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Volume 98, issue 3, 2008

Analysing agricultural users' patterns of behaviour: The case of OPTIRas(TM), a decision support system for starch crop selection pp. 159-166 Downloads
Laura Maruster, Niels R. Faber, René J. Jorna and Rob van Haren
A comparison of energy use in conventional and organic olive oil production in Spain pp. 167-176 Downloads
Gloria I. Guzmán and Antonio M. Alonso
Disentangling the effect of environmental factors on yield and nitrogen uptake of irrigated rice in Asia pp. 177-188 Downloads
Qi Jing, Bas Bouman, Herman van Keulen, Huib Hengsdijk, Weixing Cao and Tingbo Dai
Exploring options for farm-level strategic and tactical decision-making in fruit production systems of South Patagonia, Argentina pp. 189-198 Downloads
E.D. Cittadini, M.T.M.H. Lubbers, N. de Ridder, H. van Keulen and G.D.H. Claassen
The role and value of eastern star clover in managing herbicide-resistant crop weeds: A whole-farm analysis pp. 199-207 Downloads
Lauren Gibson, Ross Kingwell and Graeme Doole
Spatial distribution of grassland productivity and land use in Europe pp. 208-219 Downloads
H.J. Smit, M.J. Metzger and F. Ewert
Optimal management of molds in stored corn pp. 220-227 Downloads
Yigezu A. Yigezu, Corinne Alexander, Paul V. Preckel, D.E. Maier, C.P. Woloshuk, L.J. Mason, J. Lawrence and D.J. Moog
Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects. Ronald C. Griffin. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2006). 402 pp., $50.00 (Hardback), ISBN: 0 262 07267-X pp. 228-229 Downloads
Upton Hatch
Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture Through Social Networks. K.D. Warner. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 291 pp, 2007. US$62.00 (hardback), ISBN-13 978-0-262-23252-4; $25.00 (soft back), ISBN-13 978-0-262-73180-5 pp. 228-228 Downloads
Constance L. Neely
M. Adato and R. Meinzen-Dick, Editors, Agricultural research, livelihoods, and poverty. Studies of economic and social impacts in six countries, International Food Policy Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2007) ISBN 978-0-8018-8596-9 416 pp., US$60.00 (Hardback) pp. 229-230 Downloads
Myles J. Fisher

Volume 98, issue 2, 2008

Environmental performance in the US broiler poultry sector: Life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas, ozone depleting, acidifying and eutrophying emissions pp. 67-73 Downloads
N. Pelletier
Energy requirements for transport and surface application of liquid pig manure in Manitoba, Canada pp. 74-81 Downloads
M.J. Wiens, M.H. Entz, C. Wilson and K.H. Ominski
Modified rice cultivation in Tamil Nadu, India: Yield gains and farmers' (lack of) acceptance pp. 82-94 Downloads
K. Senthilkumar, P.S. Bindraban, T.M. Thiyagarajan, N. de Ridder and K.E. Giller
Transformation toward agricultural sustainability in New Zealand hill country pastoral landscapes pp. 95-107 Downloads
M.B. Dodd, M.E. Wedderburn, T.G. Parminter, B.S. Thorrold and J.M. Quinn
Analysing farming practices to develop a numerical, operational model of farmers' decision-making processes: An irrigated hay cropping system in France pp. 108-118 Downloads
A. Merot, J.-E. Bergez, A. Capillon and J. Wery
Agricultural intensification in the Sahel - The ladder approach pp. 119-125 Downloads
Jens B. Aune and André Bationo
Greenhouse gas emissions from the Canadian beef industry pp. 126-134 Downloads
X.P.C. Vergé, J.A. Dyer, R.L. Desjardins and D. Worth
Analysis of two variants of a spatially distributed crop model, using wavelet transforms and geostatistics pp. 135-146 Downloads
M.J. Pringle, B.P. Marchant and R.M. Lark
Household livelihood strategies and forest dependence in the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia pp. 147-155 Downloads
Bedru Babulo, Bart Muys, Fredu Nega, Eric Tollens, Jan Nyssen, Jozef Deckers and Erik Mathijs
Sham S. Goyal, Rodulf Tischner and Amarjit S. Basra, Editors, Enhancing the Efficiency of Nutilization in Plants, The Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY, USA (2006) XVI+489 pp., US$79.95 (hardback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-140-1; US$59.95 (softback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-141-8 pp. 156-157 Downloads
Johannes Scholberg
S. Raman, Editor, Agricultural Sustainability: Principles, Processes, and Prospects, The Haworth Press, Binghamton, New York, USA (2006) XXII+474 pp., US$69.95 (softback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-311-5; US$89.95 (hardback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-310-8 pp. 157-158 Downloads
Jagadish Timsina

