Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 3&4,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Volume 9, Issue 3&4, 2011
Journal Contents

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The effect of thermal processing on soluble dietary fibre fraction in wheat

Adrian Caprita, Rodica Caprita *


Dietary and physical activity counseling in high-risk asymptomatic patients with metabolic syndrome – A primary care intervention

Claudiu Avram 1*, Mircea Iurciuc 2, Laura Craciun 2, Adina Avram 2, Stela Iurciuc 2, Cristian Oancea 2, Dan Gaita 2


Storage temperature and quality of red mombin fruits (Spondias purpurea L.)

Douglas Seijum Kohatsu 1*, Valdir Zucareli 1, Wilian Polaco Brambilla 2, Regina Marta Evangelista 3, Elizabeth Orika Ono 4, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva 1


Physico-chemical properties of a complementary diet prepared from germinated maize, cowpea and pigeon pea

Mopelola Ajoke Sodipo, Joseph Bandele Fashakin


Essential oil composition from the seeds of Dalbergia odorifera T. Chen grown in Hainan, China

Lianhe Zheng 2†, Li Wang1,2†, Xuan Guo 2, Xiaoxuan Li 2, Zhengxing Chen 1, 2 *


Indole-3-acetic acid and tryptophan in Istrian Malvasia grapes and wine

Luna Maslov 1‡, Ana Jeromel 1‡, Stanka Herjavec 1, Ana-Marija Jagatić Korenika 1, Marin Mihaljević 1, Tomislav Plavša 2


Comparison of some chemical and microbiological quality of homemade tarhana in Ankara, Turkey

Aslı Uçar*,Funda Pınar Çakıroğlu


Oxalate content of eleven indigenous Thai plants

Leo Vanhanen 1, Geoffrey P. Savage 1*, Chancherdchai Sangketkit 2


Effect of extraction conditions on the solubility of non-starch polysaccharides of wheat and barley

Rodica Caprita *, Adrian Caprita, Iuliana Cretescu


Storage-induced changes in protein interactions and protein solubility in common beans

Silvia Renata Machado Coelho 1*, Sandra Helena Prudêncio 2, Divair Christ 1, Silvio Cesar Sampaio 1


Near infrared spectroscopic measurements in liquid egg white products kept at 50, 55 and 60°C

Csaba Németh *, Ádám Pataki, Gábor Jónás, József Surányi, László Friedrich, Klára Pásztor-Huszár, Csaba Balla


DNA analysis reveals potential risks for fish species conservation derived from mislabeling of dietetic complements

Ardura A.*, Jardón A., Hernández E., Martínez J. L., García-Vázquez E.


Effect of black carrot (Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef.) fiber addition on the composition and quality characteristics of cookies

Secil Turksoy, Sule Keskin, Berrin Ozkaya, Hazım Ozkaya


The effect of surface color on palm oil quality during the ripening process of fresh fruits

Afshin Keshvadi 1*, Johari Bin Endan 1, Haniff Harun 2, Desa Ahmad 3, Farah Saleena 1


Distribution and excretion of the PEGylated recombinant new human interleukin-6 (PEG-rhIL-6) in rats

Zhen-hua Wang 1, 2, Shu-fang Wang 3, Xiao-gang Du 1, Zhi-yu Chen 1, Xiaohan Cao 1, Xian-yin Zeng 1*


Nutritional composition of raw and processed pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown in Nigeria

S. S. Audu, M. O. Aremu *


An appraisal of Nigeria’s health sector and its healthcare delivery system

Yemisi I. Ogunlela


Grains quality and safety management situation and its countermeasures in China

M. Wang 1, Y. Sun 2, L. J. Shan 3*


The essential oil composition of Iranian oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) populations in field and provenance from Piranshahr district, West Azarbaijan province, Iran

Mohamad Pirigharnaei 1*, Samad Zare 1, Reza Heidari 1, Jalil Khara 1, Reza Emamali Sabzi 2, Farshad Kheiry 2


Isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens in minimally processed vegetable salads in some Saudi restaurants using DNA sequencing

Mohammad A. Khiyami 1*, Maher M. Shehata 1*, Noura A. Al-Faris 2


Ultrasound-accelerated enzymatic hydrolysis of defatted larva flour of Tenebrio molitor (L.)

Chunhua Dai 1, 2, Haile Ma 2, Xiaohong Gu 1, Jian Tang 1*


Biochemical changes and inhibition of sprouting by light quality treatments in sweet potatoes during storage

Kuan H. Lin 1, Ming C. Shih 2, Wen C. Tsai 1, Hsiao F. Lo 3, Shih Y. Hwang 4, Shu L. Bing 1, Yung C. Lai 5*


A master packaging system for preserving strawberries in the fresh produce supply chain

Mijin Jeong 1, Duck Soon An 1, Seung Ju Lee 2, Dong Sun Lee1*


Effect of cold storage and 1-MCP treatment on postharvest changes of fruit quality and cell wall metabolism in sweet cherry

Jianmei Wei 1, Xiudong Qi 3, Junfeng Guan 2*, Xiangqiu Zhu 1


Antioxidant activity of fulvic acid: A living matter-derived bioactive compound

Noemí Cárdenas Rodríguez 1*, Elvia Coballase Urrutia 1, Bernardino Huerta Gertrudis 1, José Pedraza Chaverri 2, Gerardo Barragán Mejía 1


Hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein from olive leaves: Potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities

Ehsen Haloui 1, Belsem Marzouk 2, Zohra Marzouk 1*, Abderrahman Bouraoui 3, Nadia Fenina 1


Shelf-life quality of rabbit meat under different storage conditions

Christopher A. Eneji 1*, Christine A. Emmanuel Ikpeme 2, Magnus I. Anya 1, Oluwatosin O. Kennedy Oko1


