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An eco-rating system for optimising pesticide use at farm level : Part 2 - Evaluation, examples and piloting
The development of a decision support system aims to encourage farmers in the UK to adopt a more environmentally friendly approach to their daily activities. Part of the system concentrates on crop protection encouraging ...
An eco-rating system for optimising pesticide use at farm level : Part I - Theory and Development.
A computer-based decision support system is described which aims to encourage and enhance sound environmental management within agriculture. Part of the system focuses on the management of pesticides on the farm, and can ...
Overview of the environmental impacts of agriculture in the UK
This review has been necessary to bring together and interpret much of the diverse literature relating to the key areas of environmental impact associated with agriculture. The main environmental impacts of agriculture in ...
Effect of wind on the dispersal of oospores of Peronosclerospora sorghi from sorghum
The effect of wind on the dispersal of oospores of Peronosclerospora sorghi, cause of sorghum downy mildew (SDM) is described. The oospores are produced within the leaves of aging, systemically infected sorghum plants. ...
Effects of temperature, cultivar and isolate on the incubation period of white leaf spot (Mycosphaerella capsellae) on oilseed rape (Brassica napus)
When leaves of oilseed rape (cv. Cobra) were inoculated with conidial suspensions of Mycosphaerella capsellae (white leaf spot) and incubated in controlled environments, the lag period from inoculation to the appearance ...
Options for informal environmental management : the agricultural industry highlighted
Discussions are frequently found in the environmental press regarding the possible advantages to an organisation should they implement a formal environmental management system such as BS 7750, ISO 14001 and the EC ...
Scoring and ranking farmland conservation activities to evaluate environmental performance and encourage sustainable farming
The University of Hertfordshire, in collaboration with two UK agricultural establishments ADAS and IACR-Rothamsted are developing a computerised decision support system for environmental management of arable agriculture. ...
What’s the score?
(Pesticides Trust, 1997)
The Energetic Cost of Activation of White Muscle Fibres from the Dogfish Scyliophinus Canicula
The energetic cost of activation was measured during an isometric tetanus of white muscle fibres from the dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula. The total heat production by the fibres was taken as a measure of the total energetic ...