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Volume 103, issue 9, 2010

Life cycle assessment of high- and low-profitability commodity and deep-bedded niche swine production systems in the Upper Midwestern United States pp. 599-608 Downloads
N. Pelletier, P. Lammers, D. Stender and R. Pirog
Modelling agricultural expansion in Kenya's Eastern Arc Mountains biodiversity hotspot pp. 609-620 Downloads
Eduardo Eiji Maeda, Barnaby J.F. Clark, Petri Pellikka and Mika Siljander
How much land is needed for global food production under scenarios of dietary changes and livestock productivity increases in 2030? pp. 621-638 Downloads
Stefan Wirsenius, Christian Azar and Göran Berndes
Steps toward sustainable ranching: An emergy evaluation of conventional and holistic management in Chiapas, Mexico pp. 639-646 Downloads
Rigoberto Alfaro-Arguello, Stewart A.W. Diemont, Bruce G. Ferguson, Jay F. Martin, José Nahed-Toral, J. David Álvarez-Solís and René Pinto Ruíz
Modeling spatio-temporal crop allocation patterns by a stochastic decision tree method, considering agronomic driving factors pp. 647-655 Downloads
Luc Sorel, Valérie Viaud, Patrick Durand and Christian Walter
Regional simulation of maize production in tropical savanna fallow systems as affected by fallow availability pp. 656-665 Downloads
Thomas Gaiser, Michael Judex, Claudia Hiepe and Arnim Kuhn
Bio-economic assessment of climate change impacts on managed grassland production pp. 666-674 Downloads
Robert Finger, Patrick Lazzarotto and Pierluigi Calanca
A conceptual framework for guiding the participatory development of agricultural decision support systems pp. 675-682 Downloads
E. Jakku and P.J. Thorburn
Recent changes in the climatic yield potential of various crops in Europe pp. 683-694 Downloads
I. Supit, C.A. van Diepen, A.J.W. de Wit, P. Kabat, B. Baruth and F. Ludwig
Erratum to "Quantifying economic and environmental tradeoffs of walnut arthropod pest management" [Agricultural Systems 103 (2010) pp. 294-306] pp. 695-695 Downloads
Kimberly P. Steinmann, Minghua Zhang, Joseph A. Grant, Carolyn Pickel, Rachael Goodhue and Karen Klonsky

Volume 103, issue 8, 2010

Simulating the effects of tax exemptions on fertiliser use in Benin by linking biophysical and economic models pp. 509-520 Downloads
Arnim Kuhn, Thomas Gaiser and Esaïe Gandonou
Conserving natural resources in olive orchards on sloping land: Alternative goal programming approaches towards effective design of cross-compliance and agri-environmental measures pp. 521-534 Downloads
Luuk Fleskens and Jan de Graaff
Conserving water in arid regions: Exploring the economic feasibility of alternative crops pp. 535-542 Downloads
Carol D. Bishop, Kynda Curtis and Man-Keun Kim
The agronomic and economic benefits of fertilizer and mulch use in highland banana systems in Uganda pp. 543-550 Downloads
L.W.I. Wairegi and P.J.A. van Asten
Energy and carbon inventory of Iowa swine production facilities pp. 551-561 Downloads
P.J. Lammers, M.S. Honeyman, J.D. Harmon and M.J. Helmers
Enabling natural resource managers to self-assess their adaptive capacity pp. 562-568 Downloads
Peter R. Brown, Rohan Nelson, Brent Jacobs, Phil Kokic, Jacquie Tracey, Mehnaz Ahmed and Peter DeVoil
Simulating landscape catena effects in no-till dryland agroecosystems using GPFARM pp. 569-584 Downloads
J.C. Ascough , A.A. Andales, L.A. Sherrod, G.S. McMaster, N.C. Hansen, K.C. DeJonge, Eihab Fathelrahman, L.R. Ahuja, G.A. Peterson and Dana Hoag
FSSIM, a bio-economic farm model for simulating the response of EU farming systems to agricultural and environmental policies pp. 585-597 Downloads
Kamel Louhichi, Argyris Kanellopoulos, Sander Janssen, Guillermo Flichman, Maria Blanco, Huib Hengsdijk, Thomas Heckelei, Paul Berentsen, Alfons Oude Lansink and Martin Van Ittersum

