176. Estimation of yield combining ability and fruit-related traits using diallel analysis in melon (cucumis melo L.)

Majid Esmaeili; Forouzandeh Soltani; Mohammad Reza Bihamta; Mohammad Javan Nikkhah

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2022, , Pages 131-142

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.308631.382

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to estimate heritability, general and specific combining ability and the relationship between traits. Investigated traits were fruit number per plant, total yield per plant, average fruit weight, flesh thickness, flesh firmness, seed cavity size, total soluble solid, fruit ...  Read More

177. Effect of Grafting Methods and Dates on the Graft Take Rate of Persian Walnut in Open Field Condition

Rabin Thapa; Praseed Thapa; Kafil Ahamad; Kourosh Vahdati

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 133-147

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.311553.401

Abstract
  A field-based experiment was carried out in Rukum (East), Nepal, from February to June 2020, to assess the effect of different methods and dates of grafting on the graft take rate of Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.) in field condition. The experiment comprised ten treatments with combination of two ...  Read More

178. Stimuli Effects of Different LEDs on Some Morphological and Biochemical Traits of Two Varieties of Calendula officinalis

Sara Moghare Abed; Davood Naderi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 139-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.286884.312

Abstract
  In the production of flowers and ornamental plants, especially in the advanced greenhouse conditions, it is important to have a good light source and its accurate management. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of light quality on morphological and biochemical traits of two Marigold genotypes (Iranian-native ...  Read More

179. Papaya Vivipary: An Unusual Finding of “An Umbilical Cord”

Ashwin Garg; Preeti Garg

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 149-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.313934.414

Abstract
  Vivipary is not a rare finding in papaya fruit. However, this short communication describes the unusual germination of seedling within intra-ovarian ovary. The seedling is attached at two ends of the immature ovary: by radicle at one end, and by elongated tubular structure at the other end. The tubular ...  Read More

180. Alternation of Growth, Phenolic Content, Antioxidant Enzymes and Capacity by Magnetic Field in Hyssopus officinalis under Water Deficit

Rezvan Mohammadi; Parto Roshandel

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 153-163

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.288556.319

Abstract
  In the present study, the effect of seed priming with magnetic field (MF; 45, 90, 200 and 250mT for 5, 10, 20 and 30 min) was evaluated in 60-day-old Hyssopus officinalis plants grownunder 8 days irrigation intervals. The assessments were consisted of biomass, membranestability, photosynthetic pigments ...  Read More

181. Ethnobotanical and on Farm Genetic Surveys of Fig (Ficus carica L.) Genetic Resources in Kerkennah Islands

Olfa Saddoud Debbabi; Emna Khanfir; Mohamed Ali Dridi; Massaoud Mars M

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 153-163

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.310191.396

Abstract
  Fig tree (Ficus carica L.) is characterized by a wide genetic diversity in Tunisia although it is considered as a secondary species. In Kerkennah islands, despite several biotic and abiotic stresses, local population has conserved the fig germplasm. This species is very well suited to the harsh environments. ...  Read More

182. Comparison and Evaluation of Oil Content, Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Pistacia atlantica and Pistacia khinjuk Grown as Wild

Saeid Hazrati; Mostafa Govahi; Mohammad-Taghi Ebadi; Farhad Habibzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 165-174

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.287550.316

Abstract
  The growing demands of consumers for edible seed oils containing high unsaturated fatty acid and antioxidant content have resulted in considerable efforts to investigate plants as possible sources of oils and nuts. In this research, the amount of fatty acid compositions, total flavonoid, phenol and antioxidant ...  Read More

183. Impact of Gibberellic Acid and Organic Growth Media on Seed Germination and Seedling Development of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis)

Ganih Indin Sappalani; Louella M. Cabahug; Vences C. Valleser

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 165-174

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.309296.385

Abstract
  One of the best interventions to hasten seed germination and seedling development is the exogenous application of phytohormone. This study evaluated the germination and seedling development of rubber seeds in response to gibberellic acid (GA3) and organic growth media under nursery condition. The experiment ...  Read More

184. Effect of Absorbent Granules Coated by Potassium Permanganate on Postharvest Quality of Rose (Rosa hybrida) Cultivars

Azizollah Khandan-Mirkohi; Elmira Rabiee; Behrouz Janipour; Ahmad Ahmadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 175-186

