Maciej Kubon

Maciej Kubon
University of Agriculture in Krakow | UR · FACULTY OF PRODUCTION AND POWER ENGINEERING

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Pasturelands, often degraded, represent most of the converted lands globally. Here we present the results from a field experiment in Brazil where we tested the impact of different soil enhancers on soil quality and productivity of three tropical forages grasses: Brachiaria (Syn. Urochloa) brizantha cv. Marandu, Brachiaria brizantha cv. BRS Piatã, a...
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Logistyka miejska znajduje się w czołówce logistyki głównego nurtu. W literaturze definicje tej logistyki obejmują m.in. kwestie płynności ruchu i dostępności miejsc parkingowych w miastach. Obserwuje się stały wzrost liczby pojazdów kołowych w miastach każdej wielkości. Powoduje to problem dostępności miejsc parkingowych. Ograniczona ilość dostępn...
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Monitoring the accuracy of meters by qualified workers and managers is a preventive measure of every organization. The paper focuses on monitoring the accuracy of measuring devices and proposes preventive and corrective actions. The discussed measurement device was tested for accuracy using accuracy indexes Cg and Cgk. The identified deviations in...
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Crop fertilization with sulfur is an important part of agricultural practices, as is the systematic increase in soil organic matter content. Materials of waste origin constitute a source of plant-available sulfur, as well as soil organic matter. The study was to verify the hypothesis assuming that combining waste sulfur pulp and its mixtures with o...
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The study relates to the use of automated plant protection systems in agriculture. The article presents a proprietary automated mobile platform with an aerosol generator of hot mist. Furthermore, the cause of the loss of a chemical preparation in the spraying of plant protection products on the tree crown was determined in the course of field resea...
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The article analyzed the state of the global problem of ecological safety of the EU and argued the need to create a methodology for planning technologically integrated projects of the “European Green Deal” (TIP “EGD”) that accounts for the risks to the stakeholders, i.e., the state, project executors, resource suppliers, project managers, and clien...
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As global water resources are decreasing and the demand for it is constantly increasing, the problem of proper water management is becoming more pressing. Poland is one of the largest producers of vegetables in Europe, including carrots, with significant exports. However its freshwater resources are relatively small. The paper presents the results...
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One of the main trends in the development of modern engine building is the use of biodiesel fuel, which can lead to a decrease in the reliability of engines that are not adapted to it. However, at present there is no general method for determining the reliability of fuel systems of internal combustion engines. In this paper, a reliability model of...
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There is a potential for using sulfur waste in agriculture. The main objective of this study was to design a granular fertilizer based on waste elemental sulfur. Humic acids and halloysite were used to improve the properties and their influence on soil properties. This is the first report on the use of proposed materials for fertilizer production....
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Creating and maintaining the microclimate in livestock buildings is associated with numerous engineering and technical challenges. Together with adequate feeding, the microclimate determines the health, reproductive ability, and production potential of the animals (obtaining a maximum amount of high-quality products). One of the deciding steps in i...
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Organic matter is an indispensable element of soil. Its quantity and quality affect its properties, e.g., structure, buffering, sorption capacity, air–water relations, and thermal properties.The purpose of the research was to assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in soybean cultivation, fertilized with biochar from various crops. Two experimental f...
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Soybean (Glycine max L.) is one of the most important crops grown globally. Biochar has been proposed as an alternative to aid sustainable soybean production. However, comprehensive studies that include both the economic aspects of soybean production and biochar are scarce. Poland, with an economy largely based on agriculture, is an interesting cas...
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As global water resources are decreasing and the demand for it is constantly increasing, the problem of proper water management is becoming more pressing. Poland is one of the largest producers of vegetables in Europe, including carrots, with significant exports. However its freshwater resources are relatively small. The paper presents the results...
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Over the last few years, hydrogen energy has shifted from a little-studied field to the main one with which leading western countries associate the prospects of their national economies. The reasons are the unprecedented pace of development of hydrogen technologies. It turned out that they are able to provide significant reductions in greenhouse ga...
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In Poland, the development of photovoltaic (PV) installations is an important element in the development of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) sector and supports the prosumer power industry. The purpose of the article is to present a case study of the PROSUMENT program. It analyzes the data available to date on the development of the PV market in...
