1. Delaying of Postharvest Senescence of Lisianthus Cut Flowers by Salicylic Acid Treatment

Davoud Ataii; Roohangiz Naderi; Azizollah Khandan-Mirkohi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 67-74

Abstract
  Salicylic acid (SA) is considered to be plant signal molecule that plays a key role in plant growth, development, and defense responses. The physiological mechanism of exogenous SA to affect the senescence of cut lisianthus flowers during vase life was investigated. Fresh cut lisianthus flowers were ...  Read More

2. Effect of Agar and Different Culture Media on the Micropropagation of Rosa hybrida cv.’Black Baccara’

Mina Bayanati; Dariush Davoodi; Maryam Jafarkhani Kermani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 75-81

Abstract
  In vitro propagation of plant has played a very important role in rapidmultiplication of cultivars with desirable traits and production of healthy and disease-free plants. In the present investigation, the objectives were to optimize the micropropagation of Rose hybrid ‘Black Baccarat’ cultivar. ...  Read More

3. The Effect of Pollination Time and Gibberellic Acid (GA3) on the Production and Seed Germination of Phalaenopsis Orchids

Hassan Kia Heirati; Rasoul Onsinejad; Fattaneh Yari

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 83-89

Abstract
  The germination power of orchids (Orchidaceae family) seems to betoo weak due lack of albumen. The study carried out with various treatments including pollination time and GA3 for breaking dormancy and increasing seed germination of orchids. The effect of pollination time (8 periods from January to August) ...  Read More

4. Effect of Magnetic Field on Seed Germination and Early Growth of Calendula officinalis L.

Hosein Salehi Arjmand; Saeed Sharafi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 91-96

Abstract
   In order to study on effect of magnetic field on germination characteristics and early growth of marigold (Calendula officinalis L.) seeds an experiment was carried out in laboratory conditions in Arak University of Iran. Seeds were magnetically exposed to magnetic field strengths, 100 or 200 mT ...  Read More

5. Study on Interaction Effects of Mechanical and Geranium Essential Oil Treatments on Vase Life of Cut Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum L.)

Shahla Dashtbany; Davood Hashemabadi; Shahram Sedaghat hoor

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 97-103

Abstract
  The aim of this study is investigation on effect of stem end splitting and Geranium essential oil on vase life on quality of cut chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum L.). This experiment arranged as factorial based on RCD with 2 factors of stem end splitting at 2 levels (with splitting and without ...  Read More

6. Effect of Different Preservatives on Vase Life of Tuberose

Afroz Naznin; M. Mofazzal Hossain; Kabita Anju-Man Ara; Md. Mazadul Islam; Nadira Mokarroma

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 105-113

Abstract
  This study was carried out to investigate the effect of differentpreservative solutions to improve the keeping quality of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa cv. Single). These preservative solutions (treatments) were: T1= 2% sucrose + 200 mg/l AgNO3, T2= 2% sucrose + 200 mg/l AgNO3 + 25 mg/l citric acid, ...  Read More

7. Enhancement of Growth Performances of Ophiopogon japonicus Ornamental Foliage Plant

S.M.K.H. Wijayabandara; J.W. Damunupola; S.A. Krishnarajah; W.A.M. Daundasekera; D.S.A. Wijesundara

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 115-121

Abstract
  Ophiopogon japonicus is a perennial, ornamental foliage plant, whichbelongs to the family Liliaceae. It has a high demand in the local andinternational export market due to the presence of glossy white-green stripped lanceolate leaves. Improved leaves and plants of O. japonicus will be more popular in ...  Read More

8. The Impact of Drought Stress of the Cultivation Medium on the Growth and Postharvest Life of Lilium and Chlorophyll in Different Potassium Concentrations of Nutrient Solution

A. Mohammadi Torkashvand; T. Toofighi Alikhani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 1394, Pages 123-130

Abstract
  To study the effect of different concentrations of potassium in thenutrient solution and water stress on the quality and quantity yield of Lilium LA cv.Termoli, a pot experiment was conducted based on completely randomized design in sand and perlite medium (50:50) in three levels of potassium (Kfree, ...  Read More