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1. Design and performance of greenhouse cultivation rack based on phase change materials for heat storage.

Objective: A greenhouse cultivation rack based on phase change materials for heat storage was designed to provide reference for dealing with low temperature and cold damage faced by greenhouse crops in winter. Method: The cultivation rack was constructed by using phase change heat storage and...

Author(s) : Chen Hao; Wang XiaoChan; Shi YinYan

Publisher : Northwest A & F University (Natural Science Edition), Xianyang, China

Journal article : Journal of Northwest A & F University - Natural Science Edition 2022 Vol.50 No.2 pp.135-143 ref.20

2. NtPHYB1 interacts with light and temperature signal to regulate seed germination in Nicotiana tabacum L.

Temperature and light are two important environmental factors affecting seed germination, and phytochromes are the sensors of light and temperature. It is of great significance to investigate the interaction of phytochromes with light and temperature to regulate seed germination for guiding crop...

Author(s) : Li ZhenHua; Wang XianYa; Liu YiLing; Zhao JieHong

Publisher : Science Press, Beijing, China

Journal article : Acta Agronomica Sinica 2022 Vol.48 No.1 pp.99-107 ref.33

3. Broiler breeders roosted more on slats than on perches during the laying period.

Roosting on elevated areas is part of natural chicken behaviour, and therefore perches are required for broiler breeders in some countries. However, elevated slats may also meet the behavioural requirements. To date, hardly any research has been done on broiler breeder preferences for roosting on...

Author(s) : Mens, A. J. W.; Emous, R. A. van

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.46

4. Titrating the preferences of altered lighting against temperature in female CD-1 laboratory mice, Mus musculus.

Aspects of the laboratory are aversive to mice, such as being housed under bright lights and at temperatures below their thermal comfort, causing stress and poor welfare. While murine thermal preferences are well understood, light preferences in mice are under studied. To address this gap, reduced...

Author(s) : Davis, H. J.; Barabas, A. J.; Gaskill, B. N.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.36

5. Light regimen on health and growth of broilers: an update review.

The importance of lighting regimen is increasing with the industrialization of poultry production, as lighting has been intimately associated with not only the establishment of rhythm and synchronous physiology of broiler chickens, but also the secretion of hormones associated with broiler...

Author(s) : Wu YuJun; Huang Jingxi; Quan ShuLi; Yang Ying

Publisher : Elsevier, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Poultry Science 2022 Vol.101 No.1 ref.80

6. Data fusion based wireless temperature monitoring system applied to intelligent greenhouse.

In intelligent greenhouses, wireless sensor networks with uneven temperature distribution and low collection efficiency may lead to poor monitoring effects in real time. To improve the performance of the temperature monitoring system in intelligent greenhouses, a real-time fusion strategy for a...

Author(s) : Xia SiBo; Nan XinYuan; Cai Xin; Lu XuMeng

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.42

7. Spread of airborne antibiotic resistance from animal farms to the environment: dispersal pattern and exposure risk.

Animal farms have been considered as the critical reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB). Spread of antibiotic resistance from animal farms to the surrounding environments via aerosols has become a growing concern. Here we investigated the dispersal...

Author(s) : Bai Hong; He LiangYing; Wu DaiLing; Gao FangZhou; Zhang Min; Zou HaiYan; Yao MaoSheng; Ying GuangGuo

Publisher : Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Environment International 2022 Vol.158 ref.87

8. Milking system and premilking routines have a strong effect on the microbial community in bulk tank milk.

In this study, we investigated the variation in the microbial community present in bulk tank milk samples and the potential effect of different farm management factors. Bulk tank milk samples were collected repeatedly over one year from 42 farms located in northern Sweden. Total and thermoresistant ...

Author(s) : Sun Li; Lundh, Å.; Höjer, A.; Bernes, G.; Nilsson, D.; Johansson, M.; Hetta, M.; Gustafsson, A. H.; Saedén, K. H.; Dicksved, J.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Journal of Dairy Science 2022 Vol.105 No.1 pp.123-139 ref.37

9. A survey of calf management practices and farmer perceptions of calf housing in UK dairy herds.

Adoption of optimal management techniques for rearing dairy calves has significant effects on their health, welfare, and productivity. Despite much published literature on best practice, calf morbidity and mortality rates remain high. This survey aimed to establish current calf management practices ...

