Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 11, Issue 2, 2013
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
14-17

Using geographic information system and remote sensing to study common mosquito- borne diseases in Saudi Arabia: A review 

Hassan M. Khormi 1, 2, Lalit Kumar 1

18-21

Effect of Astragalus membranaceus aqueous extract on oxidative stress in exhausting exercise mice 

Lijuan Mao 1, Ying Zhao 1*, Aijun Niu 2, Huixin Yang 3

22-27

Comparisons of walnut quality stability of Yunnan-Santai walnut in different packing conditions 

Da-Peng Li 1, Wen-Qian Wang 1, Na Luan 1, Rui-Fen Rong 1*, Hui-lian Xu 2,

28-34

Antioxidant activity, total phenolics and some chemical properties of Öküzgözü and Narince grape pomace and grape seed flours

Hülya Gül *, Sultan Acun, Hicran Şen, Nahide Nayır, Sinem Türk

35-37

Relationship between gel hardness and protein structure of ovalbumin-dextran conjugates

Wei Xu *, Yu-Jie Chi *, Qiang Sun

38-42

Inhibitory effect of polyphenol extracts from peanut shells on the activity of pancreatic α-amylase activity in vitro

Yali Yu 1, 2, Feng Gao 1*, Xuming Deng 2, 3, Xiujuan Pu 4, Mingdi Zhang 1, Yong Pang 1

43-47

Fed-batch process development for high cell density cultivation of Lactobacillus fermentum L1

Yu Li, Wen-hang Wang, Meng-Cheng Yao, Jiang Li, Xiao-Guang Liu, Fu-Ping Lu*

48-55

Measurement of bread crumb texture via imaging of its characteristics

Nasrul Fikry Che Pa, Nyuk Ling Chin*, Yus Aniza Yusof, Norashikin Abdul Aziz

56-61

Application of regression models and artificial neural networks in agriculture – Prediction in spirit drinks sector 

Jasna Čačić 1, Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić 2*, Dražen Čačić 3

62-65

The mineral composition of kefir produced from goat and cow milk

Gulen Turker 1*, Bayram Kizilkaya 2, Nazan Cevik 3

66-72

Factor influencing risk perception of food additives 

Latifah Amin 1, 3*, Md. Abul Kalam Azad 1, 2, Abdul Latif Samian 3

73-75

Determination of carotenoid, organic acid and sugar content in some sweet cherry cultivars grown in Sakarya, Turkey 

Taki Demir

76-80

Consumers behavior towards milk products in urban Albania 

Ana Kapaj *, Eda Deci, Ilir Kapaj, Maksim Mece

81-85

Characterization of edible films prepared from Jerusalem artichoke extracts 

Lili Li 1, Xiaoning Wang 1, 2, Yichen Zhang 2, Song Qin 1*

86-91

Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on spinach 

Modesto O. Olanya *, Dike O. Ukuku, Bassam A. Annous, Brendan A. Niemira, Christopher H. Sommers

92-96

Evaluation of high energy extracorporeal shock waves in the mid-term and long-term therapy of avascular necrosis of the femoral head 

Songtao Ai 1, Mengning Yan 2,3, Liao Wang 2, 3, Meiqiong Qian 1, Xiaofeng Tao 1, Xindong Fan 1*, Kerong Dai 2,3

97-99

Comparison of various extraction conditions in Agaricus bisporus by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (HS-GC/MS) technique 

Hatıra Taşkın 1*, Ebru Kafkas 2, Saadet Büyükalaca 2

100-109

Indicators of sustainable development for assessing performance of pineapple canneries: Conceptual framework and application 

Yuwadee Leeben 1, 2, Peeyush Soni 1*, Ganesh P. Shivakoti 1

110-114

Dietary practices among patients with type 2 diabetes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Badreldin A. Mohamed 1, Ali M. Almajwal 1, Abdalla A. Saeed 2, Ibrahim A. Bani 3

115-116

Occupational pathology in an employees group working at videoterminal 

Claudia Borza *, Germaine Balint Savoiu, Mihaiela Andoni, Butur Marius

117-122

Effect of pre-storage salicylic acid and oxalic acid dipping on chilling injury and quality of ‘Taify’ pomegranates during cold storage 

Mohamed A. Awad 1, 2 *,Adel D. Al-Qurashi 1,Mohamed I. Elsayed 1

123-126

Crude polysaccharides from Radix pseudostellariae improves exercise endurance and decreases oxidative stress in forced swimming rats 

Shanshan Li 1, Zichao Chen 1*, Xiaoqin Wang 2, Chuan Long Zhang 3

127-131

Inhibition of Clostridium scindens and Clostridium hiranonis growth by Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum G4 in simulated colonic pH 

Babak Rasti 1, 2, Jinap Selamat 2, 7, Mustafa Shuhaimi 3, Leila Nateghi 4, Loong Yik Yee 5, Naser Tajabadi 1, Amir Meimandipour 6, Yazid A. Manap 1*

132-139

Oxidative stress-mediated signaling pathways: A review 

Jie Yin 1, 2, 4, Wenkai Ren 2, 4, Xiaosong Wu 3*, Guan Yang 5, Jing Wang 2, 4, Tiejun Li 2*, Jiannan Ding 1*, Lichuang Cai1, Dingding Su6

140-141

Response of fatty acids of stored canola seeds to different seed moisture and salicylic acid treatments 

Adel D. Al-Qurashi *, Fathy S. El-Nakhlawy 2

142-148

Effects of Arabic gum coating on physico-chemical properties and kinetics of color change in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruits during storage 

Fahad Al-Juhaimi, Kashif Ghafoor *, Elfadil E. Babiker

149-151

Possible risk factors in developing COPD in never smoked patients: Environmental exposures 

Milena Adina Man 1*, Cristian Oancea 2

152-157

A research on the fortification applications for jelly confectionery

Canan Ece Tamer *, Bige İncedayı, Ömer Utku Çopur, Melis Karınca

158-163

Production of 2-phenylethanol by Geotrichum fragrans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces marxianus in cassava wastewater 

Simone Maria Menegatti de Oliveira *, Simone Damasceno Gomes, Luciane Sene, Silvia R. Machado Coelho, Ana Cláudia Barana, Marney Pascoli Cereda, Divair Christ, Julia Piechontcoski

164-168

Analysis of volatile aroma compounds from congenetic proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) 

Jingke Liu 1, 2, 3, Xia Tang 4, Yingying Liu 1, 2, 3, Yuzong Zhang 1, 2, 3*, Wei Zhao 1, 2, 3, Shaohui Li 1, 2, 3

169-174

Enhancement of surfactin production by Bacillus velezensis NRC-1 strain using a modified bench-top bioreactor 

Nagwa A. Atwa 1*, Einas El-Shatoury 2, Ahmed Elazzazy 3, Mohamed A. Abouzeid 2, Ahmed El-Diwany 1,

175-180

Cost-effective bentonite clayed pyramid technologies for household fruits and vegetables storage 

Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj 1, A. M. Murugan 1*, Arunachalam Chinnathambi 1, M. I. Al-Hazmi 2

181-186

Effects of harvesting time and modified atmosphere packaging on biochemical changes in potato tubers

Ali Batu 1*, Levent Şen 2

187-192

A remote SCADA system for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh with ozone 

Xiaoqing Yu, Pute Wu *, Wenting Han, Zenglin Zhang

193-196

Functional ionic liquids as effective catalysts for the preparation of genistein and daidzein 

Xiaomei Hu a 1*, Bixian Zhang a 2, Zan Yuan 3, Baozhong Hu 1*

197-201

Molecular characterization of Salmonella virulence genes isolated from different sources relevant to human health 

Ihab Mohamed Moussa 1,   Yosra  Samy Aleslamboly  2, Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Arfaj 1, Ashgan Mohamed Hessain 3*, Azza Said Gouda 4, Refai Mohamed Kamal 2

202-207

Comparative study on the antioxidant, antimicrobial activities and total phenolic content of selected seeds from Saudi Arabia 

Widad Al-Bishri 1,Enas Nabil Danial 1, 2*

208-212

Influence of yogurt adding on physicochemical and sensorial properties of some lettuce types 

