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Volume 166, issue C, 2018

Opportunities to improve sustainability on commercial pasture-based dairy farms by assessing environmental impact pp. 1-9 Downloads
Craig Galloway, Beatrice Conradie, Heidi Prozesky and Karen Esler
A quantitative assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to reduce carbon and reactive nitrogen footprints and phosphorus losses on dairy farms in the US Great Lakes region pp. 10-25 Downloads
Karin Veltman, C. Alan Rotz, Larry Chase, Joyce Cooper, Pete Ingraham, R. César Izaurralde, Curtis D. Jones, Richard Gaillard, Rebecca A. Larson, Matt Ruark, William Salas, Greg Thoma and Olivier Jolliet
Greenhouse gas emissions during storage of manure and digestates: Key role of methane for prediction and mitigation pp. 26-35 Downloads
Khagendra R. Baral, Guillaume Jégo, Barbara Amon, Roland Bol, Martin H. Chantigny, Jørgen E. Olesen and Søren O. Petersen
Simulated seasonal responses of grazed dairy pastures to nitrogen fertilizer in SE Australia: Pasture production pp. 36-47 Downloads
Karen M. Christie, Andrew P. Smith, Richard P. Rawnsley, Matthew T. Harrison and Richard J. Eckard
Land fragmentation index for drip-irrigated field systems in the Mediterranean: A case study from Ricote (Murcia, SE Spain) pp. 48-56 Downloads
Katharina Heider, Juan Miguel Rodriguez Lopez, José María García Avilés and Andrea L. Balbo
Phosphate acceptance map: A novel approach to match phosphorus content of biosolids with land and crop requirements pp. 57-69 Downloads
Richard Wadsworth, Stephen Hallett and Ruben Sakrabani
Invasions of green mirid (Creontiades dilutus) (Stål) (Hemiptera: Miridae) into cotton – perceptions of Australian crop consultants pp. 70-78 Downloads
J.K. Cappadonna, M.M. Miles, J.P. Hereward and G.H. Walter
Rainfall shocks and agricultural productivity: Implication for rural household consumption pp. 79-89 Downloads
Mulubrhan Amare, Nathaniel D. Jensen, Bekele Shiferaw and Jennifer Denno Cissé
Evaluation of the performance of the EPIC model for yield and biomass simulation under conservation systems in Cambodia pp. 90-100 Downloads
Kieu N. Le, Jaehak Jeong, Manuel R. Reyes, Manoj K. Jha, Philip W. Gassman, Luca Doro, Lyda Hok and Stéphane Boulakia
A meta-analysis approach to examining the greenhouse gas implications of including dry peas (Pisum sativum L.) and lentils (Lens culinaris M.) in crop rotations in western Canada pp. 101-110 Downloads
Susan MacWilliam, David Parker, Christopher P.F. Marinangeli and Denis Trémorin
Modelling the effects of conservation tillage on crop water productivity, soil water dynamics and evapotranspiration of a maize-winter wheat-soybean rotation system on the Loess Plateau of China using APSIM pp. 111-123 Downloads
Xuan Yang, Lina Zheng, Qian Yang, Zikui Wang, Song Cui and Yuying Shen
A review of greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector in Africa pp. 124-134 Downloads
Mphethe Isaac Tongwane and Mokhele Edmond Moeletsi
Effects of temperate agroforestry on yield and quality of different arable intercrops pp. 135-151 Downloads
P. Pardon, B. Reubens, J. Mertens, K. Verheyen, P. De Frenne, G. De Smet, C. Van Waes and D. Reheul
Beef production and ecosystem services in Canada’s prairie provinces: A review pp. 152-172 Downloads
Sarah J. Pogue, Roland Kröbel, H. Henry Janzen, Karen A. Beauchemin, Getahun Legesse, Danielle Maia de Souza, Majid Iravani, Carrie Selin, James Byrne and Tim A. McAllister
Optimization model for on-farm irrigation management of Mediterranean greenhouse crops using desalinated and saline water from different sources pp. 173-183 Downloads
J. Reca, C. Trillo, J.A. Sánchez, J. Martínez and D. Valera
Short-term buildup of carbon from a low-productivity pastureland to an agrisilviculture system in the Brazilian savannah pp. 184-195 Downloads
Thais Rodrigues Coser, Cícero Célio de Figueiredo, Boban Jovanovic, Túlio Nascimento Moreira, Gilberto Gonçalves Leite, Sergio Lucio Salomon Cabral Filho, Eiyti Kato, Juaci Vitória Malaquias and Robélio Leandro Marchão
Simulating agricultural land-use adaptation decisions to climate change: An empirical agent-based modelling in northern Ghana pp. 196-209 Downloads
