Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 8, Issue 3&4,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 8, Issue 3&4, 2010
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
12-15

Modified atmosphere packaging of individual ‘Fuyu’ sweet persimmons

Hae Jin Kim 1, Mijin Jeong 1, Duck Soon An 1, Gwang-Hwan Ahn 2, Dong Sun Lee 1*

16-20

Variations of physical and chemical properties and minerals and vitamins composition of camel milk from eight locations in Jordan

Muhammad H. Aludatt 1*, Khalil Ereifej 1, Abdulaziz M. Alothman 2, Ali Almajwal 2, Hana Alkhalidy 1, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha 3, Inteaz Alli 4

21-25

The effects of modified atmosphere packaging and storage temperature on quality and biochemical properties of dill (Anethum graveolens) leaves

Mustafa Sakaldaş *, Arzu Ş. Aslim, Canan Ö. Kuzucu, Kenan Kaynaş

26-31

Effects of storage time and temperature on radical scavenging activities and bioactive compounds in colored rice varieties

Nyein. N. Htwe 1,4, Varit Srilaong 1, Krittika Tanprasert 2, Sasitorn Tongchitpakdee 3, Sirichai Kanlayanarat 1*, Apiradee Uthairatanakij 1

32-38

Concentration and mRNA abundance of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I in serum, liver and longissimus dorsi of suckled Tibet and crossbred piglets during the early postnatal development

T. J. Li, Q. Hu, Z. Q. Liu, K. Yao, X. Wu, J. Pan, Y. L. Yin *

39-46

The developmental patterns of concentration and mRNA abundance of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I in serum, liver and longissimus dorsi of suckled crossbred piglets

Q. Hu 1, 2, Z. Q. Liu 2, K. Yao 2, X. Wu 2, L. Y. Yang 3, J. Pan 2, Z. Y. Deng 1, Z. Ruan 1*

47-55

Effects of feeding galactomannan oligosaccharides on growth performance, serum antibody levels and intestinal microbiota in newly-weaned pigs

Ren-Lei Wang 1,2, Z. P. Hou 3*, Bin Wang 2, Zhi-Qiang Liu 3*, Andrew A. Fatufe 4

56-65

Effects of dietary protein levels and genetic background on enzyme and transcription factor mRNA expression in subcutaneous adipose tissues in swine

Wanting Gu 1, 2#, Peng Ying 3#, Min Gong 1, 4#, Zheng Ruan 1*, Yongfei Wang 5, Ronghua Yin 5, Xugang Shu 6, Mingzhe Fan 7, Zhi-qiang Liu 2*

66-70

Nutritional and sensory properties of amala supplemented with distiller’s spent grain (DSG)

Wasiu Awoyale 1, Busie Maziya-Dixon 2*, Lateef Sanni 1,2, Taofik Akinyemi Shittu 1

71-77

Effect of copper, ferrous iron and zinc from different sources on growth performance and fecal copper, ferrous iron and zinc balance in growing pigs

Yuelin Deng 1, 2, Many Mi 4, Feng Chen 1, 2, Dun Deng 1, Peng Ying 5*, Gong Min 6, Gang Liu 7, Yongfei Wang 8, Ronghua Yin 8, Mi Wang 4*, M. Z. Fan 9, Jun Fang 3*

78-85

Turkish consumers’ attitudes towards frozen foods

Zerrin Kenanoglu Bektas 1*, Bulent Miran 1, Ozlem Karahan Uysal 1, Cihat Gunden 1, Murat Cankurt 2

86-89

Antioxidant effect of phenolic compounds recovered from olive mill wastewater of Chemlal variety cultivated in Kabylia (Algeria) on the oxidative stability of virgin olive oil

Ramdane Moussaoui 1*, Daouia Siziani, Ahcène Youyou 2, Patrick Sharrock 3, Marina M.L. Fiallo 3

90-95

Percutaneous absorption of piroxicam: In vitro release and percutaneous absorption from different concentration gels

Rym Ben Mustapha 1*, Christine Lafforgue 1, Nadia Fenina 2

96-99

Development of the PCR kit for simultaneous detection of Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes and Bacillus cereus in food

Wei Chen §, Zhengguo Li*, Yingwu Yang, Wei Deng

100-107

Suitability of viscosity measurement methods for liquid food variety and applicability in food industry – A review

K.A. Abbas 1, S.M. Abdulkarim 1*, A.M. Saleh 2, M. Ebrahimian 1

108-110

Quantity of the flavonoid profile peaks during storage and ripening in persimmon fruit

Ayse Tulin Oz 1*, Panagiotis Kefalas 2

111-116

Determining antioxidant capacity of extracts of Filipendula vulgaris Moench from south-western Romania

Ilinca M. Imbrea *, Monica Butnariu, Alma L. Nicolin, Florin Imbrea

117-120

Characterization of antioxidant polysaccharides in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) cultivars

Junli Li  2,§, Yunqiang Wang  1,3,§, Jin Huang 2, Xiaofei Xu 4, Changping Xiang 1*

121-127

Multi-objective optimization of decoloration and lactosucrose recovery through artificial neural network and genetic algorithm

Zhou Yan 1, Ruan Zheng 1*, Yin Fugui 2, Shu Guan 2, 3, Xiaoli Zhou 1, Liao Chun-Long 1, Dai Zhi-Kai 1

128-134

Neuro-fuzzy modeling of a conveyor-belt grain dryer

O. F. Lutfy 1*, S. B. Mohd Noor 1, M. H. Marhaban 1, K. A. Abbas 2, H. Mansor 1

135-141

Glutamine and animal immune function

Fungui Yin , Weiming Jiang 2§ , Shu Guan 3, Zhizhong Pan 2, Xiuli Chen 2, Xiaohang Chen 2*

142-147

Assessment of lycopene content of fresh tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and tomato products in the United Arab Emirates

Louis C. Laleye 1*, Salma I. Al Hammadi 2, B. Jobe 1, Madduri V. Rao 3

148-155

Colloidal competences of new tailor-made lipids

Călin Jianu *, Ionel Jianu

156-159

Some phytochemical and antioxidant characteristics of wild and cultivated blackberry (Rubus caucasicus) fruits

Hilal Yildiz 1, Memnune Sengul 1, Ferit Celik 2, Attila Hegedus 3, Sezai Ercisli 4, Murat Tosun 5

160-166

Identification and quantification of major carotenoids of deep yellow-fleshed yam (tropical Dioscorea dumetorum)

Roman Ferede 1,2*, Busie Maziya-Dixon 1, Oladeji E. Alamu 1, Robert Asiedu 3

167-169

Alternative usage of lupin (Lupinus albus L.) seeds

Mustafa Yorgancilar 1, Nermin Bilgiçli 2*

170-174

Resuscitation of radio frequency electric fields injured Escherichia coli cells in nutrient and non-nutrient media during storage

Dike O. Ukuku *, David J. Geveke, Howard Q. Zhang

175-178

Effects of frying condition on physicochemical properties of palm olein-olive oil blends

Mahsa Naghshineh 1, Hamed Mirhosseini 2*

179-184

Variability of phenolics and mineral composition in kernels of several bitter and sweet apricot (Prunus armeniaca Batsch.) cultivars

