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Spatially Variable Rate Herbicide Application on Durum Wheat in Sicily
Using the conventional farming system, durum wheat requires high rates of herbicide spraying. Herbicide residues can cause pollution of soil and ground water and, therefore, of the entireExpand
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Mapping of penetrometer resistance in relation to tractor traffic using multivariate geostatistics
Abstract The traffic of agricultural machines can cause soil compaction and high variability of soil structure, both along normal lines and along those parallel to the field plane. The aim of thisExpand
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ASSESSMENT OF THE PEDICEL DETACHING AND CRUSHING FORCES OF GRAPE BERRIES TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL MECHANICAL HARVESTING TIME
The mechanical harvesting of grapes is an important operation in order to contain the operating costs of the viticultural farms. One of the limits of the mechanical harvesting of grapes isExpand
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INFLUENCE OF GREENHOUSE DIFFERENT COVERINGS ON CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL RISK FACTORS
Crop production in greenhouses needs the use of chemicals and requires high levels of temperature and relative humidity to assure the increasing of crop production. This can cause risks for theExpand
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Greenhouse climate control using wireless sensors
The aim of this paper was to study the main ambient parameters inside a greenhouse with a modern wireless sensor network in order to reach the optimization of the production process. The research wasExpand
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Mechanical harvest of grapes and quality of wine
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Response of Origanum vulgare L. to different plant densities and first results of mechanical harvest
Tests for evaluating the agronomical response of Origanum to four plant densities were carried out from 1998 to 2001, on a local biotype of Origanum collected at Monreale (Palermo), in an area havingExpand
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