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
Farnoosh Fallahpour
Assistant Professor
Ali Ghanbari
Associate Professor
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
Mehdi Nassiri Mahallati
Ahmad Nezami
Mahdi Parsa
Associate Professor
Mehdi Rastgoo
Associate Professor
Parviz Rezvani Moghaddam
Reza Tavakkol Afshari


Recent journal articles

Nabati, J., Nezami, A., & Akbari, M. (2023). An integrated approach land suitability for agroecological zoning based on fuzzy inference system and GIS. Environment Development and Sustainability, 25 (3), 2316-2338.
Moinoddini, S., Koocheki, A., Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2023). اثر عملیات خاک‏ورزی و سطوح مختلف نیتروژن بر روی عملکرد محصولات زراعی، جذب عناصر غذایی و برخی ویژگی‏های خاک در تناوب زراعی ذرت-کلزا-ذرت. Journal of Agroecology, 14 (2), 619-630.
Moghimi, N., Nezami, A., Khajeh Hosseini, M., Khazaei, H., & Nabati, J. (2023). Cold and Drought Cross-Acclimation Enhance Freezing Tolerance of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 25 (1), 99-113.
Nezami, A., Ali Akbar Mahmoodi, Nabati, J., Mohammadi, M., & Hasanfard, A. (2023). Feasibility study of cultivating desi‐type chickpea genotypes in cold and temperate regions. Legume Science, 5 (2), -.
Ahmadi-lahijani, M. (2023). Potassium silicate reduces water consumption, improves drought tolerance, and enhances the productivity of sweet corn (Zea mays) under deficit irrigation. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 45 (3), -.
Goldani, M., Nabati, J. (2023). Determination of Allometric Relationships in two Basil Ecotypes as Affected by Organic Fertilizers. International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology, 10 (4), 397-404.
Hasanfard, A., & Rastgoo, M. (2023). A field study on the effect of Phelipanche aegyptiaca management on tomato yield. Journal of Crop Protection, 11 (4), 525-535.
Hasanfard, A., Rastgoo, M., Izadi Darbandi, E., Nezami, A. (2023). Freezing Stress Affects Herbicide Efficacy On Sterile Oat and Turnipweed in Wheat. Gesunde Pflanzen, 75 (5), 1553-1560.
Taghizadeh, M., Farzam, M., & Nabati, J. (2023). Rhizobacteria facilitate physiological and biochemical drought tolerance of Halimodendron halodendron (Pall.) Voss. Journal of Arid Land, 15 (2), 205-217.
Nabati, J. (2023). Relationship between fertilization and planting depths on antioxidant activity in saffron (Crocus sativus L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 191 (), 116004-116017.
Tavakkol Afshari, R. (2023). Clean application of pistachio residues-based vermicompost with γ-aminobutyric acid can alleviate the negative effects of high soil pH on P uptake in saffron (Crocus sativus L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 195 (195), 116443-116454.
Kamkar, B. (2023). Evaluation, quantification, and mapping of ecosystem services in canola agroecosystems. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 2023 (1), 1-23.
Mirzaei, M., Rastgoo, M., Hasanfard, A. (2023). Effects and mitigation of poor water quality on herbicide performance: A review. Weed Research, 63 (3), 139-152.
Kamkar, B. (2023). Modelling organic farming suitability by spatial indicators of GIS integrated MCDA in Golestan Province, Iran. NJAS: Impact in Agricultural and Life Sciences, 95 (1), -.
Kamkar, B. (2023). Effect of heat stress during anthesis on the Summer Maize grain formation: Using integrated modelling and multi-criteria GIS-based method. Ecological Modelling, 481 (1), 110318-110330.
Kamkar, B. (2023). Evaluation of short-term conservation tillage systems by enzyme activity assessment. Ecopersia, 11 (1), 1-9.
Cheshmi, M., Khajeh Hosseini, M., Gheshm, R., & Asadi, S. (2023). Improving sugar beet yield, quality, and water use efficiency by nursery and transplanting practice under semi‐arid conditions. Agronomy Journal, 115 (2), 781-800.
Mohammadi, M., Tavakkol Afshari, R., Nabati, J., & Ehsan Oskoueian (2023). Stress memory in seedlings of primed seed chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using sodium nitroprusside under cold stress. Plant Stress, 8 (), 100163-.
Mehdi Jamshideyni, Mohammad Ali Behdani, Soheil Parsa, & Khorramdel, S. (2023). Evaluation of yield and water use efficiency of quinoa under irrigation regimes, gamma aminobutyric acid, and vermicompost application. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 119 (1), 1-15.
Kamkar, B., & Mijani, S. (2023). Herbicide selection through GIS-based groundwater quality maps. Journal of Cleaner Production, 409 (), 137131-137131.
Pooya Aalaee Bazkiaee, Kamkar, B., Ebrahim Amiri, Hossein Kazemi, & Mojtaba Rezaei (2023). Effect of Irrigation Management and Transplanting Date on the Rice Production and Water Productivity. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 54 (16), 2215-2233.