Fatma Akıncı Yıldırım 1*, Adnan Nurhan Yıldırım 2, Bekir Şan 2, M. Atilla Aşkın 2, Mehmet Polat 2

185-187

Influence of harvest time maturity and storage condition on internal ethylene production rate of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruits

Ayse Tulin Oz 1*, Atilla Eris 2

188-191

Moisture desorption isotherms of St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) leaves at three temperatures

H. Ahmadi Chenarbon 1*, S. Minaei 1, A. R. Bassiri 2, M. Almassi 1, A. Arabhosseini 3

192-195

Comparison of two packaging conditions in preserving antioxidant activity of sweet persimmons

Myung-Suk Bae 1, Hae Jin Kim 1, Duck Soon An 1, Gwang-Hwan Ahn 2, Seung-Cheol Lee 1, Dong Sun Lee 1*

196-201

Total oil, fatty acid composition and tocopherol content in kernels of several bitter and sweet apricot (Prunus armeniaca Batsch) cultivars from Turkey

Fatma Akıncı Yıldırım 1*, Adnan Nurhan Yıldırım 2, Mehmet Atilla Aşkın 2, Abdullah Kankaya 2

202-206

Consumer cooperatives, food security and the sustainability of civil servants in urban cities of Ondo State, Nigeria

Grace Modupe Adebo*, Charles Ajewole Oladele

207-210

Evaluation of 33 medicinal plant extracts for the antioxidant capacity and total phenols

Ducu-Sandu Stef *, Gergen Iosif, Teodor Ioan-Trasca, Lavinia Stef, Cecilia Pop, Monica Harmanescu, Ramona Biron, Elena Pet

211-216

Ribotype and serotype diversity of Escherichia coli isolates from poultry and human sources

Cynthia Sheffield 1, Cecilia Rosario-Cortés 2, Kenneth Bischoff 3

217-222

Changes in pigments, total polyphenol, antioxidant activity and color parameters of red and green edible amaranth leaves under different shade levels

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

223-227

Changes in sugars, organic acids and phenolics of grape berries of cultivar Cardinal during ripening

Ana Topalovic 1*, Maja Mikulic-Petkovsek 2

228-229

Determination of iodine in the muscles of two marine fish species and lobster from the Persian Gulf

M. Ansari 1*, M. Raissy 2, A. Shakeryan 2, E. Rahimi 2, F. Fadaeifard 2

230-234

Manufacture of resistant starch by different physical modifications and storage times

Chinfu Chou 1, Mingchang Wu 1, Budi Nurtama 2, Jenshinn Lin 1*

235-238

Immunomodulatory effect of the larvae of yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus

Qingfeng Tang 1*, Yin Dai 2, Xuelan Liu 3

239-243

Comparison of functional properties of isolated emmer and einkorn wheat starches

Gholamhossein Haghayegh 1*, Regine Schoenlechner 2

244-246

Effect of solute infiltration on oil uptake and cyanide content of fried cassava chips (abacha)

L.O. Lalude *, R.D. Oluwo, K.A. Taiwo

247-252

Empirical model of spray drying of whole milk powder using nozzle atomizer spray dryer

Lee Woun Tan, Mohd. Nordin Ibrahim, Farah Saleena Taip*

253-258

Effect of organic and conventional production practices on antioxidant activity, antioxidant constituents and nutritional value of tomatoes and carrots in Saudi Arabia markets

Ragab A. El-Mergawi*, Khalid Al-Redhaiman

259-263

Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of small fruits in Lithuania

Pranas Viskelis*, Marina Rubinskienė, Ramunė Bobinaitė, Edita Dambrauskienė

264-269

Physico-chemical properties of palm oil from different palm oil local factories in Nigeria

F. F. Akinola 1, O. O. Oguntibeju 2*, A. W. Adisa 1, O. S. Owojuyigbe 3

270-273

Antioxidant and mineral characteristics of some common vegetables consumed in Eastern Turkey

Aybuke Elif Ceyhun Sezgin 1, Aslıhan Esringu 2, Metin Turan 2, Hilal Yildiz 3, Sezai Ercisli 4*

274-278

Significance and application of psychrometric chart in food processing: A review

K.A. Abbas 1*, Adel M. Saleh 2, Ola Lasekan 1,Hussein A. Abbas 3

279-281

Consumer perceptions of organic foods in Turkey

Huri İlyasoğlu 1*, Sara Temel 2, Beraat Özçelik 2

282-287

Effect of supplementation of soy sauce cake and vinegar brewer’s cake with total mixed ration silage-based diet on nutrient utilization by Holstein steers

M. K. Uddin, M. Kondo, J. Kita, H. Matsui, S. Karita, M. Goto *

288-292

Improvement of field efficiency measurement system based on GPS for precision agriculture applications

Mehmet Topakci 1*, Ilker Unal 2, Murad Canakci 1, Mete Yigit 1, Davut Karayel 1

293-297

Using magnetic resonance imaging technique (MRI) to investigate graft connection and its relation to reddening discoloration in grape leaves

Elman Bahar 1, Ilknur Korkutal 1*, Alain Carbonneau 2, Gulcin Akcay 1

298-304

Responses of cultivars of canola to sulfur fertilizer and plant densities under climatic condition of Gorgan region, Iran

Ali Soleymani 1*, Mohamad Mehdi Shahri 1, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 2, Lila Naranjani 3

305-308

Effects of microelement application methods on seed yield components in Alestar sunflower hybrid

Maryam Farzanian 1, Mehrdad Yarnia 2*, Aziz Javanshir 2, Ali Reza Tarinejhad 3

309-312

Soil tillage conservation and its effect on soil organic matter, water management and carbon sequestration

Paula Ioana Moraru, Teodor Rusu *

313-317

Pollination of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cv. Khenazy by pollen grain-water suspension spray

Mohamed A. Awad 1,2

318-322

Mathematical model and optimization of structure and operating parameters of pneumatic precision metering device for rapeseed

Xiaoyan Deng 1, Xu Li 2, Caixia Shu 2, Haidong Huang 2, Qingxi Liao 2*

323-327

Variation of root and shoot growth and free proline accumulation in Iranian alfalfa ecotypes under salt stress

Masoud Torabi *, Mohd Ridzwan A. Halim

328-331

Performance of ‘Clausellina’ mandarin on four rootstocks

M. Angeles Forner-Giner 1*, Juan Jose Hueso 2, Jose Maria Agüera 2, Juan B. Forner 1

332-339

Salt tolerance of some tomato genotypes grown in Turkey

Ahmet Turhan 1*, Vedat Şeniz 2

340-347

Computer aided and interactive greenhouse design application

Kenan Buyuktas 1*, Sevket Yilmaz 2, Can Ertekin 3

348-355

The effect of dietary P level on the digestibility and output of P and nitrogen

Y. G. Zhang 1, Weiming Jiang 1,2, Lihua Tao 2*

356-359

Effects of calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide on the chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of soybean straw

Mohammad Khorvash 1, Shahryar Kargar 1, Taher Yalchi 2, Gholam Reza Ghorbani 1

360-368

Volume modeling of different types of pepper fruits with some physical characteristics

Murat Kilic 1*, M. Kadri Bozokalfa 2

369-375

Control of the anti-nutritive effect of non-starch polysaccharides from barley-based combined forage in broilers

