Recent Submissions

  • Weeds in Cover Crops: Context and Management Considerations 

    Baraibar Padró, Bàrbara; White, Charles M.; Hunter, Mitchell C.; Finney, Denise M.; Barbercheck, Mary E.; Kaye, Jason P.; Curran, William S.; Bunchek, Jess; Mortensen, David A. (MDPI, 2021-02-26)
    Cover crops are increasingly being adopted to provide multiple ecosystem services such as improving soil health, managing nutrients, and decreasing soil erosion. It is not uncommon for weeds to emerge in and become a part ...
  • New insights on the ripening pattern of ‘Blanquilla’ pears: A comparison between on- and off-tree ripened fruit 

    Lindo García, Violeta; Larrigaudière, Christian; Echeverría Cortada, Gemma; Murayama, Hideki; Soria Villalonga, Yolanda; Giné Bordonaba, Jordi (Elsevier, 2019-01-05)
    To better understand the key processes involved in the ripening of attached fruit, we have investigated physico-chemical and biochemical changes occurring in ‘Blanquilla’ pear during on-tree (attached fruit) and off-tree ...
  • Hail nets do not affect the efficacy of metamitron for chemical thinning of apple trees 

    Gonzalez, Luis; Àvila, Gloria; Carbó, J.; Bonany, Joan; Alegre Castellví, Simó; Torres Lezcano, Estanis; Martín, Begoña; Recasens Guinjuan, Inmaculada; Asin Jones, Luis (The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology TrustTaylor and Francis, 2019-06-19)
    Hail nets reduce photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and alter the environment under the netting in apple orchards. Thus, we investigated the effect of nets on the efficacy of metamitron, a short-term photosynthesis ...
  • Effect of different application rates of metamitron as fruitlet chemical thinner on thinning efficacy and fluorescence inhibition in Gala and Fuji apple 

    Gonzalez, Luis; Torres Lezcano, Estanis; Carbó, J.; Alegre Castellví, Simó; Bonany, Joan; Àvila, Gloria; Martín, Begoña; Recasens Guinjuan, Inmaculada; Asin Jones, Luis (Springer Nature, 2019-08-30)
    Crop thinning is an important and difficult agricultural practice. Knowing the effect of the application dose of a product is a crucial element of any thinning program. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect ...
  • Nitrogen nutrition diagnosis for olive trees grown in super-intensive cropping systems 

    Pascual Roca, Miquel; Villar Mir, Josep Ma.; Arbonés, Amadeu; Rufat i Lamarca, Josep (Taylor and Francis, 2019-06-17)
    The results of a 4-year experiment combining irrigation, N, and K showed that to maintain productivity and tree growth it is necessary to attain a higher leaf N status than current diagnosis standards. To sustain high oil ...
  • Sistemes agroalimentaris: agricultura, ramaderia i pesca 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Plaixats i Boixadera, Josefina; Lloveras Vilamanyà, Jaume; Girona i Gomís, Joan; Caiola, Nuno; Savé i Montserrat, Robert (Generalitat de CatalunyaInstitut d'Estudis Catalans, 2016)
    El sector agropecuari català és plenament conscient del canvi climàtic i del canvi global, i ja fa temps que ha iniciat polítiques i actuacions de mitigació i d’adaptació a aquests canvis. Parteix de l’adaptació de l’agronomia ...
  • Balanç de carboni: els embornals a Catalunya 

    Vayreda, Jordi; Retana, Javier; Savé i Montserrat, Robert; Funes, Inmaculada; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Calvo, Eva; Catalán i Aguilà, Jordi; Batalla Mercadé, Meritxell (Generalitat de CatalunyaInstitut d'Estudis Catalans, 2016)
    En aquest capítol es determinen els estocs i els embornals de carboni (C) dels diferents sistemes terrestres i marins. El bosc és el sistema terrestre que manté en estoc més quantitat de carboni per hectàrea, 149,5 Mg C ...
  • Distribution of Glyphosate-Resistance in Echinochloa crus-galli Across Agriculture Areas in the Iberian Peninsula 

    Vázquez-García, José G.; Rojano-Delgado, Antonia M.; Alcántara-de la Cruz, Ricardo; Torra Farré, Joel; Dellaferrera, Ignacio; Portugal, João M.; Prado, Rafael de (Frontiers Media, 2021-02-12)
    The levels of resistance to glyphosate of 13 barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) populations harvested across different agriculture areas in the Southern Iberian Peninsula were determined in greenhouse and laboratory ...
  • Target-Site and Non-target-Site Resistance Mechanisms Confer Multiple and Cross- Resistance to ALS and ACCase Inhibiting Herbicides in Lolium rigidum From Spain 

    Torra Farré, Joel; Montull Daniel, José María; Taberner Palou, Andreu; Onkokesung, Nawaporn; Boonham, Neil; Edwards, Robert (Frontiers Media, 2021-02-04)
    Lolium rigidum is one the worst herbicide resistant (HR) weeds worldwide due to its proneness to evolve multiple and cross resistance to several sites of action (SoA). In winter cereals crops in Spain, resistance to ...
  • Evaluation of chemical fruit thinning efficiency using Brevis® (Metamitron) on apple trees (‘Gala’) under Spanish conditions 

