Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 9, Issue 2,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 9, Issue 2, 2011
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
10-17

Anti-coccidial activity of Nigella sativa L.

Hanadi B. Baghdadi, Ebtisam M. Al-Mathal *

18-26

Evaluation of the potential probiotic properties of Lactobacillus strains isolated from traditional fermented yak milk

Li Zhang, Qunli Yu *, Ling Han, Min Zhang, Lili Yang, Yong Peng Li

27-32

What influences consumer’s food purchase in Slovenia

Marijan Pogačnik 1, Dragan Žnidarčič 2*

33-36

Global overview of human infections with the avian influenza viruses and possible control measures

Patrick U. Owai

37-40

Starch properties of various colored potato cultivars grown for 8 consecutive years

Takahiro Noda 1*, Shogo Tsuda 1, Motoyuki Mori 1, Tatsuro Suzuki 1, Shigenobu Takigawa 1, Chie Matsuura-Endo 1, Hiroaki Yamauchi 1, Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker 2

41-49

Examples of using spatial information technologies for mapping and modelling mosquito-borne diseases based on environmental, climatic and socio-economic factors and different spatial statistics, temporal risk indices and spatial analysis: A review

Hassan M. Khormi *,

50-54

Drying paddy by microwave vibro-fluidized bed drying using single mode applicator

Rittichai Assawarachan 1*, Jiraporn Sripinyowanich 2, Kriangsak Theppadungporn 3, Athapol Noomhorm 2

55-58

Production of Trametes versicolor laccase by solid state fermentation using a fixed-bed bioreactor

Érica S. de Souza 1, Ivanete de L. Sampaio 2, Ana Karla de L. Freire 2, Babbyngttonn Khell S. da Silva 2, Agostinho da S. Sobrinho 3, Alita M. Lima 3, João Vicente B. Souza 3*

59-62

A non-destructive method to predict polyphenol content in strawberry

Li Fan 1, 2, Chengquan Fang 1, Claudine Dubé 2, Nicolas Tremblay 2, Shahrokh Khanizadeh 2*

63-65

Nutritional assessment of a complementary diet prepared from germinated maize, cowpea and pigeon pea

Mopelola Ajoke Sodipo, Joseph Bandele Fashakin *

66-71

Effect of BO-ACO 2 gene on post-harvest senescence in transgenic broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)

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

72-78

Dioxins and furans in demersal fish and shellfish from regions in west coast Peninsular Malaysia

Nurul Nadiah Mohamad Nasir 1, Azrina Azlan 1*, Muhammad Rizal Razman 2, Nor Azam Ramli 3, Aishah A. Latiff 4

79-81

The incidence of Listeria species and other indicator bacteria in some traditional foods sold in Karak city, Jordan

Sharaf S. Omar 1*, Basem F. Dababneh 1, Ala Qatatsheh 2, Saeid Abu-Romman 3*, Azmi D. Hawari 1, Saleem Aladaileh 4

82-84

An investigation on the prevalence of Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant formula consumed in Turkey

Ahmet Güner 1*, Yusuf Doğruer 1, Muhammet Ali Cebirbay 2, Suzan Yalçın 1, Sema Gülsen 3, Nihat Telli 1

85-90

Nutritional status of urban slum children below five years: Assessment by anthropometric measurements with special reference to socioeconomic status

Md Ariful Alam 1, M. A. Hakim 2, 3, M. A. Rouf 4, Md Obidul Haque 5, M. E. Ali 6, I. S. M. Zaidul 7

91-95

Methyl jasmonate enhances postharvest physicochemical and microbial quality of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir 1, Tianjia Jiang 1, Zhenhui Jiang 2, Muhammad Amjad 3, Tiejin Ying 1*

96-100

Manufacture and characteristics of the traditional Algerian ripened bouhezza cheese

Ouarda Aissaoui Zitoun 1a*, Leila Benatallah 1a, El Hannachi Ghennam 2, Mohammed Nasreddine Zidoune 1

101-105

Effect of storage on the physicochemical properties, total phenolic, anthocyanin, and antioxidant capacity of strawberry jam

Taha M. Rababah 1*, Muhammad H. Al-u’datt 1, Majdi A. Al-Mahasneh 2, Hao Feng 3, Abdulaziz M. Alothman 4, Ali Almajwal 4, Wade Yang 5, Isra Kilani 1, Mohammad N. Alhamad 1, Khalil Ereifej 1, Mohammad Abu-Darwish 6

