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Plant Production

Articles on Plant Production. This section includes Agronomy, which deals with field crops and the soils in which they grow, and Horticulture, which is concerned with cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants.


Plant Production Articles

Bread wheat varieties as influenced by different nitrogen levels
A study involving different wheat varieties with regard to their response to low and high nitrogen levels in order to obtain the potential grain yield of these varieties.

Date: 5 May 2007, Rating: 1.00, 6 pages

Relationship between malt qualities and beta-amylase activity and protein content as affected by timing of nitrogen fertilizer application
A study to determine the influence of different N application timing on beta-amylase activity and malt quality, and also examines the relationship between some malt quality characters.

Date: 5 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Perfect Syncarpy in Apple (Malus x domestica ‘Summerland McIntosh’) and its Implications for Pollination, Seed Distribution and Fruit Production (Rosaceae: Maloideae)
This study was to determine the true nature of gynoecial structure and its influence on fruit production in the apple cultivar ‘Summerland McIntosh’.

Date: 9 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Ethylene biosynthesis and action in tomato: a model for climacteric fruit ripening
In this review particular attention is paid to the role of specific isoforms of ACC synthase and ACC oxidase in controlling ethylene synthesis during the initiation and subsequent autocatalytic phase of ethylene production during ripening.

Date: 8 May 2007, Rating: 3.20, 12 pages

Soil and Plant Factors Influencing the Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Plants
A review that describes the soil and plant factors influencing
trace metal uptake by plants

Date: 5 May 2007, Rating: 2.75, 6 pages

Transcriptional regulation of ethylene receptor and CTR genes involved in ethylene-induced flower opening in cut rose (Rosa hybrida) cv. Samantha
In this work, the effect of ethylene on flower opening of cut rose (Rosa hybrida) cv. Samantha was studied.

Date: 8 May 2007, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

Sweetclover Production and Agronomy
Sweetclover has a notorious reputation for causing "sweetclover disease" when improperly cured. In spite of this, however, sweetclover remains a useful forage legume with valuable agronomic traits.

Date: 4 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 3 pages

La roca magica: Uses of natural zeolites in agriculture and industry
The present paper reviews the critical properties of natural zeolites and important uses in pollution control, the handling and storage of nuclear wastes, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Date: 4 May 2007, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Escherichia coli Contamination of Vegetables Grown in Soils Fertilized with Noncomposted Bovine Manure: Garden-Scale Studies
In this study the authors tested the validity of the National Organic Program requirement for a ≥120-day interval between application of noncomposted manure and harvesting of vegetables grown in manure-fertilized soil.

Date: 8 May 2007, Rating: 5.00, 6 pages

Effects of nitrogen fertilization strategies on nitrogen use efficiency in physiology, recovery, and agronomy and redistribution of dry matter accumulation and nitrogen accumulation in two typical rice cultivars in Zhejiang, China
Field experiments were conducted in farmers’ rice fields in 2001 and 2002 to study the effects of nitrogen (N) management strategies

Date: 4 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Mass flowering crops enhance pollinator densities at a landscape scale
The EU response to recent declines in pollinators and consequent loss of pollination services has been the inclusion of pollinator-friendly management in agri-environment schemes.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Color analysis rapidly predicts carbon content of soil
Scientists report in the Soil Science Society of America Journal that soil color can be as accurate as the lab for carbon content

Date: 4 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

Earlier, more consistent mango production
Mango flowering and production in Réunion alternates: production levels are only high every other year.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

A garden plant that’s more potent than viagra
Now, men need not look to -generic drug- to enhance their virility, for a plant widely available in garden centres has the same effect on men as the potency enhancing drug.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

How much nitrogen is too much for corn?
Growers could cut back on fertilizer and reap economic and environmental benefits by using a rapid test recently discovered by scientists to accurately predict nitrogen levels

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Improving fertilizer efficiency
A study suggests in-season nitrogen monitoring can reduce overall fertilizer use

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: not rated

How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces
Urban planners must recognise that green spaces are not produced by professional designers alone, but by ordinary residents and all manner of plants and insects, animals and birds making themselves at home in our cities and towns

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: not rated

Does water flow become unstable in all soils?
Scientists study water movement in different types of soil to trace groundwater contamination.

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

GROWing the next generation of water recycling plants
A vegetated rooftop recycling system has been developed that allows water to be used twice before it is flushed into the communal waste water system.

Date: 7 May 2007, Rating: 1.00

Getting to know a catena
A field exercise for introductory soil science

Date: 3 May 2007, Rating: 5.00