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
Gholam Hossein Davarynejad
Fatemeh Kazemi
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Moghaddam
Associate Professor
Seyyed Hossein Neamati
Assistant Professor
Yahya Selahvarzi
Mahmoud Shoor
Associate Professor
Ali Tehranifar


Recent books

Moghaddam, M., & -, . (2016). Essential Oil and Antifungal Therapy.

Recent journal articles

Esmaeili, G., Azizi, M., Arouiee, H., & Samiei, L. (2016). Micropropagation of Astragalus adscendens :A Source of Gaz-angabin Manna in Iran (Persian Manna). Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology, 18 (3), 741-750.
Hadipour, A., Azizi, M., Naghdi Badi, Jaber Panahandeh, Abas Delazar, & Aroei (2016). Karyotype study on 15 populations of Eremostachys laciniata Bunge in Iran. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 214 (16), 1-10.
Hadipour, A., Azizi, M., H. Naghdibadi, J. Panahandeh, A. Delazar, & Arouiee, H. (2016). Phytochemical diversity of Eremostachys laciniata Bunge populations in Iran. Journal of Medicinal Plants, 15 (57), 9-18.
Mousavi Bazaz, A., Tehranifar, A., Kafi, M., Ali Gazanchian, & Shoor, M. (2016). Screening of Eleven Festuca arundinaceaNative Populationsfor Nacl Tolerance In Order to Use in Green Space. Journal of Ornamental plants, 5 (3), 131-138.
Safari, N., & Kazemi, F. (2016). Examining performances of organic and inorganic mulches and cover plants for sustainable green space development in arid cities. Desert, 21 (1), 65-75.
Razeghi Yadak, L., Azizi, M., Ziyaratnia, Bagheri, A., & Neamati, S. (2016). Evaluation in vitro culture of Kelussia odoratissima Mozaff and secondary metabolites production through suspension cultures. The Pharma Innovation, 5 (1), 74-80.
Nozad Qale No, M., Khojastehpour, M., Tabasizadeh, M., Azizi, M., Miraei Ashtiani, S., & Salarikia, A. (2016). Characterization of hot-air drying and infrared drying of spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) leaves. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 10 (3), 466-473.
Bandian Sofla, L., Saeb, H., & Abedi, B. (2016). Effect of bentonite on growth indices and physiological traits of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L) under drought stress. Journal of Productivity and Development, 2 (4), 1-6.
Abdol Rahman Rahimi, Javad Hadian, Azizi, M., Vahid Abdosi, & Kambiz Larijani (2016). Quantity and Quality of Essential Oil of Pistacia atlantica Subsp. Kurdica in Response to Gradual Harvest of Oleoresin. Journal of Essential Oils Bearing Plants, 19 (3), 616-623.
Abedi, B., & T. Parvaneh (2016). Study of Correlations between Horticultural Traits and Variables Affecting Kernel Percentage of Walnut (Juglans regia L.). Journal of Nuts, 7 (1), 35-44.
Bayat, H., Neamati, S., Tehranifar, A., & Ali Gazanchian (2016). Screening different crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertner.) accessions for drought stress tolerance. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 62 (6), 769-780.
Ghanei Ghooshkhaneh, N., Rohani, A., Golzarian, M., & Kazemi, F. (2016). Identification of Houseplants Using Neuro-vision Based Multi-stage Classification System. Journal of Ornamental plants, 6 (3), 145-152.
Davarpanah, S., Tehranifar, A., Davarynejad, G., & Khorassani, R. (2016). Effects of foliar applications of zinc and boron nano-fertilizers onpomegranate (Punica granatum cv. Ardestani) fruit yield and quality. Scientia Horticulturae, 210 (0), 57-64.
Azizi, M., Zarei, M., Majid Rahemi, & Tehranifar, A. (2016). Evaluation of NaCl Salinity Tolerance of Four Fig Genotypes Based on Vegetative Growth and Ion Content in Leaves, Shoots, and Roots. HortScience, 51 (11), 1427-1434.
Salahshoor, F., & Kazemi, F. (2016). Effect of calcium on reducing salt stress in seed germination and early growth stage of Festuca ovina L.. Plant, Soil and Environment, 62 (10), 460-467.
Mohammad Taghi Ebadi, Fatemeh Sefidkon, Azizi, M., & Norola Ahmadii (2016). 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.
Baradaranrad, A., Arouiee, H., & Tehranifar, A. (2016). Effect of magnetic field on germination of two Calendula officinalis L. cultivars. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 7 (4), 662-668.
Shiva Golmohammadzadeh, Arouiee, H., Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, & Neamati, S. (2016). Antifungal activity of Zataria multiflora essential oil-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles in-vitro condition. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 19 (11), 1231-1237.
Mahmoudzadeh, M., Tehranifar, A., Fotovat, A., Shoor, M., & Kazemi, F. (2016). Phytoremediation using Poa pratensis balin lawn and sludge in Mashad industrial town treatment plant. IIOAB Journal, 7 (1), 224-231.
Bandiansofla, L., Neamati, S., & Moghaddam, M. (2016). Effect of Different N Fertilization Times on Post-Harvest Quality of Spinach (Spinacea oleracea L.). International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 7 (3), 235-243.
Aslanpour, M., H. Dolati Baneh, Tehranifar, A., & Shoor, M. (2016). The effect of Mycorrhizal fungi on the amount of glycine betaine, soluble sugar,proline,leaf water content and leaf chlorophyll of the white seedless grape under drought stress conditions. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 7 (3), 1119-1133.
Zargarian, S., Tehranifar, A., Neamati, S., & B Siavashpor (2016). Effect of salicylic acid pretreatment on seed germination of 16 different ornamental landscape annuals under drought stress. IIOAB Journal, 7 (7), 40-45.
S. Amini, Azizi, M., Joharchi, M., & F. Moradinezhad (2016). Evaluation of allelopathic activity of 68 medicinal and wild plant species of Iran by Sandwich method. International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology, 3 (2), 243-253.

Recent research projects

Arouiee, Hossein,azizi, Majid (2016). Effects of Farmex Nano Fertilizer and Biologiocal Fertilizer on some Quantitative and Qualitative of Rubia
Golzarian, Mahmood Reza,nematollahi, Fatemeh,kazemi, Fatemeh (2016). Assessing the effect of drought stress and the types of growing media on some qualitative and quantitative character of sport turf grass
Karimi Zinkanlo, Sara,sadeghi Fard, Somaye,azizi, Majid (2016). The study on the essential oils and phytochemical properties of Ziziphora clinopodioides under application of salicylic acid
Arouiee, Hossein,rahhimi, Masomeh (2016). The Influence of Temperature, Light and some Plants Extract on Biomass and Pigment Production in Monascus purpureus
Tehranifar, Ali,dolatkhahi, Ali,vahdati Mashhadian, Navid,saeedi Pooya, Elham (2016). The investigation of quantitative, qualitative and seed production capabilities of Lolium perenne ,Festuca arundinace, Poa pratensis and Trefolium repens in Mashhad climate condition
Davarynejad, Gholam Hossein,taghizadeh, Seyedeh Faezeh (2016). Title:Effect of Different Solvents on Total Phenolic Contents and Antioxidant Activity of ZizyphusjujubaMiller Fruits
Davarynejad, Gholam Hossein,nurzadeh Namaghi, Mina,momen, Ali (2016). The effect of free polyamines spray on leaf chlorophyll index, number flower buds and yield in high and low yielding trees of Akbari pistachio (Pistacia vera cv. Akbari)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering

Phone: +985138804641- 5754

Fax: +985138807148