Author(s) : Mahendran, S. A.; Wathes, D. C.; Booth, R. E.; Blackie, N.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA

Journal article : Journal of Dairy Science 2022 Vol.105 No.1 pp.409-423 ref.93

10. Thinking outside the lab: can studies of pet rats inform pet and laboratory rat welfare?

Surveys provide a low-cost means to obtain large amounts of data that are ideal for conducting exploratory research, and they are becoming an increasingly valuable tool in a veterinary context. We investigated whether surveys of pet rat owners might provide useful data that could pave the way for...

Author(s) : Neville, V.; Mounty, J.; Benato, L.; Hunter, K.; Mendl, M.; Paul, E. S.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.94

11. Diet and microbiota-gut-brain axis in relation to tail biting in pigs: a review.

Tail biting (TB) is a major health and welfare challenge in commercial pig production. Diet is one of the six major risk factors proposed by the European commission (Commission, 2016). Research during the last decade has revealed a complex, bidirectional communication between gut microbiota,...

Author(s) : Kobek-Kjeldager, C.; Schönherz, A. A.; Canibe, N.; Pedersen, L. J.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.many

12. Welfare and performance of sows and piglets in farrowing pens with temporary crating system on a Spanish commercial farm.

The study aimed to compare the welfare and performance of sows and piglets in three different farrowing systems (farrowing crate (FC) and farrowing pen with temporary crating (TC): SWAP and JLF15). One batch of crossbred Duroc was followed in every season. There were 18 sows (183 piglets) in FC, 23 ...

Author(s) : Ko HengLun; Temple, D.; Hales, J.; Manteca, X.; Llonch, P.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.many

13. Lying in spatial proximity and active social behaviours capture different information when analysed at group level in indoor-housed pigs.

Social preferences, and long-term social associations in the form of social bonds, are commonly assessed through observation of affiliative behaviour and spatial proximity between group members. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between active social behaviours and lying in...

Author(s) : Camerlink, I.; Scheck, K.; Cadman, T.; Rault, J. L.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Animal Behaviour Science 2022 Vol.246 ref.66

14. Developing a novel welfare assessment tool for loose-housed laying hens - the Aviary Transect method.

This study compared welfare assessment results in aviary flocks using 3 approaches: (1) A novel Aviary Transect method, (2) AssureWel, and (3) the Norwegian farm advisors' NorWel method. The Aviary Transect time requirement, interobserver reliability, and within- and across-house sensitivity to...

Author(s) : Vasdal, G.; Marchewka, J.; Newberry, R. C.; Estevez, I.; Kittelsen, K.

Publisher : Elsevier, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Poultry Science 2022 Vol.101 No.1 ref.44

15. Local chickens in East African region: their production and potential.

Indigenous chickens (IC) contribute socioeconomically to household food security in the region of East Africa. However, their potential and improvement are not well documented. This review is aimed at exploring the production and potential of indigenous chickens in East Africa. The various tools...

Author(s) : Mujyambere, V.; Adomako, K.; Olympio, S. O.; Ntawubizi, M.; Nyinawamwiza, L.; Mahoro, J.; Conroy, A.

Publisher : Elsevier, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Poultry Science 2022 Vol.101 No.1 ref.136

16. Effects of cage and floor rearing systems on growth performance, carcass traits, and meat quality in small-sized meat ducks.

This study was performed to evaluate the effects of different rearing methods on the growth performance, carcass yield, and meat quality of small-sized meat ducks. A total of 420 healthy 21-day-old birds was randomly allocated to 2 treatment groups (6 replicates per treatment, sex ratio 1/1) and...

Author(s) : Bai, H.; Yang, B.; Dong, Z.; Li, X.; Song, Q.; Jiang, Y.; Chang, G.; Chen, G.

Publisher : Elsevier, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Poultry Science 2022 Vol.101 No.1 ref.34

17. Sex differences in glucocorticoid responses to shipping stress in Pekin ducks.

Some concerns have been raised recently about the assay of corticosterone vs. cortisol in poultry species. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that ducks secrete both glucocorticoids. First, we validated two commercially ELISA kits for the two glucocorticoids by first charcoal stripping duck serum in...

Author(s) : Tetel, V.; Wyk, B. van; Fraley, G. S.