Degradation kinetics of water-soluble annatto extract and sensory evaluation of annatto colored yoghurt

K. Parvin 1, M. G. Aziz 1, 2*, Y. A. Yusof 2, M. S. H. Sarker 2, 4, H. P. Sill 3


Characterization and content of total soluble protein and amino acids of traditional common bean cultivars collected in Parana state, Brazil

Pedro S. Vidigal Filho 1, Maria C. Gonçalves-Vidigal 1, Andréa B. da Rocha 2, Ray Hammerschmidt 2, William W. Kirk 2, Juliana Parisotto Poletine 1*, James D. Kelly 3


Chemical, fungal and sensory properties of groundnut and cashewnut paste (ose-oji)

J. Eke-Ejiofor 1*, E. C. Chukwu 2, F. Owuno 1, I. I. Ebo 1


Cardioprotective compounds of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) fruit

Alireza Omidizadeh 1, Rokiah Mohd Yusof 1*, Amin Ismail 1, Shahin Roohinejad 2, Leila Nateghi 2, Mohd Zuki Abu Bakar 3


Lipid-lowering evaluation of cold-pressed Camelina sativa oil

Qianchun Deng, Fenghong Huang *, Qingde Huang, Jiqu Xu, Changsheng Liu


Effect of sorghum type (Sorghum bicolor) and traditional fermentation on tannins and phytic acid contents and trypsin inhibitor activity

Ibrahim Elzien Abdel Rahman 1, Magdi Abdel Whab Osman 2*


Variations in bioactivity and conformation of trypsin adsorbed on different size nanoparticles

Li Li, Hong-Hua Xu *, Yu-Jun Jiang, Guo-Ping Yu, Li-Gang Zhang, Yan Xu


The effect of salinity on stomata and leaf characteristics of dihaploid melon lines and their hybrids

İlknur Solmaz 1*, Nebahat Sari 1, Yildiz Dasgan 1, Hakan Aktas 2, Halit Yetisir 3, Husnu Unlu 2


Factors affecting the adoption of sawah technology system of rice production in Nigeria

C. I. Alarima 1*, A. Kolawole 2, C. I. Sodiya 3, O. I. Oladele 4*, T. Masunaga 1, T. Wakatsuki 5


Knowledge and training needs of farmers adopting sawah rice production technology in Nigeria

C. I. Alarima 1*, A. Kolawole 2, E. Fabusoro 3, A. A. Ajulo 4, T. Masunaga 1, T. Wakatsuki 5


Effect of maturity stage and seed treatment on germination, seed dormancy and certain pod and seed traits of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.)

Aysen Uzun


Composition of essential amino acids in emmer wheat landraces and old and modern varieties of bread wheat

Petr Konvalina 1*, Ivana Capouchová 2*, Zdeněk Stehno 3*, Jan Moudrý jr. 1, Jan Moudrý 1


Economic yield loss threshold of weed control in polygerm and monogerm sugar beet cultivars

Saeed Heravi Asl 1, Bahram Mirshekari 2*


Determination of harvesting costs and cost analysis for different olive harvesting methods

Gıyasettin Cicek


Quality classification of peanuts based on image processing

Hong Chen *, Jing Wang, Qiaoxia Yuan *, Peng Wan


Effect of harvest date on fruit maturity, quality and storability of ‘Lodel’ apples

Nomeda Kviklienė, Darius Kviklys, Alma Valiuškaitė, Pranas Viskelis *, Nobertas Uselis, Juozas Lanauskas, Loreta Buskiene


Effect of pre- and postload 1-MCP on quality of ‘Tsugaru’ apples exposed to ethylene

Seok-Kyu Jung 1, Hyun-Sug Choi 2*, Mengmeng Gu 3


Cereals and Aegilops genus biodiversity survey in the west Balkans: Erosion and preservation

Miodrag Dimitrijević 1, Sofija Petrović 1, Carmen Cîmpeanu 2, Daniel Bucur 3, Milivoj Belić 1


Willingness and preferences of farmers and urban consumers for participating in community supported agriculture in Karaj County, Iran

H. Shabanali Fami 1*, G. H. Pezeshki Rad 2, J. Ghasemi 1, S. Soror Amini 1, M. Saadat Zadeh 1


Excessive fertiliser input in farmer-level soybean production: Evidence from the measurements of technical efficiency in Suihua City, China

Yongfu Chen 1*,Beibei Wu 1, Jing Zhao 2


Fertilization with green manure on Chasselas Doré grape vine as an alternative for sustainable viticulture

Liliana Rotaru *, Vasile Stoleru, Mihai Mustea


The effect of plant density and nitrogen fertilization on yield, yield components and grain protein of grain sorghum

Ali Soleymani *, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian, Lila Naranjani


The influence of manganese sulfate on yield and yield components of three wheat cultivars in Abadeh region

Ali Soleymani 1*, Mehran Hoodagi 2, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 1, Arash Karimi 1


Morphological traits, yield and yield components of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) cultivars under drought stress condition in Kerman province

Ali Soleymani *, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian, Seyed Hossein Hosseini Far, Lila Naranjani


The effect of rootstock and nutrient solution concentration on eggplant grown in a soilless system

Carla Cassaniti, Francesco Giuffrida *, Domenica Scuderi, Cherubino Leonardi


Fuel consumption during cereal and rape harvesting and methods of its reduction

Liudvikas Špokas, Dainius Steponavičius *


Relationships between morphological characteristics and bean yield under drought stress and non-stress conditions

Noshin Farjzadeh Memari Tabrizi 1, Varahram Rashidi 2, Mehrdad Yarnia 3*, Elnaz Farajzadeh 1


