Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering

Horticulture is a complex of technique and art in the fields of Botany, Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Plant Nutrition, Genetics Plant Breeding, Pest, Diseases, Fruit Production (Pomology), Vegetable Production (Olericulture), Floriculture, Medicinal Plants and Landscape Design. Undergraduate branches are divided into 2 branches namely, Horticulture Engineering and Landscape Engineering. The aim of this stage is to provide knowledgeable experts in production, local planning and research. It is expected that the graduates be able to work as academic staff in agricultural organizations, as directors for governmental organizations and as experts able to conduct personal and organizational research in this field.

Based on their own interests, Horticulture and Landscape Management Department aims to train and educate students who are able to enhance the quality and quantity of horticultural products. It is expected that the graduates become able to solve existing problems in this field. On the other hand, academic and experienced experts in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering are prepared to answer the educational requirements of Horticulture and other related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Agriculture.

The aim of the undergraduate program in Horticulture and Landscape Engineering at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, which was established in 1995, is to train individuals who can serve the society as specialists in different programs of study such as regional planning, and academic fields, or as Lecturers at agricultural education and research institutes, or as administrators and directors at governmental and private manufacturing companies.

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering first began to admit students into the MSc program in 2003 with the aim of training specialists who could effectively exploit the potentials and improve the quality and quantity of gardening products. Graduates would also be able to teach Horticulture and related courses to undergraduate students in various schools of Agriculture across the country.

Educational areas of specializations in the M.S. program are:

  • Amely Ornamental Plants
  • Fruit Gardening
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Medicinal plants

The aim of our doctoral program which was started in 2010 is to train graduates who can manage educational, planning and research affairs in the different branches of this major or teach at universities and research institutes or perform planning tasks at executive organizations.

Educational areas of specializations in the Ph.D. program are:

  • Fruit Tree Physiology and Breeding
  • Vegetable Physiology and Breeding
  • Ornamental Plant Physiology and Breeding. More

Head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Mahmoud Shoor
Associate Professor
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Fruit Gardening
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Vegetable Gardening
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Medicinal plant
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Fruit Tree Physiology and Breeding
Vegetable Physiology and Breeding
Ornamental Plant Physiology and Breeding -

Academic staff

Bhram Abedi
Assistant Professor
Hossein Arouiee
Associate Professor
Majid Azizi
Fatemeh Kazemi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Moghaddam
Associate Professor
Seyyed Hossein Nemati
Assistant Professor
Yahya Selahvarzi
Assistant Professor
Mahmoud Shoor
Associate Professor
Ali Tehranifar


Recent books

Moghaddam, M., & Mehdizadeh, L. (2017). Chemistry of Essential Oils and Factors Influencing Their Constituents.