Stef Lavinia*, Drinceanu Dan, Simiz Eliza, Stef Ducu, Julean Călin, Pandur Cosmin

376-382

Weaknesses of the emmer wheat genetic resources and possibilities of its improvement for low-input and organic farming systems

Petr Konvalina 1*, Ivana Capouchová 2, Zdeněk Stehno3, Jan Moudrý 1, Jan Moudrý Jr. 1

383-390

Phytoextraction of toxic metals by sunflower and corn plants

Petr Soudek , Šárka Petrová, Dagmar Benešová, Tomáš Vaněk*

391-398

Impact of promoting sustainable agriculture in Borno (PROSAB) program on adoption of improved crop varieties in Borno State of Nigeria

S. A. Bamire 1*, T. Abdoulaye 2, P. Amaza 3, A. Tegbaru 2, A. D. Alene 2, A. Y. Kamara 2

399-402

Effects of seed viability and water supply on leaf chlorophyll content and grain yield of maize (Zea mays)

Bahareh Dalil, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani *, Mohammad Moghaddam, Yaeghoob Raey

403-406

Improved growth and essential oil quality of Foeniculum vulgare by Azospirillum inoculation and nutrient seed priming

Bahram Mirshekari *, Negar Valizadeh, Arezoo Mirmozaffari Roudsari, Somayeh Hosseinian Maleki, Farhad Farahvash, Sahar Baser Kouchebagh

407-410

Effects of egg weight and length of storage period on chick weight and hatchability performance of pheasants (Phasianus colchicus)

Tamer Caglayan *, Sema Alasahan, Orhan Cetin, Kemal Kirikci, Aytekin Gunlu

411-414

Garlic white rot caused by Sclerotium cepivorum and its managing by soil solarization in Zanjan province, northwest Iran

Hossein Saremi 1*, Ali Ammarellou 2, Hanieh Saremi 3

415-421

Effect of different water stress on the yield and yield components of second crop corn in semiarid climate

Ersel Yılmaz, Selin Akçay, Talih Gürbüz, Necdet Dagdelen*, Fuat Sezgin

422-425

Effect of GA3 on dormancy breaking of ‘Marfona’ potato mini-tubers under greenhouse conditions

Fariborz Shekari 1*, Mohammad Bagher Khorshidi Benam 2, Sardar Germchi 3, Davoud Hassanpanah 4

426-429

Reflection of different application of potassium and iron fertilization on tomato yield and fruit quality in soilless medium

Filiz Öktüren Asrı 1, Sahriye Sönmez 2*

430-433

Model setting the micromineral supplementation values in heavy breed avian youth raised in organic system

Dan Drinceanu, Lavinia Ştef, Eliza Simiz, Călin Julean*, Ioan Luca, Florica Mic

434-438

Influence of humic acid on the antioxidant compounds in pepper fruit

Husnu Unlu *, Halime Ozdamar Unlu, Yasar Karakurt *

439-446

Modal analysis of agricultural machineries using finite element method: A case study for a V-belt pulley of a fodder crushing machine

H. Kursat Celik 1,2 , Mehmet Topakci 1, Murad Canakci 1, Allan E. W. Rennie 2, Ibrahim Akinci 1*

447-462

Manipulation of dietary nitrogen, amino acids and phosphorous to reduce environmental impact of swine production and enhance animal health

Yulong Yin*, Bie Tan

463-469

Characterization and genetic divergence in Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni clones based in agronomical and morphological characteristics

Edson T. Anami, Juliana P. Poletine *, Maria Celeste Gonçalves-Vidigal, Pedro S. Vidigal Filho, Giselly F. Lacanallo, Marcus V. Kvitschal, Adriana Gonela

470-472

Bacterial contamination in lettuce: Comparison of sewage water-irrigated plants to commercial products from Riyadh market, Saudi Arabia

Omar M. H. Shair

473-475

Impact of Sawah system on rice based farming system in Nigeria

Ayorinde Kolawole 1, Oladimeji Idowu Oladele 2*, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 3

476-480

Assessment of mechanical damage on apples with image analysis

Abdullah Beyaz *, Ramazan Ozturk, Ufuk Turker

481-487

In vitro and in vivo culturing impacts on the virulence characteristics of serially passed entomopathogenic fungi

Abid Hussain 1*, Ming-Yi Tian 1, Yu-Rong He 1, Lin Ruan 2, Sohail Ahmed 3

488-493

The influence of herbs in a feed dose on the content of bio-available silicon in cow’s milk

Karol Węglarzy 1.2*, Małgorzata Bereza 2

494-499

Effect of crop-screw parameters on rough rice grain damage in handling with a horizontal screw conveyor

H. Zareiforoush 1*, M. H. Komarizadeh 1, M. R. Alizadeh 2

500-505

Local Slovenian quartz sands have low insecticidal activity against rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae [L.], Coleoptera, Curculionidae) adults

Helena Rojht 1, Aleksander Horvat 2, Stanislav Trdan 1*

506-513

Effects of dietary protein level on intramuscular fat content and its fatty acid composition in lean and obese genotype finishing pigs

Xingguo Huang 1#, Hai-jun Xu 3#, Wan-ting Gu 2, Gangle Liu 4, Min Gong 6, Shu Xu-gang 5, Jinping Deng 1*, Zhi-qiang Liu 2*

514-518

Effects of digestible lysine levels on growth performance, serum metabolites and carcass composition in barrows

Jinping Deng 1, Feng Yang 2, Yulong Yin 3, Zhi-Qiang Liu 3, Fu-Yong Yan 2, Yu-Zhe Zhang 2, Zhiru Tang 2

519-523

Determination of factors affecting investment in agricultural sector of Iran

Majid Dahmardeh 1*, Issa Piri 2, Mehdi Dahmardeh 3

524-529

Application of sheep manure in saline-sodic soils of Northeast China 1-Effect on rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield and yield components

Miao Liu 1, 2, Zheng-wei Liang 1, 3*, Hong-yuan Ma 1, 3, Li-hua Huang 1, 3, Jing Bi 4, Xiao-yan Gu 1, 2, Ming-ming Wang 1, 2

530-534

Effect of irrigation water depth on rice growth and yield in a saline-sodic soil in Songnen plain, China

Ming-ming Wang 1, 2, Zheng-wei Liang 1, 3*, Zhi-chun Wang 1, 3, Li-hua Huang 1, 3, Hong-yuan Ma 1, 3, Miao Liu 1, 2, Xiao-yan Gu 1, 2

535-539

Effects of water deficit on nutrient content and grain protein of bread wheat genotypes

Mohammad Rezaei 1, Saeid Zehtab-Salmasi 1*, Nosratollah Najafi 1, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 1*, Mohammadreza Jalalikamali 2

540-544

UAE poultry farm premises ID and biosecurity

Moustafa A. Fadel, Ahmed S. Hussein *

545-549

Evaluation of some selected alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) lines for herbage yield and forage quality

Mustafa Avci *, Selehattin Çinar, Celal Yücel, İlker İnal

550-555

Effect of heights and submergence ratio of ponded raised bed on crop productivity in water-logged wetland

