The history of the peat manufacturing industry in The Netherlands: Peat moss litter and active carbon
- M.A.W. Gerding; E.H.K. Karel; G.E. de Vries
This article describes the development of three major forms of peat processing by the manufacturing industry in The Netherlands since the last quarter of the 19th century. At a time when peat as a fuel was gradually being replaced by coal, the first form was the peat moss litter industry. Peat moss litter was made from white peat that was ground and sieved in factories which were located mainly in bog areas in the south-east of the province of Drenthe. It served as excellent bedding for horses and cattle. The second form of industrial peat processing was the manufacture, from...
Horto ecológico : natureza, vivências e aprendizados
- Santos, Caroline Almeida dos; Longhi, Janaína Giordani; Meirelles, Paula Cristina Nilsson; Piccinini, Gema Conte
La torre del Danubio, en Viena
- Schmidt, Wilhelm
The symbolic tower of the horticultural exhibition, held recently in Vienna, is a 260 m high structure made of reinforced concrete. Of the total height, 181 m constitute the stem, and the rest is made up of a metallic needle. Inside the tower there are two lifts, each with capacity for 15 people, and a travelling velocity of 6.5 m/sec.
In the top 31 ms of the stem there are two terraces, a bar and a restaurant: they provide a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding district.
The vertical outline of the stem is an arc of a...
Industry: Funding for cattle data exchange system
A COLLABORATIVE project to develop a prototype system for the exchange of cattle information across the supply chain has won the investment it requires to go ahead.
The bid for the 12-month feasibility project has been coordinated and project managed by the beef and dairy divisions of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The funding has come from Agri-Tech Catalyst, which is run jointly by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, and the UK Research Councils. A ‘catalyst’ in such cases is a form of research and development funding that focuses on a specific priority area and aims to help...
KARAKTERISTIK KUALITATIF TIPE PENGGUNAAN LAHAN DI ZONA PENYANGGA TAMAN NASIONAL AKETAJAWE LOLOBATA
- Lis Nurrani; Supratman Tabba; Sumarno N. Patandi
Aketajawe Lolobata National Parks is forest conservation designated as protection of flora and fauna endemic to North Maluku. This conservation area sustainability depends greatly on the management and utilization of buffer zone area. This study was conducted to identify types of land use in national parks buffer zone with a focus on Aketajawe region. Sample determination carried out purposive random sampling with a three villages sample, representatives of local communities, migrants and combination of both as the basis for selection of villages. Results showed that land use in this area consists of secondary forest, community forest, mixed garden, monoculture garden,...
About the Bulletin
ENVIS Bulletin on Himalayan Ecology is a biannual non-priced publication of the ENVIS Centre that was established in the headquarters of the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in 1992 with the financial support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The present volume of the ENVIS Bulletin is twelfth in a series of its biannual publication and contains papers on various aspects of horticulture, animal husbandry, forest fragmentation, power generation, etc. The news and views offered in the papers in this publication are the views of the concerned authors. Therefore, they...
An Evaluation of Some Japanese Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) Varieties Grown in Bangladesh
- A. F. M. Jamal Uddin; M. S. Islam; H. Mehraj; M. Z. K. Roni; S. Shahrin
A pot experiment was conducted for the first time in Bangladesh, at the Horticulture Farm of Sher-e-
About the Bulletin
- E N V Is Centre; G B Pih E D
ENVIS Bulletin on Himalayan Ecology is a biannual non-priced publication of the ENVIS Centre that was established in the headquarters of the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in the financial year 1992-93 with the fiscal support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The present volume of the ENVIS Bulletin is thirteenth in a series of its biannual publication and contains papers on various aspects of biodiversity conservation, horticulture, land husbandry, landuse management, etc. The news and views offered in the papers in this publication are the views of the concerned...
About the Bulletin
- E N V Is Centre; G B Pih E D
ENVIS Bulletin on Himalayan Ecology is a biannual non-priced publication of the ENVIS Centre that was established in the headquarters of the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in the financial year 1992-93 with the fiscal support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The present volume of the ENVIS Bulletin is fourteenth in a series of its biannual publication and contains papers on various aspects of soil and water conservation, natural hazards and horticulture, etc. The news and views offered in the papers and published in this Bulletin are the views...
About the Bulletin ENVIS Bulletin on Himalayan Ecology is a biannual non-priced publication of the ENVIS Centre that was established in the headquarters of the G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in 1992 with the financial support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The present volume of the ENVIS Bulletin is twelfth in a series of its biannual publication and contains papers on various aspects of horticulture, agriculture, medicinal plants and animal husbandry. The news and views offered in the papers in this publication are the views of the concerned authors....
and Verticordia (Myrtaceae) Based on Analysis of Essential Oils and Morphology
- Intergeneric Hybridism Between Chamelaucium; Louise M. Egerton-warburtonad; Emilio L. Ghisalbertib; Neville C. Burtonc
‘Eric John ’ is a novel variant and spontaneous hybrid that demonstrates the floral characteristics of two myrtaceous genera, Verticordia and Chamelaucium. A comparison was made between the essential oil profiles and morphological characters of ‘Eric John’, Chamelaucium ciliatum, C. floriferum, C. uncinatum, and Verticordia plumosa from the site of origin of ‘Eric John ’ to identify the parentage of the novel variant and assess the potential for intergeneric crosses. Biochemically, ‘Eric John ’ was strongly aligned with C. floriferum, while, morphologically, ‘Eric John ’ was closely associated with V. plumosa. These data distinguished ‘Eric John ’ as a possible...