106-109

Effects of different phosphorus doses on the physico-chemical properties of strawberry during storage

Cemal Kaya

110-112

Microbiological quality of white pickled cheese produced in small plants in Burdur, Turkey

Ozen Kursun 1*, Seval Sevgi Kirdar 2, Erhan Keyvan 1, Ahmet Guner 3*

113-120

Development and optimization of a monoclonal antibody-based indirect competitive ELISA for detecting fluoroquinolone residue in milk

Lei Zhang 1, Jin-qing Jiang 2*, Guang-ling Li 2, Zi-liang Wang 2, Xue-feng Yang 2, Jin-you Ma 2, Hai-tang Zhang 2, Hua-guo Huang 2, Xing-you Liu 2

121-129

Intestinal microbiota: Development, metabolism and functions

Shengping Wang 1, François Blachier 2, Feng Zhao 3, Yulong Yin 1*

130-136

Advancement in the classification and identification of the virulence-related factors of Haemophilus parasuis 

Wen-Kai Ren 2, 4, Lingyuan Yang 1*, Gang Liu 2*, François Blachier 3, Yu-Long Yin 2*

137-141

Effect of binder on compression characteristics of Eucheuma cottonii powder

Zafirah Zainal Abidin 1, Yus Aniza Yusof 1*, Chin Nyuk Ling 1, Suhaila Mohamed 2

142-144

Determination of total polar compound (TPC) levels in frying oils

Hamparsun Hampikyan 1, Hilal Colak 2*, Meryem Akhan 3, Ipek Turgay 3

145-147

The toxicity of methanolic extract of Icacina trichanta leaves in Wistar rats

Kazeem A. Akinwumi 1, 2*, Oyeronke A. Odunola 1*, Holiness O. Olashore 1

148-151

Proximate composition and fatty acid profile of shabbout (Barbus grypus Heckel) caught from the Ataturk Dam Lake, Turkey

Mahmut A. Gokce 1*, Oguz Tasbozan 1, S. Surhan Tabakoglu 1, Mehmet Celik 1, Filiz Ozcan 1, Asiye Basusta 2

152-157

Hyperglucidic stress in diet – study of the dentine-pulp complex on experimental model

Roxana Oancea 1*, Angela Codruţa Podariu 1, Liliana Vasile 2, Valentin Ordodi 3, Cristian Oancea 4

158-162

Effect of extraction parameters on the yield of betacyanins from pitaya fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) pulps

S. D. Lim 1, Y. A. Yusof 1*, N. L. Chin 1, R. A. Talib 1, J. Endan 1, M. G. Aziz 1, 2

163-167

Occurrence of mycotoxins in feeds and feed ingredients in China

Shu Guan 2†, Min Gong 1, 3†, Yulong Yin 1, 2*, Ruilin Huang 2*, Zheng Ruan 1, Ting Zhou 4, Mingyong Xie 1

168-176

Impact of centrifugation time and speed on dry fractionation of pork lard

Alexandru Rinovetz 1, Călin Jianu 1, Zorica Adina Rinovetz 2, Flavius Berbentea 1, Mihaela Cazacu 1, Gabriel Bujancă 1, Ionel Jianu 1

177-180

Studies of synergism between root system and leaves senescence in broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.)

H. P. Dai 1, G. L. Jia 2*, Chao Lu 3, A. Z.Wei 4, B. L. Feng 3*, S. Q. Zhang 2

181-187

Dietary supplementation with high-dose Bacillus subtilis or Lactobacillus reuteri modulates cellular and humoral immunities and improves performance in weaned piglets

Sheng-Ping Wang 1#, Lingyuan Yang 2#, Xiang-Shan Tang 1, Li-Chuang Cai 3, Gang Liu 1, Xiang-Feng Kong 1, François Blachier 4, Yu-Long Yin 1*

188-190

Obtaining dihaploid lines by using anther culture in the different eggplant cultivars

S. Başay 1, V. Şeniz 2, Ş. Ellialtıoğlu 3

191-194

Changes in leaf proline and fruit production induced by potassium stress in eggplant

Douglas José Marques 1*, Fernando Broetto 2, Ernani Clarete da Silva 3, Joze Melisa Nunes de Freitas 4, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 4, Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 4

195-199

Evaluation of genetic divergence among traditional accessions of common bean by using RAPD molecular markers

Marco Antonio A. Barelli 1, Juliana P. Poletine 2*, Cláudia Thomazella 3, Pedro S. Vidigal Filho 2, Elieser Souto 2, Cinthya M. N. A. Pacheco 2, Leonarda Grillo Neves 1, Julio César Ferreira Elias 1, Maria Celeste Gonçalves-Vidigal 2

200-202

Effects of priming techniques on seed germination and seedling emergence of maize (Zea mays L.)