O. E. Essien *, Ema. O. Ekong

556-562

Estimating an optimal ratio of true digestible Ca:P in corn-rough-soybean meal-based diets for 20-50 kg growing pigs

Q. Hu 2, Lingyuan Yang 3, J. Fang 3, S. X. Wang 2, X. G. Shu 4, Z. Y. Deng 1, Gang Liu 5, M. Z. Fan 6, Z. Ruan 1*

563-568

Efficacy of ampelographic and phyllometric tools for the validation of grapevine Vitis vinifera L. biodiversity in Slovenia

Radojko Pelengić 1*, Denis Rusjan 2

569-571

Use of copper sulphate for controlling systemic contamination in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) cultures

K. Rajmohan 1, K. B. Soni 1, A. Swapna 1*, P. A. Nazeem 2, S. Shimi Suku 1

572-576

In vitro plant regeneration and bulblet formation of Tunceli garlic (Allium tuncelianum (Kollman) Özhatay, Matthew, Siraneci ) by shoot and root culture

Ruhsar Yanmaz 1, Ezgi Yazar 2, K. Yaprak Kantoğlu 3*, Aslı Alper 2

577-579

Direct detection of Dermatophilus congolensis from skin scabs of dermatophilosis infected animals by polymerase chain reaction

Samson J. Shaibu 1*, Haruna M. Kazeem 2, Usman S. Abdullahi 3, Muhammad Y. Fatihu 2, Bitrus Yakubu 4, Adesoji A. Makinde 1, Lami H. Lombin 1

580-583

Weight and egg quality correlation relationship on different age laying hens

Sreten Mitrovic 1*, Tatjana Pandurevic 2, Vesna Milic 2, Vera Djekic 3, Vladan Djermanovic 1

584-588

Differentiation of banana (Musa spp.) hybrids and somaclones from INIVIT, Cuba, through morphological descriptors

Teresa Ramírez Pedraza 1, Lianet González Díaz 1, Eliécer Reinaldo Álvarez 1, Sergio Fernández Peña 1, Ricardo Hernández Pérez 2, Dagoberto Guillen 3*

589-591

The frequency of pathogenic fungi genera in poultry feed

Vesna Krnjaja *, Ljiljana Stojanović, Snežana Trenkovski, Zorica Bijelić, Dušica Tomašević

592-596

Effects of nitrogen and soil moisture on nitrous oxide emission from an alfisol in Wuhan, China

Weihong Qiu, Jinshan Liu, Chengxiao Hu *, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan

597-601

Endogenous hormone in response to molybdenum in winter wheat roots under low temperature stress

Xuecheng Sun 1, 2, Chengxiao Hu 1, 2, Qiling Tan 2, Jinshan Liu 2, Hongen Liu 2

602-606

Effect of moisture content on some physical properties of safflower (var. Darab) seeds

Javad Tarighi *, Seyed Saeid Mohtasebi, Asghar Mahmoodi

607-609

Best duration for submersion of grapevine cuttings of rootstock 41B in water to increase root formation

Zeliha Gökbayrak *, Alper Dardeniz, Abdurrahman Arikan, Ulaş Kaplan

610-613

Physical, chemical and physicochemical properties of some lentil varieties grown in Turkey

M. S. Özer *, F. Kaya

614-615

Distribution of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV) in two major rainbow trout fry producing provinces of Iran with respect to clinically infected farms

Mehdi Raissy 1*, Hassan Momtaz 1, Mahsa Ansari 2, Manouchehr Moumeni 3, Mehdi Hosseinifard 4

616-625

Assessment of genetic variation among safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) accessions using agro-morphological traits and molecular markers

Seyed Afshin Safavi 1*, Seyyed Saeid Pourdad 2, Mohmmad Taeb 1, Mahmoud Khosroshahli 1

626-628

Multicriteria land suitability evaluation for barley by using GIS in Damghan plain (Northeast of Iran)

Shahram Ashraf 1*, Hossein Afshari 2, Ruzana Munokyan 1, Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi 3

629-634

The performance of irrigation automation system based on soil moisture level for pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) growth

Murat Yıldırım

635-638

Automating field data collection related to the soil moisture status

Pop Ioana 1*, Matei Florica 1, Stanca Liana 2, Budiu Viorel 1, Deak Jutka 1

639-650

Investigation on performance and intera-specific biodiversity of 54 oval cocoon strains of Iranian silkworm germplasm Bombyx mori based on reproductive characters

N. Najafi 1, A. R. Seidavi 2*, S. Z. Mirhosseini 3, S. Gharahveysi 1, M. Mavvajpour 4, M. Salehi Nezhad 1

651-654

Branch induction on apple (Malus domestica L.) nursery trees: Effects of Perlan (GA4+7+6BA) and pinching

Mustafa Bektaş 1, Nilda Ersoy 2*

655-659

The influence of coated urea on yield and quality of vegetable crops and nitrogen balance in calcareous Chao soil

Yousheng Xiong 1*, Jiafu Yuan 1, Ronggui Hu 2

660-665

Nopalito and forage productivity of Opuntia spp. and Nopalea sp. (Cactaceae) growing under greenhouse hydroponics system

Hugo Magdaleno Ramírez-Tobías 1, Juan Rogelio Aguirre-Rivera 2, Juan Manuel Pinos-Rodríguez 2, Juan Antonio Reyes-Agüero 2*

666-670

Broiler breeder age affects carrying eggs intensity, brood eggs incubation values and chicken quality

Vladan Ðermanović *, Sreten Mitrović, Milica Petrović

671-678

Prediction of farmers’ attendance at horticultural extension programs in Iran: Application of the theory of planned behavior

Ali Asadi 1, Morteza Akbari 2*, Khalil Kalantari 1, Abdolmotaleb Rezaei 2, Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi 2

679-682

Impact of primary soil tillage intensity on maize (Zea mays L.) seedbed formation and productivity parameters

Kęstutis Romaneckas 1*, Egidijus Šarauskis 2, Vytautas Pilipavičius 1, Aida Adamavičienė 1, Dovilė Avižienytė 1

683-688

Croplife-B and ethephon: Candidates for use in strawberry sustainable organic horticulture

Abbas F. Al-Jamali 1*, Saeed S. Al-Wardi 1, 2

689-691

Socio-economic analysis of dairy buffalo enterprises in Afyonkarahisar province in Turkey

Aytekin Günlü 1*, Hasan Çiçek 2, Murat Tandoğan 2

692-697

Effect of sand application and flushing during the sensitive stages on rice biomass allocation and yield in a saline-sodic soil

Ming-ming Wang 1, 2, Zheng-wei Liang 1, 3*, Zhi-chun Wang 1, 3, Li-hua Huang 1, 3, Hong-yuan Ma 1, 3, Miao Liu 1, 2, Xiaoyan Gu 1, 2

698-701

Effect of abscisic acid on cold tolerance in Brassica napus shoots cultured in vitro

Natalija Burbulis 1, Vaida Jonytienė 1, Ramunė Kuprienė 1, Aušra Blinstrubienė 1, Vytautas Liakas 2

702-704

The role of Azospirillum lipoferum bacteria in sustainable production of maize

Elnaz Davaran Hagh 1*, F. Rahimzadeh Khoii 1, Mostafa Valizadeh 1, Mohammad B. Khorshidi 2