Plant regeneration of Clitoria ternatea from leaf explants cultured in vitro

Normadiha Mohamed *, Rosna Mat Taha


Supplementary red-LED lighting affects phytochemicals and nitrate of baby leaf lettuce

Giedrė Samuolienė *, Aušra Brazaitytė, Ramūnas Sirtautas, Algirdas Novičkovas, Pavelas Duchovskis


Effect of soil compaction on root growth and nutrient uptake of forage crops

Mehmet Parlak 1*, Altıngül Özaslan Parlak 2


Cloning and expression patterns of the HvP5CS gene from barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Saeid M. Abu-Romman 1*, Tarek G. Ammari 2, Leena A. Irshaid 1, Naser M. Salameh 3, Maen K. Hasan 4, Hazem S. Hasan 4


Effects of butyric acid glycerides and antibiotic growth promoter on the performance and intestinal histomorphometry of broiler chickens

Reza Sayrafi 1*, Farhad Soltanalinejad 1, Rsoul Shahrooz 1, Shaban Rahimi 2


The investigation of paclobutrazol effects on growth and yield of two potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars under different plant density

Behrooz Esmaielpour 1, Saeid Hokmalipour 2*, Parisa Jalilvand , Ghobad Salimi 4


Yield and yield components of cowpea as affected by different sources and application rates of nitrogen fertilizers

Farhad Farahvash *, Bahram Mirshekari


Genetic diversity of caper plant (Capparis ssp.) from North Morocco

Naoual Saifi 1, 2, Jamal Ibijbijen 1*, Ghizlane Echchgadda 2


Effects of osmopriming on drought stress tolerance of perennial rye (Secale montanum Guss.) during germination

Rouhollah Amini


Comparison of different depletion strategies for Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius) plasma

E. J. Alyamani 1, M. M. Shehata 1, M. A. Al-Dubaib 2, A. S. Alshanqeeti 1, M. B. Alfageeh 1, A. Al-Naeem3, K. A. Al-Busadah 3, K. B. J. Alharbi 2, M. E. Hashad 2, O. M. Mahmoud 2, Abdulaziz M. Al-Swailem 1*


Influence of intermittent irrigation on water consumption and yield of cold rice in Northeast China

Xiao Nie 1, 2, Yiyong Wang 1*, Xingtu Liu 1, Zhichun Zhao 1


Fusarium identification by PCR and DON content in grains of ancient wheat

Petr Konvalina 1*, Ivana Capouchová 2, Zdeněk Stehno 3, Jan Moudrý jr. 1, Jan Moudrý 1


Effect of moisture content on some engineering properties of peanut varieties

Sayed Hossein Payman 1*, Fatemeh Rahimi Ajdadi 2, Iraj Bagheri 3, Mohammad Reza Alizadeh 4


Desirable models of crop production systems for circumventing bottlenecks in cultivar release and dissemination in sub-Saharan Africa

E.T. Gwata


Influence of silage maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars and different water level on nutritive value

Ehsan Shahrabian *, Ali Soleymani


Multiplication and cryogenic storage of Artemisia herba-alba: A medicinal plant

Mohamad A. Shatnawi


Assessment of genetic diversity in Iranian north-western chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) landraces and cultivars using RAPD markers

Nasser Mohebalipour 1*, Saeid Aharizad 2, Majid Mokhtari 1, Nasser Zareh 3


The influence of sowing date on winter rape over-wintering and yield in the middle Lithuania

Rimantas Velička, Rita Pupalienė*, Lina Marija Butkevičienė, Zita Kriaučiūnienė


Dry matter distribution as affected by N rates and intra- and interspecific competition in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Amir Aynehband *, Sara Asadi, Afrasiab Rahnama


Genotypic and exogenous factors affecting linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) anther culture

Natalija Burbulis, Aušra Blinstrubienė


The effect of grazing management and camelina seed supplementation in the diet on milk performance and milk fatty acid composition of dairy ewes

Daniel Mierlita*, Stelian Daraban, Florin Lup, Anca Chereji


Ionome variation in bean plant growth under different Se forms and application rates

Martha A. Hermosillo-Cereceres 1, Esteban Sánchez-Chávez 1*, René R. Balandran-Quintana 2, Ana M. Mendoza-Wilson 2, Alexandro Guevara-Aguilar 1, Ezequiel Muñoz-Márquez 1, Monica L. García-Bañuelos 1


Effect of thiourea on dormancy breaking minitubers and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv. Agria in greenhouse experiment

Sardar Germchi 1, Mohammad Bagher Khorshidi-Benam 2*, Davoud Hassan Panah 3, Fariborz Shekari 4


Carotenoid and molecular marker-based diversity assessment in tropical yellow endosperm maize inbred lines

Oyenike Adeyemo 1, Abebe Menkir 2*, Melaku Gedil 2, Olusesan Omidiji 1


Grain yield and physiological growth indices in maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids under seed biopriming with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)

Raouf Seyed Sharifi


Interference of wild oat (Avena fatua) with wheat cultivars

Rogayeh Hajizadeh 1, Bahram Mirshekari 2*


Identification of novel protein biomarkers associated with Johne’s disease in Camelus dromedarius plasma using differential proteomics

Essam J. Alyamani 1, Maher M. Shehata 1, Musaad A. Al-Dubaib 2, Mohamed B. Alfageeh 1, Ali S.Alshanqeeti 1, Abdulmohsen A. Al-Naeem 3, Khalid A. Al-Busadah 3, Khalid B. Alharbi 2, Mahmood E. Hashad 2, Osama M. Mahmoud 2,Abdulaziz M. Al-Swailem 1*


Simulation of the growth and the production of the tomato in typical greenhouses of the Mediterranean environment

