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Measurement of gaseous emissions from animal housing (2021)
Book Chapter
Hassouna, M., Calvet, S., Gates, R., Hayes, E., & Schrade, S. (2021). Measurement of gaseous emissions from animal housing. In Introduction to Biosystems Engineering. Virginia Tech Publishing

Quantitative potato tuber phenotyping by 3D imaging (2021)
Journal Article
Smith, M. L., Smith, M., Liu, J., Xu, X., Liu, Y., Rao, Z., …Li, B. (2021). Quantitative potato tuber phenotyping by 3D imaging. Biosystems Engineering, 210, 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2021.08.001

The accurate phenotyping of the external quality attributes of potato tubers is important in potato breeding. Currently, the assessment of potato tuber shape, together with eye density and depth, are based on subjective naked eye visual evaluation. H... Read More about Quantitative potato tuber phenotyping by 3D imaging.

Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production (2021)
Journal Article
Jirapornvaree, I., Suppadit, T., & Kumar, V. (2022). Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 24, 1099–1112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-021-02153-5

Agriculture, forestry, and other land use approximately contribute to 24 percent of 2010 global greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. This study, therefore, focuses on assessing the environmental impacts of jasmine rice production. The life cycle assessme... Read More about Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production.

AgroSupportAnalytics: A cloud-based complaints management and decision support system for sustainable farming in Egypt (2021)
Journal Article
Munir, K., Ghafoor, M., Khafagy, M., & Ihshaish, H. (2022). AgroSupportAnalytics: A cloud-based complaints management and decision support system for sustainable farming in Egypt. Egyptian Informatics Journal, 23(1), 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eij.2021.06.002

Sustainable Farming requires up-to-date advice on crop diseases, patterns, and adequate prevention actions to face developing circumstances. Currently, in developing countries like Egypt, farmers’ access to such information is extremely limited due t... Read More about AgroSupportAnalytics: A cloud-based complaints management and decision support system for sustainable farming in Egypt.

Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects (2021)
Journal Article
Whittard, D., Ritchie, F., & Nyengani, J. (2021). Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects. Gates Open Research, 5, Article 97. https://doi.org/10.21955/gatesopenres.1116786.1

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Open Data Institute (ODI) commissioned a team of economists to measure the value of improving data governance and access in the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia (S... Read More about Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects.

Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry (2021)
Thesis
Lafargue, P. Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6642792

Theobroma cacao (cocoa) is one of the most studied commodities around the world and the source of one of the world’s most consumed and familiar products, chocolate. The multibillion-pound industry has changed to a higher demand for sustainably certif... Read More about Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry.

Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao) (2021)
Journal Article
Muller, E., Ullah, I., Dunwell, J. M., Daymond, A. J., Richardson, M., Allainguillaume, J., & Wetten, A. (2021). Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao). Scientific Reports, 11(1), Article 8270. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87690-1

Theobroma cacao is one of the most economically important tropical trees, being the source of chocolate. As part of an ongoing study to understand the diversity of the badnavirus complex, responsible for the cacao swollen shoot virus disease in West... Read More about Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao).

Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Jirapornvaree, I., Suppadit, T., & Kumar, V. (2021). Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 303, Article 127079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127079

Climate change is a threat to food security that has compelled government around the globe to adopt concrete measures to explore sustainable farming practices. This study, therefore, is focused on assessing the environmental and economic impacts of a... Read More about Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis.

Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation (2020)
Journal Article
Ayling, S., George, B., & Rogers, J. (2021). Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation. Botany, 99(4), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2020-0162

The UK climate is projected to become warmer, with more frequent hotter, drier summers. Many governments and international organisations are concerned about how climate change will affect food production and security. Mycorrhizal fungi are an essenti... Read More about Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation.

‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, V. (2020). ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools. British Educational Research Journal, 46(4), 894-908. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3655

Supporting young people with global crises mitigation strategies is essential, yet loaded with ethical dilemmas for the educator. This study explores whether young people will make ethical decisions regarding the sustainability of food choice in scho... Read More about ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools.

A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes (2020)
Journal Article
Weldon, L., O’Leary, C., Steer, M., Newton, L., Macdonald, H., & Sargeant, S. L. (2020). A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. Environmental DNA, 2(4), 587-600. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.91

The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. To protect what remains of the European eel population, accurate monitoring methods for this species are important. Environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques are gaini... Read More about A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes.

Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety (2020)
Journal Article
Smart, A., Crew, A., Pemberton, R., Hughes, G., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2020). Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 127, Article 115898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2020.115898

This review focuses on the ways in which screen-printed carbon electrodes have been tailored with different biorecognition elements, including enzymes, antibodies, and aptamers, often with other modifiers, such as mediators and nanoparticles, to prod... Read More about Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety.

A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance (2020)
Journal Article
Sharma, R., Kamble, S. S., Gunasekaran, A., Kumar, V., & Kumar, A. (2020). A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance. Computers and Operations Research, 119, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2020.104926

Agriculture plays an important role in sustaining all human activities. Major challenges such as overpopulation, competition for resources poses a threat to the food security of the planet. In order to tackle the ever-increasing complex problems in a... Read More about A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance.

Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection (2019)
Journal Article
Barnett, J. M., Monnier, B. M., Tyler, S., West, D., Ballantine-Dykes, H., Regan, E., …Luxton, R. (2020). Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 27, 100315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2019.100315

© 2019 The resonant coil magnetometer quantifies paramagnetic particles (PMPs) and has been used to develop magneto-immunoassays in a range of formats. The advantage of magneto-immunoassays is that they are relatively inexpensive, portable, easy to p... Read More about Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection.

Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method (2019)
Journal Article
Westmacott, K. L., Crew, A. P., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2020). Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 150, Article 111837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2019.111837

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. This is the first report on the fabrication, characterisation and application of an electrochemical (bio)sensor system for the simultaneous measurement of skatole and androstenone. A biosensor for androstenone was fabricated usin... Read More about Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method.

Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films (2019)
Patent
Cox, T., Kiely, J., Ratcliffe, N., deLacy Costello, B., & Luxton, R. (2019). Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films

The invention relates to the field of sensors for detecting volatile compounds. The sensor of the present invention for detecting volatile compounds comprises: a film of metal oxide; a heater configured to provide heat energy to the film of metal oxi... Read More about Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films.

The environmental and socio-economic impacts of changing agri-environment payments in Queens Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels
Report
Steer, M., & Maxfield, P. (2015). The environmental and socio-economic impacts of changing agri-environment payments in Queens Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels. Somerset Wildlife Trust

The moor appears to be nitrate limited, but there is evidence that may suggest there is significant nitrate input in parts of the moor. It would be instructive to understand the flux of nitrates as water move through the ditch system in more detail.... Read More about The environmental and socio-economic impacts of changing agri-environment payments in Queens Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels.