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Dr Morteza Mozaffari

Dr Morteza Mozaffari

Assistant Professor, Soil Fertility/Soil Testing

Director Experiment Station

(NERE)-Northeast Research & Extension Center

Phone: 870-526-2199

Fax: 870-295-2432

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Soils Science and Environmental Quality, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1995
  • Master of Science in Plant and Soil Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1984

Publications (last three years)

 

Refereed publications:

  • Bajwa, S. G. and M. Mozaffari.  2007.  Effect of N availability on vegetative index of cotton canopy:  A spatial regression approach.  Transactions of ASABE. Vol. 50 (5):1883-1892. American Society of agricultural and Biological Engineering.
  • McConnell, J. S., J.D. Mattice, and B.W. Skulman, C.K. Bryant, and M. Mozaffari.  2006. Sediment loading and water quality of field runoff  water.  J. of the Ark. Acad. of Sci. (CD ROM).
  • Slaton, N. A., K. R. Brye, R. K. Bacon, and M. Mozaffari. 2005. Correlation and Calibration of Mehlich-3 Phosphorus for Winter Wheat Following Rice in Rotation.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 36:993-1004.
  • Published Abstracts:Adeli, A., and M. Mozaffari. 2008. Cotton N utilization following application of fresh and pelletized broiler litter. Abstract published in Proceedings of 2008. Beltwide Cotton Conference [CD-ROM]. Nashville TN. [CD-ROM]. 8-11 January 2008.  National Cotton Council. Memphis TN.
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, C. G. Herron, and S. D. Carroll.  2008. Immediate and residual effect of pelleted poultry litter on corn in Arkansas. ASA Southern Regional Branch Meetings Abstract. [CD-ROM]. Dallas, TX. 3-5 February 2008. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Madison, WI. 
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, and C. G. Herron. 2008. Nitrogen availability from pelleted poultry manure in an Alfisol. ASA-CSSA-SSSA. International annual meeting abstract [CD-ROM]. Houston, TX. 5-9 October 2008. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Madison, WI. 
  • DeLong, R., N. A. Slaton, B. Golden, J. Ross, M. Mozaffari, and L. Espinoza. 2007. Soybean response to boron fertilization in Arkansas 2002-2007. ASA-CSSA-SSSA. International annual meeting abstract [CD-ROM]. New Orleans, LA. 4-8 November 2007. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Madison, WI. 
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, and C.G. Herron. 2007. Preliminary evaluation of presidedress soil nitrate test for cotton production in Arkansas. Abstract published in Proceedings of 2007. Beltwide Cotton Conference [CD-ROM]. New Orleans, LA. 9-12 January 2007. National Cotton Council. Memphis TN.
  • DeLong, R., N. A. Slaton, and M. Mozaffari 2006. Correlation between Mehlich-3 phosphorus and wheat response to phosphorus fertilization in Arkansas. In 2006 Agronomy  Abstracts. [CD-ROM]. ASA, Madison, WI.
  • Teague, T.G., D. Wildy, M. Ismanov, J. Lund, L. Hendrickson, N. Emanuel, J. Willers and M. Mozaffari. Comparison of broadcast and image-based, variable rate application of mepiquat chloride on crop growth and fruit retention using the COTMAN crop monitoring system-year 2. Beltwide Cotton Conference. New Orleans, LA. 4-7 January 2006. National Cotton Council Memphis, TN.

 

Reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  • Kemper, N., H. L. Goodwin and M. Mozaffari. 2008. The N fertilizer value of baled poultry litter for cotton production. Published in Proceedings of the 2008 Annual meetings of Southern Agricultural Economists. Dallas. TX. 2-6 February 2008.   http://purl.umn.edu/6809. Verified December 28 2008.
  • Mozaffari, M.  N. A. Slaton, J. Varvil, C. G. Herron, F. M. Bourland, and E. Evans. 2008. Evaluation of Sidedress application of nitrogen and pre-sidedress soil nitrate test for improving nitrogen management for cotton. Proceedings of 2008. Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Nashville TN. [CD-ROM]. 8-11 January 2008.  National Cotton Council. Memphis TN.
  • Mozaffari, M. and N. A. Slaton. C. Herron, E. Evans, D. Carroll 2007. Evaluation of pelleted poultry litter as a source of N for cotton production in Arkansas.  pp.535-540. Proceedings of 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans, LA. 9-12 January 2007.  National Cotton Council. Memphis TN.

