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Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta agriculturae Slovenica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Agrobotanica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Agronomica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Agronomica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Technologica Agriculturae     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Agriculture & Botanics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Agriculture, Sciences and Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AFBM Journal     Open Access  
Africa Development     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Horticultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agribusiness : an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Agricultura Tecnica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agricultural Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agricultural and Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Agricultural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 272)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural Science     Open Access  
Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Agricultural Sciences in China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agriculture & Food Security     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Agriculture (Poľnohospodárstvo)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Agriprobe     Full-text available via subscription  
Agrivita : Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agro-Science     Full-text available via subscription  
Agroalimentaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agrociencia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agronomía Colombiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agronomía Costarricense     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agronomía Mesoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agronomie Africaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Agrosearch     Open Access  
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alinteri Zirai Bilimler Dergisi : Alinteri Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Ambiência     Open Access  
Ambiente & Agua : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Botany     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annales des Sciences Agronomiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annual Review of Resource Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
APCBEE Procedia     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Applied Financial Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archivos de Zootecnia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos do Instituto Biológico     Open Access  
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Plant Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Cottongrower, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Forestry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Grain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Holstein Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Agricultural Engineering     Open Access  
Australian Sugarcane     Full-text available via subscription  
Avances en Investigacion Agropecuaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Berkala Ilmiah Pertanian     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioagro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biocontrol Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biodiversity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Biodiversity : Research and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture : An International Journal for Sustainable Production Systems     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Biosystems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biotemas     Open Access  

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Journal Cover   Biosystems Engineering
  [SJR: 0.773]   [H-I: 66]   [3 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1537-5110 - ISSN (Online) 1537-5129
   Published by Elsevier Homepage  [2588 journals]
  • Effect of process variables on the density and durability of the pellets
           made from high moisture corn stover
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2014
      Source:Biosystems Engineering, Volume 119
      Author(s): Jaya Shankar Tumuluru
      A flat die pellet mill was used to understand the effect of high levels of feedstock moisture content in the range of 28–38% (w.b.), with die rotational speeds of 40–60 Hz, and preheating temperatures of 30–110 °C on the pelleting characteristics of 4.8 mm screen size ground corn stover using an 8 mm pellet die. The physical properties of the pelletised biomass studied are: (a) pellet moisture content, (b) unit, bulk and tapped density, and (c) durability. Pelletisation experiments were conducted based on central composite design. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) indicated that feedstock moisture content influenced all of the physical properties at P < 0.001. Pellet moisture content decreased with increase in preheating temperature to about 110 °C and decreasing the feedstock moisture content to about 28% (w.b.). Response surface models developed for quality attributes with respect to process variables has adequately described the process with coefficient of determination (R 2) values of >0.88. The other pellet quality attributes such as unit, bulk, tapped density, were maximised at feedstock moisture content of 30–33% (w.b.), die speeds of >50 Hz and preheating temperature of >90 °C. In case of durability a medium moisture content of 33–34% (w.b.) and preheating temperatures of >70 °C and higher die speeds >50 Hz resulted in high durable pellets. It can be concluded from the present study that feedstock moisture content, followed by preheating, and die rotational speed are the interacting process variables influencing pellet moisture content, unit, bulk and tapped density and durability.

      PubDate: 2015-03-16T19:19:27Z
  • Foreground detection using loopy belief propagation
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2013
      Source:Biosystems Engineering, Volume 116, Issue 1
      Author(s): Gang J. Tu , Henrik Karstoft , Lene J. Pedersen , Erik Jørgensen
      This paper develops a simple and effective method for detection of sows and piglets in grayscale video recordings of farrowing pens. This approach consists of three stages: background updating, calculation of pseudo-wavelet coefficients and foreground object segmentation. In the first stage, the texture integration is used to update the background modelling (i.e. the reference image). In the second stage, we apply an “à trous” wavelet transform on the current reference image and then perform subtraction between the current original image and the approximation of the current reference image. In the third stage, the pairwise relationships between a pixel and its neighbours on a factor graph are modelled based on the pseudo-wavelet coefficients, and the image probabilities are approximated by using loopy belief propagation. Experiments have shown promising results in extracting foreground objects from complex farrowing pen scenes, such as sudden light changes and dynamic background as well as motionless foreground objects.

