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Volume 136, issue C, 2015

Using agro-environmental models to design a sustainable benchmark for the sustainable value method pp. 1-13 Downloads
Paolo Merante, Steven Van Passel and Cesare Pacini
Possible implications of dietary changes on nutrient fluxes, environment and land use in Austria pp. 14-29 Downloads
S. Thaler, M. Zessner, M. Weigl, H. Rechberger, K. Schilling and H. Kroiss
Impacts of agricultural water interventions on farm income: An example from the Kothapally watershed, India pp. 30-38 Downloads
L. Karlberg, K.K. Garg, J. Barron and S.P. Wani
Organic agriculture values and practices in Portugal and Italy pp. 39-45 Downloads
Isabel Dinis, Livia Ortolani, Riccardo Bocci and Cláudia Brites
Eco-efficient production of spring barley in a changed climate: A Life Cycle Assessment including primary data from future climate scenarios pp. 46-60 Downloads
Monia Niero, Cathrine H. Ingvordsen, Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio, Marja Jalli, Michael F. Lyngkjær, Michael Z. Hauschild and Rikke B. Jørgensen
Organic versus conventional systems in viticulture: Comparative effects on spiders and carabids in vineyards and adjacent forests pp. 61-69 Downloads
Enrico Caprio, Beatrice Nervo, Marco Isaia, Gianni Allegro and Antonio Rolando
Increasing the cost-effectiveness of EU agri-environment policy measures through evaluation of farm and field-level environmental and economic performance pp. 70-78 Downloads
G. Cesare Pacini, Paolo Merante, Giulio Lazzerini and Steven Van Passel
Science for food, climate protection and welfare: An economic analysis of plant breeding research in Germany pp. 79-84 Downloads
Hermann Lotze-Campen, Harald von Witzke, Steffen Noleppa and Gerald Schwarz
The profitability of harvesting grass silages at early maturity stages: An analysis of dairy farming systems in Norway pp. 85-95 Downloads
O. Flaten, A.K. Bakken and Å.T. Randby
Toward sustainable coffee production in Vietnam: More coffee with less water pp. 96-105 Downloads
Upali A. Amarasinghe, Chu Thai Hoanh, D'haeze, Dave and Tran Quoc Hung
Substitution of corn silage with sorghum silages in lactating cow diets: In vivo methane emission and global warming potential of milk production pp. 106-113 Downloads
Stefania Colombini, Maddalena Zucali, Luca Rapetti, G. Matteo Crovetto, Anna Sandrucci and Luciana Bava
Dry sowing increases farm level wheat yields but not production risks in a Mediterranean environment pp. 114-124 Downloads
Andrew L. Fletcher, Michael J. Robertson, Doug G. Abrecht, Darshan L. Sharma and Dean P. Holzworth
Effects of technical interventions on flexibility of farming systems in Burkina Faso: Lessons for the design of innovations in West Africa pp. 125-137 Downloads
Nadine Andrieu, Katrien Descheemaeker, Thierry Sanou and Eduardo Chia
Improving greenhouse gas emissions intensities of subtropical and tropical beef farming systems using Leucaena leucocephala pp. 138-146 Downloads
Matthew T. Harrison, Chris McSweeney, Nigel W. Tomkins and Richard J. Eckard

