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1. Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on growth, quality and yield of Mrenda (Corchorus olitorius) morphotypes in Kenya

David Kiprono Rutto; Elizabeth Omami; Julius Ochuodho; Lucas Ngode

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.254156.226

Abstract
  Production of Mrenda (Corchorus olitorius) in Kenya has been low due to various reasons, such as poor agronomic practices like incorrect fertilizer rates. Observations from the Mrenda growing areas showed that there is high unmet demand for crop in local market and even for export. This is due to yields ...  Read More

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2. Shoot-root traits of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica L.) as influenced by different irrigation schedules

Md. Mokter Hossain; Madhoby Jahan Mohona

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 11-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.256331.235

Abstract
  Frequency of irrigation to the crops is the key factor for proper growth and economic yield. Therefore, in the current study growth of broccoli plants was investigated under different irrigation levels in pot culture condition. Five levels of irrigation schedules were applied including I0 [Non-irrigation ...  Read More

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3. Photosynthesis Properties and Ion homeostasis of Different Pistachio Cultivar Seedlings in Response to Salinity Stress

Hamid Alipour

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 19-29

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.233656.192

Abstract
  Understanding mechanisms of salt tolerance, physiological responses to salt stress, and screening genotypes for breeding programs are important scientific issues remained to be investigated in pistachio. Therefore, current study was carried out to investigate response of different pistachio cultivars ...  Read More

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4. Evaluation the Preharvest Application of Iron and Nitrogen on Some Qualitative Characteristics of Two Apple Cultivars during Cold Storage

Safoora Dehghanipoodeh; Mohammad Ali Askari; Ali Reza Talaei; Mesbah Babalar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 31-42

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.253556.221

Abstract
  Apple is one of the most important fruits in temperate zones with a long post-harvest life during cold storage. A factorial experiment, in a randomized completely block design was used to investigate the preharvest application of Iron (0, 500 and 1000 mg Fe-EDDHA per tree) and nitrogen (0, 48 and 96 ...  Read More

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5. Improvement of In vitro Proliferation of Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) by Enriched Nano Chelated Iron Fertilizer

Saber Avestan; Lotfali Naseri; Roghayeh Najafzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 43-51

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.251673.216

Abstract
  Nano-fertilizers can increase value of products in agriculture. Iron plays many important and essential roles in plant growth and development as compared to other micronutrients. In the present study, effects of different levels of enriched nano chelated Iron fertilizer (25, 50, 100, and 200 mg l-1) ...  Read More

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6. Identification of Drought Tolerant and Sensitive Species of Thyme through Some Physiological Criteria

Mohsen Ashrafi; Mohammad Reza Azimi Moqadam; Parviz Moradi; Farid Shekari; Ehsan MohseniFard

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 53-63

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.255144.231

Abstract
  Drought as the most important abiotic stress has deleterious effects on plants. Developing drought tolerant varieties can help produce plants in a sustainable way. This study was conducted to identify drought tolerant and drought sensitive thyme species including Thymus vulgaris, T. vulgaris (origin: ...  Read More

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7. Intervarietal hybridization and observation of heterosis in the new hybrids of Iris germanica

Mohammad Hossein Azimi; maryam Karimi Alvijeh; Abdolkarim Zarei

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 65-79

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.254015.225

Abstract
  To produce new, high-quality offsprings, we generated two cross combinations in Iris germanica. Three parental plants were selected after preliminary screening of commercial traits in different cultivars. Fourteen quantitative traits mostly related to the flower organ were investigated on 15 progenies ...  Read More

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8. Chemical Variation in the Essential Oil of Iranian Rosa damascena Landraces under Semi-arid and Cool Conditions

Bayzid Yousefi; Kamkar Jaimand

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 81-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.256329.234

Abstract
  In present study, essential oil content and compositions of 49 Iranian landraces of Damask rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) was investigated. Essential oils were isolated with distillation method and component composition was determined with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Twenty main ...  Read More

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9. Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Fumaria vaillantii Extract at Three Phenological Stages Assayed by Various Methods

Mohammad Moghaddam; Seyed Naser Khaleghi Miran; Leila Mehdizadeh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 93-102

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.253067.219

Abstract
  Fumaria vaillantii (Fumariaceae) is an annual plant which is growing in a wide diversity area of Iran which has been used traditionally in the folk medicine. Antioxidants have great importance to reduce oxidative stress and prevention of damage to biological molecules. The present study was designed ...  Read More

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10. Quantitative Assessment of Diosgenin from Different Ecotypes of Iranian Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) by High-performance Liquid Chromatography

sahar aminkar; Abdolali Shojaeiyan; Sajad Rashidi Monfared; Mahdi Ayyari

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 103-109

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.254988.230

Abstract
  In this study, a sensitive, accurate and reproducible high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for determination of diosgenin from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) leaves in 22 ecotypes of Iranian fenugreek. The obtained results showed that the highest concentration of diosgenin ...  Read More

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11. Ameliorative Effect of Ammonium Sulfate on Salt Tolerance and Ion Homeostasis in Lemon (C. limon) Seedlings

Majid Rajaie; Mohammah Ebrahim Motieallah

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 111-122

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.68039

Abstract
  To investigate interaction effects of salinity and nitrogen on growth, mineral composition and salinity tolerance of lemon seedlings, a greenhouse experiment with four sodium chloride concentrations (0, 250, 500 and 1000 mg kg-1 soil) and four nitrogen levels (0, 50, 100, and 200 mg kg-1 soil ammonium ...  Read More

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12. 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 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 123-132

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.261042.248

Abstract
  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