Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 2,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2012
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:

Socio-economic determinants of honey consumption in Romania

Cristina Bianca Pocol 1, Călin Moldovan Teselios 2


Evaluation of the roles of physical (osmotic, gamma irradiation/or heat shock) stress factors on enzyme activities and protein accumulation in Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom and its descendent progenies

M. E. A. Dawoud, Amira Abu-Taleb


Fatty acid ratios and their relative amounts as indicators of oil stability and extent of oil deterioration during frying

S. M. Abdulkarim *, H. M. Ghazali


Evaluation of the bacteriological quality of ice cream sold in Trinidad

Anil Pooran, Nadira Seepersadsingh, Karla Georges, Abiodun A. Adesiyun *


Optimization of textural properties and formulation of reduced fat Cheddar cheeses containing fat replacers

Leila Nateghi 1,, Shahin Roohinejad 2, Alfonso Totosaus 3, Hamed Mirhosseini 4, Mustafa Shuhaimi 5, Amir Meimandipour 6, Alireza Omidizadeh 7, Mohd Yazid Abd Manap 4*


Investigating consumer attitudes toward food produced via three production systems: Conventional, sustainable and organic

Terrence Thomas *, Cihat Gunden


Physicochemical and textural properties of reduced fat Cheddar cheese formulated with xanthan gum and/or sodium caseinate as fat replacers

Leila Nateghi 1, Shahin Roohinejad 2, Alfonso Totosaus 3, Anosheh Rahmani 4, Naser Tajabadi 5, 6, Amir Meimandipour 7, Babak Rasti 6, Mohd Yazid Abd Manap 6*


Optimization of hot-air drying conditions on the physicochemical characteristics of torch ginger (Etlingera elatior)

N. H. Juhari 1, O. Lasekan 2*, M. Kharidah 3, S. Ab Karim 1


Effect of processing and flavour fine-tuning techniques on the volatile flavour constituents of pseudocereals and some minor cereals 

O. Lasekan 1*, A. Lasekan


Effects of cissus (Cissus populnea) gum on dough rheology and quality of wheat-cassava composite bread

F. Owuno, J. Eke-Ejiofor*, G. Wordu


Assessing consumer attitudes towards fresh fruit and vegetable attributes

Cihat Gunden *, Terrence Thomas


Comparison of the quality of low moisture mozzarella cheese made from bovine, ovine and caprine milks

Reyad R. Shaker 1, 2*, Amita Attlee 1, Humaid Kasi 2, Tareq M. Osaili 2, Anas A. Al Nubulsi 2, Hussain A. Ababneh 3


Synergy between selected yeast and β-glucosidase activity of enzymatic preparations used to obtain Chardonnay wines

Cristian Cordeşi 1, Petru Alexe 2, Gabriela Râpeanu 2*


Antimicrobial activity and chemical constitutions of West Anatolian olive (Olea europaea L.) leaves

Dilek Keskın 1*, Nur Ceyhan 2, Aysel Uğur 2, Ayşe Durgan Dbeys 3


Organic bazaar consumers in India: A case study of the IIRD, India, Aurangabad

Abhay Joshi*, Koichi Hioki


Effects of common and Tartary buckwheat consumption on mucosal symptoms, headache and tiredness: A double-blind crossover intervention study

Gunilla Wieslander 1, Nina Fabjan 2, Maja Vogrinčič 2, Ivan Kreft 2*, Blanka Vombergar 3, Dan Norbäck1


A compatibility assay of ursolic acid and foodborne microbial exopolysaccharides by antioxidant power and anti-proliferative properties in hepatocarcinoma cells

 Ling Liu 1, Junhua Wu 1, Jinlu Zhang 1, Zhenjing Li 1, Changlu Wang 1, Mianhua Chen 1, Yurong Wang 1, Yuanxia Sun 2, Likui Wang 3, Cheng Luo 1*


Impact of different irrigation levels and harvesting periods on the quantity and quality of Navel oranges (Citrus sinensis) and fruit juice

Walid M. M. Al-Rousan 1*, Radwan Y. Ajo 1, Malak M. Angor 1, Tareq Osaili 2, Nabeel M. Bani-Hani 3


Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces chilling injury of ‘Taify’ cactus pear fruit during cold storage

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


Effect of nitric oxide on ethylene biosynthesis and antioxidant enzymes on Iranian peach (Prunus persica cv. Anjiri)

Sadegh Asbahi Sis 1*, Younes Mostofi 2, Masood M. A. Boojar 3, Ahmad Khalighi 4


Listeria monocytogenes in cig kofte without meat: A novel bulgur ball product

Birce Mercanoglu Taban


Comparison of quality characteristics of fresh and processing tomato

Bulent Akbudak


Evolution of several fitness parameters in an adult human population as expression of health state

Cristian M. Negrea 1*, Mădălina I. Iordache 2


Lycopene and β-carotene in non-blanched and blanched tomatoes

Dalia Urbonaviciene 1, 2, Pranas Viskelis 1, 2*, Jonas Viskelis 2, Jule Jankauskiene 2, Ceslovas Bobinas 2


The effect of alcohol consumption during embryogenesis on the product of pregnancy: Experimental study

Daniela Iacob 1, Marius Pentea 2, Radu E. Iacob 3*


Sorption isotherms of albumen dried in a spout fluidised bed

Divair Christ 1*, Rosiane Lopes da Cunha 2, Florencia Cecilia Menegalli 2, Katiuchia Pereira Takeuchi 3, Silvia Renata Machado Coelho 1, Lúcia Helena Pereira Nóbrega 1


Assessment and prediction of repetitive impact damage to apple fruit using pressure-sensitive film technique

 Fei Lu 1, Yutaka Ishikawa 2*, Hiroaki Kitazawa 2, Takaaki Satake 3


Influence of the application of jasmonic acid and benzoic acid on watermelon fruit quality

Humberto Bojórquez-Pereznieto 1, Fernando Toresano-Sanchez 1, Fernando Diánez-Martinez 1, Daniel Palmero-Llamas 2, Francisco Camacho-Ferre 1*


Quality, bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of strawberries grown in the Brazilian savannah and stored at different temperatures

Lívia de Lacerda de Oliveira Pineli 1, Celso Luiz Moretti 2, Marileusa Dosolina Chiarello 3


Active components and antimicrobial activity in two Sedum species grown in Shanxi Huoshan, China

Qing-Ping Hu 1, Jian-Guo Xu 2*


Production of oat-based synbiotic beverage by two-stage fermentation with Rhizopus oryzae and Lactobacillus acidophilus

Fengyi Gao 1#, Shengbao Cai 1#, Robert Nout, M. J. 2, Yingna Wang 1, Yujie Xia 1, Yanfang Li 1, Baoping Ji 1*


Comparison of nondestructive impact and acoustic techniques for measuring firmness in peaches

Yesim Benal Yurtlu


Improvement of egg albumen powder functional properties by the Maillard reaction in a dry state

