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  • Product Recalls

    Product Recalls Food product recalls have been a concern to consumers for many years. They incur immense direct costs for manufacturers and retailers, can shake consumer trust and may lead to consumers switching to competitors' brands. The number of food borne diseases that lead to mass product recalls is high - in the USA, over 17,000 cases of food poisoning were recorded for the year 2006. ...


    By Creme Global

  • Soil water surplus and ENSO events during the last humid period in Argentine Pampean flatlands

    Daily soil water balances are estimated for the period 1951-2006 in the Pampean flatlands. Daily soil water surplus is the major output with their annual trends, being analysed because of their harmful effects on crop harvests and floods. Soil water surplus trends were analysed founding positive trends, although only two stations were statistically significant at probability level of 95%. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Co-operative, Massachusetts - case study

    Northeast Biodiesel of Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA,  is a community-owned manufacturing plant making biodiesel from recycled vegetable oil. It is majority owned by Co-op Power, a renewable energy co-operative owned by consumers in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.  Co-op Power operates within a regional network of autonomous local organising councils to create a multi-class, ...


    By Green Fuels Ltd.

  • Dairy farm Oklahoma, USA

    Type of Wastewater System: Facility to Sediment Basin for Solids collection, Sediment Basin to Lagoon for Water collection Expectations: This facility was in need of solid removal from sediment basin as it was to a point of water flow restriction and solid capacity in the sediment basin. The expectation was to liquefy the solids in the sediment basins using microbial ...


    By Roebic Laboratories, Inc.

  • Safe To Operate: Tractor Safety Checklist

    Accident prevention must be a top priority on farms today, especially when operating machinery like farm tractors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 750 farm workers are accidentally killed each year, and more than half of these fatalities are tractor related. Fortunately, the use of ROPS and a seat belt is estimated to be 99 percent effective in preventing death or serious ...

  • Composting vs. Recycling – Drawing a Line to Differentiate Between the Two Waste

    Being a citizen of the modern day ‘Zero Waste’ community, a person needs to learn where to draw a line of differentiation between the items that need to be recycled and the ones that should be composted, or the unfortunate ones that must find their place in normal trash. Recycling and composting are the two environmental friendly methods for handling solid municipal waste. Using ...

  • Marginal benefit based optimal water allocation: case of Teesta River, Bangladesh

    This article describes a hydrologic–economic optimization model for allocating available river flow between competing off- and in-stream demands, based on the marginal benefits (MBs) of sectoral water uses in a segment of the Teesta River in Bangladesh. Irrigation, capture fishery and navigation are the main direct water uses considered. The value of irrigation water was estimated using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decolorization of paper mill effluents with disimilar characteristics using anaerobic composting

    Currently, there are no national standards for color limits in pulp and paper mill  wastewaters effluents. In some cases, there are regional or State stream standards based on the receiving waters. Decolorization of this industry wastewater is getting higher concerns due to possible regulations to the color of the discharge effluents. The sustainability of color removal and the degree and ...

  • Special features of drip-sprinkler irrigation technology

    Irrigation techniques and technology based on principle of regular accumulation of moisture in active layer (surface irrigation, regular sprinkler irrigation) are most common in science and in practice. More progressive is principle of non-stop water supply of plants and soil in conformity to their water consumption. Drip irrigation and impulse sprinkling are based on this principle. The main ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Deconstructing the orange: the evolution of an agricultural milieu in Southern Greece

    Knowledge relating to the coevolution of communities and the technological, economic and natural systems that sustain them comes from a variety of sources. However, interdisciplinary, or more specifically integrated, analyses that formally consider issue-driven and policy-relevant output are now required. This paper will draw upon a case study of crop change, in particular the rapid introduction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 Essential Farm Implements For Smallholders

    What are your top tools or farm implements that make life as a smallholder that much easier? What’s on your Christmas wish list or gets regular use around your plot? We asked our team to share their essential implements and have created the Farm Tech Supplies Top 5 List of Farm Implements! If you have a trusted piece of farm equipment you couldn’t do without, ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Identification of the Herbicide Surflan and Its Active Ingredient Oryzalin, a Dinitrosulfonamide, as Xenoestrogens

    Numerous environmental contaminants have been identified as endocrine disruptors (EDs) — substances that alter endocrine homeostasis by interfering with the biological action, production, or pharmacokinetics of endogenous hormones. Xenoestrogens are those EDs whose biological activity is similar to endogenous estrogen. This report presents data that identified Surflan, a proprietary herbicide ...


    By Springer

  • animal feed pellet machine for home use and poultry farm to make best pelleted feed

    the advantages of this animal feed pellet machine are nice looking in shape, simple in structure, easy in operation and service, safe in solidity, small in volume. and light in weight etc. No special training needed and operation available through manual,The pellet mill accepts the dry ...


    By Victor Pellet Mill

  • Efficiency of maize irrigation scheduling in climate variability and extreme weather events in eastern Croatia

    This study was conducted (2010–2012) to analyse the efficiency of irrigation scheduling in maize production based on soil moisture measurements (Watermark soil moisture sensors) in years with extreme weather events at the research site of the Agricultural Institute in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Three irrigation treatments and four maize hybrids were studied. In the extremely rainy 2010, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tropical earthworm biomass and density production

    Earthworms, as ecosystem engineers (Jones et al. 1994), are important soil components capable of enhancing plant growth (Lee 1985; Brown et al. 1999; Scheu 2003). Searching their inoculation in managed lands, we cultured three tropical endogeic earthworm species (Balanteodrilus pearsei, Pontoscolex corethrurus and Lavellodrilus bonampakensis) in mesocosms (boxes of 35x28x13 cm) and controlled ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • British rail - track sub-ballast, England - Case Study

    Soft sub-soils created problems for the highspeed British Rail Eastern Region rail line in Northumberland, England. Rail speed on the Intercity line from Edinburgh to London had to be significantly reduced because of the soft peat sub-base. The GEOWEB cellular confinement system was installed to stabilize the sub-ballast over soft soils, reduce subsoil movement by stiffening the sub-ballast and ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Development of time-temperature probes for tracking inactivation during composting

    Performing compost quality assessment such as compost stability is quite necessary for rating the quality of horse manure and biowaste composts and meeting specific regulatory requirements on the composition and compost process. The aim of this study was to identify an appropriate feedstock composition for use in the production of high quality compost. The objectives were to (1) identify an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Extractability, plant yield and toxicity thresholds for boron in compost

    Boron (B) is a trace element essential to crop growth in small soil concentrations (0.2-1.5ppm), yet may produce plant toxicity symptoms readily as the amount in the soil solution increases over 2ppm. Boron is present in significant amounts in recycled materials such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and coal fly ash, and therefore composts containing these ingredients may potentially exceed ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cove Mt. Farm - stream crossing, Pennsylvania - Case Study

    Cove Mt. Farm, located in South Central, Pennsylvania had three stream crossings used to move livestock and farm equipment across Little Cove Creek. The 40-foot wide main crossing, located about 100 yards east of the milking center, received the most traffic. While the streambed was fairly firm at this site, an improved crossing with level footing would provide a safer crossing for the animals ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Wireless valve control – a “perfect fit” for tank farm automation - Case Study

    Overview Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with primary business lines focused on terminalling, storage, processing and packaging services for petroleum products and byproducts encompassing natural gas liquids storage, marketing and distribution services and natural gas storage, sulphur and sulphur-based products processing, manufacturing, ...


    By Rotork

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