Research Paper
1. Gibberellic Acid (GA3) and Benzyl Adenine (BA) Effects on the Vase Life of Cycad’s Cut Foliage

Maliheh Abshahi; Hossein Zarei; Azim Ghasemnezhad; Mahnaz Aghdasi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 1-10

Abstract
  Cycad is one of the most important cut foliage plants with several usages. This experiment was focused on increasing the vase life of Cycad’s cut foliage in normal storage condition. Experiment was based on a CRD with three replications. Treatments were conducted for four different levels of gibberellic ...  Read More

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2. Growth and Corm Production of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. ‘Essential’ Under Different NPK Regimes

Mohsin Bashir; Imran. Khan; Rashid Waseem Khan Qadri; Mohsin Tanveer; Muhammad Zain; Iftikhar Ahmad

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 11-19

Abstract
  Gladiolus is very popular and highly demanded cut flower worldwide however imbalance nutrition reduces its production, additionally irrational combination of nutrient further kindled the situation. The current study was conducted to ascertain the effects of different combinations of N, P and K on growth, ...  Read More

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3. Investigation of the Impact of Benzyladenine and Several Natural Compounds on the Vase Life and Some Qualitative Traits of Tuberose Cut Flowers

Zahra Golsahdi Ghaleh Shahi; Mehrdad Babarabie; Sadegh Atashi; Hossein Zarei; Atoosa Danyaei

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 21-32

Abstract
  Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is one of the most important cut flowers with fragrant buds. To prolong vase life of tuberose, proper preservative solution applying is necessary. For this purpose, two types of chemical and natural treatments were used. Applied treatments were benzyladenine (50, 100, and ...  Read More

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4. Plant Growth Regulators Impact on Vegetative and Reproductive Characteristics of Gladiolus Cut Flowers (Gladiolus hybridus Hort)

Abdolali Hesami; Ali Dolatkhahi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 33-38

Abstract
  Gladiolus is an important marketable cut flower, especially valued for use in floral arrangements. We assessed the effects of two different methods of application (foliar spray and drench) and various concentrations of gibberellic acid (GA3), salicylic acid (SA), mival (MI) and krizatcin (KR) on vegetative ...  Read More

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5. Effect of Foliar Application of Silicon on Physiological Responses of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema ×grandiflorum) at Two Different Growth Stages

Hadi Hajipour; Zohreh Jabbarzadeh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 39-47

Abstract
  To evaluate the physiological responses of chrysanthemum to silicon spray in non-stress conditions, this study was performed in two separate experiments (at 4 to 5 and 8 to 12-leaf stages) as a factorial randomized completely design with two factors: silicon source (in two levels: sodium silicate and ...  Read More

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6. Improvement Postharvest Quality of Cut Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria hybrida) by Stem-End Splitting and Ethanol

Nastaran Sadeghi Hafshejani; Davood Hashemabadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 49-58

Abstract
  For the improvement the postharvest longevity of cut alstroemeria (Alstroemeria hybrida L.), a factorial experiment was carried out based on RCD with 2 factors of stem end splitting at two levels (5 cm splitting and without splitting) and ethanol at five levels (0, 1, 2, 4 and 6%), 10 treatments, 3 replications ...  Read More

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7. Effect of BAP and NAA on Micropropagation of Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent., an Ornamental Plant

Shima Seydi; Naser Negahdar; Raziye Taghizadeh Andevari; Mohammad Hossein Ansari; Behzad Kaviani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 59-66

Abstract
  Leaf explants of kaladium dwubarwne Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent., were cultured in vitro on MS media supplemented with 25 different concentrations of BAP and NAA in order to determine the appropriate concentrations for micropropagation. All combinations induced callus formation on explants. ...  Read More