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Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Geophysica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances In Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Aquatic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Algological Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Andean geology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales UMCS, Geographia, Geologia, Mineralogia et Petrographia     Open Access  
Annals of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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Annals of Glaciology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Marine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Anthropocene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Applied Ocean Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Petrochemical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Remote Sensing Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Artificial Satellites : The Journal of Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian Journal of Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Asian Review of Environmental and Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atlantic Geology : Journal of the Atlantic Geoscience Society / Atlantic Geology : revue de la Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Atmosphere-Ocean     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: An International Geoscience Journal of the Geological Society of Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Boletim de Ciências Geodésicas     Open Access  
Boreas: An International Journal of Quaternary Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bragantia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Volcanology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cadernos de Geociências     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Plant Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Mineralogist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Water Resources Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Carbonates and Evaporites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CATENA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chemical Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Geographical Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ciencia del suelo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Espaciales     Open Access  
Climate and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Coastal Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cogent Geoscience     Open Access  
Comptes Rendus Geoscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Trends in Geoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Continental Shelf Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Contributions to Plasma Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Coral Reefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cretaceous Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Depositional Record     Open Access  
Developments in Geotectonics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Developments in Quaternary Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diatom Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Doklady Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
E&S Engineering and Science     Open Access  
E3S Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Earth and Planetary Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 107)
Earth and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Earth Interactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Earth Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Earth System Dynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth System Dynamics Discussions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Earth, Planets and Space     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Earthquake Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Earthquake Spectra     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Ecohydrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Ecological Questions     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Electromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Energy Efficiency     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Energy Exploration & Exploitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Environmental Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Environmental Geosciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Erwerbs-Obstbau     Hybrid Journal  
Estuaries and Coasts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
European Journal of Mineralogy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Remote Sensing     Open Access  
Exploration Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Facies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Física de la Tierra     Open Access  
Folia Musei rerum naturalium Bohemiae occidentalis. Geologica et Paleobiologica     Open Access  
Folia Quaternaria     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Frontiers in Earth Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers of Earth Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geo-Marine Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoacta     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geocarto International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Geochemical Perspectives     Hybrid Journal  
Geochemistry : Exploration, Environment, Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Geochronometria     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geoderma Regional : The International Journal for Regional Soil Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geodinamica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geodynamics & Tectonophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoenvironmental Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Géographie physique et Quaternaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Geography and Natural Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoheritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geoinformatica Polonica : The Journal of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences     Open Access  