Volume 135, issue C, 2015

Managing greenhouse gas emissions in two major dairy regions of New Zealand: A system-level evaluation pp. 1-9 Downloads
Alfredo A. Adler, Graeme J. Doole, Alvaro J. Romera and Pierre C. Beukes
Dynamic changes in spatial competition for the nitrogen fertilizer industry in the United States pp. 10-19 Downloads
William Wilson, Sumadhur Shakya and Bruce Dahl
An analysis of the socio-economic factors influencing the adoption of conservation agriculture as a climate change mitigation activity in Australian dryland grain production pp. 20-30 Downloads
Jean-Francois Rochecouste, Paul Dargusch, Donald Cameron and Carl Smith
Parameter and uncertainty estimation for maize, peanut and cotton using the SALUS crop model pp. 31-47 Downloads
K.A. Dzotsi, B. Basso and J.W. Jones
When do I want to know and why? Different demands on sugarcane yield predictions pp. 48-56 Downloads
Felipe Ferreira Bocca, Luiz Henrique Antunes Rodrigues and Nilson Antonio Modesto Arraes
The financial implications of converting farmland to state-supported environmental plantings in the Darling Downs region, Queensland pp. 57-65 Downloads
Tek Narayan Maraseni and Geoff Cockfield
Leverages for on-farm innovation from farm typologies? An illustration for family-based dairy farms in north-west Michoacán, Mexico pp. 66-76 Downloads
José Cortez-Arriola, Walter A.H. Rossing, Ricardo D. Améndola Massiotti, Johannes M.S. Scholberg, Jeroen C.J. Groot and Pablo Tittonell
Resource use assessment of an agricultural system from a life cycle perspective – a dairy farm as case study pp. 77-89 Downloads
Sophie Huysveld, Veerle Van linden, Steven De Meester, Nico Peiren, Hilde Muylle, Ludwig Lauwers and Jo Dewulf
Evaluation of the DSSAT-CSM for simulating yield and soil organic C and N of a long-term maize and wheat rotation experiment in the Loess Plateau of Northwestern China pp. 90-104 Downloads
Zhuo Ting Li, J.Y. Yang, C.F. Drury and G. Hoogenboom
Long-term reduction of nitrogen fertilizer use through knowledge training in rice production in China pp. 105-111 Downloads
Jikun Huang, Zhurong Huang, Xiangping Jia, Ruifa Hu and Cheng Xiang
Application of partial order ranking to identify enhancement potentials for the provision of selected ecosystem services by different land use strategies pp. 112-121 Downloads
Penka Tsonkova, Christian Böhm, Ansgar Quinkenstein and Dirk Freese
Information networks that generate economic value: A study on clusters of adopters of new or improved technologies and practices among oil palm growers in Mexico pp. 122-132 Downloads
Norman Aguilar-Gallegos, Manrrubio Muñoz-Rodríguez, Horacio Santoyo-Cortés, Jorge Aguilar-Ávila and Laurens Klerkx
Sustainable intensification in drylands: What resilience and vulnerability can tell us pp. 133-140 Downloads
Lance W. Robinson, Polly J. Ericksen, Sabrina Chesterman and Jeffrey S. Worden
A conceptual study of value chain analysis as a tool for assessing a veterinary surveillance system for poultry in Great Britain pp. 143-158 Downloads
Richard M. Irvine

Volume 134, issue C, 2015

Crop residue management and soil health: A systems analysis pp. 6-16 Downloads
Marie-Soleil Turmel, Alicia Speratti, Frédéric Baudron, Nele Verhulst and Bram Govaerts
Determinants of maize stover utilization as feed, fuel and soil amendment in mixed crop-livestock systems, Ethiopia pp. 17-23 Downloads
Moti Jaleta, Menale Kassie and Olaf Erenstein
Feeding, crop residue and manure management for integrated soil fertility management – A case study from Kenya pp. 24-35 Downloads
A. Castellanos-Navarrete, P. Tittonell, M.C. Rufino and K.E. Giller
Trade-offs around the use of biomass for livestock feed and soil cover in dairy farms in the Alaotra lake region of Madagascar pp. 36-47 Downloads
K. Naudin, G. Bruelle, P. Salgado, E. Penot, E. Scopel, M. Lubbers, N. de Ridder and K.E. Giller
Economic trade-offs of biomass use in crop-livestock systems: Exploring more sustainable options in semi-arid Zimbabwe pp. 48-60 Downloads
Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Diego Valbuena, Patricia Masikati, Katrien Descheemaeker, Justice Nyamangara, Lieven Claessens, Olaf Erenstein, Andre van Rooyen and Daniel Nkomboni
Social and income trade-offs of conservation agriculture practices on crop residue use in Mexico’s central highlands pp. 61-75 Downloads
Tina D. Beuchelt, Carolina T. Camacho Villa, Lutz Göhring, Víctor M. Hernández Rodríguez, Jon Hellin, Kai Sonder and Olaf Erenstein
Property rights enforcement and no-till adoption in crop-livestock systems pp. 76-83 Downloads
Nicholas Magnan
From farm scale synergies to village scale trade-offs: Cereal crop residues use in an agro-pastoral system of the Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso pp. 84-96 Downloads
N. Andrieu, J. Vayssières, M. Corbeels, M. Blanchard, E. Vall and P. Tittonell
Multi-scale trade-off analysis of cereal residue use for livestock feeding vs. soil mulching in the Mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe pp. 97-106 Downloads
Frédéric Baudron, Sylvestre Delmotte, Marc Corbeels, Juan M. Herrera and Pablo Tittonell
Identifying determinants, pressures and trade-offs of crop residue use in mixed smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia pp. 107-118 Downloads
Diego Valbuena, Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Olaf Erenstein, Nils Teufel, Alan Duncan, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Braja Swain, Kindu Mekonnen, Ibro Germaine and Bruno Gérard
Tradeoffs around crop residue biomass in smallholder crop-livestock systems – What’s next? pp. 119-128 Downloads
Pablo Tittonell, Bruno Gérard and Olaf Erenstein

