Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 414: Optimal Soil, Climate, and Management Factors for Maximizing Crop Yield and Soil Nutrients in a Rice–Oilseed Rotation System with Straw Return
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by Jianling Song, Quanquan Sun, Qiankun Li, Umair Ashraf, Xu Hu, Lin Li
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 414: Optimal Soil, Climate, and Management Factors for Maximizing Crop Yield and Soil Nutrients in a Rice–Oilseed Rotation System with Straw Return Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030414 Authors: Jianling Song Quanquan Sun Qiankun Li Umair Ashraf Xu Hu Lin Li Straw return (SR) has been widely recommended as a conservation agricultural practice in China. However, the effects of SR on crop yield and soil properties are inconsistent across studies of rice–oilseed rape cropping systems in China. This study aimed to investigate the effects o ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 409: Linking Entrepreneurship to Productivity: Using a Composite Indicator for Farm-Level Innovation in UK Agriculture with Secondary Data
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by Yiorgos Gadanakis, Jorge Campos-González, Philip Jones
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 409: Linking Entrepreneurship to Productivity: Using a Composite Indicator for Farm-Level Innovation in UK Agriculture with Secondary Data Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030409 Authors: Yiorgos Gadanakis Jorge Campos-González Philip Jones In agriculture, the intricate relationship between innovation, productivity, and entrepreneurship is underexplored. Despite the widely recognized role of innovation in driving productivity, concrete indicators and comprehensive farm-level studies are lacking. This research aims to unravel this complexity by exploring the imp ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 410: Estimation of Soybean Internal Quality Based on Improved Support Vector Regression Based on the Sparrow Search Algorithm Applying Hyperspectral Reflectance and Chemometric Calibrations
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by Kezhu Tan, Qi Liu, Xi Chen, Haonan Xia, Shouao Yao
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 410: Estimation of Soybean Internal Quality Based on Improved Support Vector Regression Based on the Sparrow Search Algorithm Applying Hyperspectral Reflectance and Chemometric Calibrations Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030410 Authors: Kezhu Tan Qi Liu Xi Chen Haonan Xia Shouao Yao The nutritional components of soybean, such as fat and protein, directly decide soybean quality. The fast and accurate detection of these components is significant to soybean industries and soybean crop breeding. This study developed an improved SSA-SVM (support vector regression ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 411: Complex Habitat Deconstruction and Low-Altitude Remote Sensing Recognition of Tobacco Cultivation on Karst Mountainous
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by Youyan Huang, Lihui Yan, Zhongfa Zhou, Denghong Huang, Qianxia Li, Fuxianmei Zhang, Lu Cai
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 411: Complex Habitat Deconstruction and Low-Altitude Remote Sensing Recognition of Tobacco Cultivation on Karst Mountainous Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030411 Authors: Youyan Huang Lihui Yan Zhongfa Zhou Denghong Huang Qianxia Li Fuxianmei Zhang Lu Cai Rapidly and accurately extracting tobacco plant information can facilitate tobacco planting management, precise fertilization, and yield prediction. In the karst mountainous of southern China, tobacco plant identification is affected by large ground undulations, fragmented planting areas, complex and diverse ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 412: Evaluating Soil Water–Salt Dynamics under Brackish Water Drip Irrigation in Greenhouses Subjected to Localized Topsoil Compaction
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by Peirong Lu, Yaxin Liu, Yujie Yang, Yu Zhu, Zhonghua Jia
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 412: Evaluating Soil Water–Salt Dynamics under Brackish Water Drip Irrigation in Greenhouses Subjected to Localized Topsoil Compaction Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030412 Authors: Peirong Lu Yaxin Liu Yujie Yang Yu Zhu Zhonghua Jia Localized soil compaction in greenhouses resulting from less frequent tillage operations and frequent trampling by farmers inevitably disturbs the continuity and homogeneity of soil’s hydraulic properties, which impacts the precision of greenhouse cultivation regarding water supply and salinity control. Ho ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 413: Design and Experiment of Profiling Furrow-Ridge Terrain by Cane Leaf-Chopping and Returning Machine
