• Title, Summary, Keyword: Recommended Practices

Search Result 251, Processing Time 0.044 seconds

The Use of Recommended Goat Husbandry Practices by Farmers in Southern Thailand

  • Pattamarakha, K.;Tanapannarachwong, J.;Saithanoo, S.
    • Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
    • /
    • v.10 no.6
    • /
    • pp.587-592
    • /
    • 1997
  • The extent to which farmers use the recommended husbandry practices by farmers raising goats in southern Thailand was investigated. Base-line data was collected by interviewing 297 farmers and the constraints to the use of recommended husbandry practices were examined for these farmers in the Chana district, Songkhla province of southern Thailand. The number of farmers using the various recommended husbandry practices was low. An extension program is needed to encourage the use of recommended goat husbandry practices in target areas of southern Thailand to provide a better understanding of the most effective goat husbandry practices.

The Adoption of Recommended Practices by Dairy Farmers in Southern Thailand

  • Srinoy, B.;Chantalakhana, C.;Saithanoo, S.;Pattamarakha, K.
    • Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
    • /
    • v.12 no.7
    • /
    • pp.1116-1122
    • /
    • 1999
  • Raising dairy cattle for milk production has been promoted and supported by the Thai government in recent years. The extent to which dairy farmers in southern Thailand use the practices recommended by government officers is not known and was investigated in this study. With dairy farming in southern Thailand mainly concentrated in the Phatthalung province, the entire population of dairy farmers in this province was studied. A total of 114 dairy farmers were studied by personal interviews. The results showed that the farmers varied widely in their use of the practices for dairy production in southern Thailand. The study identified that the major problems in dairy production in southern Thailand were low rates of conception to artificial insemination, the high price of feedstuffs and a shortage of roughage in the dry summer months.

Student Teachers and Beginning Teachers' Understandings of Scientific Inquiry

  • Flick, Larry;Morrell, Patricia-D.;Wainwright, Camille;Park, Young-Shin
    • Journal of the Korean earth science society
    • /
    • v.25 no.3
    • /
    • pp.160-175
    • /
    • 2004
  • This study examined the knowledge and practices of scientific inquiry displayed by three student teachers and two beginning teachers at secondary levels. Observations using the instrument of OTOP designed by the research team of OCEPT (Oregon Collaborative for Excellent in the Preparation of Teachers) generalized similar teaching strategies of scientific inquiry between student and beginning teachers, such as using group work for students' first hand experience, using concrete materials for experimentation or visual tools for demonstration, using questions for factual knowledge mainly without opportunities to understand how scientific knowledge is constructed. Those scientific inquiry activities were very confirmative ones to follow the steps without opportunities of understanding nature of science or nature of scientific inquiry. However, all participants in this study hold knowledge of scientific inquiry envisioned by the National Science Education Standards [NSES] (NRC, 1996), where students identify their hypothesis, use critical and logical thinking, and consider alternative explanations through argumentation as well as experimentation. An inconsistent relationship between participating teachers knowledge and practices about scientific inquiry resulted from their lack of pedagogy skills of implementing it in the classroom. Providing opportunities for these teachers to reflect on their beliefs and practices about scientific inquiry was recommended for the future study. Furthermore, increasing college faculty interest in new teaching approaches for upgrading the content knowledge of student teachers and beginning teachers was recommended as a solution, since those teachers showed evidence of influence by college faculties at universities in their pedagogy skills.