    Gonzalez, Luis; Torres Lezcano, Estanis; Àvila, Gloria; Bonany, Joan; Alegre Castellví, Simó; Carbó, J.; Martín, Begoña; Recasens Guinjuan, Inmaculada; Asin Jones, Luis (Elsevier, 2019-11-15)
    Thinning is an important technique in apple growing which is used to reduce the number of fruits per plant and achieve commercial fruit size and quality. The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of one and ...
  • Tree—Open Grassland Structure and Composition Drive Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Holm Oak Meadows of the Iberian Peninsula 

    Ibañez, Mercedes; Leiva, María José; Chocarro, Cristina; Aljazairi López, Salvador; Ribas Artola, Àngela; Sebastià, Ma. T. (MDPI, 2020-12-28)
    Iberian holm oak meadows are savannah-like ecosystems that result from traditional silvo-pastoral practices. However, such traditional uses are declining, driving changes in the typical tree—open grassland structure of ...
  • Gramíneas infestantes de los cereales de invierno de Cataluña 

    Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Riba Pijuan, Ferran; Izquierdo i Figarola, Jordi; Forn, R.; Taberner Palou, Andreu (Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario, 1996)
    Con el fin de estimar la importancia actual de las malas hierbas gramíneas en los cereales de invierno de Cataluña, se ha realizado una prospección por todas las comarcas cerealistas del territorio. Se han observado ...
  • Quality Assessment of Photogrammetric Methods—A Workflow for Reproducible UAS Orthomosaics 

    Ludwig, Marvin; Runge, Christian M.; Friess, Nicolas; Koch, Tiziana L.; Richter, Sebastian; Seyfried, Simon; Wraase, Luise; Lobo, Agustin; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Reudenbach, Christoph; Nauss, Thomas (MDPI, 2020-11-22)
    Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are cost-effective, flexible and offer a wide range of applications. If equipped with optical sensors, orthophotos with very high spatial resolution can be retrieved using photogrammetric ...
  • Influence of irrigation and fertilization on the sterol and triterpene dialcohol compositions of virgin olive oil 

    Arbonés, Amadeu; Sastre, B.; Pérez, M. A.; de Lorenzo, C.; Pascual Roca, Miquel; Benito, A.; Villar Mir, Josep Ma.; Rufat i Lamarca, Josep (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020-12-04)
    The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of irrigation and fertilization with nitrogen and potassium on the sterol and triterpene dialcohol contents in two trials of cv. Arbequina in super-intensive orchards ...
  • Plant Functional Diversity, Climate and Grazer Type Regulate Soil Activity in Natural Grasslands 

    Debouk, Haifa; San Emeterio, Leticia; Marí Marí, Teresa; Canals, Rosa M.; Sebastià, Ma. T. (MDPI, 2020-08-31)
    Global change modifies vegetation composition in grasslands with shifts in plant functional types (PFT). Although changes in plant community composition imply changes in soil function, this relationship is not well understood. ...
  • Different Ground Vegetation Cover Management Systems to Manage Cynodon dactylon in an Irrigated Vineyard 

    Valencia-Gredilla, Francisco; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Juárez Escario, Alejandro; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (MDPI, 2020-06-25)
    Ground cover management in vineyards in Spain is focused on minimizing soil erosion and compaction. Such practices have influenced the weed community structure in the inter-rows, contributing to the spread of the high ...
  • Temperature sensitivity of soil respiration rates enhanced by microbial community response 

    Karhu, Kristiina; Auffret, Marc D.; Dungait, Jennifer A. J.; Hopkins, David W.; Prosser, James I.; Singh, Brajesh K.; Subke, Jens-Arne; Wookey, Philip A.; Ågren, Göran I.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Gouriveau, Fabrice; Bergkvist, Göran; Meir, Patrick; Nottingham, Andrew T.; Salinas, Norma; Hartley, Iain P. (Springer Nature, 2014-09-03)
    Soils store about four times as much carbon as plant biomass1, and soil microbial respiration releases about 60 petagrams of carbon per year to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide2. Short-term experiments have shown that soil ...
  • Modelling the spatial distribution of aquatic insects (Order Hemiptera) potentially involved in the transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Africa 

    Cano, Jorge; Rodríguez, Antonio; Simpson, Hope; Tabah, Earnest N.; Gómez, Jose F.; Pullan, Rachel L. (BMC, 2018-09-06)
    Background: Biting aquatic insects belonging to the order Hemiptera have been suggested as potential vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in endemic areas for Buruli ulcer (BU). If this is the case, these insects would be ...
  • Accumulation of target gene mutations confers multiple resistance to ALS, ACCase and EPSPS inhibitors in Lolium species in Chile 

    Vázquez-García, José G.; Alcántara-de la Cruz, Ricardo; Palma-Bautista, Candelario; Rojano-Delgado, Antonia M.; Cruz-Hipólito, Hugo E.; Torra Farré, Joel; Barro, Francisco; Prado, Rafael de (Frontiers Media, 2020-10-28)
    Different Lolium species, common weeds in cereal fields and fruit orchards in Chile, were reported showing isolated resistance to the acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACCase), acetolactate synthase (ALS) and 5-enolpyruvylshikimat ...
  • Germination Patterns in Seeds Produced in Apical and Basal Fruits of Two Thlaspi arvense Populations 

    Edo-Tena, Eva; Gesch, Russell W.; Royo-Esnal, Aritz (MDPI, 2020-05-25)
    The aim of the present work is to study possible differences in the germination behavior of apical and basal seeds (produced in the upper and lower fruits of the infruitescence), of two populations of field pennycress ...

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