Zekai Tarakci 1*, Atnan Ugur 2, Hasan Temiz 3, Besir Dag 4

213-218

Determination of antioxidant activity, total phenolics and mineral contents of some functional vegetable juice 

Senem Suna 1*, Canan Ece Tamer 1, Ömer Utku Çopur 1, Murat Ali Turan 2

219-223

Food security status, issues and challenges in Malaysia: A review

Ferdoushi Ahmed *, Chamhuri Siwar

224-227

Consumer decision-making styles: Investigation of food shopping behavior 

Murat Cankurt 1, Terrence Thomas 2*, Cihat Gunden 3, Bulent Miran 3

228-230

Oxalate contents of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) juice extracted by pressing or enzyme extraction 

Hà Vũ Hồng Nguyên 1, Geoffrey Savage 2*

231-236

Effect of grape seed and rosemary phenolics on protein oxidation in Chinese-style sausage 

Hai Yu 1, 2, Chunjun Qin 1, 3, Xueyan Wu 1, Qingfeng Ge 1, Mangang Wu 1, Jianping Wu 2, Miao Wang 1, Zhijun Wang 1*

237-242

Bioactivities and structure of polymethoxylated flavones in citrus 

Hua Zhang 1, Wanpeng  Xi 1, Zhiqin Zhou 1, 2*, Hong Li Wang 3, Zhichuan Bai 1

243-248

Combined effect of hot water dipping treatment, N-acetylcysteine and calcium on quality retention and enzymatic activity of fresh-cut apple 

Martha López-López, Analí Vega-Espinoza, Lidia Ayón-Reyna, José López-Valenzuela, Misael Vega-García*

249-257

Anti-oxytetracycline monoclonal antibody based detection of oxytetracycline residue in honey 

Shufa Xu 1a, Liwei Hou 1, 2 a, Abebe J. Wubie 1, Tan Cao 1, Yingying Hu 1, Wei Li 1, Zhanbao Guo 1, Jing Zhao 1, 3*, Jie Wu 1*

258-262

Preparation, characterization and in vitro drug release studies of curcumin loaded crosslinked starch microspheres 

Minpeng Zhu, Suhong Li *

263-266

Measuring market power and cost efficiency: An application to the Chinese milk industry 

Yucheng He 1*, Qian Zhang 2, Guang Yang 2, Shuang Cao 1, Wenna Ding 1, Li Sha Hu1

267-269

Quality of raw milk from different dairy farms

Daniela Avramescu 1, Ioan Petroman 1, Eugeniu Avram 2, Cornelia Petroman 1, Ioana Bălan 1, Iasmina Iosim 1, Manuela Dora Orboi 1, Diana Marin 1

270-273

Male and female semi-settled pastoralists’ use of information sources and knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention techniques in South Western Nigeria

O. Taiwo Oladele  1, E. Bola Oladele  2, O. Idowu Oladele 3*

274-277

Effects of addition of locust bean gum on sensory, chemical, and physical properties of low-fat yoghurt 

Hande Peker, Seher Arslan *

278-284

Yield, fruit quality, antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of advanced raspberry lines from Quebec 

Zhimin Zhang 1‚ 2‚ Xiang Zhu 3‚ Zhichun Xie 1‚ 2, Zhengyang Zhao 1*, Claudine Dubé 2‚ Dominique Roussel 2‚ Marie Thérèse Charles2, Shahrokh Khanizadeh 2*

285-290

Influence of the commercial distribution model on the surcharge for organic foods in Spain 

Manuela Vega-Zamora, Manuel Parras-Rosa, Francisco J. Torres-Ruiz

291-295

Optional crop technologies at a semi-arid ecotope in southern Africa

E. T. Gwata 1*, J. Mzezewa 2

296-300

Effects of different culture media and flower bud size on haploid plant production through anther culture of three Carica species 

M. Abul Kalam Azad 1, 2*, M. Golam Rabbani 3, Latifah Amin 1

301-304

Foliar spray of humic substances on seedling production of yellow passion fruit 

Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante 1*, Raissa Rachel Salustriano da Silva-Matos  2, Francisca Gislene Albano 2, Gabriel Barbosa da Silva Jr. 2, Adriel Moura da Silva 2, Leonel Soares da Costa 2

305-307

Breeding season influence on sows gestation loss 

Ioan Petroman, Ramona Caliopi Untaru, Diana Marin

308-311

Evaluation of competitiveness of cotton varieties to cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.) 

Asghar Rezakhanlou 1*, Bahram Mirshekari 1, Eskandar Zand 2, Farhad Farahvash 1, Mohammad Ali Baghestani 2

312-316

Leaf area estimation by linear regression models in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) 

Md. Solaiman Ali Fakir 1*, Md. Abu Babakkar Siddique 1, Afsana Islam 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 2, Md. Kamal Uddin 2*

317-321

Efficiency analysis of olive farms: The case study of Mugla province, Turkey 

Figen Cukur 1 *, Gamze Saner 2, Tayfun Cukur 3, Volkan Dayan 1, Hakan Adanacioglu 2

322-326

Chemical control of pathogens and the physiological performance of peanut seeds 

Rafael Marani Barbosa*, Juliana Faria dos Santos, Magnólia de Mendonça Lopes, Rita de Cássia Panizzi, Roberval Daiton Vieira

327-330

Influence of mineral fertilizers on the yield and food safety of leafy greens grown in West Romania condition 

Monica Negrea 1*, Mihaela Patrascoiu 1, Gabriel Heghedus-Mindru 1, Ileana Cocan 2, George Fora 1

331-335

The effect of subsurface drainage system on soil condition and tomato quality 

Tengfei Bao 1, 3, Wenbing Huang 2, Xiadong Chen 2, Miao Xu 1, 3*, Maomao Hou 1

336-339

Fecundity and sow gestation lost by pen type 

Cornelia Petroman, Diana Marin, Angela Bela

340-344

Genetic variability of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) genotypes selected for   vegetable use 

D. Thiyagu 1, M. Y. Rafii 2, 3*, T. M. M. Mahmud 2,3, M. A. Latif 3,5, M. A. Malek 2,5, G. Sentoor 1

345-351

Nutritional evaluation and in vitro ruminal fermentation of Sorghum cultivars 

Jiraporn Chaugool 1, Makoto Kondo 1, Shigemitsu Kasuga 2, Hitoshi Naito 3, Masakazu Goto 1, Hiroshi Ehara 1*

352-357

Effect of herbicide on growth response and phosphorus uptake by host plant in symbiotic association with VA mycorrhiza (Glomus mosseae

Askif Pasaribu 1, Rosli  Mohamad 1*, Azizah Hashim 3, Zaharah A. Rahman 3, Dzolkhifli Omar 2, Md. Mahbub Morshed 2*

358-362

Development and construction of an arm tool for nonselective harvest of Alfajayucan type prickly pear 

Héctor Martín Durán-García 1*, Ricardo Romero-Méndez 2, José Luis Martín Pulido Delgado 2, Orlando Guarneros García 2, Cesar Izcoatl Jimenez Delgado 2

363-366

Analysis on the relationship between Fusarium verticillioides infection-induced genes and ear rot resistance in maize 

Guang-Sheng Yuan, Kui Xiang, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Ya-Ou Shen, Juan Du, Hai-Jian Lin, Li Liu, Guang-Tang Pan *

367-371

Growth and yield response of rice variety MR220 to different water regimes under direct seeded conditions 

Mohd Razi Ismail 1, Md. Kamal Uddin 1, Wan Ahmad Zulkarnain 2, Maziah Mahmud 2, Ismail Che Harun 2

372-375

Effect of synthetic cytokinin precusors on growth and yield of rice under limited water 

Wan Mohd Zulkarnain 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, 2*, Halimi Mohd Saud 3, Radziah Othman 1,4, Sheikh Hasna Habib 3, Hossain Kausar 1

376-380

Effects of boric acid pretreatment on the seed germination, seedling growth and leaf anatomy of barley under saline conditions 

Kürşat Çavuşoğlu *, Fatma Kaya, Semra Kılıç

381-384

Repellent and toxicity of crude plant extracts on saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis L.) 

