Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 7, Issue 2,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 7, Issue 2, 2009
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
10-19

Avian Influenza: Global assessment of potential pandemic of the twenty first century

M. B. Abubakar 1*, I. Aini 2**, A. R. Omar 1, 2, M. Hair Bejo 1

20-24

The use of FT-IR spectroscopy in the identification of vegetable oils adulteration

Ersilia Alexa 1*, Anca Dragomirescu 2, Georgeta Pop 1, Călin Jianu 1, Dan Dragoş 2

25-32

Consumption, country of origin effect and age: An economic analysis of food consumption in Greece during 1963-2005

Ioannis Sotiropoulos 1, Ioannis-Dionysios Salavrakos 2, Efthymios Mygdakos 3*

33-39

Production of aflatoxins by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger strains isolated from seeds of pulses

Amira Hassan Abdullah Al-Abdalall

40-45

Anti-bacterial efficacy of elite medicinal plants on urolithiasis inducing flora

Reena Laikangbam 1, M. Damayanti Devi 1*, S. Rajendra Singh 2

46-49

Comparative protein and folate content among canola cultivars and other cruciferous leafy vegetables

Rhona L. Miller-Cebert 1, Nahid A. Sistani 1*, Ernst Cebert 2

50-53

The storage conditions impact on the oxidative stability and antioxidant properties of grape seed oil

Mariana-Atena Poiana *, Călin Jianu, Ionel Jianu, Alexandru Rinovetz

54-58

Determination of biogenic amines in a fermented beverage, boza

Serap Cosansu

59-63

The effects of soybean (Glycine max) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) food mixtures on the nutritional status of school children in Suba District, Kenya

Omo Ohiokpehai 1*, Dorcus Mbithe David 2, Joyce Kamau 3

64-69

Adoption of traceability system in Chinese fishery process enterprises: Difficulties, incentives and performance

Feng Wang 1, Zetian Fu 1, Weisong Mu 1, Liliana M. Moga 2, Xiaoshuan Zhang 1*

70-75

Acceptability and antioxidant properties of a semi-dried and smoked tomato product

Sébastien Veillet 1, Janette Busch 2*, Geoffrey Savage 2

76-81

A review on the effect of animal diets and presence of selected natural antioxidants on lipid oxidation of meat

B. Jamilah, A. Mohamed *, K. A. Abbas, R. Abdul Rahman, R. Karim

82-87

Production of lactic acid bacteria on spent cabbage juice

Claude P. Champagne *, Tony Savard, Julie Barrette

88-93

Fast simultaneous determination of multiple water-soluble vitamins and vitamin-like compounds in infant formula by UPLC-MS/MS

Hong Zhang 1*, Si Chen 1, Wenjuan Liao 1, Yiping Ren 2

94-96

In vitro antifungal activity of plant extracts on Saprolegnia parasitica from cutaneous lesions of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs

Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti 1*, Majid Taheri 2, Mehdi Raisee 2, Hamid Reza Bahrami 2, Rahman Abdizadeh 1

97-102

In vivo antioxidative capacities of rapeseed meal polysaccharides

Hanju Sun *, Shaotong Jiang, Pan Mu, Ding Qi

103-106

Antimicrobial activity against pathogenic microorganisms by extracts from herbal Jordanian plants

Amjad Khalil 1*, Basem F. Dababneh 2, Ahmad H. Al-Gabbiesh 3

107-112

Physicochemical and pasting characterisation of water yam (Dioscorea spp.) and relationship with eating quality of pounded yam

F. D. Baah 1*, B. Maziya-Dixon 2, R. Asiedu 2, I. Oduro 1, W. O. Ellis 1

113-116

Public perception of food handling practices and food safety in Turkey

Arzu Cagri-Mehmetoglu

117-121

Effect of osmotic dehydration on the freeze drying kinetics of apricots

Djamel Fahloul 1*, Miloud Lahbari 2, Houcine Benmoussa 2, Samir Mezdour 3

122-130

Beef export restrictions in Argentina: Impact on the beef industry and national welfare

Paula Rossi *, Masaru Kagatsume

131-135

Iron bioavailability and utilization in rats fed cassava fufu flour diets fortified with different sources of iron

