Archive Volume 23

Number 1

Agricultural Economics

Sustainability level of Bulgarian farms

Bachev, H.

Received December, 17, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


The Common Agricultural Policy and employment opportunities in Romanian rural areas: the role of agritourism

Galluzzo, N.

Received January, 9, 2017; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Fruits value chain and distribution channels in Kosovo

Gjokaj, E., K. Halimi, V. Xhabali, D. Imami and M. Gjonbalaj

Received September, 1, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Between local and global: A geographical analysis of Italian agro-food system of innovation

Ferrara, G.

Received October, 6, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Drivers of production and efficiency of onion cultivation in Bangladesh

Anik, A. R., Md. A. Salam and S. Rahman

Received January, 2, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


A survey on traditional cheese production and diversity in Kosovo

Bytyqi, H., K. Berisha, A. Hamidi, D. Sylejmani and M. Thaqi

Received September, 11, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Agricultural Extension

The effects of job training on farm incomes: the case of the Kentucky tobacco in Benevento area

Coppola, A. and S. Ianuario

Received October, 18 , 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Plant Science

Potential of chilli varieties under chemical and organic agricultural systems in Thailand

Benchasri, S. and S. Simla

Received June, 28, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Some physiological parameters in mixtures of cocksfoot and tall fescue with subterranean clover

Vasileva, V. and A. Ilieva

Received February, 19, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Comparison of Water Pillow and drip irrigation systems for tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) production under greenhouse conditions in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey

Altunlu, H., Y. Ayranci and S. Gercek

Received February, 17, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Walnut propagation using a hot water installation and growing the obtained plants in containers

Gandev, S.

Received October, 7, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Lactic acid bacteria and enzyme production in silage of guinea grass (Panicum maximum)

Wichai, S. and K. Soytong

Received June, 16, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Plant Genetics

Correlation between the ranking of winter wheat genotypes by grain yield and stability through various statistical approaches

Gubatov, T., N. Tsenov and I. Yanchev

Received December, 30, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2 017


Plant Pathology and Protection

Study of tolerance to tomato spotted wilt virus in tomato genotypes with anthocyanins content

Dikova, B., E. Balacheva and B. Atanassova

Received February, 17, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


New Lithuanian potato varieties and their resistance to Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary

Asakaviciute, R., A. Kacergius and A. Razukas

Received January, 25, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Ecology, Agrochemistry and Soil Science

Role of coenotic relations in the formation of plant communities (on the example of the lower layers of forests of the north-east of Ukraine).

Kovalenko, I. M.

Received April, 18, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


The effect of different types of organic fertilizers on growth and yield of Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench (okra).

Khandaker, M. M., N. Jusoh, N. H. Al A. Ralmi and S. Z. Ismail

Received December, 26, 2015; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Comparative reclamation effi ciency of gypsum and sulfur for improvement of salt affected.

Ahmed, K., G. Qadir, A.-R. Jami, A. I. Saqib, M. Q. Nawaz, M. A. Kamal and Ehsan-Ul-Haq

Received April, 26, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Animal Genetics

Mucin2 gene expression in the chicken intestinal goblet cells are affected by dietary essential oils

Zeinali, S., S. Ghazanfari and M. A. Ebrahimi

Received November, 23, 2015; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Veterinary Science

Study on the seasonal dynamics of lungworm infections in small ruminants slaughtered in Tiaret (Algeria)

Kouidri, M., S. S. M. Selles, A. Boulkaboul, C. Khellil, H. Belcacem and Z. Nouar


Fisheries and Aquaculture

Reproductive process in Bulgarian trout farms in relation to the prevention of M74 syndrome

Atanasov, V., Y. Staykov, M. Tzanova, E. Valkova, B. Krastev and Zh. Dimitrov

Received December, 19, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Effect of stocking density on growth performance, feed conversion and fish production of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), cultivated in raceways

Stoyanova, St. N. and Y. S. Staykov

Received May, 30, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Food Science

Case study of staphylococcal enterotoxin poisoning after consumption of ready-to-eat roasted chicken products

Ivanova, T. N., E. M. Gyurova and H. Y. Daskalov

Received November, 7, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Multifactorial modeling of the flux during ultrafiltration of strawberry extract

Dushkova, M., A. Dinchev, K. Mihalev, M. Miteva-Petrova and S. Petrov

Received November, 9, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Agricultural Engineering

New solution – refrigerators for fruits and vegetables with elastic wall protection

Aleksandrov, Y.