Mohamed H. Madkour 1*, Ahmed A. Zaitoun 2, Fatma A. Singer 3

385-392

Identification and characterization of anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthanium (Sacc. & Magnus) Lambs. Scrib.) isolates from Turkey using differential set cultivars 

Seher Yıldız Madakbaş 1, Meral Ergin 2, Nur Kobal Bekar 2

393-396

Response of yellow lupine to seed inoculation with Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) and with mixed inoculants of Bradyrhizobium sp. and Azotobacter chroococcum 

Stefan Martyniuk *, Monika Kozieł, Barbara Gębala

397-402

Socio-economic status of organic vegetable farmers in South West Nigeria 

Sijuwade Adebukola Adebayo, O. Idowu Oladele

403-410

Adoption of organic farming practices in South Western Nigeria 

Sijuwade Adebukola Adebayo, Oladimeji Idowu Oladele *

411-416

Genetic diversity of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) in Yemen via SRAP, TRAP and SSR markers 

Taha Makerd Al-Murish 1, Adel Ahmed Elshafei 2, 3, Abdullah  Abdulaziz Al-Doss 2, Mohamed Najeb Barakat 2, 4*

417-420

Positive density-dependent prey mortality of Bemisia tabaci puparia due to the predatory coccinellid Serangium parcesetosum Sicard 

Firas A. Al-Zyoud 1, Ihab H. Ghabeish 2*, Salah-Eddin A. Araj 3

421-426

Biofortification and distribution patterns of selenium in bean: Response to selenate and selenite 

Martha A. Hermosillo-Cereceres, Esteban Sánchez-Chávez *, Alexandro Guevara-Aguilar, Ezequiel Muñoz-Márquez, Monica L. García-Bañuelos

427-432

Growth and nutrient uptake by maize (Zea mays L.) in a soil amended with leaf litter from sub-tropical fruit trees in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa 

N. R. Murovhi 1*, S. A. Materechera 2

433-439

A comparative analysis on productivity and efficiency of agricultural production of the EU and Turkey 

Murat Cankurt 1*, Bulent Miran 2, Cihat Gunden 2

440-444

Simulated breeding scenarios for improving Hejaz goat performance in subtropics 

Raed M. Al-Atiyat *, Riyadh S. Aljumaah

445-448

Study on the effects of growth and development and effective composition accumulation of different cultivated years of Conioselinum vaginatium and soil quality improvement

Yong-Tan 1, 2*, Shan-Shan Wang 1, Ting-Ting Gao 1, Hong-bo Shao 3*

449-452

Effect of temperature and light impact on expression of lycopene cyclase gene in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) 

Yun-Peng Fu 1, Feng Jia 2, Wei-Qun Liu 3*, Zhengyang Zhang 4, Tai-bo Liang 5

453-455

Smash-ridging tillage increases wheat yield and yield components in the Huai-He valley, China 

Sheng-wei Nie 1*, Eneji A. Egrinya 2, Shao-min Huang 1*, Shui-qing Zhang 1, Qiao-ping Zhang 3, Yu-ting Zhang 1, Ben-hui Wei 4

456-463

Managing invasive populations of red palm weevil: A worldwide perspective 

Abid Hussain 1, Muhammad Rizwan-ul-Haq 1, Ahmed M. Al-Jabr 1*, Hassan Yahya Al-Ayied

464-469

Oleic and linoleic acids alter fermentation characteristics, methane and fatty acid isomers production during in vitro incubation with mixed ruminal microbes 

Duanqin Wu 1, 2, Shaoxun Tang 1, Zhixiong He 1, Edwin Nicholas Odongo 3, Zhiliang Tan 1*, Xuefeng Han 1, Chuanshe Zhou 1, Jinhe Kang 1, Min Wang 1

470-473

Morphological diversity among pomegranate genetic resources from Northeastern part of Turkey 

Emine Orhan 1*, Sezai Ercisli 2, Ahmet Esitken 3

474-476

Effects of NaCl concentrations on germination and early seedling growth of silage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) varieties on different textured soils 

Mehmet Arslan 1*, Cengiz Erdurmuş 2, Sadık Çakmakçi 3

477-480

Effects of dietary strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) leaf powder on egg yield, quality and egg yolk cholesterol in laying hens 

Metin Duru

481-484

Measuring economic efficiency of selected crops produced in coastal Aegean basin of Turkey 

Murat Cankurt 1*, Cihat Gunden 2, Terrence Thomas 3, Bulent Miran 2, Ahmet Sahin 4

485-489

Production of automatically watered lettuce with a low cost controller 

Selma C. O. Batista 1, Daniel F. Carvalho 2, Hermes S. Rocha 3, Hugo T. Santos 4, Leonardo O. Medici 5*

490-495

Screening and evaluation of potential biocontrol fungi and bacteria foliar endophytes against Phytophthora capsici and Phytophthora parasitica on pepper 

José A. Yau 1*, Fernando Diánez 2, Francisco Marín 2, Francisco Carretero 2, Mila Santos 2

496-500

Applications of salt and drought stress on the antioxidative enzyme activities and malondialdehyde content in callus tissues of pumpkin genotypes 

Sebnem Kusvuran 1*, Sebnem Ellialtioglu 2, Zehra Polat 2

501-507

Response of tomato genotypes at early growing stages to irrigation water salinity

Magdi A. A. Mousa 1, 2*, Adel D. Al-Qurashi 1, Ahmed A. S. Bakhashwain 1

508-510

Effect on performance of chicken with different concentrations of CO2 in henhouse 

Rong-Guo Dai 1, 2, Xiao-Rong Zhou 2, 3, Yu-Chun Ding 1, Chun-Lin Chen 1, Su-Hui Zhang 2, Yi Luo 1, Tao Wang 1, Jin-Long Yang 1, 2*

511-514

The producers’ knowledge level on rural development policies in Turkey: A case of Isparta province 

Tufan Bal *, Cihad Onur Şener

515-519

Genetic variability in yield and vegetative traits in elite germplasm of MPOB-Nigerian dura × AVROS pisifera progenies 

M. Marhalil 1, 2, M. Y. Rafii 1, 3*, M. M. A. Afizi 1, I. W. Arolu 3, A. Noh 2, A. Mohd Din 2,  A. Kushairi 2, A.  Norziha 2, N.  Rajanaidu 2, M. A. Latif 1, M. A. Malek 3

520-523

Foliar application of chitosan improves growth and yield in maize 

M. M. A. Mondal 1, 2*, A. B. Puteh 2, N. C. Dafader 3, M.Y. Rafii 4M. A. Malek 1, 4*

524-528

The effect of climatic conditions on sweet cherry fruit treated with plant growth regulators 

Silvija Zeman 1*, Tomislav Jemrić 2, Zlatko Čmelik 2, Goran Fruk 2, Marija Bujan 3, Teuta Tompić 1

529-534

Different approaches for selenium biofortification of pear-jujube  (Zizyphus jujuba M. cv. Lizao) and associated effects on fruit quality 

Yonggang Zhao 1, 2, 3, Pute Wu 1, 2*, Youke Wang 1, 2, Hao Feng 1, 2

535-539

Effect of farmers’ behavior on agricultural production benefits: An empirical analysis based on market driving force in China 

Shan Gao 1, 2, Xianjin Huang 1*, Taiyang Zhong 1, Zhigang Chen 1, Xiao Lu 3

540-544

Growth and yield response to water availability at different growth stages of rice 

Wan Mohd Zulkarnain 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, 2*, Halimi Mohd Saud 3, Radziah Othman 2,4, Sheikh Hasna Habib 3, Hossain Kausar2

545-547

Selection of a high yielding soybean variety, Binasoybean-2 from collected germplasm 

M. A. Malek 1, 2*, L. Rahman 3, M. Y. Rafii 2*, M. A. Salam 1

548-552

Vegetable farmers’ attitude towards organic agriculture practices in South Western Nigeria 

S. A. Adebayo, O. I. Oladele *

553-556

Effect of sodium alginate on the rheological properties of difenoconazole suspension concentrates 

