Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 7, Issue 3&4,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 7, Issue 3&4, 2009

Pg.No Article Title:
11-13

The effect of cheese brine concentrations on survival of Listeria monocytogenes

Hisamettin Durmaz 1, Osman Aygun 2*, Mustafa Ardic 1

14-17

The recent advances in the nanotechnology and its applications in food processing: A review

K.A. Abbas 1*, A.M. Saleh 2, A. Mohamed 1, N. MohdAzhan1

18-22

Consumer defection in Turkish food retailing

M. Goksel Akpinar

23-27

Oxidative stability of virgin coconut oil compared with RBD palm olein in deep-fat frying of fish crackers

H. M. Ghazali 1*, A. Tan 1, S. M. Abdulkarim 1, M. H. Dzulkifly 2

28-31

Development of temperature-managed traceability system for frozen and chilled food during storage and transportation

Jian Zhang 1, 2, Lu Liu 2, Weisong Mu 2, Liliana M. Moga 3, Xiaoshuan Zhang 2*

32-36

Antimicrobial and antioxidative effects of defatted tea seed meal

Woo-Suk Bang 2, Young-Min Chung 1, Byung-Doo Lee 1, Jin-Cheol Lee 3, Jong-Bang Eun 1*

37-42

Fatty acids in fish and beef and their nutritional values: A review

K. A. Abbas *, A. Mohamed, B. Jamilah

43-50

Qualitative and physiological response of minimally processed garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.) to harvest handling and storage conditions

Li Juan Zhan, Emanuela Fontana, Giorgio Tibaldi, Silvana Nicola *

51-54

Effect of salt concentrations on the growth of heat-stressed and unstressed Escherichia coli

S. M. Abdulkarim 1*, A. B. Fatimah 1, J. G. Anderson 2

55-57

Physical properties of skin, flesh, and kernel of Canarium odontophyllum fruit

Azrina Azlan 1*, Nurul Nadiah Mohamad Nasir 1, Zulkhairi Amom 2, Amin Ismail 1

58-60

Physical, chemical and antioxidant properties of solid and sour apple pekmez

Ilkay Koca *, Bulent Karadeniz

61-65

Protective effect of dietary apricot kernel oil supplementation on cholesterol levels and antioxidant status of liver in hypercholesteremic rats

Türkan Kutlu 1*, Gökhan Durmaz 2, Burhan Ateş 1, Ali Erdoğan 1

66-71

Effect of peeling and segmentation on quality of heat-treated white asparagus during storage

Dimitrios Gerasopoulos 1, Anastasios S. Siomos 2*, Athanasios Koukounaras 2, Pavlos Tsouvaltzis 2

72-74

Determination of fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements in Pistacia terebinthus coffee

Harun Ciftci 1*, Ahmet Ozkaya 2, Ergin Kariptas 3

75-78

Optimization of culture conditions for high-level expression of dextransucrase in Escherichia coli

Hong-Bin Zhang *, Xiao-Qing Mao, Ya-Jie Wang, Xue-Qin Hu

79-85

Physicochemical properties of beverage emulsion as function of glycerol and vegetable oil contents

Hamed Mirhosseini *, Chin Ping Tan

86-90

The relationship between water activity and fish spoilage during cold storage: A review

K.A. Abbas 1*, A. M. Saleh 2, A. Mohamed 1, Ola Lasekan 1

91-100

Chemical compositions and antimicrobial property of three edible and medicinal Cordyceps species

Jian-Hui Xiao 1, 2*, Dai-Min Xiao 2, Zhong-Hua Sun 2, Qing Xiong 2, Zong-Qi Liang 2, Jian-Jiang Zhong 1, 3*

101-105

Effects of electrical stimulation on meat quality in goat carcasses

Ömer Cetin *, Tuna Topcu

106-110

The role of demographic variables in purchasing decisions on fresh fruit and vegetables

M. Goksel Akpinar 1*, Sibel Mehter Aykin 2, Cengiz Sayin 1, Burhan Ozkan 1*

111-115

The evaluation of microbiological profile of some spices used in Turkish meat industry

Hamparsun Hampikyan 1*, E. Baris Bingol 2, Hilal Colak 2, Ali Aydin 2

116-119

Introducing a traditional dairy product Keş: Chemical, microbiological, and sensorial properties and fatty acid composition

İbrahim Çakır 1*, Hayri Coşkun 1, İlker T. Akoğlu 2, M. Fatih İşleyen 1, Mustafa Kıralan 2, Ali Bayrak 2

120-125

Monitoring the change patterns of physicochemical properties of oil blend as function of storage time

Mahsa Naghshineh 1, Abdul Aziz Ariffin 1*, Hasanah Mohd Ghazali 2, Hamed Mirhosseini 1, Ainie Kuntom 3, Abdulkarim S. Mohammad 2