Tooraj Mir-Mahmoodi 1*, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 2*, Davood Habibi 1, Farzad Paknezhad 1, Mohammad Reza Ardekani 1

203-206

Inbreeding coefficient and its effect on performance of cocoon traits in four Iranian commercial silkworm lines

S. Azizian 1, S. Z. Mirhoseini 1, A. A. Shadparvar 1, M. Ghanipoor 2, A. R. Seidavi 3*

207-209

Effects of long-term soil and crop management on the yield and fertility of eroded soil

Daniel Bucur, Gerard Jitareanu, Costica Ailincai

210-216

Yield stability and agronomic performance of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes in the Central Black Sea Region in Turkey

Nevzat Aydin 1*, Cemal Şermet 2, Zeki Mut 3, Hasan Orhan Bayramoğlu 2, Hasan Özcan 2, Ahmet Öz 4

217-222

Effect of different zinc application methods on leaf Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn concentrations of ungrafted and grafted Flame Seedless grapevine cultivar and rootstocks (Vitis sp.)

Gultekin Ozdemir 1*, Hatice Bilir Ekbic 5, Halil Erdem 3, Bulent Torun 4, Semih Tangolar 2

223-224

The influence of differentiated feeding during the early gestation status on sows prolificacy and stillborns

Ioan Petroman 1, Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Cornelia Petroman 1, Manuela Dora Orboi 1*, Adrian Băneş 2, Diana Marin 1, Ioana Bălan 1, Viorel Negruţ 3

225-229

Resistance of stored rice without lipoxygenase-3 against confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and its underlying mechanisms

Qingfeng Tang 1*, Binmei Liu 2, Yuejin Wu 2

230-231

Impact of environmental temperature on estrus induction in gilts

Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Nicolae Păcală 2, Ioan Petroman 1

232-234

Heat induction in gilts and primiparous weaned sows

Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Nicolae Păcală 2, Ioan Petroman 1

235-239

Molecular characterization and preliminary functional analysis of cystatin OC-I in rice

Shijuan Dou 1*, Jian Wei 1, Yinghao Cao 2, Jimping Lan 1

240-244

Efficient plant regeneration of Begonia semperflorens and Begonia spp. from petiole and leaf explants

Snježana Kereša *, Anita Mihovilović, Marijana Barić, Ivanka Habuš Jerčić

245-249

Changing status of agricultural mechanization level during GAP process in the Southeastern Anatolia Region in Turkey

Ufuk Türker *, Ayten Onurbas Avcioğlu, Konuralp Eliçin

250-252

Changes of organic carbon content in two soils by cotton gin waste amendment, a by-product of agricultural industry

Zeki Alagöz *, Erdem Yılmaz

253-256

Effect of NaCl and Na2SO4 on osmotic potential, water relations and ions changes of Alhagi persarum L.

Bahram Amiri 1*, Behrouz Rasouli 2, Mohammad H. Assareh 3, Mohammad Jafari 4

257-262

Comparison of some of mechanical properties of Shahrud 12 and Mama’e almonds under pressure loading

Mohammad Ali Ghazavi 1*, Abazar Mohammadi 1, Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani 2*

263-267

The effect of chemical inducers and UV radiation on morphogenesis ability of Brassica napus L. in somatic tissue culture

Natalija Burbulis, Aušra Blinstrubienė

268-270

Effects of oat or corn on the horse rations digestibility

Pier Giorgio Peiretti 1, Nicoletta Miraglia 2, Domenico Bergero 3*

271-274

Effect of Lactoferrincin B and Cecropin P1 against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in vitro

Zhen-Ping Hou 1, Wen-Jie Wang 1*, Zhi-qiang Liu 2, Gang Liu 2, Wolfgang B. Souffrant 3, Yulong Yin 2*