Geoinformatics & Geostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Geology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Geology, Geophysics and Environment     Open Access  
Geomagnetism and Aeronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
GEOmedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geomorphology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geophysical Journal International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Geophysical Prospecting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
GeoResJ     Hybrid Journal  
Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geoscience Canada : Journal of the Geological Association of Canada / Geoscience Canada : journal de l'Association Géologique du Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geoscience Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geoscience Frontiers     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Geoscience Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoscience Records     Open Access  
Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geosciences Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geoscientific Model Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geotectonic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geotectonics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
GISAP : Earth and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Glass Physics and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global and Planetary Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gondwana Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Grassland Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ground Water     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Groundwater for Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Helgoland Marine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
History of Geo- and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hydrobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Hydrogeology Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Hydrological Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Indian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal on Geoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Geology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Advanced Geosciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
International Journal of Advancement in Earth and Enviromental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advancement in Remote Sensing, GIS, and Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Coal Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)

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  • Nicht-destruktive Erkennung von Berostung bei Birnen
    • Authors: Matthias Klemm; Olga Röttger; Lutz Damerow; Michael Blanke
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: Zusammenfassung Ziel der Untersuchungen war es, herauszufinden, ob glatte Berostung auf Früchten mit einem Glanz-(Luster-)Sensor nicht invasiv und zeitnah erkannt werden kann – unter dem Einfluss von Sorte, Schalenfarbe und Oberflächenkrümmung, d. h. Messposition auf der konkaven Frucht. Dazu wurden Birnen dreier Sorten aus dem LEH auf dreierlei Weise untersucht, zuerst visuell auf Berostungsart und -verteilung, mit dem 3D Farbmikroskop auf Rauigkeitstiefe und Oberflächenbeschaffenheit und mit einem Glanz- bzw. Lustersensor. ‘Conference’ Birnen aus Belgien wiesen die stärkste flächige glatte Berostung im bauchigen Bereich des Kelches und fleckige Berostung am Stielende auf, ‘Alexander Lucas’ aus Deutschland kleine flächige Berostung im Bauchbereich mit sonst glatter unberosteter Schale und ‘Abate Fetel’ aus Italien flächige glatte Berostung in den oberen cm nahe am Stielansatz der Frucht. Untersuchungen mit einem 3D Farb-Mikroskop bei 200facher Vergrößerung zeigten eine 2,5 fach höhere Rauigkeitstiefe – als Maß der Unebenheit der Fruchtschale – bei den berosteten Schalenpartien der ‘Conference’ Birnen von ca. 50 µm im Vergleich zu den glatten, unberosteten Schalenarealen der ‘Alexander Lucas’ Birnen mit nur ca. 20 µm. Schwach berostete Früchte der Birnensorte ‘Alexander Lucas’ erreichten signifikant höhere und solche von ‘Abate Fetel’ tendenziell höhere Luster-(Glanz-)werte mit geringerer Streuung der Messwerte als stark berostete Früchte der gleichen Sorte. Luster-(Glanz-)werte im schmalen Halsbereich lagen etwas höher als im bauchigen Bereich der Frucht; dunkle Schalenfarbe wies höhere Lusterwerte auf als helle. Diese ersten Untersuchungen mit 180 Einzelmessungen deuten darauf hin, dass die Erkennung glatter Berostung mit diesem Sensorsystem auf einer Kombination von Farbe und Oberflächenbeschaffenheit bzw. Rauheit beruht. Weiterer Forschungsbedarf besteht. Die Ergebnisse stehen im Einklang mit denen bei Pflaumen, bei denen ebenfalls eine raue, bereifte Oberfläche geringe, aber eine spiegelnde, glatte, polierte Fruchtoberfläche höhere Lusterwerte erzeugte.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0299-1
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Determination of Energy Use Efficiency of some Apple ( Malus x domestica
           ) Production in Turkey: a Case Study of Eğirdir Region
    • Authors: Osman Gokdogan; Mehmet Firat Baran
      Pages: 13 - 18
      Abstract: Abstract This research aims to make an analysis of energy use efficiency of apple (‘Starkrimson Delicious’ and ‘Golden Delicious’) production in Eğirdir region of Turkey, during the production season of 2012. Production data this research was collected in 2013. In order to determine the energy use efficiency of apple, various surveys have been conducted in 71 apple farms, selected through Simple Random Sampling method, located in Eğirdir region of Turkey. The data have been collected through face to face questionnaires and first hand observations. The energy input and output values in apple production have been calculated as 34,703.63 MJ ha−1 and 95,034 MJ ha−1, respectively. Energy inputs consist of diesel fuel energy by 29.04 %, chemical fertilizers energy by 24.28 %, machinery energy by 15.70 %, chemical energy by 9.84 %, human labor energy by 8.54 %, electricity energy by 5.63 %, irrigation energy by 3.97 %, farmyard manure energy by 2.88 % and lime energy by 0.12 %. Energy use efficiency, energy productivity, specific energy and net energy in apple production have been calculated as 2.74, 1.16 kg MJ−1, 0.86 MJ kg−1 and 60,330.36 MJ ha−1, respectively. The total energy input consumed has been classified as direct, by 47.17 %, indirect, by 52.83 %, renewable, by 15.38 % and non-renewable, by 74.62 %.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0290-x
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Biodiversity in Indigenous Germplasm of Pyrus from Pakistan Based on
           Phenotypical and Morphological Traits
    • Authors: Maqsood Ahmed; Muhammad Akbar Anjum; Sajjad Hussain; Shaghef Ejaz; Shakeel Ahmad; Sezai Ercisli
      Pages: 19 - 27
      Abstract: Abstract A comprehensive analysis of various horticulturally important morphological traits of sixty pear accessions located in five districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan) was carried out. Several qualitative and quantitative traits were investigated in situ and after the harvesting of leaf and fruit samples. The rich diversity was observed for qualitative traits (i. e. growth habit, blooming time, intensity of flowering, fruit setting, ripening time, productivity, and fruit shape and color) among pear accessions. As for the quantitative traits, significant variation was observed for leaf area (8.96–27.17 cm2), flowering duration (11–24 days), fruit weight (68.1–322.3 g), average fruit length (2.68–9.87 cm) and average fruit width (1.82–8.12 cm) between pear accessions. Based on qualitative and quantitative data, two dendograms were constructed by using cluster analysis which separated pear accessions into three distinct groups. The cluster analysis showed considerable differences between the accessions for qualitative and quantitative traits. Furthermore, a close association between accessions was noted inside the clusters for qualitative and quantitative traits. The results showed rich diversity and similarity between the pear accessions and needs further assessment at molecular level to elucidate their phylogenetic relationship.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0291-9
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Investigating Root Density of Plum and Apple Trees Grafted on Low-Vigor
           Rootstocks to Improve Orchard Management
    • Authors: Cristian Paltineanu; Silvia Nicolae; Nicolae Tanasescu; Emil Chitu; Sergiu Ancu
      Pages: 29 - 37
      Abstract: Abstract Plum and apple trees are the most widely spread fruit trees in south-eastern Europe. The main purpose of this paper is to characterize the spatial distribution of roots in medium and course textured soils to improve orchard management. ’Stanley’ plum cultivar grafted on Saint Julien A semi-dwarf rootstock and ’Topaz’ apple cultivar grafted on M.9 dwarf rootstock were studied in a temperate climate and medium and course textured soils. The trench technique was used. There was an intense concentration of roots near the trees and the roots did not occupy the whole soil space between tree rows. The finest tree roots in both species were prevalent. Root density was higher in tree rows versus inter-rows. Both the inter-row and in-row distances can be reduced to increase tree density if light penetration into canopy is sufficient. When a full irrigation regime is applied, a soil depth of 0.8 m would be sufficient for water application, and soil depths of 0.4 to 0.6 m would be recommended for deficit irrigation; water and fertilizers should only be applied over the surface area covering most of the roots. When a more strict control on root activity is desired, the tree roots could be cut vertically at 0.5–0.8 m distance from tree rows. The results could also be used in regions and countries with similar soil texture and climate conditions.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0293-7
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Effect of Storage on Textural and Sensory Properties of Czech Apple
    • Authors: Martin Král; Martina Ošťádalová; Bohuslava Tremlová
      Pages: 39 - 43
      Abstract: Abstract Sensory and texture profile analysis are a major component of consumer preference of quality in apples. The objective of the study was to investigate textural and sensory changes during storage. Six different apple cultivars grown in Czech Republic, harvested in 2014, were studied. Fruits were assessed within a day of harvest after overnight storage at room temperature (20 °C), and after stored in normal atmospheres at 3 °C for two different periods, 30 and 90 days with a relative humidity of approximately 95 %. Juiciness was found to be a key parameter of apple sensory analyses. The most relevant textural profile marker, which significantly decreased in all cultivars during storage, was hardness. The first principal component (PC1) described 40.1 % of the variation amongst samples the second (PC2) 18.3 % and third (PC3) 16.0 %. Principal component analysis illustratively divided all the studied cultivar in storage time according sensory and texture descriptors and explained relationships between lots of variables affecting apple quality.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0294-6
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • The Potential of Caprifig Genotypes for Sheltering Blastophaga psenes  L.
