Research paper
1. Evaluating the Performance of Eleven Olive Cultivars in Fars Province of Iran

Mohamad Reza Taslimpour; Ali Asghar Zeinanloo; Elham Aslmoshtaghi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58153

Abstract
  Olive (Olea europaea L.) consumption and production are socially and economically important in Iran. The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the vegetative characteristics, floral biology, fruit characteristics, oil percentage, and yield of eleven olive cvs. (‘Arbequina’, ‘Amygdalolia’, ...  Read More

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2. Quality improvement and shelf life extension of fresh apricot fruit (Prunus Armeniaca cv. Shahroudi) using postharvest chemical treatments and packaging during cold storage

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Jahani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 9-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58156

Abstract
  The main objective of this work was to assess the effectiveness of salicylic acid (SA), calcium chloride (CaCl2) or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), and packaging on some qualitative properties of apricot fruit during cold storage. The experiments were conducted using a completely randomized design as factorial, ...  Read More

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3. Morphophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Zinnia elegans to Different Irrigation Regimes in Symbiosis with Glomus mosseae

Zahra Heidari; Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou; Younes Rezaie Danesh; Nabi Khezrinejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 19-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58158

Abstract
  Water deficit conditions, in addition to reduced water uptake, result in a reduction in nutrient uptake, and consequently, a substantial reduction in growth parameters, yield and quality. Substrate inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) as an environmentally friendly biofertilizer is an ...  Read More

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4. Application of Various Concentrations of Essential Oils of Savory, Ajowan and Thyme to Maintain Quality and Shelf Life of Gladiolus Cut Flower

Seyed Hossein Mirdehghan; Zahra Aghamolaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 33-41

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58159

Abstract
  Two experiments were designed to evaluate the addition of essential oils to preservative solution and subsequent effects on postharvest quality and vase life of Gladiolus ‘Sorati’ cut flowers. In first experiment, the solutions of savory (Satureja hortensis.), ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) ...  Read More

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5. Physicochemical Properties and Nutritional Value of Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) Fruit at Different Maturity and Ripening Stages

Farid Moradinezhad; Fatemeh Setayesh; Sohrab Mahmoodi; Mehdi Khayyat

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 43-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58160

Abstract
  Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) fruit is an important medicinal plant in Iran. The harvesting time is a crucial for jujube fruit quality. Several characteristics of jujube fruit when harvested at four development stages; white mature (light green), crisp mature (white-red), fully mature (red) and fully ...  Read More

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6. A Simple and Efficient Direct Shoot Organogenesis Method Using Leafy Petiole Explants in Gerbera jamesonii ‘Royal Soft Pink’

Farzad Nazari; Morteza Khosh-Khui; Pejman Azadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 51-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58161

Abstract
  The gerbera market would benefit from an efficient and simple protocol for high rate regeneration for propagation and genetic engineering. With these objectives, this investigation was done on shoot regeneration via direct organogenesis from leafy petiole explants of Gerbera jamesonii ‘Royal Soft ...  Read More

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7. Assessing Potential of Iranian Chicory Genotypes for Industrial Application

Hadi Shoorideh; Seyed Ali Peighambari; Mansour Omidi; Mohammad Reza Naghavi; Assad Maroufi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 59-68

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58162

Abstract
  Chicory (Cichoriumintybus L.) is an important industrial crop which is used for inulin production. Inulin is widely applied as food ingredient due to its health promoting properties. For the first time, attempts were made to investigate thirteen endemic chicory genotypes including three pumilum populations, ...  Read More

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8. Different Ripening Indices and Quality Attributes of Different Groups of Cucumis melo

Mohsen Hatami; Siamak Kalantari; Forouzande Soltani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 69-76

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58163

Abstract
  Six Iranian accessions of Cucumis melo, including Inodorus, Cantalupensis, and Dudaim groups, were planted and then harvested at two harvesting stages including 21 and 28 days after anthesis for Dudaim group and 28 and 38 days after anthesis for Inodorus and Cantalupensis groups. At the time of harvest, ...  Read More

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9. Effects of Pre- and Postharvest Treatments of Silicon and Rice Hull Ash on Vase Life of Gerbera

Neda Aghajani; Mehrdad Jafarpour

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 77-87

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58164

Abstract
  This study was conducted to investigate the effects of different silicon supplements and postharvest treatments on growth and yield of gerbera in a greenhouse experiment. Silicon supplements were including potassium silicate at three concentrations (0, 140 and 200 mg L−1), sodium silicate at three ...  Read More

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10. Genetic Variation within Iranian Iris Species Using Morphological Traits

Mohammad Hossein Azimi; Zahra Tahernezhad; Mohammad Javad Zamani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 89-98

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2016.58165

Abstract
  Iris belongs toIridaceae family and it is monocotyledon. Iris is one of the important ornamental and medicinal plants. 34 iris genotypes (14 species) collected from different provinces of Iran were planted at National Institute of Ornamental Plants (NIOP) Iran. All of the species evaluated for 15 quantitative ...  Read More