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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Yield and economic analyses of different mulching materials for potato production.

To determine the suitability of different mulching materials for improving the yield of potato, a field experiment was conducted from January 2020 to May 2020 at Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal. The experiment was carried out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with five treatments including: T1:...

Author(s) : Ghimire, N.; Srivastava, A.; Poudel, D.; Gaire, K. R.

Publisher : Iranian Society for Horticultural Science and University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Journal article : International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology 2021 Vol.8 No.4 pp.323-334 ref.38

10. Effect of levels of NPK on growth and yield of Isabgol (Plantago ovata forsk).

An experiment was conducted during the Rabi season of 2015-16 at Horticulture Experimental Farm, College of Horticulture, Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) to study the effect of different levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium on growth and yield of isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk) using randomized...

Author(s) : Sahu, P.; Naruka, I. S.; Shaktawat, R. P. S.; Haldar, A.

Publisher : Society for the Advancement of Horticulture, Lucknow, India

Journal article : Journal of Applied Horticulture (Lucknow) 2021 Vol.23 No.1 pp.50-53 ref.22

11. Kicking the habit: what makes and breaks farmers' intentions to reduce pesticide use?

There is a growing concern in society about the continuing intensive usage of pesticides in farming and its effects on environmental and human health. Insight in the intentions of farmers to reduce pesticide use may help identify pathways towards farming systems with reduced environmental impacts....

Author(s) : Bakker, L.; Sok, J.; Werf, W. van der; Bianchi, F. J. J. A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Ecological Economics 2021 Vol.180 ref.many

12. Energy and exergy analysis of the drying of corn grains.

A mixed cabin solar dryer was designed and tested in Brazil in the spring equinox, for the drying of corn grains. The key advantage of the current design is its ability to work even in locations with no electricity because a photovoltaic module is used to power an electrical heater and fans. The...

Author(s) : Silva, G. M. da; Ferreira, A. G.; Coutinho, R. M.; Maia, C. B.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Renewable Energy 2021 Vol.163 pp.1942-1950 ref.58

13. Impact of farm size on intensity of pesticide use: evidence from China.

The average amount of pesticides used per hectare in China is roughly five times of the world average. Understanding the drivers of pesticide use will help reduce excessive pesticide use in China. Using farm-level cross-sectional data, county-level and province-level panel data, this study...

Author(s) : Zhu Wei; Wang RuiMei

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.753

14. Effect of organics on growth, yield and economics of black gram (Vigna mungo).

A field experiment was conducted at IFS Unit, College of Agriculture, Vijayapur, during kharif 2019 to study the effect of organic amendments on growth, yield and economics of blackgram (Vigna mungo). The study which was conducted during kharif 2019 have shown that application of vermicompost +...

Author(s) : Kumar, N. V.; Patil, M. B.

Publisher : University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India

Journal article : Journal of Farm Sciences 2021 Vol.34 No.1 pp.41-43 ref.6

15. Influence of seed rate and nipping practice on yield, nutrient uptake and quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties in Irrigated Arid Western Plains Zone.

A field experiment was conducted during winter season 2016-17 and 2017-18 at Bikaner, Rajasthan, to study the effect of seed rates and nipping on yield, nutrient uptake and quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties. Among varieties, 'GNG 1581' recorded significantly higher seed yield...

Author(s) : Ashok Choudhary; Shekhawat, P. S.; Godara, A. S.; Singh, S. P.; Regar, M. L.; Shri Rakesh

Publisher : Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi, India

Journal article : Indian Journal of Agronomy 2021 Vol.66 No.1 pp.103-107 ref.21

16. Evaluation of herbicides for control of broad-leaved weeds in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.).

A field experiment was conducted during rabi 2017-18 at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur (Rajasthan) to study the response of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)to different herbicidal treatments. The experimental results revealed that application of pre-mix herbicide halauxifen +...

Author(s) : Choudhary, J.; Pruthviraj, K. S.; Mundra, S. L.; Somdutt

Publisher : Crop and Weed Science Society, Nadia, India

Journal article : Journal of Crop and Weed 2021 Vol.17 No.1 pp.217-221 ref.11

17. Study on bio-efficacy of ipfencarbazone 25% sc (Dinkar) on weed population in transplanted rice (Oryza sativa L.).

Weed causes serious damage and high yield loss in rice and other crops. Most of the improved crop management practices fail due to poor management of weed flora present in the field. Apart from yield loss, weeds increase cost of cultivation, reduce input efficiency, interfere with agricultural...

Author(s) : Sarkar, S.; Bhattacharya, U.

