agri-measurement Instrument Articles

  • Jezera (SLO) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 1.000 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, input technology,  gas handling equipment, instrumentation, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Livorno Ferraris (ITA) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 999 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, gas handling equipment, instrumentation, control, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Optimisation of water pricing in the Greek agricultural sector

    The agricultural sector is a dominant one in the Greek economy and thus attracts the scientific interest. Water is significant for a cultivation’s productivity and consequently for the agricultural income. Water pricing as a result has become a subject of extended study. The present study refers to the Greek agricultural economy and suggests a macroeconomic model, through which the optimisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Motor transport, greenhouse gases and economic instruments

    Motorised transport is the generator of several forms of negative externality including the uncompensated emissions of greenhouse (global warming) gases. This paper looks at some of the underlying economic issues pertaining to policy-making designed to limit the extent of these externalities. It sets out the basic nature of the problem and outlines our knowledge of the link between the physical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Policy instruments in support of organic farming in Austria

    This paper explores the connection between agricultural policy measures and the development of organic farming in Austria from 1991 onwards. First, past policy measures are reviewed. Then, various new policy strategies for the further development of the organic sector in Austria are elaborated and their potential impact discussed. The analysis suggests that the current direct policy measures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Online monitoring of algae concentration with ALGcontrol - Case Study

    Online monitoring of algae concentration with ALGcontrol The presence of algae in surface waters is a potential threat to the quality and ecology of the water system. The control and monitoring of the algae concentrations are therefore of high importance. Due to green algae problems in the water reservoir of a drinking water treatment plant, the ALGcontrol was installed to continuously monitor ...

  • ITAS - Norway

    The Norwegian company ITAS (Instrumentation Services A/S), started as part of the Research Council of Norway in 1970, is located at the Agricultural University at Aas (south of Oslo). Since 1991, ITAS has been operating as an independent company specializing in field measurements as well as providing for communications, data retrieval and web service. ITAS has deep roots in the academic world but ...

  • Overfishing in the Gulf of Thailand: policy challenges and bioeconomic analysis

    This paper estimates maximum sustainable yield and maximum economic yield from Schaefer and Fox surplus production bioeconomic models to find evidence of biological and economic overfishing, and their consequences in Gulf of Thailand demersal fisheries. The paper examines alternative policy instruments to reduce overfishing. The discussion emphasizes strengthening fishery management for ...


    By Cambridge University

  • Biotechnology and international relations: forging new strategic partnerships

    This paper argues that the USA should use its large stocks of scientific and technological knowledge (as well as allied resources) related to biotechnology to help solve food security challenges in developing countries, especially in Africa. Achieving this goal, however, will require the USA and its partners in Africa to focus on the role of science and technology as an instrument of good ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LC/MS/MS Analysis of Mycotoxins

    Mycotoxins are fungal poisons that threaten the world food supply. Regulatory agencies have imposed limits on levels of mycotoxins allowed in food. Food safety is ensured by testing for the presence of mycotoxins by methods such as LC-MS-MS. In addition to mycotoxins, many other known and unknown chemicals threaten the food supply, however their presence might be missed by LC-MS-MS methods which ...

  • Forest management and biotechnology: the case of a selective-logging regime

    One of the most important instruments to support the sustainable development of forests, and reinforce the multiple services that they provide is the selective-logging regime. This paper aims to quantify the potential benefits of biotechnology under this type of regime. With this purpose, an empirical analysis is conducted to determine the optimal selective-logging management for a stand of Pinus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agriculture and economics in the Water Framework Directive: progress and limitations

    Agriculture is having an increasing impact on water resources in Spain, both from a quantitative (consumption) and qualitative (pollution) perspective. Therefore, the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) will have a great impact on this sector. In fact, new river management plans aim to reduce these pressures through the implementation of programmes of measures. These instruments ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Policy formation in the process of implementing agricultural reform in Turkey

    In 2001, Turkey adopted the Agricultural Reform Implementation Project (ARIP). This reform changed the practical instruments of policy intervention without questioning the underlying policy paradigm. A major driving force behind ARIP was the World Bank, which provided policy advice and the necessary financial support. The primary goal was to make Turkish agriculture more compatible with the WTO ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the prediction capacity of an agricultural supply positive mathematical programming model

    In this paper, the calibration and prediction capacity of a supply response positive mathematical programming model (PMP) for the Alentejo region are evaluated. The model is calibrated with prices and agricultural subsidies of the base year (2000), using the specification rules of the cost function standard, Paris standard, average cost and exogenous elasticities. Then, the model is utilised for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa

    Recent distressing trends in climate change, population explosion and deforestation have inspired this paper, which completes the existing literature by providing empirical justification to hypothetical initiatives on the impact of population growth on forest sustainability in Africa. Using three instruments of forest exploitation, the study shows how rural, agricultural and national population ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water allocation reform to meet environmental uses while sustaining irrigation: a case study of the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia

    Governments are developing policy to reallocate water to environmental uses in many of the world's major river basins developed for irrigation. These policies can place considerable pressure on the irrigation sector to adjust, and may be perceived to conflict with food security and rural development goals. This paper reviews the literature examining opportunities to reduce irrigation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Separating the wheat from the chaff: Regulating greenhouse gases in a climate of uncertainty

    This article discusses the difficulty of regulating greenhouse gas emissions in the face of uncertainty, particularly with respect to the level of reductions needed in the post-2012 era to avoid dangerous climate change. There are also a number of regulatory options available, including carbon taxes, emissions trading, regulations and standards, and fiscal measures. Yet emissions trading has ...

  • Setting water quality criteria for agricultural water reuse purposes

    The use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation is practiced worldwide and will increase in the future. The definition of water quality limits is a useful instrument for the assessment of water quality regarding its suitability for irrigation purposes and the performance of wastewater treatment steps. This study elaborates water quality objectives for a water reuse project in a setting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance of FT-NIR instrument for Brix value measurement of intact pear fruit

    The performance of a Fourier Transform-Near Infrared (FT-NIR) Instrument for fruit quality evaluation was investigated using pear fruits. Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression was carried out describing relationships between the data sets of laboratory data and the FT-NIR spectra. Besides cross and test set validation, the established models were subjected to a further evaluation step by means ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multifunctional agriculture, non-trade concerns and the design of policy instruments: applications to the WTO agricultural negotiations

    This article focuses on how to achieve non-trade concerns (NTC) and multifunctional goals that countries may have with minimal trade-distortion. The term 'multifunctional agriculture' focuses on the issue that agriculture, in addition to the production of food and fibre, also may provide national food security, environmental benefits and viable rural areas. The article claims that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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