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Ammonia and odour emissions from UK pig farms and nitrogen leaching from outdoor pig production: a review (2014)Wereviewed specific literature for emissions of ammonia (NH3) and odours fromall stages of pig production together with nitrogen (N) leaching from raising pigs outdoors. Emissions of NH3 decrease with decreases in the crude ...
Biochar increases soil pH, but is as ineffective as liming at controlling clubroot (short communication) (2015)The use of pyrolysed carbon, in the form of biochar, as an agricultural soil amendment has recently gained considerable scientific interest. However, its adoption in practice has been slow due to a need to satisfy ...
(2016)Management of beef suckler cattle herds requires a difficult but vitally important balance between farm profits, animal health and welfare and sustainable food production. A dynamic programming (DP) model was implemented ...
Model evaluation in relation to soil N2O emissions: an algorithmic method which accounts for variability in measurements and possible time lags (2016)The loss of nitrogen from fertilised soils in the form of nitrous oxide (N2O) is a side effect of modern agriculture and the focus of many model-based studies. Due to the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of soil N2O ...
Application of a handheld Pressure Application Measurement device for the characterisation of mechanical nociceptive thresholds in intact pig tails (2016)The assessment of nociceptive thresholds is employed in animals and humans to evaluate changes in sensitivity potentially arising from tissue damage. Its application on the intact pig tail might represent a suitable method ...