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  • Gurudutt Sahni, Punjab Technical University, India
  • Peter Yang, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Prof. Ashutosh Mohanty, Shoolini University, India
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 Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution

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ISSN 2435-7294
DOI Index 10.37357/1068/jepr

Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution (JEPR) is a peer-reviewed biannual publication calls for original, theoretical, and experimental researches and studies converging novel researches and significant applications on mitigation of environmental degradation and biodiversity towards preservation of the earth and human being life. This journal is reporting on the central issues and debates currently structuring in across ecoscience and plant studies in the form of original research, review article, letter, report, case study, methodology, lesson-learned, commentary, communication, editorial, technical note, and book review. This journal covers these topics:

Ecology
Ecosystem sustainability
Eco-technology
Eco-business
Eco-planning
Eco-management
Ecotourism
Eco-education
Geology
Geophysics
Toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Ecophysiology
Aquaculture
Meteorology
Climatology
Geomorphology
Hydrology
Zoology
Fisheries
Agriculture
Agriculture sustainability
Sciences of nature
Physical geography
Biodiversity
Socioeconomic
Environment and climate change
Air pollution
Water pollution
Soil pollution
Land use
And many more.

Keywords

Ecology
Ecosystem sustainability
Eco-technology
Eco-business
Eco-planning
Eco-management
Ecotourism
Eco-education
Geology
Geophysics
Toxicology
Ecotoxicology
Ecophysiology
Aquaculture
Meteorology
Climatology
Geomorphology
Hydrology
Zoology
Fisheries
Agriculture
Agriculture sustainability
Sciences of nature
Physical geography
Biodiversity
Socioeconomic
Environment and climate change
Air pollution
Water pollution
Soil pollution
Land use
And many more.

Published Articles

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Afghanistan aquaculture and fishery sectors – A foresight outlooks
Danish MSS, Ibrahimi AM, Yaqobi MA, Udagawa S, Mikhaylov A, Faisal N, and Senjyu T.
Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 2021, 2 (1): 17-37  DOI 10.37357/1068/jser.2.1.03

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Aquaculture systems and technologies are growing industries in many countries with high environmental and socio-economic advantages. Afghanistan, a landlocked country in South Asia with diverse geographic and ecological features, reported the lowest fish consumption rate (just above 2 kg per capita). After conflicts and instability in Afghanistan, aquaculture and fisheries sectors revived slowly, followed by a rapid production and demand increase in the last four years. However, Afghanistan can demonstrate with a long history of fishery and agriculture productions in the past, but the post-conflict and stability efforts are minimal. Therefore, Afghanistan's aquaculture and fisheries sectors are conventional and require more effort to study and propose viable solutions aligned with today’s technological and sustainability requirements. Adequate and historically documented information about Afghanistan's aquaculture and fisheries activities are pretty limited. This study covers previous aquaculture initiatives, establishes a thematic review of the current situation based on little available information, and follows by a foresight outlook of the future trends.  Besides, it presents the essential factors associated with production-efficient aquaculture and fishery systems in light of economic and production performance indicators. These indicators are briefly discussed that contribute to system planners and practitioners in decision-making and optimizing economic and operational efficiencies. Besides of studying Afghanistan aquaculture and fishery sectors, the basic criteria for successful small scale aquaculture are also presented that can be counted as one of the recent compositions of the subject in terms of scholarly managed information within an exhaustive insight.

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Mir Sayed Shah Danish
Strategic Research Project Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

 

Abdul Matin Ibrahimi
Strategic Research Project Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

 

Mohammad Aman Yaqobi
Strategic Research Project Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

 

Shingo Udagawa
Strategic Research Project Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

 

Alexey Mikhaylov
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow 125167, Russia

 

Nadeem Faisal
Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology, Centre for Skilling and Technical Support, Balasore, Odisha, India

 

Tomonobu Senjyu
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

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The influence of land management and date of planting on physical properties of Safid e Pai-saye onion (Allium cepa L.
Salari H, Hansra BS, and Saharawat YS.
Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 2021, 2 (1): 1-7  DOI 10.37357/1068/jser.2.1.01

