Agricultura

Agricultura

Economic growth and global warming effects on electricity consumption in Spain: a sectoral study
06/08/2022 - This paper analyzes the effect of certain factors on electricity consumption in Spain at a sectoral level. An electricity consumption function has been estimated by using panel data, depending on...
Determination of urea, phosphate, and potassium in agricultural runoff waters using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
06/08/2022 - Large-scale use of chemical fertilizers has resulted in the contamination of agricultural runoff waters by soil macronutrients NPK, whose detection is of significant interest. This work reports...
Source-to-sink process and risk assessment of heavy metals for the surface sediment in the northern South China Sea
07/08/2022 - Heavy metal input from the coastal urbanization and industrialization and their potential ecological risks have been a great concern in the northern South China Sea (NSCS). Our results showed that...
Microplastics in Agricultural Systems: Analytical Methodologies and Effects on Soil Quality and Crop Yield
05/08/2022 - Around one million metric ton of plastics is produced worldwide daily. Plastic contamination is aggravated when the particles reach sizes between 5 mm and 1 μm, giving rise to...
Effects of Irrigation Method and Water Flow Rate on Irrigation Performance, Soil Salinity, Yield, and Water Productivity of Cauliflower
05/08/2022 - Water scarcity is a major constraint for food production, particularly in arid and semi-arid environments. In this regard, selecting the best irrigation technique is crucial to overcome water...
Study on the Dynamic Cutting Mechanism of Green Pepper (Zanthoxylum armatum) Branches under Optimal Tool Parameters
05/08/2022 - In order to design a branch-cutting type green pepper harvesting device, we firstly study the whole process of straight knife green pepper cutting to reveal the cutting mechanism and provide...
Combination of Sentinel-2 Satellite Images and Meteorological Data for Crop Water Requirements Estimation in Intensive Agriculture
05/08/2022 - In arid and semi-arid regions, agriculture is an important element of the national economy, but this sector is a large consumer of water. In a context of high pressure on water resources, appropriate...
Research on Integrated Navigation System of Agricultural Machinery Based on RTK-BDS/INS
05/08/2022 - To improve the positioning accuracy and reliability of autonomous navigation agricultural machinery and reduce the cost of high-precision positioning, an integrated navigation system based on...
Research on Wet Clutch Switching Quality in the Shifting Stage of an Agricultural Tractor Transmission System
07/08/2022 - In order to improve the working quality of wet clutch switching in an agricultural tractor, in this paper, we took a power shift system composed of multiple wet clutches as the research object for...
Modest Ag-Extension and Access to Seeds of Aromatic Rice Can Boost Returns of Smallholder Farmers in Uganda, A Case Study
06/08/2022 - Limited farmer access to quality seeds of improved varieties and knowledge gaps in good agronomic practices are the major factors limiting rice productivity among smallholder farmers in Uganda....
A Tool for Calculating the Building Insulation Thickness for Lowest CO2 Emissions—A Greenlandic Example
06/08/2022 - Increased insulation reduces the energy needed during operations, but this may be less than the energy required for the extra insulation material. If so, there must be an optimal insulation...
A Comparative Assessment of Agronomic and Baking Qualities of Modern/Old Varieties and Landraces of Wheat Grown in Calabria (Italy)
06/08/2022 - The cultivation of wheat has been part of the evolution of human civilisation since ancient times. Wheat breeding has modified some of its characteristics to obtain improved varieties with high...
Nanosized Calcium Phosphates as Novel Macronutrient Nano-Fertilizers
06/08/2022 - The need for qualitatively and quantitatively enhanced food production, necessary for feeding a progressively increasing World population, requires the adoption of new and sustainable agricultural...
Minimizing the Global Warming Potential with Geopolymer-Based Insulation Material with Miscanthus Fiber
05/08/2022 - Approximately 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the construction and use of buildings. Thermal insulation of buildings in the current context of climate change is a well-known...
Influence of Biofillers on the Properties of Regrind Crystalline Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (CPET)
06/08/2022 - As the demand for plastics only increases, new methods are required to economically and sustainably increase plastic usage without landfill and environmental accumulation. In addition, the use of...
The (Mis)Understanding of the Symbol Associated with Recycling on Plastic Containers in the US: A Brief Report
05/08/2022 - Plastic containers are a major source of pollution and contribute to greenhouse gases. Many plastic containers are embossed with a small symbol of three arrows forming a triangle and a number in the...
Charged-cellulose nanofibrils as a nutrient carrier in biodegradable polymers for enhanced efficiency fertilizers
- An enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) is essential for sustainable agriculture, and here, we evaluated cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) as a nutrient carrier dispersed in biodegradable polymeric...
Assessment of small-scale biogas digesters and its impact on the household cooking sector in India: Environmental-resource-economic analysis
- In India, a significant portion of the population is still dependent on traditional biomass as fuel for household cooking. The combustion of conventional fuel for cooking usually negatively...
Carbon nanomaterials for the detection of pesticide residues in food: A review
- In agricultural fields, pesticides are widely used, but their residual presence in the environment poses a threat to humans, animals, insects, and ecosystems. The overuse of pesticides for pest...
Investigating renewable energy–climate change nexus by aggregate or sectoral renewable energy use?
04/08/2022 - Investigating the effect of renewable energy on the drivers of climate change correctly is significant as it is the basic source of climate change mitigation. In the extant literature, its effect...
Nanomaterials as highly efficient photocatalysts used for bioenergy and biohydrogen production from waste toward a sustainable environment
01/12/2022 - Population growth, growing urbanization, and industrialization sectors have caused a worrisome rise in global waste generation. The sustainable production of bioenergy, including biohydrogen from...