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1. Effect of working pressure and spacing of nozzles on the quality of spraying distribution.

The correct placement of the crop protection product on the target depends on the adequate distribution provided by the spray nozzles. In this research, the objective was to verify the influence of the working pressure and spacing between nozzles on the quality of the spray distribution. It was...

Author(s) : Griesang, F.; Spadoni, A. B. D.; Ferreira, P. H. U.; Ferreira, M. da C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.151

2. Rate errors in sprayer turning and circular movements: PWM valve as compensation system and why spray boom size matters.

Variations in pesticide application can comprise the efficacy. Among them, turning and circular movements (TCM) generate rate errors, harming the crop and environment. Nozzle speeds are different across the spray boom when the sprayer travels through these trajectories, and this affects the treated ...

Author(s) : Carreira, V. dos S.; Silva, R. P. da

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.151

3. Adsorption of metal on pineapple leaf biochar: key affecting factors, mechanism identification, and regeneration evaluation.

Although tremendous works have been done on metal adsorption via biochar, mechanisms responsible for metal adsorption remain uncertain. This is the first work that provides direct evidence on the identification of Ni(II), Zn(II), and Cu(II) adsorption mechanisms on pineapple leaf biochar (PLB)...

Author(s) : Iamsaard, K.; Weng ChihHuang; Yen LiTing; Tzeng JingHua; Poonpakdee, C.; Lin YaoTung

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2022 Vol.344 No.Part A ref.44

4. A novel multifunctional fertilizer derived from wasted straw: synthesis, characteristics and agriculture applications.

In order to enhance utilization of millet straw and reduce fertilizer loss, a novel multifunctional fertilizer (MS-g-PAA/PDMUA) was developed using straw cellulose and linear polymer (PDMUA) by semi-interpenetrating technology. The structure and morphology characterization of MS-g-PAA/PDMUA were...

Author(s) : Wang WeiShuai; Yang ShiQi; Liu HongYuan; Yang ZhengLi; Zhang AiPing

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2022 Vol.176 ref.34

5. Tuning hydrothermal pretreatment severity of wheat straw to match energy application scenarios.

Wheat straw was hydrothermally pretreated over a broad severity range (90-300°C) to comparatively assess its suitability for energy application scenarios. Although the substrate was not completely deconstructed at the rather low temperature of 120°C, the biomethane yield through whole slurry...

Author(s) : He ChenJun; Hu JinGuang; Shen Fei; Huang Mei; Zhao Li; Zou JianMei; Tian Dong; Jiang Qin; Zeng YongMei

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2022 Vol.176 ref.52

6. Construction of a theoretical model for fan nozzles with precise atomization angles for plant protection.

The fan nozzle is widely used in the process of pest control in agriculture and forestry. The spray angle of the nozzle is an important characterization parameter in the atomization of liquids. The spray angle of the nozzle is an important characterizing parameter in the liquid atomization process. ...

Author(s) : Chen ChongChong; Li ShouGen; Wu XiaoYi; Zheng YongJun; Wang YaXiong; Kang Feng

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Chemosphere 2022 Vol.287 No.Part 2 ref.38

7. Development of an ecodesign framework for food manufacturing including process flowsheeting and multiple-criteria decision-making: application to milk evaporation.

The food industry urgently needs to design sustainability into its processes. Here we develop a methodological framework for the ecodesign of food processes. The framework combines process flowsheeting (using a process simulation tool) and multiobjective optimization with life-cycle and cost-cycle...

Author(s) : Azzaro-Pantel, C.; Madoumier, M.; Gésan-Guiziou, G.

Publisher : Institution of Chemical Engineers, Rugby, UK

Journal article : Food and Bioproducts Processing 2022 Vol.131 pp.40-59 ref.64

8. Effect of in-situ torrefaction and densification on the properties of pellets from rice husk and rice straw.

The research on preparing high-quality pellets by combining torrefaction and densification of biomass has received widespread attention. This paper investigated the influence of torrefaction temperature on biomass and evaluated the quality of three kinds of pellets (raw pellets, ex-situ torrefied...

