Role of silicon and silicon fertilizers in the world: a review of papers from the Scopus database published in English for the period of 2012–2022
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National University of Uzbekistan after named Mirzo Ulugbek, Faculty of Biology Department of Soil Science, Students Street, 100174, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
National University of Uzbekistan after named Mirzo Ulugbek, Faculty of Chemistry Department of Organic Synthesis and Applied Chemistry, Students Street, 100174, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers National Research University, Faculty of Agriculture Mechanization Department of Ecology and Water Resources Management, Kary-Niaziy str. 39, 100000, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Submission date: 2023-10-13
Final revision date: 2024-02-20
Acceptance date: 2024-03-25
Online publication date: 2024-03-25
Publication date: 2024-03-25
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Malika Mamasolieva   

National University of Uzbekistan after named Mirzo Ulugbek, Faculty of Biology Department of Soil Science, Students Street, 100174, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Soil Sci. Ann., 2024, 75(1)186456
Silicon (Si) is a chemical element that is not yet considered essential for plants. However, over the past few decades, an increasing number of scientific studies have focused on the role of Si in soil-plant interactions. At the same time, many countries are leading the development and use of silicon-based fertilizers. Si can be taken up by plants predominantly in a mobile form (H4SiO4) in the soil through both passive and active uptake mechanisms. Therefore, Scopus data from 2012 to 2022 were used to understand the implementation and current status of research on the beneficial effects of silicon fertilizers on soil and plants and the role of soil forms of silicon in improving soil quality. A bibliometric study of articles published in the database on the role of Si in soil and silicon fertilizers was carried out. Various tools, such as Microsoft Office Excel 2021, VOS Viewer and were used in this study. The final literature includes 440 articles, 82% of which are scientific. Over the past decade, the number of published articles has increased significantly. For example, in the years 2021–2022, a total of 91 articles were published, which is six times higher than the number of articles published in 2012–2013 (15 articles). This significant increase in publications highlights the growing interest in the role in the role of Si and Si fertilizer research. It was found around 32.04% of China, 13.2% of the USA and 9.8% of Brazil the reviewed publications focused on the role of Si and Si fertilizers studies. Among the authors who published the most articles on this topic during the selected period are Wang X. (with 12 articles), Liang Yu., Rizwan M. and Ali S. (each with 8 articles).
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