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This paper discusses the Central American agroforestry systems Quesungual (QS) and Kuxur Rum (KR), a system that integrate basic grain crop production - mainly maize, common bean and sorghum - with multipurpose trees. A permanent soil cover with biomass enhances erosion protection, soil fertility...

Author(s)
Schnetzer, J.
Publisher
Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
Publication
Quesungual & Kuxur Rum: ancestral agroforestry systems in the dry corridor of Central America, 2018, pp 8 pp.
Abstract

A fast and precise qNMR method was developed for quantification of major bioactive constituents in the bark of horse chestnut and dry extracts prepared thereof. The method was optimised using 600 MHz spectrometer, and the final acquisition parameters (90°-pulse, acquisition time - 3.0 s, relaxation...

Author(s)
Owczarek, A.; Kłys, A.; Olszewska, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Talanta, 2019, 192, pp 263-269
Abstract

The study assessed the changes in digestibility of some agricultural wastes such as chickpea straw (CPS), corn stalk (CS), alfalfa hay (AH) and sunflower head residue (SFH) during the spawn running period and fruitbody production of Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler (shiitake) to better understand...

Author(s)
Atİla, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Scientia Horticulturae, 2019, 245, pp 263-268
Abstract

Three Fortunella (kumquat) species, the Meiwa kumquat (F. crassifolia Swingle), the Round kumquat [F. japonica (Thunb.) Swingle] and the Changshou kumquat (F. obovata hort. ex Tanaka), showing tetraploid, which had been induced by treating the seeds with colchicine, were examined for origin and...

Author(s)
Nukaya, T.; Sudo, M.; Yahata, M.; Nakajo, Y.; Ohta, T.; Yasuda, K.; Tominaga, A.; Mukai, H.; Kunitake, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Scientia Horticulturae, 2019, 245, pp 210-217
News Article

A hotter, drier climate is expected to increase the possibility of larger-scale forest disturbances, including insect outbreaks, wildfires, disease...

Date
November 2018
Author(s)
Stephanie Cole
Event

31 January - 2 February 2019 - New Haven

Venue
New Haven
Country
USA
Contact Details
195 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 06511
CAB ReviewFull Text

Carbon pricing, which includes carbon tax, emission trading systems and carbon offset mechanisms, is the main economic instrument to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions responsible for global climate change. The academic literature on carbon pricing is rich due to hundreds of studies carried...

Date
June 2018
Subjects
air pollutants; air pollution; carbon; carbon footprint; carbon markets; climate change; emissions; greenhouse gases
Author(s)
Timilsina, G. R.
AbstractFull Text

A multivariable linear model was used to analyse the incidence of carcass quality defects over one year in a commercial database that included 1,856 flocks of Ross broilers (9,188 shipments, 1,975,420 carcasses inspected). The incidence of foot-pad dermatitis (FPD), scratches and wing and back...

Author(s)
Villarroel, M.; Francisco, I.; Ibáñez, M. A.; Novoa, M.; Martínez-Guijarro, P.; Méndez, J.; Blas, C. de
Publisher
Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA)
Publication
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 2018, 16, 2, pp e0504

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