275-280

Effects of lactoferricin B and cecropin P1 on growth performance, faecal score and dry matter in weaned piglets orally challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli F4

Zhen-Ping Hou 1, Wen-Jie Wang 1*, Jing-xi Liu 1, Gang Liu 2*, Zhi-qiang Liu 2, Wolfgang B. Souffrant 3, Vladimir Urubschurov 3, Jun Fan 4

281-283

Yield and yield components of berseem clover cultivars in low nitrogen fertilizer input farming

Ali Soleymani 1*, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 1, Lila Naranjani 2

284-288

Effective soil nutrient area of several crops in Northeast China

Bingjin Han *, Xiangming Zhu, Jan Jin, Yuan Chen

289-291

Seasonal variations in vitamin C and mineral contents and some yield and quality parameters in komatsuna (Brassica rapa var. pervidis)

Funda Eryilmaz Acikgoz 1*, Sureyya Altintas 2

292-294

Effects of chromium methionine supplements on the performance and serum metabolites of broiler chickens

Kauomars Noori, Parviz Farhoomand *, Seied Karim Ebrahzadehim

295-299

Impact of short-term ploughless tillage on soil physical properties, winter oilseed rape seedbed formation and productivity parameters

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

300-303

Development of leaf nutrient contents during growth period of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) cultivated in different growing environments

Murat Deveci*, Emine Uzun

304-308

Forage quality of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) cultivars at different phenological stages in Karaj region, Iran

Sadegh Mohajer 1*, Majid Valipoor Dastenai 2, Rosna Mat Taha 1

309-312

Energy use pattern of first crop maize production: Case study for Çukurova region in a sample farm

Sait M. Say 1*, Yoldaş Erdoğan 2

313-318

Stability of Striga gesnerioides resistance mechanism in cowpea under high- infestation level, low soil fertility and drought stresses

Satoru Muranaka, Christian Fatokun, Ousmane Boukar

319-321

The responses of qualitative characteristics and solar radiation absorption of berseem clover cultivars to various nitrogen fertilizers levels

Ali Soleymani 1*, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 1, Lila Naranjani 2

322-327

Developmental changes of serum amino acids in suckling piglets

Fugui Yin 1, Yulong Yin 1*, Tiejun Li 1, Wenkai Ren 1, Francois Blachier 2, Ruilin Huang 1

328-334

Grain yield and leaf photosynthesis in transplanted winter wheat

Hui Lian Xu 1*, Qicong Xu 1*, Fei Fei Qin 1, 2*, Quanming Liu 1, 3, Sheng Lin 1, 4

335-340

Municipal education centers for sustainable agriculture

Ioannis Kalaitzidis 1, Grigorios Kyriakopoulos 2, Zafeiro Arabatzi 3, Miltiadis Chalikias 4, Georgios Karasavvidis 5, Nikolaos Avramidis 6, Georgios Apostolidis 7

341-344

Studies on determining the appropriate hormone concentrations on meristem culture of some strawberry (Fragaria spp.) cultivars

Nafiye Adak

345-349

Using amplified fragment length polymorphism marker to investigate the genetic diversity of local and wild wheat in Syria

Rami Khalil 1, 2, Zhengguo Li 1*

350-356

Effects of NaCl application to hydroponic nutrient solution on macro and micro elements and protein content of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)

Safwan Shiyab

357-361

Impact of Se (VI) fertilization on Se concentration in different parts of red cabbage plants

Špela Mechora 1, Vekoslava Stibilj 2, Tjaša Radešček 1, Alenka Gaberščik 1, Mateja Germ 1*

362-365

Evaluating the effects of biofertilizers and seed priming on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed quality

Ahmad Alimadadi 1*, Mohammad-Reza Jahansouz 1, Hosein Besharati 2, Reza Tavakkol-Afshari 1, Mojtaba Tavakkoli 1

366-370

Determination of live weights and body measurements of Kangal type Akkaraman sheep in producers conditions

Alper Yıilmaz 1*, Cafer Tepeli 1, Mehmet Emin Tekin 2, Ali Akmaz 1, Mustafa Garip 1, Esad Sami Polat 3, Behiç Coşkun 3, Tamer Çağlayan 1

371-374

Changes in proline and soluble sugars content during cold acclimation of winter rapeseed shoots in vitro

