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Phytoremediation: Using Plants To Clean Up Soils

Plant physiologist Leon Kochian
(left) and molecular biologist
David Garvin examine wheat
plants of various genotypes
being studied for aluminum
tolerance.
(K8781-4) 






When it comes to helping clean up soils contaminated with heavy and toxic metals, nature has ARS plant physiologist Leon V. Kochian to thank.





During 13 years of research at the U.S. Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Laboratory at Ithaca, New York, Kochian has become an authority on mechanisms used by certain plants to take up essential mineral nutrients and toxic heavy metals from soils. He has also characterized strategies some plants use to tolerate toxic soil environments.





Kochian is an international expert on plant responses to environmental stress, plant mineral nutrition, and use of plants to clean up or remediate soils contaminated with heavy metals and radioisotopes.




Besides providing important new information on how to use plants in this practical way, Kochian's research may also shed light on an important nutritional conce…

URUGUAY IMPLEMENTS COMPLETE SOIL TRACEABILITY BY END OF 2014

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Mariana Hill, Director of Natural Renewable Resources of the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay noted that, with the second phase of plans for soil use and management, practically all agricultural soil will be registered and ‘traced’





The second phase includes summer crops (soybean, corn and sorghum), covering one million hectares.








Authorities at the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) stressed that traceability of the soil for agricultural production will show that agriculture in Uruguay generates high levels of production with the least possible erosion, making Uruguay a world leader in this area.










In order to monitor the traceability programme, Hill anticipated that an Internet-based tool system would be developed, so that private agronomists will be able to incorporate data in MGAP servers. 












‘Technology will help the work of agronomists, as they will be able to submit data from wherever there…

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE : MANGO DELIVERIES AVAILABLE VIA AR4 ....

EMEX DATA : BREAKDOWN BY MANGO CULTIVAR (Through April 6, 2014)

Acumulado General Temporada 2014Total CajasTotal %ATAULFO4200.00%51800.00%8300.00%942,2200.74%10136,2872.37%12573,6009.99%141,249,15121.75%1528,1330.49%161,362,41023.72%18975,69616.99%20786,91513.70%22354,9556.18%2310,2980.18%2496,1371.67%2550.00%261,1930.02%3420.00%3698,1571.71%51530.00%BABY27,8880.49%Total ATAULFO5,743,33056.10%HADEN64,5030.24%733,7281.83%878,7804.27%9205,37611.13%10455,62124.69%12712,27038.59%14349,62218.94%162,7020.15%181,0100.05%202100.01%221960.01%32100.00%3380.00%403130.02%481,1170.06%67670.00%751840.01%

2014 MEXICAN MANGO SEASON UNDERWAY WITH 59 USA IMPORTERS SO FAR ...

Data provided by EMEX (Mexican mango exporters Association)
Through April 06, 2014




Acumulado General Temporada 2014


Cajas Total Cajas Total %
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ARIZONATEXASCALIFORNIA1) GM PRODUCE SALES LLC 1031,407,209*1,407,31213.75%2) COAST CITRUS DISTRIBUITOR DBA / OLYMPIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLE 375,025554,276*929,3019.08%3) CIRULI BROTHERS 181,483689,954*871,4378.51%4) FRESKA PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL INC701,26264,927*766,1897.48%5) PAULMEX INTERNATIONAL LTD*628,778*628,7786.14%6) C.H. ROBINSON COMPANY5,460613,093*618,5536.04%7) LONDON FRUIT INC*557,559*557,5595.45%8) CABEFRUIT PRODUCE LLC*450,882*450,8824.40%9) SPLENDID PRODUCTS294,40680,640*375,0463.66%10) DIAZTECA COMPANY70,168251,435*321,6033.14%11) DEKALB FARMERS MARKET*267,023*267,0232.61%12) DON QUIJOTE PRODUCE, LLC.232,560**232,5602.27%13) R.C.F. PRODUCE INC.9,240197,733*206,9732.02%14) NEW MUNDOEXPORT FRUITS INC.*191,270*191,2701.87%15) FRONTERA PRODUCE LTD*188,266*188,2661.84%16) LA MINITA PRODUCE LLC*168,203*168,2031.64%17) TRI…