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Saffron agronomy and technology is a peer review and open access journal publish by university of Torbat Heydarieh and Saffron Institute with associate Iranian Medicinal Plant Society as quarterly (4 issues per year). Journal of Saffron Agronomy and Technology is basically dedicated to promoting scholarly exchanges among professors, researchers, and students of different universities, and research institutes, focusing in particular on the exploration of cutting edge knowledge on saffron science and technology.
Koocheki, Alireza 
Saffron has strong ties with the economic, social, environmental and political aspects of agriculture in the country with particular impact on the local communities of the growing area. The role of Iranian farmers in domestication and cultural development of saffron has been clearly demonstrated in the international literature. However, the past scientific achievement of the Iranian scientists ...
SUBJECT: iran; agronomic; research; saffron
Effects of maternal corm weight and different levels of cow manure on corm and flower yield of saffron (Crocus sativus L.)
Hassanzadeh Aval, fatemeh et al. 
In order to investigate the effects of different maternal corm weight and different levels of cow manure on saffron (Crocus sativus L.) production, an experiment was conducted at the Agricultural Research Station, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad during 2011- 2012 and 2012- 2013 growing seasons. For this purpose a factorial experiment was used based on complete randomized block design with three ...
SUBJECT: corm size; manure; stigma yield; replacement corm
Bioinformatic Analysis of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) stigma EST sequences to determining functional genome orientation and gene network
Aliakbari, Masoumeh et al. 
Functional genomics methods such as Expressed Sequenced Tag (EST) analysis have provided possibilities for identification, expression analysis and study of transcripts involved in metabolic and regulatory networks. In order to identify of genome orientation and to determine gene networks involved in the evolution of saffron stigma, 6202 EST sequences from mature saffron stigma were analyzed. A ...
The effects of different levels of applied wheat straw in different dates on saffron (Crocus sativus L.) daughter corms and flower initiation criteria in the second year
Rezvani Moghaddam, Parviz et al. 
In order to investigate the effects of different levels of applied wheat straw as mulch in different dates on flower characteristics and corms behavior of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in the second year, a field experiment was conducted as factorial layout based on a randomized complete block design with three replications at Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in years ...
SUBJECT: wheat mulch; saffron corms; flowering
Alavi Zadeh, S. A. Mohammad et al. 
Saffron as the most expensive agriculture and medicinal product of world, is a plant in Consider to aridity resistant has interesting role in social and economical status of arid and semi arid of southern and Razavi Khorasan provinces. The aim of this paper, is determining the suitable area in Saffron cultivation with regards to effective factors. The climatic elements data were obtain from Kh ...
SUBJECT: climatologic and environmental factors; geographic information system (gis); zoning; saffron; kashmar
Razavi, B. Marjan et al. 
(Crocus sativus L.) Commonly known as saffron, is a perennial stem less herb of the iridaceae family, widely cultivated in Iran and other countries. It is used as a flavoring and coloring agent for many thousands of years. In traditional medicine, saffron has been used for various purposes including abortion, as a fever reducer, an analgesic, expectorant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, sedative, ...
SUBJECT: safranal; cardiovascular; crocus sativus l; crocetin; crocin
Effect of plant density and corm weight on yield and yield components of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) under soil, hydroponic and plastic tunnel cultivation
Mollafilabi, Abdollah et al. 
Saffron is the most precious spice crop in the world which nowadays has nutritional, medical and industrial importance. Its average yield is 4.83 kg/ha in Iran. The research was conducted to investigate the effect of corm weight and its density on yield and yield components of saffron under soil, hydroponic and plastic tunnel conditions. The effect of three different weights of corm (6-8, 8-10 ...
SUBJECT: number of corms per m²; dry stigma yield; cultivation systems; saffron
Moshtaghi, Nasrin et al. 
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is the most valuable food additive in the world which little production and high price of it caused some adulterations such as plant and chemical material similar to saffron. There are several methods for detecting these fraudulent based on morphological and chemical tests but they are not effective in some cases. In this research a novel molecular method based on I ...
SUBJECT: fraud saffron; polymerase chain reaction; its marker
Masoomzadeh Zavareh, Abolfazl et al. 
Despite the extensive production and export of saffron in Iran, we have no strong and credible brand of Iranian saffron in global market. In other words, the absence of strong brands in the global market has made almost no name of Iran in these markets. Thus, it is useful to aware of the importance of branding for export crops such as saffron and exploring the solutions of leading brands using ...
SUBJECT: packaging; export; branding; geographical index; strategy
Effect of buds removing and corm size on growth characteristics and yield of saffron (Crocus sativus L.)
Tavakkoli, Akbar et al. 
The objectives of this research were investigated the effects of removal of lateral and main buds in different corm size on vegetative traits and yield of saffron. The research was conducted as factorial based on a randomized complete block design with three replications at the Research field of Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran-Iran, during growing season of 2012-20 ...
SUBJECT: lateral budsbuds; main budbud; corm; remove budsbuds; saffron