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Onion botanically named Allium cepa L. is a major crop of Alliaceae family. It is one of the largest commercially grown vegetables in the world including Afghanistan. This crop originated from Afghanistan and large number of its wild varieties are observed in the country. Local variety named Safid e Paisaye was selected for this investigation due to its capacity of longer storage and higher demand in the market. Very less research efforts are made to improve its bulb quality and share in the market. This investigation is carried out at Kabul university agriculture research farm in coordination with Amity University Uttar Pradesh, to study the effect of land management and planting date on bulb physical properties of onion. The parameters studied in this investigation include bulb width (cm), length (cm), thickness (cm), geometric mean diameter, arithmetic mean diameter, shape index, sphericity, roundness, ellipsoid ratio, frontal surface, cross sectional area, total area, number of scales, equatorial firmness (Kg/cm2) and polar firmness (Kg/cm2). The data is collected using required tools and was analyzed using R statistical analysis software. The results showed significant effect of planting date on physical properties of onion bulb. The first planting date (10th May) recorded the largest bulb width (6.95 cm), length (4.42 cm), thickness (6.75 cm), geometric mean diameter (5.91 cm), arithmetic mean diameter (6.04 cm), frontal surface (24.26 cm2), cross sectional area (28.84 cm2) and total area (110.63 cm2). The same planting date recorded the lowest values for bulb shape index (0.64) and sphericity (0.85). Land management practices did not have significant effect on physical properties of onion bulb. None of the studied factors had significant effect on bulb roundness, ellipsoid ratio, number of scales, equatorial firmness and polar firmness. Conclusions: early planting of Safid e Paisaye onion seedlings can increase bulb size and improve bulb physical characteristics. This also helps to maintain the flat and round shape of onion bulb. Land preparation method and plough depth do not have significant influence on physical properties of onion bulb.

 

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Hamid Salari
Department of Horticulture, Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

 

B.S. Hansra
Department of Horticulture, Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

 

Yashpal Singh Saharawat
Department of Soil Science, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India

 

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Impact of Evaporative cooling technology & Post-harvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato of two different harvesting stages (Solanum lycopersicum var. Pearson)
Hakimi SS, Raina R, Saharawat YS.
Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 2021, 2 (1): 8-16  DOI 10.37357/1068/jser.2.1.02

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The Zero Energy Cool Chamber (ZECC) is the needed evaporative cooling system introduced as one of the economical small scale on-farm storage in Afghanistan for enhancing the shelf life of tomato and other fresh crops. Tomato is one of the highest value crops, and due to excellent flavor, higher juice, and pulp content of tomato fruits of “Pearson” variety makes it further valuable. Hence, this study aims to understand the effect of ZECC and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato’s fruits harvested at turning and light red colors’ stages. Fruits were treated with different concentrations of CaCl2 and mint leaf extract solutions and kept in both ZECC and ambient storages. The shelf life of tomato fruits extended up to 29 days under T4 (turning color fruits + 6% CaCl2 + ZECC). Under the same treatment, the highest firmness as 840.0 grcm-2   and the lowest PLW, Decay Losses and TSS were recorded as 1.80%, 0.0% and 4.400 brix, respectively; on the 20th day of the storage. The lowest shelf life under T11 (Light red color fruits + distilled water dip + Ambient condition) was about 8 days. As a result, the ZECC as an evaporative cooling system significantly enhanced the shelf life and maintained the quality of tomato fruits harvested at the turning color stage treated with 6% CaCl2.

 

 

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Sayed Samiullah Hakimi
Horticulture Department, Agriculture Faculty, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
AIHSR, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

 

Ravinder Raina
AFAF, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

 

Yashpal Singh Saharawat
SSAC, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India

 

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Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Lycoper-sicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition
Hakimi SS, Dubey N, and Saharawat YS.
Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 2020, 1 (1): 1-8  DOI 10.37357/1068/jepr.1.1.01

