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Abstract

A number of studies have recommended application of large quantities of manure alone or in combination with inorganic fertilizer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, yield responses of cereals such as maize are very modest even at manure application rates exceeding 10 t ha-1 year-1. We conducted a...

Authors
Sileshi, G. W.; Nhamo, N.; Mafongoya, P. L.; Tanimu, J.
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 2017, 107, 1, pp 91-105
CAB ReviewFull Text

Botanic gardens and their functions and role in society have evolved over time. Originally established for study of medicinal plants in the mid-sixteenth century, they morphed into active sites for introduction, cultivation and dissemination of economically important crops during European expansion...

Date
February 2017
Subjects
biodiversity; botanical gardens; conservation; herbaria; plant collections
Authors
Krishnan, S.; Novy, A.
Event

4 - 7 April 2017 - Baltimore

Venue
Baltimore
Country
USA
Contact
Rill Ann Miller
Tel
+1 610-967-4135, ext. 22
News Article

To support biodiversity in agricultural environments, the European Union asks farmers to protect local fauna and flora in return for subsidies. While...

Date
January 2017
Authors
Anu Veijalainen
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective....

Authors
Singh. N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
AbstractFull Text

The macaw palm has been identified as a prime feed stock for biodiesel industries in the near future coming decades. However, there are no machines for harvesting and detaching fruits in the biofuel industry; hence, the study of the dynamic behavior of the fruit-rachilla system would aid in the...

Authors
Villar, F. M. de M.; Pinto, F. de A. de C.; Santos, F. L.; Grossi, J. A. S.; Velloso, N. S.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2017, 47, 2, pp e20160289
AbstractFull Text

The aim of the present study was to estimate the energy balance (output/input ratio) of the canola crop for biodiesel production, under Brazilian conditions. Fossil energy expended in the production of 600 kg of oil per hectare was 7,146,537 kcal. The estimated energy yield per hectare was...

Authors
Lima e Silva, L. F.; Gonçalves, W. M.; Maluf, W. R.; Resende, L. V.; Sarmiento, C. M.; Licursi, V.; Moretto, P.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2017, 47, 2, pp e20151084
AbstractFull Text

Animal wastes contain a considerable amount of organic matters, as well as pathogens and veterinary antibiotic residues, which pose tremendous threats to the surrounding environment. Appropriate measures must be adopted for treating and recycling animal wastes to prevent the environmental...

Authors
Tao XiuPing; Dong HongMin
Publisher
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology
Publication
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Beijing), 2017, 19, 1, pp 37-42
AbstractFull Text

During the past 100 years, the global climate has experienced a major change - become warmer and warmer. Along with this change, its influence has become increasingly remarkable. How to adapt to this change has been a world concerned hot spot. China has abundant practices on adjusting agricultural...

Authors
Li Kuo; Xu YinLong
Publisher
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology
Publication
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Beijing), 2017, 19, 1, pp 8-17
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this review is to summarize the current knowledge of nitrous oxide (N2O) production from manure. The article investigates the scientific literature regarding N2O emissions according to different factors, such as microclimate, season, manure composition, microbial population, management,...

Authors
Broucek, J.
Publisher
Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA)
Publication
Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology, 2017, 5, 1, pp 13-19

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