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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Biosorption of Methylene Blue onto spent corncob substrate: kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies

    This study focuses on the possible use of the spent corncob substrate (SCS), an agricultural waste used after the cultivation of white rot fungus Pleurotus ostreatus, to adsorb Methylene Blue (MB) from aqueous solutions. A batch adsorption study was carried out with variable solution pH, adsorption time, temperature and initial MB concentration. It was found that MB uptake was favorable at pH ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement of Canopy/Vegetation Reflectance with the UniSpec-DC

    A good method for sampling reflectance of vegetation canopies is to connect a flexible, lightweight fiber optic cable (also referred to as “Foreoptic”) of a desired length to the detector. This requires a fiber optic with an SMA type connector at one end (to thread on to the detector) and a foreoptic with a defined field-of-view (FOV) at the other end (to limit the field of view to a ...


    By PP Systems

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