Department of Agronomy

The outlook of the Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding on crop production is based on region-friendly production and environmentalism, while creating an all-around and consolidated attitude toward agricultural production. This Department established its Bachelor’s program in 1995. The aim of this program is to train students who are experts in the fields of Crop Production, Regional Planning and research, as well as being able to play roles as instructors in agricultural high schools, coordinators of agricultural research, or as directors of public and private agricultural production units.

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding started its Master’s program in 2008 with the aim of training specialists who are experts in planning and management of agricultural sectors and in teaching and conducting research in private and public sectors.

The doctoral program at the Department of Agronomy accepted candidates since 1994. The aim of this program is to train agronomy specialists to lead advanced research programs and teaching, coordinate the programs to deal with challenges, application and development of resources and improving efficiency in agronomy programs. Student in this program can study in Agro-Environment Studies (Agroecology). More

Head of the Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding
Mohammad Khajeh Hosseini
Associate Professor
Department of Education

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Agronomy and Plant Breeding
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Agronomy-Crop Ecology -
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Agronomy-Crop Physiology -
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Identification and Weed Control -
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Agroecology -
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Academic staff

Mohammad Javad Ahmadi Lahijani
Assistant Professor
Ghorban Ali Asadi
Associate Professor
Ali Ghanbari
Associate Professor
Reza Ghorbani
Morteza Goldani
Associate Professor
Kamal Hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf
Assistant Professor
Ebrahim Izadi Darbandi
Associate Professor
Mohsen Jahan
Associate Professor
Mohammad Kafi
Behnam Kamkar
Mohammad Khajeh Hosseini
Soroor Khorramdel
Associate Professor
Alireza Koocheki
Mehdi Nassiri Mahallati
Ahmad Nezami
Mahdi Parsa
Associate Professor
Mehdi Rastgoo
Associate Professor
Parviz Rezvani Moghaddam
Reza Tavakkol Afshari