Received July, 8, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Number 2

Agricultural Economics

Competitiveness in global agri-food trade: The case of peanuts

Jambor, A. and A. Gibba

Received December, 13, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Economics of dual-purpose dairy cattle under various milk pricing systems

Michaličkova, M., Z. Krupova and E. Krupa

Received October, 13, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


An integrated hydro-economic modeling to evaluate marketing reform policies of agricultural products

Darani, H. R., M. Kohansal, M. R. Ghorbani and M. Saboohi

Received October, 16, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Economic assessment of technical maintenance in grain production of Ukrainian agriculture

Vasylieva, N. and A. Pugach

Received October, 31, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Plant Science

Mineral composition of forage crops in respect to dairy cow nutrition

Marijanušić, K., M. Manojlović, D. Bogdanović, R. Čabilovski and P. Lombnaes

Received November, 22, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Effects of zinc foliar nutrition on ‘Gala’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh) fruit quality

Gianguzzi, G., G. Liguori, G. Sortino, G. Piva and V. Farina

Received February, 22, 2017 ; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Allelopathic activity of some parasitic weeds

Marinov-Serafimov, Pl., I. Golubinova, Sht. Kalinova, M. Yanev and A. Ilieva

Received February, 13, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Ecological and faunistic arthropods complexes of mustard agrobiocenoses in Lower Volga region

Ivantsova, E. A., N. V. Tyutyuma, N. V. Onistratenko and A. V. Kholodenko

Received July, 27, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Approach grafting of durian seedling with variation of multiple rootstock

Yuniastuti, E., B. A. Annisa, Nandariyah and Sukaya

Received August, 9, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Ecology, Agrochemistry and Soil Science

Gully and rill erosion in the National park „Central Balkan”

Malinov, I. and D. Ilieva

Received December, 7, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


The relation between exotic mammals and birds and agriculture productions in Italy: modern containment strategies

Sicuro, B., E. Valle, P. Costa, P. Mussa and M. Tarantola

Received August, 28, 2016; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Influence of copper and Fusarium Culmorum on metal solubility and wheat uptake in Alluvial-meadow soil

Atanassova, I., Tz. Vatchev, E. Atanassova, Z. Petkova, L. Nenova and Ts. Simeonova

Received November, 25, 2016; accepted for printing March,10, 2017


Lettuce response to nitrogen fertilizers and root mycorrhization

Mitova, I., L. Nenova, I. Stancheva, M. Geneva, M. Hristozkova and J. Mincheva

Received June, 29, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Assessment chemical properties of soil in intercropping using ANN and ANFIS models

Dahmardeh, M., B. Keshtegar and J. Piri

Received October, 16, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Suppressive potential of some perennial grasses on the growth and development of Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Vladimirov, V., M. Valkova, S. Maneva and S. Milanova

Received July, 3, 2016; accepted for printing March, 2, 2017


Animal Science

Comparison of the rumen degradability and intestinal digestibility of DM and CP of dried distillers’ by-products from Bulgarian distillery companies

Nedelkov, K., N. Todorov, D. Girginov, M. Simeonov and S. Ribarski

Received January, 9, 2017; accepted for printing January, 13, 2017


Ethological study of free-range hens with Zinc and vitamin C supplemented diet

Bozakova, N., V. Gerzilov and L. Sotirov

Received January, 29, 2017; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


The use of vitamin-mineral preparation in the feeding of sows for reproduction level

Perevozchikov, A., S. Batanov and N. Atnabaeva

Received May, 8, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Changes in the expression of the aromatase and superovulatory response in mice treated with the feed additive Provit E10% Super

Mladenova, V., D. Abadjieva, A. Shumkis, A. Shimkine and E. Kistanova

Received November, 7, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Vascular-platelet interaction in pregnant cows

Medvedev, I. N.

