PhD / Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design-Faculty of Agriculture
University of Kufa / Najaf
Current Academic Title: Asst. Prof. since 12/09/2020
Scientific Degree: Ph.D.
Major: Agriculture Sciences
Specialty: Horticulture Sciences / Vegetable Production
Current Academic Place: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design-Faculty of Agriculture-University of Kufa/Najaf/Iraq
1- Ph.D. in Horticulture Sciences (Plant Breeding), College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, KY, USA /2019.
2- Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, KY, USA /2016.
3- M.Sc. in Field Crop Science (Plant Breeding), College of Agriculture, University of Al-Anbar, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq /2003.
4- B.Sc. in Field Crop Science, College of Agriculture, University of Al-Anbar, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq /2001.
Vegetable Crop Production
Crop Breeding and Improvement
A.S. AL-BAYATI and H.H. MAJEED Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania
This current research proceeded during the growing season of 2021 at the Al-Nakhil Station, Al-Najaf Governorate, Iraq, to evaluate the response of hybrid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) ‘OULA F1’ to foliar application of organic fertilizers NP and calcium. The first factor included spraying phosphorous and nitrogen with three concentrations (0, 1, and 2 ml.L-1), while the second consisted of calcium spray with three different concentrations (0, 1.25, and 2.5 ml.L-1). The experiment was setup according to the randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications in a factorial arrangement. The results showed that the organic fertilizer rich in phosphorus at a concentration of 2 ml.L-1 significantly improved the traits, i.e., plant height (49.98 cm), leaf number (34.80 leaves.plant1), leaf area (3775.90 cm2.plant-1), shoot dry weight (156.70 g.plant-1), and leaf content of total chlorophyll (183.19 mg.l00g-1 FW) in comparison with the control treatment. Also, the same concentration of phosphorus revealed superiority in the percentage of N, P, K, and Ca in tomato leaves and fruit yield per plant (1.79%, 0.71%, 2.23%, 1.69%, and 2.89% kg.plant-1, respectively), compared with the control treatment. Moreover, the results further revealed that the organic calcium fertilizer at a concentration of 2.5 ml L-1 realized the highest averages for plant height, leaf number, leaf area, shoot dry weight, leaf N percent, leaf P percent, leaf K percent, and fruit yield per plant by 52.39 cm, 35.27 leaves.plant-1, 3850.20 cm2.plant-1, 175.73 g.plant-1, 1.74%, 0.70%, 2.17%, and 3.12 kg.plant-1, respectively. The foliar application of calcium at a concentration of 1.25 ml.L-1 provided the maximum total chlorophyll (175.03 mg.l00g-1 FW) and Ca (1.74%) in the leaves.
H.S. JAAFAR, A.A. ABD, and A.S. AL-BAYATI Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania
The latest study aimed to assess the response of the broad bean to the magnetically-treated irrigation water and foliar application of nano-seaweed extract for growth and productivity traits. This experiment took place during the growing season of 2020–2021 under field conditions at Al-Najaf Governorate, Iraq. Turkish broad bean cultivar ‘Luz-de-otono’ was grown in a split-plot design by two factors with three replicates. The main plots received magnetized irrigation water with three diverse intensities (zero, 1000, and 2000 Gauss), while the nano-seaweed extract with three concentrations (0, 1, and 2 ml.L-1) in the subplots. On average, the magnetization treatment at 2000 Gauss attained significant improvement in the growth and morphological traits (plant height, branch number per plant, leaf number, leaf area, and total leaf chlorophyll content) and yield traits (pod number, pod weight, plant yield, and total yield), compared with the control that gave the lowest values. Nanoseaweed foliar application at 2 ml.L-1 also revealed a significant increase and improvement in the same growth, morphological, and yield-related traits aforementioned, compared with the control treatment that gave the minimum values. Correspondingly, the interaction between both factors (magnetization intensity 2000 Gauss + Seaweed at 2 ml.L-1) also showed significant effects and provided the highest averages of plant height (36.05 cm), branch number per plant (7.04 branch.plant-1), leaf number (72.19 leaves.plant-1), leaf area (3775.88 cm2.plant-1), and total leaf chlorophyll content (45.47 mg.100 g-1 FW) and yield traits: pod number (19.11 pods.plant-1), pod weight (26.87 g), plant yield (513.49 g), and total yield (11.61 t.ha-1), compared with the control treatment.
Mushtaq T. Al-Zurfi, Jamal A. Abbass, Ammar S. Al-Bayati, Ghadeer H. Abd Alhur, and Haneen A. Hadi IOP Publishing
Abstract A pot trial was conducted to identify the effect of adding rice organic residues (ROR) to the potting soil and spraying chelated zinc (CZn) on the growth, flowering, and corm characteristics of the Freesia hybrida plant. An RCBD experiment was adopted with two factors and three replicates. ROR comprised three levels (0, 4, and 8%), and CZn included three concentrations (0, 20, and 40) mg.L−1. The findings revealed that applying ROR at 8% and spraying CZn at 20 mg.L−1 significantly increased leaf number, shoot dry weight, total chlorophyll content in fresh leaves, and total soluble carbohydrate content in dry leaves (6.66 leaves. plant−1, 8.76 g DW, 48.79 mg.100 g−1 FW, and 1.50 g DW) respectively. Also, the same treatment combination realized significant results for the number of florets per inflorescence, floret diameter, floret vase life, number of corms per plant, and corm diameter by (12.85 florets. inflorescence−1, 7.03 cm, 8 days, 3.66 corms. plant−1, and 2.33 cm) consecutively. Further, adding ROR at 8% and spraying CZn at 40 mg.L−1 significantly increased the number of inflorescences (5.33 inflorescences. plant−1) and inflorescence length (39.10 cm).
The Higher Committee For Education Development in Iraq (HCED).
The scholarship was awarded on August 2012.
1- English language.
2- Statistical Programs (SAS, JMP, Statistix, and MS Excel).
3- Office software (Word, PowerPoint, and Access).
1- Lecturer in the training course "Modern technologies and their role in increasing seed production of vegetable crops", Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design, Faculty of Agriculture, 6 to 10/6/ 2021.
2- Lecturer in the training course "Statistical analysis Using JMP program", Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kufa, 5 to 7/5/ 2020.
3- Lecturer in the seminar “Integrated management in improving tomato yield in desert conditions”, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kufa, 5/ 10/ 2020.
4- Lecturer in the scientific symposium “Seed Production in Iraq: Reality and Ambition”, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kufa, 18/6/2020
5- In-service training: Mandatory training for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standards (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides at Horticulture Research Farm, University of Kentucky-Lexington, KY, USA /2017.
6- Statistics Programming Workshop in SAS in the Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky-Lexington, KY, USA /2017.