Baohua Zhang 1, 2, Fusui Lu 1*, Kechao Liao 1, Peiqiang Li 1

557-562

Deflowering effect on morpho-physiological features and yield in mungbean 

M. M. A. Mondal 1, 2*, M. S. A. Fakir 3, A. B. Puteh 1, M. A. Malek 4, 5

563-566

Influence of minimum tillage systems on the control of Convolvulus arvensis L. on wheat, maize and soybean 

Teodor Rusu 1 *, Ileana Bogdan 1, Paula Moraru 1, Adrian Pop 1, Ioan Oroian 1, Doru Marin 2, Ovidiu Ranta 1, Sorin Stanila 1, Marinela Gheres 3, Marcel Duda 1, Cristina Mogosan4

567-570

Effect of mineral supplements on bioproductive performances on mixed breeds avian youth in organic system 

Călin Julean *, Dan Drinceanu, Lavinia Ştef, Eliza Simiz, Marian Bura

571-575

Optical properties analysis for crop maturity index 

Razali Mohd Hudzari 1, Salit Mohd Sapuan 2*, Roslan Syazili 1Abd Wahid Muhamad Azhar 1

576-582

Effect of several saponin containing plant extracts on rumen fermentation in vitro, Tetrahymena pyriformis and sheep erythrocytes 

Alexandre Budan 1, 2*, Nicolas Tessier 2, Monique Saunier 1, Louisa Gillmann 1, Jérôme Hamelin 3, Pierre Chicoteau 2, Pascal Richomme 1, David Guilet 1

583-590

Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of culturable rhizobacteria from field-grown crops in Mahikeng, South Africa 

Seiphepo L. Kodisang 1, Mobolaji F. Adegboye 1, Ayodele A. Sobowale 1, Anthony I. Okoh 2, Olubukola O. Babalola 1*

591-595

Effect of nano-hydrophobic sand layer in datepalm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivation in aridlands 

Mohammed A. Salem 1*, Wasef Al-Zayadneh 1, Helmut Friedel Schulze 2, A. J. Cheruth 1

596-603

Latent aluminium toxicity in leafy-green of winter canola (Brassica napus L.) 

Ernst Cebert 1, Rhona L. Miller-Cebert 2, Nahid A. Sistani 3, Martha Verghese 2, Regine Mankolo 1, Thilini D. Ranatunga 1, Robert Taylor 1

604-609

Administration of lactic acid bacteria to enhance synthesis of vitamin B12 and B6 and lower cholesterol levels in poultry meat 

Abdur-Rahman A. Al-Fataftah 1, S. M. Herzallah 2*, K. Alshawabkeh 1, Salam A. Ibrahim 3

610-614

Salinity induced morpho-physiological characters and yield attributes in rice genotypes

M. M. A. Mondal 1, 2*, A. B. Puteh 1, M. A. Malek 3, 4, M. Y. Rafii 3

615-619

Multi-criteria analysis of blackberry production systems 

Lari Hadelan *, Vjekoslav Par, Mario Njavro, Karmen Pažek

620-625

Impact of sub-tropical grass grown in arid region on methane emission, milk yield and composition in dairy cows

Ali M. Allam 1, 2, Samir A. Nagadi 1, Ahmed A. Bakhashwain1, Sobhy M. A. Sallam 2*

626-629

Application of lactic acid bacteria, yeast and bacillus as feed additive in dairy cattles 

Liang Chen 1, 2, Chuanshe Zhou 2, Gang Liu 2*, Hongmei Jiang, Qi Lu 2, Zhiliang Tan 2, Xiaosong Wu 3*, Jun Fang 1*

630-638

DNA SSR fingerprinting analysis among cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.) types

Mortaza Hajyzadeh 1, Aysun Cavusoglu 2*, Melekber Sulusoglu 2, Turgay Unver 1

639-643

Direct sale a good alternative marketing strategy for carrot vendors in Lushnja – Albania 

Anila Tanku 1, Ledia Thoma 2*, Fatmir Guri 2, Etleva Dashi 2, Xhevaire Dulja 2

644-648

Effect of root and foliar application of amino acids on the growth and yield of greenhouse tomato in different fertilization levels 

Athanasios Koukounaras *, Pavlos Tsouvaltzis, Anastasios S. Siomos

649-654

Physiological regulation of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) growth in response to drought under elevated CO2

Dongxiao Li 1, 2, Huiling Liu 3, Yunzhou Qiao 1, Youning Wang 4, Baodi Dong 1, Zhaoming Cai 4, Changhai Shi 1, Yueyan Liu 1, 2, Xia Li4*, Mengyu Liu 4*

655-662

Assessment of colour indices derived from conventional digital camera for determining nitrogen status in rice plants 

Mohammad Mehdi Saberioon *, Mohd. Soom Mohd. Amin, Wayayok Aimrun, Asa Gholizadeh, Anuar Abd. Rahim Anuar

663-667

Application BL with seed soaking and culture media, and its effect on nodule formation and development in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) through influencing sugar accumulation 

Shujie Miao 1, Hai Shi 1, Chunjuan Yan 2, Yunfa Qiao 1*

668-673

Effects of spraying foliar nitrogen on activities of key regulatory enzymes involved in protein formation in winter wheat suffered post-anthesis high temperature and waterlogging 

Jin-Dong Wu 1, 2, Jin-Cai Li 1*, Cheng-Yu Wang 1, Feng-Zhen Wei 1, Yi Zhang 1, Wen-Ming Wu1

674-678

Enrichment of vitamin B12 and B6 and lowering cholesterol levels of eggs by lactic acid bacteria 

Abdur-Rahman A. Al-Fataftah 1, S. M. Herzallah 2*, F. Mabood 3, K. Alshawabkeh 1

679-683

Rice production as a livelihood option among migrant farmers in Ashanti Region of Ghana 

Eliasu Mumuni 1, Pokuaa Yaa 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2

684-686

Effect of different types of mulch on performance of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under plastic house conditions 

Samih M. Abubaker

687-690

Factors affecting adoption intensity of organic agricultural practices in South West Nigeria: Green manure and cover crop 

Sijuwade Adebukola Adebayo, O. Idowu Oladele *

691-695

Development of very low-cost drip irrigation system using spent plastic water bottle for sustainable farming in poor countries

Xishui Yu 1,3, Isaac Olaposi Oladipo 2*, Yuncheng Liao 1*, Beibei Zhou 4

696-700

Bioinformatics analysis of amino acid sequence of acetylcholinesterase from Bemisia tabaci Genn. (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) 

Dexin Chen 1, 2, Qingfeng Tang 1*Benguo Zhou 3*

701-706

Effects of maternal dietary 25-hydroxycholecalciferol and progeny dietary vitamin premix on progeny performance, immune responses and bone quality of broiler chicks 

Huan-wei Peng 1, Xue-mei Ding 1, Shi-ping Bai 1, Yu-heng Luo 1, Qing Zhu 2, Ke-ying Zhang 1*

707-711

Studies on active chemicals in the saliva of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, that elicit the production of wheat volatiles 

Qingfeng Tang, Guiting Li*, Junqi Jiang*

712-715

Research on the development of gametophyte and breeding types in Ardisia mamillata Hance 

Juan Du 1a, Guangsheng Yuan 2a, Li Liu 1, Huimin Shao 3, Qibing Chen 1*

716-720

Chemical control of ufra disease of rice: A simple profitability analysis

M. A. Latif 1, 2*, Mohd Rafii  Yusop 1, 3, Gous Miah 3, Mrs Shamima Akter 2, Md Ansar Ali 2

721-723

Productivity in relation to spatial arrangement and fertilization in the culture of Crambe abyssinica Hochst 

Octavio Henrique Viana *, Augustinho Borsoi, Reginaldo Ferreira Santos, Karina Sanderson

724-728

Farmers adaptation strategies to the effect of climate variation on yam production in Ekiti State, Nigeria 

J. O. Oluwasusi

729-736

The achievement and exploitation of the database of vineyard Cadastre Informational System as a Cadastral Informational System - CIS 

Cristian Hutanu 1, Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu 2, Daniel Bucur 1*

737-741

Potential osmotic and hormonal priming for higher productivity of rice 

Isiaka Kareem 1, 2, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, 3*, Adam Puteh 3, Anuar Abdul Rahim 4, Sheik Hasna Habib 5, Hossain Kausar 6

