Curriculum Vitae

Extension Associate Professor

Research Interests and Projects

My research activity is mainly focused on sustainability of farming systems through diversified cropping systems. I am specifically interested in integrating cover crops into farming systems to enhance nutrient recovery and recycling, weed suppression, and improving general soil health.

Education

Ph.D.  Plant and Soil Sciences/Crop Physiology, 1990, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Classes

  • STOCKSCH 350 “Sustainable Soil and Crop Management”
  • STOCKSCH 211 “Pasture Management”
  • HONORS 391A “Honors Seminars 2”

Outreach

  • Leader, UMass Extension Crops, Dairy, Livestock, and Equine Team.
  • Editor, Crops, Dairy, Livestock, Equine Newsletter.
  • Editor, Massachusetts Agronomy Research Report.
  • State contact for nutrient management, crop production, pasture management.
  • State Coordinator and State Host, New England Green Pastures.
  • Technical reviewer for Northeast SARE Research Proposals.

Recent Publications

Keshavarz Afshar, R, M.R. Chaichi, M. H. Asareh., M. Hashemi, A. Liaghat. 2014. Interactive effect of deficit irrigation and soil organic amendments on seed yield and flavonolignan production of milk thistle (Silybum marianum L. Gaertn.). Industrial Crops and Products. 58:166-172.

Keshavarz, Afshar, R, Mahya Ansari Jovini, Mohammad Reza Chaichi, Masoud Hashemi. 2014. Grain sorghum response to arbuscular mycorrhiza and phosphorus fertilizer under deficit irrigation. Agron. J. Accepted.

Javanmard, T., Z. Zamani, R. Keshavarz Afshar, M. Hashemi, and P. C. Struik. 2014. Seed washing, exogenous application of gibberellic acid, and cold stratification enhance the germination of sweet cherry (Prunusavium L.) seed. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology. 89 (1) 74–78.

Sadeghpour, A. L. E. Gorlitsky, M. Hashemi, S. A. Weis, and S. J. Herbert. 2014. Response of switchgrass yield and quality to harvest season and nitrogen fertilizer. Agron J. 106: 1-7.

Sadeghpour, A., E. Jahanzad, A.S. Lithourgidis, M. Hashemi, A. Esmaeili, M.B. Hosseini. 2014. Forage yield and quality of barley-annual medic intercrops in semi-arid environments. International Journal of Plant Production. 8(1): 77-90.

Zhou, K.Q., G.D. Wang, Y.H. Li, X.B. Liu, S. J. Herbert, M. Hashemi. 2014. Assessing variety mixture of
continuous spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) on grain yield and flour quality in Northeast China. International Journal of Plant Production. 8(1): 91-106.

Ghasemi Pirbalouti, A., M. Rahmani Samani, M. Hashemi, and H. Zeinali. 2013. Salicylic acid affects growth, essential oil and chemical compositions of Thyme (Thymus daensis Celak.) under reduced irrigation. Plant Growth Regulation. DOI 10.1007/s10725-013-9860-1

Hashemi, M. A. Farsad, A. Sadeghpour, S. Weis, S.J. Herbert. 2013. Cover Crop Management for Increasing Nitrogen Recovery in the fall. Plant Nut Soil Sci. 176: 69–75

Hashemi, Masoud and Amir Sadeghpour. 2013. Establishment and production of switchgrass grown for combustion; A review. International Journal of Plant Biology & Research. 1: 1002-1013.

Ghasemi Pirbalouti, A., M. Rahmani Samani, M. Hashemi, and H. Zeinali. 2013. Salicylic acid affects growth, essential oil and chemical compositions of Thyme (Thymus daensis Celak.) under reduced irrigation. Plant Growth Regulation. DOI 10.1007/s10725-013-9860-1

Hashemian, Neda, Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti, Masoud Hashemi, Ahmadreza Golparvar, Behzad Hamedi. 2013. Diversity in chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) diverse from northeast of Iran. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 7(11):1752-1760.