           for Caprification of Edible Figs
    • Authors: Karim Anjam; Abdollah Khadivi-Khub; Ali Sarkhosh
      Pages: 45 - 49
      Abstract: Abstract Caprifig (Ficus carica L.) as pollen sources, play a major role in edible fig caprification by Blastophaga psenes L. The present study was carried out to evaluate the potential of three caprifig genotypes (Poozdombali, Kouhi and Kouhaki) for the shelter of B. psenes wasp in Estahban region, Fars province, Iran. Summer (profichi) crop fruits per genotype were harvested in full maturity period and evaluated for five times for the shelter of B. psenes wasp. Significant differences among caprifig genotypes were found for B. psenes number for the three times carried out (0, 21 and 28 days), but they did not show significant differences for two times (7 and 14 days). At day of harvesting, Poozdombali showed the highest B. psenes wasp number (341.33) and Kouhaki had the lowest (200.00) and they showed significant differences for this character in this time. Also, seven days after harvesting, Poozdombali showed the highest wasp number (106.67) and Kouhi and Kouhaki had the lowest (104.33), but not significant difference. Number of B. psenes at the day of harvesting was the highest for all of the genotypes and at 28 days after harvesting was the lowest. Cluster analysis identified two major clusters with several sub-clusters. Caprifig trees with having high B. psenes number are essential for a suitable caprification. Thus, Poozdombali genotype with the highest B. psenes number, is suitable in this important trait to be used for edible figs caprification.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0296-4
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • An Empirical Analysis on the Determinants of Government-subsidised Crop
           Insurance Purchase in Grape Production in Turkey
    • Authors: Hasan Yilmaz; Meltem Merkez; Nukhet Unlu
      Pages: 51 - 60
      Abstract: Abstract Crop production after natural calamities requires compensation system similar to crop insurance. Developing crop insurance in line with international practice is critical to the sound development of the country’s agriculture. The new government-subsidised crop insurance system has had an important position in horticulture sector of Turkey, recently. Crop insurance is one of the possible measures to meet the risks that may occur because of the natural disasters and to ensure continuity of production in horticulture sector of Turkey. Grape is one of the most important horticultural products for export in Turkey. Grape has always played an important agricultural, social and commercial role in Turkey. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the characteristics of grape growers who purchase government-subsidised crop insurance. The data used in this study was collected from grape growers via face to face interview conducted with the help of questionnaire and the data was analyzed as descriptive and inferential statistics. Within the context of the research, 88 growers were interviewed in the 2015 production season. Data obtained was analyzed using Chi-square (χ2) test. In this study, insured and non-insured grape farms were compared in terms of their personal, socioeconomic, technical and structural characteristics, grape growing practices, and their communication and information-seeking behaviors. The results revealed that there is a statistically significant difference between the insured and non-insured grape farms in terms of educational level of farmer, household size, agricultural credit use by farmer, amount of produced grape, type of vineyard, the aim of grape growing, type of irrigation system employed, situation soil testing made by farmers’, information sources about government-subsidised crop insurance of farmer, the participation of farmers in extension activities about grape production, agricultural advisory status of farmers and status of receiving an agricultural support of farmers variables. And, as a result, insurance tied to credit access and technology adaptation provides farmers with a good income and can makes the purchase of crop insurance attractive. Additional, insurance companies and government extension units should be provided further information and awareness studies to growers about government-subsidised crop insurance.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0297-3
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Seasonal Changes of Shoot Carbohydrates and Growth Characteristics of
           ‘Trakya İlkeren’ Grape Variety ( Vitis vinifera  L.)
    • Authors: Bülent Köse; Seda Ateş
      Pages: 61 - 70
      Abstract: Abstract This research was conducted to determine the changes in the seasonal carbohydrates of annual shoots and growth characteristics of 10 years old ‘Trakya İlkeren’ grape variety. Grapevines are grafted on 5BB and 5C rootstocks and they were grown in heavy clay soil conditions. In the study, changes of sugar, starch and total carbohydrates were determined from bud burst to dormancy. While sugar, starch and total carbohydrates showed significant differences (P < 0.01) there were no differences between rootstocks. Although sugar, starch and total carbohydrates of shoots decreased from bud burst to blooming, they increased thereafter until vegetative growth stopped. Total carbohydrates of annual shoots have been found to accumulate in period from blooming to harvest. Total and mean leaf area, shoot length and diameter, total chlorophyll and chlorophyll a/b ratio showed significantly variation among rootstocks and phenological stages (P < 0.01). Whereas the highest chlorophyll contents were found in the blooming, it was found at the lowest through to harvest. Overall mean and total leaf area, shoot length and shoot diameter, total chlorophyll content and chlorophyll a/b ratio were significantly higher on 5BB grafted vines. In the study, 5BB rootstocks are found suitable in terms of shoot carbohydrate accumulation and growth characteristics for ‘Trakya İlkeren’ grape variety.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0298-2
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Effects of Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Chelate, Powder Sulphur and
           Humic Acid Applications on Vegetative Growth of Sweet Cherry ( Prunus
           avium  L.)