Wei Xu*, Yu-Jie Chi*, Chen Chen


Effect of olive leaf, blueberry and Zizyphus jujuba extracts on the quality and shelf life of meatball during storage

Veli Gök *, Yasemin Bor


Development and application of a rapid detection system for swine influenza virus by a reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay

Ye-bing Liu 1*, Jin-qing Jiang 2, Lei Zhang 1, Lei Chen 1, Yi-bao Ning 1


Food consumption patterns and per-capita calorie intake of China in the past three decades

Jian-ping Li, Zhou-ping Shangguan *


Concentrations of total phenols and antioxidant activity in apple do not differ between conventional and organic orchard management

José Antonio Yuri 1*, Francisco J. Maldonado 1, Iván Razmilic 2, Amalia Neira 1, Álvaro Quilodran 1, Iván Palomo 3


Maturation control of sugar apple using 1-methylcyclopropene, modified atmosphere packaging and cooling

Juceliandy Mendes da Silva Pinheiro, Gisele Polete Mizobutsi *, Edson Hiydu Mizobutsi, Bárbara Nogueira de Souza, Maria Helena Menezes Cordeiro, Maryelle Cristina Souza Aguiar, Darlaine Maria Ferreira, Wagner Ferreira da Mota, Victor Martins Maia


Characterisation of floral anthocyanins and their antioxidant activity in Vanda hybrid (V. teres x V. hookeriana)

Nittaya Junka 1, Sirichai Kanlayanarat 1, 2, Mantana Buanong 1, 2, Chalermchai Wongs-Aree 1, 2*


Performance of four sets of amino acid descriptor scales for evaluating quantitative structure-activity relationships of angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitory dipeptides

Cuie Guang 1, 2*, Robert D. Phillips 2


HPLC assisted determination of phenolic compounds in two apple cultivars from Iran

Lamia Vojodi Mehrabani 1*, Mohammad Bagher Hassanpouraghdam 2, Mohammad Reza Dadpour 3


Assessment of allergenicity and mutagenicity of bar-transgenic rice using a mouse (Mus musculus) model

Jin Liu, Yi Huang, YanBo Sun, HengMei Yan*


Industrial production of traditional red pepper paste and prevention of spoilage during storage

Hakan Kuleaşan *, Mehmet Okur


Role of health hazardous ethephone in nutritive values of selected pineapple, banana and tomato

M. A. Hakim 1, 2*, A. K. Obidul Huq 3, M. A. Alam 4, Alfi Khatib 5, B. K. Saha 6, K. M. Formuzul Haque 6, I. S. M. Zaidul 7


An assessment of factors affecting packaged water consumption decisions of the households

Mevlut Gul 1*, M. Goksel Akpinar 2


Breakable starch granules in a low-amylose buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) mutant

Marija Gregori *, Ivan Kreft


Weissella sp.Taj-Apis, a novel lactic acid bacterium isolated from honey

Naser Tajabadi 1, 4, Makhdzir Mardan 1, Shuhaimi Mustafa 2, Faegheh Feizabadi 3, Leila Nateghi 5, Babak Rasti 3, Mohd Yazid Abdul Manap 3*


Production of fructose using recycle fixed-bed reactor and batch bioreactor

N. A. Rahman 1, M. A. Hussain 2, J. Md. Jahim 1


Antifungal activity of some essential oils on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production

Roquia El-Habib


Influence of soil geochemistry on the chemical and aroma profiles of Pinot noir wines

Stephen P. Imre 1, Paul A. Kilmartin 2*, Tanya Rutan 2, Jeffrey L. Mauk 1, Laura Nicolau 2


Bouhezza, a traditional Algerian raw milk cheese, made and ripened in goatskin bags

Ouarda Aissaoui Zitoun 1*, Concetta Pediliggieri 2, Leila Benatallah 1, Sylvie Lortal 3, Giuseppe Licitra 2, Mohammed Nasreddine Zidoune 1, Stefania Carpino 2


Fungal and mycotoxin contamination of South African commercial maize

Cynthia Adaku Chilaka 1*, Suretha De Kock 2, Judith Zanele Phoku 1, Mulunda Mwanza 1, Mary Augustina Egbuta 1, Michael Francis Dutton 1


Tillage quality affecting physical characteristics, number of plants and carrot root yield under flat and ridge cultivation

Ondrej O. Ponjičan *, Anđelko M. Bajkin, Goran P. Jaćimović, Milan D. Tomić, Lazar Ð. Savin, Nebojša M. Dedović, Mirko Ð. Simikić


Effects of phosphite and phosphate supply in a weathered tropical soil on biomass yield, phosphorus status and nutrient concentrations in common bean

Fabrício William Ávila 1*, Valdemar Faquin 1, Sílvio Júnio Ramos 1, Gabriela Lúcia Pinheiro 1, Douglas José Marques 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 2, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 2, Patrícia Andressa Ávila 1


Estimation of productivity and nutritive value of pea-barley mixtures in organic farming

Mariola Staniak *, Jerzy Księżak, Jolanta Bojarszczuk


Variation for nutritional and cooking properties among Turkish field pea landraces

Sertac Özer 1, Emre Tümer 1, Faheem Shehzad Baloch 2, Tolga Karaköy 3, Faruk Toklu 4, Hakan Özkan 2*


Planting geometry and spacing influence weed competitiveness of aerobic rice

 Norhidayati Bt. Sunyob 1, Abdul Shukor Juraimi 1*, Md. Moshiur Rahman 2, Md. Parvez Anwar 2, 3*, Azmi Man 4, Ahmad Selamat 1


Effects of basil (Ocimum gratissimum) leaf supplement on initiation of egg laying and egg quality parameters of growing pullets

F. C. Nworgu 1*, O. A. Oduola 1, P. C. Alikwe 2, S. J. Ojo 1


Influence of different rootstocks on growth and yield of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) under the impact of soil-borne pathogens in Jordan

Hmoud S. Al-Debei 1*, Ibrahim Makhadmeh 2, Ibrahim Abu-Al Ruz 2,  Ayed M. Al-Abdallat 1, Jamal Y. Ayad 1, Noor Al Amin 1


Computer-controlled system for autonomous tractor in agricultural application

W. I. W. Ismail 1, R. M. Hudzari 2*, M. K. M. Saufi 1, L. T. Fung 1


Environmental factors affecting the glucosinolate content in Brassicaceae

Tanya Bohinc, Stanislav Trdan


Seasonal abundance of parasitoids on whitefly Bemisia tabaci in melon crops at three different locations of Sindh, Pakistan

Abdul G. Lanjar 1, Nek D. Jan 2*, Ali N. Mahar 2, Maqsood A. Rustamani 1


Plant density and tillage effects on forage corn quality

Ali Baghdadi 1, Ridzwan A. Halim 1*, Majid Majidian 2, Wan Noordin Wan Daud 1, Izham Ahmad 1


Leaf water status, proline content, lipid peroxidation and accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in salinized Chinese kale (Brassica alboglabra)

Amin Tayebimeigooni 1*, Yahya Awang 1, Maziah Mahmood 2, Ahmed Selamat 1, Zakaria Wahab 3


Investigation of the most important secondary metabolites of St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) in Caspian climate

Aptin Rahnavard 1*, Jahanfar Daneshian 2, Eslam Majidi Heravan 3, Seyed Alireza Valadabadi 4, Behrooz Golein 5


Seeds quality and soybean yield under no-tillage management and cover crops 

Gislaine Piccolo de Lima *, Lúcia Helena Pereira Nóbrega, Sílvia Renata Machado Coelho, Márcia Maria Mauli, Danielle Medina Rosa


Effects of different bioactive products used as growth stimulators in lettuce crops (Lactuca sativa L.)