126-129

Instant noodles with pectin for weight reduction

Somrutai Jitpukdeebodintra *, Amarawadee Jangwang

130-133

Coffee for smoking cessation

Somrutai Jitpukdeebodintra *, Amarawadee Jangwang

134-138

Safety issues related to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in fish and shellfish in relation with current Malaysian laws

Muhammad Rizal Razman 1, Azrina Azlan 2*

139-144

The effectiveness of whey proteins mixed with hot-water extract of Artemisia and Capparis spp. against lead acetate-contamination in rats

A. M. Abdel-Salam 1*, M. G. El-Ziney 1, A. H. Zaghloul 2, A. Y. Babiker 3, H. M. Mousa 1

145-149

Effectiveness of reuterin alone and in combination with nisin or other food contact surfaces sanitizers and cleaners for disinfection of stainless steel surfaces contaminated with Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua

Mohamed G. El-Ziney 1*, Mogens Jakobsen 2

150-154

Antimicrobial activities of protenic extracts of Allium roseum L., a wild edible species in North Africa

Hanen Najjaa 1*, Emna Ammar 2, Mohamed Neffati 1

155-158

Effects of specific cultivar usage and preparation methods in Japanese potato starches

Takahiro Noda 1*, Tatsuro Suzuki 1, Naoto Hashimoto 1, Koichi Nagasawa 1, Hiroaki Yamauchi 1, Md Zaidul Islam Sarker 2

159-165

Attitudes of consumers toward the effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs): The example of Turkey

Ozdemir Oguz

166-172

Technological properties of a variety of soft and hard bread wheat infested by Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) and Tribolium confusum du Val

Hazım Özkaya *, Berrin Özkaya, Abdullah S. Colakoglu

173-174

National grading of quality of beef and veal carcasses in Romania according to “EUROP” system

Cornelia Petroman 1, Ioana Bălan 1, Ioan Petroman 1, Manuela-Dora Orboi 2, Adrian Băneş 3, Cristian Trifu 1, Diana Marin 1

175-181

Physicochemical and sensory characteristics of palm olein and peanut oil blends

M. W. Myat 1, S. M. Abdulkarim 1*, H. M. Ghazali 1, K. Roselina 2

182-186

Scanning electron microscope study and pasting properties of unripe and ripe plantain

Oluwatooyin F. Osundahunsi

187-191

Food insecurity and coping strategies among rural households in Oyo State, Nigeria

Adegbenga E. Adekoya

192-196

Simple microbial growth model applicable to dynamic temperature conditions: Evaluation of a nondimensional model

So Jung Kim, Dong Sun Lee *

197-203

Effect of hypocholesterolemic properties of brown rice varieties containing different gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels on Sprague-Dawley male rats

Shahin Roohinejad 1, Alireza Omidizadeh 2, Hamed Mirhosseini 1, Babak Rasti 1, Nazamid Saari 3, Shuhaimi Mustafa 4, Rokiah Mohd Yusof 2, Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin 1, Azizah Hamid 3, Mohd Yazid Abd Manap 1*

204-206

Total, soluble and insoluble oxalate content of bran and bran products

Patchanee Boontaganon 1, Eva Jéhanno 2, G. P. Savage 3*

207-208

Oxalate content of commercially packed salad greens

Eva Jèhanno 1, G. P. Savage 2

209-213

Growth performance and meat wholesomeness of broiler chickens reared on different types of litter materials

I. A. Adebayo 1*, T. A. M. Awoniyi 1, A. H. Akenroye 2

214-223

Factors affecting picker capacity, area harvested and harvesting cost of cotton

Eftymios Gr. Mygdakos

224-227

Effects of phosphate fertilizers and maize plant density on productivity of cassava/maize/egusi-melon mixtures on Alfisols of Ekiti State, South-Western Nigeria

Anthony K. Oluleye, Ezekiel A. Akinrinde *

228-234

Effects of drought stress condition on the yield and yield components of advanced wheat genotypes in Ardabil, Iran

Alireza Nouri-Ganbalani 1*, Gadir Nouri-Ganbalani 2, Davoud Hassanpanah 3

235-238

Susceptibility of different varieties of wheat and barley to cereal leafminer Syringopais temperatella Led. (Lep., Scythrididae) under laboratory conditions

Firas A. Al-Zyoud 1*, Naser M. Salameh 2, Ihab Ghabeish 3, Azzam Saleh 4

239-243

Deficit irrigation effects on onion (Allium cepa L. E.T. Grano 502) yield in unheated greenhouse condition

Serhat Ayas 1*, Çiğdem Demirtaş 2

244-247

Effect of cultivars and sowing dates on yield and quality of Gossypium hirsutum L. crop

Hakoomat Ali 1*, Muhammad Naveed Afzal 1, Shakeel Ahmad 1, Dilbaugh Muhammad 2

248-253

Influence of different types of pruning on cherry tomato fruit production and quality

José L. Franco, Manuel Díaz, Fernando Diánez, Francisco Camacho *

254-257

The production of Citrus tristeza virus-free Zorica Rana, a Croatian selection of Satsuma mandarin

