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Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Aurélie Salavert.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16742 words.

Along with ceramics production, sedentism, and herding, agriculture is a major component of the Neolithic as it is defined in Europe. Therefore, the agricultural system of the first...

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Agricultural products and trade

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe.

in Agriculture

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 4855 words.

‘Agricultural products and trade’ considers what the agricultural industry as a whole produces, and the working of the local and international markets into which its output is sold,...

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Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment

Heather Williams.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Environmental History; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 10280 words.

Worldwide, governments subsidize agriculture at the rate of approximately 1 billion dollars per day. This figure rises to about twice that when export and biofuels production subsidies and...

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Agriculture

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe.

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 152 pages.

Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction explains what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, it shows why it is important, and how farmers can...

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The Agriculture of Early India

Charlene Murphy and Dorian Q. Fuller.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 318 words.

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Causes of Soil Salinization, Sodification, and Alkalinization

Elisabeth N. Bui.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography; Agriculture and Farming. 10003 words.

Driving forces for natural soil salinity and alkalinity are climate, rock weathering, ion exchange, and mineral equilibria reactions that ultimately control the chemical composition of soil...

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Classification and Mitigation of Soil Salinization

Tibor Tóth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming. 10205 words.

Soil salinity has been causing problems for agriculturists for millennia, primarily in irrigated lands. The importance of salinity issues is increasing, since large areas are affected by...

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Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture across Africa

Laura Pereira.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming. 12224 words.

Confidence in the projected impacts of climate change on agricultural systems has increased substantially since the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. In...

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Collaboration between grass seedlings and rhizobacteria to scavenge organic nitrogen in soils

James F. White, Qiang Chen, Mónica S. Torres, Robert Mattera, Ivelisse Irizarry, Mariusz Tadych and Marshall Bergen.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biochemistry; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Physiology; Plant-Microbe Interactions. 5309 words.

Plants require nitrogen (N) to make proteins, nucleic acids and other biological molecules. It is widely accepted that plants absorb inorganic forms of N to fill their needs. However,...

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Comparing salt tolerance of beet cultivars and their halophytic ancestor: consequences of domestication and breeding programmes

Jelte Rozema, Danny Cornelisse, Yuancheng Zhang, Hongxiu Li, Bas Bruning, Diana Katschnig, Rob Broekman, Bin Ji and Peter van Bodegom.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology; Ecology and Conservation. 7137 words.

Salt tolerance of higher plants is determined by a complex set of traits, the timing and rate of evolution of which are largely unknown. We compared the salt tolerance of cultivars of sugar...

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