S. A. Sanni 1*, C. R. B. Oguntona 1, A. M. Bamgbose 2

136-138

Detection and determination of furfural in crude palm oil

Abdul Azis Ariffin 1, Rosnah Mat Soom 2, Huey-Chern Boo 1, Chia-Chun Loi 1, Yuen-Hwa Chai 1, S. M. AbdulKarim 1*

139-142

Protein quality evaluation and hematological parameters of rats fed complementary diets

Oluseye O. Onabanjo 1, 2*, Busie Maziya-Dixon 2, Clara R. B. Oguntona 1, Alfred G. O. Dixon 2

143-145

Evaluation of antioxidant activity and vitamin E profile of some selected indigenous vegetables in Nigerian diet

Ibiyinka Ogunlade 1, 2, Gregory Tucker 2, Ian Fisk 3, Adebayo Ogunlade 4

146-148

Influence of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on ‘Fuji’ apple quality during long-term storage

Okan Özkaya 1*, Ömür Dündar 2

149-154

A research on the dessert produced from modified atmosphere packaged pumpkins

Bige Incedayi *, Canan Ece Tamer, Sibel Parseker Yönel, Ömer Utku Çopur

155-158

Effect of sodium bicarbonate, ascorbic acid and salt on the α-amylase, gelatinization and yeast activity in the production of flat bread

Hanee M. Al-Dmoor 1*, Herzallah Saqer 2, Meshref Al-Lruwaili 3

159-162

Proximate analysis and physico-chemical properties of some leguminous seeds (Mucuna veracruz white, Mucuna pruniens utilis and Mucuna rajada)

I. A. Amoo 1, V. N. Atasie 2*, O. O. Kolawole 1

163-168

Mineral contents of tissues and body fluids and heavy metal contaminants of four predominant snail species in the Niger Delta

A. Hamilton-Amachree 1, H. D. Mepba 2*, C. U. Ogunka-Nnoka 1

169-174

Protein-starch interaction and their effect on thermal and rheological characteristics of a food system: A review

B. Jamilah, A. Mohamed *, K. A. Abbas, R. Abdul Rahman, R. Karim, D. M. Hashim

175-181

Evaluation of new fish sauces prepared by fermenting hot-water extraction waste of stock from dried fish using various kojis

Miyuki Murakami 1, Masataka Satomi 2, Masashi Ando 1, Yasuyuki Tukamasa 1, Ken-ichi Kawasaki 1*

182-188

A study on the Romanian organic market and consumers

Manuela-Dora Orboi 1*, Adrian Băneş 2, Mirela Monea 3, Alin Monea 3, Cornelia Petroman 4, Ioan Petroman 4

189-192

Therapeutic and immunomodulatory effects of two natural products on the puerperal endometritis of dairy cows

Liviu Bogdan *, Ioan Groza, Iancu Morar, Simona Ciupe, Mihai Cenariu, Ileana Bogdan, Sidonia Bogdan, Anamaria Petrean, Adrian David

193-195

Utilization of gestagen hormones and pituitary FSH extracts in inducing the superovulation at embryo donor cows

Ioan Petroman 1*, Nicolae Păcală 2, Cornelia Petroman 1, Ioan Bencsik 2, Manuela-Dora Orboi 3, Dorel Dronca 2, Adrian Băneş 4

196-201

Thermal properties variation of Malaysian yellowtail catfish during precooling process and numerical verification

K. A. Abbas *, A .S. Abdulamir, M. Ebrahimian, B. Jamilah

202-208

Benefits and risks of growth promoters in animal production

S. N. Al-Dobaib 1*, H. M. Mousa 2

209-212

Postharvest chemical properties and mineral contents of some fig (Ficus carica L.) cultivars in Tunisia

Fateh Aljane *, Ali Ferchichi

213-217

Sensitization to common food and inhalant allergens in children attending Allergy and Asthma Pediatric Clinic in Doha, Qatar

Abdelhamid Kerkadi 1*, Asma Althani 1, Amina Al-Boainain 2, Ibrahim Janahi 3, Rajiv Singh 4

