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Composting and Evaluating a Pulp and Paper Sludge for Use as a Soil Amendment/Mulch
Composting could be used in the pulp and paper industry to treat primary sludges as an alternative to landfilling. The objective of this project was to compost and evaluate a pulp and paper sludge
Plant Preservative Mixture ™ Can Affect Shoot Regeneration from Leaf Explants of Chrysanthemum, European Birch, and Rhododendron
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PPM had little effect on the percentage of explants forming shoots and the number of shoots formed per explant in birch and rhododendron, but dramatically reduced both responses in chrysanthemum, therefore, the effects of PPM must be evaluated for each species of interest prior to use.
Wood ash as an amendment in municipal sludge and yard waste composting processes
Wood ash from a wood-fired, electrical generating plant was examined as a potential amendment in municipal biosolids and yard waste composting applications. The rate of composting and the final
BIRCH SEEDLING RESPONSE TO IRRIGATION FREQUENCY AND A HYDROPHILIC POLYMER AMENDMENT IN A CONTAINER MEDIUM
Abstract Water-absorbing polymers (hydrogels) are promoted for their potential to increase the water-holding capacity of container media. European birch (Betula pendula Roth) seedlings (1 + 0 plugs)
Pre-conditioning rhododendron and chrysanthemum leaf explants affects transient beta -glucuronidase expression after biolistic particle bombardment
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Manipulating explant culture conditions before biolistic bombardment influenced transient gene expression and illustrated that genotype-specific differences affect transformation potential.
Stem hypoxia and root respiration of flooded maple and birch seedlings
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Neither internal aeration nor changes in stem morphology appear to account for flood tolerance of red maple and river birch.
Cytokinins, donor plants and time in culture affect shoot regenerative capacity of American elm leaves
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Explants from productive donor plants should be placed on DKW medium supplemented with TDZ to improve shoot regeneration efficiency from American elm leaves.
Use of grafting to prevent Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage to new world Meliaceae species.
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In both experiments, grafting by itself, regardless of the rootstock and scion combination, also reduced damage caused by H. grandella larvae, and sons of autografted susceptible species had similar resistance to susceptible scions grafted on resistant rootstocks.
Leaves from grafted Meliaceae species affect survival and performance of Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae
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It is demonstrated that grafting borer-susceptible species on resistant rootstocks can affect the survival and performance of instar II H. grandella larvae.
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