Volume 103, issue 7, 2010

Potential, spatial distribution and economic performance of regional biomass chains: The North of the Netherlands as example pp. 403-417 Downloads
F. van der Hilst, V. Dornburg, J.P.M. Sanders, B. Elbersen, A. Graves, W.C. Turkenburg, H.W. Elbersen, J.M.C. van Dam and A.P.C. Faaij
Increasing incomes of Malian cotton farmers: Is elimination of US subsidies the only solution? pp. 418-432 Downloads
Felix G. Baquedano, John H. Sanders and Jeffrey Vitale
Modeling biomass, nitrogen and water dynamics in rice-wheat rotations pp. 433-443 Downloads
Qi Jing, Herman van Keulen and Huib Hengsdijk
Analysis of information systems and communication networks for organic and conventional hazelnut producers in the Samsun province of Turkey pp. 444-452 Downloads
Kursat Demiryurek
Factors influencing potential scale of adoption of a perennial pasture in a mixed crop-livestock farming system pp. 453-462 Downloads
F. Byrne, M.J. Robertson, A. Bathgate and Z. Hoque
Ontology-based simulation in agricultural systems modeling pp. 463-477 Downloads
Howard Beck, Kelly Morgan, Yunchul Jung, Sabine Grunwald, Ho-young Kwon and Jin Wu
Optimal site-specific fertilization and harvesting strategies with respect to crop yield and quality response to nitrogen pp. 478-485 Downloads
Andreas Meyer-Aurich, Alfons Weersink, Markus Gandorfer and Peter Wagner
A participatory, farming systems approach to improving Bali cattle production in the smallholder crop-livestock systems of Eastern Indonesia pp. 486-497 Downloads
Shaun Lisson, Neil MacLeod, Cam McDonald, Jeff Corfield, Bruce Pengelly, Lalu Wirajaswadi, Rahmat Rahman, Syamsu Bahar, Rusnadi Padjung, Nasruddin Razak, Ketut Puspadi, Dahlanuddin, Yusuf Sutaryono, Sania Saenong, Tanda Panjaitan, Lia Hadiawati, Andrew Ash and Lisa Brennan
The environmental performance of milk production on a typical Portuguese dairy farm pp. 498-507 Downloads
É.G. Castanheira, A.C. Dias, L. Arroja and R. Amaro

Volume 103, issue 6, 2010

Probabilities for decision analysis in agriculture and rural resource economics: The need for a paradigm change pp. 345-350 Downloads
J. Brian Hardaker and Gudbrand Lien
The water needed for Italians to eat pasta and pizza pp. 351-360 Downloads
M.M. Aldaya and A.Y. Hoekstra
Uncertain water supply in an irrigated Mediterranean area: An analysis of the possible economic impact of climate change on the farm sector pp. 361-370 Downloads
Gabriele Dono and Graziano Mazzapicchio
Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from beef production in western Canada: A case study pp. 371-379 Downloads
Karen A. Beauchemin, H. Henry Janzen, Shannan M. Little, Tim A. McAllister and Sean M. McGinn
Comparative life cycle environmental impacts of three beef production strategies in the Upper Midwestern United States pp. 380-389 Downloads
Nathan Pelletier, Rich Pirog and Rebecca Rasmussen
Adaptive management in agricultural innovation systems: The interactions between innovation networks and their environment pp. 390-400 Downloads
Laurens Klerkx, Noelle Aarts and Cees Leeuwis
Soil Science Simplified, fifth ed., N. Eash, C.J. Green, A. Ravzi, W.J. Bennett. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, USA (2008). 256 pp., Price US$ 62.99, Hardback, ISBN: 978-0-8138-1823-8 pp. 401-401 Downloads
Christian V. Braneon
Food, Energy, and Society, third ed., D. Pimentel, M.H. Pimentel (Eds.). CRC Press, Baton Rouge, Florida, USA (2008). 380 pp., Price US$ 89.95, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-4200-4667-0 pp. 401-402 Downloads
Brian Turano