Elein Terry 1, María M. Díaz de Armas 2, Josefa Ruiz 1, Tamara Tejeda 1, M. Ester Zea 2, Francisco Camacho-Ferre 3*


Effects of moist heat treatment on ruminal nutrient degradability of and in vitro intestinal digestibility of crude protein from some of legume seeds

Jamal Seifdavati *, Akbar Taghizadeh


Impacts of climate factors on wheat yields in Turkey

Sinasi Akdemir, Handan Akcaoz *, Hatice Kizilay, Asaf Ozalp


The effect of mineral and organic fertilisation on the nodulation capacity at leguminous species in permanent grasslands

Carmen Dragomir 1*, Neculai Dragomir 1, Teodor Maruşca 2, Adrian Blaj 2


New approach to accessing the quantity of nitrogen fixed biologically by clover grown in the mixture with grass in long-term field experiment

Dorota Pikuła*, Agnieszka Rutkowska


Alternative strategies for commercial egg producers against market prices risks in Turkey: Game theory approach

Ahmet Şahin


Effect of gel-formation and agristar on date palm yield and some physical properties of soil in arid region 

Mohammed Hussien Almarshadi


Increased infestation of Asian citrus psyllids on cold treated sour orange seedlings: Its possible relation to biochemical changes in leaves

Nasir S. A. Malik *, Jose L. Perez, Joseph, E. Patt, Larry M. Zibilske, Robert L. Mangan


Effect of sulfosulfuron herbicide on controlling Orobanche aegyptiaca and application of biofertilizer in tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.)

Kamal Shirdel 1, Mehrdad Yarnia 2*, Aziz Jawnshir 3, Adel Dabbagh Mohammadi Nasab 3


Socio-economic features, dynamics of farmers associations and adoption of sawah rice production technology in Nigeria and Ghana

O.I. Oladele 1*, T. Wakatsuki 2


Leaf senescence and activities of antioxidant enzymes in different broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) cultivars under simulated drought condition

Pan-Pan Zhang 1, Bai-Li Feng 1*, Peng-Ke Wang 1, Hui-Ping Dai 2, Hui Song 1, Xiao-Li Gao 1, Jin-Feng Gao 1, Jia Chen 1, Yan Chai 1


Effect of tillage systems on soil moisture, soil temperature, soil respiration and production of wheat, maize and soybean crops

Paula Ioana Moraru, Teodor Rusu


Pest control by enriching natural enemies under artificial habitat management along sidewalls of greenhouse in organic farming systems

Qicong Xu 1, Shizuo Fujiyama 1, Huilian Xu 2


Changes in chemical composition and in vitro fermentation characters of rice straw due to gamma irradiation

S. X. Tang 1*, K. Q. Wang 2 †, Z. H. Cong 1, 3, M. Wang 1, X. F. Han 1, C. S. Zhou 1, Z. L. Tan 1*, Z.H. Sun 1


Relationships between farm size and operational performances in irrigated cropping systems under contrasted governance systems in Punjab (Pakistan)

Sajjad Ahmad 1*, Sylvain-Roger Perret 1, 2, Rab Nawaz 1, Ganesh Prasad Shivakoti 1


Validation of an active RFID-based system to detect pigs housed in pens

Simona M. C. Porto 1, Claudia Arcidiacono 1, Giovanni Cascone 1, Umberto Anguzza 1, Matteo Barbari 2, Stefano Simonini 2


An analysis of energy use and input costs for apple production in Turkey

Sinasi Akdemir, Handan Akcaoz *, Hatice Kizilay


Spike yield stability in wheat grown under stress conditions of alkaline soil

Sofija Petrović 1, Miodrag Dimitrijević 1, Cimpeanu Sorin Mihai 2, Daniel Bucur 3, Ana Andreea Gurita 3, Maria Harja 4, Livija Maksimović 5, Milivoj Belić 1


Dietary supplementation with arginine and glutamine confers a positive effect in porcine circovirus-infected pig

Wenkai Ren 1, 3, Gang Liu 1, Teijun Li 1, Jie Yin 2, 5, Xiaosong Wu 5, Meimei Geng 1*, Wei Luo 4, Ruan Zheng 2, Xinglong Yu 4


Effect of egg yolk added to goose semen extender on the semen survival time

Rui Yang 1, Jing Li 1, Xian-zhi Zhao 1, Xiang-wei Peng, Xu-qin Song 2, Jin-long Yang 1*


Assessing financial incentives for Greek dairy sheep farmers

Irene Tzouramani 1*, Alexandra Sintori 2, Angelos Liontakis 2, George Alexopoulos 2


The effect of high temperature during flowering on growth, development and yielding of blue lupine – barley mixture

Janusz Podleśny 1*, Anna Podleśna 2*


A multiplex PCR assay for genetic chemotyping of toxigenic Fusarium graminearum and wheat grains for 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol, 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol and nivalenol mycotoxin

Jian-Hua Wang 1, Jing-Bo Zhang 1, 2, Fang-Fang Chen 1, He-Ping Li 1, 3, Mbacke Ndoye 1, Yu-Cai Liao 1, 2*


Efficiency of seed treatment with fungicides in castor bean crop genotypes

Juliana Parisotto Poletine 1*, Cleber Daniel de Goes Maciel 1, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva1, Maurício Dutra Zanotto 2


Research on the pore structure of the eggshell based on fractal theory

Kai Zhang, Shucai Wang *


Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, 1899 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a new blueberry pest in Croatia

Mihaela Plažanin 1, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 2, Ivan Juran 2


An efficient regeneration system for peanut: Somatic embryogenesis from embryonic leaflets

Mingxia Zhao, Jiongming Sui, Lixian Qiao, Lingling Tan, Jingshan Wang *


Influence of no-tillage agriculture system and fertilization on wheat yield and grain protein and gluten contents

Mircea Adrian Grigoras 1*, Agatha Popescu 2, Doru Pamfil 1, Ioan Has 3, Mihai Gidea 2


Effect of irrigation levels on fruit characteristics, total fruit yield and water use efficiency of melon under drip irrigation system

Naji K. Al-Mefleh 1*, Nezar Samarah 2, Shahera Zaitoun 3, Abd Al-Majeed Al-Ghzawi 2


Symptoms, growth, nutritional status and accumulation of nutrients in young Zingiber spectabile plants subjected to restriction of macronutrients