      PubDate: 2015-03-16T19:19:27Z
  • Rapid estimation of soil engineering properties using diffuse reflectance
           near infrared spectroscopy
    • Abstract: Publication date: May 2014
      Source:Biosystems Engineering, Volume 121
      Author(s): Bernard K. Waruru , Keith D. Shepherd , George M. Ndegwa , Peter T. Kamoni , Andrew M. Sila
      Materials testing involve complex reference methods and several soil tests have been used for indexing material functional attributes for civil engineering applications. However, conventional laboratory methods are expensive, slow and often imprecise. The potential of soil diffuse reflectance near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for the rapid estimation of selected key engineering soil properties was investigated. Two samples sets representing different soils from across the Lake Victoria basin of Kenya were used for the study: A model calibration set (n = 136) was obtained using a conditioned Latin hypercube sampling, and a validation set (n = 120) using a spatially stratified random sampling strategy. Spectral measurements were obtained for air-dried (<2 mm) soil sub-samples using a Fourier-transform diffuse reflectance near infrared (NIR) spectrometer. Soil laboratory reference data were also obtained for liquid limit (LL), plastic limit (PL), plasticity index (PI), linear shrinkage (LS), coefficient of linear extensibility (COLE), volumetric shrinkage (VS), clay activity number (Ac), total clay content, air-dried moisture content, and cation exchange capacity (CEC). Soil reference data were calibrated to smoothed first derivative NIR spectra using partial least squares (PLS) regression. At the calibration stage, coefficient of determination for full cross-validation (R 2) of ≥0.70 was obtained for CEC, mc, LL, PI, LS, COLE and VS. Further independent validation gave R 2 ≥ 0.70 and RPD (ratio of reference data SD and root mean square error of prediction) 1.7–2.2 for LL, PI, mc and CEC. The results suggested that NIR–PLS has potential for the rapid estimation of several key soil engineering properties. Further work should focus on extending calibration libraries using more diverse soil types and testing alternative infrared diffuse reflectance based methods.

      PubDate: 2015-03-16T19:19:27Z
  • Prototype semi-transparent photovoltaic modules for greenhouse roof
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2014
      Source:Biosystems Engineering, Volume 122
      Author(s): Akira Yano , Mahiro Onoe , Josuke Nakata
      Improved energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy are important objectives for sustainable greenhouse crop production. Two prototypes of semi-transparent-bifacial photovoltaic modules intended for greenhouse roof applications were developed. A module (PV1) using 1500 spherical solar microcells (1.8 mm diameter, crystalline silicon) with 15.4 cells cm−2 density in 108 mm × 90 mm area was produced. Thirty-nine percent of the area was covered with the cells. The remaining 61% was transparent to allow the most sunlight to enter the greenhouse for promising plant photosynthesis. Similarly, a module (PV2) was made using 500 cells with 5.1 cells cm−2 density. Thirteen percent of the area of this module was covered with the cells. The peak power output was 540 mW when the PV1 module was irradiated with 1213 W m−2 sunlight coming directly from the sky and via ground reflection. The peak power output was 202 mW when the PV2 module was irradiated with 1223 W m−2 sunlight. The conversion efficiencies from sunlight energy irradiated on the 108 mm × 90 mm area into electrical energy were 4.5% for the PV1 module and 1.6% for the PV2 module. Calculations of the annual electrical energy production per unit greenhouse land area indicated that these modules are potentially suitable for greenhouses in high-irradiation regions where electricity production could be high and winter demand low.
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      PubDate: 2015-03-16T19:19:27Z
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