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

Bahrabadi, E., Tavakkol Afshari, R., Nassiri Mahallati, M., & Seyedi, S. (2022). Abscisic, gibberellic, and salicylic acids effects on germination indices of corn under salinity and drought stresses. Journal of Crop Improvement, 36 (1), 73-89.
Hossein Hammami, Parsa, M., Hassan Bayat, & Mohammad Hossein Aminifard (2022). The behavior of heavy metals in relation to their influence on the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) symbiosis. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 193 (), 104670-104680.
Jahan, M., Azizi G, & Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2022). Investigation of Species and Functional Diversity and Community Structure for Weeds in Wheat and Sugar Beet Fields Across the Provinces of Iran. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 4 (2), 001-003.
Hamid Delavaran, Hossein Kazemi, Kamkar, B., & Javid Gherekhloo (2022). Development of a new model for health assessment in agroecosystems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194 (2), -.
Saadatian, B., Kafi, M., Bannayan Aval, M., & Hossain Hammami (2022). Effects of Foliar Spraying Nano and Ionized Silicon on Physiological Characteristics and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Mini-tuber. Silicon, 14 (13), 8067-8079.
Ebrahimi, E., Izadi Darbandi, E., Rashed Mohassel, M., & Tavakkol Afshari, R. (2022). Seed germination and seedling emergence in two populations of eastern dodder (Cuscuta monogyna Vahl.): evaluation of environmental factors and burial depth. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 44 (2), -.
Mohammad B Amiri, Jahan, M., & Rezvani Moghaddam, P. (2022). An exploratory method to determine the plant characteristics affecting the final yield of Echium amoenum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. under fertilizers application and plant densities. Scientific Reports, 12 (1), -.
Jahan, M., & Qale Nawi, S. (2022). Challenges and Opportunities Faced on Food Production Systems in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions under Climate Change Conditions. Annals of Agricultural and Crop Sciences, 7 (2), 1109-1115.
Jahan, M., & Javadi, M. (2022). بهینه‌سازی میزان کاربرد آب آبیاری، پلیمر سوپراذب رطوبت و کود دامی با استفاده از روش سطح-پاسخ (RSM): مطالعه روی کند (Sesamum indicum L.) در یک نظام زراعی اکولوژیک. , 20 (3), 255-274.
Rezvani Moghaddam, P. (2022). Are the apocarotenoids content and colorimetric traits of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) affected by some post harvesting operations?. Journal of Stored Products Research, 97 (), 101967-101967.
Koocheki, A., Nassiri Mahallati, M., Bannayan Aval, M., & Yaghoubishahneshinsofla, F. (2022). Simulating resilience of rainfed wheat–based cropping systems of Iran under future climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 27 (4), -.
Mahmoud Jokar, Alvaro Lopez Bernal, & Kamkar, B. (2022). The effect of spring flooding on management and distribution of cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) by flood mapping using SAR sentinel-1 and optical imagery landsat-8; a case study in golestan province, Iran. International Journal of Pest Management, (), -.
M. Mirzaei, Eskandar Zand, Rastgoo, M., & Hasanfard, A. (2022). Performance of 2,4-D plus MCPA and Mesosulfuron plus Iodosulfuron plus Mefenpyr-diethyl as influenced by ammonium sulfate, urea ammonium nitrate, and carrier water hardness. Phytoparasitica, 50 (3), 589-600.
Aghhavani Shajari, M., Rezvani Moghaddam, P., Ghorbani, R., & Koocheki, A. (2022). Does nutrient and irrigation managements alter the quality and yield of saffron (Crocus sativus L.)?. Agricultural Water Management, 267 (267), 107629-107629.
P. A. Bazkiaee, Kamkar, B., E. Amiri, H. Kazemi, M. Rezaei, & A. Lopez Bernal (2022). The rice yield gap estimation using integrated system approaches: a case study—Guilan province, Iran. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 19 (9), 8451-8464.
Mehdi Zarei, Tavakkol Afshari, R., & Mohammad Reza Jahansooz (2022). Morphophysiological dormancy in Smyrnium cordifolium Boiss: Germination requirements and embryo growth. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 30 (), 100385-100395.
Iman Nemati, Mohammad Seghi, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, Tavakkol Afshari, R., Mohammad Reza Naghavi, & Somayeh Gholizadeh (2022). DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 (DOG1) regulates dormancy in dimorphic seeds of Xanthium strumarium. Functional Plant Biology, 49 (8), 742-758.
Sajedeh Golmohammadzadeh, Javid Gherekhloo, Mana Dolores Osuna, Farshid Ghaderifar, Kamkar, B., Ricardo Alcantara De La Cruz, & Rafael De Prado (2022). Physiological Fitness Associated to ACCase Target-Site Resistance Enhances Growth and Reproduction in Phalaris brachystachys. Agronomy, 12 (5), 1206-1228.
Farrokhi, E., Koocheki, A., Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2022). اثر کاربرد کودهای دامی، بیولوژیک و شیمیایی بر خصوصیات مورفولوژیکی و عملکرد آلوئه‌ورا (Aloe barbadensis Miller. ) در استان بوشهر. Journal of Agroecology, 13 (3), 391-407.
