Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
ScienceAlerts.com is an Agricultural Sciences Social Network to discover and share scholarly content in in the basic and applied sciences of agriculture, biology, environment, forestry, geography and health. Up to now, 18,871 members have signed up and have actively contributed 1,142,673 articles to the site. The latest additions to the site are aggregated on the frontpage as well as in an ScienceAlerts RSS Feed. The new Agricultural Sciences category currently features 88,628 stories exclusively selected from 218 scientific geography publishing sources.
ScienceAlerts.com's Agricultural Sciences Category covers the cultivation and production of crops, raising of livestock, and postharvest processing of natural products. It currently contains 88,628 stories selected from 218 scholarly agricultural sciences journals. This category also provides an Agricultural Sciences RSS feed which is one of the best and most popular ways of staying up to date with the latest news in this science discipline. One of the latest articles assesses soil structure in the transition layer between topsoil and subsoil using the profil cultural method. The authors' results show that the classification of cracking and the quantification of the number of earthworm burrows per square meter can explain observed root development in subsoil. They also observed that cracking and biological activity are closely related to root density in subsoil. The category also features an article which shows that ammonium enhances resistance to salinity stress in citrus plants. The author's results suggest that NH4+ treatments induce a mild stress condition that primes the citrange Carrizo defense response by stress imprinting and confers protection against subsequent salt stress.
ScienceAlerts.com's review process is partly automated and partly manual to rigorously ensure that only relevant content is featured on the site. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceAlerts.com is usually only minutes. ScienceAlerts.com includes a search feature to retrieve specific titles or keywords from its' large database. In addition, it suggests up to ten related articles for each article selected. The site also maintains the new Twitter account @Science_Alerts.