218-221

Evaluation and properties of formulated low calories functional yoghurt cake

A. M. Abdel-Salam 1*, A. S. Ammar 1, W. K. Galal 2

222-227

Ascorbic acid and flavanone glycosides in citrus: Relationship with antioxidant activity

Maria Graça Miguel *, Amílcar Duarte, Susana Nunes, Vera Sustelo, Denise Martins, Susana Anahi Dandlen

228-232

Antioxidant activities of the extracts from bamboo powder as underutilized resource

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanoue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Toshio Nagashima 1

233-236

Response of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatments on some quality parameters of plum during storage

Okan Özkaya 1*, Ömür Dündar 2

237-242

Comparison between HACCP and ISO 22000 in Greek organic food sector

Dimitrios Bilalis 1*, Ioannis Stathis 2, Aristidis Konstantas 1, Sotiria Patsiali 1

243-246

Therapeutic and immunomodulatory effect of two complex homeopathic products used against chronic endometritis in Simmental cows

Liviu Bogdan *, Ioan Groza, Sanda Andrei, Adela Pintea, Simona Ciupe, Mihai Cenariu, Ileana Bogdan, Ioan Paşca, Sidonia Bogdan, Anamaria Petrean, Adrian Macri

247-251

Survey of opportunistic fungi in ocular infection in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman M. Alqurashi

252-255

Functional properties of okra protein products containing different levels of mucilage

Victoria A. Jideani *, Bedan M. Bello

256-262

Vitamin E and fatty acid composition of blended palm oils

A. Azrina 1*, P. H. Lim 1, I. Amin 1, A. Zulkhairi 2

263-267

Chemical composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of a new chemotype of Tunisian Thymus vulgaris oils growing in Sayada

Belsem Marzouk 1, Hayet Edziri 1, Ihsen Haloui 2, Manel Issawi 3, Imed Chraief 3, Mahjoub El-Ouni 1, Nadia Fnina 2, Zohra Marzouk 4*

268-273

Application of methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris in the field of food industry – A review

Viviane C. Silva, Maristela F. S. Peres, Edwil A. L. Gattás *

274-278

Physicochemical characteristics of dough and white bread added with arrowroot juice

Sung-Hee Choi 1, Young-Su Kim 2, Jong-Bang Eun 3 *

279-282

The response of cassava to potassium fertilizer treatments

F. O. Adekayode *, O. F. Adeola

283-294

Risk management and sustainability in banana production: A case study from Turkey

Handan Akcaoz *, Orhan Ozcatalbas, Hatice Kizilay

295-299

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. pinto) intercropping based on replacement method

Ali Nasrollahzadeh Asl *, Adel Dabbagh Mohammady Nassab, Said Zehtab Salmasi, Mohammad Moghaddam, Aziz Javanshir

300-312

Genotype and planting date effects on cotton growth and production under south Portugal conditions – I. Phenology and growth analysis

Gonçalo Barradas 1*, Rafael J. López-Bellido 2

313-321

Genotype and planting date effects on cotton growth and production under south Portugal conditions – II. Monitoring

Gonçalo Barradas 1*, Rafael J. López-Bellido 2

322-328

Genotype and planting date effects on cotton growth and production under south Portugal conditions – III. Boll set percentage, boll location, yield and lint quality

Gonçalo Barradas 1*, Rafael J. López-Bellido 2

329-331

Development of selection procedures of sweetpotato genotypes according to chilling tolerance

Shahidul Islam *, Ehiorobo Izekor, James O. Garner

332-334

Effect of sowing date and cultivar on leaf yield and seed production of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.)

