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1. Sustainable agricultural mechanization and commercialization for widespread adoption of conservation agriculture systems in Africa.

To confront the situations of climate crisis, natural resource degradation and rising populations, farmers need access to modern sustainable agricultural technologies, especially Conservation Agriculture (CA) and sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM). Without such access, the UN's SDGs will...

Author(s) : Kienzle, J.; Sims, B.; Mutai, W.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.382-401 ref.47

2. Access to mechanization for smallholder farmers in Africa.

Author(s) : Fatunbi, O. A.; Kombat, R.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems 2021 pp.187-213 ref.many

3. Is tank mixing site-specific premixes and multi-site fungicides effective and economic for managing soybean rust? A meta-analysis.

Soybean rust (SBR), caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi, is controlled with sequential applications of commercial premixes containing two and, more recently, three site-specific fungicides . However, their efficacy has been reduced due to the development of fungicide resistance in the fungal...

Author(s) : Machado, F. J.; Barro, J. P.; Godoy, C. V.; Dias, A. R.; Forcelini, C. A.; Utiamada, C. M.; Andrade, E. R.; Juliatti, F. C.; Grigolli, J. F. J.; Campos, H. D.; Araujo, I. P.; João Mauricio Trentini Roy; Nunes, J.; Silva, L. H. C. P. da; Canteri, M. G.; Senger, M.; Müller, M. A.; Martins, M. C.; Debortoli, M. P.; Furlan, S. H.; Tiago Madalosso; Carlin, V. J.; Venâncio, W. S.; Ponte, E. del

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.151

4. Impacts of mechanization on sugarcane agricultural productivity in the state of São Paulo from 2007 to 2013.

In contrast to the performance of other crops in the state, sugarcane productivity decreased 5% between 2007 and 2013 in the state of São Paulo. In the same period, the percentage of mechanized harvesting area in the state increased from 46.6% to 83.7%. There is some discussion among experts about...

Foreign Title :Impactos da mecanização na produtividade agrícola agregada da cana-de-açúcar no estado de São Paulo de 2007 a 2013.

Author(s) : Castro, N. R.; Gilio, L.; Machado, G. C.

Publisher : Sociedade Brasileira de Economia e Sociologia Rural (SOBER), Brasília, Brazil

Journal article : Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural 2022 Vol.60 No.2 ref.54

5. Oil palm expansion among non-industrial producers in Cameroon: potentials for synergy between agro-economic gains and ecological safeguards.

Regardless of the environmental and socio-ecological implications of oil palm cultivation, oil palm is considered one of the most important oil crops in the world because of its high production efficiency which has seen a marked increase in the area under cultivation. While previous studies have...

Author(s) : Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Jr.; Ordway, E. M.; Nkongho, R. N.; Molua, E. L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.65

6. Assessment of the optimal frequency of insecticide sprays required to manage fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E Smith) in maize (Zea mays L.) in northern Ghana.

Background: Insecticide use is an important component of integrated pest management strategies developed for fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda J.E Smith, control in maize in many African countries. Here, the optimum number of synthetic insecticide and biopesticide applications needed to...

Author(s) : Nboyine, J. A.; Asamani, E.; Agboyi, L. K.; Yahaya, I.; Kusi, F.; Adazebra, G.; Badii, B. K.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2022 Vol.3 No.3 ref.40

7. Does plastic mulching reduce water footprint in field crops in China? A meta-analysis.

Excessive use of water resources is threatening agriculture, other business and populations in China, India and USA, and crop production is expected to play a critical role in the sustainable use of water. In China, plastic mulching is widely employed in crop production, but its impact on...

Author(s) : Wang LinLin; Li LingLing; Xie JunHong; Luo ZhuZhu; Sumera, A.; Zechariah, E.; Fudjoe, S. K.; Palta, J. A.; Chen YingLong

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Water Management 2022 Vol.260 ref.58

8. Conservation agriculture in the southern highlands of Tanzania: learnings from two decades of research for development.

Since its introduction into the Southern Highlands of Tanzania by researchers 25 years ago, Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been well received, researched and the concept proven to be increasing productivity and incomes, enhancing resilience of livelihoods and contributing to reducing greenhouse...

Author(s) : Shetto, R.; Mkomwa, S.; Mlengera, N.; Mwakimbwala, R.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.122-136 ref.32

9. What drives small-scale farmers to adopt conservation agriculture practices in Tanzania?

Conservation Agriculture (CA)-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI) practices in this study comprised minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, intercropping of maize and legumes, and use of improved crop genotypes and fertilizers, and were tested on-farm in different agroecologies in...

