AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

           ISSN: 1313 – 8820 (print)
           ISSN: 1314 – 412X (online)

Indexing: AGRIS (FAO), CABI, EBSCO-host, ROAD and DOAJ

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Prof. Ivaylo Sirakov

About the journal

Agricultural Science and Technology /AST/ was founded in 2009 by Faculty of Agriculture, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
It’s is published in English in one volume of 4 issues per year, as a printed journal and in electronic form.

This issue in 2024 is printed with the financial support by Contract No. 06-НП5/77 from 8.12.2023, financed by Bulgaria National Science Fund (BNSF), grant "Bulgarian scientific periodicals".

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  • Optimization of stocks in animal husbandry through digitalization opportunities in the planning of deliveries
    N. Petrova, N. Kostadinova, G. Aleksiev* Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 30 June 2022; accepted for publication 14 December 2023) Abstract. Bulgarian animal husbandry has undergone several transformations since the country’s accession to the EU. The declining levels of institutional support in recent years have necessitated the optimization of activities […]
  • Effect of dietary supplementation of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presl) extract to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss W.) feed on the chemical and fatty acid profile of meat
    G. Zhelyazkov* , Ts. Stoev Department of Livestock-ruminants and technologies of animal products, Faculty of Agriculture, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 4 March 2024; accepted for publication 10 June 2024) Abstract. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presl) on meat chemical composition and fatty acid profile in rainbow trouts […]
  • Degradation of dual-species biofilms using hydrolytic enzymes produced by Bacillus subtilis 170 strain
    I. Ganchev*, G. Dzhelebov Department of Food Technologies, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Trakia University Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 18 May 2022; accepted for publication 14 November 2023) Abstract. Biofilms, that are the community of microorganisms attached on biotic or abiotic surfaces coated with a self-produced matrix, composed by exopolymeric substances, dominate in all habitats on the surface of the Earth, except […]
  • Assessment of pesticides residue in selected arable farm lands in Ogbomoso South local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria
    G.O. Adesina1*, K.A. Adelasoye1, B.I. Akinjide1, S.O Abiola2, A.A. Adeniji3 1Department of Crop and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria 1Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Ferguson College of Agricultural Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, United States of America 2Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Exeter, Penryn […]
  • Characteristic of species Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L. by some basic vegetative traits
    R. Guncheva* Department of Animal Husbandry – Non-ruminant Animals and Special Branches, Faculty of Agriculture, Trakiа University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 13 March 2024; accepted for publication 15 May 2024) Abstract. Establishing the leaf productivity of the species Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L. and the influence of the mulberry species on some basic vegetative traits was the aim of this paper. The study was […]
  • Productive manifestations and sensitivity to codling moth (Cydia (Laspeyresia) pomonella (L.) of apple cultivars and hybrids
    V. Petrova*, S. Dimitrova, D. Sotirov Agricultural Academy, Institute of Agriculture, 2500 Kyustendil, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 18 May 2022; accepted for publication 14 November 2023) Abstract. The present study was conducted during the period 2019 – 2021 at the Institute of Agriculture, Kyustendil. The productivity, fruit quality, and sensitivity to codling moth of 10 apple cultivars and 9 hybrids were evaluated. Standard technology […]
  • Analysis of the main parameters affecting the rate of consumption in sunflower spraying
    G. Tihanov* Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 6 February 2024; accepted for publication 15 May 2024) Abstract. Analysis of the consumption rate when spraying sunflower with a self-propelled sprayer Horsch Leeb 5.300 VN has been made. By using data from the Horsch Telematics system, data have been downloaded from which the actual operating speed of […]
  • Assessment of Ficus religiosa (L.) leaf compost on seed germination and plant growth parameters of Solanum lycopersicum L. var. swaraksha
    Shilpa K.J.*, Raghudas J., Sahana B.R. *Department of Botany, Mangalore University, Jnana Kaveri P.G. Centre Chikka Aluvara -571232, Kodagu, Karnataka, India (Manuscript received 8 September 2023; accepted for publication 18 April 2024) Abstract. The study aimed to investigate the effects of Ficus religiosa (L.) leaf compost on the germination and plant growth parameters of tomato seedlings. Physical parameters of the leaf compost and soil, such […]
  • Typifying the nervous system of small breed puppies and building a behavioral model for them
    M. Halil1*, R. Dimitrova1, I. Stoycheva2 1Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 2Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 6 March 2024; accepted for publication 10 May 2024) Abstract. The temperament of a total of 30 small puppies of 4 breeds in the period of their primary socialization was typified. […]
  • Effect of parity and lactation stage on milk yield, udder and teat morphometric traits of Friesian-Bunaji crossed cows
    N.P. Achi*1, J.N. Achi2, I. Mallam3 1Dairy Research Programme, National Animal Production Research Institute/Ahmadu Bello University, Shika, Zaria 2Department of Agricultural Education, School of Vocational Studies, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria 3Department of Animal Science, Kaduna State University, Kafanchan Campus (Manuscript received 16 February 2024; accepted for publication 10 May 2024) Abstract. Data for this study were collected from 40 […]
  • Grouping of Bulgarian and foreign cotton varieties by cluster analysis
    N. Valkova, M. Koleva* Agricultural Academy, Field Crops Institute, 6200 Chirpan, Bulgaria (Manuscript received 2 June 2023; accepted for publication 25 March 2024) Abstract. During the period 2016-2019, 21 Bulgarian and 10 foreign cotton varieties were included in a trial set by the block method design in four replicates and a harvest plot of 20 m2. A cluster analysis was applied to the most important economic traits. It was found that based on […]
  • AI and machine learning tools in plantation mapping: potentials of high-resolution satellite data
    Nithya Segar¹, Ragunath Kaliyaperumal¹*, Pazhanivelan¹, Kumaraperumal¹, Latha², Muthumanickam¹, Jagadeeshwaran¹ ¹Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003 ²Coconut Research Station (CRS), TNAU, Aliyarnagar (Manuscript received 16 April 2024; accepted for publication 31 May 2024) Abstract. Plantation mapping plays a vital role in agriculture, forestry, and land management. The integration of […]

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