Natalija Burbulis *, Vaida Jonytienė, Ramunė Kuprienė, Aušra Blinstrubienė

375-379

External and internal egg quality characteristics in Japanese quails of different plumage color lines

Alper Yilmaz *, Cafer Tepeli, Tamer Çaglayan

380-384

Phenological stage effects on forage quality of four forbs species

Ali Mohammad Asaadi *, Ashgar Khoshnood Yazdi

385-387

Phenology and yield of cumin at different sowing dates and planting patterns

Bahram Mirshekari *, Jalil Hamidi, Ali Ramazani Zadeh

388-391

Effect of phosphorus fertilization and seed biofertilization on harvest index and phosphorus use efficiency of wheat cultivars

Somayeh Alinajati Sisie, Bahram Mirshekari *

392-396

Involvement of peroxidase activity in various sensitivity to gamma irradiation in scions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot cvs (Vitis vinifera L.)

Demir Kok

397-399

Plant regeneration and induction of coloured callus from henna (Lawsonia inermis syn. Lawsonia alba)

Fatimah Abdul Rahiman *, Rosna Mat Taha

400-403

Effects of citrus rootstocks on growth, yield and fruit quality of Navelate orange

Maria Angeles Forner-Giner 1*, Juan José Hueso 2, Jose María Agüera 2, Pilar Legua 3, Juan Bautista Forner 1

404-408

Development of synthetic cultivar of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) on the basis of polycross progeny performance in the Southern Anatolia

Mustafa Avci 1*, Arif Aktaş 1, Numan Kılıçalp 1, Rüştü Hatipoğlu 2

409-412

Determination of economical yield loss threshold of Chenopodium album at interference with rapeseed (Brassica napus)

Negar Valizadeh, Bahram Mirshekari *

413-415

Irrigation system integration for grape by implementing a WSN based Decision Support System in greenhouse, Northern China

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

416-418

Fatty acid composition of fat tail, visceral and meat fat of three Iranian sheep breeds

Masoud Alipanah 1*, Naser Emamjomeh Kashan 2

419-422

Evaluation of drought tolerance and yield potential in winter barley (Hordeum vulgare) genotypes

Soran Sharafi 1*, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 2, Soleyman mohammadi 3, Shahram Lak 4, Behzad Sorkhy 5

423-427

Evaluation of drought tolerance in promising lines and cultivars of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Varahram Rashidi 1*, Saman Chalabi Yani 1, Ali Reza Tarinejad 2

428-430

The effect of fertilisers on the pests of oilseed rape

Tanja Gotlin Čuljak, Dinka Grubišić, Ivan Juran

431-437

Performance evaluation of the poultry sector in Greece

Ioanna Keramidou, Angelos Mimis, Evangelia Pappa

438-445

Integrated nutrient management for tomato-okra-stem amaranth cropping pattern in homestead area

M. M. Islam 1*, Nik Muhamad Majid 1, A. J. M. S. Karim 2, M. Jahiruddin 3, M. S. Islam 2, M. A. Hakim 4

446-448

Irrigation period in three rapeseed cultivars influences crop phenology and yield

Somayeh Hosseinian Maleki 1, Bahram Mirshekari 2*

449-451

Effect of the length of working time in recreationally used horses on their behaviour in selected horse riding centres

Joanna Ignor *, Angelika Cieśla, Agnieszka Sarol

452-454

Prevalence of bovine trypanosomiasis in Cross River State, Nigeria

Patrick U. Owai

455-463

Biological pest control by enhancing populations of natural enemies in organic farming systems

Qicong Xu 1, Shizuo Fujiyama 1, Huilian Xu 2

464-468

Additive main effect and multiplicative interaction analysis of flower yield in various Rosa damascena Mill. genotypes across 8 environments in Iran

Atoosa Danyaie 1, Seyed Reza Tabaei-Aghdaei 2, Ali Ashraf Jafari 2*, Mohammad Matinizadeh 2, Amir Mousavi 3

469-476

Influence of salt stress on cations accumulation, quantity and quality of sunflower cultivars

Elnaz Ebrahimian 1*, Mohsen Roshdi 2, Ahmad Bybordi 3

477-479

Converting non-biodegradable plastic to biodegradable plastic by using natural polymer to help environment conservation

