Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Special Issue

Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Pavol Otepka
About This Special Issue
Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment offers a scientific approach that explains the interaction between agroecosystems and the environment. This journal provides a valuable resource for those looking for scientific articles to help them better understand how changes in the environment impact agricultural ecosystems. It deals with the interface between agriculture and the environment. It seeks to provide a science forum to discuss how agricultural practices influence the broader environment and how changes outside agriculture affect agricultural systems. Emphasis is placed on innovative and original research that elucidates the link between agroecosystems (association of crops, pastures, livestock) and the environment (including energy, air, water, land). This two-way interface or link cuts both ways as it elucidates the influence of agriculture on the environment but also characterizes how changes in the latter impact agroecosystems. Papers that advance our understanding on how to make agroecosystems more diverse and sustainable are especially welcome.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Pavol Otepka

    Department of Sustainable Development, Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia

Guest Editors
  • Thomas Spears

    Department of Agriculture, University of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, Canada

  • Joanna Chan

    Wuhan, China, Andorra

  • Joanna Chan

    Wuhan, China, Andorra

  • Yousef Alaei

    Member of Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

  • Yousef Alaei

    Member of Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

  • Beata Smolinska

    Department of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Institute of General Food Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

  • Beata Smolinska

    Department of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Institute of General Food Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

  • Arun S.K. Shunmugam

    Department of Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

  • Alihan COKKIZGIN

    Gaziantep university, Gaziantep, Turkey

  • Manjunath Hubballi

    Research Associate, Hyderabad, India

  • Samaraj Thiyagarajan

    Thermo Fischer Scientific, United States

  • Pavol Otepka

    Department of Sustainable Development, Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia

  • Emad Dwidar

    Botany Department, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt

  • Mohammad Poorkashkouli

    Department of Entomology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

  • Elton John de Lirio

    National School of Tropical Botany, Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Arshad Ali

    College of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

  • Faisal Gulzar

    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan

  • Amanullah Amanullah

    Department of Agronomy, The University of Agriclture, Peshawar, Pakistan

  • Kiyanoush Ghalavand

    Department of Economics, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India

  • Mohammad Poorkashkouli

    Department of Entomology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

Published Articles
  • Calculation of FCR and RBC with Varied Effect of Iron in Broiler

    Barkat Ali Kalwar , Hakim Ali Sahito , Mehmood Ahmed Kalwar , Zaibun Nisa Memon , Madan Lal

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 46-51
    Received: Aug. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2015
    Published: Mar. 18, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.17
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    Abstract: One hundred and fifty hubbard broiler were studied to examine their response to various levels of iron in relation to FCR and blood parameters. The experiment was conducted at poultry experimental station, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam during, 2013. Commercial feed was supplemented with i... Show More
  • Evapotranspiration and Water Stress Estimation from TIR and SWIR Bands

    Girolimetto Daniela , Venturini Virginia

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 36-45
    Received: Oct. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 10, 2014
    Published: Nov. 17, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.16
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    Abstract: The World agriculture depends on water availability; thus, a successful water management system would assure food for the World. For several decades, the scientific community has developed methods to support water management. These models include the estimates of the main water loss in the system, i.e. the evapotranspiration (ET). In turn, the sate... Show More
  • Green Economy: Challenges and Prospects for Improved Aquatic Agricultural System (AAS) in Niger Delta Communities

    Nenibarini Zabbey , Ijeoma Favour Vincent-Akpu , Ibisime Etela

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 28-35
    Received: Sep. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2014
    Published: Oct. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.15
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    Abstract: There is dire need for deliberate green action plan to solve the endemic environmental crises occasioned by unsustainable utilization of natural resources and environmental degradation in the Niger Delta; a region with its characteristic terrain and eco-fragility that is highly susceptible to adverse environmental and climate change-related disaste... Show More
  • Effect of Different Levels of Fertilizer and Irrigation on the Yield of Wheat under Raised Bed System

    Khokan Kumer Sarker , Dilip Kumar Roy , Akbar Hossain , Mohammed Monirul Islam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 23-27
    Received: Sep. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2014
    Published: Oct. 17, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.14
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    Abstract: The study was conducted on raised bed (one pass) tillage system on the effect of fertilizer and irrigation levels at Wheat Research Centre, Nashipur, Dinajpur (25°38´ N, 88°41´ E and 38.20 m above mean sea level). Treatments were: T1; recommended fertilizer dose of N100 + P26.5 + K40 + S20 + Z4 + B1 with irrigation up to 75% field capacity, T2; rec... Show More
  • Sustainable Harvesting of Alstonia boonei De Wild. (Apocynaceae) in the Community Forest of Mbeth II, East Region of Cameroon

    Jean Lagarde Betti , Joseph Ambara

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 10-22
    Received: Aug. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 11, 2014
    Published: Sep. 23, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.13
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    Abstract: This paper aims to analyze the traditional usages and, assess the abundance of stems and the mass of the barks of Alstonia boonei for its use as a medicinal plant in the community forest of Mbeth II, East region of Cameroon. Ethnobotanical surveys were conducted among the community of Mbeth II and in city markets in Bertoua and Yaoundé between Janu... Show More
  • Effect of Cultivation in Different Age’s Oil Palm Plantation on Selected Chemical Properties of Peat Swamp Soils

    Seca Gandaseca , Muhamad Ismawi Salimin , Osumanu Haruna Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: Aug. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2014
    Published: Sep. 23, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.12
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    Abstract: Large-scale land conversion of peat for agricultural purposes requires clearance, drainage, fertilizer application, and liming to increase the pH and boost microbial activity. The objective of this present study was to compare the soil chemical properties of oil palm plantation one-three years oil palm planted and mature oil palm that were previous... Show More
  • Risks in Vegetables Production from the Perspective of Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Kombolcha Woreda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

    Kumilachew Alamerie , Mengistu Ketema , Fekadu Gelaw

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, November 2014
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Mar. 31, 2014
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2014
    Published: Jul. 16, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2014030601.11
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    Abstract: In Ethiopia, vegetable crops are produced in different agro-ecological zones through commercial as well as smallholder farmers both as a source of income and food. However, due to perishable nature and biological nature of production process, vegetables productions are risky investment activities. In this context, risk perceptions play a key role i... Show More