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Proposal For Extracting A Drip Irrigation System And Implementing A Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation System On A 30-Acre Almond Orchard, Nicolette Schiber 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Proposal For Extracting A Drip Irrigation System And Implementing A Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation System On A 30-Acre Almond Orchard, Nicolette Schiber

Agricultural Education and Communication

The purpose of this project was to develop a plan to remove a drip-irrigation system and implement a micro-sprinkler irrigation system into a 30-acre almond orchard located in Livingston, California. The reason for removing the drip-irrigation system and inserting a micro-irrigation system was due to the farm wanting to perform less labor when it comes to harvesting time but still conserve water. Through careful research certain choices were made in order to choose what equipment would be used in the new irrigation system. The data and research provided is based on the specific type of orchard and scale of the ...


Ensc 300 (Energy Seminar) Annotated Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ensc 300 (Energy Seminar) Annotated Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska

Adam Liska Papers

Innovation
Sociology of Innovation, Business, & Work
Sustainable Business Strategy
Leadership
Science, Engineering, & Business History
Economics
Energy, Business, & Environmental Policy
Climate Change & Insurance
Education
Ethics

62 monographic resources





Ensc 110 (Energy In Perspective) Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ensc 110 (Energy In Perspective) Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska

Adam Liska Papers

Energy, Thermodynamics, Complexity, Evolution, & Astronomy
Energy & Technology
Energy: Petroleum & Coal
Bioenergy, Animals, & Food
Energy & Environment
Energy & Climate Change
Energy, Oil Security, & War
Energy & Societal Collapse

Bibliography of 47 monographs




Controller Area Network (Can) Bus J1939 Data Acquisition Methods And Parameter Accuracy Assessment Using Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory Data, Samuel E. Marx 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Controller Area Network (Can) Bus J1939 Data Acquisition Methods And Parameter Accuracy Assessment Using Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory Data, Samuel E. Marx

Biological Systems Engineering--Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Electronics have become a standard in agricultural equipment and the trend of “smarter” equipment is on the rise. To have “smarter” equipment, a working knowledge of the accuracy of the data being transmitted throughout that equipment is needed. The controller area network (CAN) bus is the current interface to machine operation data transmitted between electronic control units (ECUs).

Because CAN bus has been around for nearly thirty years, numerous devices have been created for interfacing with the bus. Choosing a device can be a challenge, especially without knowing if there are differences between the logging methods for true data representation ...


Evaluation Of Multiple Disinfection Methods To Mitigate Contaminated Irrigation Water, Tianju Chang 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Evaluation Of Multiple Disinfection Methods To Mitigate Contaminated Irrigation Water, Tianju Chang

Masters Theses

Outbreak of foodborne pathogens associated with fresh produce is a concern to produce growers. Irrigation water is one of the pathways of produce contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a set of guidelines for irrigation water that includes a maximum generic E.coli count lower than 126MPN/100mL. Irrigation is typically a continuous-flow process: water is withdrawn from a source and applied to a crop. In order to disinfect irrigation water, a process must be developed to provide treatment while the water is in the hydraulic network. However, studies related to the continuous flow irrigation water ...


A Finite Element Method Based Microwave Heat Transfer Modeling Of Frozen Multi-Component Foods, Krishnamoorthy Pitchai 2015 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

A Finite Element Method Based Microwave Heat Transfer Modeling Of Frozen Multi-Component Foods, Krishnamoorthy Pitchai

Dissertations & Theses in Food Science and Technology

Microwave heating is fast and convenient, but is highly non-uniform. Non-uniform heating in microwave cooking affects not only food quality but also food safety. Most food industries develop microwavable food products based on “cook-and-look” approach. This approach is time-consuming, labor intensive and expensive and may not result in optimal food product design that assures food safety and quality. Design of microwavable food can be realized through a simulation model which describes the physical mechanisms of microwave heating in mathematical expressions. The objective of this study was to develop a microwave heat transfer model to predict spatial and temporal profiles of ...