Ebrahim M. Khah

335-338

Implications of minimum tillage systems on sustainability of agricultural production and soil conservation

Teodor Rusu *, Petru Gus, Ileana Bogdan, Paula Ioana Moraru, Adrian Ioan Pop, Doina Clapa, Doru Ioan Marin, Ioan Oroian, Lavinia Ioana Pop

339-342

Effects of water limitation on grain and oil yields of sesame cultivars

Hamdollah Eskandari 1, Saeid Zehtab-Salmasi 1*, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 1*, Mohammad Hussein Gharineh 2

343-346

Fatty acids, protein contents and metal composition of some feed crops from Turkey

Adil Bakoglu 1*, Eyüp Bagci 2, Harun Ciftci 3

347-351

The response of pea genotypes differing in testa color to waterlogging during early germination stages

Aysen Uzun, Esvet Acikgoz *

352-356

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

Tolga Tipi 1*, Bahattin Çetin 1, Ali Vardar 2

357-359

Determination of some agronomical and quality properties of wild alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) clones in Turkey

Mehmet Basbag 1*, Ramazan Demirel 2, Mustafa Avci 3

360-362

The effect of mycorrhizal fungi on onion (Allium cepa L.) growth and yield under three irrigation intervals at field condition

Sahebali Bolandnazar

363-372

Evaluation of salt tolerance in common bean genotypes by ion regulation and searching for screening parameters

H. Yildiz Dasgan *, Sibel Koc

373-378

Nutritional and biochemical composition of D. alata (Dioscorea spp.) tubers

F. D. Baah 1*, B. Maziya-Dixon 2, R. Asiedu 2, I. Oduro 1, W. O. Ellis 1

379-382

Farmers adoption and propensity to abandoned adoption of sawah-based rice farming in the inland valley of central Nigeria

Regina Hoi Yee Fu 1*, Makoto Maruyama 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 3

383-386

Effects of different row spacings on the seed yield and some other characteristics of phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Bentham.) varieties

Hakan Geren *, Riza Avcioglu, Dilek Kaymakkavak

387-393

Economic analysis of cotton production and adoption of harvest mechanization: A case study of the Aegean Region of Turkey

Ferruh Isin *, Sule Isin, Ayse Uzmay

394-400

On-tree follow-up of apricot fruit development using a hand-held NIR instrument

Cédric Camps *, Danilo Christen

401-404

Response of soybean cultivars to salinity stress

K. Ghassemi-Golezani *, M. Taifeh-Noori, Sh. Oustan, M. Moghaddam

405-410

Traditional and soilless culture systems to produce corn salad (Valerianella olitoria L.) and rocket (Eruca sativa Mill.) with low nitrate content

Emanuela Fontana, Silvana Nicola *

411-414

Pinto bean seed reserve utilization and seedling growth as affected by seed size, salinity and drought stress

Ahmad Gholami 1*, Saeed Sharafi 2, Soraya Ghasemi 3, Amir Sharafi 4

415-418

Effects of different rates of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on yield and yield components of Savalan potato cultivar mini-tubers

Davoud Hassanpanah 1*, Amir Aslan Hosienzadeh 1, Bahram Dahdar 1, Nasser Allahyari 1, Leila Imanparast 2

419-423

Energy use and input-output energy analysis for apple production in Turkey

Nuray Kızılaslan

424-428

Functional response of different larval instars of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), to the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)

Mehdi Hassanpour 1*, Gadir Nouri-Ganbalani 1, Jafar Mohaghegh 2, Annie Enkegaard 3

429-431

Inhibition of flowering in ‘Arbequina’ olives from chilling at lower temperatures

Nasir S. A. Malik *, Joe M. Bradford

432-434

Egg weight affects some quality traits of chicken eggs

S. R. Shi 1, K. H. Wang 1*, T. C. Dou 1, H. M. Yang 2

435-440

The effects of food industry sludge on soil properties and growing of maize (Zea mays L.)

Mesude Ünal 1*, A.Vahap Katkat 2

441-445

Callus formation and shoot organogenesis in Moshgak (Ducrosia flabellifolia Boiss.) from cotyledon

Manoochehr Karimi 1, Amin Ebrahimi 1, Amir Sahraroo 2*, Seyed-Amir Moosavi 1, Firoozeh Moosavi 1, Mohammad-Reza Bihamta 1

446-452

Alleviating sunburn injury in apple fruit using natural and fertilizer forms of S-abscisic acid and its underlying mechanism

Kusol Iamsub 1, 2*, Yoshiko Sekozawa 1, Sumiko Sugaya 1, Hiroshi Gemma 1, Yasuo Kamuro 3

453-455

Selection for lactation curve and determination of the lactation curve function in Iranian Holstein cows by empirical mathematical models

