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2014-07-09 23:03:23

The growing population and the resultant need for food, along with the growing environmental and health concerns, are fueling the global demand for water soluble fertilizers. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/nitrogenous-water-soluble-fertilizers-reports-2018804928.html (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Nitrogen is the most predominantly consumed nutrient among all the macro and micro elements required for plant growth. Nitrogenous fertilizers can be provided by soil application,...

2013-07-16 23:24:55

After its latest inclusion of 49 thousand new references, the Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com now provides 36.97 million references including 11.48 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. This content base includes 2,075 newly published references on aluminium geochemistry & phytotoxicity in acidic soils. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published two thousand references on...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

The personal homepage of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz now features his chapter on "Aspects of Bamboo Agronomy" published in "Advances in Agronomy" which is the leading reference with the highest impact factor in agronomy worldwide. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 In this chapter on "Aspects of Bamboo Agronomy" various aspects of the growth and development of bamboo are reviewed, including growth cycles of plant parts, effects of aging on important plant tissues, uptake of water...

2010-07-30 13:34:53

Some trees growing in nutrient-poor forest soil may get what they need by cultivating specific root microbes to create compounds they require. These microbes are exceptionally efficient at turning inorganic minerals into nutrients that the trees can use. Researchers from France report their findings in the July 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. "In acidic forest soils, availability of inorganic nutrients is a tree-growth-limiting factor. A hypothesis to explain...

2010-01-03 08:00:56

Australian scientists have announced the world's first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff. A dramatic improvement in environmental conditions has been achieved by researchers working on the trial Hills Creek catchment at the East Trinity site near Cairns in Queensland, using a combination of natural tidal action and strategic treatment with lime. Mangrove and wetlands are returning, birdlife is flocking to the area and fish abound in creeks...

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2009-09-02 10:21:22

Results of the first study evaluating the use of human urine mixed with wood ash as a fertilizer for food crops has found that the combination can be substituted for costly synthetic fertilizers to produce bumper crops of tomatoes without introducing any risk of disease for consumers. The study appears in the current issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. In the study, Surendra Pradhan and colleagues point out that urine, a good source of nitrogen,...

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2009-01-14 09:05:59

For the first time, a comprehensive digital soil map of sub-Saharan Africa is going to be made and released to the public. The 17.5 million dollar plan will give farmers in 42 countries a "soil health diagnosis" and will advise them on what crops will thrive in their area. Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) will obtain soil samples from across Africa and evaluate the nutrient levels. Together with satellite information to create a high-resolution guide,...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

Q. You recently had a question on Moses in the cradle. Since I have grown that plant for nearly 20 years, I've found that it is winter-hardy in my Virginia Beach yard. A clump of them in each corner of my tropical garden in full sun comes back every year. They are much prettier when grown outside - a deeper, richer purple than when grown indoors. The more sun they get, the deeper their color. Another reason for their name Moses in the cradle is that the little boat-shaped bracts are lined...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Eyras, M C Defosse, G E; Dellatorre, F Seaweed (fresh, dry) or its products (extracts, composts, soil conditioners) have been long used in agriculture to enhance plant growth and productivity. In this study, we evaluated the effects that seaweed composts at different doses and degree of maturation had on the yield of tomatoes (Licopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. platense) grown on a horticultural soil in northeastern Patagonia. We used 10 tomato plants per treatment plot set in a...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Brinton, William F Evans, Eric; Blewett, Craig Boron (B) is a trace element essential to crop growth in small soil concentrations (0.2-1.5ppm), yet may produce plant toxicity symptoms readily as the amount in the soil solution increases over 2ppm. Boron is present in significant amounts in recycled materials such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and coal fly ash, and therefore composts containing these ingredients may potentially exceed agronomic B levels, especially when used at heavy...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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