Mahamadou L. Amadou, Grace B. Villamor and Nicholas Kyei-Baffour

Volume 165, issue C, 2018

The biophysical and socio-economic dimension of yield gaps in the southern Amazon – A bio-economic modelling approach pp. 1-13 Downloads
Anna C. Hampf, Marcelo Carauta, Evgeny Latynskiy, Affonso A.D. Libera, Leonardo Monteiro, Paulo Sentelhas, Christian Troost, Thomas Berger and Claas Nendel
Yield gap analysis and entry points for improving productivity on large oil palm plantations and smallholder farms in Ghana pp. 14-25 Downloads
Tiemen Rhebergen, Thomas Fairhurst, Anthony Whitbread, Ken E. Giller and Shamie Zingore
Sowing date and mulch to improve water use and yield of wheat and barley in the Middle East environment pp. 26-32 Downloads
Ahmad Shams Aldien Shaaban, Ammar Wahbi and Thomas R. Sinclair
Scale invariant behavior of cropping area losses pp. 33-43 Downloads
Juan Manuel Torres-Rojo and Roberto Bahena-González
Organizing collective innovation in support of sustainable agro-ecosystems: The role of network management pp. 44-54 Downloads
Elsa T. Berthet and Gordon M. Hickey
Intensification of rice-based farming systems in Central Luzon, Philippines: Constraints at field, farm and regional levels pp. 55-70 Downloads
João Vasco Silva, Pytrik Reidsma, Ma. Lourdes Velasco, Alice G. Laborte and Martin K. van Ittersum
Sustainability assessment of ecological intensification practices in coconut production pp. 71-84 Downloads
Geraldo Stachetti Rodrigues, Carlos Roberto Martins and Inácio de Barros
CROPGRO-Cotton model for determining climate change impacts on yield, water- and N- use efficiencies of cotton in the Dry Savanna of West Africa pp. 85-96 Downloads
Kokou Adambounou Amouzou, Jesse B. Naab, John P.A. Lamers, Christian Borgemeister, Mathias Becker and Paul L.G. Vlek
How do climbing beans fit in farming systems of the eastern highlands of Uganda? Understanding opportunities and constraints at farm level pp. 97-110 Downloads
E. Ronner, K. Descheemaeker, W. Marinus, C.J.M. Almekinders, P. Ebanyat and K.E. Giller
Bioeconomic model for optimal control of the invasive weed Zea mays subspp. (teosinte) in Spain pp. 116-127 Downloads
Yolanda Martínez, Alicia Cirujeda, Miguel I. Gómez, Ana I. Marí and Gabriel Pardo
How different agricultural research models contribute to impacts: Evidence from 13 case studies in developing countries pp. 128-136 Downloads
Guy Faure, Danielle Barret, Genowefa Blundo-Canto, Marie-Hélène Dabat, Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis, Jean Louis Le Guerroué, Catherine Marquié, Syndhia Mathé, Ludovic Temple, Aurélie Toillier, Bernard Triomphe and Etienne Hainzelin
Optimization of agricultural biogas supply chains using artichoke byproducts in existing plants pp. 137-146 Downloads
Fabio De Menna, Remo Alessio Malagnino, Matteo Vittuari, Andrea Segrè, Giovanni Molari, Paola A. Deligios, Stefania Solinas and Luigi Ledda
Selective attention and information loss in the lab-to-farm knowledge chain: The case of Malawian agricultural extension programs pp. 147-163 Downloads
Chiyu Niu and Catherine Ragasa
Farm-level adaptation to climate change: The case of the Loam region in Belgium pp. 164-176 Downloads
Julia de Frutos Cachorro, Anne Gobin and Jeroen Buysse
Redesign of the traditional Mesoamerican agroecosystem based on participative ecological intensification: Evaluation of the soil and efficiency of the system pp. 177-186 Downloads
Cristian A. Reyna-Ramírez, Luis Manuel Rodríguez-Sánchez, Gilberto Vela-Correa, Jorge Etchevers-Barra and Mariela Fuentes-Ponce
Conservation dairy farming impact on water quality in a karst watershed in northeastern US pp. 187-196 Downloads
M.G. Mostofa Amin, Heather D. Karsten, Tamie L. Veith, Douglas B. Beegle and Peter J. Kleinman
Evaluating long-term economic and ecological consequences of continuous and multi-paddock grazing - a modeling approach pp. 197-207 Downloads
Tong Wang, W. Richard Teague, Seong C. Park and Stan Bevers
Designing agroecological farming systems with farmers: A review pp. 208-220 Downloads
Camille Lacombe, Nathalie Couix and Laurent Hazard
Global sensitivity analysis of a pig fattening unit model simulating technico-economic performance and environmental impacts pp. 221-229 Downloads
