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Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science (BJAS)® is a peer-reviewed, open access, online and print journal, issued bimonthly. It has been published in English since 1995. It publishes original research papers, review articles and brief communications from all areas of agricultural science including agricultural economics, agroecology, agrochemisty and soil science, crop science, plant protection, animal science, veterinary medicine, fisheries and aquaculture, agricultural engineering, food technologies and other related areas.

ISSN 1310-0351 - print
ISSN 2534-983X - online

Publisher: Agricultural Academy of Bulgaria
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Martin Banov
Executive editor: Snezhana Besarabova
E-mail: bjas_sb@abv.bg
Web: www.agrojournal.org

Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
125, Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd., Block 1
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Print preparation: Ivo Nikov
Printing:BPS Ltd

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Volume 27 Number 3 June 2021


Assessing governance aspect of agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria

Hrabrin Bachev, Bojidar Ivanov and Angel Sarov

Trade performance of the ten most traded agri-food products between Nigeria, EU28 and ECOWAS

Nahanga Verter, Ivo Zdrahal, Barbora Dankova and Winifred Udende

Empowerment strategies for coffee farmers based on the SOAR Analysis: A case study in the Dieng Mountains

Dewi Dzakiroh, Suwarto and Heru lrianto


Value chain coordination and standards: the case of greenhouse vegetables in Albania

Remzi Keco and Irena Gjika

Analysis of the motivation of agricultural workers in Bulgaria and Hungary

Peter Karacsony and Mikhail V. Vinichenko

Agriculture supply chain performance and added value of cocoa: a study in Kare village, Indonesia

Pawana Nur Indah, Risqi Firdaus Setiawan, Hamidah Hendrarini, Endang Yektingsih and Rifan Jefri Sunarsono


Assessment of physicochemical and аgrochemical indicators of the composting process

Mariana Hristova, Milena Harizanova and Irena Atanassova

Use of cell selection tools in the creation of agricultural crop varieties resistant to abiotic stress

Irina Аnikina, Elena Oves, Zhanna Adamzhanova and Nursultan Kaynidenov


Influence of diatomite and its combinations with manure on the fertility of leached black earth soil (chernozem) and on the yield of vegetable crops

Elena Evgenievna Kuzina, Alexander Nikolaevich Arefyev and Evgeny Nikolaevich Kuzin

Growing of green beans in open field by application of biofertilizers

Hriska Boteva, Tsvetanka Dintcheva and Boyan Arnaoudov

Allelopathic tolerance in broad bean (Vicia faba L.) accessions to Sorghum halepense extracts

Natalia Georgieva


Chickpea plant model for the climatic conditions of the Sadovo region according to the yield components

Sofia Petrova

Assessment of initial material for stevia selection (Stevia rebaudiana B.)

Ahmed Mehmed, Stanimir Enchev and Stanislav Bozhimirov


Genetic variation of gliadins and some quality characteristics in spelt wheat

Gergana Desheva, Bozhidar Kyosev, Maria Sabeva and Manol Deshev

Physiologic specialization of Puccinia triticina Erikss. and effectiveness of Lr genes in Bulgaria

Vanya Ivanova, Stilyana Velikova and Dimitrina Nikolova


Role of medicinal plants as green pesticides against Alternaria blight

Surbhi Gupta and Nidhi Didwania

Cytotoxic and mutagenic effects of pesticides Verita WG and Actara 25 WG on sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and onion (Allium cepa L.)

Teodora Popova, Penka Vasileva, Ivan Stoyanov, Iliyana Ilieva, Teodora Staykova and Evgeniya Ivanova


Technological framework for precise management of the system “soil-plants-ground atmosphere”

Martin Banov, Nikola Kolev and Pavel Milenov

Effects of different irrigation technologies on irrigation scheduling and production of onion

Vesela Petrova-Branicheva

Effect of mineral and organic fertilization on the dynamics of biomass accumulation of sugar and fodder beet

Elena Dimcheva, Stanimir Enchev and Tzvetan Kikindonov


Determination of heavy metals in liver and skeletal muscles of pigs and calves: experience from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edhem Haskovic, Tidza Muhic-Sarac, Maja Lukic, Maja Marjanovic, Sabina Zero and Erna Islamagic

Feeding ewe lambs replacing sunflower meal with soybeans and peas

Ina Stoycheva

Ultrasonographic study of the plantar region of the hindlimb in a pure breed Catalan donkey

Pеre Miquel Parés-Casanova and Laura Junquera-Muñoz


Characterization of Escherichia coli strains isolated from pigs in semi-industrial swine farm importing gilts pigs from Western European country

Albena Dimitrova, Simeon Yordanov and Krasimira Petkova


Production of a pasteurized functional drink containing wheatgrass and apple juice

Arbenita Hasani, Renata Kongoli, Artiona Laze, Olga Popovska and Edmond Rexhepi


Construction of green roofs and walls, hanging gardens and water cascade for an extension between the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland

Yanko Aleksandrov