Effects of Thermo-Mechanical Densification Applied to Veneers of Fast-Growing Species to Produce Value-Added Plywood Panels

Plywood and other laminated panels are used in place of solid wood in a variety of applications. Densified wood veneers are of particular interest for the production of such composites. This chapter presents selected properties of densified veneers made of two fast-growing species, as well as a new plywood lay-up veneer structure for producing value-added […]

Study on Spatial Variability of Soil Properties in an Agrarian Reform Settlement in Chapadinha, Brazil

The variability of soil chemical and physical properties must be studied in order to develop appropriate management practices. Without proper planning, land use results in soil depletion and low crop yield, resulting in a decline in the socioeconomic and technological level of the rural population. The purpose of this research was to assess the spatial […]

Quality Eco-Composite Boards from Oil Palm AgroWaste of Empty Fruit Bunches

The potential application of eco-composite boards made from agro-waste of oil palm empty fruit bunches was investigated. The empty fruit bunches (EFB) of oil palm obtained from a private oil palm plantation. These EFB were refined using a fiber cutter and a particle crusher. During the mixing process, hardeners and wax were added at 1% […]

Effects of Anastrepha striata & Anastrepha ludens on Guava Cultures in Mexico: A Remote Sensing Approach

For more than two decades, remote sensing techniques have been used to detect the presence of plagues affecting plants and animals. Anastrepha striata and Anastrepha ludens are currently being detected in guava cultures in Mexico by catching the flies in properly placed traps. The goal of this study is to demonstrate that remote sensing can […]

Investigating Available Processes of Acquiring Farming Land in the Free State Province with Introduction of Alternative Sustainable Models

Before being settled on farms, land redistribution must be supported with the necessary resources for long-term farming production, and its beneficiaries must be trained. Then, in order to ensure that agricultural production is sustainable, it must be monitored and evaluated. Then, on a larger scale, the livelihoods of land reform beneficiaries must be improved. Based […]

Study on the Effect of Seedbed Types, Urea Fertilizer Rates and Intercropping of Sorghum with Legumes on Striga Incidence

Sorghum is important for its grain, which is used as food, animal feed, seeds, and in the brewing of local bear. Its stalks are used for shelter, animal feed, and as a source of sugar at times. Damazin Research Station, Damazin (Latitude 11°47’34N, Longitude 34°21’55 E) and approximately 343.01 meters above sea level (MSL) for […]

Yield Loss in Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) Due to Smut Disease in Some Selected Genotypes under Sudan Conditions

This research was carried out at the Sugarcane Research Centre in Guneid (Latitude 15° N, Longitude 33° E) during the 2008/2009 cropping season. Sugarcane currently contributes significantly to Sudan’s national economy. The goal was to estimate the amount of sugarcane losses (field and factory) caused by the effects of smut disease caused by Ustilago scitaminea […]

Studies on Different Substrates and Container Volumes in the Emergence and Ministumps Formation of Physalis peruviana L.

To obtain high-quality seedlings, good production techniques must be used. The container and the mode of propagation are important considerations. The goal of this study was to see how two substrates and container volumes affected the emergence and formation of Physalis peruviana L. mini-stumps. This research was conducted from September to November 2019 in a […]

Lablab: A New Crop for Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States of America

Lablab [Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet] is a tropical plant that is native to Asia and Africa. For generations, it has been a novelty garden plant in the United States. Several studies were conducted to characterize lablab productivity under Virginia’s agro-climatic conditions, which are not sub-tropical or tropical. Fresh and dry yields varied from 33 to […]

Effect of Light Colour Spectrum from Different Sources on Crop Growth and Phytochemical Properties: With Special Reference to Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) under Colour Shading

Different light wavelengths are associated with different functions in plant development. To detect these wavelengths, plants have a variety of photoreceptors. The changes in the light quality (wavelength) influences various physiological processes such as intra and inter-cellular differentiation, Different sources of light seem to be affected differently on different growth stages of plants. Some examples […]