Alvaro Marucci *, Barbara Pagniello


Effect of root excretions from spring cereal seedlings on legume seeds germination

AJerzy Księżak, Mariola Staniak *


Effect of maize-legume intercropping on soil nitrate and ammonium accumulation

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


Estimating harvest index of winter wheat from canopy spectral reflectance information

Heli Li 1, 2, Yi Luo 1*, Xiaoping Xue 3, Yujin Zhao 3, Hong Zhao 3, Feng Li 3


Effect of soil tillage system on soil properties and yield in some arable crops

Teodor Rusu*, Paula Ioana Moraru, Ioan Rotar


Effects of different soil management practices on production and quality of olive groves in Southern Albania

Bardhosh Ferraj 1, Zydi Teqja 1, Lush Susaj 1, Ndoc Fasllia 2, Zef Gjeta 2, Ndoc Vata 1, Astrit Balliu 1*


Embryogenesis and plant regeneration from isolated microspores of Brassica napus L. under different incubation time

Behzad Ahmadi 1, Mortaza Ghadimzadeh 2, Amir Fayaz Moghaddam 2, Khoshnood Alizadeh 3*


Heritability estimates for yield and related traits based on testcross progeny performance of resistant maize inbred lines

Farhan Ali 1, 2*, Mareeya Muneer 3, Hidayatur Rahman 3, Muhammad Noor 3, Durrishahwar 3, Sabina Shaukat 3, Jianbing Yan 1


Analysis of morphological variability in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s autochthonous apple germplasm

Fuad Gaši 1*, Silvio Šimon 2, Naris Pojskić 3, Mirsad Kurtović 1, Ivan Pejić 2


Studying cold resistance of three commercial cultivars of Iranian almond via ion leakage parameter at different times after chilling

H. Afshari 1*, T. Parvaneh 2, A. G. Ebadi 1, H. Abbaspour 1, H. A. Arab 1


Physiological response of wheat cultivars to nitrogen sources

Hossein Ajam Norouzi 1*, Hossein Afshari 2, Ehsan Salmani Biary 3, Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi 4


An initial examination of the population genetic structure of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Croatian apple orchards

Ivana Pajač 1*, Božena Barić 1, Silvio Šimon 2, Katarina M. Mikac 3, Ivan Pejić 2


Multi-criteria evaluation of new humic fertilizers effectiveness and optimal rate on a basis of TOPSIS method

Ligita Baležentienė *, Evaldas Klimas


Economical and biological yield of corn (Zea mays L.) as affected by nitrogen fertilization under different irrigation interstices

Mehdi Dahmardeh


Dietary effects of L-carnitine supplement on performance and blood parameters of broiler chickens

Mir Mehdi Hossininezhad 1, Mehrdad Irani 1, Alireza Seidavi 2*


Role of farmyard manure, sulphuric acid and tillage implements on barley yield

Parviz Mohajer Milani 1*, M. P. Babayev 2, Q.Z. Azizov 2


Biotechnology in agriculture: Implications for agricultural extension and advisory services

Olubukola O. Babalola 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2*


Response of fruit trees to composting of animal manures in the tree line

Azmi M. Abu-Rayyan 1*, Fahmi A. Shatat 2, Barakat E. Abu-Irmaileh 3


Effects of seed priming with Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on yield and yield attributes of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids

Raouf Seyed Sharifi 1*, Kazem Khavazi 2


Monitoring of plant growth, yield, vitamin C and nitrate concentrations in organically and conventionally grown white head cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) in two successive seasons

Sedat Citak, Sahriye Sonmez *


Effects of water deficit stress on yield, yield components and phenology of canola (Brassica napus L.) at different growth stages

A. BirunAra 1, F. Shekari 2*, M.B. Hassanpouraghdam 3, M. B. Khorshidi 4, E. Esfandyari 2


Influence of different nitrogen levels on growth and production parameters in maize plants

Ricardo Shigueru Okumura 1*, Hideaki Wilson Takahashi 2, Davi Gustavo Costa dos Santos 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 3, Daiane de Cinque Mariano 1, Odair José Marques 1, Milton Helio Lima da Silva 4, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 3, Joaquim Alves de Lima Junior 3


Organic agriculture in African countries: A review

S. A. Adebayo, O. I. Oladele *


Effect of different ratios of nitrate and ammonium on seed yield, oil yield, physiological attributes and fatty acid composition of canola under conditions of salt stress

Ahmad Bybordi


Multiple regression analysis in competition between lambsquarters and rapeseed

Negar Valizadeh, Bahram Mirshekari *


Extraction and isolation of PCR amplifiable genomic DNA from Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze

Kabir M. Umar, Abdulkarim S. Mohammed *, Son Radu, Azizah Abdul-Hamid, Nazamid B. Saari


Root redox-system activities and H2O2 – metabolizing enzymes in cucumber cultivars grown in conditions of iron deficit

Nadejda Babalakova 1, Zeinab Salama 2*, Snejka Rocheva 1, Mohammed El-Fouly 3


Frequency of slaughtering gravid cows and its economic implications in some selected parts of Ogun State, Nigeria

Babatunde B. A. Taiwo, Adeleke O. Fayemi *, Ademola O. Okubanjo, Adesina A. Adekunmisi


Freezing tolerance in Iranian safflower accessions under controlled and field conditions

Khoshnoud Alizadeh, Mahmood Pouryousef *, Shaghayegh Sharifi


Physiological responses of tolerant spring wheat lines under water stress

Sima Taheri 1*, Jalal Saba 2, Farid Shekari 2, Thohirah Lee Abdullah 3


Analysis of costs and returns to management in yam wholesale market in Efon-Alaaye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria

J. A. Folayan 1*, A. E. Oguntade 2


Estimation of genetic parameters for potassium content in bread wheat(Triticum aestivum L.) under rainfed conditions

Jalal Saba *, Azam Maleki, Farid Shekari


Efficiency of Pochonia chlamydosporia in Meloidogyne incognita control in lettuce crop (Lactuca sativa L.)