Volume 98, issue 1, 2008

An innovation systems perspective on strengthening agricultural education and training in sub-Saharan Africa pp. 1-9 Downloads
David Spielman, Javier Ekboir, Kristin Davis and Cosmas Ochieng
The meaning of agricultural sustainability: Evidence from a conjoint choice survey pp. 10-20 Downloads
Olha Sydorovych and Ada Wossink
Climate change impacts on irrigated maize in Mediterranean climates: Evaluation of double cropping as an emerging adaptation alternative pp. 21-30 Downloads
Francisco J. Meza, Daniel Silva and Hernan Vigil
A measure for the efficiency of water use and its determinants, a case study of small-scale irrigation schemes in North-West Province, South Africa pp. 31-39 Downloads
Stijn Speelman, D'Haese, Marijke, Jeroen Buysse and D'Haese, Luc
HydroLOGIC: An irrigation management system for Australian cotton pp. 40-49 Downloads
Q.D. Richards, M.P. Bange and S.B. Johnston
Strategic approaches to targeting technology generation: Assessing the coincidence of poverty and drought-prone crop production pp. 50-61 Downloads
Glenn Hyman, Sam Fujisaka, Peter Jones, Stanley Wood, M. Carmen de Vicente and John Dixon
Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems, J.S. Bhatti, R. Lal, M.J. Apps, M.A. Price (Eds.). Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA. (2006). xx+446 pp., US$169.95 (hardback), ISBN: 13 978-0849330971 pp. 62-63 Downloads
Harvey Hill
Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract, Charles A. Francis, Raymond P. Poincelot, George Bird (Eds.). Haworth Press, Binghampton, New York, USA (2006). 367 pp., US$69.95 (hardback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-331-3; US$49.95 (softback), ISBN: 13 978-1-56022-332-0 pp. 63-64 Downloads
Jeffrey Jordan
Sociological Perspectives of Organic Agriculture: From Pioneer to Policy, G.C. Holt, M. Reed (Eds.). CABI Press, Oxfordshire, UK (2006). 320 pp., US$100.00 (hardback), ISBN: 13 978-1-84593-0387 pp. 64-65 Downloads
Todd Crane

Volume 97, issue 3, 2008

Integrated agricultural research and crop breeding: Allelopathic weed control in cereals and long-term productivity in perennial biomass crops pp. 99-107 Downloads
M. Weih, U.M.E. Didon, A.-C. Rönnberg-Wästljung and C. Björkman
Pasture and forage crop systems for non-irrigated dairy farms in southern Australia. 1. Physical production and economic performance pp. 108-125 Downloads
D.F. Chapman, S.N. Kenny, D. Beca and I.R. Johnson
Pasture and forage crop systems for non-irrigated dairy farms in southern Australia. 2. Inter-annual variation in forage supply, and business risk pp. 126-138 Downloads
D.F. Chapman, S.N. Kenny, D. Beca and I.R. Johnson
SIMBA, a model for designing sustainable banana-based cropping systems pp. 139-150 Downloads
Philippe Tixier, Eric Malézieux, Marc Dorel and Jacques Wery
Aggregating field-scale knowledge into farm-scale models of African smallholder systems: Summary functions to simulate crop production using APSIM pp. 151-166 Downloads
R. Chikowo, M. Corbeels, P. Tittonell, B. Vanlauwe, A. Whitbread and K.E. Giller
Hans Langeveld and Niels Röling, Editors, Changing European Farming Systems for a Better Future: New Visions for Rural Areas, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2006) 480 pp., US$107.00 Hardback, ISBN-13: 978-90-8686-002-9 pp. 167-168 Downloads
Norman E. Breuer

