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- Shukla, Rakesh K.; Rastogi, Neelkamal; Singh, Hema
- Biological agriculture & horticulture 2018 v.34 no.3 pp. 173-185
- Andrographis paniculata; Pheidole; ammonium nitrogen; ant nests; branches; cropping systems; dose response; ecophysiology; ecosystem engineering; horticulture; leaf area; leaves; medicinal plants; microbial biomass; nitrate nitrogen; phytomass; pods; soil; soil fertility; soil treatment; sustainable agriculture
- ... Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as Kalmegh, is an important medicinal plant which exhibits a range of pharmacological characteristics. The present study revealed that under natural and experimental field conditions, the debris soil of the ground-nesting ant (Pheidole latinoda) colonies increased soil fertility and yield of this plant. The growth of Kalmegh planted in the debris amended soi ...
- Douds, David D.; Lee, Joe; McKeever, Lindsay; Duffield, Ross; Ziegler-Ulsh, Christine; Moyer, Jeff
- Biological agriculture & horticulture 2018 v.34 no.3 pp. 199-210
- Allium porrum; biomass; crop yield; farmers; fungal communities; horticulture; leeks; mycorrhizae; mycorrhizal fungi; organic production; planting; roots; seedbeds; seedlings; seeds; soil; weed control
- ... Among weed control tools available to organic farmers are a variety of stale seedbed techniques. Stale seedbed methods create a surface layer of soil depleted in viable weed seeds through repetitive cycles of seed germination followed by cultivation to uproot and kill those seedlings. Two experiments were conducted to examine the impact of two stale seedbed techniques, roto-tilling and spading (ea ...