Cláudia R. Dias-Arieira 1*, Simone de M. Santana 1, Leandro G. de Freitas 2, Tatiana P. L. da Cunha 1, Fábio Biela 1, Heriksen H. Puerari 1, Fernando M. Chiamolera 1


Effect of spiking of young males in different percentage on economic performance of broiler breeder flock

Hadi Haghbin Nazarpak 1*, Ali-Reza Fallah-Khair 2


Prediction model for estimating optimum harvesting time of oil palm fresh fruit bunches

Mohd. Hudzari Razali 1*, Wan Ishak Wan Ismail 1, Abd. Rahman Ramli 2, Md. Nasir Sulaiman 3, Mohd.Haniff Harun 4


Effect of enterotoxin on promotion of adhesion of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Xue-Feng Qi 1*, Fang Wang 1, Da-Hui Wang 1, Ai-Hua Wang 1, Chun-Jiang Wang 1, Jin-Long Yang 2, Bao Zhao 1, Xian-Jun Zhao 1


Boron application before sowing of sunflower hybrids

Carolina Amaral Tavares da Silva 1*, Adenilson Cagol 2, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva 3, Lúcia Helena Pereira Nóbrega4


Impact of different growing locations on biochemical and sensory quality of carrot cv. T-29

Tanveer Ahmad 1, Muhammad Amjad 1*, Ahmad Sattar Khan 1, Ashfaq Ahmad 2


Effect of dietary L-arginine and L-glutamine supplementation on H. parasuis infection

Guan Yang1, Jinping Deng1, 2*, Wenkai Ren3, Gang Liu3, Run Cheng Li3, Xiaosong Wu1*, Dingding Su1


Effects of auxins and humic acids on in vitro rooting of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)

D. Rzepka-Plevnes 1, D. Kulpa 1*, D. Gołębiowska 2, D. Porwolik 1


Effect of Trinexapac-ethyl and nitrogen fertilization on wheat growth and yield

Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva 1*, Rogério Schmidt 2, Carolina Amaral Tavares da Silva 3, Antonio Nolla 1, Fernando Favero 4, Juliana Parisotto Poletine 1


Nanotechnology and synthetic biology – Potential in crop improvement

Yvonne Lokko 1*, Chikelu Mba 2, Madeleine Spencer 1, Brad Till 1, Pierre Lagoda 1


The effect of different levels of Fumaria parviflora Lam. on the functions and death rates of fleshy chickens under heat stress conditions

Sayed-Mostafa Akbary 1*, Sayed-Majid Hosseini 2, Yaaghoob Zeraatkish 1*, Naser Maheri-Sis 3


Breeding of L-arginine-producing strain and optimization of fermentation conditions

Yulong Yin 1*, Xiangshan Tang 1, 2, Zhou Dong 1, 2, Zhi-Ru Tang 3


Rapid and high efficiency regeneration from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) using thidiazuron as cytokinin source

Afsaneh Yousefpour Dokhaniyeh 1*, Bahram Baghban Kohnehrouz 2, Amir Mousavi 3, Ashraf Gholizadeh 4, Ahmad Khalighi 5


Morphology and yield of ratoon forage sorghums under varying salinity and irrigation frequency

Ali Reza Saberi 1*, Siti Aishah Hassan 2, Ridzwan Abd Halim 2, Zaharah Abdul Rahman 3


The determination of nature walk routes regarding nature tourism in north-western Turkey, Şarköy District

Tuğba Kiper


Time duration between sunflower and weed emergence influences physiological characteristics of Chenopodium album

Hossein Golipour, Bahram Mirshekari *


Optimization of fermentation process of antagonistic Bacillus subtilis BS24 using Plackett-Burman design and response surface methodology

Liang Chen 1*, Ming Hui 1, Wu-ling Chen 2*


Self-perceived competency among graduating students in the school of agriculture, North-West university, Mafikeng, South Africa

Oladimeji Idowu Oladele


An overview of poultry and livestock waste management practices in Ogun State, Nigeria

Ayodeji O. Olarinmoye 1*, Oluwatoyin G. Tayo 2†, Akintunde O. Akinsoyinu 3


Allelopathic effects of rapeseed residue on germination and seedling growth of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)

Tannaz Maghrebi 1, Bahram Mirshekari 2*


Study on the feeding habits of fishery organisms in the Yangtze River estuary and the southern Yellow Sea in spring with δ13C method

Zhongyi Li, Zhimeng Zhuang, Fangqun Dai, Xianshi Jin*


Effects of silicon on photosynthesis and concentration of nutrients of Brassica napus L. in saline-stressed conditions

Mohammad Taher Nezami 1*, Ahmad Bybordi 2


Growth responses of various saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) clones under salt stress conditions

Mohammad Pessarakli *, David M. Kopec, Dennis T. Ray


Responses of various saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) clones to drought stress at different mowing heights

Mohammad Pessarakli *, David M. Kopec


The temporal and spatial variability of soil properties in an agricultural system as affected by farming practices in the past 25 years

Shuhai Jia 1*, De Zhou 1, 2, Dazhi Xu 3


Three-dimensional simulation of flow around a groyne with large-eddy turbulence model

Mahdi Shahrokhi, Hamed Sarveram *


Preliminary study on bacteria associated with invertebrates in granular active carbon filter

