agri-measurement Articles

  • Impact of Agri-environment measures

    The application of agri-environment contracts concerning 1 farmer in every 7 and delivering environmental services over 20% of European farmland, marks a very significant step towards sustainability. The target set in the 5th Environmental Action Programme of 15% coverage by 2000 has thus already been exceeded. The requirement on Member States to apply the regulation throughout their territories ...

  • Measurement of the amount of DissolvedOxygen

    Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is the term used for the measurement of the amount of oxygen dissolved in a unit volume of water. In water quality applications, such as aquaculture (including fish farming) and waste water treatment, the level of DO must be kept high. For aquaculture if the DO level falls too low the fish will suffocate. In sewage treatment, bacteria decompose the solids. If the DO ...

  • Biotechnology and the changing structure of agri-food supply chains

    Rapid technological change in agricultural biotechnology, the characteristics of the technology and firms' strategic responses have altered the structure of the agricultural input supply sector and are changing vertical relationships between firms downstream in the agri-food chain. A number of economic theories shed light on what is happening, why it is happening and how the agri-food chain may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pressure Measurement For Agricultural Applications

    A couple months ago we took a brief look at how the agriculture industry is turning to automation and data to help monitor product and resource levels, enabling farmers and ranchers to be proactive, rather reactive, about the needs and conditions of their businesses. We all agreed that there are plenty of opportunities for level measurement in the modern agriculture industry. But what of pressure ...

  • Intensity of Italy's agri–food trade with countries outside the EU Mediterranean

    This paper aims to present a framework of trade relations between Italy and the countries of southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. More specifically, using the indicators proposed in the analysis of international trade, we want to analyse the intensity of trade in agri–food products and the strength of trade ties between the bordering Mediterranean countries. The analysis of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Funding for forests: the potential of public ballot measures

    A variety of measures exist to prevent deforestation or forest conversion to other land uses. Some of these measures, such as purchasing land outright for conservation or purchasing conservation easements, are designed to permanently protect forests by precluding future residential or commercial development on the tract of land. But these approaches all require money. One approach to raising ...

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Crown Measurement with Airborne Laserdata and 3D Stereophotos

    Im Oktober 2011 wurde die Bürogemeinschaft landConsult.de in Bühl/Baden und ProGea Consulting in Krakau vom Staatsbetrieb Sachsenforst beauftragt, Luftbild- und Laserdaten ertragsförderlicher Versuchsflächen im Erzgebirge auszuwerten. Ziel ist die vollständige Vermessung der Einzelbaumkronen anhand der Fernerkundungsdaten sowie der Vergleich mit den vom Boden aus ...

  • Measurement of Canopy/Vegetation Reflectance with the UniSpec-DC

    A good method for sampling reflectance of vegetation canopies is to connect a flexible, lightweight fiber optic cable (also referred to as “Foreoptic”) of a desired length to the detector. This requires a fiber optic with an SMA type connector at one end (to thread on to the detector) and a foreoptic with a defined field-of-view (FOV) at the other end (to limit the field of view to a ...


    By PP Systems

  • Environmental impact of panela food-processing industry: sustainable agriculture and local agri-food production systems

    Environmental valuation "multi-stakeholder" processes, as advocated by ecological economics, often have a strong local character. Critical Natural Capital cannot be defined without referring to a given geographical scale, very often local in terms of the definition of the environmental resource at stake and the relevant stakeholders involved in the evaluation and decision process. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Award-winning Agritech Expo Zambia returns to Chisamba in April as agri sector continues to move with the times

    “As Zambian agriculture continues moving with changing times and environment, so does our Agritech Expo. Farmers should brace themselves for yet another awe-inspiring agribusiness and agricultural technology and B2B platform” says an excited Mr Coillard Hamusimbi, the Head of Services and Agribusiness for the ...

  • A new tool to measure and reduce emissions from agriculture

    Agriculture is a major actor in spurring global climate change. The sector is already responsible for at least 10-12 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and agricultural emissions are ...

  • Objective measurement of mushroom quality relative to industry inspectors

    A machine learning classification system has been developed to sort mushrooms into similar quality grades to those used by human inspectors. The attributes considered for the algorithm included weight, firmness, image features and some subjective scales of the common cultivated button mushroom. Two grading systems were tested; one involving three broad quality grades and a more detailed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of Leaf/Canopy Level Reflectance with The UniSpec-SC

    The UniSpec-SC, commonly referred to as a “Reflectometer”, is a single channel, field portable instrument designed for measurement of leaf/canopy reflectance. It features an innovative user interface with integral computer and large, full color LCD, built-in light source and extensive range of accessories for measurement on individual leaves (including needles) and vegetation. It is a ...


    By PP Systems

  • Identification and measurement of summer dormancy in temperate perennial grasses

    There is an apparent increase in frequency of prolonged droughts in regions with Mediterranean climates. This has rekindled interest in the summer dormancy trait for improving drought resistance of temperate perennial pasture grasses. In orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.], and phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.), identification of the three ...

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Mushroom yield optimisation using carbon dioxide Measurement

    Compost “quality” depends on many characteristics including dry matter content, moisture content, colour and structure. Compost of good quality can be expected to have a potential for a high yield of mushrooms and, conversely, one of poor quality for a low yield. Even though mushroom growers can often recognise differences in compost quality, prediction of the subsequent yield of mushrooms is ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Canopy gas exchange measurements of cotton in an open system

    A portable, open transparent chamber system for measuring canopy gas exchanges was developed and tested. Differentials between incoming and outgoing atmospheric H2O and CO2 concentrations were used to calculate canopy transpiration (E) and net assimilation (A) at 10-s intervals using solenoid valve actuated sample lines connected to an infrared gas analyzer. A programmable data logger controlled ...

  • Using focus groups for evaluation of the CAP Accompanying Measures

    The paper presents a study of how farmers perceive the Danish programme implementing the EU Directive 2078/92 (part of the CAP Accompanying Measures) concerning improvements in connection with agricultural practices and environment. Focus groups were used as a qualitative method for eliciting farmers' own experiences and views on the measures of this programme. The results indicate that a greater ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of Circadian Gas Exchange Dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Dr. Alex Webb and Dr. Antony Dodd (Cambridge University (UK), Department of Plant Sciences) and PP Systems have developed a unique gas exchange system for use with Arabidopsis. The custom system is being used as part of a program to dissect the architecture of the signal transduction networks that regulate circadian rhythms of stomatal aperture and photosynthesis. Since this is being addressed ...


    By PP Systems

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