Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

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

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2012
Journal Contents

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Socio-economic determinants of honey consumption in Romania

Cristina Bianca Pocol 1, Călin Moldovan Teselios 2

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

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

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

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

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Evaluation of the bacteriological quality of ice cream sold in Trinidad

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

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

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

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

Terrence Thomas *, Cihat Gunden

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

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

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

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

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

O. Lasekan 1*, A. Lasekan

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

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

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Assessing consumer attitudes towards fresh fruit and vegetable attributes

Cihat Gunden *, Terrence Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abhay Joshi*, Koichi Hioki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birce Mercanoglu Taban

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Comparison of quality characteristics of fresh and processing tomato

Bulent Akbudak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sorption isotherms of albumen dried in a spout fluidised bed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qing-Ping Hu 1, Jian-Guo Xu 2*

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

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

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

Yesim Benal Yurtlu

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

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

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

Veli Gök *, Yasemin Bor

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

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

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

Jian-ping Li, Zhou-ping Shangguan *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hakan Kuleaşan *, Mehmet Okur

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

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

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

Mevlut Gul 1*, M. Goksel Akpinar 2

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

Marija Gregori *, Ivan Kreft

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

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

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

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

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

Roquia El-Habib

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

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

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

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

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Fungal and mycotoxin contamination of South African commercial maize

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mariola Staniak *, Jerzy Księżak, Jolanta Bojarszczuk

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Variation for nutritional and cooking properties among Turkish field pea landraces

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

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Planting geometry and spacing influence weed competitiveness of aerobic rice

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

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

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

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

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

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Computer-controlled system for autonomous tractor in agricultural application

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

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Environmental factors affecting the glucosinolate content in Brassicaceae

Tanya Bohinc, Stanislav Trdan

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

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

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Plant density and tillage effects on forage corn quality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jamal Seifdavati *, Akbar Taghizadeh

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Impacts of climate factors on wheat yields in Turkey

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

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

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

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

Dorota Pikuła*, Agnieszka Rutkowska

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

Ahmet Şahin

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

Mohammed Hussien Almarshadi

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

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

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

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

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

O.I. Oladele 1*, T. Wakatsuki 2

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

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

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

Paula Ioana Moraru, Teodor Rusu

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

Qicong Xu 1, Shizuo Fujiyama 1, Huilian Xu 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sinasi Akdemir, Handan Akcaoz *, Hatice Kizilay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assessing financial incentives for Greek dairy sheep farmers

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

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

Janusz Podleśny 1*, Anna Podleśna 2*

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

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

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Efficiency of seed treatment with fungicides in castor bean crop genotypes

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

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

Kai Zhang, Shucai Wang *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The EU agriculture diagram under RIV model

Romeo V. Ionescu, Gabriela Marchis *