Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 41


Prathamesh Gorawala and Srushti Mandhatri (Editors)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

This volume includes eight chapters that provide updates in agricultural research. Chapter One elucidates utilization of refined soybean oil and the by-products from the refinery process relating to food production. Chapter Two deals with the use of single 6-benzylaminopurine spray to increase biomass accumulation in cacti. Chapter Three examines the governance efficiency of agricultural farms in Bulgaria. Chapter Four highlights the contribution of organic matter in traditional soil fertility management practices. Chapter Five addresses the potential of saponins in mycorrhizal plants for enhancing biosynthesis. Chapter Six examines the influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth and secondary metabolites on herbs including oregano, sage, basil, and others. Chapter Seven explicates the different aspects of soil fertility and its importance in agriculture. Lastly, Chapter Eight evaluates the extraction of polyphenols of some agro-industrial co-products with soybean oil as solvent to enhance antioxidant properties.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Soybean Oil in Food Products: Characteristics and Utilization for Development of Healthy and Functional Foods
N. Prabsangob
Department of Product Development, Faculty of Ago-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Chapter 2. Technological Abiotic Stresses in the Ornamental Cacti Schlumbergera truncata and Mammillaria Elongata
A. Di Benedetto¹’², J. Lozano-Miglioli³, D. Carnelos¹, M. Leytur, E. Giardina¹ and E. Gandolfo¹
¹Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
²Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Mar del Plata, Balcarce, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
³Scientific Research Committee of the Province of Buenos Aires (C.I.C.), La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chapter 3. Unpacking the Governance Efficiency of Agricultural Farms in Bulgaria
Hrabrin Bachev
Professor, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Chapter 4. Inter-Temporal Analysis and Determinants of Soil Fertility Management: An Empirical Analysis in Semi-Arid Regions of India
B. Suresh Reddy
Associate Professor, Division for Sustainable Development Studies (DSDS), Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Begumpet, Hyderabad, India

Chapter 5. Production of Saponins in Mycorrhizal Plants: A Neglected Aspect
Eduarda Lins Falcão¹’² and Fábio Sérgio Barbosa da Silva¹’²
¹Laboratório de Análises, Pesquisas e Estudos em Micorrizas – LAPEM, Centro de Pesquisas do Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
²Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Celular e Molecular Aplicada, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil

Chapter 6. Influence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth and Secondary Metabolites in Lamiaceae Herbs
Yoh-ichi Matsubara1¹ Sawami Miyoshi¹ and Hasib Ahmed²
¹Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
²The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan

Chapter 7. Agricultural Soil Fertility
K. Chitra, PhD
Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Chapter 8. Antioxidant Compounds Extraction from Agro-Industrial Coproducts Employing Soybean Oil to Enhance Antioxidant Properties
Marco Antonio Santiago-Ruiz, Ignacio García -Martínez, María Eva Rodríguez-Huezo and Alfonso Totosaus
Food Science Lab and Pilot Plant, TecNM/TES Ecatepec, Ecatepec, Mexico


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