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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. A system analysis to assess the effect of low-cost agricultural technologies on productivity, income and GHG emissions in mixed farming systems in southern Ethiopia.

This study assessed the effects of various low-cost climate-smart agricultural (CSA) technologies on farm productivity, farm income and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in smallholder farming systems in southern Ethiopia. On-farm trials were conducted at three study sites/districts (Ziway, Halaba and ...

Author(s) : Berhanu, Y.; Angassa, A.; Aune, J. B.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2021 Vol.187 ref.45

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems.

This book aims to provide an overview of the different parts that need to be in place to allow for a successful intensification of smallholder farming systems, clustering them along the farming value chain. The first section (chapters 1-2) describes the challenges and economics of smallholder...

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book : The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems 2021 pp.xxxii + 434 pp. ref.26

7. The economics of smallholder farming.

Author(s) : Eagle, D.; Saleh, N.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems 2021 pp.33-64 ref.21

8. Yield and economic results of different mechanical pruning strategies on "Navel Foyos" oranges in the Mediterranean area.

Pruning is one of the most manpower-consuming agricultural operations in citrus production. Mechanical pruning can help to reduce pruning time and costs. In order to obtain the knowledge of its effects on the important orange variety "Navel Foyos", several pruning strategies that include manual...

Author(s) : Chueca, P.; Mateu, G.; Garcerá, C.; Fonte, A.; Ortiz, C.; Torregrosa, A.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Agriculture 2021 Vol.11 No.1 ref.20

9. Techno-economic assessment of various hydrogen production methods - a review.

Hydrogen is a clean fuel that could provide energy incentives and reduce environmental impacts, if production platform is carefully selected and optimized. In specific, techno-economic and sensitivity analysis of the existing hydrogen production platforms and processes is need for an hour to boost...

Author(s) : Kannah, R. Y.; Kavitha, S.; Preethi; Karthikeyan, O. P.; Kumar, G.; Dai-Viet, N. V.; Banu, J. R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.319 ref.many

10. Lemon trees response to different long-term mechanical and manual pruning practices.

Mechanical pruning can be integrated into a management strategy to reduce pruning costs in lemon [Citrus x Lemon (L.) Osbeck] orchards. The present study evaluates mechanical pruning combined with manual pruning in the 'Fino 95' lemon cultivar over four years. Five pruning treatments involving...

Author(s) : Martin-Gorriz, B.; Martinez-Barba, C.; Torregrosa, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2021 Vol.275 ref.30

11. Methods for nematode extraction.

Nematodes can be present in different matrices. This chapter describes several methods to extract nematodes from soil and plant parts. It is crucial that an appropriate method is chosen for the purpose of the research as different types of nematodes, and even different nematode stages, are...

Author(s) : Viaene, N.; Hallmann, J.; Molendijk, L. P. G.

Book chapter : Techniques for work with plant and soil nematodes 2021 pp.12-41 ref.42

12. Estimation of the inter-annual marginal value of additional feed and its replacement cost for beef cattle systems in the Flooding Pampas of Argentina.

The effects of climate variability are projected to increase in the future threatening the expected outcomes of grazing-based animal production, feed use efficiency, and development of sustainable farming livelihoods. The identification of profitable farm management strategies to overcome critical...

Author(s) : Bilotto, F.; Vibart, R.; Wall, A.; Machado, C. F.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2021 Vol.187

13. The effect of modified pruning and planting systems on growth, yield, labour use efficiency and economics of Arabica coffee.

The economics of coffee plantations is intrinsically linked to pruning, which can improve the canopy architecture and thereby increase use efficiency. However, in India, recommended pruning methods viz., light, medium and hard pruning on Arabica coffee plantations have been highly labour intensive. ...

Author(s) : Nagaraj Gokavi; Kishor Mote; Jayakumar, M.; Raghuramulu, Y.; Surendran, U.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2021 Vol.276

14. Phyco-remediation of swine wastewater as a sustainable model based on circular economy.

Pork production has expanded in the world in recent years. This growth has caused a significant increase in waste from this industry, especially of wastewater. Although there has been an increase in wastewater treatment, there is a lack of useful technologies for the treatment of wastewater from...

