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The effect of edible coating with combined Thymus Vulgaris extract and glycerol monoestearate on oyster mushroom ҆s shelf life
Shelf-life of mushrooms is very low, because of several characteristics, such as their thin epidermal structure and high respiration rates. They tend to lose their quality after harvest. Hence, mushrooms need supportive care to keep freshness. Several protective methods have been recommended. In the current study, the effect of lipid-edible coating with different doses of glycerol monoestearate and thyme extract, for the extending of edible mushroom’s shelf life was evaluated. After, preparation of aqueous thyme ...
An Exploration on Factors Influencing Certified and Farm-Saved Seed Use: A Case Study in Turkish Wheat Farming
Seeds are an important input for wheat-growing, as is the case for all crop production. The type and quality of seed in crop production are the first condition for productivity and accordingly certified wheat seed use is being encouraged by the government since 2005 in Turkey. This study examined the factors affecting the certified seed and farmer (farm)-saved seed use in wheat farming in Turkey. The result of the analyses showed that there is a significant difference between farmers using certified seed and farm-saved ...
Optimization of cassava dried noodle using hydrocolloid and protein isolates: a tropical noodle
Cassava flour has the potential to be used as a substituent of flour in making dry noodles. This study aims to obtain the optimum formulation of flour, hydrocolloid content and protein isolate content. Formula optimization of cassava noodle has been done by using two types of cassava flour: native and pre-gelatinization, adding additional food additives such as hydrocolloid (xanthan gum and konjac glucomannan) and pea protein isolate. The design of the formulation and optimization is done by D-optimal combined design ...
Awareness creation of smallholder farmers on and adoption of push-pull technology reduces fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) infestation on maize in Hawzien Woreda, Northern Ethiopia
Recently, maize (Zea mays L.) production by smallholder farmers in Ethiopia has been threatened by an exotic pest called fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith; Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Devising or adopting sustainable, effective, affordable and smallholder farmers-friendly management strategies for the control of this pest are, therefore, vital. Push-Pull Technology (PPT) is considered one of the management methods for the control of FAW in East Africa. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine ...
Diversification of maize-based intercropping systems in tropical rainforest agroecosystem of Nigeria: productivity, profitability and soil fertility
Monocropping of maize is becoming unsustainable in the rainforest agroecosystem of Nigeria. This is due to the adverse impact of climate change such as increasing pests and disease infestations and erratic rainfall patterns coupled with underutilization of resources. Smallholder farmers in this tropical agroecosystems are in dire need of adaptive and resilient cropping systems to ensure food, nutrition, and livelihood security. Thus, this study aims to identify adaptive maize-based systems for the rainforest agroecology ...
Evaluation of antioxidant activity of the phenolic composition of Syrian Arbutus andrachne L.
Arbutus andrachne L. (Grecian Strawberry tree) is widespread in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea Regions. This study aimed at determining total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Arbutus andrachne parts (flowers, leaves, bark and fruit) collected from different parts of the Latakia Province (Syria). Our work is the first to conduct this experiment on the selected plants in Syria. The fresh samples were extracted using ethanol 50% as an extraction solution, then the total contents of the phenolic compounds ...