Volume 97, issue 1-2, 2008

Integrating new soybean varieties for soil fertility management in smallholder systems through participatory research: Lessons from western Kenya pp. 1-12 Downloads
M. Misiko, P. Tittonell, J.J. Ramisch, P. Richards and K.E. Giller
Development and evaluation of a pastoral simulation model that predicts dairy cattle performance based on animal genotype and environmental sensitivity information pp. 13-25 Downloads
Jeremy Bryant, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos, Colin Holmes, Jennie Pryce, Jose Rossi and Kevin Macdonald
A systematic representation of crop rotations pp. 26-33 Downloads
M.S. Castellazzi, G.A. Wood, P.J. Burgess, J. Morris, K.F. Conrad and J.N. Perry
Validating CERES-wheat under North-German environmental conditions pp. 34-47 Downloads
M. Langensiepen, H. Hanus, P. Schoop and W. Gräsle
Economic impacts of shifting sloping farm lands to alternative uses pp. 48-55 Downloads
Xianchun Liao and Yaoqi Zhang
Do farmers waste fertilizer? A comparison of ex post optimal nitrogen rates and ex ante recommendations by model, site and year pp. 56-67 Downloads
Predrag Rajsic and Alfons Weersink
Use of available information at a European level to construct crop nitrogen response curves for the regions of the EU pp. 68-82 Downloads
C. Godard, J. Roger-Estrade, P.A. Jayet, N. Brisson and C. Le Bas
The potential of a herbicide resistant maize technology for Striga control in Africa pp. 83-94 Downloads
Hugo De Groote, Lucy Wangare, Fred Kanampiu, Martins Odendo, Alpha Diallo, Haron Karaya and Dennis Friesen
Book Review pp. 95-96 Downloads
David Emory Stooksbury
Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future, Manjit S. Kang (Ed.). The Haworth Press, Inc., Binghamton, New York, USA (2007). 224 pp., US$65.00 Softback, ISBN-13: 978-1-56022-171-5; US$80.00 Hardback, ISBN-13: 978-1-56022-170-8 pp. 96-97 Downloads
Piara Singh