Recent journal articles

Mirzaei, M., Rastgoo, M., Hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf, K. (2019). The Response of Different Weed Species to Glyphosate Using Ammonium Sulfate and Hard Water. Planta Daninha, 37 (0), -.
Izadi Darbandi, E., Annabestani, M. (2019). Adjuvantsto improvephenmedipham + desmedipham + ethofumesate efficacy against weeds in sugar beet-Beta vulgaris L.-. Planta Daninha, 37 (1), 1-9.
Kargar, M., Ghorbani, R., Rashed Mohassel, M., & Rastgoo, M. (2019). Chlorophyll fluorescence - a tool for quick identification of Accase and ALS inhibitor herbicides performance. Planta Daninha, 37 (1), 1-10.
Jahan, M., Nassiri Mahallati, M., & M.b. Amiri (2019). The efect of humic acid and water super absorbent polymer application on sesame in an ecological cropping system: a new employment of structural equation modeling in agriculture. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture, 6 (1), 1-15.
Kafi, M., Amini, M., & Parsa, M. (2019). Effects of macronutrient supplementation on physiological, qualitative and quantitative traits of Salvia leriifolia Benth. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 51 (6), -.
Koocheki, A., Rezvani Moghaddam, P., & Seyyedi, S. (2019). Saffron- pumpkin/ watermelon: A clean and sustainable strategy for increasing economic land equivalent ratio under limited irrigation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 208 (1), 1327-1338.
Karimzadeh Soureshjani, H., Nezami, A., Kafi, M., & Mahmoudrezatadayon (2019). Responses of two common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes to deficit irrigation. Agricultural Water Management, 213 (1), 270-279.
Koocheki, A., Rezvani Moghaddam, P., Aghhavani Shajari, M., & H.r.fallahi (2019). Corm weight or number per unit of land: Which one is more effective when planting corm, based on the age of the field from which corms were selected?. Industrial Crops and Products, 131 (1), 78-84.
Asadi, S., Bannayan Aval, M., Jahan, M., & Faridhosseini, A. (2019). Using the red-near infrared spectral to estimate ground cover based on vegetative indices. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 40 (18), 7153-7168.
Pourmohamad, Y., Alizadeh, A., Mousavi Baygi, M., Ziaei, A., & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Optimizing cropping area by proposing a combined water-energy productivity function for Neyshabur Basin, Iran. Agricultural Water Management, 217 (1), 131-140.
Hatef, H., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Kohansal, M., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Climate vulnerability index fluctuation: a case of Iran. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 10 (1), 223-235.
Milad Nouri, & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Spatiotemporal changes in aridity index and reference evapotranspiration over semi-arid and humid regions of Iran: trend, cause, and sensitivity analyses. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 136 (3), 1073-1084.
Gheshlaghi, Z., Khorassani, R., Javier Abadia, Kafi, M., & Fotovat, A. (2019). Glutathione foliar fertilisation prevents lime-induced iron chlorosis in soil grown Medicago scutellata. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 182 (4), 607-624.
Salehnia, N., Salehnia, N., Ansari, H., & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Climate data clustering effects on arid and semi-arid rainfed wheat yield: a comparison of artificial intelligence and K-means approaches. International Journal of Biometeorology, 63 (7), 861-872.
Parisa Paymard, Yaghoubishahneshinsofla, F., Milad Nouri, & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Projecting climate change impacts on rainfed wheat yield, water demand, and water use efficiency in northeast Iran. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 138 (), 1361-1373.
Fallahpour, F., Ghorbani, R., Nassiri Mahallati, M., & Hosseini, M. (2019). Plant fertilization helps plants to compensate for aphid damage, positively affects predator efficiency and improves canola yield. Journal of Pest Science, 93 (1), 251-260.
Omid Heidarpour, Behrooz Esmaielpour, Ali-ashraf Soltani, & Khorramdel, S. (2019). Effect of Vermicompost on Essential Oil Composition of (Satureja hortensis L.) Under Water Stress Condition. Journal of Essential Oils Bearing Plants, 22 (2), 484-492.
Seyyed Fazel Fazeli Kakhki, Goldani, M., & Alireza Ghasemi Arian (2019). Evaluation response of photosynthesis of stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana Var. Bertoni) to potassium humate and photoperiod. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, (0), -.
Koocheki, A., & Seyyedi, S. (2019). Mother corm origin and planting depth affect physiological responses in saffron (Crocus sativus L.) under controlled freezing conditions. Industrial Crops and Products, 138 (1), 111468-111468.
Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). On soil moisture deficit, low precipitation, and temperature extremes impacts on rainfed cereal productions in Iran. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137 (3), 2771-2783.
Mobli, A., Mijani, S., Ghanbari, A., & Rastgoo, M. (2019). Seed germination and emergence of two flax-leaf alyssum (Alyssum linifolium Steph. ex. Willd.) populations in response to environmental factors. Crop and Pasture Science, 70 (9), 807-814.
Khorramdel, S., & Hojjat Gharavi (2019). Effect of organic fertilizers on nutrients content and essential oil composition of savory (Satureja hortensis L.). agriTECH, 38 (4), 433-441.
Kafi, M., Nabati, J., Saadatian, B., Oskoueian, A., & Shabahang, J. (2019). Potato response to silicone compounds (micro and nanoparticles) and potassium as affected by salinity stress. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 14 (3), 1182-1189.
Kamaei, R., Parsa, M., & Jahan, M. (2019). The effects of biological, chemical, and organic fertilizers application on root growth features and grain yield of Sorghum. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 42 (18), 2221-2233.
Elena Romanova, & Izadi Darbandi, E. (2019). POST herbicide programs utilizing tribenuron for cleavers (Galium aparine L.) control in winter wheat cultivars. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 66 (9), 1235-1243.
Koocheki, A., Rezvani Moghaddam, P. (2019). Depending on mother corm size, the removal of extra lateral buds regulates sprouting mechanism and improves phosphorus acquisition efficiency in saffron. Industrial Crops and Products, 0 (0), 1-13.
Khordadi Varamini, M., Jqrgen Eivind Olesen, Alizadeh, A., Nassiri Mahallati, M., Ansari, H., & Sanaei Nejad, S. (2019). CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION FOR CROP MANAGEMENT OF WINTER WHEAT AND MAIZE IN THE SEMI‐ARID REGION OF IRAN. Irrigation and Drainage, 68 (5), 841-856.
Akbarpour Bahreh, M., Khajeh Hosseini, M., & Seifi, A. (2019). Potential of a single radicle emergence count in predicting field emergence of Desi chickpea seed lots as an alternative vigour test. Seed Science and Technology, (), -.
Jacob E. Lucero, Urs Schaffner, Asadi, G., Toshpulot Rajabov, & Ragan M. Callaway (2019). Enemy release from the effects of generalist granivores can facilitate Bromus tectorum invasion in the Great Basin Desert. Ecology and Evolution, 9 (15), 8490-8499.
Asadi, G., & Peter Von Fragstein Und Niemsdorff (2019). A field study on the effect of organic soil conditioners with different placements on dry matter and yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.). International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 8 (1), 59-66.
Falahatizow, J., Danesh Mesgaran, M., Vakili, S., Kafi, M., & M.d.stern (2019). Invitro Utilizable Crude Protein at the Duodenum of Dairy Cows of Various Ecotypes of Kochia scoparia Fertilized with Nitrogen. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, 9 (3), 409-418.
Mehdizade, M., Izadi Darbandi, E., Naseri, M., Rastgoo, M., & Hooriyeh Nassirli (2019). Impacts of different organic amendments on soil degradation and phytotoxicity of metribuzin. International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 8 (2), 118-121.
Ahmadi Lahijani, M., Kafi, M., Nezami, A., Nabati, J., & John Erwin (2019). Effect of CO2 Enrichment on Gas Exchanges, Biochemical Traits, and Minituber Yield in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Cultivars. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (4), 883-894.
Tavakkol Afshari, R. (2019). Evaluation of Germination and Antioxidant Activity in GA3-Primed Deteriorated Wheat Seed. Russian Journal of plant physiology, 66 (6), 958-965.
Malekian Maleki, B., Parsa, M., Vessal, S., & Khorassani, R. (2019). Split Application of Nitrogen Fertilizer and Inoculation with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and Rhizobium ciceri Improve Grain Quality of Chickpea. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management, 5 (1), 190048-190056.
Ghorbani, R., Rashed Mohassel, M., & Mohsen Yassaie (2019). Correlation of environmental factors and phenotypic diversity of iranian wild barley (Hordeum Spontaneum Koch) populations. Acta Oecologica, 95 (1), 19-25.
Rasouli, Z., Parsa, M., & Ahmadzadeh, H. (2019). FEATURES OF SPIRULINA PLATENSIS CULTIVATED UNDER AUTOTROPHIC AND MIXOTROPHIC CONDITIONS. Food Science and Technology, 12 (4), -.

