Articles by Author: Mats S Derstr M

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  1. Improved usefulness of continental soil databases for agricultural management through local adaptation

    Improved usefulness of continental soil databases for agricultural management through local adaptation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The usefulness of a continental digital soil map (AfSoilGrids250) was investigated at two levels relevant for agricultural fertiliser recommendations in Rwanda (point locations and administrative sector unit averages). Analysis of 900 soil samples for pH and soil organic carbon (SOC)...
  2. Improvement of spatial modelling of crop suitability using a new digital soil map of Tanzania

    Improvement of spatial modelling of crop suitability using a new digital soil map of Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Climate change is projected to have widespread impacts on the climate suitability and geographical distribution of agricultural crops. Simulations were conducted on the suitability of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Tanzania under progressive climate change, taking into account a...
  3. Smoother, Faster Handling—The Key to Increased Productivity in Forestry Vehicles

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    To achieve smoother and faster handling of timber has always been an important aim for designers of hydraulic loaders on forestry vehicles. Such loaders normally have “open-centre” hydraulic valve assemblies, in which the valves are open and oil flows freely...
  4. Relations Key to Innovations – Peasants, Institutions and Technical Change on the Mossi Plateau in Burkina Faso

    Relations Key to Innovations – Peasants, Institutions and Technical Change on the Mossi Plateau in Burkina Faso

    How can technical changes within food crop cultivation in a country like Burkina Faso be explained? This is an important question for the reduction of poverty, for enhanced food security as well as for economic growth. Poor countries, where agriculture...