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  • Field Testing Protocol For Compostable Packaging

    Compostable product disintegration trials conducted in British Columbia help lay groundwork for open source, field testing protocol. Compostable packaging holds great promise to aid in diverting food waste from landfill. However, even when certified compostable, the products disintegrate differently across facility types. A growing number of composting facilities see potential for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Disasters Show Importance of Ag Risk Management Tools

    Mother Nature is an unreliable farming partner. Sometimes the weather helps, but too often it also hurts us. And there’s been a lot of hurt lately. Hurricanes have flooded east Texas. They have destroyed about half of the remaining citrus crop, flooded pasture and blown away much of the sugarcane in Florida. They have leveled pecan trees and pine trees in southern Georgia. Meanwhile, ...

  • Habitat‐specific foraging and sex determine mercury concentations in sympatric benthic and limnetic ecotypes of threespine stickleback

    Mercury (Hg) is a widespread environmental contaminant known for the neurotoxicity of the methylated forms, especially monomethyl mercury, which bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in aquatic food webs. Mercury bioaccumulation and biomagnification rates are known to vary among species utilizing different food webs (benthic versus limnetic) within and between systems. We assessed if carbon and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Will Stainless Steel Production Costs Rise on Indonesia Export Ban?

    The Indonesia government finally pushed through a ban on exporting unprocessed exports of nickel and bauxite ore, in a move aimed at forcing companies to refine the minerals on Indonesian soil and then export to increase the value of exports. State owned Indonesian miner, Antam stated that it expects nickel ore production to decline by 87% in 2014 compared to last year, as it plans to now meet ...


    By Labdhi Engineering

  • Woodland Burial Sites

    The Funeralcare Co-operative Plan Bee Wildflower Meadow Creation As part of the ambitious Plan Bee project (which aims to save the plight of honey bees and pollinators across the UK), the Funeralcare Co-operative Woodland Burial Sites have been awarded funding to create bee friendly wildflower corridors. BritishFlora are managing the habitat ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Grow to Order and Seed Collection

    Local provenance planting is important to help restore our natural habitats and retain the genetic integrity of plant populations and is strongly recommended for projects within or near environmentally sensitive areas. Forward planning is essential when undertaking local provenance seed collection as there are seasonal constraints such as seed maturation time, finding seed donor sites and gaining ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Bioaccumulation and distribution of perfloroalkyl acids in seafood products from Bohai Bay, China

    Ten perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) were measured in the seafood collected from Bohai Bay, China, in 2010. The summed concentrations of the PFAAs were in the ranges of ND–194 and 4.0 to 304 ng/g dry weight for invertebrates and fish, respectively. The levels of perflurooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the seafood were lower than those from North America, the Mediterranean ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Rio+20 solutions too Northern, say South Asian analysts

    An absence of strong scientific and policy research in developing countries has stifled their ability to contribute to Rio+20 debates, according to some South Asian development policy analysts. Countries do not ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cover Crop and nitrogen effects on maize productivity in no-tillage systems of the Brazilian Cerrados

    Cover crops in direct seeding mulch-based cropping (DMC) systems can be an effective tool to optimize N management for crop production in the Brazilian cerrados. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of four cover crops on maize (Zea mays L.) grain yields in two fields that had been under DMC for 3 and 14 yr. We hypothesized that cover crops would optimize N supply to the maize ...

  • Cotton Planting date: yield, seedling survival, and plant growth

    New cultivars, changes in technology and production practices, and climate change may have altered the optimal planting time for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) in the midsouthern United States. A field experiment was conducted from 2002 through 2005 on Gigger silt loam to define planting date (PD) effects on selected cotton cultivars. Six cultivars in 2002 (Deltapine DP555BR and Delta Pearl, ...

  • Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Key Players in Climate Adaptation

    In most developing economies, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) employ up to 78 percent of the population and account for approximately 29 ...

  • Data Logger the size of a credit card

    Negligent handling of temperature sensitive goods can have fatal consequences. Of course it is advantageous to control temperatures, however temperature data loggers of the past were often bulky and unmanageable. Now there is a data logger which has been reduced to the size of a credit card. Goods are not always treated gently during transportation. Shipping businesses are increasingly under ...


    By KELLER HCW GmbH

  • Common Fish Diseases and Caused Reasons

    There are literally hundreds of afflictions that can effect the health of farm fish. The most common maladies seen in home aquaculture production are usually either bacterial, parasitic, or viral diseases in origin. Fungal infections are also sometimes seen, and occasionally physical ailments. Common ...


    By Fanway Fish Feed Machinery

  • Denver international airport case study

    Denver International Airport (DIA) serves 22 commercial airlines, offering non-stop service to more than 150 destinations worldwide. In 2008, DIA handled over 51,000,000 passengers. With an airport elevation of 5,431 feet and 53 square miles of property, Denver International Airport has a historical reputation for massive snow-fall — at times, even overnight. DIA’s snow removal is ...

  • Optimum short-term futures hedge using stochastic linear programming

    Classical optimal hedge ratio concentrates on risk reduction and neglects strategic value maximisation. In this study, the authors use stochastic optimisation theories to formulate an optimal, short-term hedging scheme to mitigate risks while maximising portfolio value. Stochastic spot and futures price models are used to simulate prices. The periodic optimal hedge ratios are determined using the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Timber frame and post and beam construction

    Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are a unit strategies of building with heavy weight timbers instead of dimensional timber like 2"x4"s. Timber framing is sometimes additionally known as post and beams because as it is evident for its name that it is a way of using frame made of timber wood for construction because it acts as the main structure providing support to the ...


  • Recovery of photosynthesis and growth rate in green, blue–green, and diatom algae after exposure to atrazine

    We evaluated the recovery of photosynthesis and growth rate in green (Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata), blue‐green (Anabaena flos‐aquae), and diatom (Navicula pelliculosa) algae after pulsed exposure to atrazine. Subsequent to a grow‐up period of 24 to 72 h to establish requisite cell density for adequate signal strength to measure photosystem II (PSII) quantum yield, algae were exposed to a ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Review of Enteric Outbreaks in Child Care Centers: Effective Infection Control Recommendations

    Child care environments facilitate the spread of enteric infections because of diapering, confined spaces, and children’s unhygienic habits. This study reviews documented outbreaks of enteric illness in daycare centers (DCCs) to identify infectious agents, modes of transmission, morbidity/mortality, ages, secondary cases, and practices found effective by investigators. A systematic review of the ...

  • Protein from preprocessed waste activated sludge as a nutritional supplement in chicken feed

    Five groups of broiler chickens were raised on feed containing varying substitutions of single cell protein from preprocessed waste activated sludge (pWAS) in varying compositions of 0:100, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25, and 100:0 pWAS: fishmeal by mass. Forty chickens per batch were evaluated for growth rate, mortality rate, and feed conversion efficiency (ηє). The initial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Choose a Corn Combine Harvester

    A corn combine harvester is a machine used for the corn harvest which both improves the harvest efficient and saves labor cost. Currently there are a variety of corn harvesters in the market, then how to choose a suitable ...


    By Amisy Farming Machinery

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