Katarina Hančević 1*, Danijela Hartl Musinov 1, Silvija Černi 2, Jakša Rošin 1, Mladen Krajačić 2, Živko Gatin 1, Dijana Škorić 2

258-261

Cotton row spacing and plant density cropping systems I. Effects on accumulation and partitioning of dry mass and LAI

M. K. Darawsheh 1*, E. M. Khah 2, G. Aivalakis 3, D. Chachalis 4, Fatbardh Sallaku 5

262-265

Cotton row spacing and plant density cropping systems II. Effects on seedcotton yield, boll components and lint quality

M. K. Darawsheh 1*, D. Chachalis 2, G. Aivalakis 3, E. M. Khah 4

266-269

Interactive effects of molybdenum and phosphorus fertilizers on grain yield and quality of Brassica napus

Hongen Liu, Chengxiao Hu *, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Zhaojun Nie, Jingjun Su, Jinshan Liu, Hong Huang

270-273

Identification of S-alleles associated with self-incompatibility in apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) using molecular markers

J. M. Donoso 1, D. Aros, C. Meneses, R. Infante *

274-277

Combined effect of thermotherapy and in vitro shoot culture on the Grapevine leafroll associated virus 2 Red Globe strain affecting ‘Red Globe’ vines

R. Infante *, N. Fiore

278-282

Heritability, phenotypic correlation and path coefficient studies for some agronomic characters in synthetic elite lines of wheat

Tazeen Mohsin, Nadia Khan, Farzana Nasir Naqvi *

283-288

Evaluation of drought tolerance in lentil advanced genotypes in Ardabil region, Iran

Shahram Azizi Chakherchaman 1*, Hossein Mostafaei 2, Leila Imanparast 3, Mohammad Reza Eivazian 4

289-294

Distribution of non-structural carbohydrates, sugars, flavonols and pyruvate in scales of onions, Allium cepa L.

Rune Slimestad 1*, Ingunn M. Vågen 2

295-300

An analysis of Turkey’s import demand for cotton with special emphasis on US cotton

Ferruh Isin *, Bulent Miran

301-305

Physiological influence of N in preventing of alternate-bearing of pistachio (Pistacia vera cv. Kalleh-ghuchi)

Mohammad E. Amiri

306-311

Effect of moisture content and stalk section on some engineering parameters of closed capsule sesame stalks (Sesamum indicum L.)

Deniz Yilmaz 1, Onder Kabas 1, Ibrahim Akinci 1*, Aziz Ozmerzi 1, M. Ilhan Cagirgan 2

312-315

The effects of companion crop on alfalfa seed yield

H. İbrahim Erkovan *, Mustafa Tan

316-319

Fruit maturation as a parameter for selection of sweet orange cultivars in Brazil

Ítalo H. L. Cavalcante 1* , Antonio B. G. Martins 2, Eduardo S. Stuchi 3, Milton C. C. Campos 4

320-327

Application of xerophytophysiology in plant production – Growing wheat on ridged bed

Hui-lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 1, 2*, Fangling Du 3, Qicong Xu 1, Fengmin Li 4

328-333

Optimum extraction and high-throughput detection of cordycepic acid from medicinal macrofungi Cordyceps jiangxiensis, Cordyceps taii and Cordyceps gunnii

Jian-Hui Xiao 1, 2*, Dai-Min Xiao 2, Qing Xiong 2, Zong-Qi Liang 2, Jian-Jiang Zhong 1, 3*

334-338

Study on the relationship between lipoxygenase-3 and the characteristic of resisting storage insects of rice grain

Qingfeng Tang 1, 2, Ying Zhang 3, Binmei Liu 1, Zengliang Yu 1, Yuejin Wu 1*

339-342

Effects of fertilization on root and leaf yields and quality of forage turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

Mevlüt Türk *, Sebahattin Albayrak, Cahit Balabanli, Osman Yüksel

343-348

Genetic diversity of pea (Pisum sativum L.) genotypes assessed by pedigree, morphological and molecular data

Tihomir Cupic 1*, Marijana Tucak 1, Svetislav Popovic 1, Snjezana Bolaric 2, Sonja Grljusic 1, Vinko Kozumplik 2

349-352

Effects of different rooting media and indole butyric acid on rooting of stem cuttings in sage (Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia triloba L.)

Oya Kaçar *, Nedime Azkan, Nazan Çöplü

353-358

Effect of seed priming on germination characteristics, polyphenoloxidase, and peroxidase activities of four amaranth cultivars

A. Moosavi 1, R. Tavakkol Afshari 1*, F. Sharif-Zadeh 1, A. Aynehband 2

359-363

Effect of cooking on the mineral and antinutrient contents of the leaves of seven accessions of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott growing in South Africa

Muinat N. Lewu 1, Patrick O. Adebola 2, Anthony J. Afolayan 1*

364-368

Is the vigour of grafted tomato plants related to root characteristics?