Ismael de Jesus Matos Viégas 1*, Sabrina Santos de Lima 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 2, Sávia Poliana da Silva 1, Heráclito Eugênio Oliveira da Conceição 1, Diocléa Almeida Seabra Silva 1, Dilson Augusto Capucho Frazão 3, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 2, Dionilson Cardozo da Cunha 1


Influence of seed’s biological traits of oat on next seed generation in organic farming

Ivana Capouchová 1*, Petr Konvalina 2, Hana Honsová 1, Zdeněk Stehno 3, Radovan Chaloupský 1


Effect of genotype and housing system on egg production, egg quality and welfare of laying hens

Mirjana Djukić Stojčić 1*, Lidija Perić 1, Niko Milošević 1, Vesna Rodić 1, Dragan Glamočić 1, Zdenka Škrbić 2, Miloš Lukić 2


Effects of plastic film mulching and plant density on rice growth and yield in salinesodic soil of Northeast China

Xiaoyan Gu 1, 2, Zhengwei Liang 1, 3*, Lihua Huang 1, 3, Hongyuan Ma 1, 3, Mingming Wang 1, 3, Haoyu Yang 1, 3, Miao Liu 1, 3, Haiyan Lv 1, 2, Bingsheng Lv 1, 2


The EU agriculture diagram under RIV model

Romeo V. Ionescu, Gabriela Marchis *


Effect of different potassium levels on growth and quality in two melon cultivars and two growing-seasons

Mi Tang 1, Hongfei Zhao 1, Zhilong Bie 2, Qiyou Li 1, Junjun Xie 2, Xianfeng Shi 1, Hongping Yi 3, Yuhong Sun 1*


Effect of phosphorus fertilization on yield and posphorus use efficiency of winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) with two different cropping intensities in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River

Yaying Li, Yin Wang, Jianwei Lu*


Effect of drought stress and potassium humate application on grain yield-related traits of corn (cv. 604) 

Navideh Rafat 1, Mehrdad Yarnia 1*, Davood Hassanpanah 2


Reaction of sugarcane genotypes to Pratylenchus brachyurus and P. zeae

Daniela A. Santos 1*, Cláudia R. Dias-Arieira 1, Eliezer R. Souto 2, Fabio Biela 2, Tatiana Pagan L. Cunha 3, Flavia Rogerio 1, Tiago Roque B. Silva 1, Klayton F. Milani 2


The performance of some avocado cultivars under Mediterranean coastal conditions in Turkey

Süleyman Bayram 1, M. Alper Arslan 1, Ertuğrul Turgutoğlu 1, Mustafa Erkan 2*


Improvements in disease resistance and fruit quality of organic tomato intercropped with living mulch of turfgrass

H. L. Xu 1*, F. F. Qin 1, 2*, Q. C. Xu 1, J.M. Li 3*, G. Ma 1, R. P. Shah 1, 4


Interorgan metabolism of nitrogen in nonruminants

Jun-qiu Luo, Huan-wei Peng, Ya-ou Shen*


The effect of different amounts of selenium on yield and yield components of two canola cultivars

Mohammad Taher Nezami 1, Ahmad Bybordi 2


Responses of hypocotyl elongation to light and sowing depth in peanut seedlings

Feifei Qin 1, 3, Hui-lian Xu 2*, Dianqiu Lü 4*, Tetsuo Takano 1*


An analysis of energy use and input costs for maize production in Turkey

Hasan Vural *, İbrahim Efecan


Researches regarding growth rates, survivability and carcass quality in F1 Dorper x Turcana lambs reared extensively

Dinu Gavojdian 1, 2, Ludovic T. Cziszter 1,*, Ioan Padeanu 1, Nicolae Pacala 1, Silvia Erina 1, Daniela Ilie 1, 3, Maria Sauer 2, Iulian Tripon 1


Oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) growth determination system to support harvesting operation

Muhamad Saufi Mohd Kassim 1*, Wan Ishak Wan Ismail 2, Abdul Rahman Ramli 3, Siti Khairunniza Bejo 2


Grain yield and weed-mediated pest incidence in paddy rice crops under controllable irrigation regimes

Zhanyu Zhang 1, 2*, Bougourou Soulemane 1, 2, Xiangping Guo 1, 2, Chengli Zhu 1, 2, Hui-lian Xu 3


Potential nutritive value of various parts of wild sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) as source of feed for ruminants in Kenya

Isaac Maina Osuga 1, Shaukat Ali Abdulrazak 2, Charles Inyagwa Muleke 3, Tsutomu Fujihara 4


Importance and possibilities of proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) production for human nutrition, and animal feed in Slovenia

Darja Kocjan Ačko


Soilless greenhouse production of table grape under Mediterranean conditions

Donato Buttaro 1, Francesco Serio 2*, Pietro Santamaria 1


The study of the drought tolerance indices of oat (Avena sativa L.)

E. Rabiei 1, M. Khodambashi 2, A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti 1*


Effects of mixture rates on forage yield and quality of mixtures of common vetch combined with oat, barley and wheat under a winter intercropping system of southern Marmara Region

Emine Budakli Carpici *, Mükerrem Melis Tunali


Physiological fundamentals of AnM technique in peanut production: Stomatal oscillations in intact and excised leaves of peanut plants grown with a modified AnM technique

Feifei Qin 1, 2, 3, Tetsuo Takano 1*, Hui-lian Xu 2*, Fenglan Li 4*


Physiological fundamentals of the AnM cultivation technique in peanut production: Leaf photosynthetic hysteresis is reduced by exposing hypocotyls

Feifei Qin 1, 2, 3, Tetsuo Takano 1*, Hui-lian Xu 2*


Evaluation of yield and yield components of corn cultivars in different planting methods under semi arid condition of Iran

Mehrdad Esfandiary, Ali Soleymani*, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian


Modified AnM technique in combination with black and transparent film mulching in peanut production

Feifei Qin 1, 2, 3, Tetsuo Takano 1*, Hui-lian Xu 2*


Seed treatment influence with carboxin + Thiram to initial development of safflower plants

Flávia Rogério *, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva, Juciléia Irian dos Santos, Rafaela Alenbrant Migliavacca, Jaqueline Felix Cazado, Cláudia Regina Dias Arieira, Alexandre de Castro Salvestro, Verena Benício de Oliveira, Willian Silva Lima


Vermicompost as a soil supplement to improve growth, yield and quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)

Fokion Papathanasiou *, Ioannis Papadopoulos, Ioannis Tsakiris, Efstathios Tamoutsidis


Diversity of local pomegranate types (Punica granatum L.) in eastern Turkey

H. İbrahim Oguz


Effects of sand burial on survival and yield of mung bean

Hao Qu 1, 2*, Ha-lin Zhao 1, Xue-yong Zhao 1, Shao-kun Wang 1, Jie Lian 1, 2


A comparative economic analysis of sheep production systems: A case study of Jordan

Tala Qtaishat 1*, Ali Al-Sharafat 2, Mohammed I. Majdalawi 1


Paddy rice can be cultivated in upland conditions by film mulching to create anaerobic soil conditions

Hui-lian Xu 1*, Feifei Qin 1, 2*, Qicong Xu 1, Gang Ma 2, Fenglan Li 3, Jianmin Li 4*


Inorganic fertilizer application ensures high crop yields in modern agriculture: A large- scale field case study in Central China

Weini Wang 1, Jianwei Lu 1*, Tao Ren 1, Yinshui Li 1, 2, Juan Zou 1, 3, Wei Su 1, Xiaokun Li 1


Yield and yield components of chickpea (Cicer arietinum): Response to genotype and planting density in summer and winter sowings

N. M. Thangwana, J. B. O. Ogola*


Is foliar application of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida) an effective alternative to thiametoxam in controlling cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus L.) on winter wheat?

