Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 32


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

This compilation opens with a review of the past and present literature related to conservation tillage practices in durum wheat production and analyses the problems that arise from conservation tillage practices.
Additionally, drought and salt tolerance are evaluated at an early stage of plant development in a collection of nine cultivated durum wheat cultivars (Triticum durum Desf.), using plants grown under hydroponic conditions.
The role of linear discriminant analysis and related chemometric methods in combination with liquid chromatography for the characterization, classification and authentication of foodstuffs and beverages is addressed.
The authors investigate the prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and its toxin genes, namely the cytolethal distending toxin gene, in selected vegetables that are commonly consumed raw in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
The Campylobacter jejuni isolated from selected vegetables is characterized against 10 types of antibiotics from six classes commonly used in clinical and agricultural settings, namely aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, glycopeptides, macrolides, beta-lactams, and tetracyclines.
The closing paper discusses the case of the kwebo, a low-cost, multi-purpose farm structure designed to be typhoon-resistant yet easy to construct, making use of prefabricated structural elements and construction aids.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Conservation Tillage Practices in Durum Wheat Production: A Review of Main Problems and Effects on Soil Properties, Grain Yield and Quality
(Songül Gürsoy, Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Engineering, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Identification of Physiological Traits Associated with Salinity and Drought Tolerance in Wheat (Triticum durum Desf)
(Amira Guellim, Bertrand Hirel, Olivier Chabrerie, Manuella Catterou, Thierry Tetu, Frédéric Dubois, Hela Ben Ahmed and Thomas Kichey, Unité Écologie et Dynamique des Systèmes Anthropisés, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of Linear Discriminant Analysis and Related Chemometric Methodologies with Liquid Chromatography in the Classification and Authentication of Food and Beverages
(Nerea Núñez, Oscar Vidal-Casanella, Sonia Sentellas, Javier Saurina and Oscar Núñez, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Its Related Toxin Genes in Selected Vegetables
(John Yew Huat Tang, Nabilla Huda Baharuddin, Nurul Faizzah Rahimi and Jayasekara M. K. J. K. Premarathne, Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry, School of Food Industry, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 5. Antibiogram and Multiple Antibiotic Resistance (MAR) Index of Campylobacter jejuni Isolated from Fresh Produce
(John Yew Huat Tang, Nabilla Huda Baharuddin, Nasiha Shakina Abd Rahman, Jayasekara M. K. J. K. Premarathne and Ignatius Srianta, Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry, School of Food Industry, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 6. Simplifying the Design and Construction of a Typhoon-Resistant Farm Structure to Capacitate Farming Communities and Help Enhance Their Resilience to Climate Change
(R. F. Orge, D. A. Sawey, K. C. Villota and L. V. Leal, Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)


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