Financial Assistance The Ministry of Environment and Forests
- Ra T. V; Kamakshi G; Government Of India; Centre For Ecological Sciences
Energy is a vital component of any society playing a pivotal role in the development. Post oil crises shifted the focus of energy planners towards renewable resources and energy conservation. Biomass accounts for nearly 33 % of a developing country’s energy needs. In India, it meets about 75 % of the rural energy needs. In Karnataka, non-commercial energy sources like firewood, agricultural residues, charcoal and cowdung account for 53.2%. The energy released by the reaction of organic carbon (of bioresources) with oxygen is referred as bioenergy. Bioresource availability is highly diversified and it depends on the region’s agro-climatic conditions. Inventorying...
1A Changed Landscape: Logging and Horticulture in the Adelaide Hills Face, South
- Susan Piddock; Pam Smith; Donald Pate
The Adelaide Hills Face Cultural Heritage Project was established to research the cultural landscape of an area of the Adelaide Hills. Protected by legislation that has controlled development and agriculture in the area, the Hills Face Zone was found to be a relict colonial landscape where a diversity of archaeological features remained. It was possible through the project to trace a range of activities that had transformed the natural environment and created this new landscape. Some of these will be discussed in this article including: the logging industry, the creation of home and market gardens, experimental horticultural activities, and plant...
1ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AGRICULTURE AND THE ORIGINS OF HORTICULTURE
- Jules Janick
The story of Egypt leads us to the dawn of history. Paleolithic-Neolithic artifacts (flint hand-axes, arrowheads, hammers) along the Nile date back 12,000 years. Nubian, Ethiopian, and Libyan populations fusing with Semitic and West Asian immigrants formed a people and created the Egypt of history (Durant, 1954). A continuous 6000 year record exists (Table 1) with a unique and productive agriculture at its base. From 4000 to 3000 BCE these mingled peoples of the Nile valley formed a government, constructed the first pyramids, and established a highly advanced agricultural technology. The ancient names for Egypt underscore the relation between the...
VEGETATION MAPPING IN WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY IONE PLANTS
- Mary Leolin Bowerman; A Native; Plant Garden
(CNPS) is a statewide nonprofit orga-nization dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and to pre-serving them and their natural habi-tats for future generations. CNPS carries out its mission through science, conservation advocacy, edu-cation, and horticulture at the local, state, and federal levels. It monitors rare and endangered plants and habi-tats; acts to save endangered areas through publicity, persuasion, and on occasion, legal action; provides expert testimony to government bodies; sup-
KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION OF METHODS AND SYSTEMS QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ORCHARD FARMS IN POLAND
- Eugenia Czernyszewicz
Poland is significant producer of fruits in Europe. After accession to the EU, fruit producers are obligated to comply with operative rules and standards on this market which are related to ensuring commercial and healthcare products of appropriate quality. The quality of fruits available on the market is varied. This results from the fact that in the past, in domestic horticulture, more attention was paid to enlargement of the acreage, the modernization of orchards, increasing the intensity of production and productivity than on issues related to certification and quality management systems. Therefore, the aim of the work was to show...
Growth Rate: Slow Typical Height: 20’ Habit: Solitary; canopy of 12-20 leaves
- Florida Thatch Palm; Synonyms (discarded Names) Cocothrinax; C. Radiate; Thrinax Floridana; T. Martii; Crownshaft None; Leaf Palmate; Stephen H. Brown; Horticulture Agent
folded; divided about halfway into segments that are split at the tips; pointed hastula Leaf Size: 4-5 ’ wide; segments 2.5 ’ long, 2 ” wide
Open AccessResearch Article
- Wise Et Al; Entomol Ornithol Herpetol
The global demand for horticulture crop production is on the rise, largely in response to public awareness of the associated health benefits of fruits and vegetables, as well as for their preventative attributes to various forms of cancer and heart disease . Fruit crops in particular
Evaluation of Heat Stress among Farmers Using Environmenta l and Biological Monitoring: A study in North of Iran
- HAMIDREZA HEIDARI; FARIDEH GOLBABAEI; ALIAKBAR SHAMSIPOUR; ABBAS RAHIMI-FORUSHANI; ABBASALI GAEINI
In this cros s -s ectional s tudy carried out in s pring and s ummer, 79 farmers working in different job pos itions including agriculture, hus bandry and horticulture in north of Iran were participa ted. Evaluation of the heat s tres s was conducted us ing Wet Bulb Glob Temperature (WBGT) index according ISO7243 and heat s train evaluation us ing meas uring the individual phys iological res pons es including aural, oral and mean s kin temperatures according ISO 9886. The demographic characteris tics of the s ubjects s uch as age, job experience, BMI and body...
Study of the Chromosome of Aphids of Family Rosaceae
- Ritu Sharma; Nitesh Kumar
ABSTRACT: Hamirpur district is the smallest district of Himachal Pradesh. This region act as good hot spot for the diverse flora and fauna. This region is fall of horticulture and agricultural plant varieties of economic interest with in the prosperity related to the horticulture and agricultural field, there is occurrence of some damage causing pests. Among these pests, aphids are prominent in this region. So this paper reveals the chromosomal study of four aphids of plant species of rosaceae family.