Volume 133, issue C, 2015

Taking from cotton to grow maize: The shifting practices of small-holder farmers in the cotton belt of Mali pp. 1-13 Downloads
Paul Laris, Jeremy D. Foltz and Briton Voorhees
A succession-energy framework for reducing non-target impacts of annual crop production pp. 14-21 Downloads
Richard G. Smith
Socioeconomic and environmental assessment of biodiesel crops on family farming systems in Brazil pp. 22-34 Downloads
João Guilherme Dal Belo Leite, Flávio Barbosa Justino, João Vasco Silva, Madeleine J. Florin and Martin K. van Ittersum
A diagnostic system to assess sustainability at a farm level: The SOSTARE model pp. 35-53 Downloads
Maria Luisa Paracchini, Claudia Bulgheroni, Giorgio Borreani, Ernesto Tabacco, Alessandro Banterle, Danilo Bertoni, Graziano Rossi, Gilberto Parolo, Roberto Origgi and Claudio De Paola
Conceptualising farming systems for agricultural development research: Cases from Eastern and Southern Africa pp. 54-62 Downloads
Stephen Whitfield, Jami L. Dixon, Brian P. Mulenga and Hambulo Ngoma
Whole-farm economic, risk and resource-use trade-offs associated with integrating forages into crop–livestock systems in western China pp. 63-72 Downloads
Adam M. Komarek, Lindsay W. Bell, Jeremy P.M. Whish, Michael J. Robertson and William D. Bellotti
Efficient economic and environmental management of pastoral systems: Theory and application pp. 73-84 Downloads
Graeme J. Doole and Ross Kingwell
Efficiency and stability in subtropical beef cattle grazing systems in the northwest of Argentina pp. 85-96 Downloads
J.A. Nasca, C.R. Feldkamp, J.I. Arroquy and D. Colombatto
The economics of irrigating wheat in a humid climate – A study in the East of England pp. 97-108 Downloads
D. El Chami, J.W. Knox, A. Daccache and E.K. Weatherhead
Resource use and greenhouse gas intensity of Australian beef production: 1981–2010 pp. 109-118 Downloads
S.G. Wiedemann, B.K. Henry, E.J. McGahan, T. Grant, C.M. Murphy and G. Niethe
Diversity in success: Interaction between external interventions and local actions in three rice farming areas in Benin pp. 119-130 Downloads
Edmond Totin, Barbara van Mierlo, Roch Mongbo and Cees Leeuwis
Spatio-temporal performance of large-scale Gezira Irrigation Scheme, Sudan pp. 131-142 Downloads
Islam Sabry Al Zayed, Nadir Ahmed Elagib, Lars Ribbe and Jürgen Heinrich
Impact of prospective climate change on water resources and crop yields in the Indrawati basin, Nepal pp. 143-157 Downloads
I. Palazzoli, S. Maskey, S. Uhlenbrook, E. Nana and D. Bocchiola
Systemic adaptations to climate change in southern Australian grasslands and livestock: Production, profitability, methane emission and ecosystem function pp. 158-166 Downloads
Afshin Ghahramani and Andrew D. Moore
Ecological recycling agriculture can reduce inorganic nitrogen losses – model results from three Finnish catchments pp. 167-176 Downloads
Kirsti Granlund, Katri Rankinen, Randall Etheridge, Pentti Seuri and Jouni Lehtoranta
Potential effects of perfect seasonal climate forecasting on agricultural markets, welfare and land use: A case study of Spain pp. 177-189 Downloads
Hyung Sik Choi, Uwe Schneider, Livia Rasche, Junbo Cui, Erwin Schmid and Hermann Held
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