Shahrzad Khoramnejadian

480-485

Soil temperature and gas (CO2 and O2) emissions from soils under different tillage machinery systems

Sidona Buragienė 1*, Egidijus Šarauskis 1, Kęstutis Romaneckas 2, Antanas Sakalauskas 1, Arnoldas Užupis 3, Evaldas Katkevičius 1

486-489

Changes of soil physical properties in contour hedgerow systems on steeplands

Dongbing Cheng *, Pingcang Zhang, Yifeng Wang, Yalong Li

490-492

The discovery of a rare mutation: Terminal megasporangiate strobili on Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) in Aegean Region of Turkey

Necmi Aksoy

493-497

Performance characteristics of concrete containing natural and artificial pozzolans

Can Burak Sisman *, Erhan Gezer

498-503

Determination and monitoring of citrus plantation by using Landsat 7 ETM data in a selected area from the Çukurova region

Mehmet Eren Oztekin 1*, Suat Senol 1, Levent Atatanir 2, Mahmut Dingil 1, Oğuz Dinç 1

504-507

Estimation of drought in North Iran and its relation to meteorological parameters: Case study drought in Babolsar and Ramsar stations

S. Azooji 1*, M. Raeini 2, A. Meshkatee 1, S. Hajjam 1

508-513

Codification of mangrove forests management strategies: Case study of Hara Protected Area, Iran

Yasaman Dilmaghani 1*, Afshin Danehkar 2, Seyed Ali Jozi 3, Reza Arjomandi 4

514-518

Evaluation of a water-saving superabsorbent polymer for forage oat (Avena sativa L.) production in arid regions of northern China

 M. Robiul Islam 1, 2, A. M. Shahidul Alam 2, A. Egrinya Eneji 3, Changzhong Ren 1, 4, Weijun Song 1, Yuegao Hu 1*

519-524

An analysis of employees’ attitude toward selected organizational climate factors following reorganization: The case of the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

Terrence Thomas *, Cihat Gunden, Tongzhe Li

525-530

The effect of sewage sludge and chemical fertilizer on natural pasture’s yield and botanical composition

Ösmetullah Arvas 1*, Şeyda Zorer Çelebi 2, İbrahim Hakkı Yılmaz 1

531-534

Roughness effects on hydraulic jumps in density currents

Nader Barahmand 1*, Abolfazl Shamsai 1,Mehdi Ghomshi 2

535-539

Dormancy in tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.) bulbs and freesia (Freesia refracta Klatt.) corms: Changes in soluble proteins and APX activity

Nezihe Koksal, Hatice Gulen, Atilla Eris *

540-546

Comparison of different laboratory incubation procedures to evaluate nitrogen mineralization in soils amended with aerobic and anaerobic stabilized organic materials

Stefano Canali 1*, Emanuela Di Bartolomeo 1, Fabio Tittarelli 1, Francesco Montemurro 2, Vincenzo Verrastro 3, Donato Ferri 4

547-550

Distribution of Ambrosia plants and airborne pollen in Lithuania

Ingrida Šaulienė, Zigmantas Gudžinskas, Laura Veriankaitė, Aurelija Malciūtė, Vitalija Leščiauskienė

551-555

Nonlinearities in the price behaviour of agricultural products: The case of cotton

Eleni Zafeiriou 1*, Nikolaos Sariannidis 2

556-560

Electro-hydraulic control system for precision guidance of a row crop cultivator with position feedback via LVDT

Javad Robati 1, Hossein Navid 2, Iraj Hasanzadeh 3, Mahdi Rezaei 4

561-567

Application of spatial analytical hierarchy process in land suitability: Case study on urban development of Tabriz Province, Iran

Besat Emami, Mir Masoud Kheirkhah Zarkesh

568-571

Potential analysis of postharvest residues for energy utilization in Croatia

Neven Voca *, Iva Hrkac

572-577

Decomposition characteristics of rapeseed and wheat straw under different water regimes and straw incorporating models

Ji Wu 1, XiSheng Guo 2, 3, YunQing Wang 2, ZhengYu Xu 3, XiaoLing Zhang 2, JianWei Lu 1*

578-582

Growth characteristics and physiological and photosynthetic abilities of Saposhnikovia divaricata in response to water supply

Zhongming Han 1, Xiwen Shao 2, Yunhe Wang 3, Yiwen Li 1, Mei Han 1, Limin Yang 1*

