Category: Plants

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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Vyacheslav Bykov, a graduate of Agrotechnology and Ecology Department of the Tavria State Agrotechnological University (TSAU), a leading engineer at the Institute of Evolutionary Ecology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine shares his experience of measuring leaf area with Petiole. He shares his feedback and provides insights about his scientific work.

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8 facts for farmers to grow Sorghum

Posted by Published on April 27, 2016

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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5 secrets of growing cucumbers

Posted by Published on February 7, 2016

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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How to cut strawberries leaves?

Posted by Published on February 3, 2016

If you’ve ever been interested in the cultivation of fruit, you know that the question “Do I have to cut the leaves of strawberries?” is one of the most important for those gardeners who grow this crop.

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Why do we need to measure leaf surface area?

Posted by Published on January 28, 2016

A scientist who studies plants repeatedly faced with a need to measure the leaf surface area. The most difficult task is to define complex leaves because the generally accepted scientific methods (contour method, weighting method, cutting method) have the greatest error.

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Authors: Wesley Zambom da Silva (Graduando em agronomia pelo Centro de Ciências Agrá rias da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (CCA/UFES), Alto Universitário, s/nº, Cx Postal 16, Bairro Guararema, Alegre-ES, Brasil, wzambom@yahoo.com.br), Sebastião Vinícius Batista Brinate (Graduando em agronomia pelo Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (CCA/UFES), Marcelo Antonio Tomaz (D. Sc., Professor do Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal…

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Cálculo de área foliar (Portuguese)

Posted by Published on July 11, 2012

Sinceramente, eu vi no r-bloggers e não acreditei. É possível calcular área de figuras geométricas no R. Bem isso sempre foi possível, basta ter as coordenadas do polígono. Mas não estou falando de áreas geográficas das quais possuímos os mapas. Estou falando de áreas de figuras digitalizadas, como por exemplo a folha de uma planta, as asas de uma borboleta, um torrão de solo, uma…

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