Seyyed Alireza Mousavi, Hassan Feiz, Ahamd Ahmadian, & Izadi Darbandi, E. (2023). Extracts obtained from organs of saffron (Crocus sativus) alter growth and seed germination of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) and barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli). Plant Biosystems, 157 (4), 844-850.
Hasanfard, A., Nabati, J., Nezami, A., & Muhammad Farooq (2023). Antioxidant Potential and Osmotic Adjustment Modulate Growth and Yield Formation in Kabuli-Type Chickpea Genotypes Under Freezing Stress. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 42 (12), 7649-7659.
Noroozi, A., Rezvani Moghaddam, P., H.hashemian, & Khorramdel, S. (2023). Effect of Biochar Amendment and Irrigation Treatments on Biochemical Attributes and Morphological Criteria of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) Using Central Composite Design. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 25 (3), 535-550.
Maedeh Salimi, Khadijeh Catherine Razavi, Mobina Nourmohammadian Amiri, Mehdi Esmaeili, Khorramdel, S., Hanieh Moghani, Stefania Grando, & Salvatore Ceccarelli (2023). Stability of Agronomic Traits of Barley Evolutionary Populations under Drought Conditions in Iran. Agronomy, 13 (1), 1931-1947.
Mingxi Zhou, Kiamarsi, Z., Ruiming Han, Kafi, M., & Stanley Lutts (2023). Effect of NaCl and EDDS on Heavy Metal Accumulation in Kosteletzkya pentacarpos in Polymetallic Polluted Soil. Plants, 12 (8), 1656-1669.
Vojoodi, S., Rastgoo, M., Izadi Darbandi, E., Hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf, K., & Hasanfard, A. (2023). Tank-mixing 2,4-D amine and sulfosulfuron can help alleviate the adverse effects of water hardness on controlling flixweed [Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl]. Crop Protection, 173 (106377), 106377-9.
Mousavi Bazaz, A., Tehranifar, A., Kafi, M., Ali Gazanchian, & Shoor, M. (2023). Biochemical Responses of Salt-Sensitive and Salt-Tolerant Tall Fescue. Desert, 28 (1), 15-25.
Kamali, M., Selahvarzi, Y., & Goldani, M. (2023). Advances in the performance of stevia Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni): Photoperiod interaction with potassium humate. Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology, 13 (2), 4495-4513.
Nabati, J., Ahmadi-lahijani, M., Oskoueian, A., & Nemati, Z. (2023). Acidic Medium pH Mitigates the Effects of Long-Term Salinity on the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Productivity of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Plants. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 23 (4), 5909-5920.
Nabati, J., Hasanfard, A., & Rastgoo, M. (2023). Can different sowing dates affect weed control efficacy and chickpea yield. Journal of Crop Protection, 12 (2), 107-119.
Rastgoo, M., Izadi Darbandi, E. (2023). Seed germination modeling of sterile oat biotypes susceptible and resistant to ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in response to temperature and drought stress. Journal of Crop Protection, 12 (2), 183-195.
Solouki, H., Kafi, M., Nabati, J., Ahmadi-lahijani, M., Nezami, A., & Roshanak Shahriary Ahmady (2023). Seed biopriming and plant growth-promoting bacteria improve nutrient absorption and dry matter production of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) plants. South African Jouranl of Botany, 162 (1), 296-303.
Ganjeali, A., & Nabati, J. (2023). Exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles improves the physiological characteristics of drought‐challenged chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.). Legume Science, 5 (4), -.
Javadi, M., Jahan, M., & Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2023). شناسایی و ارزیابی دانش و روش‌های بومی مورد استفاده هت افزایش تنوع زیستی: مطالعه موردی در بوم‌نظام‌های زراعی غرب خراسان رضوی. , (), -.
Nabati, J., Nezami, A., Hasanfard, A., Nemati, Z., & Kahrom, N. (2023). Prolonged exposure to freezing stress reduces the ability of chickpea seedlings to effectively tolerate extremely low temperatures. Frontiers in Plant Science, 14 (), -.
Jahan, M. (2023). The fourth pillar of sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Society, 15 (4), 407-443.
Kamkar, B. (2023). Germination biology of susceptible and target-site (Ile-1781-Thr) herbicide resistant short-spiked canary grass (Phalaris brachystachys) subpopulations. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 46 (1), -.
Mamnoie, E., Izadi Darbandi, E., Rastgoo, M. (2023). The effect of adjuvants on nicosulfuron efficacy for controlling Amaranthus retroflexus, Chenopodium album, and Echinochloa crus-galli. Journal of Crop Protection, 12 (4), 379-388.

Recent research projects

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding

Phone: +985138804679, 5793

Fax: +985138807140