    • Authors: Sabahittin Abay; Lütfi Pirlak
      Pages: 71 - 75
      Abstract: Abstract This study was carried out in İscehisar district of Afyonkarahisar on ‘0900-Ziraat’ sweet cherry cultivar for two successive years in 2011 and 2012. Ten different applications consisting of 80 g FeSO4.7H2O tree−1, 20 g FeEDDHA tree−1, 420 mL TKİ-Hümas tree−1, 80 g FeSO4.7H2O + 420 mL TKİ-Hümas tree−1, 200 g powder sulphur (S) tree−1, 80 g FeSO4.7H2O + 200 g powder S tree−1, 25 g ZnSO4.7H2O tree−1, 25 g ZnSO4.7H2O + 420 mL TKİ-Hümas tree−1 and 25 g ZnSO4.7H2O + 200 g powder S tree−1 were subjected for determination of their effect on vegetative growth of sweet cherry. In this study, shoot diameter, shoot length, leaf total chlorophyll content, leaf area and leaf iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) contents were obtained. Shoot length, shoot diameter and leaf area showed general increases in 80 g FeSO4.7H2O + 200 g powder S tree−1 and 25 g ZnSO4.7H2O + 200 g powder S tree−1 treatments. The results clearly indicated that he treatments had different effects on the shoot length and shoot diameter although there was a differences between the experimental years. Particularly, significantly positive effects of the treatments on leaf total chlorophyll was apparent for the second year’s observations. In addition, Fe and Zn concentrations in leaf were markedly increased in response to the treatments.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0300-z
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Determining the Energy Usage Efficiency of Walnut ( Juglans Regia
            L.) Cultivation in Turkey
    • Authors: Mehmet Fırat Baran; Osman Gökdoğan; Halil İbrahim Oğuz
      Pages: 77 - 82
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this study is to reveal the energy balance of walnut in Central Anatolian Region in Turkey. This study has been conducted at the walnut cultivating facilities during the 2014–2015 production season in Kırşehir, Konya, Nevşehir and Niğde provinces of Central Anatolian Region in Turkey, where walnut cultivation is intense. In the study, a total of 28 walnut cultivation facilities, yielding walnut, have been selected through Neyman method and surveys and observations have been performed in these facilities. The agricultural input energies and output energies used in walnut cultivation have been calculated to define the energy use efficiency. According to the study findings, the energy inputs in walnut cultivation are calculated respectively 17,851.33 MJ ha−1 (74.40%) chemical fertilizer energy, 2229.87 MJ ha−1 (9.29%) fuel energy, 1640.64 MJ ha−1 (6.83%) irrigation water energy, 1539 MJ ha−1 (6.41%) machine energy, 508.02 MJ ha−1 (%2.11) chemical energy, 180.35 MJ ha−1 (0.75%) human labour energy and 43.33 MJ ha−1 (0.18%) farm manure energy. Production outputs have been calculated as 14,679.52 MJ ha−1. Following the energy calculations, the output/input ratio, specific energy, energy efficiency and net energy calculations have been calculated respectively as 0.61, 30.20 MJ kg−1, 0.03 kg MJ−1 and −9313.02 MJ ha−1. Benefit-cost ratio was calculated as 1.88, by dividing the gross value of production by the total cost of production per hectare in walnut production.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0301-y
      Issue No: Vol. 59, No. 1 (2017)
  • Determination of Energy Input-Output Analysis in Plum ( Prunus domestica
            L.) Production
    • Authors: Mehmet Firat Baran; Halil Ibrahim Oguz; Osman Gokdogan
