Dr. Masoud Latifian
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Dr. Masoud Latifian

Horticulture Science Research Institute of Iran

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Entomology and Biological Control from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

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Dr. Masoud Latifian is currently working as Professor of Research and TechnologyDevelopment Horticultural science Research Institute of Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran. His current area of research focuses on Mass Production of Microbial Pest Control Agents, and Biological Control of Pests.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Ecological Research
Microbial Pesticides

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Latifian, M., M.J. Moghadam and S.R. Jahromi, 2020. The survival and biological characteristics of Oryzaephilus surinamensis L. (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the feeding conditions on three date palm cultivars. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Prot., 10.1080/03235408.2020.1793649.
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  2. Latifian, M. and E. Rahkhodaei, 2020. Frocasting and monitoring system of date palm bunch feding in Khozestan province. Plant Pathol. Sci., 9: 40-56.
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  3. Ghaedi, H., F. Kocheili, M. Latifian and R. Farrokhinejad, 2020. Role of Oryctes elegans (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as a vector of Fusarium proliferatum, the pathogen of Fusarium leaf wilt disease of date palm in Khuzestan province. J. Entomol. Soc. Iran, 40: 47-64.
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  4. Bahmani, N., M. Latifian, H. Ostovan and S. Hesami, 2020. Pathogenic effects of Beauveria bassiana and Bacillus thuringiensis on the population dynamics of Ephestia Kuehniella. Egypt. J. Biol. Pest Control, Vol. 30. 10.1186/s41938-020-00285-2.
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  5. Latifian, M. and B. Rad, 2019. Efficacy evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae inoculative release for biological control of date palm horned beetle Oryctes elegans in garden. J. Entomol. Soc. Iran, 39: 33-45.
  6. Latifian, M., M. Ghazavi and E. Soleimannejadian, 2018. The role of temperature on the pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana in populations of sawtoothed grain beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) fed on stored date fruits. J. Crop Prot., 7: 395-402.
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  7. Latifian, M., B. Rad and B. Habibpour, 2018. Termites of Iranian date palm orchards and their spatial and temporal distribution. Sociobiology, 65: 24-30.
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  8. Latifian, M., B. Habibpour and B. Kard, 2018. Predator ants of the date palm termite Microcerotermes diversus silvestri and effects of ant morphometric characteristics on ant functional response. Am. J. Entomol., 2: 16-22.
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  9. Latifian, M., 2018. Physicochemical properties affects on different oil formulations on fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for control of Oryctes elegans. J. Entomol., 15: 83-92.
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  10. Latifian, M., 2018. Efficiency of Bacillus thuringiensis for biological control of date lesser moth (Batrachedra amydraula) in field conditions. Plant Pest Res. Q. J., 7: 1-11.
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  11. Latifian, M., E.S. Nejadian and M. Ghazavi, 2017. The epizootic models of Beauveria bassiana in sawtoothed grain beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis populations feeding on date fruits. Biol. Control Pest Plants Dis., 6: 207-220.
  12. Latifian, M., 2017. Integrated pest management of date palm fruit pests: A review. J. Entomol., 14: 112-121.
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  13. Latifian, M., 2017. Foraging and functional response of the predator, Stethorus gilvifrons Mulsant.(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), fed on the date palm spider mite, Oligonychusa frasiaticus McGregor (Acari: Tetranychidae). Egypt. J. Biol. Pest Control, 27: 93-99.
  14. Latifian, M., 2017. A review of date palm integrated pest management (Challenges and solutions). J. Entomol. Res., 8: 271-287.
  15. Latifian, M. and G. Kajbafvala, 2017. Inoculate release of Stethorus gilvifrons Mulsan (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for biological control of date palm spider mite, Oligonychus afrasiaticus McGregor (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae). J. Plant Prot., 31: 337-351.
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  16. Latifian, M. and B. Rad, 2017. Efficacy of cultural control for date palm borer management. Indian J. Plant Prot., 45: 7-11.
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  17. Arbabi, M., M. Latifian, M. Askari, M.T. Fasihi, M.R. Damghani, N.G.Z. Khiaban and H. Rezai, 2017. Evaluation of different treatments in control of Oligonychus afrasiaticus in date palm orchards of Iran. Persian J. Acarol., 6: 125-135.
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  18. Shakarami, J., R. Eftekharifar, M. Latifian and S. Jafari, 2015. Insecticidal activity and synergistic effect of Beauvaria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. and three botanical compounds against third instar larvae of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller. Res. Crops, 16: 296-303.
  19. Latifian, M. and G.R. Kajbafvala, 2015. Pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis against three important date palm insect pests. Arab. J. Plant Prot., 33: 323-329.