583-587

Arbuscular mycorrhiza impacts on drought stress of maize plants by lipid peroxidation, proline content and activity of antioxidant system

Xiancan Zhu*, Fengbin Song, Shengqun Liu

588-592

Assessment of heavy metal uptake and translocation in Acacia mangium for phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soil

Veronica Justin, Nik Muhamad Majid*, M. M. Islam, Arifin Abdu

593-594

Dispersal of the broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Acari:Tarsonemidae) by greenhouse pests

Utku Yükselbaba *, Hüseyin Göçmen

595-600

A cooperative approach for waste load management in rivers

Afshin A. Daylami 1, Abolfazl Shamsai 1, Mohammad H. Niksokhan 2

601-606

The application of sediments for the improvement of sandy loam soil properties

Eugenija Baksiene, Almantas Razukas, Danuta Romanovskaja

607-611

Preconcentration and separation of copper, zinc and lead ions on Geobacillus stearothermophilus DSMZ 22 loaded on silica gel

Gülşen Güven 1, Mustafa Demir 1*, Gamze Başbülbül 2

612-617

Preliminary investigation of seawater intrusion into inland through Acisu Creek in Antalya, Turkey

Harun Kaman 1, Ahmet Kurunc 1*, Namık Kemal Sonmez 1, Mahmut Cetin 2, Buket Yetgin Uz 3, Gülcin Ece Aslan 1

618-622

Determining land use/land cover changes in Arsbaran region, North West of Iran

Mehrdad Akbarzadeh 1, Sasan Babaei Kafaki 2, Shahram Shahrokhi 1, Jalil Ajalli 1, Habib Khodabandeh 1

623-628

Farmers’ adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies: A case study in Shandong Province, China

Mei Liu 1, Linhai Wu 2*, Ying Gao 3, Yonghong Wang 1

629-631

Ammonium, phosphorus and potassium release from animal manure during composting

Muhammad Irshad 1*, Mitsuhiro Inoue 2, Malika Shezadi 3, Tariq Khan 3, Faridullah 1

632-635

Use of sewage sludge in growth media for ornamental plants and its effects on growth and heavy metal accumulation

Reyhan Erdogan 1*, Zeynep Zaimoglu 2, Fuat Budak 2, Cem Köseoglu 2

636-640

A holistic management of waste landfills in Mediterranean city: The case study of Antalya Kizilli

Reyhan Erdogan 1*, Sibel Mansuroglu 1, Ilker Uz 2, Ekin Oktay 1

641-645

Comparative influence of root wounds on proliferation of Ralstonia solanacearum and bacterial wilt disease in plant species with varying resistances

Taro Mori 1*, Tomohiro Fujiyoshi 1, Hiromi Matsusaki 2, Katsumi Ozaki 3, Naotaka Matsuzoe 2

646-651

Relationship of selenium, arsenic and sulfur in soil and plants in Enshi County, China

Caixiang Niu 1, 2*, Kunli Luo 1

652-657

Adsorption of Cu (II) ions from industrial wastewater on natural hydroxyapatite extracted from bone ash

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

658-665

Environmental attitude of young and adult individuals: The sample of Izmir

Sibel Yigiter Saricam 1*, Baris Kara 2, Engin Nurlu 3

666-671

Effects of initial water content and irrigation frequency on soil-water dynamics under subsurface drip irrigation

Zhenzhong Shen 1, Jie Ren 1, 2*, Zhenhua Wang 2, Weimin Cui 3

672-675

Screening and characterization of thermophilic bacteria (lipase, cellulase and amylase producers) from hot springs in Saudi Arabia

Amjad Khalil

676-679

Impact of air pollution on physiological and morphological characteristics of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Den.