Received May, 9, 2016; accepted for printing March, 2, 2017


Veterinary Science

The effect of vitamin H in aseptic laminitis prevention and its impact on blood indicators in dairy cows

Mazreku, N., D. Sylejmani, A. Hamidi and A. Robaj

Received December, 22, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Food Science and technologies

Comparative study on the possibilities of incorporating olive oil and natural fennel extract in fermented milks

Ivanova, M., G. Kostov, T. Balabanova, R. Vlaseva, G. Uzunova and M. Poirieux

Received November, 25, 2016; accepted for printing January, 9, 2017


Investigation of process characteristics during diafiltration of ultrafiltration whey retentate from kashkaval production

Dushkova, M., S. Kozludzhova, K. Dinkov, M. Miteva-Petrova, S. Petrov and N. Menkov

Received March, 2, 2017; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Effects of capsule materials on the textural and sensory characteristics of Kashar cheese ripened with encapsulated lipase and protease

Akin, M. S. and M. B. Guler-Akın

Received April, 15, 2016; accepted for printing Januar y, 9, 2017


Improvement of texture profi le attributes of cooked sausage type “krenvirsh”

Chorbadzhiev, P., G. Zsivanovits, D. Gradinarska, K. Danov and K. Valkova-Jorgova

Received June, 27, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Agricultural Engineering

Effect of moisture content, clearance and machine type on some qualitative characteristics of rice (Tarm Hashemi) cultivar

Alwan-Alsharifi, S. K., A. Arabhosseini, M. H. Kianmehr and A. M. Kerani

Received May, 15, 2016; accepted for printing March, 2, 2017


Number 3

Agricultural Economics

Costs-benefits analysis of a small-scale biogas plant and electric energy production

Salerno, M., F. Gallucci, L. Pari, I. Zambon, D. Sarri and A. Colantoni

Received February, 6, 2017; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Are agricultural subsidies efficient tool for agricultural sector of the Republic of Macedonia?

Trendov, N. M., O. Kehinde and P. Mile

Received October, 3, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Effects of the regional concentration of Bulgarian apiculture

Aleksiev, G., N. Kostadinova and N. Petrova

Received July, 11, 2016; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


The effect of farm size on profitability of laying poultry farms in Kosovo

Ymeri, P., F. Sahiti, A. Musliu, F. Shaqiri and M. Pllana

Received February, 21, 2017; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Plant Science

Plants adaptation to drought environment

Al-Tawaha, A. R., M. A. Turk, Y. M. Abu-Zaitoon, S. H. Aladaileh, I. M. Al-Rawashdeh, S. Alnaimat, A. R. M. Al-Tawaha, M. H. Alu’datt and M. Wedyan

Received December, 26, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Phenolic composition of Vranec grapevine cultivar (Vitis vinifera L.) grafted on different rootstock

Nedelkovski, D., J. Cvetković, K. Beleski and H. Poposka

Received March, 17, 2017; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Effects of naphthalene acetic acid and gibberellic acid on plant physiological characteristics of wax apple (var. Jambu madu)

Khandaker, M. M., I. Awang and S. Z. Ismail

Received December, 25, 2015; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Plant Genetics

Development of ISSR markers for a Bulgarian Tomato Breeding Collection aiming to improve antioxidant compounds in fruits

Angelov, M., B. Ivanova, A. Pavlov, D. Ganeva, Zh. P. Danailov and B. M. Bojinov

Received December, 23, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Ecology, Agrochemistry and Soil Science

Uncertainties of apparent thermal diffusivity of alluvial-meadow soil estimated by different numeric methods

Doneva, K. and M. Kercheva

Received December, 12, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Enhancing nutrients use efficiency and grain yield of Zea mays L. cultivated on a tropical acid soil using paddy husk compost and clinoptilolite zeolite

Latifah, O., O. H. Ahmed and N. M. A. Majid

Received February, 12, 2017; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Carbon sequestration in water-stable aggregates under biochar and biochar with nitrogen fertilization