705-708

A hybrid Fisher/SVM method for SNP discovery in Brassica oilseed rape

Huijuan Xiong 1, Xuehai Hu 1, Jingbo Xia 1, Ruiyuan Li 2, Feng Shi 1, Jinlin Meng 2, Zhi Li 1*

709-713

Effects of drip irrigation regimes on tomato fruit yield and water use efficiency

Y. M. Zhai 1, 2, X. H. Shao 1, 2*, W. G. Xing 1, 2, Y. Wang 1, T. T. Hung 3, H. L. Xu 4

714-716

New ways in using far-infrared radiations for agricultural production

Mirela Coman 1, Teodor Rusu 2

717-722

Risk and sustainability in tobacco production in Turkey

Handan Akcaoz*, Hatice Kizilay, Orhan Ozcatalbas

723-727

Intercropping effect of different vegetables on yield and some agronomic properties

Hüsnü Ünlü 1*, Nebahat Sari 2, İknur Solmaz 2

728-732

Influence of copper and sulphur applications on the growth and nutrient contents of tomato plants

Mustafa Kaplan, Sahriye Sonmez *, N. Kemal Sonmez, Harun Kaya

733-735

Characteristics of nutrient release kinetics for organic polymer-coated fertilizers

Y. S. Xiong 1*, J. F. Yuan 1, R. G. Hu 2

736-740

Chemical composition of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) grown in soils amended with different sources of animal manure to simulate organic farming conditions

Alaeddin B. Tahboub 1*, Taleb R. Abu-Zahra 2, Amal A. Al-Abbadi 2

741-746

The effects of slow-release nitrogen fertilization models on soil biological properties in rice-wheat cropping system

Guan Guan 1, Shuxin Tu 1*, Junchen Yang 2*, Jianfeng Zhang 2, Li Yang 3

747-750

Multiprobe soil compaction sensor: An acoustical approach

Abbas Moallemi-Oreh 1, Saeid Minaei 2*, Ahmad Sharifi-Malvajerdi 3, Ali Mohammad Borghaee 1

751-753

Farmers’ purchase intention of agricultural machinery, an application of the theory of planned behavior in China

Jianying Feng, Zetian Fu, Xiaoping Zheng, Weisong Mu*

754-758

The effect of climate changes on maize yield in a long-term fertilization experiment in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain of China

Qin Liu 1, 2*, Junfeng Zhang 1, 2, Mengjie Xu 2, Bin Zhang 1

759-766

Effects of dietary inclusion of soy oil on growth performance, carcass characteristics, serum metabolites, hormones and meat quality in finishing pigs

Jun Fang 1$ , Hai-Jun Xu 2, 3 $, Zhi-Qiang Liu 2, Wan-ting Gu 2, Bi-E Tang 2, Zhiqiang Liu 2*, Yongfei Wang 4, Ronghua Yin 4. M. Z. Fan 5

767-771

Higher heating values estimation of horticultural biomass from their proximate and ultimate analyses data

Tajana Kricka 1, Neven Voca 1*, Tea Brlek Savic 1, Nikola Bilandzija 2, Stjepan Sito 2

772-778

Efficiency and its determinant factors for smallholder farms in the Grain for Green Program on the Loess Plateau, China

Li Li 1*, Atsushi Tsunekawa 1, Mitsuru Tsubo 1, Atsushi Koike 2, Jijun Wang 3

779-782

The effect of dietary carob pods on nutrient digestibility in weaning, growing and fattening periods of pigs

Nikolaos V. Kotrotsios 1, Efterpi V. Christaki 2, Eleftherios M. Bonos 2, Panagiota C. Florou-Paneri 2*

783-789

Efficiency of zinc and iron application methods on sunflower

Elnaz Ebrahimian 1*, Ahmad Bybordi 2*, Bahman Pasban Eslam 2

790-794

Cultivation practices do not change the Salvia sclarea L. essential oil but drying process does

Giorgio Tibaldi, Emanuela Fontana, Silvana Nicola *

795-799

Antibiosis effects of 20 potato cultivars to the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Col. Chrysomelidae)

Akbar Ghassemi-Kahrizeh 1*, Gadir Nouri-Ganbalani 2, Nouradin Shayesteh 3, Iraj Bernousi 4

800-803

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) plays a role in the postprandial metabolism regulation in Duroc×Landrace×Large White growing barrows

Zheng Ruan 1*, Hai-jun Xu 2, Xu-gang Shu 3, Gang Liu 4*, Gong Min 1, 5, Zhi-qiang Liu 2*

804-809

Grafting cucumber seedlings on Cucurbita spp.: Comparison of different grafting methods, scions and their performance

Asuman Cansev, Mehmet Ozgur *

810-814

Interference of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.) in sunflower hybrids

Bahram Mirshekari *, Sahar Baser Kouchebagh, Negar Valizadeh, Arezoo Mirmozaffari Roudsari

815-819

A segmentation algorithm for the automatic recognition of tomato at harvest

Arman Arefi *, Asad Modarres Motlagh, Rahman Farrokhi Teimourlou

820-823

Genetic relationships among Turkish hexaploid oat genotypes using microsatellite markers

E. Banu Buyukunal Bal *, Pelin Vural

824-827

Evaluation of different levels of water stress in potato cultivars

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

828-831

Evaluation of the reaction of Alisma plantago-aquatica and some rice cultivars to Curvularia lunata in the north of Iran

Mohammad Reza Safari Motlagh *, Armin Javadzadeh

832-838

Optimization of combination of betaine, conjugated linoleic acid, methionine chromium and cysteamine as growth promoters in rat

Chaoyang Ying 1†, Hai-Jun Xu 2, 3†, Zhi-Qiang Liu 2, Anguo Zhou 1, Tie-Jun Li 2*, Xu-Gang Shu 4

839-841

The effect of Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on some leaf characteristics of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Eyyüp Mennan Yıldırım 1*, Aydın Ünay 2, Hasan Sungur Civelek 3

842-847

Analysis of energy use for fig production in Turkey

Ferit Cobanoglu

848-851

Effects of hydrogen peroxide and sodium hypochlorite on the chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of soybean straw

Mohammad Khorvash 1*, Shahryar Kargar 1 , Taher Yalchi 2, Gholam Reza Ghorbani 1

852-856

Ion accumulation and water relations in canola (Brassica napus L.) cultivars under salinity

Mahmoud Toorchi 1*, Rana Naderi 1, 2, Mohammad Reza Shakiba 1, Habib Kazemnia 2

857-860

Effects of drought stress and nitrogen nutrition on seed yield and proline content in bread and durum wheat genotypes

Farshad Sorkhi Lalelou *, Mohammad Reza Shakiba, Adel Dabbagh Mohammadi-Nassab, Seied Abolghasem Mohammadi

861-863

Association of yield and flag leaf photosynthesis among wheat recombinant inbred lines (RILs) under drought condition

Mohammadreza Azimi 1*, Hoshang Alizadeh 1, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh 2, Mohammadreza Naghavi 1

864-868

Determination of optimum slaughter weight and profitability of Brown Swiss cattle in Turkey

Mustafa Garip 1*, Ali Akmaz 1, Alper Yilmaz 1, Süleyman Dere 1, Tamer Çağlayan 1, Şeref İnal 1, Fatma İnal 2