Golgen B. Oztekin 1, Francesco Giuffrida 2*, Yuksel Tuzel 1, Cherubino Leonardi 2

369-375

The effect of prohexadione-calcium on the phenolic content in developing fruits and leaves of apple trees

Maja Mikulič Petkovšek *, Franci Štampar, Robert Veberič

376-381

Profitability of leek (Allium porrum L.) in three production systems

Milan Oplanić 1, Dean Ban 1, Anita Silvana Ilak Peršurić 1, Dragan Žnidarčič 2*

382-385

Tillage depth and forward speed effects on draft of three primary tillage implements in clay loam soil

L. Naderloo 1*, R. Alimadani 2, A. Akram 2, P. Javadikia 2, H. Zeinali Khanghah 3

386-391

Development and application of crop water stress index for scheduling irrigation in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) under semiarid environment

Muhammad Usman 1, Ashfaq Ahmad 2, Shakeel Ahmad 3*, Muhammad Arshad 1, Tasneem Khaliq 2, Aftab Wajid 2, Khalid Hussain 2, Wajid Nasim 2, Tariq Mehmood Chattha 4, Richard Trethowan 4, Gerrit Hoogenboom 5

392-398

Comparative study on functional components, antioxidant activity and color parameters of selected colored leafy vegetables as affected by photoperiods

Md. B. Ali 1, Laila Khandaker 1, Shinya Oba 2*

399-404

Photosynthesis in different parts of a wheat plant

Hui-Lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 1, 2, Fangling Du 3, Rongyan Xu 1, Qicong Xu 1, Chengming Tian 4, Fengmin Li 5, Fahong Wang 6*

405-407

Liquid acrylic and polyamide plastic covering affect quality and storability of pomegranate (cv. Malas-e-Saveh)

Hossein Sadeghi, Vahid Akbarpour *

408-413

Changes of yields, soil properties and micronutrients as affected by 17-yr fertilization treatments

Benyin Li 1, 2, Mingbao Wei 3, Alin Shen 1*, Jianmin Xu 2, Hailin Zhang 4, Fazheng Hao 5

414-419

Assessment of drought tolerance in Iranian fenugreek landraces

Davoud Sadeghzadeh Ahari *, Abdol Karim Kashi, Mohammad Reza Hassandokht, Ahmed Amri, Khoshnood Alizadeh

420-426

The effect of biofertilizer on soybean seed vigor and field emergence

Iraj Alahdadi, Masoumeh Tajik *, Hamid Iran-nejad, Omid Armandpisheh

427-431

Assessment of Tunisian Trigonella foenum-graecum diversity using physiological parameters

Nidhal Marzougui 1*, Ferdaous Guasmi 1, Anissa Boubaya 1, Walid Elfalleh 1, Belgacem Lachieheb 1, Ali Ferchichi 1, Mohamed Beji 2

432-437

Role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in development of salt-tolerance of Trifolium alexandrinum plants under salinity stress

M. H. Gharineh 1*, H. Nadian 2, G. Fathi 1, A. Siadat 1, B. Maadi 1

438-441

Modeling and resource allocation of agricultural mechanization projects with GERT networks

Reza Abdi 1*, H. R. Ghasemzadeh 1, Sh. Abdoullahpur 1, M. Sabzeparvar 2, A. D. Mohammadi Nasab 1

442-447

Effects of water limitation on growth and grain filling of faba bean cultivars

K. Ghassemi-Golezani *, S. Ghanehpoor, A. Dabbagh Mohammadi-Nasab

448-451

Effects of drought stress and potassium on some of the physiological and morphological traits of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars

A. Afkari Bajehbaj 1, 2, N. Qasimov 2, M. Yarnia 3*

452-456

Effects of seed and seedling vigor on antioxidative isozyme activity and cold acclimation capability of winter oilseed rape

Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani *, Saeid Khomari, Mustafa Valizadeh

461-463

Effect of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) on yield of sorghum cultivars

A. Mehraban 1*, S. Vazan 2, M. R. Naroui Rad 3, A. R. Ardakany 2

464-467

An input-output energy analysis on main and double cropping sesame production

M. Göksel Akpinar, Burhan Ozkan *, Cengiz Sayin, Cemal Fert

468-484

Pioneering research on C4 photosynthesis: Implications for crop water relations and productivity in comparison to C3 cropping systems

Mabrouk A. El-Sharkawy

485-491

The importance of probiotics administration to sucking pigs

Ioan Paşca, Liviu Alexandru Mărghitaş, Ioan Groza, Dana Pusta, Roman Morar, Teofil Oroian, Adrian Cîmpean, Liviu Bogdan *, Iancu Morar, Dan Dezmirean, Mihai Cenariu, Ileana Bogdan, Sidonia Bogdan, Rareş Oroian

492-495

Effects of water deficits on development and yield of rye varieties differing in tolerance to drought at seedling stage