Šimanský, V., J. Horák, P. Kováčik and D. Bajčan

Received June, 13, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Comparison of several arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) symbiotic asso-ciations in heavy metal polluted soil

Hristozkova, M., I. Stancheva, M. Geneva and M. Boychinova

Received October, 19, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


The assessment of soil quality at paddy fields in Merauke, Indonesia

Supriyadi, S., P. Purwanto, A. Sarijan, Y. Mekiuw, R. Ustiatik and R. R. Prahesti

Received December, 29, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Nitrogen removal assessment in omitted plot trials with wheat and barley

Valeva, N. and Y. Stamenov

Received December, 14, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Animal Science

Seed germination test as a potential pregnancy diagnosis method for domestic cattle

Skálová; I., T. Fedorova and E. Baranyiová

Received March, 1, 2017; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


In situ rumen degradability and intestinal digestibility of two different types of rapeseed meal

Nedelkov, K., N. Todorov, M. Simeonov, D. Girginov and G. Ganchev

Received April, 8, 2017; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Linear type traits for feet and legs, their relation to health traits connected with them, and with productive and reproductive traits in dairy cows

Penev, T., I. Marinov, Zh. Gergovska, J. Mitev, Tch. Miteva, D. Dimov and R. Binev

Received March, 16, 2017; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Nutrient digestibility determination of Cassava, Leucaena, Stylosanthes, Moringa and Trichanthera leaf meals in chickens

Hien, T. Q., T. T. Hoan, M. A. Khoa, T. T.Kien, P. T.Huong and H. T. H.Nhung

Received April, 3, 2017; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Analysis of changes in the quality characteristics of growing-finishing pigs of commercial production, raised in Eastern Bulgaria

Nakev, J. and T. Nikolova

Received November, 7, 2016; accepted for printing March, 10, 2017


Fisheries and Aquaculture

Temporal influence of spawning on serum biochemical parameters in brown trout Salmo trutta (Teleostei: Salmoni-dae)

Suljević, D., A. Alijagić and E. Islamagić

Received November, 5, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Agricultural Engineering

Choosing classifier for weed identification in sugarcane fields through images taken by UAV

Yano, I. H., W. E. Santiago, J. R. Alves, L. T. M. Mota and B. Teruel

Received April, 4, 2017; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


New solution – refrigerators for fruits and vegetables that use solar energy to achieve positive temperatures

Aleksandrov, Y.

Received July, 8, 2016; accepted for printing May, 3, 2017


Agricultural Extension

The knowledge transfer in the agricultural sector in South-Central region of Bulgaria

Dirimanova, V. and T. Radev

Received November, 30, 2016; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Behaviours of consumers on EU Eco-label: a case study for Romanian consumers

Gökirmaklı, Ç., M. Bayram and E. Tigan

Received July, 31, 2016; accepted for printing May, 2, 2017


Number 4

Agricultural Economics

Agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria – economic, social andecological aspects Smith

Bachev, H., B. Ivanov, D. Toteva and E. Sokolova

Received June, 2, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


An analysis of agricultural development and emigration in Romania using the Self Organizing Maps

Galluzzo, N.

Received May, 16, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Management of inter-farm use of agricultural machinery based of the logistical system “BOA”

Velychko, O. and L. Velychko

Received December, 29, 2016; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Economic analysis and management of bread waste from producers: results of a survey conducted in Sicily (Italy)

Lanfranchi, M., C. Giannetto and V. Dimitrova

Received June, 20, 2017; accepted for printing June, 21, 2017


Effect of social factors in stochastic frontier profit of organic rice farming in Boyolali

Sudrajat, I. S., E. S. Rahayu, Kusnandar and Supriyadi

Received February, 25, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Plant Science

Influence of rootstocks on mineral composition of apple cultivar Granny Smith

Gjamovski, V., J. Cvetković, T. Stafilov and K. B. Andonovska

Received March, 17, 2017; accepted for printing May, 17, 2017


Answering of cultivars from coriander to different spaces as the presence and absence of thinning

Crispim, J. F., J. S. S. Lima, L. I. F. De Andrade, P. C. A. Linhares and J. A. De M. Araùjo

Received May, 27, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Agrobacterium rhizogenes – mediated hairy root induction in garlic

Moradi, F., M. Z. Mehrjerdi and K. Vahdati

Received April, 23, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Plant Genetics

The estimation of new cotton lines obtained with participation of introgressive form

Egamberdieva, S. A.