742-746

Grain yield of cultivated and weedy rice to water stress at reproductive stage 

Adam B. Puteh 1, Ammini Amrina Saragih 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, M. Monjurul Alam Mondal 1, 2*

747-750

Household welfare among migrant rice farmers in Ashanti Region of Ghana 

Eliasu Mumuni 1, Pokuaa Yaa 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2

751-756

Identification of drought resistance of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) during germination stage under PEG stress 

Xiaoyu Xie *, Xia Zhang, Qiaoli He

757-759

Glutenin macropolymer particles distribution in wheat grain in relation to nitrogen topdress stage 

Zhongmin Dai 1, 2, Yanping Yin 2, Li Cao 2, Zhenlin Wang 2*

760-766

Tolerant potato cultivar selection under multiple abiotic stresses 

Yu-Jie Cheng 1, Xi-Ping Deng 1*, Sang-Soo Kwak 2, Wei Chen 1, Anthony Egrinya Eneji 1, 3

767-772

Comparison of inactivation effects of pressurized CO2 and thermal pasteurization on natural microorganisms in raw milk 

Chunyan Yao 1, 2, 3, Xiaodong Li 1, 2*, Weiwei Bi 1, 2, Shudong He 1, 2

773-776

HMW-GS accumulation and GMP particles size distribution in wheat grain in relation to nitrogen rate 

Wenyang Li, Suhui Yan *, Xiaqing Shi, Congyu Zhang, Qingqin Shao

777-783

The effect of phosphorus fertilizers on the growth and quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) under greenhouse and field conditions 

Asad M. F. AlKhader *, Azmi M. Abu Rayyan, Munir J. Rusan

784-787

Effect of caffeine on grafted watermelon crop yields and fruit quality under greenhouse conditions 

Oscar Montes-Zavala, Fernando Diánez-Martínez, Francisco Camacho-Ferre*

788-790

The relationship between drainage network structure and active tectonics in Rafsanjan belt 

Nasrollah Falahtabar

791-797

Using remote sensing technology to detect, model and map desertification: A review 

Eman K. Albalawi *, Lalit Kumar

798-802

A new approach to renewable energy: New mixed biomass pellets 

Mečys Palšauskas *, Sigitas Petkevičius

803-807

Maize productivity as influenced by different nitrogen levels and climate change 

Virmantas Povilaitis, Sigitas Lazauskas, Dalia Feizienė, Arnas Kukujevas, Virginijus Feiza*

808-813

Toluene degradation using aqueous absorption and Fenton’s oxidation in pilot plant 

Nuttawan Yoswathana

814-819

Silicon mediated the detoxification of Cr on pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.) in Cr-contaminated soil 

Shirong Zhang, Shuyi Li *, Xiaodong Ding *, Fangbai Li, Chuanping Liu, Xinrong Liao, Rongping Wang

820-824

Investigation of surface grain size in a mountainous gravel-bed creek in Taiwan using automated image analysis 

Szu-Hsien Peng 1,2 *, Chuan Tang 2

825-831

Quantitative and qualitative aspects of the Serra Geral aquifer 

Edemar Schelle 1, Silvio Cesar Sampaio 1, Simone Damasceno Gomes 1, Mauren Sorace 1 *, Luciana Graciano 1, Jonathan Dieter 2, Lisdefferson Hamann Andrade 1, Anibal Mantovani Diniz 1, Carlos José Maria Olguín 1

832-835

Analysis of density currents variation throughout the whole year during normal operation in Xiangxi Bay of Three Gorges Reservoir 

Yujing Bie, Dingguo Jiang *, Mengjun Tang, Huichao Dai

836-840

Efficacy of sea water application for broadleaf weed control in seashore paspalum 

Md. Kamal Uddin 1, Abdul Shukor Juraimi 2*, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, Radziah  Othman 3, Anuar Abdul Rahim 3

841-845

Quality control in irrigation and fertigation with cassava processing wastewater into drip system 

Eliane Hermes*, Marcio Antonio Vilas Boas, Simone Damasceno Gomes, Benedito Martins Gomes, Claudia Facini Reis

846-853

Water quality parameters associated with soil use and occupation features by Thiessen polygons 

Suzana C. Wrublack *, Erivelto Mercante, Márcio A. Vilas Boas

854-858

How does salinity affect mineral ion relations and growth of Lobelia erinus for use in urban landscaping? 

Argelia Escalona 1*, María del Carmen Salas 2, Cristina Dos Santos Coutinho 3, Miguel Guzmán 2

859-866

Visible and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy to determine chemical properties of paddy soils

Asa Gholizadeh 1, 2*, Mohd Amin Mohd Soom 1, Mohammad Mehdi Saberioon 1, Luboš Borůvka 2

867-872

A habitant-focused approach to the concept of eco-city at industrialized cities with a rural city character (Bartın-Karabük) Turkey sample 

Banu Bekcı 1*, Gaye Taşkan 1, Çiğdem Bogenç 2

873-876

Survival and chlorpyrifos-degradation of strain Cupriavidus taiwanensis Lux-X1 in different type soils 

Beibei Zhu 1, Yuanyuan Cao 1*, Daosheng Wang 1, Xinyun Tang 1, Rimao Hua 2*, Taozhong Shi 2, Leni Sun 1

877-885

Clustering rainfall stations aiming regional frequency analysis 

Wagner A. Pansera 1, Benedito M. Gomes 2, Marcio A. Vilas Boas 2, Eloy Lemos de Mello 2

886-895

Environment-student-playing areas interactions in Aydın, Turkey

Bülent Deniz *, Çiğdem Kılıçaslan, Barış Kara, Zöhre Polat, Tendü H. Göktuğ

896-898

The effect of calcium and sodium chloride levels on the dehydration power of hydrophilic polymer 

Mahdi Ramezani 1 *, Mohammad Jafari 2, Ali Tavili 2, Seyed Akbar Javadi 1, Qhavamodin Zahedi Amiri 2

899-902

Determination of 15 elements in Ottelia acuminata by microwave digestion and ICP–OES 

Changle Ma 1, Xinyu Ao 2, Jing Li 2, Ning Zhao 2, Ningyun Li 3, Yuhui Chen 2*

903-907

Biostabilization of textile sludge disposed with napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum.) and swine wastewater 

Larissa Schmatz Mallmann 1 *, Silvio Cesar Sampaio 1, Morgana Suszek 2, Silvia Renata Machado Coelho 1, Mauren Sorace 1 *, Priscila Grützmacher 1, Lisdefferson Hamann Andrade 1

908-914

Effects of swine wastewater on glyphosate leaching by liquid chromatography 

Larissa Schmatz Mallmann, Silvio Cesar Sampaio, Silvia Renata Machado Coelho, Mauren Sorace *, Lisdefferson Hamann Andrade

915-917

The comparison of heavy metals in soils from the north and south regions of the Tianshan Mountains 

Wenjie Fan 1, 2, Hongjiang Zhang 1

918-921

Legislative and financial perspectives on the environmental policies of Romania 

Ionel Bostan *, Veronica Grosu

922-924

Determination of antibacterial activities of isolated Streptomyces strains from soil at Çukurova University in Turkey 

Fatma Esen Sarigullu *, Emel Karadeniz, Isil Untac, Omer Çolak

925-929

Extracting impervious surface area and discussing urban expansion of Guangzhou (1990-2003) based on V-I-S model by using linear spectral mixture analysis method 

Fenglei Fan 1, Yingbin Deng 1, Yunqiang Zhu 2*

930-935

Influence of the eucalyptus windbreaks aerodynamic system on the soybean crop in West of Parana, Brazil 

Roberto Cláudio Machado de Souza 1, Miguel Angel Uribe-Opazo 2*, Roberto Tuyoshi Hosokawa 3, Jerry Adriani Johann 2Luciana Pagliosa Carvalho Guedes 2

936-942

Swine wastewater associated with mineral fertilization in soybean (Glycine max L.) cultures: 9th production cycle 

Nathalie Caroline Hirt Kessler, Silvio Cesar Sampaio, Shaiane Dal’Maso Lucas, Mauren Sorace *, Antonio Carlos Citolin

