Future of Food: Journal on Food

Development of deep placement fertiliser applicator and modelling of loads arising in the process of its operation

LGraduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, 950-2181, Niigata, Japan
LField Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, 959-1701, Niigata, Japan
L Institute of Science and Technology, Niigata University, 950-2181, Niigata, Japan


 The article discusses the benefits of minimum tillage, which involves loosening soil and applying fertiliser below the main crop. This method reduces the number of operations needed to cultivate row crops like soybeans, wheat, and others. The soil tillage research, namely the mathematical calculation and static analysis performed using the CAD system, revealed the loads that arise directly in the places where the soil deepener is attached to the supporting structure's frame. Moreover, it also shows all the points that can be subjected to loads, such as the back of the deep tillage stand, the attachment point of the arrow-shaped coulter, and including spreader plate used for wide fertiliser delivery. Based on mathemat­ical calculations, the calculated loads for soil deepeners were 2500 N per tool. CAD mod­elling enabled us to determine the form and details of the working tool, analyse the design integrity, identify structural deformations, and determine important indicators such as maximum load and safety factors. The obtained values indicate that the selected materials and fastening methods will satisfy the operating conditions obtained by calculation.

Keywords : Social network ,stakeholder engagement ,agrofood sector ,traditional food products ,newfood ,knowledge transfer ,Regional Operational Program of the North (Norte2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the implementation of the of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) ,

Myanmar High School Students’ Perceptions of College and International Readiness in Western Society

Mark Speckien
Louisiana Tech University
Mark Speckien
Louisiana Tech University
International students are more likely to experience mental health issues and increased stress. Mental health is often surrounded by negative societal stigmas that act as barriers to seeking support and tend to lead to greater mental health concerns. International students tend to seek socioemotional support from other international student peers rather than seeking out counseling services. However, this study shows that LGBTQIA+ international students were less likely to seek socioemotional support from other international student peers due to fear of their sexual orientation being discovered and their families finding out about their identity. This study examines how LGBTQIA+ international students talk about their experiences on and off campus in relations to their socioemotional well-being. Specifically, this study sought to better understand the complexities of LGBTQIA+ students’ identities, and the challenges they faced in terms of their socioemotional well-being. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Keywords : international students, socioemotional well-being, mental health, identity development, intersectionality, LGBTQIA