The Effect of Pulse and Continuous Treatments of Ethanol and Gibberellic Acid on Vase Life and Quality of Alstroemeria Cut Flower

Raheleh Edalati Morafah; Mostafa Arab; Rohangiz Naderi; Majid Rahemi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 1-11

  Leaf yellowing is a major problem in postharvest of Alstroemeria cut flowers. For delaying of leaf yellowing and increasing flower quality a completely randomized factorial design was carried out on the Alstroemeria cut flowers (‘Fuji’ cultivar). In this research Ethanol (0, 2, 4, 6%), GA3 ...  Read More

Evaluation of Essential Oil Content and Components in some Iranian Fennel Ecotypes

Kaivan Bahmani; Ali Izadi Darbandi; Seyed Ahmad Sadat Noori

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 13-24

  Fennel is one of the oldest herbs and possesses appealing flavor and beneficial medicinal effects. Fennel(Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) belongs to the Apiaceae family and its essential oil and seeds are used to flavor foods including meats, ice cream, candy, baked goods and condiments. The increasing commercial ...  Read More

Effect of Sowing Date and Pre-Planting Irrigation on Weed Seedling Emergenceand Yield in Maize

Sahar Seyedabbasi; Iraj Alahdadi; Mostafa Oveisi; Gholamali Akbari

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 25-33

  Field experiment was conducted to predict shoot emergence of Sorghum halepenseand Chenopodium different planting dates of maize with stale seed bed or conventional planting.  3- parameterweibul gave a good description of cumulative shoot emergence percentage of  S. halepense against ...  Read More

Effects of Heading and Benzyladenine and Arbolin Spraying on the Quality of Sweet Cherry, Apple and Pear Trees in Nursery

Ebrahim Ganji Moghadam; Mahbube Zamanipour; Alireza Mohebi Samimi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 35-51

  This experiment was carried out to study effects of mechanical and chemical treatments for developing lateral shoot and increasing quality of sweet cherry, apple and pear trees in 2010-2011 in three independent experiments. In the first experiment, effect of the heading treatments in four levels (‍control, ...  Read More

Modeling and Optimization of Stomatal Resistance in Olive under NaCl Salinity Stress by using Artificial Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm

Mehdi Rezaei; Abass Rohani

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 53-64

  Stomatal resistance has an important role in plant water exchange and photosynthesis under stress condition hence it is a key parameter in ecological and biological models. In the present research, optimum values of effective parameters on stomatal resistance of olive to achieve maximum stomatal resistance ...  Read More

Possibility of using Chlorophyll Fluorescence to Assess the Tolerance of a Number of Citrus Rootstocks to Waterlogging Stress

Ali Asadi Kangarshahi; Gholam Reza Savaghebi; Mahmoud Samar; Mohsen Farahbakhsh

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 65-78

  Changes in chlorophyll florescence is one of the physiological responses of plants to waterlogging stress. Due to easily measured in field and its inexpensive and non-destructive characteristics, it is one of the best ways to assess different genotypes tolerance to stresses. In this experiment, trends ...  Read More

Effect of Drought Stress on Physiological Characteristics of Different Salad Burent Ecotypes under Different Irrigation Regimes

Ali Tadayyon; Hajar Nadeali

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 79-94

  To evaluate the effect of drought stress on the physiological characteristics of salad burent (Poterium sanguisorba), a field experiment was conducted in split-plot based on randomized complete block design with three replications during 2010 growing season. Four levels of irrigation (20, 40, 60 and ...  Read More

Relationships among Grain Yield, Transpiration Rate and Stomatal Length in Seven Corn Cultivars under Salt Stress Condition

Mahdiye Askary; aliakbar Maghsoudi Moud; Vahidreza Saffari

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 95-105

  Salt stress is a factor limiting crop growth and productivity around the world. Developing salt tolerant cultivars using desired plant features has been considered as a way to cope with the problem. In this study, a factorial experiment was used in order to determine the effects of salt stress on stomatal ...  Read More

Effect of Salinity Stress on some Germination and Vegetative Growth Indices of Lentil Genotypes

Lotfali Saadeghi-Azar; Shahab Madah Hoseini; Asghar Rahimi; Ali Akbar Mohammadi Mirik

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 107-117

  To investigate the effects of salinity stress on some germination and vegetative growth indices of lentil (Lens culinaris Medic) genotypes, two separate experiments were conducted at glasshouse and laboratory of College of Agriculture, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan. In the first one, three electrical ...  Read More

Determination of the best Harvest Time of Pistachio Nut based on Physiological and Biochemical Indices

Fatemeh Nazoori; Siamak Kalantari; Amanollah Javanshah; Nader Doraki; Alireza Talaie

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 119-135

  This study was done to evaluate the effects of harvest time on some factor of ‘Ahmadaqaie’ pistachio nuts in Rafsanjan. In three consecutive years (2009-2012) during three stages of friut ripening (40, 70 and 100 percent of hulling), fruit was harvested and physiological and biochemical parameters ...  Read More

Evaluation of Competition and Nutrient Consumption of Nutrifid Millet and Green Pea in Intercropping

Neda Pakgohar; Ahmad Ghanbari

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 137-150

  This experiment was conductee as a RCBD at a research farm at Kerman in Spring 2012 using millet and green pea as intercrop. The treatments were cultivation of sole nutrifid millet and green pea, 75% millet+25% green pea and vice versa, 50% millet+50% green pea, cultivation of mix seeds of two crops ...  Read More

Effects of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on Physiological Indices and Yield of Grain Sorghum under Different Irrigation Intervals

Javad Hamzei; Farshid Sadeghi Meabadi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 151-163

  In this research the effects of mycorrhizal symbiosis and irrigation intervals on growth indices and grain yield of two sorghum cultivars was studied. Field experiment was laid out as a split plot factorial based on randomized complete block design with three replications. Irrigation intervals as main ...  Read More

Study on Enzymatic Activity and Biochemical Responses of Two Citrus Rootstocks to in vitro Salinity Stress

Fariborz Habibi; Mohammad Esmaeil Amiri

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 165-177

  Enzymaticactivity and biochemical responsesof two citrus rootstocks [sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) and trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata Raf.)] to in vitro salinitystress were studied. Explants of both rootstocks were transferred to Murashige and Skoog (MS) solid proliferation medium containing ...  Read More

Effect of N Fertilizer of Different Levels and Cultivated Density on Yield and Essential Oil Content on Moldavian Dragonhead

Sophia Soroori; Mohammad Moghaddam; Hamid Hashemi Moghaddam

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 179-194

  A filed experiment was conducted to assay the effect of nitrogen fertilization and cultivated density on essential oil content on dragonhead (Dracocephalum moldavica) in semi-arid conditions in 100 km of South East of Mashhad. The experiment was done as factorial based on randomized complete blocks design ...  Read More

Studying the Response of Yield Components, Grain and Green Pod Yield of two Faba Bean Cultivars to Inter- Row Spacing in Normal and Late Seeding Dates

Ebrahim Zeinali; Afshin Soltani; Mohammad Khadempir; Mahmood Tourani; Fatemeh Sheikh

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2014, Pages 195-210

  Gorgan is one of the most important regions for faba bean (Vicia faba L.) production in Iran. However, there is no enough quantitative information about the various aspects of production management of this crop plant. To investigate the effects of inter-row spacing, cultivar and seeding date on the yield ...  Read More