Livestock Bedding Articles

  • Composting Roundup - March 2018

    Sacramento, California: Alternative Manure Management Project Grants The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) awarded $9.64 million in grant funding to 17 alternative manure management projects across the state. These projects, part of the Alternative Manure Management Program, or AMMP, will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on California dairy farms and livestock ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Bed material load estimation in channels using machine learning and meta-heuristic methods

    This study is trying to develop an alternative approach to the issues of sediment transport simulation. A machine learning method, named least square support vector regression (LSSVR) and a meta-heuristic approach, called particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm are used to estimate bed material load transport rate. PSO algorithm is utilized to calibrate the parameters involved in the model ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 5 Essential Farm Implements For Smallholders

    What are your top tools or farm implements that make life as a smallholder that much easier? What’s on your Christmas wish list or gets regular use around your plot? We asked our team to share their essential implements and have created the Farm Tech Supplies Top 5 List of Farm Implements! If you have a trusted piece of farm equipment you couldn’t do without, ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Tips For Maintaining And Storing Your Machinery Out Of Season

    While there are still many jobs to do throughout the autumn and winter months, there will be some tools and machinery that you won’t need again until spring next year. There is nothing worse than needing to replace a piece of kit because its suffered damage over winter due to poor maintenance and storage. The following tips will help ensure this doesn’t happen to ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Florida Dairy Succeeds With AD System

    North Florida dairy with 6,100 mature cows and 5,500 replacements installed anaerobic digestion system that is yielding multiple benefits. Dairy farming in Florida has financial and logistical challenges, including hot, humid summers; high electrical costs; access to fresh water; odor; greenhouse emissions and sandy soil issues. Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida has found sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sodium uptake of Iris wilsonii and its photosynthetic responses to high-salinity stress in microcosm submerged beds

    In order to investigate the performance of Iris wilsonii in high-salinity wastewater, seven microcosm submerged beds were built with rectangular plastic tanks and packed with marble chips and sand. Each submerged bed was transplanted with six stems of I. wilsonii. The submerged beds were operated in a 7-d batch mode in a greenhouse with artificial wastewater for three 42-d ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Should I Buy Lawn Mowers Online Or Is This A Bad Decision?

    If you are in the market for a new mower, you might be tempted to look online and purchase the same way you do your clothes and groceries. Some people, however, are hesitant to take the plunge and click submit because they aren’t sure whether this is the best way to shop. So, should you purchase lawn mowers online or would this be a bad decision? In this ...


    By Hastings Mowers

  • Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden - San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands, CA - Case Study

    Project Name: Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden – San Bernadino County Museum Products: Gravelpave2 Applications:  Flooring for Greenhouse  City: Redlands State/Province: California ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Case study - Garden shop uses rainwater for bedding plants to beat the hosepipe ban

    With the all the rain water falling on the shop’s roof, plus the new yard roof, and being free of charge, Matthew decided to fit rainwater harvesting. He wanted to be able to water the bedding plants and flowers, which are such an important attraction for clients of the shop. The Site Yalden Garden Store in Chalfont St Giles, South Bucks, is a popular shopping destination ...

  • Fluidised bed combustion and gasification of rice husk and rice straw – a state of art review

    Rice is cultivated in all the main regions of world. The worldwide annual rice production is 666 million tons for the year 2008. The combustion and gasification of rice husk/rice straw in fluidised bed reactors seems to be an attractive possibility of future for power generation, the solution of waste disposal problems and the reduction of greenhouse gases. In this paper, overview of fluidised ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting In rural Alaska

    Gardeners, communities and commercial enterprises have proven that composting works in Alaska, especially given large quantities of fish waste and diminishing landfill capacity. ALASKA is two and a half times larger than the largest state in the lower 48 states. Over half of the entire state’s population lives within the municipality of Anchorage. Many Alaskan villages can only be reached ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study: Tobacco drying

    Challenge Customer wanted to automate and optimize an old process that increases the leaf factor of tobacco. The new technology must be able to fit within the existing physical constraints of the plant structure without redesign of the facility. Approach General Kinematics was approached by the customer to qualify their process. Through the qualification, ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Regional roundup

    ANAEROBIC DIGESTER ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, part of the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC), received an investment of more than US$2.6 million for construction of an anaerobic digester through the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario. OAC, with its Center for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability, views the digester as “a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Connor Residence, Dallas, Texas - Case study

    Project Name: Connor Residence Product: Grasspave2 Application: Parking City: Dallas State/Province: Texas Install Date: September 2000 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • ASAM-ODS A Standardized Data Source for Test-bed Environments

    The diversity and incompatibility of heterogeneous data archives within automotive product development was one of the driving forces that led to the foundation of the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring systems (ASAM). For the last 18 years ASAM has developed standards for the domain of automotive powertrain product testing. The standard for archiving test result data is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Efficient cyclone systems for fine particle collection

    Numerically optimised cyclones and recirculation systems have been shown to be highly efficient for the capture of fine particles, such as those occurring in the production of active pharmaceutical and food ingredients. Romualdo Salcedo and Júlio Paiva describe some of the recent developments in this area. The optimised design of gas cyclones is of particular relevance for the recovery of ...

  • Barley yield and nutrient uptake for soil amended with fresh and composted cattle manure

    Limited research exists on the long-term effect of fresh (FM) versus composted manure (CM) from beef cattle on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) yield and nutrient uptake. Barley was grown (1999–2007) as silage on an irrigated clay loam soil in southern Alberta where organic amendments and fertilizer were annually applied for 9 yr in the fall of 1998 to 2006. The treatments were three rates (13, 39, 77 ...

  • Barley yield and nutrient uptake for soil amended with fresh and composted cattle manure

    Limited research exists on the long-term effect of fresh (FM) versus composted manure (CM) from beef cattle on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) yield and nutrient uptake. Barley was grown (1999–2007) as silage on an irrigated clay loam soil in southern Alberta where organic amendments and fertilizer were annually applied for 9 yr in the fall of 1998 to 2006. The treatments were three rates (13, 39, 77 ...

  • The combustion of oil sand beds containing an axial fracture

    The processes within simplified laboratory cylindrical beds of specially reconstituted oil sand during oil recovery are described. The beds contained a small diameter cylindrical axial passage of high permeability representing a fracture where hot vitiated air of known composition was fed steadily. The fuel sand cores tested contained either pure hydrocarbon or extracted oil off naturally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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