943-945

Study of water consumption characteristics for irrigation district based on different climate 

Hao Ding 1, Zhinong Wang 1*, Hujun Shang 1, Xiaofei Zhang 2

946-949

A study on the planning of biotic resources utilization in high-efficiency agricultural parks - A case study of high-efficiency agricultural park in Kaifeng city of China 

Yichuan Zhang, Lifang Qiao, Anguo Qi, Xinzheng Li *

950-958

Long-term effects of olive mill wastewater sludge on soil biological properties and yield efficiency: A case study of a fig grove in southern Turkey 

Huseyin Husnu Kayikcioglu 1*, Berrin Sahin 2

959-962

Spatial data analysis of available water capacity in two classes of soil 

Jefferson Vieira José 1*, Roberto Rezende 2, Antônio Carlos Andrade Gonçalves 2, Renan Soares de Souza 2, Patricia Angelica Alves Marques 1, Flávia Rogério 2

963-971

Constructing a CBR decision model for purchasing a town house combining individual demands and Feng Shui environment 

Jin-Yin Chiu *, Ying-Ji Chuang, Ching-Yuan Lin

972-976

Impact of financial crisis on sustainable rural development objectives 

Mihaela Onofrei 1, Ionel Bostan 2

977-980

Predicting dissolved oxygen saturation downstream of Three Gorges dam: A support vector machine model approach 

Junjun Tan 1, 2, Huichao Dai 1, 2*, Tengfei Hu 1, 2, Yu Wang 3

981-984

Uniformity of fertigation as diagnosed by infrared thermography under soilless culture 

N. Fernández-Bregón 1, D. Valera 2,M. Urrestarazu 1*

985-989

The use of landscape metrics to assess parcel conditions pre- and post-land consolidation 

Muge Kirmikil *, Ismet Arici

990-994

A low cost solar still for pure water production

Nur Syuhada 1, Amimul Ahsan 1, 2*, Ukwuani Anayo Thomas 1, Monzur Imteaz 3, Abdul Halim Ghazali 1

995-998

Occupational safety management in Malaysia 

Kadir Arifin 1, Kadaruddin Aiyub 1, Muhammad Rizal Razman 2, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi 3, Azahan Awang 1, Shawal Sahid Hamid Hussain 1

999-1003

Irrigation suitability of Onwu river flood plain soils in Cross River State, Nigeria 

Peter Oko Ogbaji 1*, Jianmin Li 1,  Nse Robert Bassey  Antigha 2, Ackley Ufot Akpan-Idiok 2, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 1

1004-1007

Effect of subsoil’s particle size on water and salt transport in layered soil 

Wenjuan Shi, Juan Wang, Quanjiu Wang

1008-1016

Chinese forest ecosystem research network: A platform for observing and studying sustainable forestry 

Xiang Niu 1, Bing Wang 1, 2*, Wen J. Wei 3

1017-1020

Change characteristic of soil salinity on long-term drip irrigation under plastic film in Xinjiang cotton field 

Zhenhua Wang 1,2*, Peiling Yang 1, Xurong Zheng 2

1021-1024

Influence of crop rotation on soil penetration resistance in the Harran Plain in Southeastern Turkey 

Ali Rıza Öztürkmen

1025-1032

The status quo of desertification and the prevention strategy in Xinjiang 

Fangmiao Chen 1*, Jiali Xie 2, Wei Zheng 3, Ying Liu 1, Tian Ping Lu 3, Qibo Zhao 5, Yuegao Hu1, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 1

1033-1034

The effect of temperature on the growth rate of monokaryon mycelium of Ganoderma lucidum 

Emel Karadeniz *, Fatma Esen Sangullu, Omer Colak

1035-1039

Deficit irrigation scheduling of maize in the semi-arid area of northeast China 

Guanghua Yin 1*, Zhenjun Kang 2, 3, Jian Gu 1, Liang Hao 1, 2, Peifei Cong 1, 2, Zuoxin Liu 1

1040-1044

Response of digestive enzyme activities to waterborne copper exposure and recovery in Carassius auratus gibelio var 

Hongxia Jiang 1, Mengyun Lei 2, Xianghui Kong 1*, Shuping Wang 1, Huiyun Guo 1

1045-1049

System dynamics modeling for the pressure index of cultivated land in China 

Jin Tao, Meichen Fu *, Dingxuan Zhang, Jianjun Zhang, Xinqi Zheng

1050-1054

Response of carbon and nitrogen allocation in two hybrid poplar clones to soil nitrogen in Northern China 

Juan Yan 1, 2, Chengyang Xu 1, 2*, Hongxu Wei 3

1055-1059

Extraction of agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) oil by using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and enzyme pretreatment on hydrodistillation 

Nuttawan Yoswathana

1060-1062

Quality of soils from Barzava Plain for a sustainable agriculture 

Karel Iaroslav Laţo, Lucian Niţă, Alina Laţo, Isidora Radulov, Florin Crista, Adina Berbecea

1063-1068

Studies on dew formation and its meteorological factors 

Lie Chen 1, Ralph Meissner 3, Yuqing Zhang 2, Huijie Xiao 2*

1069-1072

The impact of water quality changes on tourism capacity at Golden Lake, China 

Mingshui Lin1*, Xinni Xiao 1, Yan Xu 2, Hongbin Xie 1

1073-1077

Relationship between rainfall erosivity indicators under arid environments: Case of Liudaogou basin in Chinese Loess Plateau

Ahmed Mohamed Abd Elbasit 1, 2*, Chandra Shekhar Prasad Ojha 3, Huang Jinbai 4, Hiroshi Yasuda 4, Reiji Kimura 4, Zahoor Ahmed 5, 6

1078-1086

Factors affecting sustainability of agricultural projects on poverty alleviation in Gauteng Province of South Africa 

J. Fikile Mokgadi, O. Idowu Oladele*

1087-1092

GIS-based weight of evidence modeling of basic farmland protection planning for basic farmland suitability mapping 

Li-na Lv 1, Xin-qi Zheng 1*, Lu Zhao 2, Ye-cui Hu 1

1093-1097

Phosphorus sorption and its relation to soil physiochemical properties in the albic black soil of Northeastern China 

Wenjing Yang, Hongguang Cheng, Fanghua Hao, Wei Ouyang, Chunye Lin *

1098-1100

Modeling of particle stability and coagulant dosage in conventional water treatment 

Tao Yuan 1, 2*, Baoping Han 1, Ping Lu 1, 2

1101-1104

Study on the idea of interest approach within the principle of transboundary liability towards sustainable development: Focusing on transboundary water pollution from international environmental law 

Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi 2, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar 1, Kadir Arifin 3, Zuliskandar Ramli 2, Kadaruddin Aiyub 3, Azahan Awang 3

1105-1110

Comparison of soil organic matter content and composition in protected areas of NATURA 2000 and agrarian lands 

Alvyra Slepetiene 1*, Inga Liaudanskiene 1, Jonas Slepetys 1, Vaclovas Stukonis 1, Ieva Jokubauskaite 2, Jurgita Ceseviciene 1

1111-1117

Response of soil nematode ecological and maturity indexes and faunal analysis to the conservation tillage 

Feng Liu, Jianli Zhang, Fengyuan Wang, Lei Liang *

1118-1123

Climate change, agriculture and food security issues: Malaysian perspective 

Chamhuri Siwar 1, Ferdoushi Ahmed 1*, Rawshan Ara Begum 2

1124-1127

How to restore the degraded grassland in Inner Mongolia of China? 