Publisher : Elsevier, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Poultry Science 2022 Vol.101 No.1 ref.52

18. Does environmental enrichment improve performance, morphometry, yield and weight of broiler parts at different ages?

The inclusion of environmental enrichment in conventional broiler rearing can increase mobility, bone mass and muscle. This research aimed to evaluate the use of environmental enrichment in the rearing of broilers at different ages and its influence on performance, morphometry, yield and weight of...

Author(s) : Nazareno, A. C.; Silva, I. J. O. da; Delgado, E. F.; Machado, M.; Pradella, L. O.

Publisher : Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental, Campina Grande, Brazil

Journal article : Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental 2022 Vol.26 No.4 pp.292-298 ref.27

19. Optimal smart contract for autonomous greenhouse environment based on IoT blockchain network in agriculture.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely adopted in many smart applications such as smart cities, healthcare, smart farms, industry etc. In recent few years, the greenhouse industry has earned significant consideration from the agriculture community due to its ability to produce fresh...

Author(s) : Jamil, F.; Ibrahim, M.; Ullah, I.; Kim SuYeon; Kahng HyunKook; Kim DoHyeun

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.54

20. Sensitivity analysis of fine dust spreading from litter in poultry houses.

Poultry houses are one of the major sources of agricultural particulate matter (PM) emissions into the environment. Litter properties, poultry activities, and indoor climate of poultry houses are the main parameters that influence the dust emission, but precise quantitative effects and their...

Author(s) : Derakhshani, S. M.; Ogink, N. W. M.; Bos, B. A. P.; Groot Koerkamp, P. W. G.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.208 pp.272-286 ref.46

21. Fruit development modelling and performance analysis of automatic greenhouse control.

This paper presents a receding horizon optimal control (RHOC) method with an economic objective function for balancing the cost of resources (resource use×cost) with income through yield (yield×product price). This paper considers the two elements that determine the income through yield. The first...

Author(s) : Kuijpers, W. J. P.; Antunes, D. J.; Hemming, S.; Henten, E. J. van; Molengraft, M. J. G. van de

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.208 pp.300-318 ref.22

22. Structural and morphological tuning of Cu-based metal oxide nanoparticles by a facile chemical method and highly electrochemical sensing of sulphite.

A facile one-step chemical method is introduced for the successful synthesis of Cu2O, CuO and CuNa2(OH)4 crystal structures and their electrochemical properties were also investigated. X-ray diffraction studies revealed that these copper-based oxide nanoparticles display different crystal...

Author(s) : Velayutham Sudha; Govindhasamy Murugadoss; Rangasamy Thangamuthu

Publisher : Nature Publishing Group, London, UK

Journal article : Scientific Reports 2021 Vol.11 No.2 ref.49

23. Ventilation and cooling modeling and layout of fans, pads and vents of an octagonal greenhouse.

The aim of this study is to layout the fans, pads and vents to provide best air flow in an octagonal greenhouse. In this study, three layouts of evaporative pad and fan systems and vents (1- fans on the roof of the pyramids and vents on the wall of the pyramids; 2- pads and fans on the greenhouse...

Author(s) : Moghaddam, J. J.; Zarei, G.; Momeni, D.; Azadshahraki, F.; Ozlati, S.

Publisher : Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Machinery 2021 Vol.11 No.2 pp.fa247-fa262 ref.many

24. Assessing particulate matter (PM10) emissions from outdoor runs in laying hen houses by integrating wind tunnel and lab-scale measurements.

Laying hen houses are a known source of fine particulate matter (PM10), but no information is available on the contribution of outdoor runs to the overall emissions. This study aims to investigate some of the main factors driving PM emissions from outdoor runs. A wind tunnel device was built to...

Author(s) : Maffia, J.; Aarnink, A. J. A.; Ploegaert, J. P. M.; Dinuccio, E.; Balsari, P.; Ellen, H. H.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biosystems Engineering 2021 Vol.210 pp.1-12 ref.49

25. Impact on environmental management on reproduction performances.

In fairly recent years it has been understood the need to guarantee excellent environmental conditions even to animals that do not produce milk, due to the repercussions that poor management of the calf, heifers and dry cows had on production, fertility and more generally on the cow health. In...

Foreign Title :Impatto della gestione ambientale sulle performance riproduttive.

Author(s) : Gnemmi, G.; Maraboli, C.

Publisher : Point Veterinaire Italie s.r.l., Milan, Italy

Journal article : Summa, Animali da Reddito 2021 Vol.16 No.2 pp.31-36 ref.16