Aghil Assadi *, Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti, Fatemeh Malekpoor, Nasrin Teimori, Leila Assadi

680-685

The role of education on environmental consciousness: A case study in Izmir, Turkey

Baris Kara 1, Sibel Yigiter Saricam 2, Engin Nurlu 3

686-688

Effect of changes in salt levels of irrigation water to some physical properties of pepper plants (Capsicum annuum L.) grown on various soil textures

Dilek Saadet Uras, Sahriye Sonmez *

689-692

Contribution of beneficial rhizosphere micro-organisms to growth and nitrogen uptake of lettuce plants under field conditions

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

693-698

Temporal variation of soil hydraulic parameters under different land uses

Kamran Zeinalzadeh 1, Heidar Ali Kashkuli 2, Abd Ali Naseri 1, Reza Dadmehr 3

699-704

Influence of straw mulch on yield, chlorophyll contents, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes activities of soybean under drought stress

Lan-Lan Xue 1, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum 1, Long-Chang Wang 1*, Muhammad Farrukh Saleem 2, Xiao-Jian Liu 1, Muhammad Furqan Ijaz 3, Muhammad Faisal Bilal 2

705-709

New technologies and adult education: The case of Greek farmers

Miltiadis Chalikias 1, Georgios Karasavvidis 2, Zafeiro Arabatzi 3, Soultana Arvanitaki 4, Ioannis Kalaitzidis 5, Konstantinos Mokos 6, Michael Mytilinaios 6

710-713

Evolution of soil properties influenced by soil usage and soil tillage system

Paula Ioana Moraru, Teodor Rusu

714-717

Amelioration of salinity effect in Zea mays (single cross 124) by cyanobacterial extracellular products

Sekina T. A. Tantawy

718-723

Effects of land use type and landscape position on soil quality in Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China

Zuoxiang Xiang 1, Ronggui Hu 2*, Minglei Feng 2, Shan Lin 2, Runlin Xiao 3

724-727

Influence of water hardness (calcium concentration) on the absorption of cadmium by the mangrove oyster Crassostrea gaster (Ostreidae; Bivalvia)

Arash Javanshir 1*, Maryam Shapoori 2

728-734

Estimation of soil erosion in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China using RUSLE, remote sensing and GIS

Changguang Wu 1, Zhixiang Zhou 1*, Wenfa Xiao 2*, Pengcheng Wang 1, Mingjun Teng 1, Zijie Huang 1

735-739

The influence of climate change on the beginning of spring season and apple tree (Malus domestica Borkh) phenology in Lithuania during the period 1971–2000

Danuta Romanovskaja, Eugenija Baksiene

740-747

Quantification of spatial difference of sustainability in the Taihang Mountain area of Hebei Province, China, with its information platform and GIS

Limei Tan 1, 2, 5, Huitao Liu 1#, Yuecun Ma 3, Lianhai Wu 4, Qingwen Min 2, Shuhong Gao 1, Jintong Liu 1*

748-752

QTL analysis of mercury tolerance and accumulation at the seedling stage in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

You Jian Yu, Hai Tao Hu, Chang Chun Wang, Ling Yang *

753-756

Influence of butachlor on soil enzymes and microbial growth

Xiaoming Xia*, Ming Zhao, Hongyan Wang, Hui Ma

757-762

The effect of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) application on runoff, soil loss and drainage water under simulated rainfall conditions

Zeynal Tümsavaş 1, Fatma Tümsavaş 2

763-767

Impact of water hardness on cadmium absorption by four freshwater mollusks Physa fontinalis, Anodonta cygnea, Corbicula fluminea and Dreissena polymorpha from south Caspian Sea region

Arash Javanshir 1*, Maryam Shapoori 2, Fateh Moëzzi 1

768-771

Species of Agave induces morphological changes in Aspergillus parasiticus Speare and Aspergillus flavus Link ex Fries

Susana Lozano-Muñiz 1, Santos García 1*, Norma Heredia 1, Rafael Castro-Franco 2

772-777

Presowing seed treatment by low-frequency electromagnetic radiation: Effect on lipid, crude protein, crude fibre, carbohydrate and photosynthetic pigments in maize leaves before blooming

Florin Imbrea *, Branko Marinkovic, Valeriu Tabără, Paul Pîrşan, Gheorghe David, Monica Butnariu

778-782

Bamboo: Plant morphology, agronomic aspects, human utilization and perspectives

Ricardo Shigueru Okumura 1*, Robison Alesandro de Queiroz 2, Lucia Sadayo Assari Takahashi 2, Davi Gustavo Costa dos Santos 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 3, Daiane de Cinque Mariano 1, Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Aves 3, Benedito Gomes dos Santos Filho 3

783-786

Promotive effects of 5-aminolevulinic acid on growth of young ‘Barhee’ tissue culture- derived date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) trees in a newly established orchard

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