Author(s) : López-Pacheco, I. Y.; Silva-Núñez, A.; García-Perez, J. S.; Carrillo-Nieves, D.; Salinas-Salazar, C.; Castillo-Zacarías, C.; Afewerki, S.; Barceló, D.; Iqbal, H. N. M.; Parra-Saldívar, R.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2021 Vol.278 No.Part 2

15. Application of economic analysis of air pollution reduction measures.

This paper presents the economic analysis of air pollution reduction measures in Montenegro. After a brief analysis of the current situation in Montenegro and completed cost estimation of the implementation of these measures, the Low Cost Analysis has been used to determine their cost effectiveness ...

Author(s) : Ćetković, J.; Lakić, S.; Žarković, M.; Đurović, G.; Vujadinović, R.

Publisher : HARD Publishing Company, Olsztyn, Poland

Journal article : Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 2021 Vol.30 No.1 pp.585-599 ref.43

16. Are the planning targets of liquid biofuel development achievable in China under climate change?

Liquid biofuels from non-grain energy crops on marginal land could become an important substitute of gasoline in the transport sector, and offer the possibility to reduce competition with food crops for land resources. However, the cultivation of energy crops is facing profound challenges due to...

Author(s) : Yan Dan; Liu LiTao; Li JinKai; Wu JiaQian; Qin Wei; Werners, S. E.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2021 Vol.186

17. An analysis of farmers' intention to use green pesticides: the application of the extended theory of planned behavior and health belief model.

The use of chemical pesticides in agriculture has damaged agricultural land, fisheries, fauna, and flora. Furthermore, increased mortality and morbidity of humans due to the unsafe use of chemical pesticides are the most prevalent and serious occupational hazards faced by farmers. The present study ...

Author(s) : Ataei, P.; Gholamrezai, S.; Movahedi, R.; Aliabadi, V.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Rural Studies 2021 Vol.81 pp.374-384

18. O2-aided alkaline pretreatment effectively improves fractionated efficiency and enzymatic digestibility of Napier grass stem towards a sustainable biorefinery.

Napier grass is a promising energy source on account of its strong adaptability and high productivity. Herein, an O2-aided alkaline pretreatment with mild operating conditions was developed to modify Napier grass stem structure for improving its fractionated efficiency and enzymatic digestibility....

Author(s) : Song WeiPeng; Peng LinCai; Bakhshyar, D.; He Liang; Zhang JunHua

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.319 ref.48

19. A detailed assessment of pyrolysis kinetics of invasive lignocellulosic biomasses (Prosopis juliflora and Lantana camara) by thermogravimetric analysis.

Thermogravimetric analysis of two invasive weeds Prosopis juliflora (PJ) and Lantana camara (LC) are carried out by pyrolysis under dynamic conditions (20 to 900°C) at different heating rates 5, 10, 20 and 40°C/min. Gross calorific values of PJ and LC are estimated to 18.2 and 18.92 MJ/kg...

Author(s) : Abhisek Sahoo; Sachin Kumar; Jitendra Kumar; Thallada Bhaskar

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.319 ref.49

20. Upland rice intercropped with forage grasses in an integrated crop-livestock system: optimizing nitrogen management and food production.

Intercropping upland rice with forage grasses is a potential strategy for enhancing the sustainability of agriculture in the tropical region by increasing food production, land use per unit area, nitrogen (N) cycling, and profitability. However, little is known about the appropriate N management...

Author(s) : Crusciol, C. A. C.; Momesso, L.; Portugal, J. R.; Costa, C. H. M.; Bossolani, J. W.; Costa, N. R.; Pariz, C. M.; Castilhos, A. M.; Rodrigues, V. A.; Costa, C.; Franzluebbers, A. J.; Cantarella, H.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2021 Vol.261

21. Maximizing yields and economics by supplementing additional nutrients for commercially grown menthol mint (Mentha arvensis L.) cultivars.