Quantifying Stormwater Runoff Contaminant Mitigation By Bioretention Cells, Patrick J. Walsh 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Quantifying Stormwater Runoff Contaminant Mitigation By Bioretention Cells, Patrick J. Walsh

Biological Systems Engineering--Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

This research study has three objectives, quantify the presence and concentration of selected contaminants in urban stormwater runoff from several urban locations within Lincoln, Nebraska, quantify the effectiveness of two, 10-year old bioretention cells, for reducing concentrations of contaminants in effluent and quantify the effectiveness of six rain gardens.

The primary research sites were two bioretention cells using automated samplers collecting grab samples of stormwater runoff influent and effluent for at least six precipitation events during a two-year period. Additional research sites included samplers for two rainfall, six rain garden, two commercial rooftop, two commercial parking lot, and six residential ...


Pay Attention To Stored Grain, Charles R. Hurburgh 2015 Iowa State University

Pay Attention To Stored Grain, Charles R. Hurburgh

Integrated Crop Management News

The first significant warmup of the year should be a reminder to check stored grain frequently. If good practices were followed through the fall and winter seasons, grain temperatures should be in the 30s or below. Grain moistures last fall were above average, and there are many bins with corn moistures in the range of 16-20%. This wetter grain will spoil quickly if grain temperatures rise.


Nebraska Farm Building Data For South-Central Counties Taken From U.S. Census, R. M. Loper 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Farm Building Data For South-Central Counties Taken From U.S. Census, R. M. Loper

Biological Systems Engineering: Papers and Publications

The Material given on the following pages was selected from United States Census data for the years indicated.

It has been arranged to permit analysis and comparison of building trends since 1900, both in the state and in individuals counties. Such a study often reveals areas in which effective educational programs could be developed and indicates the phases of such programs which are needed most.

Unfortunately, complete 1945 figures are not available yet, but space has been left for them so that they may be added when released by the Census Bureau.


Environmental Assessment Of Three Egg Production Systems—Part I: Monitoring System And Indoor Air Quality, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, Hong Li, Hongwei Xin 2015 Iowa State University

Environmental Assessment Of Three Egg Production Systems—Part I: Monitoring System And Indoor Air Quality, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, Hong Li, Hongwei Xin

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

To comprehensively assess conventional vs. some alternative laying-hen housing systems under U.S. production conditions, a multi-institute and multi-disciplinary project, known as the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) study, was carried out at a commercial egg production farm in the Midwestern United States over two single-cycle production flocks. The housing systems studied include a conventional cage house (200,000 hen capacity), an aviary house (50,000 hen capacity), and an enriched colony house (50,000 hen capacity). As an integral part of the CSES project, continual environmental monitoring over a 27-month period described in this paper quantifies indoor gaseous ...


Impact Of Commercial Housing Systems And Nutrient And Energy Intake On Laying Hen Performance And Egg Quality Parameters, D. M. Karcher, D. R. Jones, Z. Abdo, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, Hongwei Xin 2015 Michigan State University

Impact Of Commercial Housing Systems And Nutrient And Energy Intake On Laying Hen Performance And Egg Quality Parameters, D. M. Karcher, D. R. Jones, Z. Abdo, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, Hongwei Xin

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

The US egg industry is exploring alternative housing systems for laying hens. However, limited published research related to cage-free aviary systems and enriched colony cages exists related to production, egg quality, and hen nutrition. The laying hen's nutritional requirements and resulting productivity are well established with the conventional cage system, but diminutive research is available in regards to alternative housing systems. The restrictions exist with limited availability of alternative housing systems in research settings and the considerable expense for increased bird numbers in a replicate due to alternative housing system design. Therefore, the objective of the current study was ...