 

Reviewed Exp. Stn. Reports Published in Arkansas Agric. Exp. Stn. Research Series:

  • DeLong, R.E., S.D. Carroll, N.A. Slaton, M. Mozaffari, and C. G. Herron. 2008. Soil test and fertilizer sales data: Summary for the 2007 growing season. p. 7-17. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558. Fayetteville, AR. 
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, H. L. Goodwin, J. R. Long, N. Kemper, and C. G. Herron. 2008. Effect of baled poultry litter and urea on cotton at multiple locations. p. 43-47. In: D. M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2007. Ark Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 562.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, H.L. Goodwin, J. R. Long, N. Kemper, and C. G. Herron 2008.  Evaluation of urea and baled poultry litter as nutrient sources for cotton production. p. 29-31. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, J. R. Long, F.M. Bourland, A. J. Hood, and C. Kennedy. 2008. Cotton response to potassium fertilization at multiple locations. p. 32-34. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, J. R. Long, C. G. Herron, and C. Kennedy 2008. Residual effect of pelleted poultry litter and freshly applied inorganic nitrogen fertilizer on corn in Arkansas. p. 35-37.  In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, J. R. Long, J. Kelley, R. Chlapecka, and R.Wimberley. 2008. Effect of urea and urea treated with Agrotain TM  on corn grain yield in Arkansas. p. 38-40. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, J. R. Long, J. Osborn, M. Hamilton, and B. Schmid. 2008. Phosphorus fertilization increases seedcotton yield in Arkansas. p. 41-42. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Oosterhuis, D.M., M.A. Okuba, and M. Mozaffari. 2008.  Effect of soil-applied nitrogen fertilizer rate on the nitrogen content of cotton flowers. p. 43-44. In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Oosterhuis, D.M., A.C. Bibi, E.D. Gonias, and M. Mozaffari. 2008. Effect of phosphorus deficiency on cotton growth.  p.32-34. In: D. M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2007. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 562.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Oosterhuis, D.M., A.C. Bibi, E. D. Gonias, and M. Mozaffari. 2008. Effect of phosphorus deficiency on cotton physiology. p. 35-38. In: D. M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2007. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 562.  Fayetteville, AR. Arkansas
  • Reiter, M.S., T.C. Daniel, and M. Mozaffari. 2008. Seedcotton Yield response to applications of nitrogen fortified poultry litter granular fertilizers. p. 48-52. In: D. M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2007. Ark Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 562.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Slaton, N.A., R.E. DeLong, M. Mozaffari, S. Clark, C. Allen, and R. Thompson. 2008. Wheat grain yield response to phosphorus and potassium fertilizer rate. p. 69-71.  In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Slaton, N.A., R.E. DeLong, M. Mozaffari, J. Schafer, and J. Branson. 2008. Soybean response to phosphorus and potassium fertilization rates. p. 72-76.  In: N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2008. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 558.  Fayetteville, AR
  • DeLong, R. E., S. D. Carroll, N. A. Slaton, M. Mozaffari, and C Herron. 2007 Soil test and fertilizer sales data: summary for the 2006  growing season. p. 7-17.  In N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2006. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 548.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, J. Varvil, C. Herron, E. Evans and S. Hayes 2007.  Evaluation of sidedress application of nitrogen and pre-sidedress soil-nitrate tests for improving nitrogen use efficiency in corn.  p. 37-40. In N. A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2006. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 548. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A.  Slaton, J. Varvil. 2007. Effect of potassium fertilization on corn growth and yield. p. 18-20. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2006. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 548. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, and J. Varvil. 2007. Inorganic Nitrogen fertilizer and pelleted poultry litter increase corn yield in Arkansas. p.31-33. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2006.  Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 548.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • DeLong, R. E., S. D. Carroll, N. A. Slaton, and M. Mozaffari. 2006. Soil test and fertilizer sales data: summary for the 2005 growing season. p 7-17. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Bajwa, S.G. and  M. Mozaffari. 2006. Response of cotton canopy reflectance to nitrogen fertilization. p. 8-21. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005.  Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Bibi, A, D.M. Oosterhuis, E. Gonias, and M. Mozaffari. 2006. Effect of phosphorus deficiency on cotton growth. p.22-24. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies. 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Gonias, E., D.M. Oosterhuis, A. Bibi, and M. Mozaffari. 2006. Effect of phosphorus deficiency on cotton physiology. p. 35-37. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • McConnell, J. S., K. A Kaufman, P. B. Francis, C. R. Stark, and M. Mozaffari. 2006. Long-term irrigation methods and nitrogen fertilization rates in cotton production: The last three years of the McConnell-Mitchell Plots. p. 38-43. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • McConnell, J. S., Kaufman, K. A., Francis, P. B., Stark, R. C., and M. Mozaffari. 2006.  Comparison of foliar nitrogen fertilization strategies and methods for Cotton. p. 91-102. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp.  Stn. Res. Ser. 543. Fayetteville, AR.
  • McConnell, J. S., K. A.Kaufman, P. B.Francis, C. R. Stark, and M. Mozaffari. 2006. Varietal responses of cotton to nitrogen fertilization: final report. p. 49-51. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., D.M. Oosterhuis, J.S. McConnell, N. A. Slaton, E. Gonias, A. Bibi, E. Evans and C. Kennedy. 2006. Seed-cotton yield, petiole phosphorus, and leaf reflective response to P fertilization in a Mississippi Delta Region Silt Loam. p. 58-62.  In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005.  Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR. 
  •  Mozaffari, M., D. M. Oosterhuis, J.S. McConnell, N. A. Slaton, E. D. Gonias, A. Bibi, E. Evans, and C. Kennedy. 2006. Effect of phosphorus fertilization on yield and leaf reflectance in a representative silt loam soil. p. 69-73. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.)  Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 543. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, E Evans, C. Herron, and J.S. McConnell. 2006. Evaluation of urea and pelleted poultry litter as nutrient sources for cotton production in the Mississippi Delta Region of Arkansas. p. 63-68. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005.  Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, E. Evans, J. Kelley, R.J. Norman, S. Hays and M. Duren. 2006.  Sidedress application of nitrogen and pre-sidedress soil-nitrate tests are promising tools for improving nitrogen use efficiency in corn. p. 69-73. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N.A. Slaton, E. Evans and C. Kennedy. 2006.  Inorganic N fertilizer and pelleted poultry litter increases corn yield in Arkansas. 2005. p. 74-76.  In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005.  Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., N. A. Slaton, E. Evans, J. S. McConnell, F. M. Bourland, and C. Kennedy. 2006. Cotton yield and petiole potassium concentrations as affected by potassium fertilization. P.77-80. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Mozaffari, M., Slaton, N. A., Evans, E. E., McConnell, J. S., Bourland, F. M. and Claude  Kennedy.  2006. Effect of potassium fertilization on cotton yield and petiole potassium.   p.74-78. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.) Summaries of Arkansas Cotton Research 2005. Ark. gric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 543. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Slaton, N. A., R. E. DeLong,. M Mozaffari, S. Clark, C Allen,. and R Thompson. 2006.  Wheat grain yield response to phosphorus fertilizer rate. p. 93-96. In N.A. Slaton (ed.). W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537.  Fayetteville, AR.
  • Slaton, N. A., R. E DeLong, M, Mozaffari, J. Shafer, J. Branson, and T Richards. 2006.  Soybean response to phosphorus and potassium fertilization rate on silt loam soils. p. 97-101. In N.A. Slaton (ed.) W. E. Sabbe Arkansas Soil Fertility Studies 2005. Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Ser. 537. Fayetteville, AR.