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this research is to compose the energy input-output analysis of plum in Nevsehir province in Turkey. This research was conducted at the plum cultivating facilities during the 2015–2016 production seasons in Nevsehir province of Central Anatolian Region in Turkey. The agricultural input energies and output energies used in plum cultivation were calculated to determine the energy input-output analysis. According to the research findings, the energy inputs in plum cultivation were calculated respectively 3920 MJ ha−1 (44.99%) chemical fertilizers energy, 1618.91 MJ ha−1 (18.58%) diesel fuel energy, 1125.85 MJ ha−1 (12.92%) chemicals energy, 1069.20 MJ ha−1 (12.27%) machinery energy, 723.24 MJ ha−1 (8.30%) human labour energy and 255 MJ ha−1 (2.93%) irrigation water energy. Production output plum yield were calculated as 12,112.50 MJ ha−1. The energy output/input ratio, specific energy, energy usage efficiency and net energy calculations were calculated respectively as 1.39, 1.37 MJ kg−1, 0.73 kg MJ−1 and 3400.30 MJ ha−1.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0332-z
  • A Pragmatic Approach for Obtaining Lines Possessing Desirable Traits
           in Silk Banana
    • Authors: A. A. Waman; P. Bohra; B. N. Sathyanarayana; S. C. Chandrasekhar; B. L. Divya
      Abstract: Abstract Silk Banana is amongst the most popular groups of bananas grown in different parts of the world. However, the commercial scale cultivation requires identification of superior genotypes with desirable attributes including growth, yield, quality and resistance to Panama wilt disease which is a major concern. Panama disease caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense has been wreaking havoc in banana plantations throughout the world. A large number of varieties fall prey to the pathogen and hence world’s banana production has been threatened to a considerable extent, Silk Banana being the most vulnerable. Long term use of chemicals has not only failed to provide protection against the disease but has also raised concern about the environmental health. Resistance breeding is thus only viable alternative; however, breeding in banana is hindered by a number of inherent problems. In this communication, a systematic approach was proposed taking a typical case of Silk Banana var. Nanjanagud Rasabale to preselect lines possessing Panama wilt resistance and other desired traits. The proposed methodology comprised of identification of spontaneous variants in growing regions of the variety and their subsequent screening using a multi-pronged strategy. A number of lines exhibiting superiority in terms of tolerance to panama wilt, precocity, plant stature, physicochemical and shelf life related attributes have been reported. Considering overall performance, six promising lines were identified. This methodology has wider applicability as it could be effectively exploited with suitable modifications for identifying lines with desired traits in other varieties of banana.
      PubDate: 2017-04-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0331-0
  • Possible Use of Data Mining for Analysis and Prediction of Apple Physical
    • Authors: Bunyamin Demir; Feyza Gurbuz; Ikbal Eski; Zeynel Abidin Kus; Kadir Uğurtan Yilmaz; Sezai Ercisli
      Abstract: Abstract Data mining is used as a popular technique in several scientific researches. In agriculture, application of data mining is a relatively new approach. One of the most popular data mining approaches is to find prediction rules from experimental data sets. The present study was conducted in two stages to find out a rule for estimation of width of stalk cavity, depth of stalk cavity, width of eye basin and depth of eye basin of different apple varieties (‘Amasya’, ‘Starking’, ‘Granny Smith’, ‘Pink Lady’, ‘Golden Delicious’ and ‘Arapkızı’) based on physical properties and to propose an equation for calculating these parameters. In the first stage, data processing was performed and in the second stage, Find Laws was used for prediction of apple properties. Current results revealed that data mining technique had a superior performance and could reliably be used in estimation of physical characteristics of agricultural products. Further research is recommended for possible use of datamining in other agricultural application.
