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Advances in Agrophysical Research

Edited by Stanisław Grundas

Institute of Agrophysics, Poland


The idea of this book was born due to the rapid increase of the interest in excellence of agricultural production in the aspect of both – the quality of raw material for food production as well as in the aspect of environment protection. Agrophysics is a field of science that focuses on the quality of agriculture as a whole i.e. the interaction between human and environment, especially the interaction between soil, plant, atmosphere and machine. Physics with its laws, principles and rules is a good tool for description of the interactions, as well as of the results of these interactions. Some aspects of chemistry, biology and other fields of science are also taken under consideration. This interdisciplinary approach can result in holistic description of processes which should lead to improvement of the efficiency of obtaining the raw materials to ensure a sufficient amount of food, safe for human health. This book could be regarded as the contribution to this description. The reader can find some basic as well, as more particular aspects of the contemporary agriculture, starting with the soil characteristics and treatment, plant growth and agricultural products’ properties and processing.

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Advances in Agrophysical ResearchEdited by Stanisław Grundas

Published: July 31st 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3341

ISBN: 978-953-51-1184-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5384-9

Copyright year: 2013

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59969 Total Chapter Downloads

60 Crossref Citations

130 Web of Science Citations

179 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Scientific Discipline Agrophysics — History and Research Objects

By B. Dobrzański, S. Grundas and A. Stępniewski


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2. Aquametry in Agrophysics

By Wojciech Skierucha, Agnieszka Szypłowska and Andrzej Wilczek


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3. Time Stability of Soil Water Content

By Wei Hu, Lindsay K. Tallon, Asim Biswas and Bing Cheng Si


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4. Model Averaging for Semivariogram Model Parameters

By Asim Biswas and Bing Cheng Si


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5. Scale Dependence and Time Stability of Nonstationary Soil Water Storage in a Hummocky Landscape Using Global Wavelet Coherency

By Asim Biswas and Bing Cheng Si


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6. Improving Soil Primary Productivity Conditions with Minimum Energy Input in the Mediterranean

By Elsa Sampaio and Júlio C. Lima


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7. Soil Behaviour Characteristics Under Applied Forces in Confined and Unconfined Spaces

By Seth I. Manuwa


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8. Microaggregate Stability of Tropical Soils and its Roles on Soil Erosion Hazard Prediction

By C.A. Igwe and S.E. Obalum


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9. Soil Physical Properties and Nitrous Oxide Emission from Agricultural Soils

By Natalya P. Buchkina, Elena Y. Rizhiya, Sergey V. Pavlik and Eugene V. Balashov


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10. Identification of Wheat Morphotype and Variety Based on XRay Images of Kernels

By Alexander M. Demyanchuk, Stanisław Grundas and Leonid P. Velikanov


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11. Physical Properties of Seeds in Technological Processes

By B. Dobrzański and A. Stępniewski


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12. Criteria of Determination of Safe Grain Storage Time – A Review

By Agnieszka Kaleta and Krzysztof Górnicki


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13. Extrusion-Cooking of Starch

By L. Moscicki, M. Mitrus, A. Wojtowicz, T. Oniszczuk and A. Rejak


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14. Determination of Food Quality by Using Spectroscopic Methods

By Agnieszka Nawrocka and Joanna Lamorska


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15. Plant Fibres for Textile and Technical Applications

By M. Sfiligoj Smole, S. Hribernik, K. Stana Kleinschek and T. Kreže


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