Department of Plant Protection

At the same time as the establishment of the University of Guilan in 1977, plant protection was taught as a major in the field of undergraduate agricultural students. In 1993, the Department of Plant Protection officially began its activities with the admission of 28 undergraduate students. Then, two majors in agricultural entomology and plant pathology were introduced in 1996 and 2001, respectively. Finally, the Ph. D courses of the two given majors were established in the years 2008 to 2010. At present, there are 80 undergraduate students, 35 graduate students and 18 Ph.D. students in the Department of Plant protection who are being introduced with different aspects of this science.

The research projects by academic staffs and graduate students (Both MSc and Ph. D) are granted by the research deputy in University of Guilan, Ministry of Agriculture of Iran and Iran National Science Foundation.


Future perspective

-Plant protection services to farmers and agricultural companies through establishment of Plant Protection Clinics

- International projects with the pioneer universities around the world in case of safe pest and disease control

- Establishment of science-based research units and companies to produce chemical and biological insecticides

- Seminars to discuss problems of main pest and disease in Iran by inviting national and international experts

- Academic courses in association of foreign universities


Head of the Department



Programs offered

 Plant Protection  BSc.
 Plant Pathology  MSc. & PhD
 Agricultural Entomology  MSc. & PhD



 Faculty Members

Prof. Ahad Sahragard

Prof. Jalal Jalali Sendi

Prof. Jalil Hajizadeh


Assoc.Prof. Reza Hosseini

Assoc.Prof. Mohammad Ghadamyari

Assis.Prof. Arash Zibaee

Assis.Prof. Azadeh Karimi-Malati

Assoc. Prof. Seyyed Akbar Khodaparast

Assoc.Prof. Salar Jamali

Assi.Prof. Ahmad Rouhibakhsh


Assis. Prof. Sedigheh Mousanejad