Guogang Zhang 1, 2a*, Xiaodan Li 3a*, Yumei Kang 4, Guodong Han 5, Hongmei 5, Katsutoshi Sakurai 4

1128-1132

Evaluation of sunflower seed meal in feeds for carp: Antinutritional effects on antioxidant defense system 

İlknur Meriç *

1133-1135

A review on the dynamics of knowledge on sustainable soil management 

Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva *, Bahaman Abu Samah, Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril, Mohd. Armi Abu Samah, Mohd Hafiszuddin Ariffin

1136-1142

Traditional wood charcoal production labour in Turkish forestry (Çankırı sample) 

Kayhan Menemencioglu

1143-1149

 The application of a meso-structural test system under continuous load in ecological soil 

Meng Cui 1*, Qingjun Fang 2, Baoning Hong 1, Xin Liu 1

1150-1155

The role of land consolidation in the development of rural areas in irrigation areas 

Müge Kirmikil *, Ismet Arici

1156-1163

Distribution characters and ecological water requirements of natural vegetation in the upper and middle reaches of Tarim River, Northwestern China 

Xiaoya Deng 1, 4, Hailiang Xu 2*, Zhifeng Yang 1, Hongbo Ling 2, 3, Jinyi Fu 2, 3

1164-1168

Long-term fertilization effects on organic carbon stabilization in aggregates of Mollisols 

Yaru Yuan 1, 2, Lujun Li 1, Na Li 1, Chunbao Yang 1, 3, Xiaozeng Han 1

1169-1173

Modeling of soil and water loss process at regional scale based on GIS

Zhihong Yao 1, Hongming Zang 2, Qinke Yang 3*, Rui Li 4

1174-1177

The effects of cold treatments on the growth and flowering characteristics of Allium robertianum Kolmann bulbs

Özgül Karagüzel 1*, İbrahim Baktir 2

1178-1181

Land-cover classification using advanced land observation satellite imagery: A case study of the peri-urban region of Antakya

Aysel Guzelmansur 1, Seref Kilic 2*

1182-1186

Determination of effects on solid and liquid humic substances to plant growth and soil micronutrient availability

Barış Bülent Aşik *, Ali Vahap Katkat

1187-1192

The assessment of wetland ecosystem health by means of LDI: A case study in Baiyangdian wetland, China

Bo Lin 1, He Shang 2*, Zhan Chen 2

1193-1199

Improving the environmental Kuznets curve for evaluating the relationships between carbon dioxide emissions and economic development

Fengxia Zhao 1, 2, Ming Xu 1, 3*, Yunpu Zheng 1,4, Michelle Hang Gi Wong 1, Yonggang Chi 1, 2

1200-1211

Landscape values of rocky habitats in urban and semi-urban context of Turkey: A study of Tokat city

Habibe Acar 1*, Engin Eroğlu 2, Cengiz Acar 1

1212-1215

Effects of effective microorganisms (EM) and bio-organic fertilizers on growth parameters and yield quality of flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

Kwizera Chantal 1, 2, Xiaohou Shao 1, 2*, Binbin Jing 1, 2, Youbo Yuan3, Maomao Hou1, 2, Linxian Liao 1, 2

1216-1220

A simple method to estimate tobacco LAI and soil evaporation

Maomao Hou 1, 2, Xiahou Shao 1, 2*, Jingnan Chen 1, 2, Yaofu Wang 3, Youbo Yuan 4, Fuzhang Ding 4, Xue Wang 5

1221-1226

Physiological changes in response to salt stress in Atraphaxis bracteata A. Los.

Mei Dong 1, Jing Qin 2, Kangning He 1*, Han Luo 1, Lei Han 3, Xingbo Hu 1, XinJian Lu 1

1227-1231

No-tillage and minimum tillage systems with reduced energy consumption and soil conservation in the hilly areas of Romania

Paula Ioana Moraru, Teodor Rusu

1232-1238

A simplified method for assessing forest health, with application to Chinese fir plantations in Dagang Mountain, Jiangxi, China

Peipei Xue 1, 2, Bing Wang 1, 3*, Xiang Niu 3

1239-1246

Distribution characteristics and law of negative air ions in typical garden flora areas of Beijing

Shaoning Li 1, Shaowei Lu 1, Bo Chen 2, Qinghua Pan 1, Yuping Zhang 1, Xinbing Yang 2

1247-1254

Research on the eco-purification function of urban forests in Beijing

Shaoning Li 1, Shaowei Lu 1, Qinghua Pan 1, Yuping Zhang 1, Bo Chen 2, Xinbing Yang 2

1255-1261

Water use characteristics of artificial poplar forest based on Granier’s thermal dissipation probe method

Shaoning Li 1, Bo Chen 2*, Shaowei Lu 1, Qinghua Pan 1, Yuping Zhang 1, Xinbing Yang 2

1262-1267

Variations of whole-tree transpiration of poplar with different diameters in the wet and dry seasons

Shaowei Lu 1, Bo Chen 2*, Shaoning Li 1, Qinghua Pan 1, Yuping Zhang 1, Xinbig Yang 2

1268-1271

Groundwater evaporation from saline soil under plastic mulch with different percentage of open area

Wen-Juan Shi 1*, Xu-Guang Xing 1, Zhen-Hua Zhang 1, 2, Quan-Jiu Wang 1

1272-1276

Models to predict the elastic parameters of soil-rock mixture

Shun-qing Liu 1, 2, Bao-ning Hong 1, 2*, Tao Cheng 1, 2, Xin Liu 1, 2

1277-1281

Vegetative bioremediation of extremely salt-affected calcareous soils

Tarek G. Ammari 1*, Rakad A. Ta’any 1, Samih Abu-Baker 2, Alaedeen B. Tahboub 1, Naser Almanaseer 1, Nedal Aloran 1, Raihan Abu Harb 1, Taleb R. Abu-Zahra 2, Saeid M. Abu-Romman 3, Issam M. Qrunfleh 2, Maen K. Hasan 2

1282-1286

Determining effective factors on earthen pond fish farming adaptation process with Cox regression model

Tayfun Çukur 1*, Gamze Saner 2

1287-1294

The interaction of water, vegetation and soil in Zhalong wetland, China

Wenguang Zhang1, Shouzheng Tong 1*, Xuehong Wang1, Bo Liu 1, Xianguo Lv 1, Xiaojie Yang 2

1295-1299

Efficacy of citrus-based disinfectants to inhibit growth, swarming, and biofilm formation of Salmonella and decontaminate parsley

Alam García-Heredia 1, Nydia Orue 2, Norma Heredia 1, Santos García 1*

1300-1304

Effect of different concentrations of effective microorganisms (Baikal EM1) on the root collar diameter and height growth in the seedlings of Anatolian black pine [Pinus nigra Arnold. subsp. pallasiana Lamb. (Holmboe)]

Atilla Atik

1305-1309

Use of native woody plants in urban landscapes

Mehmet Akif Irmak

1310-1314

The distribution dynamic of Cu element between soil and plant in northeast Leymus chinensis grassland

Xiao-mei Zhou 1, Zhen-feng Zuo 2, Yi-nong Li 1, Bing Liu 1*

1315-1320

Stream network creation and watershed definition by using digital elevation model for Samsun, Turkey

Mustafa Güler

1321-1326

Effect of salinity on ion relations of four turfgrasses

Saad Farhan Alshammary

1327-1332

A comparison of statistical and dynamic modeling of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) fungal diseases under the climate change

Zohra Aslam 1*, Mukhtar Ahmed 2, Muhammad Sajad 3, Muhammad Asif 4, Muhammad Akmal 5, Fahad Karim Awan 6, Waqas Ijaz 2, Raseela Ashraf 2, Jabar Zaman Khan Khattak 1

1333-1336

Measurements for packet error rate in wireless underground sensor networks

 Zenglin Zhang, Pute Wu *, Wenting Han, Xiaoqing Yu

1337-1342

Effects of different environmental locations on alkaloid accumulation in tobacco leaves in China

Bo Sun 1, 2, Fen Zhang 2, Guo-Hai Chu 1, Feng Li 2, Ran Wang 2, Zhao-Peng Luo 2, Chun-Yang Wei 2, Fang-Fang Huang 1, Fu-Cheng Lin 2, Guo-Jun Zhou 1*, Jun Yang 2*

1343-1348

Three-dimensional numerical simulation of sediment transport in Lake Tai based on EFDC model

Chen Lv 1, Fengjun Zhang 1*, Zhaoying Liu 1, Shaoli Hao 2, Zhongbo Wu 1

1349-1352

Challenges of sustainable development in rural areas of Albania

Diana Shehu*, Elez Osmani, Nehat Çollaku, Albana Shehu

1353-1357

Wall panels of Arundo donax L. for environmentally sustainable agriculture buildings: Thermal performance evaluation