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by Biao Zhang, Cheng Gao, Weimin Shen, Baoshan Chen
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 413: Design and Experiment of Profiling Furrow-Ridge Terrain by Cane Leaf-Chopping and Returning Machine Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030413 Authors: Biao Zhang Cheng Gao Weimin Shen Baoshan Chen Conventional straw-returning machines were incompatible with ridge cultivation terrain and unevenly distributed materials, resulting in substandard operations such as insufficient leaf fragmentation, damage to ratoon stumps, and high cutting energy consumption. In this regard, this paper proposes a novel profiling configuration of chopping and returning machine to ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 407: Evaluating Water Management Efficiency in Regulating Cadmium and Arsenic Accumulation in Rice in Typical Japonica Paddy Soils at Varied pH Levels
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by Xianxin Wu, Qiujun Lin, Guang Li, Chunjing Guo, Lina Li, Jianzhong Wang
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 407: Evaluating Water Management Efficiency in Regulating Cadmium and Arsenic Accumulation in Rice in Typical Japonica Paddy Soils at Varied pH Levels Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030407 Authors: Xianxin Wu Qiujun Lin Guang Li Chunjing Guo Lina Li Jianzhong Wang There is growing concern regarding cadmium (Cd) exposure through rice consumption. Compared with alternate wetting and drying (AWD), continuous flooding (CF) is usually considered as an effective approach for reducing Cd enrichment in rice but increases the risk of pollution from arsenic (As). In th ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 408: Agroecological Transformation in the Salt Composition of Soil under the Phosphogypsum Influence on Irrigated Lands in Ukraine
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by Dmytro Onopriienko, Tetiana Makarova, Hennadii Hapich, Yelizaveta Chernysh, Hynek Roubík
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 408: Agroecological Transformation in the Salt Composition of Soil under the Phosphogypsum Influence on Irrigated Lands in Ukraine Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030408 Authors: Dmytro Onopriienko Tetiana Makarova Hennadii Hapich Yelizaveta Chernysh Hynek Roubík The purpose of our research is to evaluate the agroecological condition of soils under long-term irrigation (over 50 years) and to improve existing measures to slow down degradation processes by introducing phosphogypsum. The possibility of simultaneously addressing the ecological issue of using large ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 405: The Most Relevant Socio-Economic Aspects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants through a Literature Review
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by Maria Pergola, Enrica De Falco, Angelo Belliggiano, Corrado Ievoli
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 405: The Most Relevant Socio-Economic Aspects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants through a Literature Review Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030405 Authors: Maria Pergola Enrica De Falco Angelo Belliggiano Corrado Ievoli Around the world, medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) play a fundamental role in the economic, social, cultural, and ecological ambits of local communities. Today, the most important uses of MAPs are their applications in the pharmaceutical, perfume, cosmetics, toothpaste, soap, beverage, and food industries. At the same time, the expression MA ..read more
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 403: Absorption and Transport of Phosphorus in Nodulated Soybean Plants and Diagnosis of Phosphorus Status Using Xylem Sap Analysis
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by Yoshiaki Yamamura, Kyoko Higuchi, Akihiro Saito, Takuji Ohyama
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Agriculture, Vol. 14, Pages 403: Absorption and Transport of Phosphorus in Nodulated Soybean Plants and Diagnosis of Phosphorus Status Using Xylem Sap Analysis Agriculture doi: 10.3390/agriculture14030403 Authors: Yoshiaki Yamamura Kyoko Higuchi Akihiro Saito Takuji Ohyama Phosphorus (P) is an essential major element for plants. The absorption and transport of P are important for soybean growth and yield, including nodule growth and N2 fixation. Through an analysis of xylem sap, we investigated how nodulated soybean plants absorb PO4 via the roots and transport it to the shoot. The nodulated s ..read more
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