Recent research projects

Goldani, Morteza,parsa, Mahdi,dolatkhahi, Ali,rasouli, Zahra (2019). Investigation of Improving the Drought Tolerance in Petunia by Exogenous Application of Salicylic Acid and Gibberellic Acid
Nezami, Ahmad,,nabati, Jafar,feyzabadi, Saeed,di, Mohammad (2019). Selection in deci type Chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.) for fall planting in the moderate and cold regions (2nd Phase)
Selahvarzi, Yahya,goldani, Morteza (2019). Effect of photoperiod and potassium humate on morphological, physiological and biochemical traits of stevia herb (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) under greenhouse conditions
Izadi Darbandi, Ebrahim,maghsoudi, Arash (2019). Improvement of lentil -Lens culinaris Medik- growth and yield in the present of weeds influenced to biofertilizers
Izadi Darbandi, Ebrahim,mohammadnezhadlegi, Rahimbakhsh (2019). A review on researches related on- chickpea -Cicer arentinum L.- and lentil -Lense Culinaris Medik- weeds and their control in Iran
Javadi, Maryam,koocheki, Alireza,nassiri Mahallati, Mehdi,bannayan Aval, Mohammad,yaghoubishahneshinsofla, Fatemeh (2019). Simulating resilience of wheat cropping systems of Iran under future climate change
Izadi Darbandi, Ebrahim,memariani, Farshid,ebrahimi, Esmail (2019). Investigation on the structure and flora of weed communities in agro- and orchard ecosystems of Bardaskan County
Hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf, Kamal,bannayan Aval, Mohammad,,yaghoubishahneshinsofla, Fatemeh,javadi, Maryam (2019). Modeling emergence pattern of dominant weeds species in bean -Phaseolus vulgaris L.-, sesame -Sesamum indicum L.- and sugar beet -Beta vulgaris L.- fields
Jahan, Mohsen,javadi, Maryam (2019). Optimization of Application of Water Superabsorbent polymer, Cattle Manure and Irrigation Using Response-Surface Methodology -RSM-: A Study on Sesame -Sesamum indicum L.- in an Ecological Cropping System
Rastgoo, Mehdi,ghanbari, Ali,mijani, Sajad,mobli, Ahmadreza (2019). Study of germination ecology of two population of flax-leaf alyssum Alyssum linifolium Steph. ex. Wild from Khorasan Razavi and East Azerbaijan provinces
Ghorbani, Reza,asadi, Ghorban Ali,hooshmand, Mina,mostafavi, Mohammad Javad (2019). Study of weeds biodeiversity in a low-input intensified agroecosystem
Yaghoubishahneshinsofla, Fatemeh,valaei, Niusha,rashidi, Zahra,hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf, Kamal,bannayan Aval, Mohammad,rashed Mohassel, M0hammad Hassan (2019). Evaluation of evapotranspiration, water and radiation use efficiency of Cuminum cyminum L. at two density as affected by planting date and water deficit condition
Rastgoo, Mehdi,,karimi, Arezoo,mokhtari Karchegani, Hossein (2019). Evaluation of the effect of herbicide metabolism inhibitor on Apyrus Sulfosulfuron efficacy on Rey Secale cereale wild barley Hordeum spontaneum and mouse barley Hordeum murinum control in wheat Triticum aestivum in greenhouse condition
Ahmadi Lahijani, Mohammad Javad,hasanfard, Alireza,rastgoo, Mehdi,nezami, Ahmad,nabati, Jafar (2019). Evaluation of recovery ability of growth after freezing stress in wild mustard Sinapis arvensis L and chickpea Cicer arietinum L using morpho-physiological characteristics

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding

Phone: +985138804679, 5793

Fax: +985138807140