Solouki, H., Kafi, M., Nabati, J., Ahmadi-lahijani, M., Nezami, A., & Roshanak Shahriary Ahmady (2022). Quantifying cardinal temperatures of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) ecotypes using non-linear regression models. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 31 (), 100401-100408.
Shafapoor, H., Jahan, M., Bannayan Aval, M., & Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2022). بررسی امکان کشت پاییزه و تعیین مناسب‌ترین تاریخ کاشت و بهترین رقم مقاوم به بولت چغندرقند در منطقه خراسان بزرگ. , (), -.
Rezvani Moghaddam, P., Seyyedi, S., & Moalem Banhangi, F. (2022). The possible positive effect of white bean intercropped with saffron under glycine betaine application and limited moisture. Scientia Horticulturae, 304 (304), 111300-111300.
Jahan, M., & Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2022). Modeling the response of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) growth and development to climate change under deficit irrigation in a semi-arid region. PLOS Climate, 1 (6), e0000003-20.
Kafi, M., Nabati, J., Elaheh Boroumand Rezazadeh, Armin Oskoueian, & Hedayatollah Karimzadeh Soureshjani (2022). Single and poly capsule sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) productivity in response to plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and foliar application of silicon, potassium, and calcium. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 44 (10), -.
Mohsen Abshenas, Kamkar, B., Behnam Kamkar, & Hossein Kazemi (2022). Predicting the effects of climate change on physiological parameters determining wheat yield in 2050 (case study: Golestan Province, Iran). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194 (10), -.
Hasanfard, A., Rastgoo, M., Izadi Darbandi, E., Nezami, A., & Singh Bhagirath Chauhan (2022). Freezing stress affects the efficacy of clodinafop-propargyl and 2,4-D plus MCPA on wild oat (Avena ludoviciana Durieu) and turnipweed [Rapistrum rugosum (L.) All.] in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). PLOS One, 17 (10), e0274945-15.
Rastgoo, M., Mahnaz Mirzaei, Javid Gherekhloo, & Hasanfard, A. (2022). Effect of water hardness induced by bicarbonate and chloride forms of magnesium and sodium on the performance of herbicides for littleseed canarygrass control. Journal of Crop Protection, 11 (3), 315-327.
Hassan Fatemi Kiyan, Maryam Tatari, Mohammad Reza Tokalo, Masomeh Salehi, & Hajmohammadnia Ghalibaf, K. (2022). The effect of deficit irrigation and fertilizer on quantitative and qualitative yield of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). Italian Journal of Agrometeorology, (1), 83-99.
Farhadi, M., Bannayan Aval, M., Fallah, M., & Jahan, M. (2022). Identification of climatic and management factors influencing wheat’s yield variability using AgMERRA dataset and DSSAT model across a temperate region. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, (), -.
Jahan, M., & Nassiri Mahallati, M. (2022). Quantification of the ecophysiological advantages of mycorrhiza-maize symbiosis: A promising approach for sustainable food production systems. chemical and biological technologies in agriculture, (), -.
Karimzadeh Soureshjani, H., Nezami, A., Nabati, J., Ehsan Oskueian, & Ahmadi-lahijani, M. (2022). Genetic variations in antioxidant content and chlorophyll fluorescence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes exposed to freezing temperatures. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 44 (12), -.
Parisa Alizadeh Dehkordi, Kamkar, B., & Alireza Nehbandan (2022). The effect of climate change on the future of rainfed wheat cultivation in Iran. Environment Development and Sustainability, (), -.
Rastgoo, M., Nezami, A., Hasanfard, A., Nabati, J., & Ahmadi-lahijani, M. (2022). Freezing stress induces changes in the morphophysiological of chickpea and wild mustard seedlings. Legume Science, (), -.
Nabati, J., Seyedeh Mahbubeh Mirmiran, Yousefi, A., Mohammad Zare Mehrjerdi, Ahmadi-lahijani, M., & Nezami, A. (2022). Identification of diverse agronomic traits in chickpea ( Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm lines to use in crop improvement. Legume Science, (), -.
Zarei, N., Sharafat Ali, Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., Rezvani Moghaddam, P., & Sabouhi Sabouni, M. (2022). An Investigation Into the Effect of Dust on Wheat Yield. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 24 (3), -.
Nezami, A., Nabati, J., Seyedeh Mahboube Mirmiran, Hasanfard, A., & Mohammadi, M. (2022). How Does the Freezing Stress in the Seedling Stage Affect the Chickpea’s Morpho-Physiological and Biochemical Attributes?. Gesunde Pflanzen, (), -.

Recent research projects

Fallahpour, Farnoush,karimi, Javad,heidari Latibari, Minoo (2022). Insect biodiversity evaluation in urban and peri-urban agricultural ecosystems of Mashhad
Asadi, Ghorban Ali,ghotbesharif, Mahna,mostafavi, Mohammad Javad (2022). Study of application of different doses of molybdenum and nitrogen starter on quantitative and qualitative yield of mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding

Phone: +985138804679, 5793

Fax: +985138807140