About this Journal
Horticultural Science and Technology (abbr. Hortic. Sci. Technol., herein ‘HST’; ISSN, 1226-8763), one of the two official journals of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science (KSHS), was launched in 1998 to provides scientific and professional publication on technology and sciences of horticultural area. As an international journal, HST is published in English and Korean, bimonthly on the last day of even number months, and indexed in ‘SCIE’, ‘SCOPUS’ and ‘CABI’. The HST is devoted for the publication of technical and academic papers and review articles on such arears as cultivation physiology, protected horticulture, postharvest technology, genetics and breeding, tissue culture and biotechnology, and other related to vegetables, fruit, ornamental, and herbal plants.
Research Article
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Improvement of Bioactive Compounds by Exogenous Sucrose Absorbed via Mugwort and Kale Roots

Moon-Sun Yeom, Hye-Jin Jeong, Jun-Soo Lee, and Myung-Min Oh*
In plants, sucrose (suc) acts as a signaling molecule for various plant metabolism processes and is one of the translocation forms of carbohydrates ... ... more
February. 2019
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Changes in Fruit Quality, Antioxidant Activity, and Flavonoid Content with Limited Irrigation after Full Bloom of Early-Maturing ‘Harye’ Satsuma Mandarin in a Plastic Greenhouse

Sang-Heon Han*, Seok-Beom Kang, Young-Ji Moon, and Byung-Woo Moon
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of fruit growth and quality, antioxidant activity, and flavonoid content with limited irrigation ... ... more
February. 2019
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Seed Germination Responses and Interspecific Variations to Different Incubation Temperatures in Eight Veronica Species Native to Korea

Su Jung Song, Un Seop Shin, Hye Jin Oh, Sang Yong Kim, and Seung Youn Lee*
The seed germination characteristics of eight Korean native Veronica species ... ... more
February. 2019
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Nutrient Uptake and Growth of Watermelons in DTPA-Treated Saline Soil in a Plastic Film Greenhouse

Chang-Kyu Lee, Kyoung-Won Seo, Gong-Joon Lee, Seon-U Choi, Byung-Koo Ahn, Min-Sil Ahn, Dong-Seok Seo, and Seok-In Yun*
Increasing soil salinity in a plastic film greenhouse limits crop production. Chelating agents can form a complex with polyvalent cations, influencing the availability and mobility ... ... more
February. 2019
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Extended Supplementation of Nutrient Solution for Runner Plant Production Improved the Growth of Runner Plants and Enhanced the Reproduction Rate and Quality of ‘Maehyang’ Strawberry Fruits

Hyeon Min Kim, Hye Ri Lee, Hyeon Woo Jeong, Hye Min Kim, Byoung Ryong Jeong, Nam Jun Kang and Seung Jae Hwang*
This study aimed to investigate the optimum supply period of nutrient solution for the growth of runner plants as well as the flowering, fruit quality, and yield of ‘Maehyang’ strawberry. The runner ... ... more
February. 2019
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Fruit Ripening and Related Gene Expression in ‘Goldone’ and ‘Jecy Gold’ Kiwifruit by Exogenous Ethylene Application

Mi Hee Shin, Yong-Bum Kwack, Yun-Hee Kim, and Jin Gook Kim*
We studied the effect of exogenous ethylene application on fruit ripening and its related gene expression in kiwifruit ... ... more
February. 2019
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Extension of the Vase Life of Cut Roses by Both Improving Water Relations and Repressing Ethylene Responses

Suong T. T. Ha, Jin-Hee Lim, and Byung-Chun In*
In cut roses (Rosa hybrida L.), the vase life of ethylene-sensitive cultivars (SENS) is determined by ethylene, and that of ethylene-insensitive cultivars (INSENS) is closely ... ... more
February. 2019
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Eucalyptus and Citronella Essential Oils Used in Preservative Solutions Affect the Vase Life of Cut Philodendron Leaves

Nipaporn Yonsawad and Montinee Teerarak*
Cut leaves of Philodendron sp. (philodendron plu jeeb) are often used in bouquets and flower arrangements. Keeping quality is a key criterion for assessing the value of ... ... more
February. 2019
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Development of a Molecular Marker Using GWAS to Select the Resistance Resource for the Yeoncheon Strain Causing Kimchi Cabbage Clubroot Disease

Ha-Young Jang, Min Young Park, Jung-Soo Lee, Changsoo Kim, and Suhyoung Park*
Resistant cultivars have been developed as a response to clubroot disease, which poses a challenge to Kimchi cabbage cultivation in Korea. However, the recent ... ... more
February. 2019
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Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Analysis of Ever-Bearing and June-Bearing Strawberry Cultivars Using SSR Markers

Hye Jin Kim*, Jong Nam Lee, Kwang Soo Cho, Hong Sik Won, and Jong Taek Suh
This study was carried out to select simple sequence repeat markers (SSR), to identify a DNA profile database, and to analyze the population structure of 28 strawberry ... ... more
February. 2019
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Development of a Core Set of SSR Markers for Cultivar Identification and Seed Purity Tests in Oriental Melon (Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa)

Nam Ngoc Nguyen, Yong-Sham Kwon, Jae-Ryoung Park, and Sung-Chur Sim*
Oriental melon (Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa), also called ‘Korean melon’ or ‘Chamoe’, is widely grown in East Asia, including Korea, Japan, and China. We ... ... more
February. 2019
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Evaluation of Cytotoxicity on Human Cancer Cells and Antioxidant and Immune Cell Activities of Codonopsis lanceolata Root Extracts Stored at Different Temperatures and for Different Durations

Hee-Ock Boo, Jeoung-Hwa Shin, Hag-Hyun Kim, Soo-Jeong Kwon, Moon-Soon Lee, and Yang-Gyu Ku*
Codonopsis lanceolata is widely consumed in South Korea; however, its medicinal applications have not been explored in detail. The present study aimed to evaluate ... ... more
February. 2019
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Nondestructive Early Detection of Bruising in Pear Fruit Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Yang Zhou*, Jianwei Mao*, Di Wu, Tiebing Liu, Yun Zhao, Wujie Zhou, Zhengwei Chen, and Fangni Chen
Pear fruit is susceptible to mechanical injury during harvesting, packaging, and transportation.Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can provide information concerning ... ... more
February. 2019
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The Horticultural Activity of Touching Soil and the Autonomic Nervous Stress Response of Patients with Brain Disease

Eun Jin Jang, Suk Young Yun*, Byung Jin Choi, and Young Gil Kim
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the horticultural activity of touching soil in the hospital on autonomic nervous stress response ... ... more
February. 2019
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Analysis of Functional Substances in the New Cucumis melo Cultivar ‘Chammel'

Su-Jin Bae, Ja Min Kim, Thi-Co Vo, Dongyup Hahn, Minyoul Kim, Myeong Ju Gu, Hong-Yul Kim, Si-Chun Nam, and Ki-Byung Lim*
‘Chammel’ is a new breed from a cross between oriental melon and melon. It has an orange pulp similar to the melon, while its shape is similar to the oriental melon ... ... more
February. 2019
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Prediction Model of Internal Temperature Using Backpropagation Algorithm for Climate Control in Greenhouse

Sang Yeob Kim, Sang Min Lee, Kyoung Sub Park, and Keun Ho Ryu*
This is a correction in terms of AFFILIATION the correspondence author as follows ... ... more
February. 2019
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