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2/2002 to present
  • Research Associate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 11/99 to 3/2003
  • Research Fellow, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 10/97 to 11/99
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida- Immokalee, FL, 10/95 to 10/97
  • Research Associate, University of Florida-CREC, Winter Haven, FL, 6/94 to 1/95
  • Research Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 5/91 to 1/94
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 9/90 to 5/91
  • Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 3/90 to 9/90
  • Teaching Associate/Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2/84 to 5/87 Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 5/87 to 1/89
  • Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Summer 85 and 87

 

Professional Membership:

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America

Honors and Awards

Selected Research Grants and Gifts (last four years):

  • Can Arkansas corn growers increase their profit margin by using Agrotain? Funded by Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board, $36,000. 
  • Can Arkansas corn growers use a chlorophyll meter to improve N use efficiency? Funded by Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board, $72,000. 
  • Can Superbio enhance N availability from organic N sources. Advanced Microbial Solutions. $3,000
  • Effect of organic soil amendments on corn and cotton growth on precision leveled land. Funded by MANNCO Environmental INC. $15,000.
  • Corn and cotton response to biosolids and poultry manure in Arkansas.  Funded by MANNCO Environmental INC. $15,000.
  • Wheat response to urea, biosolids and poultry manure. Funded by MANNCO Environmental INC. $22,000.
  • Fertilization and nutrient management experiments for cotton production in Arkansas. Funded by Arkansas Soil Test Review Board. $40,000.
  • Can new nitrogen soil testing methods and variable rate application of nitrogen and lime increase the profitability of corn production in Arkansas?  Funded by Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board for the sum of $96,000.