The Three Faces of Packaging Materials

The term ‘packaging’ encompasses many disciplines and functions that are used to enclose and protect products (food, clothing, consumer products etc.) for distribution, storage, sale, and use. However, the term also refers to the processes involved in the designing, evaluating and production of various types of packaging. Faced with the good – the positive influence…

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To evaluate the genetic merit of dairy bulls

Dairy herds consist of lactating and dry (non-lactating) cows, replacement heifers of all ages and often a few dairy bulls. In large commercial dairy herds cows and heifers are mostly artificially inseminated (AI) with semen supplied by semen (or AI) companies. However, because it is sometimes difficult to get some cows (and heifers) pregnant through…

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Indigenous vegetables

Several reasons are advanced for the neglect of these commodities despite their higher nutrients content compared to the conventional. They are also known to be well adapted to the climatic and natural resource condition of the native environment. They play a leading role in the socio-cultural life of the people. Bringing these commodities to the…

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Integrated Pest Management

Since the dawn of agriculture, farmers have been dealing with the challenges of managing pests, weeds and diseases that threaten our ability to produce enough safe and healthy food for the population. Thankfully the strategies to control pests have evolved over the years and continue to do so. New technologies and innovations have enabled, for…

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Society is constantly looking for ways to improve. This is also true in the agricultural sector. Contrary to widespread belief created by suspense movie dramas, industry, science, and farmers are constantly taking hands in the quest to improve agricultural practises and in finding reduced, better and safer use of available methods designed to control insects,…

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