Category: Plants

Abstract Fertilizer plays an important role in increasing rice yield. More than half of all fertilizer applied to the field is not taken up, resulting in environmental damage and substantial economic losses. To address these concerns, a low-cost, coated compound fertilizer named “Xiang Nong Da” (XND), requiring only a single basal application, was studied. A two-year field experiment was conducted to test the effects of…

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Leaf area (LA) is an important parameter in many plant modeling studies.There is a need for a simple, accurate and non-destructive model to predict LA in physiological experiments in which destructive LA sampling is not allowed (e.g., rare plants or genetically segregating populations). In this study, a model for LA estimation was developed for Plumeria rubra L. using simple linear measurements of leaf length (L)…

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The atmospheric [CO2] in which crops grow today is greater than at any point in their domestication history and represents an opportunity for positive effects on seed yield that can counteract the negative effects of greater heat and drought this century. In order to maximize yields under future atmospheric [CO2], we need to identify and study crop cultivars that respond most favorably to elevated [CO2]…

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If you have never considered Sorghum as a very profitable crop to grow, it is a time to start thinking about it. From different resources listed below we collect 8 key facts about Sorghum as a grain crop to improve your farming performance.

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If you do not grow cucumbers, you have lost so much. Cucumbers are not only a popular vegetable but also a valuable food product. Cucumber consists of 95 – 97 % water and the most immature and the greener vegetables are – cucumbers are more tasteful and delicious. But how to grow a good crop of cucumbers?

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