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 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1119.1002

Abstract
  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

Tropical Fruits
2. Organic versus conventional ‘Prata-Anã’ banana: effects on quality, bioactive compounds and oxidative markers

Aurelice Oliveira; Monica Maria Lopes; Kellina Oliveira de Souza; Luciana de Siqueira Oliveira; Carlos Farley Moura; Maria Raquel de Miranda

Volume 2, Issue 1 - March 2019 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1743.1027

Abstract
  Purpose: The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of two systems of cultivation on the banana crop (Musa spp.) in the postharvest quality, bioactive compounds and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase during ripening process. Research method: Changes in physicochemical parameters, non-antioxidant, ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
3. Commodity system assessment studies on the postharvest handling and marketing of tomatoes in Nigeria, Rwanda and Maharashtra, India

Lisa Kitinoja; Olubukola Odeyemi; Neeru Dubey; Solange Musanase; Gurbinder Singh Gill

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Spring 2019, , Pages 1-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2060.1040

Abstract
  Purpose: This study was conducted to identify and quantify the main causes and sources of losses in the tomato postharvest chain from harvest to retail market and identify appropriate interventions for reducing these losses in Nigeria, Rwanda and India. Research method:  Modified Commodity Systems ...  Read More

Biotechnology and Tissue culture
4. An optimized protocol for in vitro propagation of Pyrus communis and Pyrus syriaca using apical-bud microcuttings

Mariem Lotfi; Chokri Bayoudh; Afifa Majdoub; Messaoud Mars

Volume 3, Issue 1 - March 2020 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2420.1055

Abstract
  Purpose: In Tunisia, pear cultivars are widely threatened by the attack of fire blight disease. Cultivation of tolerant cultivars is an effective control strategy for disease control. For this purpose, a reliable protocol was established for micropropagation of local Pyrus communis and Pyrus syriaca ...  Read More

Plant Stress
5. Ultraviolet-B, end of day light and exclusion effect on photosynthetic efficiency of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) based on altitude

Simeneh Tamrat Alemu; Amsalu Gobena Roro

Volume 3, Special Issue - Abiotic and Biotic Stresses , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2882.1101

Abstract
  Purpose: herbaceous dicot plants mainly sweet potato is highly affected by UV-B and light quality based on altitude. Therefore, this study will give insights on the effect of UV-B and light quality on photosynthetic efficiency of sweet potato based on Altitude. Research method: The experimental design ...  Read More

Plant Allelopathy
6. 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 - March 2021 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3192.1128

Abstract
  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

Fresh-Cut Produce
7. Effects of storage temperature on the quality of minimally processed pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch) treated with ethanol and chitosan

Anh T. Huynh; Ha V. H. Nguyen

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3318.1140

Abstract
  Purpose: This investigation focused on the most suitable temperature for fresh- cut pumpkin with harmonization between benefits and drawbacks. Research method: Fresh-cut pumpkin cubes were pre–treated with 30% ethanol and 1% chitosan, then stored for 15 days at different temperatures (5 °C ...  Read More

Effects of storage temperature on the quality of minimally processed pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch) treated with ethanol and chitosan


Biotechnology and Tissue culture
8. 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 - September 2018 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 75-86

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1457.1016

Abstract
  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

Plant Nutrition
9. 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 - September 2019 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 95-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2119.1042

Abstract
  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

Postharvest Biology and Technology
10. Combined effect of low temperature and thickness of polypropylene package on shelf life and quality of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Md. Saidee Rahman; Md. Kamrul Hassan; Fakhar Uddin Talukder; Md. Sohanur Rahman; Mst. Mishu Akther

Volume 4, Issue 2 - June 2021 , Spring 2021, , Pages 127-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3376.1144

Abstract
  Purpose: An experiment was conducted to determine a suitable thickness of polypropylene bag as a package and appropriate storage temperature that will enhance an extended shelf life and quality of oyster mushroom. Research method: The experiment consisted of eight treatments under two factors (temperature ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
11. Silver nanoparticles produced by green synthesis using Citrus paradise peel inhibits Botrytis cinerea in vitro

Ramesh Faghihi; Kambiz Larijani; Vahid Abdossi; Pejman Moradi

Volume 3, Issue 2 - September 2020 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 151-160

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2540.1063

Abstract
  Purpose: Our objective was to undertake the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) peel extract and evaluate the effects of silver nanoparticles on Botrytis cinerea. Research method: The silver nanoparticles formation was evaluated at different temperatures and concentrations ...  Read More

Plant Propagation
12. Effects of nano-chitosan and chitosan coating on the postharvest quality, polyphenol oxidase activity and malondialdehyde content of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)

Ha V. H. Nguyen; Duyen H. H. Nguyen

Volume 3, Issue 1 - March 2020 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 11-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2698.1082

Abstract
  Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of nano-chitosan and chitosan coating on physico-chemical properties of strawberries during storage. Research methods: Fresh strawberries were coated with different concentrations of chitosan (1%, 1.5%. 2%) or nano-chitosan (0.2%, 0.4%, and ...  Read More

Medicinal Plants
13. Effect of some Yew endophytes on vegetative growth and phytochemical variation of Stevia rebaudiana B.