Volume 103, issue 5, 2010

Participatory evaluation of integrated pest and soil fertility management options using ordered categorical data analysis pp. 233-244 Downloads
Hugo De Groote, Esther Rutto, George Odhiambo, Fred Kanampiu, Zeyaur Khan, Richard Coe and Bernard Vanlauwe
Learning selection revisited: How can agricultural researchers make a difference? pp. 245-255 Downloads
Boru Douthwaite and Martin Gummert
Influence of likelihood function choice for estimating crop model parameters using the generalized likelihood uncertainty estimation method pp. 256-264 Downloads
Jianqiang He, James W. Jones, Wendy D. Graham and Michael D. Dukes
Modeling the impact of HIV/AIDS upon food security of diverse rural households in Western Kenya pp. 265-281 Downloads
T.B. Gill
Modeling a farm population to estimate on-farm compliance costs and environmental effects of a grassland extensification scheme at the regional scale pp. 282-293 Downloads
Sandra Uthes, Claudia Sattler, Peter Zander, Annette Piorr, Bettina Matzdorf, Martin Damgaard, Amanda Sahrbacher, Johannes Schuler, Chris Kjeldsen, Uwe Heinrich and Holger Fischer
Quantifying economic and environmental tradeoffs of walnut arthropod pest management pp. 294-306 Downloads
Kimberly P. Steinmann, Minghua Zhang, Joseph A. Grant, Carolyn Pickel, Rachael Goodhue and Karen Klonsky
Yield gap of rainfed rice in farmers' fields in Central Java, Indonesia pp. 307-315 Downloads
A.A. Boling, T.P. Tuong, H. van Keulen, B.A.M. Bouman, H. Suganda and J.H.J. Spiertz
The yield gap of global grain production: A spatial analysis pp. 316-326 Downloads
Kathleen Neumann, Peter Verburg, Elke Stehfest and Christoph Müller
Integrating agroecology and landscape multifunctionality in Vermont: An evolving framework to evaluate the design of agroecosystems pp. 327-341 Downloads
Sarah Taylor Lovell, DeSantis, S'ra, Chloe A. Nathan, Meryl Breton Olson, V. Ernesto Méndez, Hisashi C. Kominami, Daniel L. Erickson, Katlyn S. Morris and William B. Morris
Indian Agriculture: Challenges of Globalization, A. Vinayak Reddy, M. Yadagira Charyulu (Eds.). New Century Publications, New Delhi, India (2008). 346 pp., US$ 42.50, Hardback, ISBN: 978-81-7708-171-8 pp. 342-343 Downloads
Gopal Alagarswamy
Biofuels: Production, Application and Development, A.H. Scragg. CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK (2009). 240 pp., Price £ 39.99/US$ 75.91/[euro] 55.93, Softback, ISBN: 978-1-84593-592-4 pp. 343-344 Downloads
Tomas Persson
The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses, D.R. Layne, D. Bassi (Eds.). CABI, Wallingford, UK (2008). 615 pp., US$ 270, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-84593-386-9 pp. 343-343 Downloads
Mark Rieger

Volume 103, issue 4, 2010

Wandering off the paths of planned innovation: The role of formal and informal intermediaries in a large-scale irrigation scheme in Morocco pp. 171-179 Downloads
J. Poncet, M. Kuper and J. Chiche
An intrinsic mechanism for the co-existence of different survival strategies within mobile pastoralist communities pp. 180-186 Downloads
Tomoo Okayasu, Toshiya Okuro, Undarmaa Jamsran and Kazuhiko Takeuchi
The potential contribution of forage shrubs to economic returns and environmental management in Australian dryland agricultural systems pp. 187-197 Downloads
Marta Monjardino, Dean Revell and David Pannell
Developing greenhouse gas marginal abatement cost curves for agricultural emissions from crops and soils in the UK pp. 198-209 Downloads
Michael MacLeod, Dominic Moran, Vera Eory, R.M. Rees, Andrew Barnes, Cairistiona F.E. Topp, Bruce Ball, Steve Hoad, Eileen Wall, Alistair McVittie, Guillaume Pajot, Robin Matthews, Pete Smith and Andrew Moxey
Long-term stochastic simulation of mountain beef cattle herds under diverse management strategies pp. 210-220 Downloads
D. Villalba, G. Ripoll, R. Ruiz and A. Bernués
BANAD: A farm model for ex ante assessment of agro-ecological innovations and its application to banana farms in Guadeloupe pp. 221-232 Downloads
Jean-Marc Blazy, Philippe Tixier, Alban Thomas, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Frédéric Salmon and Jacques Wery