Reza Seyed-Sharifi 1*, Raouf Seyedsharifi 1, Ali Reza Fallah Kheir 2

456-462

Yield and quality of leafy lettuce in response to nutrient solution composition and growing season

Carlo Fallovo 1, Youssef Rouphael 2, Mariateresa Cardarelli 1, Elvira Rea 3, Alberto Battistelli 4, Giuseppe Colla 1*

463-470

Methane emission and its relations with plant parameters and dissolved oxygen in different rice genotypes

H. M. El Sharkawi 1*, A. Sherif 1, A. Zahoor 2, Faridullah 2, S. Yamamoto 2, T. Endo 2

471-474

Detection of Tomato spotted wilt virus in North-East of Iran

Alireza Mohammadi Hajiabadi 1, Behrooz Jafarpour 1, Mahrokh Falahat Rastegar 1, Babak Abdollahi Mandoulakani 2*

475-480

Analysis of energy use for pomegranate production in Turkey

Handan Akcaoz *, Orhan Ozcatalbas, Hatice Kizilay

481-486

Preliminary investigations into the effect of uniconazole-P and prohexadione calcium on sprouting and shoot length of Dioscorea rotundataD. alata and D. cayenensis in Ghana

E. Otoo 1*, H. Shiwachi 2, M. Onjo 3

487-492

Resources use efficiency of field grown transplanted rice (Oryza sativa L.) under irrigated semiarid environment

Shakeel Ahmad 1*, Ashfaq Ahmad 2, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq 3, Hakoomat Ali 1, Tasneem Khaliq 2, Muhammad Akbar Anjum 1, Muhammad Azam Khan 1, Abid Hussain 2, Gerrit Hoogenboom 4

493-495

Activities of enzymes involved in starch synthesis in grains of large and small kernel type wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Zhongmin Dai

496-504

Impacts of balanced nutrient management systems technologies in the northern Guinea savanna of Nigeria

Adebayo A. Akinola 1*, Arega D. Alene 2, Remi Adeyemo 1, Diakalia Sanogo 3, Adetunji S. Olanrewaju 3

505-509

Intercropping maize (Zea mays L.) and cow pea (Vigna unguiculata L.) as a whole – crop forage: Effects of planting ratio and harvest time on forage yield and quality

Mehdi Dahmardeh *, Ahmad Ghanbari, Baratali Syasar, Mahmood Ramrodi

510-515

Effects of combined pruning treatments on fruit quality and biennial bearing of ‘Elstar’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh.)

Nikola Pavičić, Martina Skendrović Babojelić, Tomislav Jemrić, Zoran Šindrak *, Tomislav Ćosić, Tomislav Karažija, Danijel Ćosić

516-521

Allelopathic effects of Chenopodium album, Amaranthus retroflexus and Cynodon dactylon on germination and growth of safflower

F. Rezaie, M. Yarnia *

522-527

Variety identification and genetic relationship of some South Tunisian barley accessions using agronomic parameters

Ferdaous Guasmi *, Leila Touil, Khadija Féres, Nidhal Marzougui, Walid Elfalleh, Ali Ferchichi

528-533

RAPD markers in diversity detection and variety identification of South Tunisian barley

Ferdaous Guasmi *, Nidhal Marzougui, Narjés Sarray, Walid Elfalleh, Ali Ferchichi

534-539

Development of molecular genomic tools for verification of intergeneric hybrids between castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) and cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

Melaku Gedil *, Fisayo Kolade, Adebola Raji, Ivan Ingelbrecht, Alfred Dixon

540-545

Manure marketing in the savannas of Nigeria: Implications for sustainable food security

Olawale Olayide 1, 2*, Arega Alene 3, Anthony Ikpi 1, Generose Nziguheba 2

546-550

Increasing crop productivity using a porousα amendment in sandy soil

B. A. Ould Ahmed *, M. Inoue

551-554

The effect of climatic factors at different growth periods on pepino (Solanum muricatum Aiton) fruit quality and yield

Aysun Çavuşoğlu *, Emine İ. Erkel, Melekber Sülüşoğlu

555-558

Germination of different seed size of pinto bean cultivars as affected by salinity and drought stress