Recent journal articles

Karimian, Z., Samiei, L., & Kazemi, F. (2017). Assessment of User’s Preferences of Campus Green Space at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad-Iran. , 48 (0), 1-11.
Mohammad Taghi Ebadi, Fatemeh Sefidkon, Azizi, M., & Norola Ahmadii (2017). Packaging methods and storage duration affect essential oil content and composition of lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora Kunth.). Food Science and Nutrition, 4 (6), 1-8.
Azizi, M., Kaboli Farshchi, H., F. Oroojalian, & H. Orafaee (2017). Green Synthesis of Silver Nano-particles Using Kelussia odoratissima Extract and Evaluation of its Antibacterial Activity. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (3), 1-10.
Bagheri, S., Abedi, B., Majid Rahemi, Nemati, S., & Vahid Rowshan (2017). Changes in polyamine levels in relationship to the growth and development of parthenocarpic fruits (shotberries) of olive (Olea europaea L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 215 (1), 172-177.
Vahdati Mashhadian, N., Tehranifar, A., & Kazemi, F. (2017). Assessing chilling and drought tolerance of different plant genera on extensive green roofs in an arid climate region in Iran. Journal of Environmental Management, 192 (0), 215-223.
Kazemi, F., & R. Mohoroko (2017). Review on the roles and effects of growing media on plant performance in green roofs in world climates. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 23 (1), 13-26.
Davarpanah, S., Tehranifar, A., Davarynejad, G., Mehdi Aran, & Khorassani, R. (2017). Effects of Foliar Nano-nitrogen and Urea Fertilizers on the Physical and Chemical Properties of Pomegranate (Punica granatum cv. Ardestani) Fruits. HortScience, 52 (2), 288-294.
Khorshidi, S., Davarynejad, G., Samiei, L., & Moghaddam, M. (2017). Study of Genetic Diversity of Pear Genotypes and Cultivars (Pyrus communis L.) Using Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat Markers. Erwerbs-Obstbau, 60 (2), 1-10.
Vahdati Mashhadian, N., Tehranifar, A., & Kazemi, F. (2017). Energy conservation potential of an extensive green roof in Iran for one year duration. Journal of Ornamental plants, 7 (1), 53-61.
Hosseini, A., Nemati, S., Khajeh Hosseini, M., & Arouiee, H. (2017). Effects Of Different Nitrogen And Solupotasse. Fertilizer Rate On Yield And Yield Components Of Potato. IIOAB Journal, 8 (1), 93-97.
Ahmadi, J., Abedi, B., Shoor, M., Saeid Eshghi, Reza Amiri Fahliani (2017). The effect of salicylic acid and potassium sulphate on the amount of soluble sugars, starch, proline and protein of grape buds under cold stress. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 0 (0), 0-0.
Taghizadeh, S., Davarynejad, G., J. Asilib, Nemati, S., R. Rezaee, M. Goumenoud, A. M Tsatsakis, & Gh. Karimif (2017). Health risk assessment of heavy metals via dietary intake of five Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Cultivars collected from different geographical sites of Iran. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 107 (0), 99-107.
Selahvarzi, Y., Z. Zamani, R. Fatahi, & A.r. Talaei (2017). Effect of Deficit Irrigation on Flowering and Fruit Properties of Pomegranate(Punica granatum cv. Shahvar). Agricultural Water Management, 192 (1), 189-197.
Nazdar, T., Tehranifar, A., Nemati, S., & Samiei, L. (2017). Effect of Heat Stress Duration on Growth, Flowering and Electrolyte Leakage in Four Cultivars of Calendula officinalis. Journal of Ornamental plants, 7 (1), 63-72.
Samiei, L., Tehranifar, A., Aghdaei, M., & Vessal, S. (2017). Control of In Vitro Contaminations in Dionysia tapetodes for Effective Micropropagation. Journal of Ornamental plants, 0 (0), 0-0.
Zeraatgar, H., Davarynejad, G., F. Moradinezhad, & Abedi, B. (2017). Effect of Salicylic Acid and Calcium Nitrate Spraying on Qualitative Properties and Storability of Fresh Jujube Fruit (Ziziphus jujuba.Mill). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 0 (0), 0-0.
Zeraatgar, H., Davarynejad, G., F. Moradinezhad, & Abedi, B. (2017). Effect of Calcium Nitrate and Salicylic Acid on physicochemical characteristics and storability of Fresh Jujube Fruits. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 46 (1), 138-147.
Moghaddam, M., & A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti (2017). Agro-morphological and phytochemical diversity of Iranian Cuminum cyminum accessions. Industrial Crops and Products, 99 (1), 205-213.
Mehdizadeh, L., A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti, & Moghaddam, M. (2017). Storage stability of essential oil of cumin (cuminum cyminum l.) as a function of temperature. International Journal of Food Properties, 20 (2), 1742-1750.
Moghaddam, M., Na.farhadi, & M. Ranjbar (2017). Variability in essential oil content and composition of Ocimum ciliatum accessions from Iran: Evidence for three chemotypes. International Journal of Food Properties, 20 (2), 1489-1500.
Moghaddam, M., Babaii, K., & Saeedi Pooya, E. (2017). Germination and Growth Response of Flax (Linum usitatissimum) to Salinity Stress by Different Salt Types and Concentrations. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41 (5), 563-573.
Poursoltan Hojagan, M., Arouiee, H., S. Jalal Tabatabaei, & Nemati, S. (2017). Priming impacts on seed quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) under salinity condition. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, 11 (3), 104-109.
Razmi, M., Abedi, B., & Tehranifar, A. (2017). A Study on the Effect of Nitrogen Spray at Different Times on Color and Yield Parameters of Grape cv. Pykany. Erwerbs-Obstbau, 14 (58), 1-8.
Moghaddam, M., A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti, & Mojarab, S. (2017). Essential oil composition of seven populations belonging to two Nepeta species from northwestern Iran. International Journal of Food Properties, 20 (2), 2272-2279.
F. Oroojalian, H. Orafaee, & Azizi, M. (2017). Synergistic antibaterial activity of medicinal plants essential oils with biogenic silver nanoparticles. Nanomedicine Journal, 4 (4), 237-244.
M. Naderianfar, Azizi, M., & Sh. Kohestani (2017). Determination of water-yield basil function under deficit irrigation conditions and use of nano fertilizer. Progress in Agricultural Engineering Sciences, 13 (1), 51-69.
Moghbeli Hanzai, E., Nemati, S., Arouiee, H., & J-a. Olfati2 (2017). Evaluation of resistance, enzymatic response, and phenolic compounds in roots of f1 cucumber hybrids to fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Radicis-cucumerinum. Journal of Horticultural Research, 25 (1), 117-124.
F. Jaberi Ansari, H. Jalili, & Azizi, M. (2017). A Study of the Factors Effective in Morphogenesis of Aspergillus Terreus in Order To Increase the Production of Lovastatin. Journal of Babol University of Medical Sciences, 19 (9), 54-61.
Ahmadi, J., Abedi, B., Shoor, M., S. Eshghi, & R. Amiri Fahliani (2017). Effect of salicylic acid and potassium sulfate on the primary bud necrosis and fruit set of the following year of Askari grapevine. EurAsian Journal of BioSciences, 11 (1), 16-24.

Recent research projects

Azizi, Majid,,moshtaghi, Nasrin, (2017). The Study on Physiological and Phytochemical Copmparison of two Loquirice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L)
Shoor, Mahmoud,karimian, Zahra (2017). Evaluation of Drought Resistance with Micorrhiza in Native Ajuga (Ajuga chamaeptys) as a Cover Plant
Moghaddam, Mohammad,,salmanian, Shahla (2017). Bioactive compound contents, antioxidant activities and identification of phenolic compounds from Hawthorn (Crataegus elbursensis) leaf and flower extract by High performance liquid chromatography

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering

Phone: +985138804641- 5754

Fax: +985138807148