J Vector Borne Dis 2007 Sep;44(3):223-6
Vector Biology Research Lab, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India.
Insects 2021 Jan 15;12(1). Epub 2021 Jan 15.
State Key Laboratory for Managing Biotic and Chemical Threats to the Quality and Safety of Agro-Products, Institute of Plant Protection and Microbiology, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China.
Intercropping of aromatic plants provides an environmentally benign route to reducing pest damage in agroecosystems. However, the effect of intercropping on natural enemies, another element which may be vital to the success of an integrated pest management approach, varies in different intercropping systems. Rosemary, L. Read More
Heliyon 2020 Dec 29;6(12):e05829. Epub 2020 Dec 29.
Department of Environmental Science, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Vegetables cultivated in soil irrigated with untreated groundwater and municipal-waste-dominated (MWD) stream can elevate the concentration of heavy metals (Cd, Fe, Zn, Hg, Cr, and Ni) in edible parts of the crop, affecting food safety and public health worldwide. This study assessed the quality, sources, and distribution of heavy metals in surface soils, MWD stream and groundwater, and edible tissues of leafy and non-leafy vegetables from a major urban farm in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. Human health risk due to exposure to the metals in frequently consumed vegetables were investigated. Read More
J Sci Food Agric 2021 Jan 8. Epub 2021 Jan 8.
Department of Crop Science, Laboratory of Vegetable Crops, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Background: The use of water containing calcium bicarbonate (Ca(HCO ) ) at excessively high concentrations in closed hydroponic crops can cause calcium ion (Ca ) accumulation in the recycled nutrient solution (NS) and concomitantly negatively affect yield and product quality. The aim of the study was to determine maximum Ca concentrations that do not harm the crop and to simulate the pattern of Ca accumulation when the Ca concentration in the irrigation water, and concomitantly in the replenishment nutrient solution (RNS), is excessive. In the current study, irrigation water containing 1. Read More
Plant Dis 2021 Jan 4. Epub 2021 Jan 4.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 7180, Instituto de Biotecnología, Av. Universidad #2001, Col. Chamilpa, Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 62210;
Chilhuacle negro chili ( L.) is an ancient Mexican landrace that is deeply linked to the culinary heritage of the country. Due to the high profitability and uniqueness of this crop, the "Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos", is one of the Mexican institutions exploring its production in controlled environments. Read More
Antioxidants (Basel) 2020 Dec 23;10(1). Epub 2020 Dec 23.
Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.
Anthracnose, caused by , is one of the most damaging pepper ( L.) disease. Melatonin induces transcription of defense-related genes that enhance resistance to pathogens and mediate physiological activities in plants. Read More