Research Papers/Topics in Plant Physiology And Crop Ecology

Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer

AbstractLow fruit quality and yield in cucumber is linked directly to continuous cropping under poor soilfertility management practices in Nigeria. In 2014 and 2015 planting seasons, field trials wereconducted at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan to determineeffects of poultry manure and NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer on growth, nutrient uptake and yield ofcucumber on Ferruginous soil. Ten treatment combinations comprising two cucumber varietiesand five levels of soil am...

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Salinity is a major problem directly affecting the ecological balance and the development of agriculture in the Mediterranean basin, particularly North Africa. This phenomenon is considered as the most important abiotic factor limiting crops growth and productivity, degrading and polluting soils in arid and semi-arid. In order to study the influence of salinity, on the physiological parameters and to assess the potential of adaptation of the olive tree in a saline environment, three parcels c...

EFFECTS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

Biodiversity (biological diversity) is commonly defined as the variety of all life. It includes genetic, species and ecosystem diversity and all the interactions between them. Biodiversity is important because it contributes to environmental, economic, cultural and social well-being by providing valuable ecosystem services such as pollination, carbon storage by forests, bio filtration of water, nutrient cycling, soil formation, erosion control, sediment retention and recreation opp...

Morpho-Physiological Responses and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Amelioration of Telfairia Occidentalis Hook F. to Combinational Stress

Crops are faced with several definite environmental stresses either concurrently or at different periods during their entire growth and productivity season. Combinational occurrence of stresses and pollution such as salinity stress and crude oil pollution is destructive to crop growth and productivity than these stresses occurring separately at different crop growth. This research was aimed at showing different stress combinations (salinity stress and crude oil pollution) and their impac...