1. Effect of Silicon on Growth and Ornamental Traits of Salt-stressed Calendula (Calendula officinalis L.)

Hassan Bayat; Morteza Alirezaie; Hossein Neamati; Ali Abdollahi Saadabad

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 207-214

Abstract
  A pot experiment was carried out to determine the effect of foliage spraying of silicon (Si) on growth and ornamental characteristics of calendula grown under salt stress and greenhouse conditions. A factorial experiment based on completely randomized design was conducted with 3 levels of Si (0, 50 and ...  Read More

2. Shading Impact on Qualitative Characteristics and Chlorophyll Content of Cut Rose (Rosa hybrida cv. Avalanche)

Ali Dolatkhahi; Mansour Matloobi; Alireza Motallebiazar; Navid Vahdati

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 215-220

Abstract
  Light intensity is considered a limiting factor in greenhouse rose production. The main aim of this experiment was to evaluate the effect of shading treatments (0, 25, 50, and 65% shading) on quality and chlorophyll content of cut rose (Rosa hybrida cv. Avalanche), under greenhouse conditions. The experiment ...  Read More

3. The Effect of Gibberellic Acid and Stratification on Germination of Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria ligtu hybrid) Seed In Vitro and In Vivo Conditions

Fardin Nasri; Nasser Ghaderi; Jaafar Mohammadi; Seyed Najmedin Mortazavi; Mahmood Koshesh Saba

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 221-228

Abstract
  The dormancy characteristics and optimum conditions for seed germination of Alstroemeria ligtu had not been explained. In vitro and in vivo alstroemeria (A. ligtu hybrid) seed germination tests were conducted in a Randomized Completely Design at two different treatments (gibberellic acid (GA3) 0, 100, ...  Read More

4. An Efficient and Cost Effective Protocol for In Vitro Propagation of Pineapple

Ipsita Dutta; Joyita Bhadra; Pritha Ghosh; Babita Saha; Siraj Datta

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 229-234

Abstract
  An efficient and cost effective protocol for in vitro propagation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. Queen) has been developed. In the proliferation stage, agar based Murashige and Skoog (MS) media was supplemented with 3.0 mg/l benzyleaminopurine (BAP), 0.5 mg/l indole acetic acid (IAA) and 50 mg/l adenine ...  Read More

5. Comparative Evaluation of Growth, Yield and Quality Characteristics of Various Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii L.) Cultivars under Protected Condition

Malik Abid Mahmood; Naveed Ahmad; Muhammad Saleem Akhtar Khan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 235-241

Abstract
  Ten gerbera cultivars (‘Labinel’, ‘Lilla’, ‘Alp’, ‘Alberino’, ‘Bonnie’, ‘Avemaria’, ‘Mammut’, ‘Lexus’, ‘‘Terramixa ’ & ‘Sarolta’) were evaluated for their growth, yield and ...  Read More

6. Application Methods of Thymus vulgaris Essential Oil and Their Effect on Vase Life and Qualitative Traits of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. Cut Flowers

Sara Nikkhah Eshghi; Sepideh Kalate jari

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 243-250

Abstract
  In this study, combined effect of two essential oils, Thymol and Carvacrol, with different concentrations in two methods on Gladiolous grandiflorous L. was investigated based on a completely randomized design with 3 replicates and four flower in each replicate. Sansusi variety applied that was red. In ...  Read More

7. The Effect of Different Concentrations of Gibberellic Acid on Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics of Three Cultivars Lacourtine, Yokohama and Red Favourite Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.)

Khani Shakarami; Rohangiz Naderi; Mesbah Babalar; Zeinab Hamzehei1

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 251-257

Abstract
  Tulip is one of the most important flowers to precocity. Treatment of tulip bulbs with gibberellic acid reduces the forcing period in the greenhouse resulting energy saving and reduces the tulip’s physiological disorders. This study carried out about three tulip cultivars includes ‘Lacourtine’, ...  Read More

8. Effect of Antibiotics and Essential Oils on Postharvest Life and Quality Characteristics of Chrysanthemum Cut Flower

Davood Hashemabadi; Mohammad Zarchini; Shokrollah Hajivand; Somayyeh Zarchini

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer 1392, Pages 259-265

Abstract
  Chrysanthemum cut flower is not sensitive to ethylene and its vase life depends on vascular blockage. In order to evaluating of effect of antibiotics and essential oils on the vase life and quality characteristics of chrysanthemum cut flower an experiment carried out based on a RCD with 10 treatments: ...  Read More