Volume 96, issue 1-3, 2008

Impact of small-holder irrigation on the agricultural production, food supply and economic prosperity of a representative village beside the Senegal River, Mauritania pp. 1-15 Downloads
David Connor, Jordi Comas, Helena-Gomez Macpherson and Luciano Mateos
Increasing the environmental and social sustainability of cotton farming through farmer education in Andhra Pradesh, India pp. 16-25 Downloads
Francesca Mancini, Aad J. Termorshuizen, Janice L.S. Jiggins and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen
Livestock feed resources, production and management in the agro-pastoral system of the Hindu Kush - Karakoram - Himalayan region of Pakistan: The effect of accessibility pp. 26-36 Downloads
Abdur Rahman, Alan J. Duncan, David W. Miller, Juergen Clemens, Pilar Frutos, Iain J. Gordon, Atiq-ur Rehman, Ataullah Baig, Farman Ali and Iain A. Wright
Decision support for spatially targeted livestock policies: Diverse examples from Uganda and Thailand pp. 37-51 Downloads
Pierre J. Gerber, Gerrit J. Carsjens, Thanee Pak-uthai and Timothy P. Robinson
Can payments for ecosystem services secure the water tower of Tibet pp. 52-63 Downloads
Walter Immerzeel, Jetse Stoorvogel and John Antle
Impact of sugarcane supply scheduling on mill sugar production: A South African case study pp. 64-74 Downloads
P.-Y. Le Gal, P.W.L. Lyne, E. Meyer and L.-G. Soler
A fresh look at shifting cultivation: Fallow length an uncertain indicator of productivity pp. 75-84 Downloads
Ole Mertz, Reed L. Wadley, Uffe Nielsen, Thilde B. Bruun, Carol J.P. Colfer, Andreas de Neergaard, Martin R. Jepsen, Torben Martinussen, Qiang Zhao, Gabriel T. Noweg and Jakob Magid
The relative profitability and environmental impacts of different sheep systems in a Mediterranean environment pp. 85-94 Downloads
Emma Kopke, John Young and Ross Kingwell
Life cycle assessment of conventional and organic milk production in the Netherlands pp. 95-107 Downloads
M.A. Thomassen, K.J. van Calker, M.C.J. Smits, G.L. Iepema and I.J.M. de Boer
Benefit-cost meta-analysis of investment in the International Agricultural Research Centers of the CGIAR pp. 108-123 Downloads
David A. Raitzer and Timothy G. Kelley
Combining classification tree analyses with interviews to study why sub-alpine grasslands sometimes revert to forest: A case study from the Swiss Alps pp. 124-138 Downloads
Mario Gellrich, Priska Baur, Brett Harvey Robinson and Peter Bebi
Path-dependency in plant breeding: Challenges facing participatory reforms in the Ethiopian Sorghum Improvement Program pp. 139-149 Downloads
Shawn J. McGuire
Integrated assessment of agricultural systems - A component-based framework for the European Union (SEAMLESS) pp. 150-165 Downloads
Martin K. van Ittersum, Frank Ewert, Thomas Heckelei, Jacques Wery, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Erling Andersen, Irina Bezlepkina, Floor Brouwer, Marcello Donatelli, Guillermo Flichman, Lennart Olsson, Andrea E. Rizzoli, Tamme van der Wal, Jan Erik Wien and Joost Wolf
A preliminary whole-farm economic analysis of perennial wheat in an Australian dryland farming system pp. 166-174 Downloads
Lindsay W. Bell, Byrne (nee Flugge), Felicity, Mike A. Ewing and Len J. Wade
How resource poor households value and access poultry: Village poultry keeping in Tigray, Ethiopia pp. 175-183 Downloads
H.A. Aklilu, H.M.J. Udo, C.J.M. Almekinders and A.J. Van der Zijpp
Multipurpose fodder trees in the Ethiopian highlands: Farmers' preference and relationship of indigenous knowledge of feed value with laboratory indicators pp. 184-194 Downloads
A. Mekoya, S.J. Oosting, S. Fernandez-Rivera and A.J. Van der Zijpp
Reduction in data collection for determination of cultivar coefficients for breeding applications pp. 195-206 Downloads
J. Anothai, A. Patanothai, K. Pannangpetch, S. Jogloy, K.J. Boote and G. Hoogenboom
Dynamics and developmental trends of smallholder pig production systems in North Vietnam pp. 207-223 Downloads
U. Lemke and A. Valle Zarate
Comparing annual and perennial energy cropping systems with different management intensities pp. 224-236 Downloads
Constanze Boehmel, Iris Lewandowski and Wilhelm Claupein
Defining the experimental unit for the design and analysis of site-specific experiments in commercial cotton fields pp. 237-249 Downloads
Jeffrey L. Willers, George A. Milliken, Johnie N. Jenkins, O'Hara, Charles G., Patrick D. Gerard, Daniel B. Reynolds, Debbie L. Boykin, Paul V. Good and Kenneth B. Hood
Benchmarking and multivariate data analysis techniques for improving the efficiency of irrigation districts: An application in spain pp. 250-259 Downloads
J.A. Rodriguez-Diaz, E. Camacho-Poyato, R. Lopez-Luque and L. Perez-Urrestarazu
Simulating grassland utilization in beef suckler systems to investigate the trade-offs between production and floristic diversity pp. 260-272 Downloads
M. Jouven and R. Baumont
Ecological Responses and Adaptations of Crops to Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Zoltan Tuba (Ed.). Food Products Press, Binghamton, NY, USA (2005). xvi+436 pp., US$49.95, Softback, ISBN: 1-56022-121-6; US$79.95, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-56022-121-0 pp. 273-274 Downloads
Kazuhiko Kobayashi
D.E. Radcliffe and M.L. Cabrera, Editors, Modeling Phosphorus in the Environment, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (2006) ISBN 0-8493-3777-1 420 pp., US$129.95 (hardback) pp. 274-274 Downloads
Liwang Ma
D.J. Zarin, J.R.R. Alavalapati, F.E. Putz and M. Schmink, Editors, Working Forests in the Neotropics - Conservation Through Sustainable Management, Columbia University Press, New York, NY, USA (2004) ISBN 978-0-231-12907-7, 978-0-231-12906-0 416 pp. US$49.50 (softback) pp. 275-276 Downloads
Douglas C. Daly
D. Wallach, D. Makowski and J.W. Jones, Editors, Working with Dynamic Crop Models: Evaluation, Analysis, Parameterization, and Applications, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006) ISBN 978-0-444-52135-4 447 pp., Price: US$83.95 (hardback) pp. 276-277 Downloads
Gail G. Wilkerson
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