Cereals Farming Articles

  • Assessment of climate change impact on crop yield and irrigation water requirement of two major cereal crops (rice and wheat) in Bhaktapur district, Nepal

    Rice and wheat are major cereal crops in Nepal. Climate change impacts are widespread and farmers in developing countries like Nepal are among the most vulnerable. A study was carried out to assess the impact of climate change on yield and irrigation water requirement of these cereal crops in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Laboratory and soil-plant-air-water analysis showed silt-loam being the most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potassium and winter hardiness

    The role of Potassium in metabolic processes such as protein synthesis and the movement of sugars within the plant is now well understood and recognised as crucial for maximising quality and yield. But it is now known Potassium also plays a significant role in helping crops resist disease and environmental stresses during winter dormancy and ensuring optimum supplies of Potassium to see crops ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

    Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of the world. But research is pointing to a better approach. In today’s globalized world, it is not inconceivable that one might drink coffee from Colombia in the morning, munch cashews from Vietnam for lunch and gobble grains from Ethiopia for dinner. That we can enjoy these ...


    By Ensia

  • Corn stover using as a fuel in america

    In the world, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and so on, many countries grow corn, Case Study of Mozambique. Mozambique's main food crops are corn, rice, sorghum and cassava, corn is the staple food of Africans across the country are producing. Both of Corn stover and Corncob can be biomass fuel like straw, Corn stover biomass fuel boiler and corncob ...

  • Adverse effects of thiram treated seed ingestion on the reproductive performance and the offspring immune function of the red‐legged partridge

    Pesticide research has traditionally focused on compounds with high acute toxicity and/or persistence, but the adverse sublethal effects of pesticides with different properties may also have important consequences on exposed wildlife. The authors studied the effects of thiram, a fungicide used for seed coating with known effects as endocrine disruptor. Red‐legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Analysis of price volatility of mineral fertilisers: possible issues for European farmers

    European farmers are currently affected by an increase in the price of fertilisers (from an index of 100 in 2005 to 150 in 2012 after it peaked at almost 200 at the end of 2008) that calls into question the future availability of these kinds of inputs. Since 2007, the strong demand from emerging countries, geopolitical tensions over natural resources, and the rise in the price of energy have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Boost grain preservation before production

    Better grain storage would save money and feed over a billion, says Digvir S. Jayas. It deserves more attention. Annually over 2.6 billion tonnes of grains — cereals, oilseeds and pulses — are grown and then stored along the chain from producers to consumers. Most countries do not systematically report how much grain becomes unfit for human consumption during storage, but ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Science’s role in growing diverse, nutritious food

    Can science meet the demand for more diverse and nutritious food? Jan Piotrowski investigates. The riots that swept Africa in 2007 and 2008 in response to the spiralling costs of staple crops brought the effects of food shortages into sharp focus. Images of unrest circled the globe, and the consequent instability brought to the forefront of political debate a question that had ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 19 Things the AP Got Wrong

    The Associated Press recently published an article on “the secret environmental cost of U.S. ethanol policy.” There is much in this article that is too misleading, poor or deficient analysis, over-simplistic, or poorly drawn conclusions to comment on, but here are 19 big things the AP got wrong. ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Rice straw report on shredding and briquetting tests case study

    Date: 29.06.2011 Place: ASKET, Poznañ Tested material: rice straw from Egypt Technology: briquetting set BIOMASSER® SOLO-SET: shredder RK 7,5kW, screen 15 mm, standard blades briquetting press BIOMASSER® SOLO type BS06. Shredding Rice straw ...


    By ASKET

  • 8 million kWh of green electricity generated for the Italian grid

    Location Volta Mantovana/Italy Capacity 999 kWel In operation since 07/2009 Input materials Cattle liquid manure, solid manure, maize and whole-plant silage Features Thanks to innovative technologies like EnviTec Feedcontrol, the Italian plant has a capacity of approximately 99 percent. ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • MBR for Major Cereal Manufacturer

    Dynatec provides a turnkey wastewater solution to a food manufacturing wastewater process for a major cereal manufacturer. The problem A major cereal manufacturing plant manufacturer needed to upgrade their treatment process. MBR was selected, and the company was about 1 month away from entering into a contract with a major MBR supplier of submerged hollow fiber membrane ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Parkinson to present Governor`s award of excellence

    Governor Mark Parkinson will announce the Governor’s Award of Excellence and the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award at the annual Kansas Cavalry Encampment on June 25 at Johnson County Community College. The Encampment is the state’s largest celebration of Kansas businesses and is highlighted by the announcement of the Governor’s Award of Excellence and the ...


    By BIOMICROBICS, Inc.

  • Governor to hand out business awards

    Gov. Mark Parkinson will announce the winners of the state’s two highest business honors Thursday night at the Kansas Cavalry Encampment at Johnson County Community College. The Governor’s Award of Excellence and the Governor’s Exporter of the Year awards will be handed out at the event, which is an annual celebration of Kansas business sponsored by the Kansas Cavalry and the ...


    By BIOMICROBICS, Inc.

  • Earthworms - the environmental engineers: review of vermiculture technologies for environmental management and resource development

    Earthworms are being used to manage most organic wastes; treat wastewater; clean-up chemically contaminated soils; improve soil fertility and produce food crops. Their use in production of life-saving medicines and raw materials for industries are some new discoveries. We have successfully experimented in vermicomposting of 'MSW', vermifiltration of 'municipal & industrial wastewater', ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On combining vision-based hybrid classifiers for weeds detection in precision agriculture

    One objective in precision agriculture is to minimise the volume of herbicides that are applied to the fields through the use of site-specific weed management systems. This paper outlines an automatic computer vision system for the detection and differential spraying of Avena sterilis, a noxious weed growing in cereal crops. With such purpose we have designed a multiple hybrid decision making ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A review of the phosphorus content of dry cereal and legume crops of the world

    When food scarcity increases, instability in society increases. The majority of food consumed is from cereals and legumes. Phosphorus is essential for crop plant growth and soils are depleted as this element is removed from crop lands with harvested grains/seeds. To sustain yields, inputs of nutrients are required to balance losses. On global and continental/regional bases, we assembled nine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Two TAIM WESER ship loaders for Bayóvar (Perú) and Marseille Port (Frances) port terminals.

    Spanish company TAIM WESER, a leading company on the International Bulk Handling market, has been awarded the contract to install conveyor belts and a loader for phosphate at the future Bayóvar port in Peru. This is a MISKI MAYO project, a subsidiary of Brazilian company VALE Do Río Doce. Simultaneously, TAIM WESER has started to build a mobile loader on rails to load grain for the Autonomous ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • Effect of five municipal waste derived composts on a cereal crop

    Agricultural soils were amended with five mixed feedstock (four source segregated and one mechanical biological treatment) municipal waste derived composts to investigate the effect on a cereal crop over two years. Composts were applied at two rates to contain either 250 or 500 kg nitrogen ha-1 and compared to a control which received no fertilizer. In year one, three of the composts increased ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil nitrogen: a global dilemma for sustainable cereal production

    Received for publication December 19, 2008. Cereal production that now sustains a world population of more than 6.5 billion has tripled during the past 40 yr, concurrent with an increase from 12 to 104 Tg yr–1 of synthetic N applied largely in ammoniacal fertilizers. These fertilizers have been managed as a cost-effective form of insurance against low yields, without regard to the inherent effect ...

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