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A GIS program, PFmap, was developed with Visual Basic and ArcObjects as an ArcGIS extension to aid the precision farming of rice in Malaysia. The software module accepts soil data as input and provides easy to use action maps. The first module of this system is an interpolation procedure based on...

Author(s)
Jahanshiri, E.; Shariff, A. R. M.; Khairunniza-Bejo, S.; Wayayok, A.
Publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Publication
Acta Horticulturae, 2017, No.1152, pp 77-85
Abstract

In this study, co-pyrolysis of rice husk with underutilized biomass, Napier grass and sago waste was carried out in a fixed bed reactor at 600°C, 30°C/min and 5 L/min nitrogen flowrate. Two-phase bio-oil (organic and aqueous) was collected and characterized using standard analytical techniques....

Author(s)
Isah Yakub Mohammed; Lim ChunHsion; Feroz Kabir Kazi; Suzana Yusup; Lam HonLoong; Yousif Abdalla Abakr
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2017, 8, 3, pp 911-921
Abstract

The depletion of fossil fuel reserves has led to increasing interest in liquid bio-fuel from renewable biomass. Biomass is a complex organic material consisting of different degrees of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, extractives and minerals. Some of the mineral elements tend to retard...

Author(s)
Isah Yakub Mohammed; Yousif Abdalla Abakr; Kazi, F. K.; Suzana Yusuf
Publisher
Springer
Publication
Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2017, 8, 3, pp 755-773
Abstract

Background: Moringa oleifera (MO) and M. stenopetala (MS) (family Moringaceae; order Brassicales) are multipurpose tree/shrub species. They thrive under marginal environmental conditions and produce nutritious edible parts. The aim of this study was to determine the mineral composition of different...

Author(s)
Kumssa, D. B.; Joy, E. J. M.; Young, S. D.; Odee, D. W.; Ander, E. L.; Broadley, M. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS)
Publication
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 4, pp e0175503
Abstract

Background: Bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc.] is an indigenous legume crop grown mainly in subsistence and small-scale agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa for its nutritious seeds and its tolerance to drought and poor soils. Given that the lack of ex ante sequence is often a bottleneck...

Author(s)
Ho WaiKuan; Chai HuiHui; Kendabie, P.; Ahmad, N. S.; Jaeyres Jani; Festo Massawe; Kilian, A.; Mayes, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd
Publication
BMC Genomics, 2017, 18, 192, pp (20 February 2017)
Abstract

Pristine tropical peat swamp forests (PSFs) represent a unique wetland ecosystem of distinctive hydrology which support unique biodiversity and globally significant stores of soil carbon. Yet in Indonesia and Malaysia, home to 56% of the world's tropical peatland, they are subject to considerable...

Author(s)
Evers, S.; Yule, C. M.; Padfield, R.; O'Reilly, P.; Varkkey, H.
Publisher
Wiley
Publication
Global Change Biology, 2017, 23, 2, pp 534-549
Abstract

Background and aims - Plant diversity is affected by several biotic and abiotic influences that include the availability of soil nutrients and precipitation regimes. Our study investigated the relationship between soil chemical properties and plant diversity in semi-arid grasslands of South Africa....

Author(s)
Dingaan, M. N. V.; Tsubo, M.; Walker, S.; Newby, T.
Publisher
Royal Botanical Society of Belgium
Publication
Plant Ecology and Evolution, 2017, 150, 1, pp 35-44
Abstract

There are more than 50000 known edible plants in the world, yet two-thirds of global plant-derived food is provided by only three major cereals - maize (Zea mays), wheat (Triticum aestivum) and rice (Oryza sativa). The dominance of this triad, now considered truly global food commodities, has led...

Author(s)
Cheng, A.; Mayes, S.; Dalle, G.; Demissew, S.; Massawe, F.
Publisher
Wiley
Publication
Biological Reviews, 2017, 92, 1, pp 188-198
Abstract

Throughout the world, there have been attempts to diversify sources of renewable energy including biomass resources. In Malaysia, the main biomass source is oil palm (94%). However, there exists a number of underutilised biomass species which could provide abundant, sustainable, ecosystem resilient...

Author(s)
Hakimien, A. K.; Alshareef, I.; Ho, W. K.; Soh, A. C.
Publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Publication
Acta Horticulturae, 2016, No.1128, pp 285-290
Abstract

This study presents first optimization report on pyrolysis oil derived from Napier grass. Effects of temperature, heating rate and nitrogen flow rate on the intermediate pyrolysis of Napier grass biomass in a vertical fixed-bed tubular reactor were investigated collectively. Response surface...

Author(s)
Isah Yakub Mohammed; Yousif Abdalla Abakr; Suzana Yusup; Kazi, F. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 142, Part 4, pp 1848-1866

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