Christina Ek

Christina Ek

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Published on Oct 08, 2020

Soil Samples

I sent samples of both fertile and degraded soil to a lab; the results indicate that they are quite different. The fertile soil is less acidic and much richer in organic matter and minerals. I am a...

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Published on Sep 22, 2020

Updates

I will also used degraded soil to compare to healthy soil that is typically used by gardeners.

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Published on Sep 16, 2020

Latest Updates

I am ordering supplies, gathering relevant information, and will soon be ready to plant my first set of crops. After a couple of weeks, I will do the other set as spinach is more cold-tolerant.

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Published on Aug 16, 2020

New Ideas

I am thinking about studying beets as they are a major crop for sugar as well as roots and leaves. That way, I have greens and root vegetables as representative of a diverse array of crops.

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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

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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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Neither can I!
Oct 09, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks!
Oct 09, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you!
Oct 03, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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I will. Thanks!
Sep 22, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks so much! I will keep you informed.
Sep 16, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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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
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