A. Cadero, A. Aubry, F. Brun, J.Y. Dourmad, Y. Salaün and F. Garcia-Launay
Understanding the adoption of grazing practices in German dairy farming pp. 230-239 Downloads
Henning Schaak and Oliver Mußhoff
Can farming provide a way out of poverty for smallholder farmers in central Mozambique? pp. 240-251 Downloads
Wilson Leonardo, Gerrie W.J. van de Ven, Argyris Kanellopoulos and Ken E. Giller
Estimating soil water in high-rainfall zones under pasture pp. 252-263 Downloads
T. Thayalakumaran, M. McCaskill and E.M. Morse-McNabb
Variability and limitations of maize production in Brazil: Potential yield, water-limited yield and yield gaps pp. 264-273 Downloads
Maria Carolina da S. Andrea, Kenneth J. Boote, Paulo C. Sentelhas and Thiago L. Romanelli
Fertiliser strategies for improving nitrogen use efficiency in grazed dairy pastures pp. 274-282 Downloads
Andrew P. Smith, Karen M. Christie, Richard P. Rawnsley and Richard J. Eckard
Scaling up agricultural interventions: Case studies of climate-smart agriculture pp. 283-293 Downloads
Olaf Westermann, Wiebke Förch, Philip Thornton, Jana Körner, Laura Cramer and Bruce Campbell
Editorial Introduction: critical reflection on and learning from Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) Approaches and emerging Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) practice pp. 294-295 Downloads
Yiheyis Taddele Maru
Triggering regime change: A comparative analysis of the performance of innovation platforms that attempted to change the institutional context for nine agricultural domains in West Africa pp. 296-309 Downloads
Dominique Hounkonnou, Jan Brouwers, Arnold van Huis, Janice Jiggins, Dansou Kossou, Niels Röling, Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson and Mamoudou Traoré
Integrated agricultural research for development (IAR4D) from a theory of change perspective pp. 310-320 Downloads
Yiheyis Maru, Ashley Sparrow, Richard Stirzaker and Jocelyn Davies
Understanding innovation platform effectiveness through experiences from west and central Africa pp. 321-334 Downloads
Jocelyn Davies, Yiheyis Maru, Andy Hall, Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane, Anselme Adegbidi, Peter Carberry, Kumuda Dorai, Stella Ama Ennin, Prince Maxwell Etwire, Larelle McMillan, Aboubakar Njoya, Souleymane Ouedraogo, Adama Traoré, Traoré–Gué, Nessenindoa Julienne and Ian Watson
Limits to the applicability of the innovation platform approach for agricultural development in West Africa: Socio-economic factors constrain stakeholder engagement and confidence pp. 335-343 Downloads
Ashley D. Sparrow and Adama Traoré
Towards appropriate mainstreaming of “Theory of Change” approaches into agricultural research for development: Challenges and opportunities pp. 344-353 Downloads
Yiheyis Taddele Maru, Ashley Sparrow, James R.A. Butler, Onil Banerjee, Ray Ison, Andy Hall and Peter Carberry
Summary: Critical reflection on and learning from Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) approaches and emerging Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) practice pp. 354-356 Downloads
Yiheyis Taddele Maru

Volume 164, issue C, 2018

Trends in wheat yields under representative climate futures: Implications for climate adaptation pp. 1-10 Downloads
Chris Taylor, Brendan Cullen, D'Occhio, Michael, Lauren Rickards and Richard Eckard
Estimation and determinants of phosphorus balance and use efficiency of dairy farms in Northern Ireland: A within and between farm random effects analysis pp. 11-19 Downloads
Adewale Henry Adenuga, John Davis, George Hutchinson, Trevor Donnellan and Myles Patton
Affordances of agricultural systems analysis tools: A review and framework to enhance tool design and implementation pp. 20-30 Downloads
Lenora Ditzler, Laurens Klerkx, Jacqueline Chan-Dentoni, Helena Posthumus, Timothy J. Krupnik, Santiago López Ridaura, Jens A. Andersson, Frédéric Baudron and Jeroen C.J. Groot
Potential for novel production of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids by genetically engineered oilseed plants to alter terrestrial ecosystem dynamics pp. 31-37 Downloads
Stefanie M. Colombo, Lesley G. Campbell, Eric J. Murphy, Sara L. Martin and Michael T. Arts
