino, Vincenzo Di Meo and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. Fungal rot diseases of white yam (Discorea rotundata) tubers and cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) are the major post-harvest challenges in the availability of these root tubers. The use of biological extract of plan...

    Authors: Chukwuma S. Ezeonu, Chinedu Imo, Dawn I. Agwaranze, Assumpta Iruka and Abraham Joseph

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  35. Poultry production is one of the fastest growing agricultural activities in Egypt. This activity is delivering large quantities of chicken manure. This organic waste can have a negative impact on the environme...

    Authors: Ouahid Elasri, Mahmoud Salem, Mohamed Ramdani, Oulya Zaraali and Latrach Lahbib

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  36. Bioactive components from medicinal plants are said to be responsible for the antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of plant extracts. It was the main purpose of this paper to evaluate the total phenolic conte...

    Authors: Alemayehu Mekonnen, Minaleshewa Atlabachew and Banchalem Kassie

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  37. The surface layers of two German grassland soils, a silt loam soil from Dortmund (Soil A) and a sandy loam soil from Hannover (Soil B), were subjected to the Humeomics fractionation to identify the molecular c...

    Authors: Marios Drosos, Davide Savy, Michael Spiteller and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  38. Broad bean fits sustainable agriculture model due to symbiosis with Rhizobium, the seeds being a good source of energy, proteins, polyphenols, and fiber. The large amount of broad bean biomass residues can be emp...

    Authors: Carmine Amalfitano, Leonardo D. Gomez, Pierre Frendo, Stefania De Pascale, Olimpia Pepe, Rachael Simister, Valeria Ventorino, Diana Agrelli, Carlo Borrelli, Simon J. McQueen-Mason and Gianluca Caruso

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  39. The plant kingdom constitutes an enormous reservoir of bioactive molecules, generally used by plants to prevent or to protect themselves from pathogens’ attacks. To date, several primary or secondary plant met...

    Authors: F. Lelario, L. Scrano, S. De Franchi, M. G. Bonomo, G. Salzano, S. Milan, L. Milella and S. A. Bufo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  40. Land degradation is a treat for natural resources in Tigray high lands of northern Ethiopia, where 30–50 percent of the soil productive capacity has been lost in the past 500 years. Restoration and management ...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  41. As the world’s best-selling cut flower, there is a high demand for propagated rose plants. Auxins are the dominant growth regulator used to improve the rooting of cutting; however, their application remains a ...

    Authors: Noushin Ghazijahani, Ebrahim Hadavi, Moon S. Son and Byoung R. Jeong

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  42. Sewage sludge, the inevitable byproduct of municipal wastewater-treatment plant operation, is a key issue in many countries due to its increasing volume and the impacts associated with its disposal. According ...

    Authors: Lucrezia Lamastra, Nicoleta Alina Suciu and Marco Trevisan

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  43. Soil and water conservation measures (SWC) have a great practical significance to the restoration of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AMF). The objective of this study was to quantify the effect of decades long communit...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  44. Dengue is a major problem for humanity. Most people use insecticides to eliminate larvae of Aedes aegypti, which requires heavy chemicals use that affects the environment and human health. Therefore, in this rese...

    Authors: Saksit Nobsathian, Vasakorn Bullangpoti, Nutchaya Kumrungsee, Natnicha Wongsa and Dussadee Ruttanakum

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  45. Genetic variation among different strains of wild macrofungi can be expressed and documented using different molecular tools. In this study, the genetic diversity and relatedness of Pleurotus ostreatus from diffe...

    Authors: Taye Victor Familoni, Clement Olusola Ogidi, Bamidele Juliet Akinyele and Anthony Kayode Onifade

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  46. Maize plants have a high nitrogen (N) demand, and thus, the fertilizers’ sustainable management and the inoculation with N2-fixing bacteria are the alternatives to reduce fertilization cost and the environmental ...

    Authors: Inocencio Junior Oliveira, José Roberto Antoniol Fontes, Bruno Fernando Faria Pereira and Aleksander Westphal Muniz

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  47. Environmental hormones, also called environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are produced by various human activities and environment pollution, and they are composed of industrial chemicals and en...

    Authors: Wei Tian, Lanteng Wang, Hongtao Lei, Yuanming Sun and Zhili Xiao

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:5

    Content type: Review

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  48. Mineral fertilizers are expensive and last only a relatively short time. Proper handling of fertilizers has a direct impact on crop quality and profitability. Currently, straight fertilizers are divided into t...

    Authors: Hyo-Seok Chae, Hye-Ji Noh, Woo Seung Song and Hyang-Hyun Cho

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:4

    Content type: Research

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