Author(s) : Chen ChuanShuai; Yang RuiLi; Wang XueXue; Qu BoYu; Zhang MengLu; Ji GuoZhao; Li AiMin

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Chemosphere 2022 Vol.289 ref.67

9. Valorization of agro-industrial wastes for biorefinery process and circular bioeconomy: a critical review.

Energy recovery from waste resources is a promising approach towards environmental consequences. In the prospect of environmental sustainability, utilization of agro-industrial waste residues as feedstock for biorefinery processes have gained widespread attention. In the agro-industry, various...

Author(s) : Yaashikaa, P. R.; Kumar, P. S.; Sunita Varjani

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Bioresource Technology 2022 Vol.343 ref.149

10. Development of a dual sideway-share subsurface tillage implement: part 2. Effect of tool geometry on tillage forces and soil disturbance characteristics.

Simulation of tillage tool-soil interactions provides opportunities to accelerate new equipment design and evaluate its performance. The dual bent blade subsurface tillage implement which its performance has been evaluated in the field, is a new conservation tillage tool deserving its soil cutting...

Author(s) : Hoseinian, S. H.; Hemmat, A.; Esehaghbeygi, A.; Shahgoli, G.; Baghbanan, A.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2022 Vol.215 ref.38

11. Control of variable rate system of a rotary tiller based on real-time measurement of soil surface roughness.

It is required to employ variable rate (VR) tillage because the soil is not uniform and immense spatial variability is available inside the agricultural fields. A conventional rotary tiller was instrumented to instantly vary the tillage intensity based on the tilled soil surface roughness...

Author(s) : Mohammadi, F.; Maleki, M. R.; Khodaei, J.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2022 Vol.215 ref.62

12. Graphic analytical optimization of design and operating parameters of tires for drive wheels of agricultural machinery.

Historically, machinery with wheels and tires has dominated the agricultural machinery market, despite the rapidly growing popularity of rubber tracks. However, notwithstanding the rather long development history of wheels, unresolved problems remain. Most of these are associated with a reduction...

Author(s) : Sheludchenko, B.; Šarauskis, E.; Kukharets, S.; Zabrodskyi, A.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Soil & Tillage Research 2022 Vol.215 ref.26

13. Evaluation of the technical capacity of artisans to fabricate the animal-powered direct seeder super-eco in Sénégal.

This study focused on the ability of local Senegalese artisans to fabricate the animal-powered no-till (NT) direct seeder Super-Eco to reduce the expensive import of seeders. Technical specifications and design of the animal-powered direct seeder Super-Eco were first given to 90 heads of artisanal...

Author(s) : Diakhaté, D.; Sarr, I.; Soares Júnior, D.; Havard, M.; Ralisch, R.; Fall, A.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.458-468 ref.35

14. Maturity assessment of watermelon by acoustic method.

A device for assessing the maturity of watermelons by an acoustic method has been developed. The Piezoelectric Transducers (PZTs) have been used as a transmitter and a receiver so that the measurement of sound velocity transmitting through the surface of a watermelon can be taken to assess its...

Author(s) : Choe UngHo; Kang HyonChol; Ham Jin; Ri KyongHui; Choe UngYong

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2022 Vol.293 ref.14

15. Simulation and parameter optimisation of pickup device for full-feed peanut combine harvester.

To reduce the pickup and pod drop losses of peanut picking combine harvesters, and to improve the quality of pickup work, a peanut pickup device is designed and a kinematics simulation analysis is conducted using ADAMS software in this study. According to the simulation analysis of the different...

Author(s) : Wang ShenYing; Hu ZhiChao; Yao LiJun; Peng BaoLiang; Wang Bing; Wang YongWei

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.34

16. A two-step framework for dispatching shared agricultural machinery with time windows.

Nowadays, farmers and even governments are faced with increasing yields with limited resources, and the extensive use of agricultural machinery is one of the most efficient methods for that. Agricultural machinery usually charges high prices, and it is economically impractical for small-scale...