Žiga Laznik, Matej Vidrih, Filip Vučajnk, Stanislav Trdan *


Effects of elemental sulphur and farmyard manure applications to calcareous saline clay loam soil on growth and some nutrient concentrations of tomato plants

Şule Orman


Effect of dietary L-glutamine supplementation on edema disease induced by Escherichia coli

Xiaosong Wu 1*#, Wenkai Ren 2#, Shu Xu-gang 3, Ruan Zheng 3, Sisi Cai 4, Jinping Deng 1, Dingding Su 5


Effect of phosphorus potassium nutrition on nicotine and nutrient accumulation during topping stage of Nicotiana tabacum L.

Xuelong Wang, Shuxin Tu *, Xiaoli Wang, Jiahui Kang, Xuhong Tang, Wenjuan Wei, Mengxiang Peng, Guan Guan


Impacts of shading in field on micro-environmental factors around plants and quality of pineapple fruits

Chuanhe Liu, Yan Liu*


Model setting of the micromineral supplementation values in laying hens raised in organic system

Dan Drinceanu, Lavinia Stef, Eliza Simiz *, Călin Julean, Domnica Sofian


Testing the suitability of three herbs as intercrops against the Allium leaf miner (Phytomyza gymnostoma Loew, Diptera, Agromyzidae) in onion production

Žiga Laznik, Tanja Bohinc, Matej Vidrih, Stanislav Trdan *


Seeding performance of pneumatic fertilizer drill for late-summer sowing techniques of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Emelie C. Ablaza 1*, Katsumi Ishikawa 2


Hydro-priming improved germination and vigour of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) seeds

I. O. Daniel 1*, O. N. Adeniyan 2, J. A. Adetumbi 2, M. A. Okelana 3, S. A. Olakojo 2, M. O. Ajala 1, O. A. Aluko 2, M. A. Adekoya 2


Conceptualizing sustainable natural resource management in Iran: A country report

Abdolmotalleb Rezaei *, Seyyed Mahmoud Hoseini, Seyyed Yousef Hedjazi, Ali Asadi


Industrial scale co-composting of palm oil mill waste with starter cultures

Chui Yen Yeoh 1, Nyuk Lin Chin 1*, Chon Seng Tan 2, Ho Seng Ooi 3


Investigation of hydraulics of flow in bottom intake structures by software modeling

Amir Abbas Kamanbedast *, Alireza Masjedi, Ali Assareh


The technical potential of perennial energy crops in Poland

Rafał Pudełko *, Magdalena Borzęcka-Walker, Antoni Faber, Robert Borek, Zuzanna Jarosz, Alina Syp


Transport of nutrients and bacteria in runoff after the application of swine wastewater

Natássia J. Cosmann *, Silvio C. Sampaio, Fabiana G. S. Pinto, Denise Palma, Jonathan Dieter, Claudia M. d. S. Cordovil, Amarilis de Varennes


The remote sensing assessment of potential productivity of a field with soil spatial variability

Rafał Pudełko 1, Jacek Niedźwiecki 2, Guillaume Debaene 2*, Janusz Igras 3, Krzysztof Kubsik 4


Spatial-temporal variation of ecosystem services in response to land use changes: Case study in the 38°N ecological transect of Northern China

Yuan Yuan 1, 2, 3, Jintong Liu 1*, Huitao Liu 1, Limei Tan 1, Hongjuan Liu 1


A multi-temporal Landsat TM data analysis of the impact of land use and land cover changes on the urban heat island effect

Qijiao Xie 1, 2, Zhixiang Zhou 1*, Mingjun Teng 1, Pengcheng Wang 1


Biomonitoring of air pollution in Prague using tree leaves

Petr Soudek, Pavel Kinderman, Petr Maršík, Šárka Petrová, Tomáš Vaněk *


The evaluation of water distribution uniformity in solid set sprinkler systems

Maaroof Siosemarde 1*, Motalleb Byzedi 2, Davood Akbari Nodehi 3


The classification of hydrostratigraphic units of North Mahallat based on fuzzy logic

Mostafa Yousefirad 1*, Sina Mokhtar 2


Lettuce yields as an indicator of remediation efficacy of soils contaminated with trace metals emitted by copper smelting

Stanisław Wróbel


Research on Gini coefficient application in the distribution of water pollution

Bo Chen 1, 4, Chongshi Gu 1, 4*, Huizhong Wang 2, Jiao Tao 2, Yunbo Wu 2, Qingxian Liu 4, Hang Xu 1, 3


Nutritional analysis of six forest species grown under two different edaphological conditions in a Mediterranean environment: III. Cations and their forms

María M. Rubio-Wilhelmi 1, Eva Sánchez-Rodríguez 1, Begoña Blasco 1, Francisco Serrano 2, Juan M. Ruiz 1, Jose L. Rosua 2, Luis Romero 1*


The influential factors on the qanat hydrogeology

Mostafa Yousefirad 1*, Sina Mokhtar 2, Ali Mahbod 3


Assessment of heavy metal uptake and translocation by Pluchea indica L. from sawdust sludge contaminated soil

Nik M. Majid *, M. M. Islam, Yumarnis Riasmi, Arifin Abdu


Nitrification and denitrification of a poultry slaughterhouse wastewater according to cycle time and ammoniacal nitrogen concentration using surface response methodology

Rosemeri Cristina Dallago 1, Simone Damasceno Gomes 1*, Juliana Bortoli Rodrigues Mees 2, Tatiane Martins de Assis 1, Salah Din Mahmud Hasan 3, Airton Kunz 4


Effects of particle size of kenaf core fibre on air-water relationships and development of Celosia plumosa

Siti Farhana Chuni 1, Yahya Awang 2*, Siti Aishah Hassan 2, Ahmad Husni Mohd Hanif 2, Hanim Ahmad 3


Economic valuation of forest recreation: The case of the University Forest of Pertouli in Greece

Steriani Matsiori 1, Nikolaos Anagnos 2, Stamatis Aggelopoulos 3, Konstantinos Soutsas 4


Problem in commercialization of university research: Agriculture inventions in Malaysia

Wan Mohd Hirwani Wan Hussain


Yongding River Basin water environmental restoration cost

Yi-cheng Fu *, Ben-qing Ruan, Chun-ling Zhang, Feng-ran Xu


Response of Mongolian pine radial growth to climate in Hulunbuir Sand Land, Inner Mongolia, China

