Smiljana Goreta Ban

Smiljana Goreta Ban
Institut za poljoprivredu i tuizam Porec | IATC

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February 1994 - March 2014
Institut za jadranske kulture i melioraciju krša
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Publications (149)
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Rising temperatures and pronounced drought are significantly affecting biodiversity worldwide and reducing yields and quality of Brassica crops. To elucidate the mechanisms of tolerance, 33 kale accessions (B. oleracea var. acephala) were evaluated for individual (osmotic and elevated temperature stress) and combined stress (osmotic + temperature)....
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The addition of compost or biochar to soils is a viable strategy to increase soil organic matter (SOM), especially if the amendments are produced from biomass wastes. The need for sustainable land management without sacrificing agricultural production is critical to alleviate negative impacts on soil quality, including loss of SOM and nutrients. Tu...
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Shallots are a perennial plant from the Alliaceae family, classified with the common onion under the name of the Allium cepa Aggregatum group. The term shallot is also used for diploid and triploid viviparous onions, known as Allium × proliferum (Moench) Schrad and Allium × cornutum Clementi ex Vis., respectively. In this study, we compared the dry...
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The purpose of this paper is to determine the existence of diff erences among attitudes toward climate change in a sample of agricultural producers. The study was conducted on a sample of 275 farm owners in Adriatic Croatia. Data were collected via an online survey from October 2020 to June 2021. The survey included several sets of questions. For t...
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Klimatske promjene sve su češća tema u medijima. Uslijed velike količine takvih informacija može se pretpostaviti da one imaju utjecaja na mišljenje poljoprivrednika o promjeni klime. S ovim ciljem provedeno je terensko istraživanje putem ankete na uzorku nositelja poljoprivrednih gospodarstava na području Jadranske Hrvatske. Utvrđeno je da nositel...
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The utilization of sewage sludge (SS) as a fertilizer for agricultural land is increasingly seen by many as the best option for recycling. This study investigates the effects of SS-derived compost (SSC) or biochar (SSB) amendments on N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Mn and Mo uptake by Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Hanelt) fro...
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Sauerkraut is produced by cabbage fermentation either spontaneously or by adding lactic acid bacteria. Although commercial cabbage cultivars are more desirable due to their higher yield and uniformity, traditional cultivars are highly prized for their unique sensory characteristics and suitability for fermentation. The aim of this study was to inve...
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“Early” potato crops are grown in the Mediterranean basin and are marketed from March to June, well before main-crop potato in the spring–summer growth period. Different growing technologies have been implemented to enhance potato “earliness” to achieve a better market price, but at the same time, the applied technologies may influence yield and qu...
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This study investigates the effect of combined sulfur (S) and nitrogen (N) foliar fertilization on leaf S and N concentration, as well as on the growth of olive fruit and on the quantity and quality of olive oil, obtained from two olive cultivars ‘Istarska bjelica’ and ‘Leccino’ in two consecutive years. S and N are some of the most important nutri...
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Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium dahliae is considered the most serious biotic threat to olive trees. The disease is detected in almost all regions where olive is cultivated, and it may cause olive decline and dieback. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and distribution of Verticillium wilt on olive trees in Istria (Croat...
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SAŽETAK Klimatske promjene utječu na prinose i kvalitetu proizvoda, troškove proizvodnje i posljedično na poslovanje poljoprivrednih gospodarstava. Postoje ograničenja u primjeni strategije prilagodbe i ublažavanja utjecaja klimatskih promjena. Cilj je rada ispitati ograničavajuće čimbenike u prilagodbi klimatskim promjenama među poljoprivrednim pr...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of agricultural land in the coastal Adriatic Karst region (Šibenik region, Croatia) for biosolids application by integrating spatial data from different sources: digital maps and remote sensing, parcel identification system, GIS field observations and measurements focusing on specific land and soi...
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Leaves and infusions of six Croatian olive cultivars grown in an organic orchard under the same agronomic conditions were characterised by high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry (HPLC-UV/VIS). The total identified phenols in leaves ranged from 3 818 mg 100 g<sup>–1</sup> [cultivar Istarska crnica (IC)] to 10 57...
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Cilj rada je istražiti percepciju nositelja poljoprivrednih gospodarstava o utjecaju i posljedicama klimatskih promjena na poslovanje poljoprivrednih gospodarstva. U radu je korišten anketni upitnik na prigodnom uzorku nositelja poljoprivrednih gospodarstava u Istarskoj i Primorsko-goranskoj županiji (N = 62). U analizi podataka korištene su jednos...
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This study set out to evaluate the effect of using sewage sludge-derived compost (SSC) or biochar (SSB) as a soil amendment on the phytoaccumulation of potentially toxic elements, PTE (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) and natural radionuclides (²³⁸U and ²³²Th) by Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Hanelt) in terra rossa and rendzina...
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Manganese (Mn) is an essential element that intervenes in several plant metabolic processes. The olive tree, and its fruits and leaves, are known as a source of nutraceuticals since they are rich in biophenols. However, there is still a serious lack of data about biophenolic distribution in olive stems and roots under Mn fertilisation. In this cont...