Azim Ghasemnezhad; Madeh Ahmadi; Arezu Frouzy

Volume 3, Special Issue - Abiotic and Biotic Stresses , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 11-28

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2783.1090

Abstract
  Purpose: Due the importance of taxol and based on the confirmed role of certain endophytes of Yew tree in the production of this vital compound, the present study was designed to investigate the effect of isolated endophytic fungi on vegetative and qualitative characteristics of stevia plant. Research ...  Read More

Plant Nutrition
14. Stabilising urea nitrogen enhances flowering, nitrogen use efficiency, and growth habit for stress tolerance in ornamental plants

Sally Wilkinson; Anna Weston; David Marks

Volume 2, Issue 1 - March 2019 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 13-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1995.1036

Abstract
  Purpose: Supplying plants with nitrogen in ammonium nitrate- or urea-based fertiliser is wasteful: much is degraded before acquisition, releasing environmental pollutants. Preventing urea degradation can reduce pollution and improve crop nitrogen use efficiency. We investigate benefits to ureic stabilisation, ...  Read More

Plant Stress
15. 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 - March 2021 , Winter 2021, , Pages 13-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3200.1129

Abstract
  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

Fresh-Cut Produce
16. Quality improvement and shelf life extension of minimally fresh-cut mango fruit using chemical preservatives

Farid Moradinezhad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3456.1151

Abstract
  Purpose: Mango is an invaluable and climacteric fruit with a short shelf life. Minimally fresh‐cut mango fruit market is growing very fast, particularly in Europe and the United States, and recently in Asian countries and the Middle East. Consumers demand high quality in fresh-cut fruit. Research method: ...  Read More

Quality improvement and shelf life extension of minimally fresh-cut mango fruit using chemical preservatives


Greenhouse Production
17. Effects of salinity on taste quality and biochemical traits of four tomato varieties (Solanum lycopersicum) grown under hydroponic conditions

Nazila Khanbabaloo; Hanifeh Seyed hajizadeh; Farhad Behtash

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 15-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1096.1000

Abstract
  Todays, contamination of agricultural soils by different ways of salinity is increasing as a result of human and environmental factors that would reduce yield and quality of agricultural crops. However, there are some plants that can tolerate some degrees of salinity. Tomato is one of the horticultural ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
18. Vacuum packaging optimises quality and reduces postharvest losses of pomegranate fruits

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Khayyat; Fatemeh Ranjbari; Zahra Maraki

Volume 2, Special Issue - Postharvest Losses , Spring 2019, , Pages 15-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1775.1030

Abstract
  Purpose: Pomegranate fruit is highly susceptible to water loss and chilling injuries during postharvest cold storage. Thus an experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of modified atmosphere packaging on pomegranate shelf life and chilling resistance under cold storage. Research method: Treatments ...  Read More

Plant Growth Regulators
19. Ethylene biosynthesis enzyme activities in the pulp and peel of partially ripe 1-MCP-treated Bananas

Andreas Kleiber; Margaret Sedgley; Nancy Bagnato; Farid Moradinezhad

Volume 1, Issue 2 - September 2018 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 87-96

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2018.1125.1003

Abstract
  Purpose: The study of effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on ripening of bananas is still an important issue for commercial application of 1-MCP on bananas. Research Method: Mature green bananas were treated with ethylene only (100 µL L-1 for two consecutive days) and ethylene the same treatment ...  Read More

Olericulture
20. The response of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.) to nitrogen levels and intra-row spacing in Debre Berhan Central Ethiopia

Gebremedhin Hailay; Awgchew Haymanot

Volume 2, Issue 2 - September 2019 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 105-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2099.1041

Abstract
  Purpose: Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.) is highly appreciated for its nutritional properties, year round availability, low cost and wide use. In central highlands of Ethiopia, Swiss chard has been producing in urban and peri-urban areas but limited information is available about its nutrition and planting ...  Read More

Food Science and Technology
21. Effect of different drying methods and storage on proximate and mineral composition of fluted pumpkin leaf, Telfairia occidentalis Hook f.

Olusola Michael Obembe; Durojaye Olanrewaju Ojo; Kayode David Ileke

Volume 4, Issue 2 - June 2021 , Spring 2021, , Pages 141-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3414.1145

Abstract
  Purpose: The leaves of Telfairia occidentalis is affected by the various methods of drying and storage employed after harvest. This research work is therefore designed to determining the best drying method for the preservation of Telfairia occidentalis using the mineral and proximate constituents as ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
22. Essential oils to control Botrytis cinerea in vitro and in vivo on grape fruits

Mahdei Behshti; Mehdi Jahani; Mohmmad Hossein Aminifard; Seyyedeh Atefeh Hosseini

Volume 3, Issue 2 - September 2020 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 161-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2644.1079

Abstract
  Purpose: The effect of abusing chemical biocides in controlling pests and diseases has drawn the attention of policymakers to the development of methods potentially available in nature for this purpose. Research method: In the present study, the inhibitory effects of four different essential oils against ...  Read More

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
23. Identification of genetic diversity and relationships of some Iranian tea genotypes using SRAP markers

Shahin Jahangirzadeh; Reza Azadi Gonbad; Koorosh Falakro

Volume 3, Issue 1 - March 2020 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 25-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2582.1067

Abstract
  Purpose: The tea plant is one of the most important products in the northern region of Iran, and plays an essential role in the region's economy. Since today many tea plants in the region are being destroyed for various reasons, so having information about the genetics of those trees helps design breeding ...  Read More

Biotechnology and Tissue culture
24. 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 - March 2021 , Winter 2021, , Pages 25-36

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3116.1121

Abstract
  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

Fresh-Cut Produce
25. Characterization and evaluation of Tunisian pomegranate quality during storage as ready to eat arils

Ben Amara Mouna; Amodio Maria Luisa; Colelli Giancarlo; Ben Abda Jameleddine

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 January 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2020.3696.1170

Abstract
  Purpose: Ready to eat arils can be a value-added product as an alternative use for the whole pomegranate fruit by offering more convenience to the consumer. Recently, the diffusion of local cultivars with typical and unique quality characteristics will offer new opportunities for the fresh international ...  Read More