Volume 3 (2020)
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Number of Volumes 4

Number of Issues 9

Number of Articles 86

Article View 28,489

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Number of Submissions 179

Rejected Submissions 30

Accepted Submissions 86

Acceptance Rate (%) 48

Number of Indexing Databases 48



Peer Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review; Language: English; Submission to First Decision: 40 days; Publication: 40-60 days; Frequency: Quarterly; Open Access Journal Support; APC: Foreign Authors (No Publication Charge), Iranian Authors (2.000.000 Rials).

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 Forthcoming Special Issues (2021)

  • Recent Advances in Saffron (Innovation and Excellence)
  • Plant Nutrition in Horticulture
  • Fresh-Cut Products

Submission Period for Special Issues: 1 April 2020 - 20 March 2021

Original Article Plant Allelopathy
1. Seedling growth of selected field crop species as influenced by Jatropha curcas extract

A K M Mominul Islam; Md Azhiat-ul-Haque Hia; Md Anwarul Abedin; Md Jewel Alam; Md Parvez Anwar; A K M Aminul Islam

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-12


  Purpose: The experiment was conducted to investigate into the allelopathic potential of the aqueous extracts of different parts of Jatropha curcuson seven selected field crop species. Research method: The leaf, stem, bark, twig, root, pericarp, seed and oilcake extracts of J. curcus at four different ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Stress
2. Response of Oasian and exotic pepper (Capsicum spp.) cultivars from Tunisia to salt stress at germination and early seedling stages

Rabeb El khaldi; Dhaouadi Latifa; Besser Houda

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 13-24


  Purpose: In Oasis areas, salinity becomes a real threat for sustainable agricultural production, and with the introduction of non-native varieties, salinity pressure is more expressed and has harmful outcomes to the local ecosystem and biodiversity. In this context the present study was conducted ...  Read More

Original Article Biotechnology and Tissue culture
3. PCR-RFLP analyses of chloroplast DNA in some cultivated tea (Camellia sp.) genotypes

Shahin Jahangirzadeh Khiavi; Koorosh Falakro; Sanam Safaei Chaeikar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 25-36


  Purpose: A significant number of genetic resources of Camellia sinensis and its allied genotypes have been collected and preserved in Iran TRC. Information about them is mostly based on morphological data. Research method: PCR-RFLP technique and morphological characters were used for the identification ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. Changes in organoleptic and biochemical characteristics of mango fruits treated with calcium chloride in hot water

Md. Anowar Hossain; Md. Masud Rana; Md. Salim Uddin; Yoshinobu Kimura

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 37-50


  Purpose: In Bangladesh,mango fruit supply is limited in the local market as well as for export due to its short self-life and susceptibility to post-harvest diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of CaCl2 in hot water on organoleptic and biochemical characteristics of mango fruits for extension ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
5. Commodity system assessment on postharvest handling, storage and marketing of maize (Zea mays) in Nigeria, Rwanda and Punjab, India

Munir Abba Dandago; Lisa Kitinoja; Nura Abdullahi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 51-62


  Purpose: Maize output is decreasing in developing countries due to poor postharvest management despite the huge investments. The study is aimed at identifying and quantifying sources and causes of postharvest losses from farm to retail and suggest appropriate interventions for reducing these losses. ...  Read More

Short Communication Article Plant Stress
6. Influence of low-temperature stress on the production of zearalenone by three Fusarium species in vitro

Mohammad Seirafinia; Arash Omidi; Aria Rasooli; Mehdi Mohebbi; Saeed Hoseinzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 63-70


  Purpose: Comparison and determination of ZEN production capacity of F. oxysporum, F. graminearum, and F. solani. The influence of low temperature stress and incubation time on the production of ZEN was also investigated. Research Method: Production of ZEN was evaluated by incubating media cultures at ...  Read More

Review Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
7. Post-harvest losses in different fresh produces and vegetables in Pakistan with particular focus on tomatoes

Nida Firdous

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 71-86


  Purpose: International agencies have advocated that monitoring food security and world food resources are necessary to meet the needs of growing populations and to minimize postharvest losses. This paper focuses on the biochemical and physiological bases of changes that causes post-harvest losses and ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
8. Relation of harvesting time on physicochemical properties of Haden, Kent, Palmer and Keitt mango varieties for export and local markets

Abu Moomin; Lawrence Dzarkwei Abbey; Nelson Kobla Amey

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 87-100


  Purpose: Fruit ages (early, mid, and late harvest stages) of Haden, Kent, Palmer, and Keitt mango varieties were determined through age-control and established for physiological (early harvest) and eat-ripeness stages (mid and late harvests). This was followed by determining physicochemical properties ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
9. Effects of storage temperature on postharvest physico-chemical attributes of nano-chitosan coated strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.)

