Journal of Emergy, Life Cycle and System Analysis in Agriculture

The Journal of Emergy, Life Cycle and System Analysis in Agriculture (previously published with the name of Agriculture, Environment and Society) publishes original papers and reviews in all aspects of agricultural sciences with a sustainable development approach in yearly volumes of two issues. Subject areas include agronomy, agricultural machinery, animal sciences, plant protection, agricultural economics, plant breeding and biotechnology, horticultural sciences, food industry and agricultural education and extension. This peer reviewed journal was established by the University of Zabol, Iran, and intend to focuses on capturing the current needs of the agricultural systems with the goal of advancing the well-being of the people.

Effect of different irrigation treatments on physiological traits of milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) at different stages of growth

Mostafa Sarani; Maryam Allahdou; Leila Mehravaran; Halimeh Piri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 111-117

  Drought stress is the primary constraint on crop and medicinal plant yields in arid and semi-arid regions. Milk thistle is a medicinal plant with antioxidant secondary metabolites (flavonolignans). The effect of drought stress was evaluated in this study at three growth stages (6, 13, and 20 weeks after ...  Read More

Investigation of the phytochemicals produced by the eucalyptus (Eucalyptus viminalis) throughout several growth seasons

Somayeh Alisoofi; Sedigheh Esmaeilzadeh Bahabadi; Parvin Ramak

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 119-125

  Medicinal plants contain flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which are the primary antioxidants produced by plants. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that protect the body from damage by counteracting free radicals. The Myrtaceae family comprises eucalyptus, a medicinal plant. At the Lorestan Research ...  Read More

Energy and economic analysis of quinoa production in Iran: A case study in Iranshahr Region

Afsaneh Soltanzadeh; Mahmoud Aahmadpour Borazjani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 127-134

  Food and energy shortages, as well as environmental pollution, are the three fundamental challenges of many countries. On the one hand, optimal energy utilization decreases input consumption, while on the other hand, it reduces environmental damage. Energy analysis is a scientific tool for gauging the ...  Read More

Contrasting effects of chelated zinc and nanoscale zinc oxide on barley growth and salinity tolerance

Mehrdad Mahlooji; Raouf Seyed Sharifi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 135-144

  An experiment was carried out to determine the effects of chelated zinc and nanoscale zinc oxide particles on tolerance salinity of barley. In the experiment, barley seeds were treated with different concentrations of chelated zinc (Zn-Chelated) and nanoscale zinc oxide (Nano-ZnO), and the effects of ...  Read More

The impact of embryonic thermal manipulation on the intestinal microbiota, morphology, and long bone characteristics of male broiler chickens

Gholamreza Zaboli; Ahn Dong

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 145-150

  Climate change is caused by global warming, which is our most pressing environmental concern. However, some of these modifications will have negative effects on animal welfare and the quality and quantity of poultry products. We examined the effects of different periods of thermal manipulation (TM) during ...  Read More

Estimating the relative performance of rainfed crops using Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation index, land, and field data

Mehran Zand; Morteza Miri; Mohamad reza Kousari; Jahangir Porhemmat; Mahnaz Rahmati; Ali Akbar Noroozi; Ebrahim Karimi Sangchini; Kiyanfar Payamani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 151-160

  In most regions of Iran, including the province of Lorestan, the majority of agricultural activities are conducted in the open air. Climate risks have a significant impact on agricultural productivity. Drought and its effects are among the most significant natural threats to the agriculture industry ...  Read More

Effect of vacuum packaging on body chemical composition, peroxide, and TVB-N of phytophagous fish during frozen storage

Abbas Abdolmaleki; Mehdi Mohammadalikhani; Zeinab Rahimi Afzal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 161-172

  This study aimed to investigate the effects of vacuum packaging on body chemical composition and changes in peroxide and TVB-N of phytophagous fish and determine the optimal storage time in freezing conditions (-18 ° C). In this study, 36 samples of 100 g fillets were prepared for both vacuum and ...  Read More

Effect of endophytic fungus Serendipita indica and vermicompost water extraction plant growth and development of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni

Raziye Zare Hoseini; Seyed Ali Mohammad Modarrs-Sanavy; Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh; Ali Heidarzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 173-177

  Because it generates the zero-calorie sweeteners steviol glycosides, Stevia rebaudiana is a valuable medicinal plant that offers herbal care for diabetic patients. The effects of applying vermicompost water extract and inoculating S. rebaudiana with Serendipita indica on the growth of the plant were ...  Read More

Scaling and corrosion quality zoning of groundwater in the aquifer of the ghorove– dehgolan plain

Eebrahim Yousefi Mobarhan; Ebrahim Karimi Sangchini; Sakineh Lotfinasabasl

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 179-186

  Chemical quality is a significant and determining factor in a variety of water applications. Understanding the characteristics of subterranean water is regarded as a viable instrument for assessing water resource management. o determine the chemical quality of the groundwater in the Ghorove– Dehgolan ...  Read More

Biofertilizers and Superabsorbent polymers enhance cumin yield under water limitation

Tahereh Hedayat; Khosro Azizi; Ahmad Ismaili; Saeed Heidari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 187-195

  Biological fertilizers are regarded as a viable substitute for chemical fertilizers in sustainable agriculture. Conversely, drought stress constitutes a significant impediment to the development and growth of crops. Large quantities of rainwater or irrigation water can be absorbed by superabsorbent polymers, ...  Read More

Changing carbon sequestration potentials based on different land uses; A review

Hossein Kazemi; Hermann Klug; Samane Bakhshandeh; Behnam Kamkar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 197-207

  The organic carbon in soil is correlated with soil quality and is important for evaluating management practices and their related structural and functional consequences in land uses. Carbon input to different ecosystems varies with plant type, soil fertility, management practices, and climatic conditions. ...  Read More

Investigation of organic and chemical fertilizer on the essential oil and seed yield of Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.)

Seyed Ali Mohammad Modarrs-Sanavy; Amin Safaralizadeh; Ali Heidarzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 209-213

  In order to examine the impact of biofertilizer on the essential oil and seed yield of Moldavian balm, a factorial experiment with a randomized complete block design and three replications were designed at the Khoy Agricultural Research Center in the West Azerbaijan Province. Five fertilization levels ...  Read More

Potassium silicate and salicylic acid effects on onion thrips population density and some growth indices of onion cultivars

Saleh Panahandeh; Maryam Pahlavan Yali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 25-30

  Thrips tabacci Lind. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), the onion thrips, is one of the most damaging pests to onion fields. By using biotic or abiotic stimuli or growth regulators, it is possible to induce resistance, which activates the plant's natural defense. The effect of foliar application of two growth ...  Read More

Effects of different cotton tillage methods on N2O and NH3 emissions in a cotton-wheat rotation

Ghasem Gheicari; Mohammad Reza Asgharipour; Mohsen Mousavi Nik; Ahmad Ghanbari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2021, , Pages 1-9

  Conventional tillage methods result in resource waste and the release of greenhouse gases into the environment. An experiment with a randomized complete block design and three treatments in four replications was conducted at Darab Agricultural Research Station for five years to determine the effects ...  Read More

Evaluation of some engineering properties of green almond for mechanical harvesting

JALAL Baradaran Motie; Hajarsadat S Lavasani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 31-39

  Green almonds are a seasonal treat, and mechanical harvesting of green almonds has the potential to increase their consumption while also introducing a new method of reducing almond processing costs and residue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physical properties and mechanical behavior ...  Read More

The first report of essential oil composition of Vitex agnus-castus L. growing in the Sistan region and its antibacterial activity

Mehdi Khedri; Ali Mirshekar; Abbas Khani; Zaynab Mohkami; Hassan Ghorbani Ghouzhdi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2021, , Pages 63-67

  This study aimed to investigate the chemical compounds in the essential oil extracted from the flowering branch of Vitex agnus-castus L., grown in the Sistan region (Sistan and Baluchestan Province), and its antibacterial effects. Samples were hydrodistilled in a Clevenger–type apparatus and analyzed ...  Read More