Ahmad Gholami 1*, Saeed Sharafi 2, Amir Sharafi 3, Soraya Ghasemi 4

559-564

Effects of irrigation regime and nitrogen management on grain yield, quality and water productivity in rice

Shenggang Pan, Cougui Cao *, Mingli Cai, Jinping Wang, Ruohan Wang, Jing Zhai, Shengqi Huang

565-570

Applications of xerophytophysiology in plant production – peanut cultivation with the AnM method

Hui-lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 2, 4*, Jingshan Wang 3, Rongyan Xu 1, Minglun Wang 3, Shigenori Morita 2

571-575

Effect of sowing depth on emergence and crop establishment of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.)

Kęstutis Romaneckas 1*, Vytautas Pilipavičius 1, Egidijus Šarauskis 2, Antanas Sakalauskas 2

576-580

Initiation of in vitro cultures of Lycopersicon peruvianum var. humifusum

D. Rzepka-Plevnes *, D. Kulpa, A. Wajda

581-589

cDNA cloning and SSCP analysis on Ss5MaT1 gene in Salvia splendens

Fenglan Li 1, Feifei Qin 2, 3, Yanzhong Feng 4, Hui-lian Xu 5, Baozhong Hu 1*, Di Liu 1, Guofu Hu 1, Rongmei Liu 1, Yongqing Xu 1, Bingxiu Zhang 1, Qi Wei 4, Shujun Ni 4, Ran Wang 6

590-593

Biodiversity and nature of gene action for oil and protein contents in Gossypium hirsutum L. estimated by SSR markers

Abdul Qayyum 1, Naveed Murtaza 1, F. M. Azhar 2, Waqas Malik 1

594-598

Regulation of endogenous hormones on post-harvest senescence in transgenic broccoli carrying an antisense or a sense BO-ACO 2 gene

Feifei Qin 1, 2, 3, Cheng-rong Wang 1, Ran Wang 1*, Gang Ma 1, Hui-lian Xu 3

599-602

Effect of main and second cropping on protein and oil concentrations and yield of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Tahsin Sogut

603-610

Applications of xerophytophysiology in plant production – Sorghum plants improved by exposing the mesocotyl as stimulus

Hui-lian Xu 1*, Feifei Qin 2, 3, Rongyan Xu 1, Fahong Wang 4, Fengmin Li 5

611-615

Effects of micronutrients and their application method on yield, crop growth rate (CGR) and net assimilation rate (NAR) of corn cv. Jeta

E. Farajzadeh Memari Tabrizi 1, M. Yarnia 2*, M. B. Khorshidi 3, V. Ahmadzadeh 4

616-619

Effect of innovation adoptions on cassava production by farmers in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State of Nigeria

M. A. Oladoja *, O. A. Adeokun, O. E. Fapojuwo

620-622

The effect of osmo-priming on germination and seedling growth of Brassica napus L. under salinity conditions

Mohammad Bagher Hassanpouraghdam 1*, Javid Emarat Pardaz 2, Nader Farsad Akhtar 2

623-628

Comparison between conventional and organic floating systems for lettuce and tomato (Lactuca sativa and Lycopersicon esculentum) seedling production

Dimitrios Bilalis 1, Panagiotis Kanatas 2, Sotiria Patsiali 1, Aristidis Konstantas 1, Konstantinos Akoumianakis 3

629-635

Evaluation of economic values of broiler breeders in partially integrated system

Ali-Reza Fallah-Khair 1, Reza Seyed-Sharifi 2*, Morad-Pasha Eskandari-Nasab 1, Abdollah Sobhani 2

636-639

Evaluation of the genetic variability of microsatellite markers in Saudi Arabian camels

Abdulaziz M. Al-Swailem 1*, Maher M. Shehata 1, Khalid A. Al-Busadah 2, Maged H. Fallatah 1, Ejaz Askari 1

640-645

Evaluation of growth and carbon storage as influenced of soil chemical properties and moisture on teak (Tectona grandis) in Ashanti region, Ghana

Yoshinori Watanabe 1, Tsugiyuki Masunaga 1, Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere 2, Mohammed Moro Buri 3, O. Idowu Oladele4*, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 5