Danuta Rzepka-Plevneš *, Marcelina Krupa-Małkiewicz, Jadwiga Kurek, Miłosz Smolik

496-502

Response of alate aphid species to mulch colour in watermelon

Katja Žanić 1*, Dean Ban 2, Smiljana Goreta Ban 1, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 3, Gvozden Dumičić 1

503-507

Morpho-physiological evaluation and RAPD markers-assisted characterization of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) varieties for salinity tolerance

Shyam S. Kurup, Yousef S. Hedar, Mouza A. Al Dhaheri, Ahmed Y. El-Heawiety, Mohammed A. M. Aly *, Ghaleb Alhadrami

508-512

Participatory selection of a maize (Zea mays L.) variety for the control of stem borers in a southeastern Nigeria location

G. Olaoye 1*, S.O. Ajala 2, S.A. Adedeji 3

513-517

Antioxidant activity and total phenolics concentration in apple peel and flesh is determined by cultivar and agroclimatic growing regions in Chile

Jose A. Yuri 1*, Amalia Neira 1, Alvaro Quilodran 1, Yoshie Motomura 2, Ivan Palomo 3

518-521

Response of maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars to different levels of nitrogen fertilizer

Raouf Seyed Sharifi 1*, Reza Taghizadeh 2

522-524

Incentive and barriers of information technology adoption in agribusiness, Sichuan Province, China

Xiaoping Zheng 1, 2, Chunxia Wu 3, Weisong Mu 1, Xiaoshuan Zhang 1, 2*

525-528

Evaluation of planting date effects on yield and yield components of Savalan and Agria cultivars in Ardabil region

Davoud Hassanpanah *, Amir Aslan Hosienzadeh, Nasser Allahyari

529-533

Effects of foliar application of harpin protein against Verticillium dahliae on pepper grown in greenhouse conditions

Himmet Tezcan 1*, Nuray Akbudak 2

534-536

Comparative analysis for germination and seedling growth of wheat with some competitive weeds under salinity

Gamze Kaya *, Mehmet Demir Kaya, Mikail Çalışkan, Yusuf Arslan

537-542

Prediction of draft force and energy of subsoiling operation using ANN model

Reza Alimardani 1*, Yousef Abbaspour-Gilandeh 2, Ahmad Khalilian 3, Alireza Keyhani 2, Seyed Hossein Sadati 4

543-550

The type of polyethylene mulch impacts vegetative growth, yield, and aphid populations in watermelon production

Dean Ban 1, Katja Žanić 2, Gvozden Dumičić 2, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 3, Smiljana Goreta Ban 2*

551-555

Factors associated with fadama production of vegetables by small-scale farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria

A. Ibironke Okunlola

556-560

Yield and quality of triticale forage

Ugur Bilgili 1, Esra Aydogan Cifci 1, Hulya Hanoglu 2, Koksal Yagdi 1, Esvet Acikgoz 1*

561-566

Suggestions for reformation in sheep farms based on production cost

S. Aggelopoulos 1*, K. Soutsas 1, A. Pavloudi 1, E. Sinapis 2, D. Petkou 3

567-572

Selection of regenerative genotypes from Iranian alfalfa cultivars

Nasser Zare 1*, Mostafa Valizadeh 1, Masoud Tohidfar 2, Seyed Abolghasem Mohammadi 1, Mohammad Ali Malboobi 3, Ali Akbar Habashi 2

573-580

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) quality and breeding perspectives

Edoardo Gatti 1*, Bruno G. Defilippi 2, Stefano Predieri 1, Rodrigo Infante 3

581-587

Food crop intercropping alternatives for replanting coconut farms destroyed by lethal yellowing disease

Stella Ama Ennin 1*, Ben Banful 1, Emmanuel Andoh-Mensah 2, Roland Nuhu Issaka 3, Joseph Nii Lamptey 1, Joseph Aduening-Manu 1, Grace Bolfrey-Arku 1, Sylvester Kuunaa Dery 2

588-593

Carbon compounds and chlorophyll contents in sorghum submitted to water deficit during three growth stages

Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 2*, Maria Celeste Gonçalves-Vidigal 2, Roberto Cezar Lobo da Costa 1, Benedito Gomes dos Santos Filho 1, Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 1, Wilson Jose de Mello e Silva Maia 1, Flávio José Rodrigues Cruz 1, Hadrielle Karina Borges Neves 1, Monyck Jeane dos Santos Lopes 1

594-599

Morphologic, yield and quality parameters of some annual forages as sole crops and intercropping mixtures in dry conditions for livestock

Halil Yolcu 1*, Muazzez Polat 2, Vecihi Aksakal 1

600-602

Mathematical modeling of the relationship between irrigation water salinity and sugarcane juice quality

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

603-608

A study on whether maize for silage is an alternative to cotton farming in Izmir, Turkey: Gross margin and data envelopment analysis