869-872

Crop rotation and fertilization effect on barley yield grown in arid conditions

M. M. Al-Ajlouni 1*, Abdul Latief A. Al-Ghzawi 2, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha 3

873-878

The reduction of amylose content in rice grain and decrease of Wx gene expression during endosperm development in response to drought stress

Dong-Hua Liu, Jia-Liang Zhang, Jin-Hua Cao, Zhi-Hua Wang, Can Yu, De-Ming Jin *

879-881

Effects of red root pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.) interference on corn yield and yield components

Fariborz Shekari 1*, Mohammad Bagher Khorshidi Benam 2, Abdol Reza BirunAra 3

882-886

Intestinal and renal Type II NaPi co-transporter gene expression patterns in growing pigs fed with different levels of dietary calcium

Lingyuan Yang 1, 2, Shun-xiang Wang 1, Gong Min 3, Xu-gang Shu 4, Zhi-qiang Liu 1, Tiejun Li 1, Yulong Yin 1*

887-890

Scaling up adoption of sawah rice production technology through on-farm demonstrations and farmers field days in Nigeria

A. Kolawole 1, O. I. Oladele 2, T. Wakatsuki 3

891-893

Relation between physiological and some agronomic characteristics in selected genotypes of wheat in drought stress condition

M. R. Naroui Rad 1, Hawa Z. E. Jaafar 1*, Hossein Akbari Moghaddam 2, Omid Poodineh 2, Hossein Moayedi 1

894-897

Effects of different growing media on seedling quality and nutrient contents in pepper (Capsicum annuum L. var longum cv. Super Umut F1)

Halil Demir 1*, Ersin Polat 2, İlker Sönmez 1, Erdem Yılmaz 3

898-901

Pomological characteristics of selected promising mulberry genotypes (Morus sp.) from Northeast Anatolia

Emine Orhan 1, Sezai Ercisli 2

902-907

Study on the possibility of limiting the number of technological groups of lactating cows kept in a loose housing system

Karol Węglarzy 1, 2*, Małgorzata Bereza 2, Juliusz Kraszewski 1, Aneta Pellar 2

908-913

Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass) water extract effects as alone and integrated with current methods on weed control in soybean

Faezeh Movahedpour, Adel Dabbagh Mohammadi Nassab *, Mohammad Reza Shakiba, Saied Aharizad

914-919

PAH removal from Nigerian oil-based drill-cuttings with spent oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) substrate

Josiah M. Ayotamuno *, Reuben N. Okparanma, Davidson D. Davis, Mary Allagoa

920-925

Sunburn on apples is associated with increases in phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity as a function of the cultivar and areas of the fruit

Jose Antonio Yuri 1*, Amalia Neira 1, Alvaro Quilodran 1, Ivan Razmilic 2, Yoshie Motomura 3, Carolina Torres 1, Ivan Palomo 4

926-932

Analysis of genetic structure and diversity among lowland and mid-altitude adapted maize inbred lines with AFLP markers

Abebe Menkir *, Melaku Gedil, Jorge Franco

933-938

Effect of nitrogen rates and days of light exposure on greening evaluated by visual scale and chlorophyll meter of tubers of potato cultivars

Heder Braun 1*, Paulo Cezar Rezende Fontes 1, Camilo Busato 2, Paulo Roberto Cecon 3, Fabrício Silva Coelho 1, Marcelo Cleón de Castro Silva 1

939-944

Potential impact of edible tropical legumes on crop productivity in the small-holder sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

E. T. Gwata

945-948

Quantitative and qualitative traits of Gossypium hirsutum L. as affected by agronomic practices

Hakoomat Ali 1, Muhammad Naveed Afzal 2, Shakeel Ahmad 1*, Dilbaugh Muhammad 2, Zuhair Hasnain 1, Rashida Perveen 3, Mushtaq Hussain Kazmi 4

949-954

Effect of superior indole-3-acetic acid producing Rhizobia and the combination with Ag and L-Tryptophan on wheat growth indices under in vitro conditions

Hossein Ali Alikhani, Hassan Etesami*, Leila Mohammadi

955-958

A web-based expert system for identification of European Pinus sp.

Konstantinos Ioannou

959-964

Anatomical changes in the wood of Syzygium cumini exposed to coal-smoke pollution

Mahmooduzzafar 1, Said S. Hegazy 2, Ibrahim M. Aref 2, Muhammad Iqbal 1, 2*

965-967

Physico-chemical properties of well waters in Al-Yanfa village, Asir region, Saudi Arabia

Naif Abdullah Al-Harbi 1, 2

968-972

Continuous fermentative hydrogen production under various process conditions

Nima Nasirian 1*, Morteza Almassi 1, Saeid Minaei 1, Renatus Widmann 2

973-975

The evaluation of the importance of rural tourism extension for community development and Turkey

Orhan Ozcatalbas 1*, Sibel Mansuroğlu 2, I. Coşkun Ceylan3, Handan Akcaoz 1, Ilkay Kutlar 1

976-979

Iron oxide forms and distribution in a transect of Dasht-e-Tabriz soils, northwest Iran

Parisa Alamdari 1*, Ali Asghar Jafarzadeh 1, Shahin Oustan 1, Norier Toomanian 2

980-984

Effect of soil conservation measurements on runoff, erosion and plant production: A case study on steeplands from the Three Gorges Area, China

Qinxue Xu 1, Tianwei Wang 1, Zhaoxia Li 1*, Chongfa Cai 1, Zhihua Shi 1, Chen Jiang 2

985-990

Impacts of land cover changes on soil chemical properties in Taihang Mountian, China

Xiuping Liu 1, Wanjun Zhang 1*, Zhijun Liu 2, Fang Qu 1, Weifeng Song 3

991-995

Tradeoff approach of multiple objective analysis in the Haihe River Basin

Zhiguo Gan *, Hong Gan, Lin Wang, Jinjun You, Qilin Zhu

996-998

Comparative study on cultivation and yield performance of Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom) grown on different substrates (wheat straw and barley straw) and supplemented at various levels of spawn

Mehdi Dahmardeh 1*, Monir Dahmardeh 2, Reza Hossienabadi 3, Hossien Safarpoor 3, Majid Dahmardeh 4

999-1003

Phenological effects on forage quality of two halophyte species Atriplex leucoclada and Suaeda vermiculata in four saline rangelands of Iran

Ehsan Zandi Esfahan 1*, Mohammad Hassan Assareh 2, Mohammad Jafari 3, Ali Ashraf Jafari 2, Seyed Akbar Javadi 1, Ghader Karimi 2

1004-1009

Optimization of multipurpose serial reservoir systems operation in deluge, normal rainfall, and drought conditions (A case study of Aras River Basin, Iran)

Alireza Pilpayeh 1*, Habib Musavi Jahromi 2, Majid Raoof 3

1010-1015

Maku dam monitoring by comparison of results of instrumentation and computer software

Mirali Mohammadi 1, Mohammad Nabati 2, Mojtaba Noury 3*

1016-1019

Detection of chronic and acute bee paralysis viruses from Jordanian honeybee apiaries by reverse transcriptase PCR