646-650

Optimal application of irrigation water with drip-tape method for Pashmineh Zar croplands, Andimeshk, Southwest Iran

Abdul Amir Moezzi 1, Kazem Torfi 2, Mohammad Albaji 3*, Arash Mahjoobi 3

651-654

The Internet as a business environment in Romanian agriculture

Liliana M. Moga 1*, Florin M. Buhociu 1, Ion Ionita 2, Florina O. Virlanuta 1, Valentin Antohi 1, Adrian Gh. Zugravu 1

655-657

In vitro mineral transformations by the human pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans

Sulaiman Ali Alharbi

658-664

Bioaugmentation and composting of oil-field drill-cuttings containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Josiah M. Ayotamuno 1, Reuben N. Okparanma 2*, Peremelade P. Araka 1

665-670

Traditional home gardens and livelihood security in North-East India

U. K. Sahoo

671-677

Kalman filter technique for multisite modelling and streamflow prediction in Algeria

Khadidja Boukharouba, Ahmed Kettab *

678-682

Assessment of dermal bystander exposure in pesticide applications using different types of nozzles

Nigar Yarpuz-Bozdogan*, Ali Musa Bozdogan

683-688

Assessment of heavy metals transfer from a moderately polluted soil into the edible parts of vegetables

M. Di Salvatore, G. Carratù, A. M. Carafa *

689-691

Temporal variation of nitrate, chlorine and pH values in surface waters

Funda Dökmen 1*, Cengiz Kurtuluş 2

692-697

Extractability and bioavailability of phosphorus from soils amended with poultry litter and poultry litter ash

Faridullah 1*, Muhammad Irshad 2, Sadahiro Yamamoto 3, Zahoor Ahmad 3, Tsuneyoshi Endo 3, Toshimasa Honna3

698-702

Effects of soil polluted by cadmium and lead on production and quality of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and radish (Raphanus sativus L.)

Qingling Fu, Hongqing Hu*, Jiajia Li, Li Huang, Haizheng Yang, Yi Lv

703-708

Organic and inorganic solutes accumulation in the leaves and roots of grafted and ungrafted cucumber plants in response to NaCl stress

Yuan Huang, Jin Zhu, Ai Zhen, Liang Chen, Zhilong Bie *

709-712

HACCP application for treatment of drinking water for Germi in Iran

Gholam Reza Jahed Khaniki 1*, Mokhtar Mahdavi 1, Mohammad Reza Mohebbi 2

713-717

Investigation of soil quality for different irrigation systems in Baghe Plain, Iran

A. A. Naseri 1, M. Albaji 1*, G. R. Khajeh Sahoti 2, S. Sharifi 2, A. Sarafraz 2, M. R. Eghbali 2

718-725

Determination of environmentally sensitive zones along Persian Gulf coastlines through geographic information system

J. Nouri 1*, M. R. Fatemi 2, A. Danekar 3, F. G. Fahimi 1, D. Karimi 4

726-730

The impact of oil exploration on the inhabitants of the oil producing areas of Nigeria

Douglason G. Omotor

731-735

A method of in situ screening for bacteria capable of producing alginate-degrading enzyme from aquatic fields

Ryohei Ueno

736-739

Utilization of contour furrow and pitting techniques on desert rangelands: Evaluation of runoff, sediment, soil water content and vegetation cover

Mansour Jahantigh 1, Mohammad Pessarakli 2*

740-745

Municipal solid waste management at Salt City in Jordan: Community perspective

Bassim E. Abbassi 1*, Hassan Khrisat 2, Qasem Alnewashi 1

746-748

Response of various cut lisianthus cultivars to silver thiosulfate treatment

Esmaeil Chamani 1*, Mosa Arshad 2, Younes Pourbeyrami 1

749-754

Impacts of grazing intensity on soil carbon and nitrogen in an alpine meadow on the eastern Tibetan Plateau

Yongheng Gao 1*, Martin Schumann 2, Huai Chen 3, 4, Ning Wu 3, Peng Luo 3

755-758

Salinity investigation of the region east to the Izmit Gulf in Izmit-Kocaeli

Cengiz Kurtuluş *, Mucella Canbay, Nur Demir, Demet Gider

759-763

Control of sedimentation in reservoirs by optimal operation of reservoir releases