      PubDate: 2017-04-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0330-1
  • Pflanzenkrankheiten, die die Welt beweg(t)en
    • Authors: Iris Sauer
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0329-7
  • Apfel oder Acai: Brasiliens Obstbau im ökonomischen und klimatischen
    • Authors: M. Blanke
      Abstract: Zusammenfassung Trotz schwieriger wirtschaftlicher Lage (7–10 % Inflation, Konjunkturschwäche, Rezession mit Konsumeinbruch, Petrobras-Skandal und Währungsverlust [4 Real = 1 €]) exportiert Brasilien, weltweit drittgrößter Obstproduzent mit 46 Mio. t Obst auf 2,2 Mio. ha (2013), ca. 3 % der eigenen Obsterzeugung mit einem Warenwert von fast 765 Mio. US $ (2013) – Exportziel für 2017 ist 1 Mrd. US $, davon 80 % nach Europa. Der Apfelanbau Brasiliens zwischen 26° und 31° südl. Breitengrad mit 55 % ‘Gala‘ und 40 % ‘Fuji‘ stieg von 0,65 Mio. t im Jahre 2002 auf eine Rekordernte von 1,4 Mio. t auf 39.600 ha in 2011/12, gefolgt von 1,16 Mio. t in den beiden Jahren 2013/14 und 2014/15 und nur noch 0,8 Mio. t in 2015/16 (Regen zur Blüte) bei leichtem Rückgang der Anbaufläche auf 36.090 ha (2015) aufgrund geringen Kältereizes um Fraiburgo (unter 600 CH) – und damit ähnlicher Erntemenge wie in Deutschland auf 31.400 ha Apfelfläche. Der Apfelanbau in Brasilien ist weitgehend frei von Apfelwickler und Feuerbrand, aber bei 1700 mm Jahresniederschlag von Apfelschorf- und Glomorella-Pilzen betroffen und leidet unter den Folgen des Klimawandels: Ungenügender Kältereiz fördert vertikale vegetative Triebe, flache gesprenkelte Früchte mit langem Fruchtstiel (‘Gala‘), Sonnenbrand (‘Fuji‘) und verhindert den Anbau von Apfel- und Birnensorten mit hohem Kältebedürfnis; warme Nachttemperaturen im Herbst führen zu ungenügender Farbausbildung bei beiden Sorten. Den Obstkonsum Brasiliens von 31,4 kg dominieren die drei Obstarten Apfelsine (7,5 kg), Banane (6,8 kg) und Apfel mit 4,2 kg/Kopf/Jahr (2013) bzw. 6,1 kg/Kopf (2015) im Vergleich zu den großen drei Fleischarten mit ca. 36 kg Rind, ca. 34 kg Schwein und ca. 10 kg Geflügel bei einem Fleischkonsum von ca. 80 kg/Kopf/Jahr. Bisherige staatliche Apfel-Neuzüchtungen von EMBRAPA wie ’Eva’ (low chill, sehr früh; Januar), die nicht lagerfähigen Frühsorten ’Condessa’, ’Monalisa’ und ’Princesa’ (medium chill: 300–450 CH) wurden in den letzten 3 Jahren ergänzt durch neue interessante Lagersorten wie ‘Daiane‘, ‘Venice‘ sowie ‘M 58/07‘ und ‘M 10/09‘ – beide noch ohne Sortennamen – und je eine rote Mutante von ‘Gala‘ (‘Gala, Maxi‘; von RASIP) und ‘Fuji‘ (‘Fuji, Suprema‘) mit 500–600 CH; alle bieten marktorientierte Fruchtqualität mit roten, mittelgroßen, süßen Früchten mit wenig Säure und einem Zucker:Säure-Verhältnis von 25–55:1, fehlt jedoch noch der Marktzugang aufgrund unzureichender Akzeptanz und Vermarktungsstrategie.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0328-8
  • Physico-Chemical Profiling of Promising Sweet Orange Cultivars Grown Under
           Different Agro-Climatic Conditions of Pakistan
    • Authors: Syed Bilal Hussain; Muhammad Akbar Anjum; Sajjad Hussain; Shaghef Ejaz; Maqsood Ahmed
      Abstract: Abstract Sweet oranges are produced on large scale all over the world and demanded due to less number of seeds and are better juice quality. A study was carried out with the objective to characterize promising sweet orange cultivars for better quality fruits production under different agro-climatic conditions of Punjab (Pakistan). Fruits of three promising sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) cultivars viz. ‘Blood Red’, ‘Musambi’ and were harvested from commercial citrus groves at five different locations. Starting from Multan, in the direction of increasing altitude, four more sites viz. Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Chakwal were selected after every 100–150 km distance. Fruits were evaluated in terms of different physical and biochemical characters. Results showed significant influence of climatic conditions on physico-chemical properties of the cultivars at all the locations. Fruits harvested from Multan and Sahiwal showed higher fruit weight, diameter and peel weight. More juicy fruits with higher vitamin C content were produced under mild temperature environmental conditions of Chakwal. Overall, ‘Musambi’ fruits had more total soluble solids and reducing and total sugars. ‘Musambi’ was found to be good source of bioactive compounds i. e. vitamin C and total phenolic content, had the maximum antioxidant activity as compared to ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Succari’ and may be explored as potential cultivar in Sargodha and Chakwal.