Ayse Uzmay *, Hakan Adanacioglu

609-614

Farmers’ views on the effects on agriculture sector of Turkey’s accession membership into the European Union: Case study of cotton farmers in Aegean Region, Turkey

Ayse Uzmay *, Ferruh Isin, Sule Isin

615-619

Comparison of the effects of different kinds of NSP enzymes on the performance, water intake, litter moisture and jejunal digesta viscosity of broilers fed barley-based diet

Hassan Shirzadi, Hossein Moravej *, Mahmood Shivazad

620-626

Effect of gibberellic acid application on growth and yield of artichokes under summer conditions

Gvozden Dumičić 1*, Smiljana Goreta Ban 1, Lovre Bućan 1, Josip Borošić 2, Milan Poljak 3

627-633

Effects of tillage method, seed rate and microelement spraying time on grain yield and yield components of rapeseed (Brassica napus) in warm dryland condition

S. Fooladi Vanda, A. Aynehband *, F. Naraki

634-638

Genetic characterization of some water yam (Dioscorea alata L.) accessions in West Africa with simple sequence repeats

J. E. Obidiegwu 1, 2*, R. Asiedu 3, E. E. Ene-Obong 2, C.O. Muoneke 2, M. Kolesnikova-Allen 4

639-644

Energy consumption patterns and economic analysis of irrigated wheat and rainfed wheat production: Case study for Tokat region, Turkey

Adnan Çiçek 1, Gülçin Altıntaş 2, Gülistan Erdal 3*

645-649

Deficit irrigation effects on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. Maraton) yield in unheated greenhouse condition

Serhat Ayas 1*, Çiğdem Demirtaş 2

650-654

Effects of mulching on evapotranspiration, yield and water use efficiency of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. flavescens) irrigated with diluted seawater

Qing Tao Zhang 1, Ould Ahmed Bouya Ahmed 2*, Mitsuhiro Inoue 2, Mohan Chandra Saxena 3, Koji Inosako 4, Kensuke Kondo 5

655-661

Dissolved silica dynamics and phytoplankton population in Citarum watershed, Indonesia

Husnain 1, 3*, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 2, Tsugiyuki Masunaga 1

662-666

Effect of polyethylene glycol and its interaction with ascorbate on seed germination index in Pimpinella anisum L.

Zhika Asadi-kavan 1, Mahlagha Ghorbanli 2, Mohammad Pessarakli 3*, Arian Sateei 2

667-673

Palynological and physicochemical characterization of Apis mellifera L. bee pollen in the Southern region of Brazil

Solange T. Carpes 1*, Ingridy S. R. Cabral 2, Cynthia Fernandez P. Luz 3, Jailson P. Capeletti 4, Severino Matias Alencar2, Maria Lúcia Masson 5

674-678

Seed stocks of grazed and ungrazed rangelands on Palandoken Mountains of Eastern Anatolia

Adil Bakoglu 1*, Eyup Bagci 2, Halil I. Erkovan 3, Ali Koc 3, Alpaslan Kocak 4

679-683

A comparative study of the characterization of landfill leachate at the dumping sites in Kuwait

Saleh M. Al-Muzaini

684-689

Development and validation of rice evapotranspiration model based on Terra/MODIS remotely sensed data

Chada Narongrit 1*, Kasem Chankao 2

690-695

Heavy metal contents and chemical speciations in sewage-irrigated soils from the eastern suburb of Beijing, China

Zhifan Chen 1, 2, Ye Zhao 1*, Qiang Li 1, Jiejuan Qiao 1, Qing Tian 3, Xitao Liu 1

696-699

On-the-go soil mechanical strength measurement at different soil depths

Yousef Abbaspour-Gilandeh

700-704

Characterization of new algae isolated from textile wastewater plant

Jihane Cheriaa *, Fadhila Bettaieb, Ikbel Denden, Amina Bakhrouf *

705-709

The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in estimating a potential fadama land area for inland farming: The buffering technique

F.O. Adekayode 1*, M.O. Ogunkoya 2

710-716

Pastures seedbank composition in relation to soil nutrient content in areas under goat grazing management (Tenerife)

José Ramón Arévalo 1*, Eduardo Chinea 2

717-722

Forage production response of Artemisia herba alba to variation in rainfall and changes in soil conditions in arid regions

Mansour Jahantigh 1, Mohammad Pessarakli 2*

723-727

Alleviating soil sickness caused by aerobic monocropping: Responses of aerobic rice to fallow, flooding and crop rotation

Lixiao Nie 1*, Jing Xiang 1, Shaobing Peng 2, Bas A. M. Bouman 2, Jianliang Huang 1, Kehui Cui 1, Romeo M. Visperas 2

728-733

Assessment of soil properties for irrigation methods in North Andimeshk Plain, Iran

Ali Reza Rezania 1, AbdAli Naseri 2, Mohammad Albaji 2*

734-738

A study on water resources consumption by principal component analysis in Qingtongxia irrigation areas of Yinchuan Plain, China

