Saeid Zehtab Salmasi

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  • Ph.D. Agricultural Ecology/ Agronomy, 2001, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

  • M.Sc. Agronomy, 1996. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

  • B.Sc. Agronomy and Plant Breeding, 1994, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Area of Specialization

 Sustainable crop production and Medicinal plants.

Professional Experience

  • 2023- present Associate Professor and Research Director, New Mexico State University, NM, USA.

  • 2010 - 2023 Professor, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

  • 2006 - 2010 Associate Professor, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

  • 2001 - 2006 Assistant Professor, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

Research Interests

My research activity is mainly focused on the ecology of field crops production and sustainability of farming systems. I am specifically interested in integrating medicinal plants especially essential oil-bearing plants into farming systems to enhance diversity of food and forage cropping systems and reducing chemical drugs usage in animal industries.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Panahi, Z., R. Khakvar, Aliasgharzad, N., S. Zehtab Salmasi, and R. Farshbaf. 2023. Effect of copper nanoparticles on the performance of streptomycin and oxytetracycline antibiotics in the control of bacterial soft rot disease. Plant Pathology Science, 12(2)

  • Shafag- Kolvanagh, J., H. Dehghanian, A. Dabbagh Mohammadi Nasab, M. Moghaddam, Y. Raei, S. Zehtab Salmasi, P. Saqmimifar, S. Abdoli and B. Gholizadeh Khajeh. 2022. Machine learning‑assisted analysis for agronomic dataset of 49 Balangu (Lallemantia iberica L.) ecotypes from different regions of Iran. Scientific Reports, 12(1):1-13. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-23335-1

  • Abdollahi, S., N. Aliasgharzad, S. Zehtab Salmasi and B. Khoshru. 2022. Effects of endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica on growth and essential oil content of Pimpinella anisum plant under water deficit conditions. Water and Soil Science, 32(3): 47-60. Doi: 10.22034/ws.2021.36333.2298

  • Zehtab Salmasi, S., A. N. Hamad and M.R. Sarikhani. 2022. The effect of chemical and biofertilizer on grain yield of two dill (Anethum graveolens L.) cultivars. Chemistry Proceedings, 10,66. https://

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