Publisher : Crop and Weed Science Society, Nadia, India

Journal article : Journal of Crop and Weed 2021 Vol.17 No.1 pp.222-228 ref.7

18. Influence of herbicides on weed flora, yield and economics of direct-seeded rice (Oryza sativa L.).

Effect of herbicides were evaluated on weed flora composition, grain and straw yield and economics of direct seeded rice during kharif 2017 and 2018. Based on the summed dominance ratio (SDR), grassy weed species Echinochloa colona (SDR of 39 in 2017 and 55 in 2018) was the most dominant species....

Author(s) : Dwivedi, S. K.; Guru, R. K. S.

Publisher : Crop and Weed Science Society, Nadia, India

Journal article : Journal of Crop and Weed 2021 Vol.17 No.1 pp.257-264 ref.19

19. Evaluation of IPM module for the management of sucking pest of cotton in Prakasam district.

The study on evaluation of IPM module for the management of sucking pest of cotton in Prakasam district was carried out during Kharif, 2018-19 in farmers fields of cotton growing tracts of Prakasam district. The experiment was carried out in 4.0 ha with active participation of farmers with an...

Author(s) : Jahnavi, M.; Rao, G. M. V. P.; Chowdary, L. R.

Publisher : Connect Journals, Ghaziabad, India

Journal article : Journal of Experimental Zoology, India 2021 Vol.24 No.1 pp.383-385 ref.7

20. Approach to design sequence of field melliferous crops taking into account use of agricultural machinery.

An approach for mutually beneficial solving the issues of providing melliferous plants for honey bees and optimizing the necessary equipment and its use is presented. The plants must be included in appropriate crop rotations and pollinated by bees. To ensure strong bee colonies, field crops,...

Author(s) : Atanasov, A.; Vezirov, C.

Publisher : Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia

Conference paper : Proceedings of 20th International Scientific Conference "Engineering for Rural Development", Jelgava, Latvia, 26-28 May 2021 2021 pp.80-85 ref.12

21. Tribological compensation for reduced properties of parts during operation.

To obtain maximum profit in the production of agricultural products, it is necessary to reduce the operating costs of machine and tractor units and agricultural machinery. They depend on such properties of the reliability of machines as reliability, durability and maintainability. These properties...

Author(s) : Strebkov, S.; Bondarev, A.; Slobodyuk, A.; Vasilenko, E.

Publisher : Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia

Conference paper : Proceedings of 20th International Scientific Conference "Engineering for Rural Development", Jelgava, Latvia, 26-28 May 2021 2021 pp.227-233 ref.17

22. Wheat intraspecific diversity suppressed diseases with subdued yield, economic return and arthropod predation services.

The push for sustainable intensification requires development of alternative strategies for managing crop production that improve yields while maintaining or enhancing environmental services. We propose that intraspecific mixtures potentially exploit landscape ecosystem services to help suppress...

Author(s) : Baniszewski, J.; Burton, A.; Kemanian, A. R.; Roth, G.; Tooker, J.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 2021 Vol.315

23. Impact of COVID-19 on small town individual investors.

The outbreak of coronavirus in India has been trouble making for economic activity. Approximately all the sectors have been badly affected as household demand and export of goods sharply dropped. As every coin has two sides pandemic too became cold for some and a boon for others. Before the...

Author(s) : Upmasingh

Publisher : International Journal of Aquatic Science, Urmia, Iran

Journal article : International Journal of Aquatic Science 2021 Vol.12 No.2 pp.1849-1856 ref.18

24. Information search thesaurus for agriculture and food of the Scientific Agricultural Library.

This paper presents the results of research works carried out at the Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL) to improve the information support of agricultural research in the area of updating the Information Search Thesaurus in Agriculture and Food (IST). The IST is the main linguistic tool ...

Author(s) : Bunin, M. S.; Pirumova, L. N.

Publisher : Allerton Press, Inc., New York, USA

Journal article : Russian Agricultural Sciences 2021 Vol.46 No.6 pp.633-636 ref.16

25. Influence of zinc nutrition on yield, yield attributing characters and economics of rice cultivation.

Field experiment was conducted during four consecutive kharif seasons of 2016-2019 at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Karjat, Maharashtra on clay loam soil to study the potential of zinc and sulphur nutrition on yield, yield attributing characters and economics of rice. Application of 100%...

Author(s) : Jondhale, D. G.; Bedse, T. J.; Wahane, M. R.; Khobragade, N. H.

Publisher : Association of Soils and Crops Research Scientists, Nagpur, India

Journal article : Journal of Soils and Crops 2021 Vol.31 No.1 pp.83-88 ref.24