Zhongjie Shi 1, 2, Jixi Gao 3*, Xiaohui Yang 1, 2, Zhiqing Jia 1, Jianxun Shang 4, Chaoyang Feng 5, Shihai Lü 5


The dynamic distribution of Mn element between soil and plant in Northeast Leymus chinensis grassland

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


Impacts of maize intercropping with ryegrass and alfalfa on environment in fields with nitrogen fertilizer over-dose

Sheng-wei Nie 1, 2, Yuan-quan Chen 1*, Enejin A. Egrinya 3, Peng Sui 1*, Jian-xiong Huang 1


Surface properties and adsorption characteristics for selenate of magnetite-coated vermiculite

Shiyong Wei 1*, Wenjun Xiang 2


Characteristics of runoff variation in Wuyuer-Shuangyang River watersheds and their influences on Zhalong Wetlands (1956–2000), Northeast China

Shouzheng Tong 1, 2, Xianguo Lu 2*, Zhongsheng Zhang 2, Xiaolin Song 2, 3*


Study of penetration behavior and influencing factors on Copepod in biological activated carbon filter

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


Evaluation of irrigation water quality across major water resources in Albania during a five-year monitoring process

Uran Abazi 1, Astrit Balliu 2


The characteristics of membrane fouling in the process of A2/(O-MBR) treating municipal wastewater

Wei Chen, Ningwei Zhu*, Xiaoying Zheng, Min Xu, Yujie He


Physiological and ecological characteristics in the life cycle of bloom-forming cyanobacteria

Xiao Tan 1, 2


Effects of subsurface drainage design on soil desalination in coastal resort of China

Xiao-hou Shao 1, 2*, Ting-ting Chang 1, 2, Fei Cai 3, Zhen-yu Wang 4, Ming-yong Huang 4


Developing GIS based information system for manufacturing industry clusters evaluation: Case of Chinese wine industry

Xiaoshuan Zhang 1, Jian Zhang 2, Mihaela Neculita 3*, Daniela Ancuta Sarpe 3


Comparing the health risk of toxic metals through vegetable consumption between industrial polluted and non-polluted fields in Shaoguan, south China

Xu Wang 1, 2, 3, Fuhua Wang 1, 2, 3*, Bruce Chen 4, Fangfang Sun 2, 3, Wu He 2, 3, Dian Wen 1, Xiangxiang Liu 1, Qifeng Wang 1


Determination of the cultural landscape values of Lake Suğla in Turkey

Füsun Erduran 1*, Osman Uzun 2, Gülay Çetınkaya 3, Figen Dılek 4, Sebahat Açiksöz 5


Proteomics analysis of Rhizoctonia leguminicola, the phytopathogenic fungus that produces slaframine and swainsonine

Haili Li 1, 3, Rui Gao 2, Yuanying Liu 2, Jianhua Wang 1*, Yanchun Hu 1, Zijun Yang 3, Guodong Yang 1, Rebecca Creamer 4


The evaluation of rural competitiveness in creating a policy of rural development in Croatia

Ornella Mikuš, Ramona Franić, Ivo Grgić


Landscape ecological risk assessment in Yellow River Delta

Dongdong Liu 1, Ruijie Qu 2, Chunhong Zhao 3, 4, Anping Liu 3, Xiangzheng Deng 3, 5*


Simulation on water flow and water quality in Wuliangsuhai Lake using a 2-D hydrodynamic model

Qingling Shi 1, 2, Jinyan Zhan 2*, Feng Wu 2, 3, Xiangzheng Deng 3, 4, Lirong Xu 1


Climate change impacts on corn production as evidenced by a model and historical yields in Inner Mongolia, China

Ruilin Luo 1, 2, Baolin Zhang 3*, Julin Gao 4*, Zhigang Wang 4, Jiying Sun 4, Xiaofang Yu 4


A study on urban sustainability and the principle of transboundary liability: The interest approach paradigm

Rusli Zainal 1, 2, Muhammad Rizal Razman 3*, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi 2


Intensity of fungal diseases of small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata mill.) across urban greeneries of Lithuania

Vilija Snieškienė 1, Ligita Baležentienė 2*, Antanina Stankevičienė 1, Vilma Meškauskienė 3


Anatomical observation of cyclamen suffering from anthrax

Yanzhong Feng 1, 2, Baozhong Hu 1, Di Liu 2, Fenglan Li 1*, Jijia Wang 1, Lijuan Shi 1, Heshu Chen 2, Feifei Qin 3, Hui-lian Xu 4


A GIS model for the assessment of water resources suitability for livestock grazing

Anvar Sour 1, Ali Tavili 2, Esmaeil Alizadeh 3, Matteo Barbari 2*, Stefano Simonini 2, Omid Asadi 1


Technical standards of irrigation and drainage management in paddy field of water-saving and pollution-reduction with high yield

Meng-hua Xiao*, Shuang-en Yu, Guang-cheng, Dong-li Shaoi


Influence of hydrodynamic shear force on kinetics characteristic of anammox granular sludge

Chao Wang 1, 2, Zhao-Xia Xue 1, 2*, Jia-Shun Cao 1, 2, Fang Fang 1, 2


Offering a practical model for identifying of entrepreneurial opportunity : The case study of fish industries

Mahood Ahmadpour Dariani 1, Tayebeh Abdoli Mohamdabadi 1, Asef Karimi 2*


Differential accumulation and distribution of cadmium and lead in two water spinach cultivars and their hybrid grown in contaminated soils

Junliang Xin, Baifei Huang *, Aiqun Liu, Wenjing Zhou, Yumei Yi, Kebing Liao


Comparison of morphological and physiological characteristics of Petunia hybrida cultivars and Petunia violacea

Jahangir Shams 1, Payam Najafi 2*, Nematollah Etemadi 3, Azita Shams 4


Development of a laccase based paper biosensor for the detection of phenolic compounds

Huseyin Avni Oktem 1, 2*, Ozge Senyurt 2, Fusun Inci Eyidogan 3, Ceren Bayrac 1, 4, Remziye Yilmaz 4


Nitrogen retention and purification efficiency study for typical wetlands in West Jilin: Effects based on microcosm experiment and phosphorus increase

Yanqiu Kou 1, 2*, Xianguo Lu 2*, Zhongsheng Zhang 2, Xiaolin Song 2, Xiaoxiao Cao 2


Effect of artificial aeration, inoculation of bacteria and plant growth on nutrient removal from poultry wastewater in trickling columns fed with reactive media

Lin Wang 1, 2, Guo-Xue Li 2, Florent Chazarenc 3, Chun-Xiang Liu 2, Ji Li 2*


Estimation of non-point source pollution loads caused by soil erosion in China

Xizhi Lv, Xinxiao Yu *, Dengxing Fan, Qingyun Li


Earthworms response (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) to the physical properties of soil under condition of organic fertilization