Comparative Evaluation Of Three Egg Production Systems: Housing Characteristics And Management Practices, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, J. C. Swanson, J. A. Mench, D. M. Karcher, Hongwei Xin 2015 Iowa State University

Comparative Evaluation Of Three Egg Production Systems: Housing Characteristics And Management Practices, Yang Zhao, Timothy A. Shepherd, J. C. Swanson, J. A. Mench, D. M. Karcher, Hongwei Xin

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

This paper is an integral part of the special publication series that arose from the multidisciplinary and multi-institutional project of the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES). The CSES project involves 3 housing systems for egg production at the same research farm site in the Midwest, USA, namely, a conventional cage (CC) house, an aviary (AV) house, and an enriched colony (EC) house. The CC house (141.4 m L × 26.6 m W × 6.1 m H) had a nominal capacity of 200,000 hens (6 hens in a cage at a stocking density of 516 cm2/hen ...


Installation, Evaluation, And Modification Of Adcon Telemetry Systems, Caitlin Held 2015 California Polytechnic State University

Installation, Evaluation, And Modification Of Adcon Telemetry Systems, Caitlin Held

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Environmental Assessment Of Three Egg Production Systems—Part Ii. Ammonia, Greenhouse Gas, And Particulate Matter Emissions, Timothy A. Shepherd, Yang Zhao, Hong Li, John P. Stinn, Morgan D. Hayes, Hongwei Xin 2015 Iowa State University

Environmental Assessment Of Three Egg Production Systems—Part Ii. Ammonia, Greenhouse Gas, And Particulate Matter Emissions, Timothy A. Shepherd, Yang Zhao, Hong Li, John P. Stinn, Morgan D. Hayes, Hongwei Xin

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

As an integral part of the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) Project, this study simultaneously monitored air emissions of 3 commercially operated egg production systems at the house level and associated manure storage over 2 single-cycle flocks (18 to 78 wk of age). The 3 housing systems were 1) a conventional cage house (CC) with a 200,000-hen capacity (6 hens in a cage at a stocking density of 516 cm2/hen), 2) an enriched colony house (EC) with a 50,000-hen capacity (60 hens per colony at a stocking density of 752 cm2/hen), and 3 ...


Improving Economic And Environmental Performance Through A Precision Business Plan, David J. Muth Jr. 2015 AgSolver, Inc.

Improving Economic And Environmental Performance Through A Precision Business Plan, David J. Muth Jr.

David J. Muth

No abstract provided.


Mathematical Modeling Of Equilibrium Moisture Content Of Local Cardamom (Amomum Cardamomum Wild), Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Sigit Triwahyudi, Budi Rahardjo, Leopold O. Nelwan, Dyah Wulandani 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Mathematical Modeling Of Equilibrium Moisture Content Of Local Cardamom (Amomum Cardamomum Wild), Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Sigit Triwahyudi, Budi Rahardjo, Leopold O. Nelwan, Dyah Wulandani

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

The objective of this work was done to investigate the effect of temperature and relative humidity on the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of local cardamom (Amomum cardamomum Wild) and to get the appropriate mathematical models. The EMC of local cardamom were determined by dynamic method using laboratory air dryer at the temperature of 40, 50 and 600C and at the relative humidity of 20, 40 and 60%. Four widely used three parameters sorption isotherms equations such as modified Henderson, modified Chung–Pfost, modified Oswin and modified Halsey were used to fit the experimental data. The accuracy of the model was ...


