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Vol 16, No 1 (2014): CIGR Journal

Table of Contents

I-Land and Water Engineering

Effects of different soil water tensions on rapeseed crops (Brassica napus L.) Abstract PDF
Carolina Bilibio, Jacinto de Assunção Carvalho, Oliver Hensel, Antônio Carlos Fraga, Uwe Richter, Fátima Rezende 1-11
Investigation into some soil strength parameters using a locally developed soil shearing equipment Abstract PDF
Babatunde Oluwamayokun Soyoye, Olugboyega C. Ademosun 12-20
Hydraulic impact of Wan River Project with MIKE 11 Abstract PDF
Mahendra Uttamrao Kale, Mahendra Budhaji Nagdeve, Sudhir Babarao Wadatkar, Mahendra M. Deshmukh, Anant N. Mankar 21-31

II-Farm Buildings and Construction

Chamber measurement methods and aeration effect on greenhouse gas fluxes during composting Abstract PDF
Kyu-Hyun Park, Ngwa Martin Ngwabie, Claudia Wagner-Riddle 32-44
Hygiene of environmental surfaces in a cattle barn Abstract PDF
Hanna-Riitta Kymäläinen, Risto Kuisma 45-54

III-Equipment Engineering for Plant Production

Evaluation of the spray generated by a greenhouse spraying robot Abstract PDF
D. Kalantari, M. Shayanmehr, A. Refigh 55-60
Comparison of conventional tractors performance during primary tillage in Iran Abstract PDF
Mahmood Safari, Hamid Reza Gazor 61-68
Influence of tillage depth, penetration angle and forward speed on the soil/thin-blade interaction force Abstract PDF
Abdolmajid Moeinfar, S. R. Mousavi-Seyedi, D. Kalantari 69-74
Performance evaluation of a manually operated paddy drum seeder - a cost saving technology for paddy cultivation Abstract PDF
S.S.N Malleswara Rao, Dattatraya Patil, B. Srihari Rao, G. Rajender Reddy 75-83
Performance evaluation of rice bran biodiesel in small size agricultural diesel engines Abstract PDF
A. Mishra, G.S. Tiwari, S. Jindal, A.K. Mehta 84-89
Variable rate spraying in varied micro-meteorological conditions Abstract PDF
L. R. Khot, Reza Ehsani, L. G. Albrigo, W. Swen, J. C. Neto, J. M. Campoy, C. Wellington 90-98
Moisture dependent mechanical and thermal properties of Locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) Abstract PDF
Olajide Ayodele Sadiku, Isaac Bamgboye 99-106
Variability of wind conditions in citrus groves compared with those recorded outside Abstract PDF
Ahmed Abed Ali Al-Jumaili, Masoud Salyani 107-117

IV-Energy in Agriculture

Investigation of low cost solar collector for drying vegetables in rural areas Abstract PDF
Akachukwu Ben Eke 118-125
Relative effectiveness of biogas production using poultry wastes and cow dung Abstract PDF
Kamoru Akanni Adeniran, Isiguzo Edwin Ahaneku, Isaac Nataniel Itodo, Habeeb Ajibola Rohjy 126-132
Methane Production by the Anaerobic Digestion of Tall Fescue samples pre- and post-ensiling, prepared by Thermal (40°C) or Freeze Drying Abstract PDF
Joseph McEniry, Padraig O'Kiely 133-142
Production of biodiesel from groundnut (Arachis hypogea, L.) oil Abstract PDF
Oluwatoyin Oluwole Oniya, A. Isaac Bamgboye 143-150
Effect of ozonolysis pretreatment on enzymatic digestibility of sugarcane bagasse Abstract PDF
Nazanin Eqra, Yahya Ajabshirchi, Mohammad Sarshar 151-156
Application of a non-parametric method to analyze energy consumption for orange production Abstract PDF
Peyman Qasemi Kordkheili, Mohammad Amin Asoodar, Navab Kazemi 157-166
Factor analysis of agricultural mechanization challenges in Iran Abstract PDF
Nikrooz - Bagheri, Marziyeh Bordbar 167-172
Experimental study on the performance of microwave assisted Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) pretreatment of rice straw Abstract PDF
Renu Singh, Sapna Tiwari, Monika Srivastava, Ashish Shukla 173-181
Effects of working depth and wheel slip on fuel consumption of selected tillage implements Abstract PDF
Gerhard Moitzi, Helmut Wagentristl, Karl Refenner, Herbert Weingartmann, Gerhard Piringer, Josef Boxberger, Andreas Gronauer 182-190

V-Management, Ergonomics and Systems Engineering

Investigation of agricultural mechanization status in corn production of Iran Abstract PDF
Morteza Zangeneh, Narges Banaeian 191-197
Impact of extension education on improving knowledge of sustainable technical agricultural practices Abstract PDF
Singh Sucheta, Oliver Hensel 198-206
Dynamic performance and ride comfort evaluation of the seat suspension system in a small agricultural tractor to attenuate low-frequency vibration transmission Abstract PDF
Hemantha P. W. Jayasuriya, Kiattisak Sangpradit 207-216
Environment simulator for studying automatic crop farming Abstract PDF
Timo Oksanen, M. Hakojärvi, T. Maksimow, A. Aspiala, M. Hautala, A. Visala, J. Ahokas 217-227
Hand arm vibration generated by a rotary pick-up for table olives harvesting Abstract PDF
Roberto Deboli, Angela Calvo, Filippo Gambella, Christian Preti, Riccardo Dau, Eleonora Clara Casu 228-235
Scenarios and causes of rollover incidents with self-propelled agricultural machinery in Austria Abstract PDF
Hannes Mayrhofer, Elisabeth Quendler, Josef Boxberger 236-246

VI-Postharvest Technology and Process Engineering

The effect of moisture content, particle size and consolidation stress on flow properties of vermicompost Abstract PDF
Hadi Rahmanzadeh Bahram, Seyed Reza Hassan-Beygi, Mohammad Hossein Kianmehr, Iman Valaei, Hossein Mohammadi Mazraeh 247-252
Estimation of drying rate constant from static bed moisture profile by neural network inversion Abstract PDF
Manuj K. Hazarika, A. K. Datta 253-264
Modeling some drying characteristics of sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) under infrared radiation using mathematical models and artificial neural networks Abstract PDF
Reza Amiri Chayjan, Mohammad Kaveh, Sasan Khayati 265-279
Models of mechanical cutting parameters in terms of moisture content and cross section area of sugarcane stalks Abstract PDF
Javad Taghinezhad, Reza Alimardani, Ali Jafary 280-288
Mass modeling of persimmon fruit with some physical characteristics Abstract PDF
Feizollah Shahbazi, Satar Rahmati 289-293
Design, construction and evaluation of preliminarily machine for removing sunflower seeds from the head using air-jet impingement Abstract PDF
Amir Hossein Mirzabe, Gholam Reza Chegini, Javad Khazaei, Jafar Massah 294-302
Physical properties of snake gourd seed (Trichosantes cucumerina L) relevant in grading and seperation Abstract PDF
David Oluwafemi Idowu, O.K. Owolarafe 303-312
Moisture content determination of oilseeds based on dielectric measurement Abstract PDF
Mahmoud Soltani, Amin Takavar, Reza Alimardani 313-318

VII-Information Systems

An on-line advisor for sizing and economic analysis of anaerobic digestion plants Abstract PDF
Patrizia Busato, Remigio Berruto, Alessandro Sopegno, Renè Cornelissen 319-327

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