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Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) is one of the important commercial high value crops of Afghanistan. Among the different local varieties grown in Afghanistan, the “Pearson” variety is most popular because of its good commercial value due to its uniform globe shape and medium to large size. The study is conducted to understand the effects of different harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on the shelf life and postharvest quality of tomatoes (Pearson variety) stored under the Pusa Zero Energy Cool Chamber (ZECC) at the research farm of Agriculture Faculty, Kabul University. This is the first time that ZECC is introduced in Afghanistan for enhancing fruit shelf life. The standard dimension ZECC was built with 165 x 115 x 67.6 cm dimensions. After harvesting tomatoes at different maturity stages (Turning, Pink, and Light red color stages), fruits were precooled, graded, and treated with different concentrations of CaCl2 and mint leaf extract solutions. Thereafter, the tomatoes were placed in plastic baskets and stored in the Zero Energy Cool Chamber. During storage period, Total Soluble Solids (TSS, 0brix), pH, firmness (gr cm-2), shelf life, pericarp thickness (mm), fruit volume (cc), and fruit density were recorded. Two factorial CRD design was considered with harvesting stages as the first factor and postharvest treatments as the second factor. The data revealed that the shelf life of tomatoes was extended up to 29 days under T2 (turning color fruits treated with 6% CaCl2) and followed by T8 (turning color fruits treated with 6% CaCl2 + 6% mint Leaves extract) up to 28 days. Under T2, quality parameters such as TSS and pH increased from 3.85%brix and 2.85 to 4.4 0brix and 3.4, respectively. Firmness, pericarp and volume decreased from 1750 grcm-2, 0.75cm and 135 cc to 840 grcm-2, 0.67cm and 127 cc, respectively. At the last observation, density remained unchanged (1.00 gr/cc).  In conclusion, tomatoes harvested at the turning-color stage treated with 6% CaCl2 and followed by 6% CaCl2 + 6% mint leaves’ extract had a significant effect on the enhancement of shelf life and quality of tomatoes under ZECC condition.

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Hakimi SS, Dubey N, Saharawat YS (2020) “Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution (vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1–8) https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01

 

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Hakimi, S. S., Dubey, N., & Saharawat, Y. S. (2020). Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. Var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition. Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 1(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01

 

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Hakimi, Sayed Samiullah, et al. “Effect of Harvesting Stages and Postharvest Treatments on Shelf Life and Quality of Tomato (Ly- Copersicon Esculentum Mill. Var. Pearson) Stored under ZECC Condition.” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, vol. 1, no. 1, 2020, pp. 1–8, doi:10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01.

 

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Hakimi SS, Dubey N, Saharawat YS. Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition. J Ecosci Plant Rev. 2020;1(1):1–8.

 

Chicago

Hakimi, Sayed Samiullah, Neeru Dubey, and Yashpal Singh Saharawat. 2020. “Effect of Harvesting Stages and Postharvest Treatments on Shelf Life and Quality of Tomato (Ly- Copersicon Esculentum Mill. Var. Pearson) Stored under ZECC Condition.” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution 1 (1): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01.

 

Elsevier

Hakimi, S.S., Dubey, N., Saharawat, Y.S., 2020. Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition. J. Ecosci. Plant Rev. 1, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01

 

IEEE

  1. S. Hakimi, N. Dubey, and Y. S. Saharawat, “Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition,” J. Ecosci. Plant Rev., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1–8, 2020, doi: 10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01.

 

Springer

Hakimi, S.S., Dubey, N., Saharawat, Y.S.: Effect of harvesting stages and postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality of tomato (Ly- copersicon esculentum Mill. var. Pearson) stored under ZECC condition. J. Ecosci. Plant Rev. 1, 1–8 (2020). https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.01.

Authors

Sayed Samiullah Hakimi
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

Neeru Dubey
Amity International Centre for Post-Harvest Technology and Cold Chain Management, Faculty of Horticulture, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Yashpal Singh Saharawat
Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry (SSAC), Department of Soil Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

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  11. Dhall RK, Singh P (2013) “Effect of Ethephon and Ethylene Gas on Ripening and Quality of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) during Cold Storage” Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences (vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 1–7) https://doi.org/10.4172/2155-9600.1000244

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  13. Parker R, Maalekuu B (2013) “The effect of harvesting stage on fruit quality and shelf-life of four tomato cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill)” Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America (vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 252–259) https://doi.org/10.5251/abjna.2013.4.3.252.259

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  15. Senevirathna P, Daundasekera W a. M (2010) “Effect of postharvest calcium chloride vacuum infiltration on the shelf life and quality of tomato (cv. ’Thilina’)” Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) (vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 35–44) https://doi.org/10.4038/cjsbs.v39i1.2351

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  17. Wu T, Abbott JA (2002) “Firmness and force relaxation characteristics of tomatoes stored intact or as slices” Postharvest Biology and Technology (vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 59–68) https://doi.org/10.1016/S0925-5214(01)00133-8

  18. Moneruzzaman KM, Hossain ABMS, Sani W, Saifuddin M, Alenazi M (2009) “Effect of harvesting and storage conditions on the post harvest quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) cv. Roma VF” Australian Journal of Crop Science (vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 113–121)

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The author(s) has received no specific funding for this article/publication.