Amal A. Al-Abbadi 1*, Dhia S. Hassawi 2, Saeid Abu-Romman 2, Saida A. Abu-Mallouh 2

1020-1023

A techno-economic evaluation of skidding operation by Timber jack 450C and Clark Ranger 666BDS in Caspian forests

Farshad Keivan Behjou

1024-1032

Change in gender relations: Managerial and transformative approaches of gender mainstreaming in agriculture

Amare Tegbaru 1*, John Fitzsimons 2, Barun Gurung 3, Helen Hambly Odame 2

1033-1036

Measuring the electrostatic charge of airborne particles

Emad A. Almuhanna 1*, Ronaldo G. Maghirang 2

1037-1041

Relay-intercropping into tomato decreases cabbage pest incidence

Q. C. Xu 1,3, H. L. Xu 1*, F. F. Qin 2, J. Y. Tan 1, G. Liu 3, S. Fujiyama 4

1042-1048

Comparative study on dissolved N and P loss and eutrophication risk in runoff water in contour and down-slope

Qian Ma 1, 2, Xingxiu Yu 2*, Guoan Lü 1, Qianjin Liu 2

1049-1052

Evaluating spatial redistribution of plant nutrients along a slope in an arable field in the Mediterranean region, Turkey

Z. Alagöz 1*, G. Melli Kadıgil 1, E. Yılmaz 2

1053-1056

Petrochemical sewage sludge effects on organic carbon and some physical quality indicators of a semiarid soil

Shokrollah Asghari

1057-1060

Changes of some soil properties by agricultural processing waste (soybean pulp) amendment

Erdem Yilmaz

1061-1064

APTS-DSS: Development of knowledge-based decision support system for trade risk management in aquatic product

Jinyou Hu 1, Wei Chen 1, Junjing Yuan 2, Jian Zhang 3*

1065-1071

The effects of social capital on farmers’ tendency to participate in the water users associations (Case study: Zanjan county)

Rohollah Rezaei 1*, Ehsan Gholifar 2, Omid Sharifi 3

1072-1080

Efficacy of Commiphora molmol against hepatic coccidiosis (Eimeria stiedae) in the domestic rabbit

Ebtisam M. Al-Mathal

1081-1085

Modelling of the technical progress impact on the Romanian agriculture

Romeo V. Ionescu, Liliana M. Moga *, Valentin M. Antohi

1086-1089

Using remote sensing to survey the distribution of saline arable land and its management in arid Yinchuan Plain, China

Rongqun Zhang 1*, Suhua Ma 2, Xiuni Wang 1, Chengjie Tang 2, Liming Liu 3, De Zhou 3

1090-1095

Germination and seedling growth of wild green vegetables under salinity and temperature conditions

A. Liopa-Tsakalidi

1096-1101

Performance of peanut cocoon strains of Iranian silkworm (Bombyx mori) germplasm with reference to reproductive characters

M. Salehi Nezhad 1, S.Z. Mirhosseini 2, S. Gharahveysi 1, M. Mavvajpour 3, A. R. Seidavi 4*

1102-1107

Effects of mixed-species leaf litter on litter decomposition and soil microbial communities in experimental subtropical plantation forest

Yan-Xin Liu 1, 2, 3, Si-Long Wang 1, 2*, Qing-Kui Wang 1, 2, Jian Zhang 1, 3

1108-1112

The effect of esterase activity in resistance of Aphis gossypii to selective insecticides

Hamideh Tabasian 1, Sultan Ravan 1, Ali Reza Bandani 2, Barat Ali Siahsar 3*

1113-1119

The role of sericulture extension for revitalizing of silkworm cocoon production in Iran

Mehdi Charmchian Langerodi 1*, Iraj Malekmohammadi 2, Mohammad Chizari 3, Alireza Seidavi 4

1120-1122

Possibilities to improve the cold start process of tractor engines fuelled with biodiesel

Florin Mariasiu *, Bogdan Varga

1123-1125

Anatomical studies of chilling tolerance in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) leaves

Shahidul Islam *, Ehiorobo Izekor, James O. Garner

1126-1129

Water deficit stress affects growth and some biochemical characteristics of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)

Sardar Germchi 1, Fariborz Shekari 2, Mohammad Bagher Hassanpooraghdam 3, Mohammad Bagher Khorshidi Benam 4*, Farid Shekari 5

1130-1133

Women academics and researchers in Turkish agriculture

Gülen Özdemır *, Emine Yilmaz

1134-1140

The content and correlation of copper, iron and zinc in the surface layer of the Croatian vineyard soils

Elda Vitanović *, Miro Katalinić, Sonja Kačić, Mirella Žanetić, Boško Miloš, Stipe Radinović

1141-1145

Surface temperature correction in TVDI to evaluate soil moisture over a large area

Hongjun Li 1, Chunqiang Li 2, Yong Lin 3, Yuping Lei 1*

1146-1155

Comparison of kriging, ANN and ANFIS models for spatial and temporal distribution modeling of groundwater contaminants

Ali Reza Farahmand 1*, Mohammad Manshouri 2, Abdolmajid Liaghat 3, Hossein Sedghi 2

1156-1157

Effect of slurry sequencing batch reactor for bioremediation of TPH contaminated soil

Seyed Mostafa Khezri 1*, Seyed Hamidreza Fatemi 1, Maryam Khalilzadeh Poshtegal 2, Saber Hasanlou 1

1158-1161

Use of aluminium anodizing sludge cake in manufacture of bricks

Seyed Mostafa Khezri 1*, Maryam Khalilzadeh Poshtegal 2, Sanaz Khoramipour 1, Parisa Ghafori 1

1162-1167

Distribution of clay minerals along a soil toposequence

M. Hajirasouli 1*, S. Mahmoodi 2, H. Torabi 3

1168-1173

Comparative attitude of civil engineering students towards environmental education in India and Iran

A. Lahijanian 1*, S. Renuka Devi 2, B. Mukhapadhyny 3

1174-1177

Effect of composted sewage sludge with organic garbage on planting watercress in red soil

Wei-dong Lu 1, 2, Xiao Zhou 1, 3, 4, Shao-qi Zhou 1, 3, 4, 5*

1178-1183

Growth responses of Lupinus termis to some plant growth promoting cyanobacteria and bacteria as biofertilizers

Sekina T. A. Tantawy, Nagwa M. Atef *

1184-1187

Trace elements in heart tissue of wild and fattened bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L. 1758) in the Turkish part of the Eastern Mediterranean

Fatih Percin 1*, Ozlem Sogut 2

1188-1192

Place of fountains in urban space: A case study in Erzurum city, Turkey

Serkan Özer *, Neslihan Demircan

1193-1198

Studies on the biodegradation capacity of 14C-labelled glyphosate in vine plantation soils

Ersilia Alexa *, Renata Sumalan, Monica Negrea, Mihaela Bragea, Mariana-Atena Poiana, Isidora Radulov, Aurel Lazureanu

1199-1202

Effect of organic matter sources on micronutrients and heavy metals accumulation in soil

Taleb R. Abu-Zahra *, Samih M. Abubaker, Alaeddin B. Tahboub, Amal A. Al-Abbadi

1203-1207

Genetic diversity and population structure of Iranian wild Pleurotus eryngii species-complex strains revealed by URP-PCR markers