      PubDate: 2017-03-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0327-9
  • Study of Genetic Diversity of Pear Genotypes and Cultivars ( Pyrus
           communis L.) Using Inter - Simple Sequence Repeat Markers (ISSR)
    • Authors: Shadan Khorshidi; Gholamhossein Davarynejad; Leila Samiei; Mohammad Moghaddam
      Abstract: Abstract ISSR molecular marker was used to investigate genetic diversity of ‘Dare Gazi’ genotypes of Mashhad Esteghlal orchard and its relationship with other commercial and native cultivars of pear. Among ‘Dare Gazi’ genotypes of Mashhad Esteghlal orchard 23 genotypes were selected base on difference in tree vigor, leaf color, shape and color of fruit and also 33 other commercial and native pear cultivars from Esteghlal orchard and other Mashhad commercial orchards were studied. A total number of 230 DNA fragments were obtained using 11 primers of which 225 were polymorphic. On average, each primer produced 20.9 bands. Dice similarity coefficient ranged from 0.27 (between ‘Dom Kaj’ and Asian pear) to 1 (between ‘Dare Gazi’ 1 and 2 genotypes). Sample cluster dendrogram indicated that 56 genotypes were divided into 12 distinct clusters. The dendogram generated on the principle of Unweight Pair Wise Method using Arithmetic Average (UPGMA) was constructed by Dice coefficient and the genotypes were grouped into 12 clusters. ‘Dare Gazi’ genotypes did not show 100% similarity due to seed propagation or mutation, as ‘Dare Gazi’ 3 and 18 genotypes had the lowest similarity coefficient (0.64). Asian pears were placed in a separate group from European pears. And ‘Dare Gazi’ genotypes from different orchards were grouped separately, but all of them are called as ‘Dare Gazi’ pear for convenience. ISSR molecular marker can well identify the genetic variability among genotypes and cultivars and found suitable for grouping them.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0325-y
  • Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on Branching
           and Growing of Apple Sapling
    • Authors: Nazmi Coşkun; Lütfi Pırlak
      Abstract: Abstract According to the control, applications increased sapling height and this increasing was found important as statistically. Generally, bacteria applications more increase than Perlan on sapling height. Effect of bacteria and Perlan applications on sapling diameter showed different in cultivars and years. Generally, sapling diameter was increase by applications. Applications that on branching was important in 2009, but not important in 2010 as statistically. The most effective applications on branching were T8 and BA-8+T8 in ‘Granny Smith’, in ‘Red Delicious, Red Chief’ BA-8+T8 and BA-8, in ‘Fuji’ Perlan and BA-8 in 2009. Effect of applications on lateral branch degree was different in years and cultivars. According to the control, bacteria and Perlan applications raised length of lateral branch also bacteria was more effective than Perlan. Finally, plant growth promoting bacteria more increased branching and sapling quality than Perlan.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0326-x
  • Estimation of the Colour Properties of Apples Varieties Using Neural
    • Authors: Zeynel Abidin Kus; Bunyamin Demir; Ikbal Eski; Feyza Gurbuz; Sezai Ercisli
      Abstract: Abstract The consumer acceptance and the quality standard of agricultural products such as apple are determined mostly by their colour. Colour is measured with a colorimeter and quantified using the C.I.E. L*, a*, b* colour space system. It is used commonly by researchers for the classification and identification of apple fruit. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first study investigating the prediction of some colour properties of six apple varieties through artificial neural networks (ANN). The apple varieties are ‘Amasya’, ‘Starking’, ‘Granny Smith’, ‘Pink Lady’, ‘Golden Delicious’, ‘Arapkızı’ and the colour properties are L* (lightness), a* (redness), b* (yellowness), C* (chroma), h* (hue angle), CI (chroma index). General Regression Neural Networks (GRNN) and Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Interface System (ANFIS) structures were employed to predict the colour properties. According to the experimental and simulation results, the proposed ANFIS predictor had a superior performance in prediction of these colour parameters.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-017-0324-z
  • Personalia
    • Authors: Georg Noga
      PubDate: 2016-12-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10341-016-0312-8
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
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