De Zhou 1*, Rongqun Zhang 2*, Liming Liu 1, Lingling Gao 2, Simin Cai 2

739-743

Screening various ryegrass cultivars for salt stress tolerance

Mohammad Pessarakli *, David M. Kopec

744-749

Integrated dryland weed control in nature farming systems

Hui-lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 1, 2, Fahong Wang 3*, Qicong Xu 1, Shailendra K. Shah 1, Fengmin Li 4

750-753

Study on fungi-bacteria augmented remediation of petroleum contaminated soil from Northwest of China

Li Chen 1, Yu Chen 2, Liang Chen 1, Wuling Chen 1*

754-760

Environmental impact of green bean cultivation: Comparison of screen greenhouses vs. open field

Mercedes Romero-Gámez 1*, Assumpció Antón 2, Teresa Soriano 1, Elisa M. Suárez-Rey 1, Nicolas Castilla 1

761-769

Accumulation of heavy metals in hydroponically cultivated garlic (Allium sativum L.), onion (Allium cepa L.), leek (Allium porrum L.) and chive (Allium schoenoprasum L.)

Petr Soudek 1*, Jan Kotyza 1, 2, Ivana Lenikusová 1, 2, Šárka Petrová 1, Dagmar Benešová 1,2, Tomáš Vaněk 1

770-774

Allelopathic effects of sorghum extracts on Amaranthus retroflexus seed germination and growth

M. Yarnia 1*, M.B. Khorshidi Benam 2, E. Farajzadeh Memari Tabrizi 3

775-781

Assessing the environment and human health risk of herbicide application in wheat cultivation

Nigar Yarpuz-Bozdogan

782-786

The effect of treated urban wastewater on soil properties, plant tissue composition and biomass productivity in berseem clover and corn

Efstathios Tamoutsidis 1*, Martha Lazaridou 2, Ioannis Papadopoulos 1, Thomas Spanos 4, Fokion Papathanasiou 1, Maria Tamoutsidou 1, Paraskevi Mitlianga 1, George Vasiliou 3

787-790

Salinity effect on nutrients accumulation in alfalfa shoots in hydroponic condition

M. B. Khorshidi 1*, M. Yarnia 2, D. Hassanpanah 3

791-794

Nuclear behavior in the life cycle of Melampsora larici-populina Kleb

Zhong-dong Yu 1*, Jian Liang 2, Zhimin Cao 1, Zhiqing Guo 1, Jingya Dan 2, Guangcheng Zhao 2

795-798

Biological nitrogen removal by nitrification-denitrification in constructed rapid infiltration land system to treat municipal wastewater

Limin Ma *, Xiaojing Sun, Xiaochao Liang, Chengying Cui

799-803

Ecological vegetable production and tourism – Case study for Croatia

Milan Oplanić 1, Dean Ban 1, Desimir Bošković 1, Vjekoslav Par 2, Dragan Žnidarčič 3*

804-810

Effects of brewer’s by-product on the fermentation quality of ensiled total mixed ration

Md. K. Uddin 1, J. Kita 1, H. Hiraoka 2, M. Kondo 1, S. Karita 1, M. Goto 1*

811-814

Environmental impact assessment modeling in an urban man-made lake using fuzzy logic

J. Jassbi 1, J. Nouri 2*, M. Abbaspour 3, K. Varshosaz 2, N. Jafarzadeh 4

815-822

Irrigation improvement assessment from the water quality and human health perspective in the Nile Delta

W.H. Abou El-Hassan 1*, Maryam M. Mostafa 2, Haruyuki Fujimaki 3, Mitsuhiro Inoue 1

823-831

Ameliorative effect of different doses of MgNH4PO4.6H2O precipitate recovered from the effluent of UASB treating poultry manure wastewater: Growth of Lolium perenne

Kaan Yetilmezsoy 1, Begum Sertyesilisik 2*, Emel Kocak 1, Zehra Sapci-Zengin 1

832-836

A study on negotiations of the Montreal Protocol: Focusing on global environmental governance specifically on global forum of the United Nations Environmental Programme

M. Rizal Razman 1, 2*, A. Samad Hadi 2, Jamaluddin M. Jahi 3, A. Hadi Harman Shah 4, Sham Sani 2, Ghazali Yusoff 5

837-840

GIS-based land suitability evaluation for rapeseed oil crop

Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti

841-844

The effect of different substrate mediums on yield of Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) Karst

Emine I. Erkel

845-850

Effectiveness of chitosan as natural coagulant aid in removal of turbidity and bacteria from turbid waters

Mohammad Hadi Mehdinejad 1, 2*, Bijan Bina 1, Mahnaz Nikaeen 1, Hossein Movahedian Attar 1

851-856

Heavy metal contamination of municipal effluent in soil and plants

A. Behbahaninia 1, S. A. Mirbagheri 2, N. Khorasani 3, J. Nouri 1*, A.H. Javid 1

857-860

Evaluation of selenium effect on cadmium genotoxicity in Vicia faba using RAPD

M. Sinan Taspinar 1, Guleray Agar 2*, Nalan Yildirim 2, Serap Sunar 2, Ozkan Aksakal 2, Sedat Bozari 2

861-864

Estimating saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity coefficient in transient state in sloping lands