Mădălina I. Iordache *, Iacob Borza


Conversion of ash on zeolites for soil application

Maria Harja 1, Daniel Bucur 2*, Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu 3, Ramona Carla Ciocinta 2, Ana Andreea Gurita 2


Assessment of irrigation management transfer: A case study of Meric-Ergene Basin in Turkey

Mehmet Sener


Monitoring and determination of land use types in large-scale irrigation project areas in Mediterranean region of Turkey

Mehmet Eren Öztekin


Regulatory framework for municipal management on inland water resources toward sustainable development

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


The application of the law in Malaysia towards safety on drinking water: Study on law of tort focusing on private nuisance

Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi 2, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar 1, Nor Azam Ramli 3, Kadir Arifin 4, Azrina Azlan 5, 6, Mohamad Suhaily Yusri Che Ngah 7, Kadaruddin Aiyub 4, Azahan Awang 4


Concept of an environmentally friendly model home at the Community Nossa Senhora do Livramento-Rural Zone of the City of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Roderick C. Castello Branco 1, Werner Deimling Albuquerque 2, João Vicente Braga de Souza 3*


The application of water and drainage laws on consumer safety towards environmental sustainability in Malaysia

Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Sakina Shaik Ahmad Yusoff 2, Shamsuddin Suhor 2, Rahmah Ismail 2, Azrina Aslan 3, 4, Azimon Abdul Aziz 5, Kartini Aboo Talib Khalid 6


Assessment of non-point source pollutant using GIS-based trace element transfer model in a semi-arid region of Turkey

Sema Kale 1*, Armağan Karabulut 2, Faki Ergül 3


Antibacterial activity of actinomycetes isolated from terrestrial soil of Saudi Arabia

Sulaiman Ali Alharbi *, Chinnathambi Arunachalam 1, A. M. Murugan, Milton Wainwright


A novel optimization parameters of support vector machines model for the land use/ cover classification

Ying Liu 1, 2, 3, Bai Zhang 1*, Lihua Huang 1, Limin Wang 2


The influence of the chemical composition of tailings dumps on the mineral contents of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.)

Lavinia Mădălina Micu 1*, Doru Petanec 1, Florin Imbrea 1, Paul Pîrşan 1, Ramona Popovici 2


Effect of carbon source on biological nitrogen removal of aerobic granules in 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


Evaluation of the growth enhancement ability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain isolated from the rhizosphere of cowpea (Vigna unguicilata)

D. V. Adegunloye *, F. C. Adetuyi


Heat stress suffered by workers employed in vegetable grafting in greenhouses

Alvaro Marucci *, Barbara Pagniello, Danilo Monarca, Massimo Cecchini, Andrea Colantoni, Paolo Biondi


Effects of Cd-Pb interaction on the accumulation of Cd and Pb in four water spinach cultivars

Baifei Huang 1, Junliang Xin 1*, Aiqun Liu 1, Wenjing Zhou 1, Kun Zhang 2, Kebing Liao 1


Modeling and forecasting the demand for industrial roundwood in Turkey: A primary econometric approach

Bekir Kayacan 1*, Meltem Şengün Ucal 2, Atakan Öztürk 3, Ramazan Balı 4, Sacit Koçer 5, Erdem Kaplan 6


Factors influencing small-scale farmers’ participation in informal financial markets in Mafikeng Municipality

M. N. Moobi *, O. I. Oladele


Enhanced performance of dyeing wastewater reclamation by PAC addition in a membrane bioreactor

Fang Fang 1, 2, Jia-shun Cao 1, 2, Li-na Chen 3, Li Chen 1, Qian Feng 1, 2*, Hui-lian Xu 4


Effect of six fungicides on Lecanicillium (Verticilliumlecanii (Zimm.) Zare & Gams

Leónides Castellanos González 1 *, María E. Lorenzo Nicao 2, Berta Lina Muiño 3, Ricardo Hernández Pérez 4, Dagoberto Guillen Sánchez 5, Víctor López Martínez 6


The attitudes of farmers towards hydroelectric power plants (HPP): The case of Laleli, Turkey

Adem Aksoy


Evaluation of different herbaceous species used for revegetation of a limestone quarry with a thin topsoil layer in the Mediterranean region

Apostolos P. Kyriazopoulos 1*, Eleni M. Abraham 2, Zoi M. Parissi 2, Constantinos N. Tsiouvaras 2


Climatic changes monitoring using an association rules based model

Farzad Raeeszadeh 1, M. H. Fattahi 2*, A. Bamdad 2


Effects of different irrigation quantities on plant growth and photosynthesis characters of flue-cured tobacco

You-bo Yuan 1, Dan-yan Chen 2, 3, Xiao-Hou Shao 2, 3*, Yu-Hua Li 2, 3, Fuzhang Ding 1, Chantal Kwizera 2, 3


Slope development of tableland in the Holocene on the Chinese Loess Plateau

Gang Liu 1*, 2, 3, Wennian Xu 1, Puling Liu 2, Mingyi Yang 2, Chongfa Cai 3, Qiong Zhang 1


Spatiotemporal variability of net primary production over the past half century in Inner Mongolia grassland of China

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


Temporal and spatial variation of thermal structure in Three Gorges Reservoir: A simulation approach

Lingquan Dai 1, Huichao Dai 1, 2*, Dingguo Jiang 2


Analysis of aquatic products price model using predictive control theory

Jing Liu 1, Xiao-shuan Zhang 1, Ze-tian Fu 2*


The bioremediation potential of earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) in a soil polluted with heavy metals

Mădălina Iordache*, Iacob Borza


Simulation of greenhouse gases from miscanthus cultivation in Poland using the DNDC model

Magdalena Borzecka-Walker*, Antoni Faber, Alina Syp, Rafal Pudelko, Katarzyna Mizak


The influence of hydrodynamic conditions on the synthesis of ultra-thin calcium carbonate

Maria Harja 1, Carmen Cimpeanu 2, Roxana Dana Bucur 3


Use of school gardens in elementary schools in Slovenia

Marijan Pogačnik 1, Dragan Žnidarčič 2, Jelka Strgar 2*


Efficacy of three plant species extracts in the control of Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)

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


Soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity for walnut intercropping, walnut orchard and cropland systems in North China

Sen Lu 1, Jinsong Zhang 1, Ping Meng 1*, Wenjuan Liu 2


Environmental risk assessment of soil and groundwater contamination with bio-organic fertilizer application

Xiaohou Shao1, 2 *, Xiujun Hu1, Jie Shan 3, Linxian Liao 1, 2, Junyi Tan 1, Chantal Kwizera1


Source and sink changes of lily bulb and the transportation role of the basal plate during the development of oriental hybrid lily ‘Sorbonne’

Sha-Sha Wu, Li-Na Chen, Qi-Xiang Zhang, Ying-Min Lv *


Contribution of rock fragments on formation of forest soil macropores in the stoney mountains of the Loess Plateau, China

Lihong Xu1*, Zhongjie Shi 2, Yanhui Wang 1, Xinzheng Chu 3, Pengtao Yu 1, Wei Xiong 1


