Agricultura

Agricultura

High-performance thin-layer chromatography in combination with an acetylcholinesterase-inhibition bioassay with pre-oxidation of organothiophosphates to determine neurotoxic effects in storm, waste, and surface water
- Pesticides such as organothiophosphates (OTPs) are neurotoxically active and enter the aquatic environment. Bioassays, using acetylcholinesterase (AChE), a suitable substrate and reactant, can be...
Polymer based nanocomposites: A strategic tool for detection of toxic pollutants in environmental matrices
- A large fraction of population is suffering from waterborne diseases due to the contaminated drinking water. Both anthropogenic and natural sources are responsible for water contamination. Revolution...
A systematic construction of water-electricity cogeneration and thermal membrane coupling desalination technology using the waste heat in steel industry
01/09/2022 - The widespread use of fossil energy emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, leading to the greenhouse effect and global warming. The essence of reducing carbon emissions is to achieve higher-quality...
Integration of methane cracking and direct carbon fuel cell with CO2 capture for hydrogen carrier production
- Hydrogen fuel production from methane cracking is a sustainable process compared to the ones currently in practice due to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Also, carbon black that is co-produced is...
Novel recycling of pineapple leaves into cellulose microfibers by two-step grinding of ball milling and high-speed rotor–stator homogenization
18/05/2022 - Abstract Pineapple leaves are one of the most abundant agricultural residues that are wasted either by burning them on-site or utilized for low-value engineering applications...
Spatial and temporal trends of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediment cores of Brunei Bay, East Malaysia
01/06/2022 - The spatial and temporal distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in three sediment cores from Brunei Bay, Southern South China Sea was investigated. The total concentrations of 16...
Aerospace, Vol. 9, Pages 270: A Cyber-Physical Prototyping and Testing Framework to Enable the Rapid Development of UAVs
17/05/2022 - In this work, a cyber-physical prototyping and testing framework to enable the rapid development of UAVs is conceived and demonstrated. The UAV Development Framework is an extension of the typical...
Enzymatic Activity of Soil after Applications Distillery Stillage
30/04/2022 - This study aimed to evaluate the fertilizing value of rye stillage used in the cultivation of winter triticale cv. ‘Grenado’. The research was performed in 2018 (autumn,...
Technical Efficiency of Maize Production and Its Influencing Factors in the World’s Largest Groundwater Drop Funnel Area, China
30/04/2022 - Improving the efficiency of maize production is of great significance for global food security and the effective supply of agricultural products. Based on the survey data of 381 rural households,...
A Review on Hydroponics and the Technologies Associated for Medium- and Small-Scale Operations
29/04/2022 - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world population will reach nine billion people in 2050, of which 75% will live in urban settlements. One of the biggest...
Effectiveness of Measures to Reduce the Influence of Global Climate Change on Tomato Cultivation in Solariums—Case Study: Crișurilor Plain, Bihor, Romania
28/04/2022 - Tomatoes, one of the most appreciated vegetables consumed, are crops well adapted for cultivation in arid and semi-arid conditions, with the success of large yields guaranteed by covering water...
Plant-Response-Based Control Strategy for Irrigation and Environmental Controls for Greenhouse Tomato Seedling Cultivation
28/04/2022 - Most existing greenhouse decision support systems only consider external environmental factors, such as soil and atmosphere, rather than plant response. A conceptual plant-response-based strategy for...
Spatiotemporal Variation of Small Mammal Communities in Commercial Orchards across the Small Country
28/04/2022 - The diversity of small mammal communities is a measure of the sustainability of habitats, especially agricultural ones. Based on 2018–2020 data from 18 sites in Lithuania, we analysed...
Interaction Simulation of Vadose Zone Water and Groundwater in Cele Oasis: Assessment of the Impact of Agricultural Intensification, Northwestern China
28/04/2022 - Agricultural intensification has boosted land productivity, but it has also created new sustainability issues. As one of the most important human habitations and agricultural farming areas in arid...
Understanding the Impact of Liquid Organic Fertilisation and Associated Application Techniques on N2, N2O and CO2 Fluxes from Agricultural Soils
13/05/2022 - The prediction of liquid manure effects on N transformations in soils and the associated N2O and N2 fluxes is poor because previous investigations have mostly excluded N2. The objectives of this...
Sprinkler Drip Infiltration Quality Prediction for Moisture Space Distribution Using RSAE-NPSO
13/05/2022 - Considering the high quality requirements related to agricultural production, the intelligent prediction of sprinkler drip infiltration quality (SDIQ) of the moisture space distribution in soil...
Coping Strategies of Smallholder Coffee Farmers under the COVID-19 Impact in Indonesia
12/05/2022 - COVID-19 significantly impacts coffee production, which smallholders dominate. Unaddressed impacts will affect coffee production sustainability. However, smallholders face some constraints. This...
Invasive Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.) Causes Habitat Homogenization and Affects the Spatial Distribution of Vegetation in the Semi-Arid Regions of Northern Pakistan
12/05/2022 - Global biodiversity management is of concern due to invasive plant species that dramatically disturb the native communities causing biological homogenization. Therefore, the present research...
Analysis on the Economic Feasibility of a Plant Factory Combined with Architectural Technology for Energy Performance Improvement
11/05/2022 - In this study, a comparative economic analysis was conducted for typical greenhouses, plant factories with natural and artificial light, and those with only artificial light, based on the insulation,...
Risk Factor Assessment of the Smallholder Baby Vegetable Production in Eswatini
29/04/2022 - The transition from subsistence to commercial production poses uncertainty and risks that require putting in place adaptive systems. Such systems are imperative for agricultural production where...