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Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye)
Salari H, Hansra BS, Saharwat YS.
Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 2020, 1 (1): 9-14  DOI 10.37357/1068/jepr.1.1.02

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Onion (Allium cepa L.) is among the most cultivated vegetable crops in the world. Afghanistan is thought to be the origin as several local and wild varieties are found in different parts of the country. Safid e Paisaye is a local variety grown in central parts of Afghanistan in the Ghorband valley. This variety has long storability and high market demand among restaurants in the region, but little research has been done to increase the quality and its availability to the market to increase its market share in Afghanistan. Conducted under supervision of Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India, at Agriculture Faculty Research Farm of Kabul University, this investigation looks at plough depth, land preparation methods, and planting date on quality and yield of onion bulb; it also studied other cultural practices including irrigation and fertilization dose and frequency. The parameters studied in this investigation include neck diameter (cm), bulb diameter (cm), neck to bulb ratio, bulb weight (gr), bulb volume (cm3), bulb density (gr/cm3), Total Soluble Solids (TSS) (Brix), firmness (Kg/cm2), marketable yield (MT/Ha), and total yield (MT/Ha). The data revealed that planting date has significant influence on bulb quality and yield of onion. The highest bulb diameter (6.95 cm), bulb weight (121 gr), bulb volume (128 cm3), marketable yield (32.54 MT/Ha), and total yield (34.24 MT/Ha) and the lowest neck to bulb ratio (0.04) were recorded for the first planting date (seed sown in nursery on 10 March - seedlings planted in field on 10 May). Land preparation methods only had significant influence on marketable yield; the highest marketable yield (26.90 MT/Ha) was recorded for flat bed land preparation method. Plough depth had no significant influence on onion quality and yield. Bulb density, TSS,and firmness were not significantly influenced by factors studied in this investigation. Conclusions: early sowing and planting of onion variety Safid e paisaye can significantly increase yield and productivity. Flat bed land preparation method is more suitable for higher productivity of onion variety Safid e Paisaye as compared to raised beds.

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Salari H, Hansra BS, Saharwat YS (2020) “Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye)” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution (vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 9–14) https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02

 

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Salari, H., Hansra, B. S., & Saharwat, Y. S. (2020). Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye). Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, 1(1), 9–14. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02

 

MLA

Salari, Hamid, et al. “Effect of Cultural Practices on Quality and Yield of Onion (Allium Cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye).” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution, vol. 1, no. 1, 2020, pp. 9–14. Zotero, doi:10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02.

 

Vancouver

Salari H, Hansra BS, Saharwat YS. Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye). J Ecosci Plant Rev. 2020;1(1):9–14.

 

Chicago

Salari, Hamid, B S Hansra, and Yashpal Singh Saharwat. 2020. “Effect of Cultural Practices on Quality and Yield of Onion (Allium Cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye).” Journal of Ecoscience and Plant Revolution 1 (1): 9–14. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02.

 

Elsevier

Salari, H., Hansra, B.S., Saharwat, Y.S., 2020. Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye). J. Ecosci. Plant Rev. 1, 9–14. https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02

 

IEEE

  1. Salari, B. S. Hansra, and Y. S. Saharwat, “Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye),” J. Ecosci. Plant Rev., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 9–14, 2020, doi: 10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02.

 

Springer

Salari, H., Hansra, B.S., Saharwat, Y.S.: Effect of cultural practices on quality and yield of onion (Allium cepa L. Var. Safid e Paisaye). J. Ecosci. Plant Rev. 1, 9–14 (2020). https://doi.org/10.37357/1068/jepr/1.1.02.

Authors

Hamid Salari
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

B.S. Hansra
Department of Horticulture, Amity Institute of Horticulture Studies and Research, Amity University, Noida, India

Yashpal Singh Saharwat
Department of Soil Science, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India

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