Tao Lin 1, 2, Jian Zhang 2*, Wei Chen 1, 2, Wei Hua 3, Bin Shen 2


Ion adaptive mechanisms of Leymus chinensis to saline-alkali stress

Hongyuan Ma 1, 2, Zhengwei Liang 1, 2*, Haoyu Yang 1, 2, Lihua Huang 1, 2, Mingli Zhao 3


Applicability of energy crops for metal phytostabilization of soils moderately contaminated with copper, nickel and zinc

Jolanta Korzeniowska 1*, Ewa Stanisławska Glubiak 1, Janusz Igras 2


Life cycle assessment (LCA) of crops for energy production

Magdalena Borzęcka-Walker *, Antoni Faber, Rafał Pudełko, Jerzy Kozyra, Alina Syp, Robert Borek


Characteristics of heavy metal accumulation in Broussonetia papyrifera in an antimony mine

Fangping Tong 1*, Yingzhong Long 1, Jiangxing Yi 2, Gui Li 2, Wenfeng Shi 2, Aiqin Yi 1


Factors influencing the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by Iranian vocational agricultural educators

Asef Karimi 1*, Mahmoud Ahmadpour Daryani 2, Gholamhossein Hosseininia 3, Hamid Forozanfar 4, Houman Forozanfar 2


Phytoremediation with transgenic poplar

Huiping Dai 1, Genliang Jia 2, Shijing Feng 1, Anzhi Wei 2*, Hui Song 3, Tuxi Yang 1, Chaofeng Wang 2


The structure and spatial patterns of three desert shrub communities in the western Ordos Plateau: Implications for biodiversity conservation

Junqi Chen 1, 2, Jinglan Liu 3, Xiaohui Yang 4*, Yange Wang 4, 5, Xinxiao Yu 1


Behaviour of metazachlor applied with additives in soil: Laboratory and field studies

Mariusz Kucharski *, Jerzy Sadowski


Temporal physicochemical variations in burnt rice husk: Improvement of fertigation protocols in carnation crops

M. F. Quintero 1, M. R. Melgarejo 1, D. F. Ortega 1, J. L. Valenzuela 2, M. Guzmán 3*


Environment and diversity of ichthyoplankton in the seagrass beds of Sungai Pulai Estuary, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia

Roushon Ara 1*, Aziz Arshad 1, 2, S. M. Nurul Amin 2, Siti Khalijah Daud 3, Mazlan Abdul Ghaffar 4


Effects of chemical fertilizer and different organic manures application on soil pH, EC and organic matter content

Sedat Citak, Sahriye Sonmez *


Phenotypic plasticity of hypocotyl is an emergence strategy for species with different seed size in response to light and burial depth

Wei Zheng, Hong Xiang Zhang, Wisdom Japhet, Daowei Zhou *


Investigation of effective parameters on stepped and straight drops energy dissipation using physical modeling

Adell Moradi Sabzkoohi 1, Seyed Mahmood Kashefipour 2, Mahmood Bina 2


The comparison of diameter increment of oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky) in different regions of the Caspian forests

Ali Reza Eslami 1*, Majid Hassani 2,


Network analysis based designing for a municipal solid waste collection and transportation system

Farzad Taghizadeh*, Taghi Safavian


The modeling of the spreading of oil slick on the Caspian Sea

Shahriar Ghorbanpour *, Aliqismet Feyzulla oglu Aminbeyov, Sevinc Haciyeva


Contribution of a studying methodology for the control of the reliability of classical dissipation pool

Yahia Mouloudi *, Ahmed Kettab


Bioactivity of some plant extracts against Drechslera biseptata and Fusarium solani

Amira M. Abu-Taleb 1*, Kadriya El-Deeb 2, Fatimah O. Al-Otibi 3


A modified arrangement of multi-prismatic tips on a horizontal sensor for on-the-go measurement of soil mechanical resistance

Ahmad Sharifi, Ahmad Mohsenimanesh *, Bahareh Jamshidi


Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of ofloxacin residue in environment matrix

Xiaolin Hou 1, Kaijun Guo 1, Jie Bao 2, Yongnin Wu 3, Huanrong Li 1*


Spatial analysis and semi-quantitative modeling of specific sediment yield in six catchments of the central rift valley of Ethiopia

Derege Tsegaye Meshesha 1*, Atsushi Tsunekawa 1, Mitsuru Tsubo 1, Nigussie Haregeweyn 1, 2


Effect of weather conditions on photosynthetic and flavonoid pigment contents in leaves of grapevine cultivars during growing season

Carmen Doina Jitareanu*, Liana Doina Toma, Cristina Slabu, Alina Elena Marta


The effect of sowing period on the ecophysiological response in some sunflower hybrids cultivated in the Moldavian Plain, Romania

Carmen Doina Jitareanu *, Liana Doina Toma, Cristina Slabu, Alina Elena Marta


Analysis of effective components on professional development of agricultural extension agents in Kermanshah Province in Iran

Horiyeh Moradi 1*, Masoud Bijani 2, Hossein Shabanali Fami 3, Negin Fallah Haghighi 4, Ahmad Reza Tamadon 5, Alireza Moradi 6


Predicting wetland distribution under climate warming based on radial basic function network in the Great Xing’an Mountains

Huitao Liu, Hongjuan Liu, Limei Tan, Shuhui Yu, Jintong Liu *


Carbon budget and its response to environmental factors in young and mature poplar plantations along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China

Jinxing Zhou 1, Yuan Wei 1, Jun Yang 2, Xiaohui Yang 2*,  Zeping Jiang 1, Jiquan Chen 3, Asko. Noormets 4, Xiaosong Zhao 5


Food security and farmers’ income: Impacts of the grain for green programme on rural households in China

Lei Deng, Zhou-ping Shangguan*


Resource-dependent water use strategy of two desert shrubs on interdune, Northwest China