Supplementation of nutrients plays a vital role in the growth yields and quality attributes of the crops. An experiment and demo trials were conducted in CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) research farm and at farmers' field(s) simultaneously, to study the adequacy of...

Author(s) : Lothe, N. B.; Abdul Mazeed; Janhvi Pandey; Vishnukant Patairiya; Kirti Verma; Manoj Semwal; Verma, R. S.; Verma, R. K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2021 Vol.160

22. Spray volumes and frequencies of insecticide applications for suppressing Diaphorina citri populations in orchards.

The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is the most important and widespread vector of the Asiatic form of huanglongbing (HLB), the most serious citrus tree disease. In orchards, psyllids are commonly controlled with insecticides. The aims of this study were to assess the residual efficacy and...

Author(s) : Miranda, M. P.; Scapin, M. da S.; Vizoni, M. C.; Zanardi, O. Z.; Eduardo, W. I.; Volpe, H. X. L.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2021 Vol.140

23. Spatial and temporal enhancement of colour development in apples subjected to reflective material in the southern hemisphere.

Background: Climate change associated with a warm autumn often hampers the development of colouration of many fruits including late ripening apple varieties in New Zealand. Objective: This study will provide detailed information on the possibility of enhancing colouration of apples under the...

Author(s) : Funke, K.; Blanke, M.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Horticulturae 2021 Vol.7 No.1 ref.14

24. Evaluation of biological approaches for controlling shoot and fruit borer (Earias vitella F.) of okra grown in peri-urban area in Bangladesh.

Irrational applications of insecticides on vegetable crops are very common in Bangladesh, resulting in harmful consequences for the environment and human health. Therefore, a study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of biological and botanical insecticides on okra shoot and fruit borer grown in ...

Author(s) : Choudhury, A. R.; Fuad Mondal; Khan, A. U.; Shahadat Hossain; Azad, O. K.; Prodhan, M. D. H.; Jasim Uddain; Rahman, M. S.; Nur Ahmed; Choi Kiyoung; Naznin, M. T.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Horticulturae 2021 Vol.7 No.1 ref.35

25. Study of pesticide use on bitter gourd production at Jashore district.

The study was designed to assess the extent of pesticide use and profitability of bitter gourd production at farm level in selected areas of Jashore district during January-May, 2019. Average farm size was 0.79 ha and average bitter gourd cultivated area per farmer was 0.07 ha. Most of the farmer...

Author(s) : Hajong, P.; Rahman, M. S.; Islam, M. A.; Biswas, G. C.

Publisher : IJARIT Research Foundation, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology 2021 Vol.10 No.2 pp.110-115 ref.12


Are the planning targets of liquid biofuel development achievable in China under climate change? Liquid biofuels from non-grain energy crops on marginal land could become an important substitute of gasoline in the transport sector, and offer the possibility to reduce competition with food crops for land resources. However, the cultivation of energy crops is facing profound challenges due to...

Author(s) : Yan Dan; Liu LiTao; Li JinKai; Wu JiaQian; Qin Wei; Werners, S. E.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2021 Vol.186

17. An analysis of farmers' intention to use green pesticides: the application of the extended theory of planned behavior and health belief model.

The use of chemical pesticides in agriculture has damaged agricultural land, fisheries, fauna, and flora. Furthermore, increased mortality and morbidity of humans due to the unsafe use of chemical pesticides are the most prevalent and serious occupational hazards faced by farmers. The present study ...

Author(s) : Ataei, P.; Gholamrezai, S.; Movahedi, R.; Aliabadi, V.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Rural Studies 2021 Vol.81 pp.374-384

18. O2-aided alkaline pretreatment effectively improves fractionated efficiency and enzymatic digestibility of Napier grass stem towards a sustainable biorefinery.

Napier grass is a promising energy source on account of its strong adaptability and high productivity. Herein, an O2-aided alkaline pretreatment with mild operating conditions was developed to modify Napier grass stem structure for improving its fractionated efficiency and enzymatic digestibility....

Author(s) : Song WeiPeng; Peng LinCai; Bakhshyar, D.; He Liang; Zhang JunHua

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.319 ref.48

19. A detailed assessment of pyrolysis kinetics of invasive lignocellulosic biomasses (Prosopis juliflora and Lantana camara) by thermogravimetric analysis.