Author(s) : Wang YiJia; Huang, G. Q.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.24

17. Aspiration systems at woodworking plants. key mistakes in design and assembly.

The design and installation of aspiration systems is a specific and rather complicated task, in the solution of which inaccurate calculations and errors in the selection and installation of equipment are undesirable and fraught. Therefore, professionals with extensive experience should be engaged...

Author(s) : Panyushkin, D.; Paderin, V.

Publisher : LespromInform, St. Petersburg, Russia

Journal article : LespromInform 2021 No.5 pp.86-90

18. 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

19. Co-cultivation of T. asperellum GDFS1009 and B. amyloliquefaciens 1841: strategy to regulate the production of ligno-cellulolytic enzymes for the lignocellulose biomass degradation.

The influence of fossil fuels on the environment focused on the development of new technology on biofuels. In this situation, lignocellulolytic hydrolysis enzymes such as Cellobiohydrolase, β-Glucosidase, Endoglucanase, cellulase and xylanase have broad applications in the biofuel production. The ...

Author(s) : Karuppiah, V.; Lu ZhiXiang; Liu HongYi; Murugappan, V.; Subramanian Kumaran; Perianaika Anahas, A. M.; Chen Jie

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.301 ref.43

20. Monitoring nitrogen variability in two Mediterranean ornamental shrubs through proximal fluorescence-based sensors at leaf and canopy level.

Over - fertilization is one of the most relevant issues affecting container-grown nursery plants. The massive application of chemicals results in severe pollution due to nitrogen (N) leaching, and leads to the production of unhealthy plants sensitive to fungal diseases and insect attacks that...

Author(s) : Tuccio, L.; Massa, D.; Cacini, S.; Iovieno, P.; Agati, G.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2022 Vol.294 ref.37

21. Biochar promotes soil organic carbon sequestration and reduces net global warming potential in apple orchard: a two-year study in the Loess Plateau of China.

The Loess Plateau is China's primary apple-growing area, and the orchard is a significant source of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions due to high nitrogen fertilizer input. Thus, a two-year field study was carried out to investigate the effects of apple wood derived biochar on GHGs emissions during ...

Author(s) : Han JiaLe; Zhang Afeng; Kang YanHong; Han JianQiao; Yang Bo; Qaiser Hussain; Wang XuDong; Zhang Man; Khan, M. A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2022 Vol.803 ref.77

22. Participatory design of digital innovation in agricultural research-for-development: insights from practice.

CONTEXT: Innovation based on information and communication technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in agricultural research-for-development efforts. It has been recognized, however, that the weak adoption and low impact of many ICT-for-agriculture (ICT4Ag) efforts are partly due to...

Author(s) : Steinke, J.; Ortiz-Crespo, B.; Etten, J. van; Müller, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2022 Vol.195 ref.77

23. Tracking down coupled innovations supporting agroecological vegetable crop protection to foster sustainability transition of agrifood systems.

Context: High pesticide use causes environmental and human health hazards. Yet, the change to alternative crop protection practices faces a web of interacting barriers that results in a sociotechnical lock-in. Designing "coupled innovation" has been proposed by agricultural scientists to overcome...

Author(s) : Boulestreau, Y.; Peyras, C. L.; Casagrande, M.; Navarrete, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2022 Vol.196 ref.71

24. 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

25. Improving irrigation, crop, and soil management for sustainable soybean production in southern Brazilian lowlands.

Lowlands have been cultivated with irrigated rice (Oryza sativa) in a monoculture cropping system for more than a century in southern Brazil. Shallow topsoil with high bulk density and deficient water infiltration favors the of production paddy rice; however, this condition does not favor species...

Author(s) : Giacomeli, R.; Carlesso, R.; Petry, M. T.; Chechi, L.; Beutler, A. N.; Fulaneti, F. S.; Ferrazza, C. M.

Publisher : Universidade de Sao Paulo, Campus "Luiz de Queiroz" (ESALQ), Piracicaba, Brazil

Journal article : Scientia Agricola 2022 Vol.79 No.6 ref.39