The economic value of replacement breeding ewes attaining puberty within their first year of life on New Zealand sheep farms pp. 38-46 Downloads
A.J. Wall, J.L. Juengel, S.J. Edwards and J.M. Rendel
Rainfall-related opportunities, risks and constraints to rainfed cropping in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar as defined by soil water balance modelling pp. 47-57 Downloads
Peter S. Cornish, Craig Birchall, David F. Herridge, Matthew D. Denton and Chris Guppy
Predicting local-scale impact of climate change on rice yield and soil organic carbon sequestration: A case study in Roi Et Province, Northeast Thailand pp. 58-70 Downloads
Noppol Arunrat, Nathsuda Pumijumnong and Ryusuke Hatano
Incorporation of emergy into multiple-criteria decision analysis for sustainable and resilient structure of dairy farms in Slovenia pp. 71-83 Downloads
Tina Kocjančič, Marko Debeljak, Jaka Žgajnar and Luka Juvančič
A Bayesian network model to explore practice change by smallholder rice farmers in Lao PDR pp. 84-94 Downloads
Magnus Moglia, Kim S. Alexander, Manithaythip Thephavanh, Phomma Thammavong, Viengkham Sodahak, Bountom Khounsy, Sysavanh Vorlasan, Silva Larson, John Connell and Peter Case
A review of Agent Based Modeling for agricultural policy evaluation pp. 95-106 Downloads
Dimitris Kremmydas, Ioannis N. Athanasiadis and Stelios Rozakis
Vineyard mulching as a climate change adaptation measure: Future simulations for Alentejo, Portugal pp. 107-115 Downloads
Helder Fraga and João A. Santos
Beyond agricultural innovation systems? Exploring an agricultural innovation ecosystems approach for niche design and development in sustainability transitions pp. 116-121 Downloads
Ashlee-Ann E. Pigford, Gordon M. Hickey and Laurens Klerkx
Designing agricultural systems from invention to implementation: the contribution of agronomy. Lessons from a case study pp. 122-132 Downloads
Lorène Prost, Raymond Reau, Laurette Paravano, Marianne Cerf and Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy
Agent-based modelling as a time machine to assess nutrient cycling reorganization during past agrarian transitions in West Africa pp. 133-151 Downloads
Myriam Grillot, Jonathan Vayssières and Dominique Masse
Building and evaluation of a dynamic model for assessing impact of smallholder endowments on food security in agricultural systems in highland areas of central America (SASHACA) pp. 152-164 Downloads
Omar Marín-González, David Parsons, Esperanza Arnes-Prieto and Carlos G.H. Díaz-Ambrona
Shocks, seasonality, and disaggregation: Modelling food security through the integration of agricultural, transportation, and economic systems pp. 165-184 Downloads
Craig Bakker, Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Sauleh Siddiqui, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Elena Broaddus, Roni A. Neff, Jonathan Haskett and Cindy L. Parker
Accounting for long-term soil fertility effects when assessing the climate impact of crop cultivation pp. 185-192 Downloads
Kajsa Henryson, Cecilia Sundberg, Thomas Kätterer and Per-Anders Hansson
An empirical evaluation of policy options for inclusive dairy value chain development in Nicaragua: A system dynamics approach pp. 193-222 Downloads
Helene Lie, Karl M. Rich, Rein van der Hoek and Kanar Dizyee
Agricultural risks and farm land consolidation process in transition countries: The case of cotton production in Uzbekistan pp. 223-235 Downloads
Utkur Djanibekov and Robert Finger
Transformative and systemic climate change adaptations in mixed crop-livestock farming systems pp. 236-251 Downloads
Afshin Ghahramani and David Bowran
Dynamic regional model of the US apple industry: Consequences of supply or demand shocks due to pest or disease outbreaks and control pp. 252-263 Downloads
Peter R. Tozer and Thomas Marsh
Development of an agent-based model for estimation of agricultural land preservation in rural Japan pp. 264-276 Downloads
Ryohei Yamashita and Satoshi Hoshino
Genealogy of design reasoning in agronomy: Lessons for supporting the design of agricultural systems pp. 277-290 Downloads
Chloé Salembier, Blanche Segrestin, Elsa Berthet, Benoît Weil and Jean-Marc Meynard
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