Mahdi Behnamian 1, Seyed Abolghasem Mohammadi 2*, Anton Sonnenberg 3, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh 4, Azizollah Alavi 5, Patrick Hendrickx 3

1208-1211

Market value vs. legal value in land use change in Spain

Baldomero Segura 1, Jose Luis Pérez-Salas 1, Roberto Cervelló 1, Fernando Vidal 2*

1212-1215

Centaurea yaltirikii subsp. dumanii subsp. nov. (C. sect. Pseudoseridia, Asteraceae) in Marmara region of Turkey

Necmi Aksoy 1*, Ebru Ataşlar 2, Asuman Efe 3, Neval Güneş 1

1216-1219

Study on international environmental law and governance: Focusing on Basel Convention and role of precautionary principle

Abdullah Sulaiman 1, 2, Muhammad Rizal Razman 3*

1220-1225

Removal of lead, cadmium and manganese from liquid solution using water lily (Nymphaea alba)

Elahe Javadi 1*, Faramarz Moattar 1, Abdol Reza Karbassi 2, Seiied Masoud Monavari 1

1226-1232

Combination of indexing system method with analytical hierarchy process to assess the environmental risks in gas-transfer pipe lines

Seyed A. Jozi 1*, Mahdi Irankhahi 2

1233-1236

Antimicrobial activity of crude ethanolic extract from Eleutherine americana

Beatrice O. T. Ifesan 1, Darah Ibrahim 2, Supayang P. Voravuthikunchai 1, 3*

1237-1240

Origin and concentrations of heavy metals in agricultural land around aluminium industrial complex

Samira Ghiyasi 1*, Abdolreza Karbassi 2, Faramarz Moattar 3, Soroush Modabberi 4, Mohammad Bagher Sadough 5

1241-1246

Implement of filter to remove the autocorrelation’s influence on the Mann-Kendall test: A case in hydrological series

Chiyuan Miao 1, 2, 3, Jinren Ni 1, 2*

1247-1252

Effect of Melia azedarach L. extract on Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) and its biocontrol agent Diglyphus isaea (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)

Efat M. Abou-Fakhr Hammad 1, H. Heather J. McAuslane 2

1253-1258

Monitoring the progress in Turkey’s adoption of the acquis on agriculture and rural development

Sibel Mehter Aykin

1259-1264

Advantages of integrated management system in educational centers

Jafar Nouri, Majid Abbaspour, Mina Torabi Fard *, Iraj Mohammad Fam

1265-1271

The response of antioxidant enzyme activity, growth and yield of pepper and watermelon plants to a single application of simulated acid rain

Eun-Young Choi 1, Ji-Hye Moon 2, Woo-Moon Lee 2, Sun-Hye Son 2, Sang-Gyu Lee 2, Il-Hwan Cho 2*

1272-1275

A survey on biochemical effects of industrial air pollution on Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.

Seyyed Mansour Seyyednejad *, Haniyeh Koochak

1276-1279

Evaluation of the toxicity and repellency of Dimilin, Sevin and Dimecron against Postelectrotermes pasniensis

Sultan Ravan

1280-1284

Heavy metal contamination of sediments in mangrove forests of the Persian Gulf

Ali Davari *, Afshin Danehkar, Nematolah Khorasani, Hadi Poorbagher

1285-1290

Water consumption management using WEAP and conceptual models (Case study: Golestan province – Iran)

Naser Moharam Nejad 1, Amir Hosein Javid 1, Abdol-Reza Karbasi 2, Seyed Masoud Monavari 1, Sahar Rezaian 1*

1291-1296

Cold stratification, fluctuating temperatures and removal of the glumes significantly improved germination of Leymus chinensis

Hongyuan Ma 1, 2, Zhengwei Liang 1, 2*, Shuhong Wang 3, Lihua Huang 4

1297-1299

Nutritional analysis of six forest species grown in two different edaphological conditions in a Mediterranean environment: II. Do pigments serve as a non-destructive diagnostic method?

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

1300-1304

Fisheries sustainability assessment in Guilan province, Iran

Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari

1305-1312

Behaviour of cadmium derived from sewage effluent irrigation and impact on tomato growth depend on soil physicochemical characteristics

Omar Khodjet Kesba 1*, Leila Souad Bahbouh 2, Samir Yahiaoui 2

1313-1325

Spatial variability of soil and plant nutrients and their influence on maize grain yield

G. B. Saleh 1, T. D. Min 1, W. D. Noordin 1, R. A. Halim 1*, A. R. Anuar 2

1326-1328

System of rainwater collection, storage and pumping

Constantin Nicolescu 1, Sorin Cimpeanu 2, Roxana Dana Bucur 3*, Floarea Burnichi 4, Gheorghe Sovaiala 1

1329-1335

Phosphorus fractions and soil release in alternately waterlogged and drained environments at the water-fluctuation-zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir

Limin Ma *, Duolikun Rena, Ming Zhang, Jianfu Zhao

1336-1344

Development of blades for rotary tiller for use in Thai soils

Tanya Niyamapa *, Sirisak Chertkiattipol

1345-1351

Water implications of selected energy crops cultivated on a field scale

Robert Borek *, Antoni Faber, Jerzy Kozyra

1352-1356

Utilization of Bakuhan seki for the removal of cationic dye from aqueous solutions

Sheheli Islam *, Katsumi Ishikawa

1357-1358

Forest floor accumulation and nutrient dynamics in pine plantations regenerated post fire with varying forest floor

Kyriaki Kitikidou 1*, Nikolaos Arambatzis 2

1359-1363

An assessment of drought extent and impacts in agriculture sector in Pakistan

Shakeel Ahmad Anjum 1, Long-chang Wang 1*, Jalaladeen Salhab 2, Imran Khan 3, M. F. Saleem 4

1364-1366

Investigating factors affecting attraction of teafarmers in groups of pressure irrigation system (Case study of Lahijan County, Iran)

Ebrahimi Mohammad Sadegh 1*, Kalantari Khalil 2

1367-1372

Assessment of the grassland degradation in the southeastern part of the source region of the Yellow River from 1994 to 2001

Jalalaldeen Salhab 1, Jianli Wang 1*, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum 2, Yunxuan Chen 2

1373-1377

Effects of boron-adsorbed goethite on soil acidity, the availability of soil boron in acid soils and rape (Brassica napus L.) growth

Jingzhen Cui 1, Liying Ren 1, Duanwei Zhu 1*, Mingjian Geng 1, David Hamilton 2

1378-1382

Natural vs. artificial Christmas trees: Age effects on households decoration behaviour

Irene Ch. Kamenidou 1*, Garyfallos D. Arabatzis 2, Athanasios Ch. Batzios 3

1383-1387

Isolation and characterization of the petII promoter of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans

Yu Yang, Zhiying Huang, Mengxue Diao, Guanzhou Qiu *

1388-1393

Relationship between sustainable farming and agricultural training: The case of Pella prefecture (Northern Greece)

Miltiadis Chalikias 1*, Ioannis Kalaitzidis 2, Georgios Karasavvidis 3, Eleftherios-Foteinos Pechlivanis 4

1394-1396

Biodiversity in Nigeria: Non-consumptive values perspective

B. N. Ejidike