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This study examines genetic diversity and structure of a Croatian garlic germplasm collection using 13 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. A total of 71 alleles were observed across 64 accessions representing 3 Croatian regions (Istria, Dalmatia and continental Croatia) and 16 foreign landraces, with an average of 5.46 alleles per locus. Among th...
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The present study was conducted to establish a protocol for the regeneration of virus-free garlic plants through somatic embryogenesis of two Croatian garlic ecotypes. Basal parts of cloves from mother plants were cultured on a full Murashige and Skoog (MS) or modified MS medium (¼ of KNO3 and NH4NO3 and 2xMgSO4) containing 0.1 mg L−1 2,4-dichlorop...
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Plant-based fertilizers, such as liquid plant extracts, contribute to the cultivation of vegetables , particularly in organic production. The objective of this study was to determine if aqueous nettle extract could be successfully used as a fertilizer, applied on the soil and foliarly, in green bean production under field conditions. The hypothesis...
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The effects of different fertilisation treatments with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on AMF root colonisation, fruit yield, nutrient and total phenol contents, volatile compound composition, and sensory attributes of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) were investigated. Mineral, organic, and mineral+organic fertiliser application pos...
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Potato onions (Allium cepa var aggregatum G. Don) are multiplying or aggregating onions, very similar to shallots and have been historically cultivated throughout Europe. Currently in Northern Europe they are maintained in home gardens and ex situ field collections. Potato onions are primarily vegetatively propagated, however in Estonia, near Lake...
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Sensory quality is of increasing importance to consumer decisions in choosing a product, and it is certainly an important factor in repurchasing in terms of meeting the necessary aroma quality and taste properties. To better understand the effects of rootstocks and scions on fruit quality, the sensory profile and volatile aroma composition of the f...
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Shallots are an edible Alliaceous crop representing a group of genetically and morphologically different species. Shallot species determination is rather complex due to the high variability in phenotypes within a single species. Flower morphology has been successfully employed in shallot species determination; however, shallot florogenesis depends...
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The extraction of glucosinolates in boiling aqueous methanol from freeze dried leaf tissues is the most common method for myrosinase inactivation but can be hazardous because of methanol toxicity. Although freeze drying is the best dehydration method in terms of nutritional quality preservation, the main drawbacks are a limited sample quantity that...
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The interactive effects of cultivar, collecting period, and geographical location on the content and composition of biophenols and macro and micronutrients in olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf were investigated. Leaves of six cultivars were collected at three periods in two locations in Croatia. The leaves of Istarska bjelica cultivar had the greatest...
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In a survey on the sanitary status of garlic collection performed in 2016 at the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism in Poreč (Croatia), 24 ecotypes and cultivars were tested by DAS-ELISA test for the presence of four main garlic viruses: Garlic common latent virus (GCLV), Shallot latent virus (SLV), Leek yellow stripe virus (LYSV) and Onion yello...
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Bor (B) je esencijalni biogeni element neophodan za rast i razvoj masline, a nedostatak B općenito se smatra jednim od najčešćih nedostataka mikroelemenata u maslinarstvu. Iako nedostatak B može dovesti do promjene koncentracije različitih fenolnih spojeva u listu masline utjecaj ishranjenosti masline B na fenolni profil lista udomaćenih sorata mas...
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In order to investigate the potential of various olive cultivars and leaf sampling times for phytochemical farming practice in Croatia, phenolic and mineral composition was determined in olive leaves of four Croatian cultivars and Italian cultivar Leccino collected at three occasions, in October 2017, January 2018, and March 2018. Istarska bjelica...
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Organic amendments are often reported to improve soil properties, promote plant growth, and improve crop yield. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the biochar and compost produced from sewage sludge and olive pomace on soil hydraulic properties, water flow, and P transport (i.e., sorption) using numerical modeling (HYDRUS-1D) applied to...
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Composted sewage sludge (CSS) gained attention as a potential fertilizer in agriculture. Application of CSS increases soil microbial activity and microbial biomass, however, it can also lead to increased chemical and microbiological risks. In this study, we performed microcosm experiments to assess how CSS reshapes the microbial community of diluvi...
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The aim of this study was to define optimal harvesting date of garlic cv. 'Istarski crveni' by comparing the amount of volatile compounds as one of quality indicators. In total 17 volatile compounds were determined in tested garlic samples by headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled to gas chromatography with flame ionization and mass spectrom...
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The aim of the study was to determine the suitability of triploid watermelon cultivars ‘WDL 5571’, ‘WDL 5574’ and ‘WDL 5575’ for hydroponic cultivation, determining growth and number of primary shoot leaves, as well as morphological characteristics and fruit quality. The cultivars tested differed in the primary shoot growth as well as in the number...
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The tobacco whitefly Bemisia tabaci is among the most damaging pests in greenhouse production of tomatoes. Insecticide resistance management of B. tabaci requires continuous improvement of non-chemical methods for pest control. The goal of this study was to test the effects of scion and rootstock cultivars on the population densities of B. tabaci a...