Volume 103, issue 3, 2010

Using a role-playing game to inform the development of land-use models for the study of a complex socio-ecological system pp. 117-126 Downloads
C. Washington-Ottombre, B. Pijanowski, D. Campbell, J. Olson, J. Maitima, A. Musili, T. Kibaki, H. Kaburu, P. Hayombe, E. Owango, B. Irigia, S. Gichere and A. Mwangi
Potential benefits of early vigor and changes in phenology in wheat to adapt to warmer and drier climates pp. 127-136 Downloads
Fulco Ludwig and Senthold Asseng
Farm types for beef production and their economic success in a mountainous province of northern Vietnam pp. 137-145 Downloads
Le Thi Thanh Huyen, Pera Herold and A. Valle Zárate
Evidence of farm-level synergies in mixed-farming systems in the Australian Wheat-Sheep Zone pp. 146-152 Downloads
Renato Villano, Euan Fleming and Pauline Fleming
Social costs and incentives for optimal control of soil nutrient depletion in the central highlands of Ethiopia pp. 153-160 Downloads
Chillot Yirga and Rashid M. Hassan
Balancing land use to manage river volume and salinity: Economic and hydrological consequences for the Little River catchment in Central West, New South Wales, Australia pp. 161-170 Downloads
John Finlayson, Andrew Bathgate, Tom Nordblom, Tivi Theiveyanathan, Bob Farquharson, Russell Crosbie, David Mitchell and Ziaul Hoque

Volume 103, issue 2, 2010

Editors' note pp. iii-iii Downloads
Paul Berentsen and Philip Thornton
A preliminary assessment of climate change impacts on sugarcane in Swaziland pp. 63-72 Downloads
J.W. Knox, J.A. Rodríguez Díaz, D.J. Nixon and M. Mkhwanazi
Adapting to climate change: Agricultural system and household impacts in East Africa pp. 73-82 Downloads
Philip K. Thornton, Peter G. Jones, Gopal Alagarswamy, Jeff Andresen and Mario Herrero
The diversity of rural livelihoods and their influence on soil fertility in agricultural systems of East Africa - A typology of smallholder farms pp. 83-97 Downloads
P. Tittonell, A. Muriuki, K.D. Shepherd, D. Mugendi, K.C. Kaizzi, J. Okeyo, L. Verchot, R. Coe and B. Vanlauwe
Input management in integrated agriculture-aquaculture systems in Yucatan: Tree spinach leaves as a dietary supplement in tilapia culture pp. 98-104 Downloads
Gaspar Román Poot-López, Juan M Hernandez and Eucario Gasca-Leyva
Contributing understanding of mitigation options for phosphorus and sediment to a review of the efficacy of contemporary agricultural stewardship measures pp. 105-109 Downloads
Clare Deasy, John N. Quinton, Martyn Silgram, Alison Bailey, Bob Jackson and Carly J. Stevens
Intensive versus low-input cropping systems: What is the optimal partitioning of agricultural area in order to reduce pesticide use while maintaining productivity? pp. 110-116 Downloads
Marie Gosme, Frédéric Suffert and Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy

Volume 103, issue 1, 2010

Life Cycle Assessment of biomass production in a Mediterranean greenhouse using different water sources: Groundwater, treated wastewater and desalinated seawater pp. 1-9 Downloads
Ivan Muñoz, María del Mar Gómez and Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba
A seasonal model of contracts between a monopsonistic processor and smallholder pepper producers in Costa Rica pp. 10-20 Downloads
Fernando Sáenz-Segura, D'Haese, Marijke and Robert A. Schipper
Intensification of New Zealand beef farming systems pp. 21-35 Downloads
T.A. White, V.O. Snow and W.McG. King
Evaluation of the utilization of heated sewage sludge for peri-urban horticulture production in the Sahel of West Africa pp. 36-40 Downloads
Keiichi Hayashi, Tahirou Abdoulaye and Toshiyuki Wakatsuki
Energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and economic performance assessments in French Charolais suckler cattle farms: Model-based analysis and forecasts pp. 41-50 Downloads
P. Veysset, M. Lherm and D. Bébin
Constraints to farmers' adoption of direct-seeding mulch-based cropping systems: A farm scale modeling approach applied to the mountainous slopes of Vietnam pp. 51-62 Downloads
François Affholder, Damien Jourdain, Dang Dinh Quang, To Phuc Tuong, Marion Morize and Aymeric Ricome
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