Ahmad, A., Afzal, M., Ahmad, A.U.H. and Tahir, M. (2013). Effect of foliar application of silicon on yield and quality of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Ceecetari Agronomice, 10(3), 21-28.
Ali-Ehyaee A, and Behbahanizadeh A. A. (1993). Methods of soil analysis. Echnical bulletin No.983, SWRI, Tehran, Iran. (in Farsi with English Summary).
Barker, A. V., and Pilbeam, D. J. (2006). Handbook of plant nutrition. Taylor & Francis. 1-662.
Bashour, I. and Sayegh, A.A. (2007). Methods of Analysis for Soils of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 49-53.
Bouyoucos, G.J. (1962). Hydrometer method improved for making particle size analyses of soils 1. Agronomy journal, 54(5), 464-465.
Chanchareonsook, J., Suwannnarat, C., Thongpae, S., Chanchareonsook, S. and Thinyai, P. (2002) Effects of application of chemical fertilizer in combination with silicon on yield and nutrient uptake of rice in an acid sulfate soil. Paper presented in Symposium on 17th WCSS, 14–21st August 2002, Thailand.
Cooke, J. and Leishman, M.R. (2011). Is plant ecology more siliceous than we realise? Trends in plant science, 16(2), 61-68.
Datnoff, L.E., Snyder, G.H. and Korndorfer, G.H. (2001). Silicon in Agriculture Studies in Plant Science. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1-403.
Elliott, C. and Snyder, G.H. (1991). Autoclave-induced digestion for the colorimetric determination of silicon in rice straw. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 39(6), 1118-1119.
Epstein, E., Bloom, AJ. (2005). Mineral nutrition of plants: principles and perspectives. Sinauer, Sunderland.
Epstein. E. (1999). Annual Review of Plant Physiollogy and Plant Molecular Biology. Silicon, 50, 641–664.
Fu, F., Akagi, T. and Yabuki, S. (2002). Origin of silica particles found in the cortex of Matteuccia roots. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 66(4), 1265-1271.
Gao, X., Zou, C., Wang, L. and Zhang, F. (2005). Silicon improves water use efficiency in maize plants. Journal of plant nutrition, 27(8), 1457-1470.
Ghaffarpour, M. (1995). The portion of bread in supplying people's nutritional needs. Proceedings of the specialized forum, Institute of Nutrition Research and Food Industry of the country, 1-20.
Guo, W., Hou, Y.-L., Wang, S.-G. and Zhu, Y. G. (2005). Effect of silicate on the growth and arsenate uptake by rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings in solution culture. Plant and Soil, 272(1-2), 173-181.
Hacisalihoglu, G., Ozturk, L., Cakmak, I., Welch, R.M. and Kochian, L. (2004). Genotypic variation in common bean in response to zinc deficiency in calcareous soil. Plant and Soil, 259(1-2), 71-83.
Haluschak, P. (2006). Laboratory methods of soil analysis. Canada-Manitoba soil survey, 3-133.
Hattori, T., Inanaga, S., Araki, H., An, P., Morita, S., Luxová, M. and Lux, A. (2005). Application of silicon enhanced drought tolerance in Sorghum bicolor. Physiologia Plantarum, 123(4), 459-466.
Jiang, H., Manolache, S., Wong, A.C.L. and Denes, F.S. (2004). Plasma‐enhanced deposition of silver nanoparticles onto polymer and metal surfaces for the generation of antimicrobial characteristics. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 93(3), 1411-1422.
Kaya, C., Tuna, L. and Higgs, D. (2006). Effect of silicon on plant growth and mineral nutrition of maize grown under water-stress conditions. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 29(8), 1469-1480.
Khoshgoftar, A., Shariatmadari, H., Karimian, N. and Khajehpour, M. (2006). Responses of wheat genotypes to zinc fertilization under saline soil conditions. Journal of plant nutrition, 29(9), 1543-1556.
Kim, Y.-H., Khan, A.L., Hamayun, M., Kang, S.M., Beom, Y.J. and Lee, I.-J. (2011). Influence of short-term silicon application on endogenous physiohormonal levels of Oryza sativa L. under wounding stress. Biological trace element research, 144(1-3), 1175-1185.
Liang, YC., Ding, RX. and Liu, Q. (1999) Effects of silicon on salt tolerance of barley and its mechanism. Science Agriculture, 32(6), 75–83 (In Chinese with English abstract).
Lux, A., Luxová, M., Hattori, T., Inanaga, S. and Sugimoto, Y. (2002). Silicification in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) cultivars with different drought tolerance. Physiologia Plantarum, 115(1), 87-92.
