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Agricultural Mechanization & Automation

Edited by : Paul McNulty,

Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, University College Dublin, Ireland

Patrick M. Grace,

Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, University College Dublin, Ireland


1. Technology and Power in Agriculture

Charles L. Peterson, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Idaho, USA

Expenditures and Returns

Eric Audsley, Silsoe Research Institute, UK

Agricultural Equipment: Choice and Operation

John K. Schueller, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, USA

Maintaining Working Conditions and Operation of Machinery

Nils Olle Noren, Swedish Institute of Agricultural Engineering (JTI), Sweden

Human and Animal Powered Machinery

Philip M. O. Owende, Forest Engineering Unit, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, University College

Dublin, Ireland

Energy Sources: Nonrenewable and Renewable

Hartwig Irps, Federal Agricultural Research Center (FAL), Braunschweig-Volkenrode, Germany

Agriculture and Autonomous Power Supply

Giovanni Riva, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Agrarie ed Ambientali (DIBIAGA), Universita Delgi Studi di Ancona, Facolta di Agraria, Italy


2. Farm Machinary

Gajendra Singh, Agricultural and Food Engineering Program, AAS&E, SERD, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Tractors and Transport Vehicles

H.L.M. du Plessis, Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Tillage and Seeding Machines

Pierluigi Febo, Dipartimento ITAF, University of Palermo, Italy

Fertilizer Applicators and Plant Protection Equipment

Palaniappa Krishnan, Bioresources Engineering Department, University of Delaware, USA

Harvesters

Michael A. Neale, UK

Equipment for Post-Harvest Preservation and Treatment of Produce

Daryl Clifford Joyce, Post-Harvest Technology Group, Silsoe College, Cranfield University, UK

Brian Clarke, Post-Harvest Technology Group, Silsoe College, Cranfield University, UK


3. Facilities and Equipment for Livestock Management

Yuanhui Zhang, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Ted L. Funk, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Planning and Building of Stock-Raising Farms

Gerald L. Riskowski, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Equipment for Cattle Production

Toby Trevor Mottram, Bio-Engineering Division, Silsoe Research Institute, UK

Equipment for Pig Production

Cees E. Van't Klooster, Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, IMAG, The Netherlands

Equipment for Sheep Production

Harvey J. Hirning, Nortn Dakota State University, USA

Equipment for Poultry Production

Richard S. Gates, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, USA

Automation and Electronic Equipment

Marco Cattaneo, Instituto di Alimentazione Animale, Universita degli Studi Milano, Italy


4. Environmental Monitoring

Rameshwar S. Kanwar, Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute and Agricultural and Biosystems

Engineering Department, Iowa State University, USA

Allah Bakhsh, Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Department, Iowa State University, USA

Ecology and Technology

George Vellidis, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Georgia, USA

David K. Gattie, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Georgia, USA

Matthew C. Smith, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Georgia, USA

Equipment for Environmental Monitoring

B.S. Shukla, Environmental Research & Publications Inc., Canada

Erosion Control Equipment

Randall C. Reeder, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA

Health and Safety of Personnel in Agriculture

Mark A. Purschwitz, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Agricultural-Related Fires and Explosions

William E. Field, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, USA


5. Recovery and Use of Wastes and by-Products

T. Jungbluth, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Juergen Beck, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Storage, Handling and Disposal of Animal Slurries

Hans C. Willers, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (IMAG), Wageningen-UR, The Netherlands

Piet J. L. Derikx, Agricultural Research Department (DLO-NL), Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (IMAG-DLO), Wageningen-UR, The Netherlands

Animal Solid Manure, Storage, Handling and Disposal

Jose R. Bicudo, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

Baling, Transportation and Storage of Straw

Jurgen Hahn, Fachgebietes Technik in der Pflanzenproduktion, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Andreas Herrmann, Institute for Geography and Geoecology, Technische Universitat, Germany

Commercial Uses of Straw

Ruihong Zhang, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, Davis, USA

Bryan M. Jenkins, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, Davis, USA


6. Slaughtering and Processing of Livestock

John Daniel Collins, Department of Large Anomal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University

College, Dublin, Ireland

Animal Welfare and Humane Slaughter

Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, USA

Gary C. Smith, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, USA

The Role of Slaughter Hygiene in Food Safety

John N. Sofos, Center for Red Meat Safety, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, USA

Gary C. Smith, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, USA

Disease Control and Monitoring of the Meat Industry

F. van Knapen, Department of the Science of Food of Animal Origin (VVDO), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The

Netherlands

Processing and Marketing Non-meat Products from Livestock

Radulf Oberthur, Germany


 

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