Archive | May 2017

The flora of Sarigol National Park, Northern Khorassan Province, Iran – JBES

National Park,Nargessadat Rahchamani, Atefeh Ezazi, Farrokh Ghahremaninejad

Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University, 43 Dr. Mofatteh Avenue,15719-14911 Tehran, Iran

Key words: Floristic, diversity, Iran, Northern Khorassan, National Park.


Sarigol National Park is located at Northern Khorassan province, at NW Esfarayen between 36˚ 55΄– 37˚ 02΄N, 57˚ 41΄– 57˚ 47΄E. The vascular flora of this park was investigated in the years 2008–2009. Continue reading

Effects of grafting on fruit’s quality in two tomato cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) grown in hot bed – IJAAR

Lycopersicon esculentumJavid Emaratpardaz, Fahimeh Bagheri, Jaber Panahande, Zahra Eslaminezhad, Habib Davati-Kazemnia

Department of Plant Eco-physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Department of Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Key words: Hot bed, Fruit Quality, Grafting, Tomato.


Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is a crop of high economic importance in many countries. The cultivation of grafted fruit bearing vegetable plants has increased greatly and grafting is an important technique for the sustainable production of fruit bearing vegetables in Iran and some Asian and European countries, where land use is very intensive and continuous cropping is common. Continue reading

Investigation of biofertilizer and selective herbicides application on control of Convolvulus arvensis L. and Hibiscus trionum L. in maize – JBES

Convolvulus arvensis,Yavar Vaziritabar, Yazdan Vaziritabar, Farzad Paknejad, Farid Golzardi, Sina Falah Tafty

Department of Agronomy, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Department of Agronomy, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

Young Researchers and Elite Club, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

Department of Agronomy, Science and Research Branch of Khozestan, Islamic Azad University, Ahwaz, Iran

Key words: Pseudomonas spp. weed biomass, weed density, grain yield.


This experiment was conducted during 2009 growing season as split plot with randomized complete block (RCBD) design arrangement in a field of Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj branch, Iran. Application and non-application of biofeltilizer (a strain of Pseudomonas spp.) was the main treatments. Continue reading

Sexual maturity prediction based on hormonal profiles, testes and semen characteristics in male Coturnix quail (Garsault, 1764) in the Western Highlands of Cameroon – IJAAR

CoturnixFrançois Djitie Kouatcho, Augustave Kenfack, Ferdinand Ngoula, Alexis Teguia

Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon

Key words: Sexual Maturity, Hormones, Testes morphometry, Semen, Quail.


With the aim to investigate age at sexual maturity in male quail in the Western Highlands of Cameroon, a study was conducted on 68 quails of 4 weeks old. Data were collected during 14 weeks on FSH, LH and testosterone levels as well as testes and semen characteristics. Continue reading

Altitude and soil properties affected grassland and weed distribution – JBES

Soil factorsElham Abbasvand, Sirous Hassannejad, Jalil Shafagh-Kolvanagh, Saied Zehtab Salmasi

Department of Plant Eco-Physiology, University of Tabriz, Iran

Key words: Altitude, CCA analysis, Soil factors, Weed.


Altitude and soil properties can influence vegetation community and their density in rangelands. Knowing the relationships between plant species distribution with environmental factors would allow choosing the best strategy for the moderate of plants. Continue reading