Thermogravimetric analysis of two invasive weeds Prosopis juliflora (PJ) and Lantana camara (LC) are carried out by pyrolysis under dynamic conditions (20 to 900°C) at different heating rates 5, 10, 20 and 40°C/min. Gross calorific values of PJ and LC are estimated to 18.2 and 18.92 MJ/kg...

Author(s) : Abhisek Sahoo; Sachin Kumar; Jitendra Kumar; Thallada Bhaskar

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2021 Vol.319 ref.49

20. Upland rice intercropped with forage grasses in an integrated crop-livestock system: optimizing nitrogen management and food production.

Intercropping upland rice with forage grasses is a potential strategy for enhancing the sustainability of agriculture in the tropical region by increasing food production, land use per unit area, nitrogen (N) cycling, and profitability. However, little is known about the appropriate N management...

Author(s) : Crusciol, C. A. C.; Momesso, L.; Portugal, J. R.; Costa, C. H. M.; Bossolani, J. W.; Costa, N. R.; Pariz, C. M.; Castilhos, A. M.; Rodrigues, V. A.; Costa, C.; Franzluebbers, A. J.; Cantarella, H.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2021 Vol.261

21. Maximizing yields and economics by supplementing additional nutrients for commercially grown menthol mint (Mentha arvensis L.) cultivars.

Supplementation of nutrients plays a vital role in the growth yields and quality attributes of the crops. An experiment and demo trials were conducted in CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) research farm and at farmers' field(s) simultaneously, to study the adequacy of...

Author(s) : Lothe, N. B.; Abdul Mazeed; Janhvi Pandey; Vishnukant Patairiya; Kirti Verma; Manoj Semwal; Verma, R. S.; Verma, R. K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2021 Vol.160

22. Spray volumes and frequencies of insecticide applications for suppressing Diaphorina citri populations in orchards.

The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is the most important and widespread vector of the Asiatic form of huanglongbing (HLB), the most serious citrus tree disease. In orchards, psyllids are commonly controlled with insecticides. The aims of this study were to assess the residual efficacy and...

Author(s) : Miranda, M. P.; Scapin, M. da S.; Vizoni, M. C.; Zanardi, O. Z.; Eduardo, W. I.; Volpe, H. X. L.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2021 Vol.140

23. Spatial and temporal enhancement of colour development in apples subjected to reflective material in the southern hemisphere.

Background: Climate change associated with a warm autumn often hampers the development of colouration of many fruits including late ripening apple varieties in New Zealand. Objective: This study will provide detailed information on the possibility of enhancing colouration of apples under the...

Author(s) : Funke, K.; Blanke, M.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Horticulturae 2021 Vol.7 No.1 ref.14

24. Evaluation of biological approaches for controlling shoot and fruit borer (Earias vitella F.) of okra grown in peri-urban area in Bangladesh.

Irrational applications of insecticides on vegetable crops are very common in Bangladesh, resulting in harmful consequences for the environment and human health. Therefore, a study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of biological and botanical insecticides on okra shoot and fruit borer grown in ...

Author(s) : Choudhury, A. R.; Fuad Mondal; Khan, A. U.; Shahadat Hossain; Azad, O. K.; Prodhan, M. D. H.; Jasim Uddain; Rahman, M. S.; Nur Ahmed; Choi Kiyoung; Naznin, M. T.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Horticulturae 2021 Vol.7 No.1 ref.35

25. Study of pesticide use on bitter gourd production at Jashore district.

The study was designed to assess the extent of pesticide use and profitability of bitter gourd production at farm level in selected areas of Jashore district during January-May, 2019. Average farm size was 0.79 ha and average bitter gourd cultivated area per farmer was 0.07 ha. Most of the farmer...

Author(s) : Hajong, P.; Rahman, M. S.; Islam, M. A.; Biswas, G. C.

Publisher : IJARIT Research Foundation, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh

Journal article : International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology 2021 Vol.10 No.2 pp.110-115 ref.12