Volume 10 (2023)
Issue 4 Regular submission October 2023
Issue 3 September 2023, Pages 115-236
Issue 2 Special issue :Impact of light on crop production and quality April 2023
Issue 1 January 2023, Pages 1-114
Volume 9 (2022)
Volume 8 (2021)
Volume 7 (2020)
Volume 6 (2019)
Volume 5 (2018)
Volume 4 (2017)
Volume 3 (2016)
Volume 2 (2015)
Volume 1 (2014)

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International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access multidisciplinary journal. The Journal accepts and publishes research works/articles in English that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in all areas related to horticultural science with the ultimate goal of expanding knowledge of the subject and contributing to the existing science and literature. The Journal has planned to: (i) stimulate scientific research among horticulture scholars and scientists all around the world and (ii) provide a forum for the exchange of information and dissemination of knowledge in the horticultural science 


ISO Abbreviation: Int. J. Hortic. Sci. Technol.

Frequency: Quarterly

Peer Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review

Language: English

         Open Access Journal Support 

Special Issue 

"Impact of light on horticultural crops production and quality"

Editor: Dr. Sasan Aliniaeifard 

Photosynthesis and light responses lab
Department of Horticulture
College of Aburaihan
University of Tehran
PC. 3391653775
Pakdasht, Tehran, Iran
Tel/Fax: +98 21 36041089
Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sasan_Aliniaeifard

Email: aliniaeifard@ut.ac.ir

further information can be found here





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Research paper
Phytochemical and morphological features of Moldavian Balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) and Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) in intercropping and pure stand cultivation systems and different fertilizer sources

Lida Ganbari Torkamany; Hassan Mahdavikia; Esmaeil Rezaei-Chiyaneh; Mohsen Barin; Martin Leonardo Battaglia

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 237-256


  To determine effects of different fertilizer sources on the yield and quality parameters of Moldavian balm (MB) in intercropping with Fenugreek (FG), two factors were analyzed. The first one included three cropping patterns: MB pure stand, FG pure stand, and intercropping of two rows of MB with two rows ...  Read More

Review paper
Green Nanotechnology: A modern tool for Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria – A Review

Francis Aibuedefe Igiebor; Beckley Ikhajiagbe; Mostprecious Asia

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 269-286


  The significance of building sustainable farms has been highlighted in the search for food security. The traditional farming methods used in Nigeria result in low agricultural yields. Utilizing modern technologies, such as nanotechnology, is crucial right now to address the growing need for food crops. ...  Read More

Research paper
Effect of Humic Acid and Amino Acid Foliar Applications on the Growth Characteristics, Yield, and Fruit Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicom L.)

Asghar Sadeghi Chah-Nasir; Abdolhossein Abootalebi Jahromi; Behnam Behrooznam; Hamed Hassanzadeh Khankahdani; Abdolkarim Ejraei

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 287-318


  The foliar application of organic compounds and biofertilizers is a suitable method for optimal nutrition of plants. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the foliar application of humic acid and amino acids on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of tomato fruits under field conditions ...  Read More

Research paper
Evaluation of Essential Oil in Satureja spicigera (c. Koch) Boiss. in Dry Farming Under the Effect of Different Organic Fertilizers and Plant Densities

Borzou Yousefi; Fatemah Sefidkon; Hooshmand Safari

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 319-332


  A decrease in agricultural water resources in recent years has led to the cultivation of plants with low water requirements. Creeping savory (Satureja spicigera) is a medicinal species that grows on rock walls in the north of Iran. To evaluate the effects of different planting densities and different ...  Read More

Research paper
Diallel Cross Analysis of Resistance Against Race 1.2y of Fusarium Wilt in Melon (Cucumis melo L.)

Ramin Rafezi; Hamid Dehghani; Ziaeddin Banihashemi; Michel Pitrat

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 333-350


  In order to estimate the genetic parameters of resistance against the race 1.2y of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis, a complete 7 × 7 diallel mating design was conducted with three replications by the use of Iranian native melons including Jalali, Chapalizi, Sooski, Magasi, Khaghani, Semsoori ...  Read More

Research paper
Postharvest Treatments of Arginine, Asparagine, and Glycine Reduce Chilling Injury and Improve Okra Pod Quality

Farahnaz Fattahi; Fardin Ghanbari; Mehdi Saidi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 351-360


  Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) belongs to the Malvaceae family and is sensitive to chilling injury. To evaluate the effect of amino acids on preventing okra pods from chilling injury and maintaining their quality during storage, an experiment was performed to evaluate the possible role of amino acids ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Foliar Application of Citric Acid on Morphological and Phytochemical Traits of Calendula officinalis L. under Drought Stress Conditions

sophia soroori; elham danaee

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 361-374


  The experiment was performed to study the effect of foliar application of citric acid on reducing the effects of drought stress on Calendula officinalis L., the effect of citric acid (0, 50 and 100 mg l-1) and different levels of drought (no stress: control, 25, 50 and 75% field capacity) was studied ...  Read More

Growth and Photosynthetic Performance of Calendula officinalis under Monochromatic Red Light

Sasan Aliniaeifard; Mehdi Seif; Mostafa Arab; Mahboobeh Zare Mehrjerdi; Tao Li; Oksana Lastochkina

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 123-132


  Light is the driving force for plant photosynthesis. Different attributes of light (e.g. intensity, spectrum and duration) can influence plant growth and development. We studied growth and photosystem II performance ofEnglish marigold cut flowers under red (635-665 nm) and white (420-700 nm) LEDs. Although ...  Read More

Effect of postharvest calcium chloride treatment on the storage life and quality of persimmon fruits (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) cv. ‘Karaj’

Maryam Bagheri; Mahmood Esna-Ashari; Ahmad Ershadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2015, , Pages 15-26


  The objective of this study was to evaluate the storage life and quality of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) fruit cv. ‘Karaj’ stored at 0°C for 4 months after postharvest calcium chloride treatment. Fruit weight loss, fruit firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, total phenolic ...  Read More

Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) ‘Yousef Khani’ Using the gus Reporter Gene

Babak Valizadeh Kaji; Ahmad Ershadi; Masoud Tohidfar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 31-41


  In this study, an efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method was developed forpomegranate (Punica granatum L.), a difficult-to-transform plant. In vitro shoot segments wereinoculated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 harboring the binary vectorpBI121 carrying the neomycin phosphotransferase ...  Read More

Biotechnology of Scented Roses: A Review

Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 1-20


  Scented rose species are very important in the genus Rosa due to their use in highly-prized essential oil production and as garden roses. The fragrance of the rose flower (attar) captured by extraction is one of the most valuable flavor and fragrance products. A comprehensive study of the papers published ...  Read More

The Application of Essential Oils and Silver Nanoparticles for Sterilization of Bermudagrass Explants in in vitro Culture

Mina Taghizadeh; Mousa Solgi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 131-140


  An important part of plant in vitro techniques is the sterilization of explants and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Ideally, sterilizing materials should be effective on a vast range of microorganisms at low density. Nowadays, the use of compounds such as essential oils (EOs) and nanoparticles ...  Read More

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