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.300031.353

Abstract
  Enrichment of zeolite and sponge as ethylene absorbent with potassium permanganate was theidea of this study to provide an efficient way to scavenge ethylene during storage period ofthree Rosa hybrida cv. ‘Shiraz’, ‘Avalanche’, and ‘After-party’ cut flowers. A preliminaryexperiment ...  Read More

185. Salicylic Acid Improves Tolerance Against Salt Stress Through Boosting Antioxidant Defense System in Black Bean

Fatemeh Heidarian; Parto Roshandel

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 175-189

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.297885.345

Abstract
  To evaluate the effect of salicylic acid (SA) on seed germination of black bean plant under saline conditions, seeds were primed with salicylic acid (0, 2, 10, and 20 mM) and germinated under salt stress (0, 50, and 100 mM NaCl). The measured parameters included the percentage and rate of seed germination, ...  Read More

186. Effect of Pre-Harvest Salicylic Acid and Iron Treatments on Postharvest Quality of Peach Fruits

Hamed Shokri Heydari; Mohammad Ali Askari Sarcheshmeh; Mesbah Babalar; Taha Ranjbar Malidarreh; Ahmad Ahmadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 187-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.229309.183

Abstract
  Peach is a highly corrosive fruit with a short shelf life (less than 7 days at room temperature)susceptible to diseases, pathogens and physical damage. The storage or marketable life ofhorticultural crops can be extended by various treatments applied to them after and/or beforeharvesting. Fruits are ...  Read More

187. Nano-Chelated Nitrogen Fertilizer as a New Replacement for Urea to Improve Olive Oil Quality

Zohre Rohi Vishekaii; Ali Soleimani; Akbar Hasani; Mahmood Ghasemnezhad; Karamatollah Rezaei; Somaye Kalanaky

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 191-201

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.295041.332

Abstract
  Different sources of nitrogen fertilizers are being used in olive orchards, of which urea is widely used by olive growers. However, nano-chelated nitrogen (nano-N) is a newly found feature of the fertilizer with very little known information. In the current research, the impact of foliar spray of two ...  Read More

188. Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide on Cold-Induced Oxidative Damage in Cucumis sativus L.

Fatemeh Nasibi; Khosrow Manouchehri Kalantari; Zahra Manzari Tavakoli

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 199-211

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.284285.301

Abstract
  One of the major abiotic stresses limiting the productivity and the geographical distribution of many important crops is low temperature. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an important signaling molecule involved in several stress-resistance processes such as drought, salinity and heavy metal stresses in plants. ...  Read More

189. Effect of Low Temperature on Postharvest Behaviors of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)

Md. Saidee Rahman; Md. Kamrul Hassan; Fakhar Uddin Talukder; Md. Sohanur Rahman

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 213-225

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.302076.365

Abstract
  A large amount of oyster mushrooms is wasted every year due to post-harvest losses/decays. An experiment was conducted to observe the effect of low temperature to extend shelf life and nutritional quality of oyster mushroom. The experiment consisted of two treatments including: mushrooms stored at ambient ...  Read More

190. Screening some Iranian Muskmelon Landraces for Resistance Against Fusarium Wilt Disease using Molecular Markers

Atefeh Gholizadegan; َAlireza Seifi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 227-233

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.300685.359

Abstract
  Fusarium wilt is one of the most destructive diseases of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.), which is an economically important disease worldwide causes yield losses in muskmelon growing areas. One of the most effective controlling measures to prevent Fusarium wilt is through host resistance by using resistance ...  Read More

191. Challenges and Opportunities in Tomato Production Chain and Sustainable Standards

Dennis Maina Gatahi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 235-262

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.300818.361

Abstract
  Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is an important member of the Solanaceae family. It is mainly used as food and cash crop globally. Tomato also serves as an ornamental plant in some parts of the world. In urban areas, this crop is included in the foodscaping systems where it is grown in hanging baskets, ...  Read More

192. Phytochemical and Quality Attributes of Strawberry Fruit under Osmotic Stress of Nutrient Solution and Foliar Application of Putrescine and Salicylic Acid

Masoud Haghshenas; Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou; Akbar Shokoohian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 263-278

