Christina Ek

Christina Ek

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Published on Jul 17, 2020

Possible Alterations to Design

Based on prior research and setbacks caused by COVID-19, I am reconsidering my crop choices to be spinach and collards. Both are commercially important, commonly consumed leafy greens that will gro...

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Published on Jul 13, 2020

Continuation of Research

I am expanding my literature review. I have found multiple articles that were recently published earlier this year about algae and crops. I am comparing and contrasting the parameters studied, the ...

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Published on Jun 17, 2020

Latest Updates

I am continuing to gather material for my literature review and am researching a Chlorella processing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. I am researching nutrient content of Chlorella and conditi...

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Published on Jun 01, 2020

Competition Among Species

I am researching prior studies on competition (allelopathy) among microbial species. I found that Chlorella can compete with algae species that can produce harmful blooms; many of these algae are r...

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Published on May 11, 2020

Latest Reads

I started a book called Unwelcome Harvest, about agriculture and pollution. It contains a wealth of information about fertilizers, pesticides, and other factors that render industrial modern agricu...

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Published on Apr 30, 2020

Interesting Reads

I am continuing to read up on the literature for my project. One of the best books I have found is Gordon Conway's The Doubly Green Revolution: Food For All in the Twenty-First Century. It describe...

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Published on Apr 02, 2020

Microbial Community Research

I have been extensively studying the literature on phospholipid fatty acid tests (PLFA). They measure changes in microbial community structure. Some research, for example, has examined the impact o...

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Published on Mar 30, 2020

Fungi Research

I am researching fungi that are plant pathogens, especially Aspergillus flavus. Aspergillus flavus is responsible for much economic loss with corn and peanut harvests, as those are the two most imp...

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Published on Mar 26, 2020

Notes on Desertification

I am researching soil erosion and am especially focused on the Sahel, the region of Africa south of the Sahara.

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Hilarious.
Jul 17, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Absolutely!
May 11, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Yes, I know it came out in 1991. However, I am also looking at other sources that are more current. I will look to see if I can find a less expensive version!
May 11, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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I will keep you updated. Thanks so much!
Apr 08, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you so much!
Apr 08, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you!
Mar 29, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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If you know someone else who you think can contribute, can you let them know about the project? Thank you!
Mar 28, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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If you know anyone else you think can contribute, can you please let them know about the project? Thank you!
Mar 28, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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If you know anybody else you think can contribute, can you please let them know about the project? Thanks!
Mar 28, 2020
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By the way, if you know anybody else who you think can contribute, please let them know about the project. Thanks!
Mar 28, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Yes, exactly.
Mar 17, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you! Yes, hopefully it will be. Thank you for your contribution.
Mar 16, 2020
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