Francesco Barreca, Carmelo Riccardo Fichera

1358-1362

Effect of grassland degradation on soil aggregate size distribution and stability in Inner Mongolia of China

Guogang Zhang 1, 2*a, Xiaodan Li 3*a, Yumei Kang 4, Guodong Han 5, Hongmei 5, Katsutoshi Sakurai 4

1363-1369

Carbon storage dynamics through forest restoration from 1999 to 2009 in China: A case study in Shaanxi province

Lei Deng, Zhou-ping Shangguan*

1370-1375

Invasion of Heracleum sosnowskyi (Apiaceae) at habitat scale in Lithuania 

Ligita Baležentienė *, Edmundas Bartkevičius

1376-1380

Adsorption removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution by fulvic acid-coated ferrihydrite 

Shiyong Wei 1, Wenjun Xiang 2

1381-1385

Perception level of rural tourism in West Mediterranean region of Turkey 

Tufan Bal *, Cihan Sipahioğlu

1386-1389

Spatial and temporal variability of soil nutrients in the black soil area of northeast China

Xiangming Zhu, Bingjin Han *, Jun Zhao

1390-1393

Effect of chronic and acute exposure to total dissolved gas supersaturation on growth and survival in juvenile rock carp (Procypris rabaudi Tchang) 

Xiaoqing Liu 1, 2, Kefeng Li 2*, Ran Li 2, Wen Jiang 2

1394-1399

Information and communication technologies – Support technologies for rural sustainable development in the European Union

Alexandru Tugui, Mircea Radu Georgescu

1400-1406

Intergrated management system: New approach for environmental management in Malaysia

Kadir Arifin 1*, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi 2, Muhammad Rizal Razman 3, Kadaruddin Aiyub 1, Azahan Awang 1, Muhamad Suhaily Yusri Che Ngah 4

1407-1412

Comparison of afforestation terrace length measurement methods in Turkey

Kayhan Menemencıoglu

1413-1416

Effects of soil tillage methods on soil quality under corn (Zea mays L.) growth

Ali Rıza Öztürkmen

1417-1420

Water consumption of ‘Granada’ peach tree with rootstock A9 in the southwest of Parana

Éder J. Mezzalira 1*, Adalberto L. de Paula 2, Gilmar A. Nava 2, André L. Piva 1, Anderson Santin 1, Fabiana L. M. de Paula 1, Paulo R. Lima 1, Jeferson Klein 1, Milciades A. M. Arrua 1, Claudio Y. Tsutsumi 1, Daniel Schwantes 1, Leandro Rampim 1

1421-1425

Structural planning of urban green space system – A case study of Xuchang, China

Lifang Qiao *, Yichuan Zhang, Anguo Qi, Haichao Luo

1426-1431

Wastewater treatability potential of floating and submerged macrophytes

Meng-Meng Liu 1, Jing-Lan Liu 2, Zhen-Ming Zhang 2*, Jia-Kai Liu 2, Rong Zhang 2, Hui-Hui Wang 2

1432-1436

Wind erosion rates for ten soils under threshold wind speed in controlled conditions

Rafal Wawer, Eugeniusz Nowocien, Boguslaw Podolski

1437-1443

Swine wastewater associated with mineral fertilization in blackoat (Avena sativa) cultures: 8th production cycle

Nathalie C. H. Kessler 1*, Silvio Cesar Sampaio 1, Mauren Sorace 1, Naimara Vieira do Prado 1, Denise Palma 1, Edison da Cunha 1, Lisdefferson Hamann Andrade 1

1444-1448

The effects caused by the replacement of native riparian forest with Eucalyptus sp. on the benthic macro-invertebrate community

Marcelo Bevilacqua Remor 1 *, Cesar Santos 2, Silvio Cesar Sampaio 3, Luciano Fabris Sgarbi 4, Mauren Sorace 3

1449-1454

Study on the wind-sand flow structure of windward slope in the Mu Us Desert, China

Yanfeng Bao 1, 2*, Guodong Ding 1, 2*, Bin Wu 1, 2, Yuqing Zhang 1, 2, Wenjun Liang 1, 2, Guanglei Gao 1, 2, Bao Wei 1, 2, Yu Ren 3

1455-1458

Diversity of plant communities of new rural public green spaces in Yangtze Delta region of China

Zunling Zhu 1, 2*, Yaliang Liu 2, Yanping Qian 2, Ning Li 2

1459-1463

Evaluation of soil fertility suitability of tobacco planting fields on slant plain in the east side of Funiushan mountainin at central China supported by GIS 

Haisheng Chen 1, 2

1464-1469

Spatial variance characteristics of soil available microelements in tobacco planting fields on slant plain in the east side of Funiushan mountain in central China

Hai-Sheng Chen 1, 3, Bin-bin Jin 2, 3*, Ting-ting Chang 2

1470-1474

Visual characterization, growth parameters, and nutritional consequences promoted by nutrient omissions in young Etlingera elatior plants

Dílson Augusto Capucho Frazão 1*, Ismael de Jesus Matos Viégas 2, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 3, Gizele Odete de Sousa 4, Diocléa Almeida Seabra Silva 2, Jamil Chaar El-Husny 6, Heráclito Eugênio Oliveira da Conceição 3, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 3

1475-1479

Action of NPK formulations on concentration of nutrients, photosynthetic pigments, and biochemical responses in Cordyline terminalis plants

Joze Melisa Nunes de Freitas 1, Roberto Cezar Lobo da Costa 1, Heliana Silva Brasil 2, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 3*, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 3, Benedito Gomes dos Santos Filho 3, Rosemiro dos Santos Galate 2, Milton Hélio Lima da Silva 4, Elaine Maria Silva Guedes 3, Douglas José Marques 5, Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 3

1480-1486

Simple, fast, and non-destructive method to estimate the leaf area in Piper nigrum plants

Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva 1*, Lillian Matias de Oliveira 2, Ariele Carneiro de Andrade 2, Layla Gerusa Souza Lima 2, Raimundo Leonardo Lima de Oliveira 2, Émile Costa Melo 2, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 2, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 3

1487-1491

Determining the type and places of drainage structures on forest roads using remote sensing and GIS

Kayhan Menemencioğlu 1*, Bayram Cemil Bilgili 2, Alkan Günlü 1

1492-1498

Growth dynamics and soil water ecological characteristics of Tamarix Chinensis Lour. forests with two site types in coastal wetland of Bohai golf

Jiang-bao Xia 1, Shu-yong Zhang 2, Guang-can Zhang 2*, Jing-wei Xu 3, Jing-tao Liu 1, Chuan-rong Li 2, Hongbo-Shao 4*

1499-1505

Changes in root zone salt content and rice yield on saline-sodic soils across a salinity gradient under different irrigation schedules

Yue-qing Chen 1, 2, Guang-xin Zhang 1*, Y. Jun Xu 3, Li-Li Wu 1, Zhi-gang Huang 1

1506-1508

Effect of maize intercropped with alfalfa and sweet clover on soil carbon dioxide emissions during the growing season in North China Plain

Jian-xiong Huang 1, Peng Sui 1, Sheng-wei Nie 1, 2, Wang-sheng Gao 1, Yuan-quan Chen 1*

1509-1513

Effect of azadirachtin and rotenone on Trichogramma papilionis (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

Mogeret Binti Sidi 1, Md. Touhidul Islam 1, 3, Yusof Ibrahim 2, Dzolkhifli Omar 1*

1514-1521

Heavy metal uptake and translocation in Strobilanthes crispus for phytoremediation of sewage sludge contaminated soil

Nik Muhamad Majid 1, 2, Md. Monirul Islam 1*, Azura Taha 1

1522-1527

Characteristics of dissolved organic carbon leaching from hillslope cropland of purple soil in the Sichuan Basin, China

Taikui Li 1, 2*, Bo Zhu 1, Xiaoguo Wang 1, Changlin Kou 2

1528-1531

Contamination with Fusarium mycotoxins in triticale depends on agrotechnical factors and cultivar

Marzena Mikos-Szymańska, Grażyna Podolska

1532-1538

Evaluation of visual landscape perception for Incilipinar and Adalet Park cases

Murat Akten 1*, Mine Çelık 2