Glossary F

The Environmental Glossary. Letter F +++ 'Fuel', 'Fauna', 'Frequency'
A Farrow to Finish Operation is a production system that contains all production phases, from breeding to Gestation to Farrowing to Nursery to grow-finishing to market.
A Farrowing is the period from birth to weaning.

Deutsch: Strahlregler / Italiano: Rompigetto 

faucet aerator (or tap aerator) is a device that can installed onto the tip of a modern indoor water faucet head, creating a non-splashing stream and possibly delivering a mixture of water and air.


Faucet aerators are often installed in order to:

  • prevent splashing
  • conserve water and reduce energy costs
  • increase perceived water pressure

Sometime the aerator is already included in the faucet. Then a Faucet aerator is a device that can be installed in a sink to reduce water use (Jensen, 1991).

A fauna is the total animal population that inhabits an area.
A FDA is U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is involved in regulation of pesticides in the U.S., particularly enforcement of tolerances in food and feed products .

A Feasibility Study is an evaluation of the practicality or viability of an idea.

A Fed Cattle is Steers and heifers that have been fed concentrates, usually for 90-120 days in a feedlot.
A Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act is the objective of FIFRA is to provide federal control of
A federal land is land owned and administered by the federal government, including national parks and national forests.