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(2018)Sustainable intensification is a process by which agricultural productivity is enhanced whilst also creating environmental and social benefits. We aimed to identify practices likely to deliver sustainable intensification, ...
Grain legume yields are as stable as other spring crops in long-term experiments across northern Europe (2018)Grain legumes produce high-quality protein for food and feed, and potentially contribute to sustainable cropping systems, but they are grown on only 1.5% of European arable land. Low temporal yield stability is one of the ...
Applying a process-based livestock model to predict spatial variation in agricultural nutrient flows in Scotland (2018)Achieving an optimal nutrient balance is one of the main targets of sustainable agriculture. The aim of this study was to identify “hotspots” of agricultural nutrient imbalance. This was done by developing a modelling ...
Specific weight of barley grains is determined by traits affecting packing efficiency and by grain density (2018)Background Specific weight influences the market value of barley grain, and in malting barley a high specific weight is thought to result in an increased malt output. However, links between specific weight and malt ...
A parsimonious software sensor for estimating the individual dynamic pattern of methane emissions from cattle (2018)Large efforts have been deployed in developing methods to estimate methane emissions from cattle. For large scale applications, accurate and inexpensive methane predictors are required. Within a livestock precision farming ...