Author(s) : Sariah, J. E.; Mmbando, F.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.284-292 ref.6

10. Bridging the attainable yield gaps of watermelon through nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients management in North-West Ethiopia.

Optimum fertilizer is essential for obtaining high yields of watermelon. This three location study was conducted to investigate the effect of nitrogen and phosphorus (NP) fertilizer on the growth and fruit yield of watermelon. The experiment consisted of five levels of nitrogen (0,46,92,138 and 184 ...

Author(s) : Habtamu Tegen; Melkamu Alemayehu; Getachew Alemayehu; Ermias Abate; Tadele Amare

Publisher : Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Journal of Plant Nutrition 2022 Vol.45 No.1 pp.69-85 ref.34

11. Long-term effects of FYM and nitrogen application on weeds, nutrient uptake, and crop productivity of wheat in subtropical north-western India.

An ongoing long-term experiment started since 1967, were selected during rabi season of 2014-2015 at Research Farm of Department of Soil Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. The experiment consisting combination of two level of FYM (0 and 15 t/ha) and three mode of application (...

Author(s) : Kavinder Tanwar; Hooda, V. S.; Harender Dagar; Kavita Tanwar; Dev Raj

Publisher : Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Journal of Plant Nutrition 2022 Vol.45 No.1 pp.141-151 ref.35

12. Sustainability assessment of combined animal fodder and fuel production from microalgal biomass.

We present a comparative environmental and social life cycle assessment (ELCA and SLCA) of algal fuel and fodder co-production (AF + fodder) versus algal fuel and energy co-production (AF + energy). Our ELCA results indicate that fodder co-production offers an advantage in the following categories: ...

Author(s) : Portner, B. W.; Valente, A.; Guenther, S.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021 Vol.18 No.21 ref.42

13. Ecosystem valuation and eco-compensation for conservation of traditional paddy ecosystems and varieties in Kerala, India.

Etymologically 'the land of paddy fields', Wayanad district in Kerala, India, is a hub of numerous traditional paddy varieties. These varieties are less-input intensive and highly adaptive to changing climate and stresses. However, shifting cropping patterns in the district led to massive...

Author(s) : Shenaz Rasheed; Venkatesh, P.; Singh, D. R.; Renjini, V. R.; Jha, G. K.; Sharma, D. K.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Ecosystem Services 2021 Vol.49

14. Role of biofuels in energy transition, green economy and carbon neutrality.

Modern civilization is heavily reliant on petroleum-based fuels to meet the energy demand of the transportation sector. However, burning fossil fuels in engines emits greenhouse gas emissions that harm the environment. Biofuels are commonly regarded as an alternative for sustainable transportation...

Author(s) : Nida Khan; Kumarasamy Sudhakar; Mamat, R.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.22 ref.159

15. Water quality challenges associated with industrial logging of a karst landscape: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

Human disturbance of karst landscapes in tropical volcanic islands present a unique challenge for understanding sediment transport to the coastal zone. Here we present the first evidence of urban drinking water quality impacts from industrial logging in the Solomon Islands. Despite only 6% of the...

Author(s) : Albert, S.; Deering, N.; Tongi, S.; Nandy, A.; Kisi, A.; Sirikolo, M.; Maehaka, M.; Hutley, N.; Kies-Ryan, S.; Grinham, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021 Vol.169 ref.40

16. Assessment of genetic purity in rice using polymorphic SSR markers and its economic analysis with grow-out-test.

Genetic purity is conventionally performed through grow-out-test (GOT) with morphological characters. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are independent of G X E interaction. Herewith, 16 high yielding varieties of rice were analysed using 55 SSR markers for DNA fingerprinting and identification...

Author(s) : Kumar, S. P. J.; Susmita, C.; Agarwal, D. K.; Govind Pal; Rai, A. K.; Simal-Gandara, J.

Publisher : Springer, New York, USA

Journal article : Food Analytical Methods 2021 Vol.14 No.5 pp.856-864 ref.many

17. Effect of seed priming on the growth, yield and economics of spring groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) under different planting geometries.

The present investigation was carried out at Students' Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, PAU, Ludhiana during spring season 2018 and 2019, respectively to evaluate the suitable seed priming and plant spacing which enhance the growth, yield, quality and productivity of spring groundnut. The...