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.298283.347

Abstract
  The moderating role of salicylic acid (SA) and putrescine (PUS) as plant growth regulators (PGRs), on the growth parameters and phytochemical and qualitative characteristics of strawberry fruit 'Selva' under osmotic stress was investigated under soilless culture. The osmotic potential (salinity) of the ...  Read More

193. Improving Shelf Life of Strawberry Through Application of Sodium Alginate and Ascorbic Acid Coatings

Fatemeh Nazoori; Solmaz Poraziz; Seyed Hossein Mirdehghan; Majid Esmailizadeh; Elaheh ZamaniBahramabadi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 279-293

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.297134.341

Abstract
  In the present study, effects of edible coatings using sodium alginate (SA) and sodium alginate in combination with ascorbic acid (AA) on the shelf-life extension of strawberries at 4±1°C was studied. A factorial experiment was performed based on a randomized complete block design with four ...  Read More

194. Comparison and Correlation of the Compositions in Volatile Constituents from Different Parts of Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis L.)

Karim Farmanpour-Kalalagh; Mehdi Mohebodini; Naser Sabaghnia

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 295-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.292759.325

Abstract
  In this study, the variability of essential oil composition in different parts of summer savory was investigated. Extraction of essential oils from air-dried leaves and healthy seeds was done using water-distillation in Clevenger-type apparatus for 4 h. In total, 23 and 24 components were identified ...  Read More

195. Optimization of in vitro Propagation of Purple Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), an Important Medicinal and Ornamental Plant

Mostafa Eshghi Khas; Ahmadreza Abbasifar; Babak ValizadehKaji

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 305-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.297194.342

Abstract
  Tissue culture techniques can be beneficial for quick clonal propagation and production of disease-free plants of purple passion fruit as one of the most important medicinal and ornamental plants. These techniques are essential tools for the production of transgenic plants and high-value phytochemicals. ...  Read More

196. Effect of Harvesting Stages and Nitrogen on Seed Quality and Yield of Jute Mallow (Corchorus olitorius L.)

David Kiprono Lelei Kiprono Rutto; Elizabeth Nabwile Nabwile Omami; Julius Onyango Onyango Ochuodho

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 315-326

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.305054.377

Abstract
  Production of high quality seeds in African leafy vegetables has not been practiced due to varying reasons including incorrect harvesting stages and fertilizer rates. Jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius L.) pods do not ripen simultaneously and fruits left to dry on mother plant long before harvesting, which ...  Read More

197. Effect of Drying Method on Volatile Nutraceuticals and Microbial Growth in Moringa oleifera

Dennis Maina Gatahi; Felix Nyoro

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 315-322

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.313592.411

Abstract
  Fresh Moringa oleifera leaves are very rich in phytonutrients, however the leaves are also highly perishable and require processing for increased shelf-life. The method of processing, specifically  drying affects the nutritional value of the product. The present study therefore, analyzed the nutraceutical ...  Read More

198. Yield and Economic Analyses of Different Mulching Materials for Potato Production

Namrata Ghimire; Arvind Srivastava; Deepak Poudel; Kamal Raj Gaire

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 323-334

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.316115.431

Abstract
  To determine the suitability of different mulching materials for improving the yield of potato,a field experiment was conducted from January 2020 to May 2020 at Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal. The experiment was carried out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with five treatments including: T1: silver ...  Read More

199. Effect of Organic Fertilizer and Irrigation Intervals on the Yield and Quality of Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon var. cerasiforme)

Md. Farid Hossain

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 327-334

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.303299.370

Abstract
  To investigate the effects of organic fertilizers and irrigation frequencies on yield and quality of cherry tomato an experiment was conducted using six fertilizer doses including control (no fertilizer), NPK fertilizer (urea at 300 kg, TSP 200 kg and MoP 250 kg), cow-dung at 5 t ha-1, cow-dung at 10 ...  Read More

200. Composition and Antioxidant Activity of the Essential Oil from Achillea moschata Wulfen Growing in Valchiavenna and Valmalenco (Italian Central Alps)

Aldo Tava; Marcello Iriti; Sara Vitalini

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 335-341

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.303250.372

Abstract
  Achillea moschata Wulfen (Asteraceae) is an endemic species growing on the Alps and traditionally used in several medicinal remedies. For its aromatic properties, it is also collected for food purposes. Chemical content and biological activity of A. moschata oil are not extensively studied. We investigated ...  Read More