agro-electronics Articles

  • Soil management practices for sustainable agro-ecosystems

    A doubling of the global food demand projected for the next 50 years poses a huge challenge for the sustainability of both food production and global and local environments. Today’s agricultural technologies may be increasing productivity to meet world food demand, but they may also be threatening agricultural ecosystems. For the global environment, agricultural systems provide both sources and ...


    By Springer

  • Local fertilizer manufacturing: A new look at agro-business

    The American farmer works in a tough business. Aside from the demanding physical and mechanical processes to raise fertile crops from tiny seeds, the farmer must also battle against supply for adequate water, the right seeds, pest and weed control products, and various fertilizers. All these elements have added stress and cost to bring a crop to market, making it less profitable than ever to ...


    By Verde LLC

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • Case study - Miscanthus mother plantation - KSG Agro Group, Ukraine

    Another project successfully completed in May 2013 was the establishment of the Miscanthus mother plantation in Ukraine. The task was carried out under the contract with Ukrainian company KSG Agro S.A. listed at Warsaw Stock Exchange. The investment was aimed on establishing several dozen hectares Miscanthus mother plantation on the land that belongs to KSG Agro Group. In the context of the ...


    By DORAN GROUP

  • The Postmodern Sanitation: agro-sanitation business model as a new policy

    This article proposes a Postmodern Sanitation concept, based on discussions such as what is necessary to solve the world's current sanitation issues and what are the limitations of the current sanitation concept. The proposed policies of the Postmodern Sanitation concept are: (1) to discuss a sanitation value chain that creates and adds value to human excreta, and products made from human ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling Pesticide and Nutrient Transport in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Agro-Ecosystems

    Cameron Highlands has a long history of intensive horticulture especially vegetable and flower cultivation. This industry uses large amounts of nutrients and pesticides. Several simulation models were used to assess the movement of pesticides and nutrients in relation to agronomic practices in farm plots cultivated with cabbage and chrysanthemum. It was shown that most of the pesticides are ...


    By Springer

  • Towards collaborative agro-innovation in developing countries: the Caribbean perspective

    Innovation has been recognised as a distinctive input to wealth creation through the stimulation of new ideas, processes and products. A nation's economic prosperity has been attributed to the concerted efforts in research and development, technology transfer and collaboration among firms, knowledge institutions and the government. This paper discusses the challenges and determinants of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Facing complexity on agro-ecosystems: a new approach to farming system analysis

    Sustainability requires the redefinition of the terms of reference for agricultural activities, which must be based on the recognition of multi-functional land use and the complex role that agriculture plays in society. The ability to renegotiate new terms of reference for agriculture, in turn, requires new analytical tools for agriculture analysis to be able to embrace the 'complexity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wheat yield prediction through agro meteorological indices for Ardebil district

    Wheat prediction was carried out using different meteorological variables together with agro meteorological indices in Ardebil district for the years 2004-2005 & 2005—2006. On the basis of correlation coefficients, standard error of estimate as well as relative deviation of predicted yield from actual yield using different statistical models, the best subset of agro meteorological indices were ...


  • Technology transfer for agro-industries in developing nations: a Caribbean perspective

    Agriculture has long served as the 'handmaiden' to the industrial sector in many developing countries including those in the Caribbean region. Technological change, competition and globalisation are driving a restructuring of agro-business Research and Development (R&D) processes and strategies. This paper discusses the potential benefits of technology transfer to agriculture and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Molecular electronics and reconfigurable logic

    This paper describes a reprogrammable architecture based on regular matrices of fine-grain dynamically reconfigurable cells based on double-gate carbon nanotube field effect transistors (DG-CNTFET) exhibiting ambivalence (p-type or n-type behaviour depending on the back-gate voltage). Using available models, reconfigurable cells have been simulated and performance metrics quantified at 4 GHz ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Maryland and the Electron-Hungry Mob

    Governments remain in power as long as the people have enough food, or so the old adage goes. But in today’s appliance-driven society, political longevity may depend as much on giving us our daily share of electrons. So it is little surprise that government leaders in Maryland are looking hard for ways to ward off a possible power shortage. Without quick action, the state could face blackouts ...

  • Electronic properties of epitaxial graphene

    It has been known for almost 25 years that high temperature treatment of polar faces of SiC crystals lead to the graphitisation of the surface as a consequence of Si preferential sublimation. The group of Walt de Heer in Atlanta has proposed to use this procedure to obtain macroscopic multilayer graphene samples. This has lead to a renewal of interest for the study of the graphitic layers grown ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electronic communication and knowledge transfer

    The paper focuses on the process of inter-organisational knowledge transfer and on the potential of Electronic Communication systems (ElCom). First, the different forms of knowledge exchanged by firms are classified. Then, different models are proposed of inter-organisational communication, in order to describe each particular kind of knowledge transfer process. As a result, it is argued that, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Challenges of agro-biotechnologies, intellectual property rights and globalisation: role of academic institutions in achieving the millennium development goals

    The present paper is an attempt to analyse the role of academic institutions in meeting the challenges posed by agro-biotechnologies, IPRs, globalisation and its implications for achieving the millennium development goals. The problems of implementing the MDGs are certainly intertwined and the entire nexus requires attention. However, serious doubts are being raised by many that these daunting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agro business in a changing competitive environment - Campania firms' strategic, marketing and financial choices

    Over the last few years, the agro food industry has been undergoing a process of accelerated change. This exploratory research analyses the strategic choices of Campania (Italy) agro food firms and focuses on competitive issues; issues that are largely affected by the mono–product nature of the SMEs, which characterise the economy of Campania. In this context, the paper investigates the critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The R&D priorities of leading food firms and long-term innovation in the agro food system

    This article analyses a range of literature dealing with the issue of innovation in the agro food industry, focusing in particular on the dynamics of R&D. It presents and discusses the view that low levels of internal R&D among the sector's leading firms, when compared with chemicals or pharmaceuticals, are consistent with strategies devoted primarily to superficial product innovation. As against ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of globalisation on agro–based corporations in Cameroon: the case of the Cameroon Development Corporation in the South West Region

    Free trade and economic liberalisation are affecting weaker economies in different parts of the world, particularly in Sub–Saharan Africa. In this region, agricultural produce from unsubsidised farmers have to compete with those from highly structured and subsidised nations. In Cameroon, agro–based corporations have so far had diverse experience in this era of globalisation. The Cameroon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Role of electronic commerce tools in European automobile trade

    This paper details an overview and performance analysis of existing electronic commerce (e-commerce) tools in automobile industries focusing trade. The underlying relevant aspects of these tools and their impacts are detailed with examples and case studies. During analysis, the leading players in European automobile industries, their production, distribution/warehousing and retailing locations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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