Louisiana cane (Saccharum spp.) is often produced on heavy-textured soils which often remain saturated for extended periods during the growing and harvest season. The objective of this research was to identify commercial sugar cane and energy cane varieties that exhibit tolerance to periodic satura...
Jiang, Nan; Xue, Dayong; Han, Hongxiang
Abstract The genus Biston Leach, 1815 is reviewed for China. Seventeen species are recognized, of which Biston mediolata sp. n. is described. Biston pustulata (Warren, 1896) and Biston panterinaria exanthemata (Moore, 1888) are newly recorded for China. The following new synonyms are established: Biston suppressaria suppressaria (Guenée, 1858) (= Biston suppressaria benescripta (Prout, 1915), syn. n. = Biston luculentus Inoue, 1992 syn. n.); Biston falcata (Warren, 1893) (= Amphidasis erilda Oberthür, 1910, syn. n. = Amphidasis clorinda Oberthür, 1910, syn. n. = Biston emarginaria Leech, 1897, syn. n.); Biston panterinaria panterinaria (Bremer & Grey, 1853) (= Biston panterinaria abraxata (Leech, 1889), syn. n. = Biston panterinaria lienpingensis (Wehrli, 1939), syn. n. = B. panterinaria szechuanensis (Wehrli, 1939), syn. n.). Biston falcata satura (Wehrli,1941), comb. n. is proposed. A key to Chinese Biston and diagnoses for Chinese species are provided. Illustrations of external features and genitalia are presented. PMID:22259309
have been performed in order to bridge this gap addressing partic-ularly the influence of root growth and mycorrhizal fungi on the resistance of soil aggregates against disintegration and linking it to slope stability. As superficial soil failure is often related to heavy rainstorms and, in this regard, mainly due to water satura-tion, recent investigations focused on the pore water pressure, too. Summarising main results of the different studies a positive relationship between soil aggregate stability and traditional soil mechanical shear strength parameters was found, e.g. given certain soil conditions, an increase in aggregate stability may be equated to an increase of the angle of internal friction Φ' and/or cohesion c'. In addition, almost all investigations showed a strong positive correlation between root length per soil volume and soil aggregate stability. In respect of mycorrhizal fungi, results are not yet as clear. On the one hand it was found that the use of unspecific (commercial) inoculum had no or even a negative effect on root growth within the first vegetation period and, correspondingly, on soil aggregate stability. However, the use of specific plant fungi combinations almost ever resulted in an obvious acceleration of root growth immediately with con-comitant gain of soil stability. As far as pore water pressure is concerned we did not yet find an interpretation that is fairly straightforward and not overly prone to controversy. It looks like soil aggregated by mycorrhized plants does have a higher capacity for building up pressure than such permeated by non-mycorrhized roots. Within this scope results of several studies showing these (inter-) relationships and correlations are presented and differences as well as unexpected results discussed.