Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 27

Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000




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The aim of the opening chapter of Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 27 is to discuss the role of phenolic compounds in the interactions of plants with abiotic stress, with special attention paid to their antioxidant properties.

The second chapter attempts to assess the sustainability level of different types of agro-ecosystems in Bulgaria. A holistic hierarchical framework for measuring the integral, economic, social and ecological sustainability of agro-ecosystems in Bulgaria is proposed.

Following this, a study is presented with the goal of identifying and evaluating social and economic sustainability indices in corn production.

Statistical regression models were derived to estimate summer precipitation in a single location derived using lineal backward regression techniques, and the different efficiency between the derived models was analyzed.

Next, an analytical Fourier series solution to the equation for heat transfer by conduction in a spherical shell with an internal stone consisting of insulating material is presented, and an internal heat source linearly reliant on temperature is considered as a model of conduction of heat in stone fruits.

The subsequent study analyses the effects of certain parameters on the baking properties of wheat in years with different weather conditions. The results indicate statistically significant correlation coefficients between protein content, wet gluten content, alveograph properties, exstensograph properties and bread loaf volume.

Lastly, a summary of recent knowledge is evaluated in order to contribute to a better understanding of how farming practices affect berry composition and consequently, the sensory characteristics of raspberries.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. The Role of Plant Phenolics in Induction of Plant Defense System
(Heba I. Mohamed, Maged M. Abou-El-Enain, and Eman M. Fawzi, Faculty of Education, Biological and Geological Sciences Department, Ain Shams University, El Makres St. Roxy, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 2. Assessment of Sustainability of Agro-Ecosystems in Bulgaria
(Hrabrin Bachev, Bodjidar Ivanov, and Dessislava Toteva, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 3. The Effect of Measuring the Economic and Social Sustainability Indices in Producing Corn Using Analysis Network Process (ANP). The Case: Villages of Buin Zahra in Iran
(Somayeh Jangchi Kashani, Najmeh Daryaei, and Jafar Soltanzad Maleki, Department of Agricultural Development, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, and Department of Architecture, Kerman University, Kerman, Iran)

Chapter 4. Comparison between Statistical Precipitation Prediction in Northern Patagonia (Argentina) Using ERA- INTERIM and NCEP Reanalysis Datasets
(Marcela Hebe González, and Alfredo Luis Rolla, Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 5. Theoretical Fourier Series Solution for Heat Conduction in Stone Fruits with Internal Heat Source Linearly Reliant on Temperature
(Francisco Javier Cuesta, and María Dolores Alvarez, Department of Characterization, Quality and Safety, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 6. How Parameters of Wheat Technological Quality Affect the Baking Properties in Years with Different Weather Conditions
(Dragan R. Živančev, Jasna S. Mastilović, Aleksandra M. Torbica, Vojislava M. Momčilović, and Milan M. Mirosavljević, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Small Grains Department, Novi Sad, Serbia, and University of Novi Sad, Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 7. Organic vs. Conventional Farming of Raspberries: Chemical and Sensory Characteristics – A Review
(Alice Vilela, Teresa Pinto, Rosário Anjos, and Fernanda Cosme, CQ-VR, Chemistry Research Centre, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, ECVA-DeBA, Vila Real, Portugal, and others)


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