Author: Ciência Rural

Research monitoring waste levels of the Glyphosate Herbicide

Used in agriculture, glyphosate is an herbicide capable of controlling a wide range of weeds. However, its use can lead to the occurrence of residues, whether in conventional or genetically modified crops. Researchers analyzed samples of soybeans and corn and cotton seeds, in commercial areas in the harvests of 2012/2013 to 2017/2018, in different Brazilian agricultural regions in order to monitor the levels of residues of glyphosate and its metabolite, after different managements. The results showed undetected or minimal residue rates, confirming that the safety profiles determined by Brazilian regulatory agencies are followed. Read More →

Research analysis the viability of crop-livestock integration system

Agricultural production systems such as integrating farming and livestock are being presented as an alternative to traditional planting. Seeking to analyze the economic viability and financial risk of applying this system, researchers developed a research that analyzed a crop-livestock integration project focused on the production of beef animals. Using the Monte Carlo simulation, the results demonstrated the viability of the system, compared to others. Read More →

Research analyzes honey production by stingless bees in the peruvian amazonia

Meliponiculture is the rational breeding of stingless bees. Being a common practice in Latin America, the research sought to analyze the production and collect data on the physical-chemical and microbiological characteristics of the honey produced by these techniques, generating greater knowledge about the honey produced. Read More →

Research Evaluates Color Stability in Tilapia Filets

Occupying a prominent place in world aquaculture, Nile tilapia has genetic characteristics, which facilitate breeding, and high acceptance in the market. In addition, color is the main sensory parameter evaluated by consumers when purchasing meat products. From this, researchers evaluated the color and oxidative stability of light and dark tilapia muscles. Read More →

Relationship of trust is determinant in the purchase and sale of cattle

In transactions between cattle ranchers and beef slaughterhouses, the relationship of trust is crucial. Influencing the selection of contractual arrangements among cattle breeders, the trust factor was analyzed by researchers, who concluded that it has an impact on the quality of Brazilian meat. Read More →

Use of tanine in sheep feeding has positive results

Easily accessible, the tannin extract of Acacia Negra proved to be a potential aid in the digestion of sheep. The research, which evaluated the effect of food inclusion of this substance on consumption, digestion and nitrogen retention in sheep, pointed out that its inclusion in animal feed is positive, reducing the degradation of carbohydrates and proteins in ruminants. Read More →

Study analyzes the presence of bacteria in vacuum-packed meat

Meat that is out of date has changes in color, strong odor and production of limosity. These characteristics are due to the combination of biological and chemical events caused by the presence of deteriorating bacteria. This study analyzed the behavior of bacteria where they estimated the shelf-life of vacuum-packed beef and stored under cooling. Read More →

Macrofauna as an Alternative for Soil Recovery

Macrofauna is essential for the soil food chain and its analysis is efficient to indicate environmental quality. The research evaluated the macrofauna of the soil of an area under recovery and with different types of vegetation cover and the results showed two plant species as an alternative for the recovery of degraded soils in the Brazilian Cerrado. Read More →

Essential ginger oil has antifungal action

Food products and goods, such as corn kernels, may eventually be contaminated by fungi. In recent research, ginger essential oil was analyzed as a possible alternative to be a synthetic fungicides, by inhibiting the development of fungi in corn kernels. The results showed antifungal efficacy of the essential oil of ginger against the fungus Aspergillus flavus. Read More →

Transport of cattle influences meat quality

Quality meat is the result of several factors such as food, production and also the transport of cattle. For greater economic profitability, transport with a high rate of stocking of the bodies is common, but it results in hematomas in the bovine carcasses. Study analyzed three types of bodies, their stocking rate and the incidence of hematomas in the carcasses of cattle. Read More →