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  • Five key lessons from your open grass silage clamp

    Having results of a silage analysis is one thing. But often, it’s only when you get stuck into seeing what’s inside, and feeding it, that you get a full picture of what you’ve produced.  And how good it is. The quality (and quantity) of your silage can have a major impact on the financial health of your business for six months or more. So, it’s worth checking it now, ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Lambing advice at your fingertips

    At the end of the 2016/17 lambing season, we asked you to share your experiences with us. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey - it was great to hear so many positive stories and to gain insight to the challenges you face. Feedback from the lambing survey Your feedback is hugely important to us and helps us to shape the advice, information and ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Organic livestock: why you should embrace it

    The term “organic” is widely used nowadays, usually to refer to products and practices related to a healthier and more conscious lifestyle. But what about organic livestock? Learn more about the practice, its benefits and why you should start embracing it as your main production system. What is organic livestock? Organic livestock is a practice that consists on ...


    By GR Trailers LLC

  • Water soluble fertilizers: The perfect solution - White Paper

    Read the white paper now for analysis of water soluble fertilizers, including: Farmland availability to 2050 and the impact on crop yield demands The need to increase water use efficiency as a result of significant pressures on limited water ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Organising for reverse innovation in Western MNCs: the role of frugal product innovation capabilities

    The burgeoning phenomenon of reverse innovation – i.e., innovations which are adopted first in the developing world – has attracted much academic and managerial attention. However, while existing literature has extensively discussed the risks and opportunities of reverse innovation for Western multinational companies (MNCs), there is little empirical insight into the question of how reverse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear physics education in Turkey

    In this study, the history of nuclear physics education in 78 universities in Turkey regarding their curriculum, credits, examinations, the equipments in nuclear physics laboratories, the number of lecturers, the textbooks, and the institutions that contribute nuclear physics education has been investigated. The first studies on nuclear physics in Turkey began at Istanbul University in 1933, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dryland performance of sweet sorghum and grain crops for biofuel in Nebraska

    Sweet sorghum [SS; Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is a potential biofuel crop for the Great Plains. Sweet sorghum was compared with corn [Zea mays (L.)] and grain sorghum for potential ethanol yield, energy use efficiency, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at seven dryland site-years in Nebraska. Seasonal rainfall ranged from approximately 340 to 660 mm. Soils were deep with medium texture at all ...

  • Eastern gamagrass management for pasture in the Mid-Atlantic region: i. animal performance and pasture productivity

    Eastern gamagrass [Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L.] (EG) is a native, warm-season perennial grass with potential as pasture for the eastern United States, but its value has not been well studied. The objective of this 4-yr experiment was to estimate forage mass (FM) for EG that maximizes steer (Bos taurus) performance and pasture productivity. Five treatments (three continuously and two ...

  • FIFRA-Chemical Testing Issues

    This Article introduces the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),1 and describes chemical substances for which testing must be conducted under FIFRA, other chemical testing that could be required, persons required to ...

  • Influence of maturity and storage conditions on some mineral contents of lettuce

    The effects of maturity and storage conditions on mineral contents of lettuce were studied. Samples of lettuce transplanted 50, 60 and 70 days after sowing were collected from an experimental farm in Nigeria. The samples were stored in the laboratory in a polythene bag of 2 mm thickness and in an open shelf and analysed every two days using the AOAC nutritional guidelines. A one–way ANOVA showed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Better photosynthesis for a better world?

    There’s no question that plants are better than most other life forms at converting carbon dioxide and sunlight into the sugars that form the basis of our global food web — and eventually, humans’ entire food supply. But fact of the matter is, with conversion rates hovering around 2 percent for our best crop fields, they’re by no means great. Even a slight increase in the ...


    By Ensia

  • Effects of low-dose irradiation on two plant models: Stipa capillata and Pisum sativum

    Plants are useful models for assessing the effects of radiation. We describe a short synthesis of our more recent results: radio-induced oxidative stress – our data suggest in chronically irradiated seeds of Stipa capillata a natural selection of the most adapted genotypes characterised by the capacity of induction of enzymes involved in the defence against radioactive stress; growth, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Students' perceptions of school contributions for changes in attitudes for the protection of forest environments

    The forest environment is threatened in many ways by the exploration of its natural resources, leading to a crisis situation. To improve the suitability of education programs, it is necessary to assess students' conceptions, attitudes and understanding of this situation. By using a variety of questions aimed at children aged 12–14 years, this work explores students' perceptions of the role of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Motivations for organic farming among farmers from Malopolska Province, Poland

    Poor condition of Polish agriculture, clean soil environment and extensive methods of production make Poland particularly suitable for developing environmentally friendly forms of farming. In the last decade the number of people who have decided to convert from old, conventional farms to new, environmentally friendly ones, has markedly increased. The objective of this study was to find out what ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Inter-firm knowledge management practices for technology and new product development in discontinuous innovation

    Discontinuous, or radical, innovation has been regarded as a critical factor in renewing firms' competitive position. The results of the Rensselaer Radical Innovation Project (RRIP) show that the development of new businesses and product lines based on discontinuous innovations requires distinct inter-firm knowledge management practices. Knowledge management studies suggest that inter-firm ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The entrenchment of controversial technology: a framework for monitoring and mapping strategic alignments

    Chances for successful social entrenchment of innovative products can be increased by timely anticipation of problems of public acceptance and regulation. In this article, a framework for analysis is presented as a first step for designing a management approach aimed at mitigation of such entrenchment problems. The message is that monitoring the selection environment, anticipating outside events ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Projects on Woody Biomass to Benefit Industry Within a Few Years

    Making the stuff of bio-based plastics, identifying new value chains in "forest" biorefinery, finding the perfect method for quick drying sludge or pinning down the best kind of pine for making bio-based products. These are the topics of four research projects whose instigators, all Bio4Energy researchers based in northern ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Towards the post-Fordist economy: emerging organisational models

    Using a vast interdisciplinary literature, this paper discusses the transition to the post-Fordist economy as an unavoidable trend which affects individual organisations and countries. One of the great dangers of the current debate about post-Fordism is the overlapping of the various levels of discussion. The absence of rigour in posing the question has confused abstract reasoning (the outline of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The techno-economic assessment for the plant of solid substrate fermentation of refining ethanol from sweet sorghum stalk

    Technological process of a pilot plant of solid substrate fermentation of refining ethanol from sweet sorghum stalk was described. The techno-economic assessment of the pilot plant was carried out with cost and profit method. Results showed that ethanol yield was 90% and the spent residue of fermentation can be converted to forage. In addition, Net Present Value (at discount rate of 10%), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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