Yajuan Zhu, Zhiqing Jia *, Xiaohui Yang


A rapid quantitative detection method of colorimetric test strip based on machine vision

Youchun Ding, Qiaohua Wang*


Environmental impact of fertilization and pesticide application in vegetable cropping systems under greenhouse and open field conditions

Alvaro Marucci 1*, Enio Campiglia 2, Giuseppe Colla 1, Barbara Pagniello 1


A method to develop the requirements analysis and specifications phase of integrated computer-based information systems for certified plant traceability

Simona M. C. Porto, Claudia Arcidiacono *, Giovanni Cascone


Effect of glufosinate-ammonium, glyphosate and imazapyr herbicides at two spraying volumes on Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeuschel

Rosli B. Mohamad *, Yahya Awang, Muhammad Saizam Jusoff, Adam Puteh


Facilities management in Malaysia: Building maintenance perspective in health and safety aspect

Kadir Arifin 1*, Hafizi Zakaria 1, Shaharuddin Ahmad 1, Kadaruddin Aiyub 1, Muhammad Rizal Razman 2, Azahan Awang 1


Changes in soil properties and productivity as affected by land use and slope position in the northwest of Iran

Leila Nazmi 1*, Hossein Asadi 2, Ruzanna Manukyan 1


Qualitative research for environmental sciences: A review

Pezhman Roudgarmi


Co-composting of palm oil mill wastes

C. Y. Yeoh 1, N. L. Chin 1*, C. S. Tan 2


Populations and distribution of filamentous fungi and bacteria in some educational buildings in Dammam, eastern Saudi Arabia

Amira Hassan, Abdullah Al-Abdalall *


Sorption behavior of Zn (II) ions by low cost and biological natural hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite from industrial waste water

R. Bazargan-Lari 1*, M. E. Bahrololoom 1, A. Nemati 2


The effect of different rates and forms of sulphur applied on soil microbial biomass and activity

Shizhang Zheng 1, 2, Jun Fan1, Hongqing Hu 1*


Qualitative analysis of strategies for maximizing the utilization of Taung irrigation scheme, South Africa by farmers

S. S. Tekana, O. I. Oladele *


Temperature and precipitation variability over Euro-near East Asia

Zafer Aslan 1*, Pammy Manchanda 2, Abul H. Siddiqi 3


Analysis of potential affecting factors of China’s agricultural trade

Lijie Shan 1, 3, Chao Cui 2, Linhai Wu 2*


An environmentally friendly alternative (MS2® -CeraTrap®) for control of fruit flies in Mexico

Martin de los Santos Ramos 1, Ricardo Hernández Pérez 2*, José M. Cerdà Subirachs 3, Filiberto Nieves Ordaz 4, Jorge A. Torres Santillán 4, Arturo Bello Rivera 1, Diego Franco Leal García 5


The advantages of Quickbird images for detailed soil survey studies

Mehmet Eren Oztekin 1*, Yakup Kenan Koca 2


Genetics, breeding and selection in silkworm: A review

Morteza Esfandiari 1, Shahaboddin Gharahveysi 1, Alireza Seidavi 2*


Screening of the accessions of tall perennial grass species as feasible energy crops for biomethane production

Nijolė Lemežienė, Bronislava Butkutė, Juozas Kanapeckas, Giedrė Dabkevičienė, Žydrė Kadžiulienė, Vilma Kemešytė, Vaclovas Stukonis, Egidijus Vilčinskas


Water quality of throughfall and stemflow in planted forest in Guangxi, China

Gairen Yang 1, 2, Xianhui Shi 2, Desuo Cai 1, Chengbiao Huang 2, Shiman Lei 2, Hua Zhang 3*


Describing and analysing the association between meteorological variables and adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Hassan M. Khormi 1*, Lalit Kumar 4, Ramze A. Elzahrany 2


Prediction of late embryogenesis abundant proteins with chaos games representations

 Liang Yang, Jingbo Xia*


Cyanophage decay and its causes in eutrophic freshwater

Wei Liu 1, 2, Kai Cheng 2, Yijun Zhao 2, Yijin Wu 3, Chongfa Cai 1*, Lu Shaoyong 4, Jin Xiangcan4


Relation between heavy metal fraction in soils and plants enrichment in pilot scale experiment on land application of sewage sludge

Limin Ma *, Houran Sun, Ling Chen, Jianfu Zhao


Investment situation in agricultural sector in Iran

Yaghoub Ansari 1*, Davtyan Gerasim 2, Yousaf Ansari 3


Utilization of leachate for irrigation in landfill cover soil remediation projects

Reyhan Erdogan 1*, Zeynep Zaimoglu 2, Sibel Mansuroglu 1


Edaphic mesofauna (springtails and mites) in soil cultivated with baby corn and treated with swine wastewater combined with chemical fertilization

Dinéia Tessaro 1, Silvio César Sampaio 1, Luis Francisco Angeli Alves 1, Jonathan Dieter 2, Cláudia Saramago Carvalho Marques Dos Santos Cordovil 3, Amarilis De Varennes 3


A preliminary survey of insect species occurring at the reproductive stage in pigeonpea grown in Limpopo (South Africa)

E. C. Kunjeku, E. T. Gwata *


Hybrid and hybridization as appropriate tool for silkworm production improvement: A review

Ehsan Vaez Jalali 1, Alireza Seidavi 2*, Abolghasem Lavvaf 1


Genesis and classification of Entisols in Mediterranean climate in Northwest of Turkey

Gokhan Ozsoy, Ertugrul Aksoy *


Influence of different land use on urban microenvironment in Beijing City, China

Jiaomei Liu 1, 2, Xiangzheng Deng 3, 4*


Purification of formaldehyde-polluted air by indoor plants of Araceae, Agavaceae and Liliaceae