Majid Raoof 1, 2, Ali A. Sadraddini 2, Amir H. Nazemi 2, Safar Marofi 3*

865-868

Finite element analysis of a failure in rear-mounted mower pulley

Deniz Yilmaz, H. Kürşat Çelik, Ibrahim Akinci *

869-872

The influence of vermicompost on plant growth characteristics of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) seedlings under saline conditions

Glenda Sallaku 1, Ismet Babaj 2, Skender Kaciu 2, Astrit Balliu *

873-877

Personifying sustainable rural livelihoods in forest fringe communities in Ghana: A historic rhetoric?

Divine Odame Appiah

878-881

Heavy metal soil contamination around the metallurgical plant of Elbasani in Albania

Fatbardh Sallaku 1, Shkelqim Fortuzi 2, Odeta Tota 3, Bujar Huqi 1, Demosthenis Chachalis 4*, Mohamend Darawsheh5

882-890

Experimental investigation of the effects of horizontal footing on bed topography of a 90° bend

A.R. Rezania 1, M. Shafai Bejestan 2, S.M. Kashefipour 2

891-897

Effects of urban information and communication technology on sustainable development

M. Navabakhsh *, M. Motlaq

898-903

Prediction of energy consumption and urban air pollution reduction in e-shopping adoption

S. M. Tehrani 1*, A. R. Karbassi 2, J. Ghoddosi 3, S. M. Monavvari 1, S. A. Mirbagheri 4

904-907

Management paradox of groupers (Epinephelinae) fishing in the Gökova Bay (Eastern Mediterranean), Turkey

Vahdet Ünal 1*, Mustafa Erdem 2, Huriye Göncüoğlu 1, Harun Güçlüsoy 3, Zafer Tosunoğlu 1

908-911

Water absorption and tensile properties of soil buried kenaf fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites (KFRUPC)

A.A.A. Rashdi, S.M. Sapuan *, M.M.H.M. Ahmad, A. Khalina

912-914

Automating the sensible heat computation

Ioana Pop 1*, Liana Stanca 2, Marcela Sârbu 1, Ioana Tănăsescu 1

915-919

Investigation of internal combustion engine vibrations in order to reduce noise using a developed model

S. S. Mohtasebi 1*, M. Ghasemi-Varnamkhasti 1, S. M. Mohtasebi 2, M. Zabolestani 3

920-924

Trace element contents and essential oil yields from wild thyme plant (Thymus serpyllum L.) grown at different natural variable environments, Jordan

Mohammad S. Abu-Darwish 1, Ziad H. Abu Dieyeh 2, Batarseh Mufeed 3, Abdel Rahman M. Al-Tawaha 4*, Sati Yassin Ahmed Al-dalain 2

925-929

Technical and economic evaluation concerning the different employment of marc

F. Murmura 1, C. Pattara 2*, A. Cichelli 3

930-937

Investigation of hydrogeochemical factors and groundwater quality assessment in Marand Municipality, northwest of Iran: A multivariate statistical approach

Behzad Hajalilou 1, Fazel Khaleghi 2*

938-945

Effects of heavy metals on antioxidant activities of Atriplex hortensis and A. rosea

S. Sai Kachout 1*, A. Ben Mansoura 2, J.C. Leclerc 3, R. Mechergui 2, M.N. Rejeb 2, Z. Ouerghi 1

946-954

Nitrogen transformation in wetlands and marshes

Shuhui Huang 1, 2, Hari K. Pant 2

955-960

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

AbdAli Naseri 1, Ali Reza Rezania 2, Mohammad Albaji 1*

961-969

Determining environmental sensitivity of inhabitants of Antalya City, Turkey

Sibel Mansuroglu *, Osman Karaguzel, Meryem Atik, Pinar Kinikli

970-976

In vitro studies on the potential Trichoderma harzianum for antagonistic properties against Ganoderma boninense

Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee 1*, Umi Kalsom Yusuf 1, Kausar Hossain 2, Sarwar Jahan 3

977-980

Investigation of pre-treatment parameters of alder and triticale for bioethanol production

Algirdas Jasinskas *, Egidijus Šarauskis, Antanas Sakalauskas, Raimondas Šarauskis

981-988

Applications of xerophytophysiology in plant production – Partial root drying improves tomato crops

H.L. Xu 1, F.F. Qin 1, 2*, F.L. Du 3, Q.C. Xu 1, R. Wang 4, R.P. Shah 1, A.H. Zhao 5, F.M. Li 6

989-993

Deficit irrigation effects on pepper (Capsicum annuum L. Demre ) yield in unheated greenhouse condition

Çiğdem Demirtaş 1*, Serhat Ayas 2