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Effects of climate change on soil health resulting in an increased global spread of neglected tropical diseases

Authors: John Paul M. Wasan, et al. Abstract Although it is commonly accepted that climate change will increase the range and abundance of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through increased rainfall and temperature, the role of soil and influence of soil health on this effect is not well understood. We propose that understanding the influence of…

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Management of acid and alkaline phosphatase, dehydrogenase activities by sugarcane industry waste under lead contamination- A case study of Indian Vertisol

Authors: M. L. Dotaniya, et al. Abstract Soil fertility management and crop productivity both are inter-related need extensive attention for sustainability. Industries are being built, which over time produces a lot of effluents containing heavy metal(s), which is then dumped on healthy soils and water bodies. Long-term discharge of lead (Pb)-containing wastewater resulted in significant…

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Weed community changes in saffron+chickpea intercropping under different irrigation management

Authors: Fatemeh Mohammadkhani, et al. Abstract Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is among the world’s most expensive crops; nevertheless, it struggles to compete with weeds. Non-chemical farming practices, such as intercropping and reduced irrigation, can help to decrease weed problems. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the changes in the weed density, biomass and weed diversity…

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Coccidioides undetected in soils from agricultural land and uncorrelated with time or the greater soil fungal community on undeveloped land

Authors: Robert Wagner , et al. Citation: Wagner R, Montoya L, Head JR, Campo S, Remais J, Taylor JW (2023) Coccidioides undetected in soils from agricultural land and uncorrelated with time or the greater soil fungal community on undeveloped land. PLoS Pathog 19(5): e1011391. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1011391 Editor: Eva H. Stukenbrock, Max-Planck-Institut fur Evolutionsbiologie, GERMANY Received: December…

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