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  • Michael Vukadinovic, Melbourne, Australia, runs four poultry farms with a total of 28 sheds - Case Study

    The ventilation strategy is just so much simpler with the MagFans and we see significant savings. Michael Vukadinovic, Melbourne, Australia, runs four poultry farms with a total of 28 sheds. Total capacity is 1.35m birds per batch. The first twelve sheds were completed in late 2014 and the last sixteen sheds were completed in December 2017. The last sixteen sheds all equipped with ...


    By DACS A/S

  • A Guide to Better Lawns

    Beauttiful lawns are cherished the world over. Walkover sprayers were developed back in the 1980's to provide an easy, accurate & economical way to treat & care for these precious resources, helping them to become an asset to any garden, estate or sports venue. This article has been created as an overview, giving the reader an insight into the potential payback in terms of sheer pleasure ...


    By Walkover Sprayers Ltd

  • A study of the competitiveness of the Spanish construction industry

    This study has a two-fold objective. First, it sets out to describe the present situation of the Spanish construction industry and its importance for the competitiveness of the national economy. It then goes on to consider the issue of forecasting for this strategically important sector, by considering three time series – total amount of tendering, the consumption of cement and the total number ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of decision-maker's identity on SME internationalisation: Do origins matter?

    This paper examines if the identity shaped by the region does have an influence on the owner-manager's managerial behaviour. A survey approach was chosen, addressing SMEs from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, to address the research aim. The hypotheses posed were investigated applying hierarchical cluster analysis. Based on it different clusters were identified relating to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Satellite-Based forest clearing detection in the Brazilian Amazon: FORMA, DETER, and PRODES

    The advent of near-real-time forest monitoring can dramatically strengthen efforts by governments, businesses, and communities to conserve and sustainably manage the world’s forests. This issue brief introduces a system called FORest Monitoring for Action (FORMA), which provides near-real-time information on new forest clearing in the humid tropical forests of Asia, Africa, and Latin ...

  • USDA amends BCAP

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule amending the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to implement changes required by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • On the completeness of a constrained market

    We show how the well-known Farkas Lemma, commonly used to characterise absence of arbitrages in perfect markets, is also exploitable to ascertain the completeness of a market with total short sales constraints. The generalisation of this lemma to convex cones also allows to characterise the completeness of a market with general conic constraints on investment strategies. Such results can be also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Behavioural equivalence for a graph rewriting model of concurrent programs

    This paper presents a formal model of concurrent systems based on graph rewriting to represent scopes of communication channel names precisely. A bipartite directed acyclic graph represents a concurrent system consists of a number of processes and messages. Each process or message corresponds to a source node of the graph. Names of communication channel in the system are sink nodes. The edges of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simulta neous determinat ion of nitrite and nitrate in processed foods

    Nitrite either alone or in combination with nitrate is added to food to preserve the color and taste and to prevent foods from becoming rancid. They are also used in food for their anti-microbial properties. Higher levels in vegetables and leafy greens are possible from the use of nitrate fertilizers and/or livestock manure. Nitrate can be reduced to nitrite at certain physiological conditions in ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Bistable molecules development and Si surface grafting: two chemical tools used for the fabrication of hybrid molecule/Si CMOS component

    For the past ten years, there has been considerable interest dedicated to the miniaturisation of CMOS devices. The research axes followed to obtain scalable devices are numerous as the possibilities offered by both technological (top-down) and new (bottom-up) approaches are studied. Concerning the latter approach molecular electronics is a growing field of interest. Notably, the fabrication of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Molecular genetic linkage map for allotetraploid colonial bentgrass

    Interspecific hybridization is a widely used approach to improve crop species. We are pursuing the possibility of using interspecific hybridization between the turfgrass species colonial bentgrass (Agrostis capillaris L.) and creeping bentgrass (A. stolonifera L.) for the improvement of resistance to the fungal disease dollar spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett) in creeping bentgrass. From ...

  • Non-trade concerns in WTO trade negotiations: legal and legitimate reasons for revising the "box" system

    The extent to which non-trade concerns fit with the overall, long-term WTO Doha Agenda objective "to establish a fair and market-oriented trading system for world agricultural trade" is considered from both a legal and economic viewpoint. Human rights guarantees in United Nations covenants related to non-trade concerns are evaluated in light of WTO rules. Proposals are presented for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sorption of copper on almond shell: optimization and kinetics

    Batch sorption studies using almond shell as an sorbent for the removal of Cu (II) from aqueous solutions, showed that copper removal decreased from 74.9% to 45.6% with increasing its concentration from 10 to 70 ppm. The removal increased with increasing sorbent dose and pH, respectively. Copper removal was obtained equal to 63.7%, 69.6% and 58.6% at 26˚C, 40˚C and 55˚C. The sorption of Cu (II) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The evolving role of tropical forests for local livelihoods in Indonesia

    The authors studied how the role and perceptions of natural forests have changed in seven villages along the Malinau River, East Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Local people consider development projects, logging and mining activities, and floods as having the greatest influence on their livelihoods and use of forests. Access to and availability of valued forest products is perceived to have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Q&A: Rural women, from farming to trading

    In India, where there are more than 30 million small and marginal women farmers, a trade union for self-employed rural women is helping them to create trade organisations so that they can eliminate the middle-men and get their products to market. Umadevi Swaminathan, managing director of RUDI Multi Trading and of the Self Employed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Implementing European Quality Award in a global high tech company

    Achieving and maintaining good customer relationships is extremely important for the profitability and performance of a company. Customer satisfaction is considered as the most important criterion of quality awards. The aim of this empirical case study in a company working in global and high tech electro technical industries is to implement a systematic measurement for customer satisfaction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sentiments and acts towards genetically modified foods

    Hundreds of studies have elicited consumer stated preferences towards genetically modified foods at various countries around the world. Customarily, consumer stated preferences have been viewed as adequate proxies of potential response towards such products. As we have argued here, however, there are theoretical and methodological reasons as to why stated and revealed consumer preference could ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Endogenous learning in world post-Kyoto scenarios: application of the POLES model under adaptive expectations

    This paper describes the endogenous technical change module that has been incorporated in POLES and the main quantitative results of the new version of the model and corresponding exercises. Section 2 presents the methodology that has been used in order to assess the returns to R&D for the main power generation technologies identified in the model. R&D budget allocation is then analysed for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multiple interest accommodation in African forest management projects: between pragmatism and theoretical coherence

    In the past in Africa, state forest administration took nominal control of local forest management from rural populations. This control, based on a European concept of management, gradually deteriorated and the methods of classical forest management are no longer suited to existing conditions. This has led to a need for processes to accommodate multiple interests. Funding agencies, firms, NGOs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quality assurance mechanisms in agrifood: the case of the Spanish fresh meat sector

    The largest fresh meat brand names in Spain are analysed here to study how quality is signalled in the agricultural and food industries and how the underlying quality-assurance organisations work. We obtain two main results. First, organisational form varies according to the specialisation of the brand name. Geographical indicators, which focus on achieving high organoleptic product attributes, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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