1. Improving Physiological Quality of Cut Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa cv. Single) Flowers by Continues Treatment with Humic Acid and Nano-Silver Particles

Majid Amani Beni; Abdolla Hatamzadeh; Ali Nikbakht; Mahmud Ghasemnezhad; Mohammad Zarchini

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 133-141

  Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) is an important commercial cut flower that has a short vase life. An experiment was carried out by using five different levels of humic acid (HA) (0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 mg L-1) and seven different levels of silver nano-particles (SNP) (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 mg L-1) ...  Read More

2. Growth, Yield and Quality of Rosa hybrida L. as Influenced by NaCl Salinity

Iftikhar Ahmad; Muhammad Aslam Khan; Muhammad Qasim; Rashid Ahmad; Tauseef Us-samad

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 143-153

  The effects of sodium chloride (NaCl) salinity (control; canal water with 0.4 dS m-1), 2.5 dSm-1, 5.0 dS m-1, 7.5 dS m-1 and 10.0 dS m-1, respectively) developed after 6 weeks of pruning (beginning of study) on plant growth, flowering and quality of three cut rose (Rosa hybrida L.) cultivars viz. ‘Kardinal’, ...  Read More

3. Ammonium to Nitrate Ratio Affects Protocorm Like Bodies PLB Formation In vitro of Hybrid Cymbidium

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 155-160

  Carbon and nitrogen are the two elements that most affect plant organogenesis. In vitro, usually as part of the macronutrients. Some anecdotal evidence from the literature suggests that the ammonium (NH4+) to nitrate (NO3–) ratio may affect orchid organogenesis. In this study, to test this hypothesis, ...  Read More

4. Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Pseudomonas Fluorescens with Various Levels of Superphosphate on Growth Enhancement and Flowering Response of Gerbera

Karishma Kuldeep Yadav; Anju Tanwar; Ashok Aggarwal

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 161-170

  Gerbera jamesoniiis of commercial significance and fifth most used cut flower in the world today. A pot experiment was performed to see the effect of co-inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) i.e. (Glomus mosseae andAcaulospora laevis) with phosphate solubilizing bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescensin ...  Read More

5. Assessment of Different Preservative Solutions on Vase Life of Cut Roses

Bhawana Lama; Mitali Ghosal; Saran Kumar Gupta; Palash Mandal

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 171-181

  The postharvest vase life of cut roses was studied to determine the effects of various physiological factors that influence the vase life of cut flower. Cut roses were obtained from commercial area of Siliguri. To assess the effect of preservatives on the postharvest life of rose, cut flowers were treated ...  Read More

6. Effect of Nitric Oxide on Postharvest Quality and Vase Life of Cut Carnation Flower

Mahsa Ashouri Vajari; Ayoub Molaahmad Nalousi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 183-190

  Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive signaling molecule and plays a variety of physiological roles in plants. The research on the application of NO to postharvest preservation of flowers and fruits shows great promise in recent years. However, the physiological mechanism of exogenous NO to affect cut ...  Read More

7. A Remedy for Biodeterioration: Zingiber officinale Roscoe. Oil

Neeta Sharma; Richa Tiwari; Madhu Prakash Srivastava

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 191-201

  In our study, bioactivity of essential oil extracted from Ginger (Zingiber officinaleRoscoe.) that belongs to family Zingiberaceae was analyzed. Ginger rhizome oil was found to be effective against a range of bio-deteriogens. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) value was determined by Poisoned ...  Read More

8. Seed Germination Enhancement of Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) Using Electromagnetic Field

Anoosh Zamiran; Vahid Reza Saffari; Mohammad Reza Maleki

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 1392, Pages 203-214

  The effect of electromagnetic field was examined on Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) seeds to enhance seed germination and early growth. The seeds were exposed to four magnetic strengths of 15, 100, 400 and 800 mT in four durations of 30, 60, 120 and 240 min. The experiments were carried out in two forms of laboratory ...  Read More