Research paper
1. Growth of Lily Bulblets In Vitro, a Review

Naser Askari; Richard G.F. Visser; Geert-Jan De Klerk

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 133-143

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.268870.263

Abstract
  In micropropagation of lily, preferably bulblets should be produced: Because bulblets are compact and robust, they are much easier to handle and to plant in soil than shoots. In this review, the various factors that determine bulblet growth in vitro are discussed. Gibberellins, jasmonates (JA) and abscisic ...  Read More

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2. Response of Cut Rose Flowers to Relative Humidity and Recut During Postharvest Life

Esmaeil Chamani; Carol Wagstaff

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 145-157

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.251634.214

Abstract
  Experiments were conducted to evaluate the response of different originated (the same mother plants with different growers from different cities in Ethiopia) cut rose flowers to various relative humidity (RH) and recut (recut and non-recut). Three different experiments (E1, E2 and E3) using three RH ...  Read More

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3. A Novel Portable Scissors-Type Fruit Picking Device

Yanbin Hua; Jiangang Yang; Xin-Gen Zhou; Chew Tin Lee; Nairu Zhang; Zhongquan Bai; Xin Yuan; Hongbo Zhao; Lichun Quan

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 159-163

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.266682.256

Abstract
  At present, the fruit picking in most countries still largely relies on manual operation. Manual fruit picking can protect the fruits from damage during the operation process. However, it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, and poses a potential safety risk to the workers while working at heights ...  Read More

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4. Application of Cold Plasma Technology in Quality Preservation of Fresh Fig Fruit (Siyah): A Feasibility Study

Rouzbeh Abbaszadeh; Kosar Alimohammad; Romina Zarrabi Ekbatani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 165-173

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.258024.240

Abstract
  Fig (Ficus carica L.) is a perishable fruit and it needs to use new techniques in order to increase shelf life of this product. In present study, atmospheric cold plasma as a non-thermal treatment was utilized for preserving fresh fig quality. Dielectric barrier discharge plasma was applied to fruits ...  Read More

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5. Determine a Regression Model between Phosphorus of Soil Saturation Extract and Various Organs of Washington Navel Orange for Recommendation of Phosphorus Fertilizer

Abdolkarim Ejraei; Ahmad Mohammadi Ghehsareh; Mehran Hodaji; Ali Asghar Besalatpor

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 175-184

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.254225.227

Abstract
  Several methods have been proposed for recommendation of phosphorus fertilizers. Each of them only examines the concentration of phosphorus in the soil or plant, while none of them investigates the correlation between phosphorus concentrations in the soil and plant. In this study, a method called "integrated ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Scion Cultivar, Rootstock Age and Hormonal Treatment on Minigrafting of Persian Walnut

Mina Farsi; Mohammad Reza Fatahi Moghadam; Zabihollah Zamani; Darab Hassani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 185-197

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.255460.233

Abstract
  The experiment was carried out during 2015-2016, with the aim of investigating the effects of scion cultivar, rootstock age and hormonal treatments on the success of walnut minigrafting. Analysis of results showed that all studied factors were effective on graft-take and survival of minigrafted walnuts ...  Read More

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7. Genetic Variation of Lime (Citrus sp.) Accessions Using Flow Cytometry Technique, Morphological Characteristics and Molecular Markers

Hamed Hassanzadeh Khankahdani; Somayeh Rastegar; Behrouz Golein; Morteza Golmohammadi; Abdolhossein Aboutalebi Jahromi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 199-208

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.258553.241

Abstract
  Because of sexual propagation of Mexican lime in southern regions of Iran, there are many lime accessions (lime biotypes) in Mexican lime gardens in which appear some variation in fruit and tree shape. However, most of these accessions are susceptible to witches broom disease of lime (WBDL). Persian ...  Read More

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8. Effect of Paclobutrazol and NAA on Sex determination and Seed Yield of Medicinal Pumpkin (Cucurbıta pepo L.)

Mohammad Gerdakaneh; Fariba Hoseini; Nasrin Eftekharinasab

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 209-217

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.258581.242

Abstract
  In order to evaluate the effect of plant growth regulators on sex determination and yield, an experiment was conducted by spraying different hormonal combinations on medicinal pumpkin. Experimental treatments were included different concentrations of NAA (25, 75, 100, 125 mg/l), paclobutrazol (50, 100, ...  Read More

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9. Improving Effects of Salicylic Acid on Morphological, Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Salt-imposed Winter Jasmine

Hossein Shahmoradi; Davood Naderi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 219-230

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.259507.246

Abstract
  To investigate the positive effects of salicylic acid (SA) on morphological and biochemical traits of salinity stress-imposed winter jasmine, an experiment was conducted in a research greenhouse. The experiment was conducted using a factorial experiment based on completely randomized design with four ...  Read More

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10. Blue Diode and Red He-Ne Lasers Affect the Growth of Anthocyanin Producing Suspension Cells of Apple

Hashem Kazemzadeh-Beneh; Nasser Mahna; Ebrahim Safari; Alireza Motallebi-Azar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 231-239

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.234739.196

Abstract
  Light is an effective factor in cell suspension culture and must be controlled for optimizing cell growth. Growth of anthocyanin producing suspension cells of a red-fleshed genotype of apple (RFA) was assessed in response to blue diode laser (BDL) and red He Ne (RHNL) laser. The suspension cells in L-shaped ...  Read More

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11. Responses of Calyx Phytochemical Characteristic, Yield and Yield Components of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) to Different Sowing Dates and Densities

Bahareh Parsa Motlagh; Parviz Rezvani Moghaddam; Zabihollah Azami Sardooei

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 241-251

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.258629.243

Abstract
  In order to evaluate the effects of sowing date and intra rows spacing on yield, yield components and some phytochemical characteristics in Roselle, a field experiment was conducted as a split plot layout based on randomized complete block design with three replications in 2013 and 2014 growing seasons. ...  Read More

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12. Response of Different Citrus Genotypes to Continuous Flooding Conditions

Reza Partiya; Reza Fotouhi Ghazvini; Reza Fifaei; Mahmood Ghasemnezhad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 253-263

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.259255.245

Abstract
  Hypoxia is a potential threat to various horticultural cropsin lands prone to flooding. Citrus is mostly known as a sub-tropical crop that is often exposed to environmental stresses. In order to evaluate response of six different citrus genotypes, including sour orange, rough lemon, Trifoliate orange, ...  Read More

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13. Effect of Storage Temperature and Packaging Material on Shelf Life of Thornless Blackberry

Mehdi Hadadinejad; Kamran Ghasemi; Amir Ali Mohammadi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, Pages 265-275

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.252144.218

Abstract
  Blackberry is a highly perishable fruit and its quality decreases very quickly during postharvest period. In this research, two types of container including: oriented poly styrene (OPS), a petroleum-based material, and oriented poly corn starch (OPCS), a bio-based material, was analyzed over 14 days ...  Read More