Concomitant Uptake Of Antimicrobials And Salmonella In Soil And Into Lettuce Following Wastewater Irrigation, J. Brett Sallach, Yuping Zhang, Laurie Hodges, Daniel D. Snow, Xu Li, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt 2015 University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Concomitant Uptake Of Antimicrobials And Salmonella In Soil And Into Lettuce Following Wastewater Irrigation, J. Brett Sallach, Yuping Zhang, Laurie Hodges, Daniel D. Snow, Xu Li, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

The use of wastewater for irrigation may introduce antimicrobials and human pathogens into the food supply through vegetative uptake. The objective of this study was to investigate the uptake of three antimicrobials and Salmonella in two lettuce cultivars. After repeated subirrigation with synthetic wastewater, lettuce leaves and soil were collected at three sequential harvests. The internalization frequency of Salmonella in lettuce was low. A soil horizon-influenced Salmonella concentration gradient was determined with concentrations in bottom soil 2 log CFU/g higher than in top soil. Lincomycin and sulfamethoxazole were recovered from lettuce leaves at concentrations as high as 822 ng ...


Evapotranspiration From Natural Vegetation In The Central Valley Of California: Monthly Grass Reference-Based Vegetation Coefficients And The Dual Crop Coefficient Approach, Daniel J. Howes, Phyllis Fox, Paul H. Hutton 2015 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Evapotranspiration From Natural Vegetation In The Central Valley Of California: Monthly Grass Reference-Based Vegetation Coefficients And The Dual Crop Coefficient Approach, Daniel J. Howes, Phyllis Fox, Paul H. Hutton

Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

Restoration activities in the Central Valley of California and elsewhere require accurate evapotranspiration information, which can then be used for a wide variety of surface and subsurface hydrologic evaluations. However, directly measuring evapotranspiration can be difficult or impossible depending on the evaluation’s time frame. Transferability of measured evapotranspiration in time and space is also necessary but typically requires a weather-based reference. For nonagricultural vegetation, there is at present time no standard reference, which makes the evaluation of a variety of vegetation types from different sources difficult and time-consuming. This paper examines several methods used to estimate evapotranspiration from native ...


Denitrification And Nitrous Oxide Emissions In Annual Croplands, Perennial Grass Buffers, And Restored Perennial Grasslands, Javed Iqbal, Timothy B. Parkin, Matthew J. Helmers, Xiaobo Zhou, Michael J. Castellano 2015 Iowa State University

Denitrification And Nitrous Oxide Emissions In Annual Croplands, Perennial Grass Buffers, And Restored Perennial Grasslands, Javed Iqbal, Timothy B. Parkin, Matthew J. Helmers, Xiaobo Zhou, Michael J. Castellano

Agronomy Publications and Papers

Inclusion of perennial vegetation filter strips (PFSs) in the toeslope of annual cropland watersheds can decrease NO3–N losses to ground and surface waters. Although PFSs are similar to riparian buffers, the processes responsible for NO3–N removal from PFSs are not well understood. Our objectives were to (i) determine the importance of denitrification as a sink for NO3–N loss from PFSs and (ii) evaluate how PFSs alter the biophysical processes that affect the relative importance of N2O and N2 emissions. To address our objectives, we used a coupled field laboratory approach with ...


Comparing Nitrate Sink Strength In Perennial Filter Strips At Toeslopes Of Cropland Watersheds, David C. Mitchell, Xiaobo Zhou, Timothy B. Parkin, Matthew J. Helmers, Michael J. Castellano 2015 Iowa State University

Comparing Nitrate Sink Strength In Perennial Filter Strips At Toeslopes Of Cropland Watersheds, David C. Mitchell, Xiaobo Zhou, Timothy B. Parkin, Matthew J. Helmers, Michael J. Castellano

Agronomy Publications and Papers

Integration of perennial filter strips (PFS) into the toeslopes of agricultural watersheds may decrease downstream nitrate (NO3) losses. However, long-term NO3 removal depends on the relative importance of several NO3 sinks in the PFS. Plant biomass and labile soil organic matter (SOM) are temporary NO3 sinks, while stable SOM is a long-term, but potentially finite, NO3 sink. In contrast, denitrification is a permanent NO3 sink. We investigated the relative importance of these NO3 sinks in PFS at the toeslope of row crop watersheds in Iowa. Using 25- × 30-cm in situ mesocosms, we added ...


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