Dehydrins (DHNs), group 2 of late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins, are up-regulated in most plants during cold, drought, heat, or salinity stress. All DHNs contain at least one K-segment, which is believed to play a significant role in DHN function by forming an amphipathic helix. In previous studies, wzy2, an YSK2-type DHN gene, was isolated from the… (More)
Soil testing is the basis for nutrient recommendation and formulated fertilization. This study presented a brief overview of potentiometric electrochemical sensors (ISE and ISFET) for soil NPK detection. The opportunities and challenges for electrochemical sensors in soil testing were discussed.
Variable fertilization for crops, like corn, depends on monitoring nutrition condition. Thus, hyperspectral reflectance was used to predict chlorophyll and total nitrogen content under different N,K treatments during corn growth. The area of the experimental field was divided into 3 strips with different nitrogen treatment (N1:0 kg/ha–low, N2:314… (More)