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1 year ago

The efficiency of agriculture in controlling

Our agricultural P input rate lies within the high end of the global P application spectrum (Potter et al., 2010). In most of the US corn belt and crop lands in Europe and Asia, annual P application rates do not exceed 0.004 kg m− 2 (Potter et al., 2010), which AZD1080 substantially less than 0.014 kg m− 2 at our agricultural site. The P application rate used here is not, however, an unusual local phenomenon and ranks within the top quartile of P surplus (0.013–0.084 kg P ha− 1) in the globe and is typical of the coastal US (MacDonald et al., 2011). The areas under such high level of P surplus cover ~ 10% of cropland areas but are responsible for ~ 45% of total global P surplus (MacDonald et al., 2011). The geochemical mass balance approach helps us to address how mycelium residual P, which accumulates in soils (Sattari et al., 2012), compares with pre-agricultural weathering losses and biological recycling of P.

1 year ago

In the present study soil degradation and

The investigated area covers the whole Italy (301,330 km2). The national territory was divided into three geographical divisions (North, Centre, South) with similar areal coverage but different socio-ecological characteristics. The country area (23% flat, 42% hilly and 35% mountainous) is characterized by a temperate-dry Mediterranean climate. Elevation SAG and geographical divisions were defined by ISTAT (1958) for the whole national territory. The three geographical divisions of Italy reflect a supra-regional spatial level merging a number of administrative regions ranging from 4 (central Italy) to 8 (northern and southern Italy). Country land was classified into three elevation belts (lowland: < 100 m; 100 m < upland < 600 m; mountains > 600 m) according to the average elevation of each municipality. Generally, rainfalls increase with elevation and latitude and the reverse pattern was found for temperature. Soils and landscapes share a high functional diversity shaped by the millenary interplay between nature and humans. Similar to other countries in southern Europe, Italy shows important disparities in economic and social development and environmental resource availability at both the regional and local scale (Salvati and Bajocco, 2011).

1 year ago

Ground freeze dried pen floor sample xA

Coincident with rainfall simulations, composite samples of the bedding and non-bedding material adjacent to the stainless steel 1-m × 1-m frame were also collected from the surface in each pen prior to rainfall simulation. The samples collected from the bedding area of each pen consisted mainly of Valproic acid with admixed straw (upper 0 to 3 cm) whereas those from the non-bedding area consisted mainly of feces and soil (upper 0 to 2 cm). These samples were analyzed to determine antimicrobial concentrations in the source material, as well as water content.
2.3. Sample analysis
2.3.1. Runoff water samples
Runoff samples were transported to the National Hydrology Research Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada on ice in coolers for antimicrobial residue analysis. Subsamples of runoff water (200 mL) were subjected to solid-phase extraction (SPE) cleanup within 48 h. Each subsample was buffered with 25-mL 0.2 M citric acid solution (pH 5.0) and diluted to 250 mL using de-ionized water before SPE.

1 year ago

Scenario analysis on potential manure P

4.1. Scenario analysis on potential manure P applied to available arable land
Four rule-based scenarios were used to compare the change in soil P status in the available arable landbank of Beijing, as a result of different cropping structures and manure P application strategies. A digitized land use map (2004) was produced, demonstrating that in Beijing, typical crop rotations include winter wheat–maize and vegetable–vegetable, whilst G-749 trees belong to an annual cropping system.
In Scenario 1, a high proportion of cereal cropping was assumed (S1), with the proportions of land under cereals, vegetables and orchards being 67%, 5% and 28%, respectively. In Scenario 2, a adaptation high proportion of fields under vegetables was assumed (S2), with the proportions of land under cereals, vegetables and orchards being 34%, 36% and 28%, respectively (NDRC and MOA, 2012). Both cropping scenarios included two contrasting P management strategies: (1) Traditional manure P management (S1.1 and S2.1), where both chemical and manure P were applied at traditional rates following the farmer survey results of 2010; (2) Balanced manure P management (S1.2 and S2.2), where a balanced P supply (sustainable) was assumed, based on crop P removal and P replenishment by manure (only).
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1 year ago

Total phosphorus Discussion Suspended sediment transfer in response

3.5. Total phosphorus
4. Discussion
4.1. Suspended LY2886721 transfer in response to temporal and spatial constraints
Fig. 4. An example of the divergent suspended sediment hysteresis dynamics with increasing scale over the course of a catchment-wide storm beginning on the 18th of November 2012.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
4.2. Dominant pathways of phosphorus transfer
Monitoring of TRP and TP at Newby Beck has provided new insights into the processes responsible for their delivery in a headwater agricultural catchment.

1 year ago

Since a large amount of As in

The methanol method has been widely used for As speciation in PV (Singh and Ma, 2006 and Mathews et al., 2010). Though As extraction efficiency in the fronds was satisfactory at 80–90%, the efficiency for the (S)-CPW 399 was low at ~ 60% (Fig. 1A). This is consistent with Zhang et al. (2002) who reported ~ 60% for the roots and 85–100% for the fronds. In addition, methanol is toxic during extraction process in addition to producing hazardous waste. Hence, it is important to develop a new method with satisfactory extraction efficiency and less toxic waste.
3.2. Optimization of ethanol method
The ethanol method used 1:1 methanol:water (50%), and sample to solution ratio of 50 mg:10 mL with 2 h extraction time. The parameters tested including extraction times (0.5 to 2 h), ethanol concentrations (0, 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100%) and sample to solution ratios (50 mg to 2.5, 5, 10 or 15 mL). Among the parameters, extraction time was the most important. PV plants after growing in soil containing 200 mg kg− 1 AsV and AsIII was used for method optimization. The As contents in PV roots and fronds were 459–586 and 7346–7714 mg kg− 1 (Table 1).

1 year ago

Besides other applications such as

In summary, GO-Ag composites with different silver loading amounts were prepared by citrate ZM336372 in one step, and then used for aromatic detection by SERS. It was found, increasing the silver loading and the dosage of GO-Ag composite always enhance its adsorption ability to aromatic dyes. But for SERS activity, high silver loading cause strong background response from GO, and high dosage of composite has little effect on background response, but greatly decrease the SERS signal of target molecules. Both result in a low signal to noise ratio and a poor sensitivity. By properly tailing the silver loading amount and the dosage of GO-Ag composite, strong SERS signals of different dye molecules with high signal to noise ratio are obtained. Thus optimized substrate was successfully used to sensitive detection of several aromatic dyes by SERS. Our results reveal that great attention should be paid on silver loading amount and composite dosage when GO-Ag composite is used for SERS detection, or compare the SERS performance of GO-Ag composite reported by different works.