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Celem pracy była analiza wybranych czynników wpływających na wysokość popytu na produkty ekologiczne w kontekście modernizacji lub projektowania nowych kanałów dystrybucji o wysokiej efektywności. Badania przeprowadzono za pomocą kwestionariusza, w formie wywiadu kierowanego na próbie 50 osób zamieszkujących rejon Polski południowej. Uzyskane wynik...
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The article presents discussion on the state and prospects of bioenergy development in the context of rationalization of energy crops application as resource potential of Ukraine. Along with the development of society and increase of life intensity, the needs of mankind with regard to energy resources are increasing. The reduction rates of traditio...
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Natural products have always enjoyed great popularity among consumers. Wild tea is an interesting alternative to tea from intensive plantations. The term “wild tea” is applied to many different varieties of tea, the most desirable and valued of which are native or indigenous tea plants. Special pro-health properties of wild tea are attributed to th...
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A comparative analysis of performance of Diesel engines fuelled by diesel oil, methyl ester of rapeseed oil and raw rapeseed oil was performed. The analysis of external characteristics of engines powered by various fuel types was accepted for an assessment. Engine performance rates were analysed while attention was paid to power courses, moment, un...
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Methane production by fermentation is a complex biochemical process, in which micromolecular organic substances are broken down by anaerobic bacteria into simple stabilized chemicals—mainly methane CH4 and carbon dioxide CO2. The organic matter of the slurry consists mainly of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. As a result of biochemical changes in...
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Climate change has a decisive impact on the physical parameters of soil. To counteract this phenomenon, the ongoing search for more effective agri-technical solutions aims at the improvement of the physical properties of soil over a short time. The study aimed to assess the effect of biochar produced from sunflower husks on soil respiration (SR), s...
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Modern and innovative dairy cattle breeding technologies are highly dependent on the level of mechanization. This article presents modern solutions for dairy cattle breeding, in particular, for livestock buildings, in which longitudinal development is possible in accordance with the farm’s needs as well as with obtaining additional energy from biog...
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The aim of this paper was to investigate the relation of temperature of the soil surface to a biochar dose used in the field cultivation. Material from observations in a vegetation season of 2018 and 2019 was used in the studies. Based on the research that was carried out it was reported that the strongest relations of the temperature of air with t...
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Water is the most important substance which occurs in soils. As a soil solution it is a basis of life for plants, as well as a carrier of mineral salts collected by plants through roots. Ability to collect water by plants depends on the power of its binding with soil and thus on the quality of soil and amount of water. The objective of the article...
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The article presents the possibilities of using time-domain reflectometry (TDR) to determine the electrical conductivity of mineral soil with biochar addition. The field measurements were provided on test plots in 2 years experiment. The TDR method consists in measuring the time of electromagnetic pulse transmission and reflection from the obstacle...
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Water is the most important substance which occurs in nature. As a soil solution it is a basis of life for plants, both as an indispensable element of plant tissues as well as a carrier of mineral salts collected by plants through root hair. Ability to collect water by plants depends on the power of its binding with soil and thus on the quality of...
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Degradation of arable soils reduces their productivity and worsens the problem of global food security. One of the ways to prevent this phenomenon is the possibility of using biochar. Its addition to soil improves water, biochemical and mechanical properties. This has been proven in many research works. The purpose of the research described in the...
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Understanding the perception of Sustainable Development can help to identify misconceptions surrounding the concept in order to design better education plans and public policies on this subject. Evaluating the perception of sustainability issues by focusing on the young generation as is an important proxy to imagine what the future holds for in ter...
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Understanding perception about nature is paramount to understanding human behavior and decision making on the environment. We performed a survey-based study in Brazil and Poland to better understand the perception of land sparing for nature and the perceived value of nature. The countries were selected by intentional sampling and given their import...
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The paper discusses supplier evaluation as a tool for controlling the level of service in a production enterprise based on data from the selected production company. The suppliers were assessed and analyzed based on their respective assortment groups and strengths and weaknesses of their activity were indicated. It was found that the supply chain i...
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Ag ri cu lt ura l Eng in eer i ng w w w. w i r. p t i r. o r g A modern model of agriculture is based on three orders-organic, social and economic. An attempt was made in this paper to apply cluster analysis for assessment of economic and organic sustainability of organic farms. Factors that statistically influenced a decision on which farms should...
