Research Paper
1. The Enhancement of Drought Stress Tolerance of Kentucky Bluegrass by Prohexadione-Calcium Treatment

Javad Rezapour Fard; Mohsen Kafi; Roohangiz Naderi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 197-204

Abstract
  Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) is one of the most widely used turfgrasses for home lawns, golf courses, parks, and athletic fields in temperate climates. Oxidative stress caused by drought stress is a major limiting factor for grass cultivation in arid and semi-arid regions. The objective of this ...  Read More

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2. The Effect of Eucalyptus and Rosa damascena Essences with Sucrose on Vase Life and Physiological Characteristics of Cut Gerbera cv. ‘Alain Ducasse’

Leila Khosravi Nahrabadi; Nahid Rood; Atoosa Danyaei; Mehrdad Babarabie; Mona Shadbash

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 205-212

Abstract
  Gerbera cut flowers is one of the important and popular cut flowers in the world that regardless of increasing production of this plant in Iran, the duration of its life is short due to rapid wilting petals and bending neck of flower. To increase vase life of gerbera cut flowers cv. ‘Alain Ducasse’, ...  Read More

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3. Improvement Vase Life of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum L.) Cut Flowers Using Essential Oils of Geranium, Eucalyptus and Myrtus

Siros Bidarigh

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 213-221

Abstract
  This study carried out based on a randomized completely design with 10 treatments geranium, eucalyptus and myrtus extraction, in 3 levels (2, 6 and 10 ml in 600 ml of distilled water) and control (distilled water) with 3 replications in 30 plots and each plot with 4 cut flowers. In this experiment traits ...  Read More

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4. Thrips Pests on Ornamental Plants in Mahallat, Markazi Province, Iran

Majid Mirab-balou; Seyed Saeid Modarres Najafabadi; Khoshnood Nourollahi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 223-239

Abstract
  Thrips specimens were collected in the year 2014 on different ornamental plants from Mahallat (Markazi Province), Iran. In this study, 11 species in six genera and three different families of Thysanoptera were collected and identified. The scientific names of thrips species are as follow: Melanthrips ...  Read More

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5. The Effect of Growth Bed Containing Organic Substrates and Irrigation Period on the Growth of Araucaria excelsa L.

Ali MohammadiTorkashvand; Mehdi Misaghi; Fatemeh Ramezanzadeh Bisheh Gahi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 231-238

Abstract
  Araucaria excelsa L. of Araucariaceae family is a beautiful conifer which has a high economic importance in the flower industry. A factorial experiment based on randomized completely block design with two factors: 1. Irrigation intervals in 2, 4 and 6 days (I1, I2 and I3) and 2. The growth bed in pots ...  Read More

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6. Effects of 1-MCP and Ethylene on Antioxidant Enzymes Activity and Postharvest Physio-Biochemical Characteristics of Cut Carnation Flower cv. ‘Fortune’

Azam Ranjbar; Noorollah Ahmadi; Maliheh Eftekhari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 239-248

Abstract
  Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) is one of the most important cut flowers in the world. Themajority of thecarnation cultivars are sensitive to ethylene which affected the physiological and biochemical postharvest characteristics of these flowers.Applying inhibitors of biosynthesis and action of ethylene ...  Read More

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7. Study of Ethanol Presence in Some Ornamental and Aromatic Plants Using Gas Chromatography

Maryam Nasouri Gazani; Shahab Shariati; Ali Rafizadeh; Mohammad Naghi SafarzadehVishekaei

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 249-253

Abstract
  Plants re-emit a substantial fraction of their assimilated carbon into the atmosphere as biogenic volatile organic compound. According to the presence of relatively high amount of methanol in herbal distillates, finding different concentrations of ethanol in such drinks is expectable, as several studies ...  Read More