Efectos del acolchado sobre distintos parámetros del suelo y el cultivo de nectarina

De la tesis doctoral “EFECTOS DEL ACOLCHADO SOBRE DISTINTOS PARÁMETROS DEL SUELO Y DE LA NECTARINA EN RIEGO POR GOTEO“, de Wided Zribi, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Agrària Departament de Medi Ambient i Ciències del Sòl, Universitat de Lleida.El objetivo del estudio era analizar el efecto de distintos sistemas de acolchado sobre varios parámetros del…

Importance of soil bacterivores

From the report «Ecological importance of soil bacterivores for ecosystem functions», of Jean Trap, Michael Bonkowski, Claude Plassard, Cécile Villenave, and Eric Blanchart, pulished at Plant and Soil. Soils are some of the most biologically diverse environments, encompassing about 25 % of global biodiversity in terms of species. One gram of soil can host 6000…

Soil macrofauna in organic and conventional coffee plantations

From the report “Soil macrofauna in organic and conventional coffee plantations in Brazil“, of Janaina Biral dos Santos, Alessandro Coutinho Ramos, Romildo Azevedo Júnior, e Luís Carlos Iuñes de Oliveira Filho, publicado na Biota Neotropica. Brazil has always been one of the most important coffee producing countries. Lately, there has equally been a renewed interest in alternative coffee production systems. In…

Dégradation des sols en régions arides

Du le report “Dégradation des sols en régions arides: Des idées pour y faire face“, du Yassine Jamali, publié a Agriculture du Maghreb. Les rendements céréaliers dans le Maroc pays sont corrélés à la pluviométrie, qui est considérée généralement comme LE facteur limitant de la production. Pourtant, un phénomène moins spectaculaire se développe de manière…

Introducció bàsica al sòl

El terra, entre altres funcions serveix de suport a les arrels de les plantes i proveeix a aquestes de les substàncies precises per a la seva alimentació. La seva composició és la següent: + Partícules minerals de diferent tipus i mida. + Matèria orgànica formada per residus vegetals i animals, en major o menor mesura…

Breakthrough in Nitrate-polluted Water Treatment

Article «Breakthrough in Nitrate-polluted Water Treatment», got from News from EXPOQUIMIA 2017 The first world electro-denitrification plant to supply drinking water to a municipality is expected to start operating in Borrassà in February 2017. The plant will produce 100 m3 per day. This initiative is carried out by Hydrokemós, a spin-from the Chemical Institute of…

Soil management in rainfed olive orchards

From the report “Soil management in rainfed olive orchards may result in conflicting effects on olive production and soil fertility“, of I. Q. Ferreira, M. Arrobas, A. M. Claro and M. A. Rodrigues, published in the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research In the last few decades the area of irrigated olive (Olea europaea L.) has…

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

The ESDAC (European Soil Data Centre, an organism from JRC (Joint Reseach Center) and GSBI (Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative) publish the first-ever Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas that maps the soil biodiversity of the entire planet. It was launched at the 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi on 25 May 2016. The Atlas describes soil as…

Treball convencional – treball mínim – no-treball del sòl

Des de fa anys es discuteix sobre les millors tècniques per a treballar el sòl, de manera que la capacitat de retindre humitat i la capacitat de lixiviació de l’aigua sobrera siguin òptimes, tot plegat derivat d’una bona estructura. Però també s’hi ha d’afegir que l’ecosistema del sòl, i especialment el de la rizosfera, tinguin…

Influence of chromium (III) contaminated soil on soil mycobiota

From the report of SHIPRA CHOUDHARY, PERMOD KUMAR and and M U CHARAYA, “Influence of chromium (III) contaminated soil on soil mycobiota“, published in The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences.   The contamination of surface water, ground water as well as the soils by the heavy metals carried along with industrial effluents ultimately lead to…