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Optimization of plant fertilization is an important element of all quality systems in primary production, such as Integrated Production, GLOBAL G.A.P. (Good Agriculture Practice) or SAI (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative). Fertilization is the most important element of agricultural treatments, affecting the quantity and quality of crops. The aim o...
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Slaughterhouse waste management is an important technological, economic, and environmental challenge. Recently, more and more attention has been paid to the possibility of obtaining biogas from waste generated by slaughterhouses. The aim of the paper was to examine the effect of an emulsifier addition in the form of a carboxymethyl cellulose soluti...
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Optimization of plant nutrition is a very important part of primary production quality systems. Crop fertilization is the most important agrotechnical measure because it determines the amount and quality of the yield. Moreover, excess fertilization intensifies the eutrophication processes and the greenhouse effect. The study aimed to assess the sui...
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The aim of this paper was to assess the content of Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn and Ni in water and in algae collected in the region of the Makarska Riviera. The samples of water and algae were collected in August 2016 from nine sampling points: Makarska, Podgora, Baska Voda, Split ul. Jana Pawła II, Storbeč, Podstrana, Omiš, Mimice, Dvernik. The concentrations...
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The aim of the paper was to determine the production costs and profitability of biomass production from Virginia mallow including various harvesting technologies. The paper covered theoretical calculation of the production costs of biomass form Virginia mallow with the use of the computer application “Biocalculator”. Calculations were made for a pl...
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Workstations are organizational units defined in a system, which deter-mine where and when production operations must be performed. Thus, they have de-fined loads, and operations performed thereon are evaluated based on the information to which places, where costs are formed, and to which types of activities they are ascribed. Workstations may incl...
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The modern agriculture model is a model based on the principles of sustainable development, i.e. protecting the environment and the cultural landscape on the one hand, and on the other, ensuring adequate income for residents. It is based on three orders: ecological, social and economic. This paper attempts to use cluster analysis to assess the econ...
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Adequate management of biomass residues generated by agricultural and food industry can reduce their negative impacts on the environment. The alternative use for agricultural waste is production of biogas. Biomass feedstock intended as a substrate for the agricultural biogas plants may include energy crops, bio-waste, products of animal and plant o...
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The aim of this paper was to investigate the relation of temperature of the soil surface to a biochar dose used in the field cultivation. Material from observations in a vegetation season of 2018 was used in the studies. Based on the research that was carried out it was reported that the strongest relations of the temperature of air with the temper...
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The article presents the possibilities of using time-domain reflectometry (TDR) to determine the water content and electrical conductivity of mineral soil with biochar addition. The TDR method consists in measuring the time of electromagnetic pulse transmission and reflection from the obstacle back to the source point. The impulse is a step signal...
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The article presents analysis of retention properties of mineral soil formations enriched with biochar and an attempt was made to characterise the states of hydration. Due to a complex and time-consuming process of direct measurement of hydration and retention soil characteristics (the so-called pF curve). The paper investigates the relation betwee...
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This study aimed at determining the survivability of probiotic bacteria cultures in model non-dairy beverages subjected or not to the fermentation and storage processes, representing milk substitutes. The experimental material included milks produced from desiccated coconut and non-dehulled seeds of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). The plant milks were s...
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Currently, the level of efficiency of an effective agricultural production process is determined by how it reduces natural environmental hazards caused by various types of technologies and means of agricultural production. Compared to conventional production, the aim of integrated agricultural cultivation on commercial farms is to maximize yields w...
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Today, one of the greatest challenges faced by the agriculture industry is the development of sustainable and environmentally-friendly systems to meet nutritional demands of the continuously growing global population. A number of research studies have recently been undertaken with the aim to indicate types of parameters used in plant production tha...
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Moldavian dragonhead ( Dracocephalum moldavica L .) is a plant endemic to Asia where it has been used for centuries for the production of essential oils. With the constantly growing demand for vegetable fats it is necessary to find new methods of ensuring their high quality from the moment of production until their eventual purchase by the consumer...
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The purpose of the article is to identify and estimate the dependency model for the extreme prices of agricultural products listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The article presents the results of the first stage of research covering the time interval 1975–2010. The selected products are: Corn, soybean and wheat. The analysis of the dependenc...