Sadeghpour, A., E. Jahanzad, M. Hashemi, A. Esmaelli, S.J. Herbert. 2013. Intercropping annual medic (Medicago scutellata L.) with barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) may improve total forage and crude protein yield in semi-arid environment. Australian J. Crop Sci. 7(12):1822-1828.

Keshavarz Afshar, R., A. Alipour, M. Hashemi, M. Ansari Jovini, D. Pimental. 2013. Energy inputs-yield relationship and sensitivity analysis of pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) production in Markazi Region of Iran. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 11(3):661-669.

Sadeghpour, A. E. Jahanzad, A. Esmaeili, M.B. Hosseinei, M. Hashemi. 2013. Forage yield, quality and economic benefit of intercropped barley and annual medic in semi-arid conditions: Additive series. Field Crops Research. 148: 43-48.

Ghasemi Pirbalooti, A. M. Hashemi, F. Taherian Ghahfarokhi. 2013. Essential oil and chemical compositions of wild and cultivated Thymus daenensis Celak and Thymus vulgaris L. Industrial Crops and Product. 48: 43-48.

Qiuying Zhang, Zhaolin Li, Bingjin Han, Keqin Zhou, Xingyi Zhang, Masoud Hashemi, and Xiaobing Liu. 2013. Immediate responses of cyst nematode, soil-borne pathogens and soybean yield to one-season crop disturbance after continuous soybean in Northeast China. International Journal of Plant Production. 7(2): 341-354.

Mehrvarz, S., M.R. Chaichi, M. Hashemi, M. Parsinejad. 2013. Yield and growth response of maize (Zea Mays L. S. C. 704) to surfactant under deficit irrigation. International J. of Plant and Animal Sciences. 1 (3): 41-48.

Herbert, S.J., L. Gorlitsky, M. Hashemi, A. Sadeghpour. 2013. Evaluating Switchgrass Varieties for Biomass Yield and Quality in Massachusetts. Proceedings from Sun Grant National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from www.sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/ Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from www.sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/.

Farsad A., S.J. Herbert, M. Hashemi, and A. Sadeghpour. 2012. An automated suction lysimeter for improved soil
water sampling. Vadose Zone Journal. 11(4): https://www.soils.org/publications/vzj/abstracts/11/4/vzj2012.0003

Yan-sheng Li , Ming Du , Qiu-ying Zhang, Guang-hua Wang, Masoud Hashemi, Xiaobing Liu. 2012. Greater differences exist in seed protein, oil, total soluble sugar and sucrose content of vegetable soybean genotypes [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] in Northeast China. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 6(12): 1681-1686.

Liu Xiaobing, Yansheng Li, Bingjin Han, Qiuying Zhang, Keqin Zhou, Xingyi Zhang, Masoud Hashemi. 2012. Yield response of continuous soybean to one-season crop disturbance in a previous continuous soybean field in Northeast China. Field Crops Research.138: 52-56.

Esmaeili, A., A. Sadeghpour, S.M.B. Hosseini, E. Jahanzad, M.R. Chaichi, and M. Hashemi. 2011. Evaluation of seed yield and competition indices for intercropped barley (Hordeum vulgare) and annual medic (Medicago scutellata). International Journal of Plant Production. 5: 395-404.

Farsad, A., S.J. Herbert, T. Randhir, and M. Hashemi. 2011. Spatial modeling of critical planting date for winter rye
 cover crop to enhance nutrient recovery. Agron. J. 103: 1252-1257.

Liu, B., X. Liu, C. Wang, J. Jin, S.J. Herbert, and M. Hashemi. 2010. Responses of soybean yield and yield components to light enrichment and planting density. International Journal of Plant Production. 4: 17-26.

Herbert, S.J., X.B. Liu, G. Baath, J. Jin, Q.Y. Zhang, and M. Hashemi. 2010. Seed growth characteristics of some short
 season indeterminate soybeans. Acta Agronomica Sinica. 36: 496-501.

Zhang, Q.Y., Q.L. Gao, S.J. Herbert, Y.S. Li, and M. Hashemi. 2010. Influence of sowing date on phonological stages, seed growth and marketable yield of four vegetable soybean cultivars in Northeastern USA. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 5(18): 2556-2562.