Received May, 19, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Application of the independent subjective evaluation method of the hybrid material in the breeding of sesame (Sesamum indicum L)

Stamatov, S., St. Ishpekov, M. Deshev and R. Zajakov

Received December, 1, 2016; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Plant Pathology and Protection

New data of Bulgarian parasitoid entomofauna and contributions to host-parasitoid interactions

Velcheva, N., A. Atanassov and Zh. Ilieva

Received February, 3, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


First report of root and lower stem rot caused by Drechslera sorokiniana on einkorn in Bulgaria

Yanashkov, I. T. and T. D. Vatchev

Received June, 1, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Agrochemistry and Soil Science

The effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza and organic manure on soybean growth and nutrient content in Indonesia

Samanhudi, S., A. Yunus, B. Pujiasmanto, V. R. Cahyani and D. S. Lestariana

Received April, 4, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Phosphorus and potassium removal assessment in omitted plot trials with wheat and barley

Stamenov, Y. and N. Valeva

Received December, 14, 2016; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Animal Science

Comparative study on morphological qualities of eggs from new autosexing layer hybrids for free range poultry farming system

Kaliasheva, K., M. Oblakova, P. Hristakieva, N. Mincheva and M. Lalev

Received November, 17, 2016; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


The effect of some leaf meal kinds as a supplement in the basal diet on Luong Phuong broiler performance

Hien, T. Q; T. T. Hoan, M. A. Khoa, T. T.. Kien and T. Q. Trung

Received June, 1, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Feeding Artemisia sieberi, coriander and clove essential oils alters muscle lipid oxidation in broiler chicken

Rahiminiat, F., S. Ghazanfari, Z. Mohammadi and S. D. Sharifi

Received November, 6, 2016; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Ecological implications of phytase added to normal and deficient available phosphorus diets of laying hens measured by N and P excretion

Kamberi, M., S. Muji, A. Kryeziu, R. Kastrati and N. Mestani

Received March, 24, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Determining effect of straw and inoculant addition on silage quality of sugar beet leaves silage

Alhan, R. and A. Can

Received April, 11, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Changes in pre and post puberty levels of progesterone, estradiol and ghrelin in gilts

Marchev, Y., M. Chervenkov, V. Mladenova, D. Abadjieva and E. Kistanova

Received December, 12, 2016; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


The accuracy of A4 and AC methods for determining lactation in control day in threefold milking of Awassi breed of sheep

Pacinovski, N., V. Dzabirski, G. Dimov, K. Porcu and G. Cilev

Received January, 30, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Food Science and Technologies

Structural, thermal and rheological properties of nixtamalized maize masa obtained from varying the concentration of calcium hydroxide and cooking time

Villa, G. A., R. S. Rosiles; R. R. Villalobos; F. R. Gonzalez, J. de D. F. Cardenas and J. A. M. Albores

Received May, 13, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017


Investigation on the use of hemp flour in cookie production

Lukin, A. and K. Bitiutskikh

Received March, 3, 2017; accepted for printing June, 9, 2017


Agricultural Engineering

Concept of low cost computerized measuring system for microclimate parameters of greenhouses

Laktionov, I., O. Vovna and A. Zori

Received September, 30, 2016; accepted for printing July, 7, 2017


Correlation between gas and liquid permeability with noise reduction coefficient in insulation boards made from sugar cane bagasse

Taghiyari, H. R., A. Elyasi, K. Doost-Hoseini and Reza Hosseinpourpia


Agricultural Technologies

Moisture sorption thermodynamic properties of Bermuda grass

Al-Mahasneh, M., M. I. Al-Wdyan, T. Rababah and M. Alu’datt

Received January, 30, 2017; accepted for printing June, 7, 2017