Junhui Zhou 1*, Feifei Qin 2, 3, Jie Su 1, Jian-wu Liao 1, Hui-lian Xu 2


Water issues in the Kingdom of Jordan: A brief review with reasons for declining quality

Khaled A. Alqadi *, Lalit Kumar


Heavy metal accumulation characteristics and adaptability of different petunia varieties planted on urban green space

Wen-Jun Zhang 1, Xiao-Kun Li 1, Ji Wu 1, 2, Fang Chen 3, Jian-Wei Lu 1*


The effects of different soil water matric suctions on stomatal resistance

Metin Mujdeci 1*, Huseyin Senol 1, Talip Cakmakci 2, Pelin Celikok 1


An investigation on different aspect of transgenic plant application: The perception of biosciences experts in Tehran province

Amir Naeimi 1, Gholamreza Pezeshki Rad 1*, Raziyeh Namdar 1, Hossein Shabanali Fami 2


Clonal propagation of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) by shoot tip culture for salinity tolerance

Mohamed A. Shaheen, Fathy S. El-Nakhlawy


Self-perceived competencies assessment and human resource performance of zonal extension managers in northern Nigeria

I. Ogunlade 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2*, F. I. Agboga 1


The effects of organic material applications on soil penetration resistance

Metin Mujdeci


Visual symptoms, growth and nutrients of Alpinia purpurata plants exposed to N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S deficiencies

Ismael de Jesus Matos Viégas 1*, Ana Priscilla Miranda Naif 1, Heráclito Eugênio Oliveira da Conceição 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 2, Dílson Augusto Capucho Frazão 3, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 2, Ricardo Augusto Martins Cordeiro1


Influence of different proportion of nitrate, ammonium and silicium on activity of antioxidant enzymes and some physiological traits in sunflower under conditions of salt stress

Elnaz Ebrahimian 1*, Ahmad Bybordi 2


Ethnic uses of pine resin production from Pinus brutia by native people on the Kazdağ Mountain (Mt. Ida) in Western Turkey

Fatih Satil 1, Selami Selvi 2*, Rıdvan Polat 3


Safe use of chlorpyrifos for insect pest management in leaf mustard (Brassica juncea L. Coss.)

Wei-Ling Goh, Pang-Hung Yiu *, Sie-Chuong Wong, Amartalingam Rajan


Estimating unsaturated soil hydraulic properties in sloping lands by numerical inversion

Majid Raoof 1*, Alireza Pilpayeh 2


Evaluating the allelopathic effect of annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum L.) on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedling growth

Rouhollah Amini 1*, Nasser Majnoun Hosseini 2, Mohammad Eftekhari 2


Analyzing the effect of numerical solution method and empirical coefficients on the accuracy predictions of the ADE for BOD modeling in riverine basins

Seyed Mahmood Kashefipour *, Shabnam Mostofizadeh, Javad Zahirii


The contents of some major and trace elements for quality groups of Aegean Region tobaccos

Sıdıka Ekren*, Seda Erdoğanbayram


Evidence in support of the theory of archipanspermia

Sulaiman Ali Alharbi 1*, Milton Wainwright 1, 2, Naif Abdullah Al-Harbi 3, Salah Hajomer 2, Fawaz Alshammari 2


Farmers’ assessment of social and economic benefits derived from cooperatives, private firms and other agricultural organizations in the Aegean region of Turkey

Terrence Thomas 1*, Cihat Gunden 1, Bulent Miran 2, Manoi A. Manoi 1


Soil state in the 11th year of three tillage systems application on a cambisol

Virginijus Feiza 1*, Dalia Feiziene 2, Grazina Kadziene 3, Sigitas Lazauskas 4, Irena Deveikyte 5, Alvyra Slepetiene 6, Vytautas Seibutis 7


Study on carbon distribution of A/A-MBR combined process and its strengthening mechanism for nitrogen and phosphorus removal

Xiaoying Zheng 1, Wei Chen 1*, Ning-wei Zhu 1, Ji Li 2, Pengcheng Yang 2, Min Xu 1, Yujie He 1


Relative proportions of FAs in the seed oils of Peristrophe bicalyculata and Ruellia tuberosa as affected by air pollution

Muhammad Iqbal 1, 2*, Mahmooduzzafar 1, Farah Nighat 1, Ibrahim M. Aref 2


The role of rural poverty and literacy in pasture destruction case study: Poshtab district of Zabol Township

Zahra Sharifinia *, Rahim Moshiri, Masoud Mahdavi, Parviz Kardavani


Brief talk on the key scientific problems and strategies of the sloping cultivated lands in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in China

Zhou Ping, Wen Anbang *, Zhang Xinbao, He Xiubin


Effects of selenium spraying on tobacco physiological properties

Zi-cheng Xu 1, Hui-fang Shao 2, Shuang Zhao 3*, Qing-wen Bi 4


Studies on several Romanian agroecotypes of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) with special reference to their productivity and forage quality

Carmen Dragomir *, Neculai Dragomir, Sebastian Toth


A new approach for determination of peak flood hydrograph

Arash Adib


Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification at variable C/N ratio in aerobic granular sequencing batch reactors

Qian Feng 1, 2*, Jia-sun Cao 1, 2, Li-Na Chen 3, Chen-Yuan Guo 4, Jun-yi Tan 5, Hui-lian Xu 6


Influence of biochar application on sandy soil hydraulic properties and nutrient retention

K. C. Uzoma 1, 2*, M. Inoue 1, H. Andry 1, A. Zahoor 3, E. Nishihara 3


Modeling and maximizing AFLP pre-amplification yield using response surface methodology with covariate

Muhanad Walid Akash