Author(s) : Beesanakoppa, S. B.; Saini, K. S.; Thakar Singh

Publisher : Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Journal article : Agricultural Research Journal 2021 Vol.58 No.2 pp.195-199 ref.27

18. Yield potential of linseed genotypes influenced by nutrient levels under rainfed condition in Vidarbha region.

All India coordinated Research Project on linseed conducted a field experiment on Agriculture Farm, College of Agriculture, Nagpur under Dr. PDKV, Akola, Maharashtra during Rabi Season of 2019-20 in Factorial Randomized Block Design with three replication. Three genotypes NL - 356, JLS-95, T-397...

Author(s) : Katore, J. R.; Beena Nair; Shilpa Rananaware; Rupali Damdar; Parbat, J. M.; Kavalkar, G. R.

Publisher : Hind Agri-Horticultural Society, Muzaffarnagar, India

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2021 Vol.17 No.2 pp.199-203 ref.11

19. An economic analysis of production and marketing of cauliflower in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh State.

The study was conducted in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh in the year 2014-15 to analyse the production and marketing of cauliflower with a sample size of 154 farmers and 30 intermediaries from 4 blocks of the district. The study found on an average cost of cultivation of cauliflower Rs....

Author(s) : Ajay Tegar; Anjum Ahmad

Publisher : Hind Agri-Horticultural Society, Muzaffarnagar, India

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2021 Vol.17 No.2 pp.377-384 ref.19

20. Impact of foliar spray of nutrients and seed treatment on protein uptake and protein yield of lathyrus (Lathyrus sativus L.) under relay cropping system.

An experiment was carried out during the Rabi season of 2016, to study the impact of foliar spray of nutrients and seed treatment on protein uptake and protein yield of lathyrus (Lathyrus sativus L.) Under relay cropping system at the Agronomy Research Farm of IGKV, Raipur. The experiment was laid...

Author(s) : Mo Navaz; Anjum Ahmad; Sunil Kumar; Shrivastava, G. K.; Veerendra Banjare; Anil Verma

Publisher : Hind Agri-Horticultural Society, Muzaffarnagar, India

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2021 Vol.17 No.2 pp.413-415 ref.6

21. Thermodynamic analysis of biomass gasification using aspen plus: comparison of stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric models.

The gasification process involves several reactions that occur simultaneously and are interrelated by several independent variables. Simulation tools can help us to understand the process behaviour and predict the efficiency and final composition of the products. In this work, two thermodynamic...

Author(s) : González-Vázquez, M. P.; Rubiera, F.; Pevida, C.; Pio, D. T.; Tarelho, L. A. C.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Energies 2021 Vol.14 No.1 ref.42

22. Sequential hydrothermal process for production of flavanones and sugars from orange peel: an economic assessment.

An economic evaluation was conducted of flavanone and sugar production from orange peel (OP) using a sequential hydrothermal process. The process was conducted at laboratory (2 × 5 L), pilot (3 × 10 L), and industrial (3 × 500 L) scales. The results demonstrate that the scale-up process decreased...

Author(s) : Lachos-Perez, D.; Buller, L. S.; Sganzerla, W. G.; Ody, L. P.; Zabot, G. L.; Forster-Carneiro, T.

Publisher : Wiley, Chichester, UK

Journal article : Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 2021 Vol.15 No.1 pp.202-217 ref.48

23. A risk-averse optimization approach to human-robot collaboration in robotic fruit harvesting.

The marketability and adoption of robotic systems in agriculture is largely limited by economic and technology barriers that prevent highly efficient autonomous operations at a cost that justifies the generally low commodity values. From the technology perspective, autonomous systems exhibit...

Author(s) : Rysz, M. W.; Mehta, S. S.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2021 Vol.182

24. Plant factories - closed plant production systems.

This chapter focuses on plant factories, which is an indoor, enclosed, crop cultivation system where the growing environment is precisely controlled to maximize production. Topics covered are the history and background of plant factories,advantages of plant factories, criticisms of plant factories, ...

Author(s) : Morgan, L.

Book chapter : Hydroponics and protected cultivation: a practical guide 2021 pp.229-245 ref.42

25. A comprehensive review of nutrient-energy-water-solute recovery by hybrid osmotic membrane bioreactors.

Hybrid osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR) takes advantage of the cooperation of varying biological or desalination processes and can achieve NEWS (nutrient-energy-water-solute) recovery from wastewater. However, a lack of universal parameters hinders our understanding. Herein, system configurations ...

Author(s) : Yang YuLi; Wu You; Lu YuXiang; Cai Yun; He Zhen; Yang XiaoLi; Song HaiLiang

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.320 No.Part A