The mutation in nicotinic acetylcholine receptor β1 subunit may confer resistance to imidacloprid in Aphis gossypii (Glover)

Xu-Gen Shi 1, Yu-Kun Zhu 1, Xiao-Ming Xia 1, Kang Qiao 1, Hong-Yan Wang 2, Kai-Yun Wang 1,*


Degradation risk evaluation of cultivated land in Jianghan Plain based on ecological risk analysis and GIS

Yan Nie 1, Yi Luo 1, Yuhao Qian 1, Fang Chen 2, Muxing Liu 1, Jing Yu 2*


Effect of individual selection system of parental silkworm pure lines on reproductive and resistant traits of six hybrids during three next generations

Hossein Hojatpour 1, Abolghasem Lavvaf 1, Alireza Seidavi 2*, Tarlan Farahvash 3, Ehsan Hajian 1


Analysis of lake vulnerability in the middle-lower Yangtze River catchment using C4.5 decision tree algorithms

Feng Wu 1, Xiangzheng Deng 1, 2*, Qun’ou Jiang 1, 3, Jinyan Zhan 4, Dongdong Liu 5


Effects of Vallisneria natans on sediment phosphorus release and sorption

Fengtai Zhang 1, 2, Lizhi Wang 3, 4*, Lachun Wang 1, Weici Su 2


Phytoextractive potential of Miscanthus giganteus and Sida hermaphrodita growing under moderate pollution of soil with Zn and Pb

Anna Kocoń 1*, Mariusz Matyka 2


Influence of liming and boron on development of young Swietenia macrophylla plants grown in Yellow Oxisol

Augusto José Silva Pedroso 1*, Mário Lopes da Silva Júnior 1*, George Rodrigues da Silva 2, Orlando Shigueo Ohashi2, Sannah Mohamad Birani 2, Naísa Castro Leal 2, Vânia Silva de Melo 2, Orivan Maria Marques Teixeira 3, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 1, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 1, Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva 4, Maria de Lourdes Pinheiro Ruivo 5


The landscape of Kocaeli pedestrian walkway as an example of urban outdoor and user views

Aysun Çelik


Maize growth promotion of bacteria isolates from semi-arid region of Turkey

Cenap Cevheri


Integrated circulation technique of saline soil amelioration on electro-osmotic and vacuum dynamics: An exploration case in China

Hang Xu 1, 2, Wei Chen 1, 2*, Chao Wang 1, 2, Bo Chen 3, Jinhu Yang 2


Effects of the use of cover crops in the structure of an oxisol managed by a no-till farming system in the west of Paraná, Brazil

Helton Aparecido Rosa *, Deonir Secco, Gustavo Veloso, Reginaldo Ferreira Santos, Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza, Aracéli Ciotti de Marins, Augustinho Borsoi


Influence of cadmium stress on chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics in Populus × canescens

Hui-Ping Dai 1, Yuan Wei 2, Tu-Xi Yang 3, Wen-Qing Sa 1, An-Zhi Wei 3*


Study on fertilizer N leaching, accumulation, and balance in tobacco fields with 15N tracing technique

M. M. Hou 1, 2, X. H. Shao 1, 2*, L. H. Chen 1, 2, T. T. Chang 1, 2, W. N. Wang 1, 2, Y. F. Wang 3


Use of waste cooking oil biodiesel in a tractor DI diesel engine

Arash Mohebbi 1*, Mohammad Hassan Komarizade 1, Samad Jafarmadar 2, Jafar Pashai 3


NOAA AVHRR satellite data for evaluation of climatic variation and vegetation change in the Punjab Province, Pakistan

Farooq Ahmad


Toxicity assessment of dreamfish Sarpa salpa from the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia, Eastern Mediterranean Sea)

Khaled Bellassoued 1, 2*, Asma Hamza 2, Abdelwaheb Abdelmouleh 2, Fatma Ayadi Makni 3, Jos Van Pelt 4, Abdelfattah Elfeki 1


The role of women in rural tourism, the sample of Gaziler Village (Bardiz), Erzurum, Turkey

Elif Akpinar Külekçi *, Işık Sezen, Yahya Bulut


Drought, salinity and temperature induced responses to photosynthesis in Conocarpus lancifolius

A. Redha, N. Al-Mansour, P. Suleman, R. Al-Hasan, M. Afzal*


Effect of different levels of manganese fertilizer and drought stress on yield and agronomic use efficiency of fertilizer in durum wheat in Ardabil

Roza Gholamin *, Majid Khayatnezhad


Fire-resistance of six tree species to fire probed by chlorophyll fluorescence

Chunnuan Deng 1, 2, Xiangming Pan 3*, Hongyu Zhang 3, Xiangliang Pan 2


Response of Saudi and Egyptian wheat cultivars to salinity stress during germination

Omar A. Almaghrabi


Nutritive value assessment of some sub-tropical browses grown in arid region using in vitro gas production technique

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


Controlling resistant Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau biotype through herbicide mixture

Abdul Shukor Juraimi 1*, Mahfuza Begum 2, 3, Md. Parvez Anwar 2, 3, Erwan Shah Shari 4, Ismail Sahid 4, Azmi Man 5


Preparation of a polyclonal antibody based heterologous indirect competitive ELISA for detecting ractopamine residue

Chao-ying Li 1, 2, Jin-qing Jiang 2*


Effect of soil tillage systems on nutrient concentration in winter wheat plants

Ewa Stanislawska- Glubiak*, Jolanta Korzeniowska


The effect of space allowance on drinking and resting behaviour in six months of age calves

Iulian Tripon 1, Ludovic T. Cziszter 1 *, Marian Bura 1, Stelian Acatincai 1, Dinu Gavojdian 1, 2, Silvia Erina 1


Slow-growth preservation of wild shih (Artemisia herba-alba Asso.) microshoots from Jordan

Sarab A. Sharaf 1, Rida A. Shibli 1*, Mahmoud A. Kasrawi 1, Savinaz H. Baghdadi 2


Trap crops for reducing damage caused by cabbage stink bugs (Eurydema spp.) and flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.) on white cabbage: fact or fantasy?

Tanja Bohinc 1, Stanislav Trdan 2*


Effect of irrigation at different growth stages and phosphorus application methods on agronomic traits of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Hakoomat Ali 1*, Nadeem Tariq 1, Shakeel Ahmad 1, Tahir Hussain Chattha 2, Abid Hussain 3


Improvement, validation and application of a field soil water balance model: The case study in the upper, middle and lower reaches of the Panzhuang Irrigation District

Changchun Zhou 1, 2, 3, Yi Luo 1*


Modelling and control of laboratory scale conveyor belt type grain dryer plant

H. Mansor*, S. Khan, T. S. Gunawan


Best management practices for agricultural non-point source pollution control using PLOAD in Wuliangsuhai watershed

Qingling Shi 1, 2, Xiangzheng Deng 3, 4*, Feng Wu 2, 3, Jinyan Zhan 2,Lirong Xu 1