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The presence of olive moth (Prays oleae Bern.) and effectiveness of different control treatment against it has been conducted on 160 olive trees of Leccino variety in Istria, Croatia. The treatments were: dimethoate, Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Bt), pyrethrins, consociation of olive and planted pyrethrum and control. Olive moth has been m...
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The present study investigated the effect of boron (B) foliar application on the dynamic changes in the concentration of phenols, especially oleuropein, and volatile compounds of olive leaves during a 90-day period. The trial was conducted in a greenhouse on one year old olive plantlets, sprayed with B at 41.62 mM against a water treated control. I...
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Four terroirs where cv. Malvasia Istriana is grown under equal viticultural practices and climatic conditions, but on different soil types, were studied. Grape juice samples were taken during ripening at three grapevine growth stages (S35-berries begin to colour and enlarge; S36-berries with intermediate Brix values; and S38-berries harvest ripe)....
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Pomegranate ( Punica granatum L.) is a nonclimacteric fruit sold fresh as whole fruit or arils (fleshy seeds). It is also used for the production of juice, wine, and syrup. Pomegranate is popular due to its numerous health benefits. In the United States, it is grown primarily in California and other semi-arid regions, with Wonderful being the most...
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Two experiments were conducted on hydroponic tomatoes to assess the effect of tomato rootstocks/grafting on Trialeurodes vaporariorum populations. In the 1st experiment, the rootstock cultivars Arnold, Buffon, Emperador and Maxifort were grown as nongrafted or grafted with the scion cultivar, Clarabella, while the scion Clarabella was grown as nong...
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Croatia is pyrethrums original growing zone and among rare places in the world where wild populations are found intact in nature. The aim of the research was to explore a production potential of Croatian wild pyrethrum ecotypes, and its use in breeding programs. Three wild ecotypes were tested for vegetative and yield parameters and a comparison be...
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This study assesses the potential use of different types of stabilized sewage sludge as a soil amendment by considering their physicochemical characteristics, nutritional status, and their trace metal and radionuclide content. The concentrations of trace metals and radionuclides were determined using ICP-OES and gamma-ray spectrometry, respectively...
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Overview of the quality of domestic and imported vegetables in Slovene market was investigated in terms of nitrate and nitrite contamination. In total, 145 samples (rocket, lamb‘s lettuce, silverbeet, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, radicchio, string beans, carrots, cucumber, potato, cauliflower, pepper and tomato) were bought in supermarkets and market...
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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the effect of foliar (Mn_fol) and soil Zeolite‐Mn (Mn_ZA) application on leaf mineral, total phenolic and oleuropein content, and mycorrhizae colonization of self‐rooted cv. Leccino plantlets grown on calcareous soil. RESULTS The dissolution of zeolite was 97% when citric acid was applied at 0.05 mM...
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Olive (Olea europaea L.) orchard productivity largely depends on the choice of planted cultivars and their reproductive traits. Simultaneous flowering periods enable cross-pollination and high fruit set in different cultivars. Olive tree is producing both perfect (hermaphrodite) and staminate (male) flowers. Excessive production of male flowers can...
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Temperature is an important factor controlling plant growth and development. The reproductive phase has proven to be one of the most temperature sensitive stages in plants. Pollen grains, once released from anthers, act as independent functional units and are exposed to the ambient environment. Therefore, temperature shifts during flowering may sev...
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Shallots are a valuable minor Allium crop, and are propagated vegetatively and maintained in home gardens across generations along the Croatian coast and island areas. Shallot landraces growing along the Croatian coast fall into three genotypes: Allium cepa Aggregatum group (2n = 2x = 16), A. × proliferum (Moench) Schard. (2n = 2x = 16), and A. × c...
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Arbuskularne mikorizne gljive (AMG) su korisni mikroorganizmi tla koji žive u obliku simbioze s korijenjem velikog broja biljnih vrsta, uključujući i većinu ekonomski važnih poljoprivrednih kultura, u koje se za područje Hrvatske ubraja i rajčica. Rajčica ima visoki stupanj prirodne sposobnosti vezivanja s AMG, čije su prednosti najvećim dijelom po...
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The Leccino olive cultivar was grown in pots contained calcareous rendzina soil amended with NPK fertilizer (control treatment) or with further addition of Zeolite A (ZA) containing either zinc (Zn²⁺) or manganese (Mn²⁺) (Zn-ZA and Mn-ZA). After one year, vegetative growth and root morphological parameters were measured and elemental analysis was p...
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Th e aim of this study was to determine the eff ect of salt stress on morphological and physiological changes of Brassica oleracea acephala group seedlings. Seedlings of kale cultivar Red Russian (RR) and collard Croatian population Konavle 2 (K2) were grown in a fl oating hydroponic system in Tift on, Georgia, USA. Seedlings were treated with seve...
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Bemisia tabaci is one of the most devastating pests in tomato greenhouse production. Insecticide resistance management for B. tabaci requires a novel approach that maximizes non-chemical methods for pest control. The aim of this study was to test the effects of rootstocks on B. tabaci populations in hydroponically grown tomato plants. In order to c...