Factors Affecting Parental Practices of In-home Injury Prevention for Young Children in Low-Income Families (저소득층 가정 부모의 아동안전사고 예방행위 실천에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Hwang, Ra Il;Im, Yeo Jin
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
    • /
    • v.27 no.2
    • /
    • pp.254-266
    • /
    • 2013
  • Purpose: This study examined the characteristics of in-home injuries of children in low-income families and sought to identify the factors affecting parental in-home injury prevention practices. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was applied, using questionnaires on in-home injury characteristics in children, parental in-home injury prevention practices, parental perceptions and knowledge on childhood injuries, and the Parental Stress Index. We queried 169 parents of children less than 5years of age who were enrolled in Nutrition Plus Projects at community health centers. Results: Overall, 92.7% of children had experienced in-home injuries, with sliding crashes and bumping injuries as the most frequent type of injury. The recovery rate with a scar after injury was 26.3%. Parental practices for in-home injury prevention were higher according parental age, educational status, and previous learning experiences regarding in-home safety and injury prevention. The two most significant factors affecting parental in-home injury prevention practices were age and parental perception of childhood injuries as being controllable and preventable. Conclusions: Considering the high risk of in-home childhood injuries in low-income families, safety education and the promotion of injury prevention practices for parents are recommended. The strategy to enhance the parental perception on preventing childhood injuries needs to be addressed.

KARI-LAAS Performance with Modernized GPS

  • Oh, Kyung-Ryoon;Kim, Jung-Chul
    • 제어로봇시스템학회:학술대회논문집
    • /
    • /
    • pp.2636-2640
    • /
    • 2003
  • KARI had developed an Local Area Augmentation System for aircraft precision landing as following ICAO SARPs(Standards and Recommended Practices) draft and FAA's recommended algorithm( carrier smoothing techniques). JPO in charge of managing GPS has introduced the signal structure of GPS modernization program. This paper estimates the accuracy performance of KARI-LAAS with modernized GPS signal but the same processing algorithm.

  • PDF

Development of Guidelines for Animal Waste Land Application to Minimize Water Quality Impacts (축산분뇨 농지환원을 위한 적정관리방안)

  • 홍성구
    • Magazine of the Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers
    • /
    • v.44 no.5
    • /
    • pp.136-146
    • /
    • 2002
  • Land application of manure compost is considered one of the widely-used animal waste management practices. Many livestock farms adopt composting for their animal waste disposal and apply the compost to crop fields. While standard rates have been established based on researches with respect to land application of manure compost recently, there have been few discussions on water quality impact of the application. Water quality impact should be taken into account in land applications of manure compost. In this study, management practices were proposed based on the investigation of water quality of leachate from manure compost under rainfall simulation, field studies, and monitoring runoff water quality from farm fields after land application of animal waste. The concentrations of major water quality parameters of the leachate were significantly high, whereas those of runoff from soils after tillage for soil incorporation, were not affected by the application based on a series of experiments. Runoff water from farm fields after land application also showed high concentrations of pollutants. Appropriate management practices should be employed to minimize pollutant loading from manure applied fields. Proposed major management practices include 1) application of recommended amounts, 2) proper tillage for complete soil and manure incorporation, 3) field management to prevent excessive soil erosion, 4) complete diversion of inflow into the field from outside, 5) implementation of vegetative buffer strips near boundaries, and 6) prevention of direct discharge of runoff water front fields Into streams.

Coordinators' Experiences in Collaborative Practices between Korean Medicine and Western Medicine : A Qualitative Study (한.양방 협진 코디네이터의 실무경험 : 질적 연구)

  • Yu, Min-Hee;Son, Haeng-Mi;Lim, Byung-Mook
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
    • /
    • v.15 no.3
    • /
    • pp.83-99
    • /
    • 2011
  • Objective : To explore and describe coordinators' experiences in collaborative practices between the traditional Korean medicine doctors and the western medicine doctors. Methods : Five coordinators who agreed and completed the informed consent to take part in this qualitative study were interviewed thoroughly and tape-recorded. Transcribed data were analysed thematically with ground theory. Results : Most participants started their coordinating work without sufficient knowledge and systemic support. They, however, could find their identity as coordinators for collaborative practices through preparing manuals and protocols, providing comprehensive patients care, and experiencing the partnership with doctors. To coordinate Korean medicine and western medicine practices efficiently, participants have tried to enhance their professional knowledge and skills, and establish favorable networks. On the other hand, they were in dilemmas of being a multi-player and imbalance of responsibilities and powers in their jobs. Conclusions : It is recommended to clarify job description of coordinator for collaborative practices, develop training programme, and provide the institutional support for wider recognition of coordinator. Findings from this study should be considered in both Korean medicine-western medicine collaborative research and practice.