Duyen Huu Huong Nguyen; Ha Vu Hong Nguyen

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 101-114


  Purpose: Recently, there are researches showed positive effects of nano-chitosan in prolonging the postharvest quality and shelf life of strawberry, however, influences of storage temperatures on the nano-chitosan coated fruit have been overlooked. Therefore, in this work, changes of physiological traits ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
10. Effect of tea seed oil on post-harvest quality of Moro blood orange

Mohamad Firozi; MohamadEsmail Amiri; Ehsan Kahneh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 115-126


  Purpose: The use of natural and organic products increases to produce a healthy product free of pollutants. Tea seeds contain 15-20% oil, which used as edible oil and an organic pesticide. In previous years, these seeds were used to produce tea seedlings. But now, cuttings are used for tea propagation ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. Influence of edible coatings on postharvest quality of fresh Chinese jujube fruits during refrigerated storage

Farid Moradinezhad; Azam Naeimi; Homayoun Farhangfar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-14


  Jujube fruits have a short shelf life due to its perishable nature. Preservation of jujube quality is a big challenge. Edible coatings have been used for centuries in the food industry as an effective method to preserve food products, enhance shelf life and prevent loss of firmness and moisture in fresh ...  Read More

Biotechnology and Tissue culture
2. In vitro propagation of Tunisian local garlic (Allium sativum L.) from shoot tip culture

Chadha Ayed; Chokri Bayoudh; Awatef Rhimi; Najla Mezghani; Faouzi Haouala; Bouthaina AL Mohandes Dridi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 75-86


  Purpose: Tunisian garlic is widely threatened by the attack of several viruses genus. For this purpose, a reliable protocol was established for rapid in vitro propagation of local garlic (Allium sativum L.) cultivars for large-scale production of virus-free plants and high quality bulblets. ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. A novel edible coating for apple fruits

Behnam Jahanshahi; Azam Jafari; Mohammad Reza Vazifeshenas; Jalal Gholamnejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 63-72


  Edible coatings are an environmentally friendly technology that is applied to many products to control moisture transfer, soluble and aromatic materials, gas exchange or oxidation processes. The objective of this research was to study the effect of tragacanth gum at the concentrations of 0, 5, 10, and ...  Read More

Plant Nutrition
4. Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers, and mulching on growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.)

Saleha Farjana; Md Ashraful Islam; Tamanna Haque

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 95-104


  Purpose: Cabbage is important fresh vegetable crop in most of the countries of the world. The experiment was conducted to evaluate the growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L. cv. Atlas-70) as influenced by organic and inorganic fertilizers, and mulching. Research methods: The ...  Read More

Plant Growth Regulators
5. Effect of plant growth regulators on control of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) corm dormancy

Somaye Amini; Seyed Mahdi Ziaratnia

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 167-176


  Purpose: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a valuable medicinal plant with a short flowering period. Its flowering management can be useful for the production of saffron in a farm or controlled condition. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of plant growth regulators (PGRs) on saffron ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Nutrition
1. Effect of Indol-3-butyric acid associated with Bacillus subtilis bacteria on rooting of some prunus spp rootstock hardwood cuttings

Festus Maniriho; Mehmet Aşkin; Hatice Serdar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 July 2020


  Purpose: To enhance the rooting ability of Prunus rootstocks byIndol-3-butyric acid (IBA) hormone associated with bacillus subtilis bacteriain greenhouse conditions. Research Method: Every 20 cuttings of each cultivar were dipped into either powder or liquid IBA with or without Bacillus subitilis. Afterward, ...  Read More

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