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  • methods
  • In 1921, Albert Howard and his wife Gabrielle Howard , accomplished botanists , founded an Institute of Plant Industry to improve traditional farming methods in India. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soils
  • When the resistome of the soils was assessed by screening the total soil DNA for clinically relevant and soil-derived antibiotic resistance genes, a low variety of resistance determinants was detected (resistance to β-lactams, aminoglycosides, tetracycline, erythromycin, and rifampicin) with no clear preference for the soil farming type. (frontiersin.org)
  • Over the past decades, anthropogenic alteration of soils by the increased use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and land conversion in order to increase food production is causing unprecedented changes in biodiversity, and thus, rising concern on the sustainability of intensive farming systems. (frontiersin.org)
  • Organic soils have enhanced biological activity, with more carbon, moisture and microbial activity that could lead to greater seed decomposition. (hobbyfarms.com)
  • The organic soils in the study were higher in total soil-microbial biomass than the soils of the conventional-farming tests. (hobbyfarms.com)
  • On average, improved management of cropland, whether enhanced rotation, adoption of no-till or stubble retention, has resulted in a relative gain of 0.2 0.3 Mg C ha-1 yr-1 compared to conventional management across a range of Australian soils. (scribd.com)
  • This means that, for the more traditional agronomic systems tested in these trials, Australian soils may only be mitigating losses and not actually sequestering additional atmospheric carbon. (scribd.com)
  • agricultural systems
  • Our results provide a comprehensive survey on the response of microbial communities to different agricultural systems and to soil treatments for controlling plant pathogens and give novel insights to improve the sustainability of agro-ecosystems by means of beneficial microorganisms. (frontiersin.org)
  • The majority of available field data comes from a fairly narrow range of management options for the dominant agricultural systems of Australia and little data exists on numerous management options which hold potential to sequester large quantities of SOC. (scribd.com)
  • manure
  • Cockle Park Farm is a 262ha mixed farm facility that includes the Palace Leas Plots hay meadow experiment and an anaerobic digestion plant that will generate heat, electricity and digestate - an organic fertiliser - from pig and cattle manure. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Ecological
  • My main interests are in modelling complex ecological systems, using multivariate statistical models, simulation and Monte-Carlo techniques, across a wide range of spatio-temporal scales. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Organic farmers are required by law to build soil fertility in ecological ways. (cornucopia.org)
  • bacteria
  • The comparison of the soil microbial communities revealed no major differences among the main phyla of bacteria between the two farming styles with similar soil structure and pH. (frontiersin.org)
  • control
  • ConclusionThe HAI surveillance system successfully detected and facilitated the control of theA.baumannii outbreak. (medworm.com)