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Soil Science: Crop Production 478

This guide is intended to help students studying soil science with basic library skills and how to use information resources

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Literature Review Series - watch for a recap

Watch this 6 part Literature Review Playlist for help with how to do a literature review from the start. 

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Feedback on articles - structure

Summarise your article in one paragraph for feedback to the class addressing the following:

What is the research question or hypothesis? How did they approach / test it? What were the conclusions? What do you think is important / novel about this article?

Articles for analysing

Group 1: Branca, G., Lipper, L., McCarthy, N. and Jolejole, M.C., 2013. Food security, climate change, and sustainable land management. A review. Agronomy for sustainable development33, pp.635-650. Available: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/S13593-013-0133-1

Group 2: Bagnall, D.K., Shanahan, J.F., Flanders, A., Morgan, C.L. and Honeycutt, C.W., 2021. Soil health considerations for global food security. Agronomy Journal113(6), pp.4581-4589. Available: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/agj2.20830

Group 3: Bagnall, D.K., Shanahan, J.F., Flanders, A., Morgan, C.L. and Honeycutt, C.W., 2021. Soil health considerations for global food security. Agronomy Journal113(6), pp.4581-4589. Available: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/agj2.20783

Group 4: Campbell, B.M., Vermeulen, S.J., Aggarwal, P.K., Corner-Dolloff, C., Girvetz, E., Loboguerrero, A.M., Ramirez-Villegas, J., Rosenstock, T., Sebastian, L., Thornton, P.K. and Wollenberg, E., 2016. Reducing risks to food security from climate change. Global Food Security11, pp.34-43. Available: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912415300262

Group 5: Ingram, J.S.I., Gregory, P.J. and Izac, A.M., 2008. The role of agronomic research in climate change and food security policy. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment126(1-2), pp.4-12. Available: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167880908000182

Group 6: Chakraborty, S. and Newton, A.C., 2011. Climate change, plant diseases and food security: an overview. Plant pathology60(1), pp.2-14. Available: https://bsppjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2010.02411.x

Group 7: Gregory, P.J., Johnson, S.N., Newton, A.C. and Ingram, J.S., 2009. Integrating pests and pathogens into the climate change/food security debate. Journal of experimental botany60(10), pp.2827-2838. Available: https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erp080

Group 8: Arnold, S.E., Elisante, F., Mkenda, P.A., Tembo, Y.L., Ndakidemi, P.A., Gurr, G.M., Darbyshire, I.A., Belmain, S.R. and Stevenson, P.C., 2021. Beneficial insects are associated with botanically rich margins with trees on small farms. Scientific reports11(1), pp.1-11. Available: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1038/s41598-021-94536-3.pdf

Group 9: Imakando, C.I., Fernández-Grandon, G.M., Singleton, G.R. and Belmain, S.R., 2023. Vegetation cover and food availability shapes the foraging activity of rodent pests in and around maize fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment347, p.108363. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2023.108363

Group 10: Ebrahimi, L., Aminian, H., Etebarian, H.R. and Sahebani, N., 2012. Control of apple blue mould disease with Torulaspora delbrueckii in combination with Silicon. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection45(17), pp.2057-2065. Available: https://doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2012.720772

Group 11: Rodriguez-Ramos, J.C., Scott, N., Marty, J., Kaiser, D. and Hale, L., 2022. Cover crops enhance resource availability for soil microorganisms in a pecan orchard. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment337, p.108049. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108049

Group 12: Arbuckle, J.G. and Roesch-McNally, G., 2015. Cover crop adoption in Iowa: The role of perceived practice characteristics. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation70(6), pp.418-429. Available: https://www.jswconline.org/content/jswc/70/6/418.full.pdf

Referencing: South African Journal of Plant and Soil Science