Ma, J., Miyake, Y. and Takahashi, E. (2001). Silicon as a beneficial element for crop plants. Studies in plant Science. Elsevier, pp. 17-39.
Ma, J. and Yamaji, N. (2008). Functions and transport of silicon in plants. Cellular and molecular life sciences, 65, 3049–3057.
Ma, J.F. and Yamaji, N. (2006). Silicon uptake and accumulation in higher plants. Trends in Plant Science. 11, 392–397.
Ma, J.F., Tamai, K. and Yamaji, N. (2006). A silicon transporter in rice. Nature, 440, 688–691.
Malakouti, M.J. and Tehrani, M.M. (1999). Effect of nutrients on the yield and quality of agricultural products. Tarbiayat Modarres Press, Tehran, 1-301.
Mali, M., and Aery, N. C. (2009). Effect of silicon on growth, biochemical constituents, and mineral nutrition of cowpea. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 40, 1041–1052.
Malmir, R., Motesharezadeh, B. and Tabrizi, L. (2017) Effect of silicon sources and Nano silicon on some morphophysiologic responses of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, 4th conference of Nanotechnology in agriculture, Karaj. Iran.
Mann, S. (2006). Nanotechnology and construction. Nanoforum report, 1-55.
Mazumdar, J. (2011). Phytoliths of pteridophytes. South African Journal of Botany, 77(1), 10-19.
Mitani, N. and Ma, J.F.. (2005). Uptake system of silicon in different plant species. Journal of Experimental Botany, 56,1255–1261.
Moshiri, F., Ardalan, M.M., Tehrani, M.M. and Savaghebi, Gh. R. (2010). Zinc efficiency in wheat cultivars, Water and Soil Journal, 24(1), 145-153.
Moussa, H.R. (2006). Inﬂuence of exogenous application of silicon on physiological response of salt- stressed maize (Zea mays L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 8 (3), 293–7.
Narayanaswamy, C. and Prakash, N. (2009). Calibration and categorization of plant available silicon in rice soils of south India. Journal of plant nutrition, 32 (8), 1237-1254.
Pei, Z., Ming, D., Liu, D., Wan, G., Geng, X., Gong, H. and Zhou, W. (2010) Silicon improves the tolerance to water-deficit stress induced by polyethylene glycol in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedlings. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 29 (1),106–115.
Ranganathan, S., Suvarchala, V., Rajesh, Y., Prasad, M.S., Padmakumari, A. and Voleti, S. (2006). Effects of silicon sources on its deposition, chlorophyll content, and disease and pest resistance in rice. Biologia Plantarum, 50 (4), 713-716.
Rothamsted Research (2013) Rothamsted research's classical experiment “Hoos barley—started in 1852”. http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/
Content- Section=Resources&Page=ClassicalExperiments.html. accessed 19 September 2013.
Dehghanipoodeh, S., Ghobadi, C., Baninasab, B., Gheysari, M. and Bidabadi, S.S. (2016). Effects of potassium silicate and nanosilica on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of a commercial strawberry (fragaria × ananassa cv. ‘camarosa’). Journal of Plant Nutrition, 39 (4), 502-507.
Pati, S., Pal, B., Badole, S., Hazra, G.C. and Mandal, B. (2016). Effect of Silicon Fertilization on Growth, Yield, and Nutrient Uptake of Rice. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 47(3), 284-290.
Singh, B., Kumar, S., Natesan, A., Singh, B. K. and Usha, K. (2005). Improving zinc efficiency of cereals under zinc deficiency. Current Science, 10(1), 36-44.
Sparks, D.L. (1996). Methods of soil analysis. Part 3. Chemical methods. Soil science society, American society of Agronomy, Amercican Inc.
Sun, C. W., Liang, Y. C. and Romheld, V. (2005). Effects of foliar- and root applied silicon on the enhancement of induced resistance to powdery mildow in cucumissativus. Plant Pathology, 54, 678-685.
Van Bockhaven, J., De Vleesschauwer, D. and Höfte, M. (2013). Towards establishing broad-spectrum disease resistance in plants: silicon leads the way. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64,1281–1293.
Walkley, A. and Black, IA. (1934). An examination of the Degtjareff method for determining soil organic matter, and a proposed modification of the chromic acid titration method. Soil science, 37(1), 29-38.
Wang, G., Dobermann, A., Witt, C., Sun, Q. and Fu, R. (2001). Performance of site- specific nutrient management for irrigated rice in southeast china. Agronomy journal, 93, 869-878.
Zhu, Z., Wei, G., Li, J., Qian, Q. and Yu, J. (2004). Silicon alleviates salt stress and increases antioxidant enzymesactivity in leaves of salt-stressed cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Plant Science, 167, 527-533.