The critical period of weed control in rain-red lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) in Lorestan Province

Abdolreza Ahmadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 47-52

  The critical period of weeds refers to the stage of the plant's growth cycle during which weeds must be controlled to avoid crop damage. Understanding the critical period of weed control is beneficial for both biological and economic reasons when making weed control decisions and scheduling. Field experiments ...  Read More

Assessment of environment impacts of forage corn production using LCA: case study in Khorramabad, Iran

Shahin Hassani; Mahmoud Ramroudi; Ebrahim Ahmadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 May 2022

  The characteristics of forage corn make it an important crop for the livestock industry. Due to the thriving animal husbandry in western Iran and the foothills of the Zagros, the production of forage corn is crucial. However, such crop production has the potential to affect environmental phenomena such ...  Read More

Evaluation of the sustainability of wheat production systems in the Sistan using emergy analysis

Shirali Kohkan; Seyed Ahmad Ghanbari; Mohammad Reza Asgharipour; Barat Ali Fakheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 December 2022

  This study was conducted using the emergy analysis approach in wheat production systems in order to plan and manage the major challenges facing the Sistan region's wheat production. All inputs for wheat production, the most important crop in the region, were assessed in this study. These inputs include ...  Read More

Effects of foliar application of boric acid and nano-chelated Boron on characteristics of the dragon's head (Lallemantia iberica (MB) Fischer & Meyer)

Fatemeh Fayyaz; Mehdi Aran; Seyed Ali Mohammad Modarres-Sanavy; Dariush Ramezan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 January 2023

  The seeds of the medicinal plant dragon's head are an excellent source of fiber, oil, and protein, and are used to treat a variety of conditions, including certain nervous disorders, liver diseases, and kidney diseases. This study aimed to determine the effects of foliar application of various nano-chelate ...  Read More

Watershed Management by Identifying Suitable Places for Water Storage, a Way to Ecological Compression (Case Study: Talandasht District, Kermanshah-Iran)

Ahmad Ghanbari; sadegh jalilian; Alireza Bagheri; bita abbasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 February 2023

  This study aims to determine the optimal locations for rainwater harvesting in the Talandasht region of the province of Kermanshah. As a multivariate analysis, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to determine the optimal sites. GIS identifies the optimal locations for the Talandasht region ...  Read More

The assessment of suitable lands for rain-fed safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) cultivation in Kermanshah province using the Geographic Information System Analytical Hierarchy Process model

Alireza Bagheri; Bita Abbasi; Sadegh Jalilian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 February 2023

  Recognizing potential areas based on agricultural potentials and determining the suitability of land for specific productivity permits the planning of increased production and sustainable land use, and provides a suitable basis for human activities and land development. Using the Geographical Information ...  Read More

Forecasting Air Temperature in Zabol City: A Comparative Study of SARIMA, BP-FFNN, and RNN-LSTM Models

Tohid Bagherpoor; Somayeh Kazemi Sormoli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 February 2022

  This study compares three models, Back -Propagation Feed-Forward Neural Networks (BP-FFNN), Recurrent Neural Networks with Long Short-Term Memory (RNN-LSTM), and Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA), for temperature prediction using historical air temperature data from Zabol City, ...  Read More

Assessing the Educational Needs of Rapeseed Growers in Lorestan Province for Integrated Weed Management

Abdolreza Ahmadi; Saeed Gholamrezai; Fatemeh Sepahvand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 April 2024

  In the area of integrated weed management, the objective of this study is to identify and assess the educational requirements of farmers in the province of Lorestan. The research's statistical population comprises all rapeseed growers in Lorestan Province. A stratified sampling method was employed to ...  Read More

Determination of some physical properties of native lentil seeds of Zabol as a function of moisture content

seyed mohammad ahmadi; Somaye Niknia; Zeinab Homayoun

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 April 2024

  Taking into account the necessity of determination of physical properties to design of storage, handling, and processing systems for agricultural products, the object of this study was intended to determine some physical characteristics of native lentil seed of Zabol such as axial dimensions, surface ...  Read More