Ebrahim Valizadegan 1*, Mahmood Shafaei Bajestan 2, Hossain Mohammad Vali Samani 3

764-768

Environmental aspects of dredging intra-coastal navigation channels in muddy coastlines: The case of Awoye, Ondo State, Nigeria

Steven Odi-Owei 1*, Itolima Ologhadien 2

769-772

Estimation of mountainous farmland area in China based on GIS and RS: A case study of Lincheng County

Limei Tan 1, 4, J. T. Liu 1*, Yuecun Ma 2*, H. T. Liu 1, 4, H. J. Liu 1, M. R. Laurenson 3

773-776

The effect of peats from different origin on yield and earliness in mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.) cultivation

Emine I. Erkel

777-787

Evaluation of runoff and the effect of external factors on the potentials of water resources – Case study: Eastern, western and central regions of Guilan Province located in the southwestern coasts of the Caspian Sea in Iran

Mohammad Mohammadi Fatideh

788-792

Environment sensitivity of the families that immigrated from rural to the urban areas

Nuray Kızılaslan *, Halil Kızılaslan

793-798

Chemical composition of biotechnology byproducts produced in Iowa: Selected organic and inorganic forms

M. Ali Tabatabai

799-802

The socio-economics effects of Hamoon Lake in Sistan region of Iran

Majid Dahmardeh 1*, Mehdi Dahmardeh 2, Saeed Yazdani 3, Eissa Piri 4

803-806

Utilization of landraces for the genetic enhancement of pigeonpea in Eastern and Southern Africa

E. T. Gwata 1*, S. N. Silim 2

807-814

Why are birds more abundant on organic farms?

Ailsa J. McKenzie *, Mark J. Whittingham

815-822

Comparative studies of the different mechanical oxygenation systems used in the restoration of lakes and reservoirs

Mustapha Gafsi 1, Ahmed Kettab 2, Saadia Benmamar 2, Salim Benziada 2

823-828

Poverty status and its relationship with environmental, health-related and living condition factors among farming households in Borno State, Nigeria

Patrick V. Kwaghe 1*, Paul S. Amaza 2

829-834

Residues of persistent organic pollutants in orchard topsoil of major fruit producing regions in China

Shiqi Yang 1, Aiping Zhang 1, Yuecun Ma 2, Shujing Yang 1, Zhengli Yang 1*

835-838

Poverty alleviation through extension education among Fulani pastoralists in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria

M. A. Oladoja 1*, T. P. Olusanya 2, L. L. Adedeji 3

839-842

Seasonal fluctuations in populations of Lepidopteran species as influenced by conventional control in tobacco stores

Kıymet Senan Coşkuncu 1*, Bahattin Kovancı 2

843-851

Evan region qualitative soil evaluation for wheat, barley, alfalfa and maize

M. Behzad 1, M. Albaji 1*, P. Papan 2, S. Boroomand Nasab 1

852-855

Use of geospatial technology in a precision soil fertility investigation of a farmland for arable crop production in a tropical environment

F. O. Adekayode 1*, A. O. Aderibigbe 2, A. M. Balogun 3, J. O. Adedayo 2, J. A. Oladimeji 2

856-860

Genome shuffling enhanced antagonistic activity against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis and tolerance to chemical fungicides in Bacillus subtilis BS14

Liang Chen, Wuling Chen *

861-868

Review: The phenomenon of crop-weed competition; a problem or a key for sustainable weed management?

Aspasia P. Efthimiadou, Anestis C. Karkanis, Dimitrios J. Bilalis *, Panagiotis Efthimiadis

869-873

Effect of application method on the interaction between Beauveria bassiana and neem tree extract when combined for Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) control

Mohammad S. Al-mazraawi 1*, Amal Al-Abbadi 1, Mohamad A. Shatnawi 2, Mazen Ateyyat 3

874-880

Evaluation of SALTMED model performance in irrigation and drainage of sugarcane farms in Khuzestan province of Iran

M. Golabi *, A. A. Naseri, H. A. Kashkuli