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  20. Latifian, M. and B. Rad, 2015. A study on the efficiency of Beauveria bassiana Isolate inoculation release for Oryzaephilus surinamensis control in date store. J. Entomol., 12: 30-38.
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  21. Latifian, M., B. Rad, I. Rahkhodaei and J. Shakarami, 2014. Interaction between neem and Beauveria bassiana on survival of sawtoothed beetle (Oryzaephilus surinaemnsis) in laboratory conditions. Plant Pest Res., 4: 35-46.
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  22. Latifian, M., B. Rad and M. Amani, 2014. Mass production of entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae by using agricultural products based on liquid-solid diphasic method for date palm pest control. Int. J. Farming Allied Sci., 3: 368-372.
  23. Latifian, M., A.A. Rahnama and M. Amani, 2014. The effects of cultural management on the Date spider mite (Oligonychus afrasiaticus McG) infestation. Int. J. Farm. Allied Sci., 3: 1009-1014.
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  24. Latifian, M., 2014. Study the effects of dusts phenomenon on date palm important pests and diseases. Int. J. Res. Agric. Sci., 2: 8-15.
  25. Latifian, M., 2014. Date palm spider mite (Oligonychus afrasiaticus McGregor) forecasting and monitoring system. WALIA J., 30: 79-85.
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  26. Rahnama, A. and M. Latifian, 2013. Intercropping relative efficiency and its effects on date palm pests and disease control. Int. J. Agric. Res. Rev., 3: 617-623.
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  27. Latifian, M. and B. Rad, 2013. Determination the population density of the different development stags of the Indian moth Plodia interpunctella Hbn in Date fruit Sayer cultivar based on spectrophotometer method. Int. J. Agric. Crop Sci., 5: 1755-1764.
  28. Khajehzadeh, Y. and M. Latifian, 2013. Response of different date palm cultivars to lesser date moth (Batrachedra amydraula Meyr.) under natural infestation in Behbahan. Seed Plant Improv. J., 29: 311-330.
  29. Latifian, M., E. Soleimannejadian, M. Ghazavi, M. Mosadegh and J. Hayati, 2012. Study the horizontal and between generations transmissions of fungi beauveria bassiana on sawtoothed beetle population oryzaephilus surinamensis in terms of nutrition date palm cultivars. J. Entomol. Res., 4: 257-267.
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  30. Latifian, M., A.A. Rahnama and H. Sharifnezhad, 2012. Effects of planting pattern on major date palm pests and diseases injury severity. Int. J. Agric. Crop Sci., 4: 1443-1451.
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  31. Latifian, M., 2012. Voracity and feeding preferences of larvae and adult stages of Stethorus gilvifrons Mulsant. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on larvae and adult of Oligonychus afrasiaticus McGregor (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Int. J. Agric. Crop Sci., 4: 540-546.
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  32. Latifian, M., 2012. The effects of cultural management on the lesser date moth (Batrachedra amydraula Myer) infestation. Emirates J. Food Agric., 24: 224-229.
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  33. Latifian, M. and E. Rahkhodaei, 2012. Development of a novel bioassay for evaluating of the infectivity and between generation transmission effects of entomopathogenic fungi Beauvaria bassiana (Balsamo) vuilleminon on population of sawtoothed beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis L.) fed on date palm cultivars. Int. J. Agric. Crop Sci., 4: 811-817.
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  34. Latifian, M. and B. Rad, 2012. Pathogenicity of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillmin, Beauveria brongniartii Saccardo and Metarhizium anisopliae Metsch to adult Oryctes elegans Prell and effects on feeding and fecundity. Int. J. Agric. Crop Sci., 4: 1026-1032.
  35. Bahmani, N., H. Ostovan, M. Latifian and B. Rad, 2012. Study the lethal doses of suitable isolate of Beauveria bassiana for microbial control of Ephestia kuehniella on Sayer date cultivar. Plant Prot. J., 4: 67-81.
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  36. Arabnezhada, H., M. Bahara, H.R. Mohammadia and M. Latifian, 2012. Development, characterization and use of microsatellite markers for germplasm analysis in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). Sci. Hortic., 134: 150-156.
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  37. Latifian, M. and N.E. Soleyman, 2010. Comparison of apparent and marginal parasitism of egg parasitoid of grape leafhopper Arboridia kermanshah Delabola (Hem., Cicadellidae) in different climatic regions of Isfahan, Iran. J. Entomol. Res., 2: 97-107.
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  38. Latifian, M., H. Seyedoleslami and J. Khjeali, 2009. Comparison of several sampling techniques to estimate population densities of grape leafhopper Arboridia kermanshah delabola (Hom.: Cicadellidae). J. Entomol. Res., 1: 95-108.
  39. Latifian, M. and E. Solymannejadian, 2008. Study on the phenology of egg parasitoid Anagrus atomus L., (Hym.: Mymaridae) and its host (grape leafhopper) Arboridia kermanshah D. (Homo.: Cicadellidae) to evaluated parasitism by recruitment method. Scient. J. Agric., 31: 111-123.
  40. Latifian, M., S.S. Marashi, S. Ahmadizadeh and P. Nikbakht, 2007. Host preference of date palm spider mite, Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor), to native date palm cultivars of Khuzestan. J. Seeds Plant Improv., 23: 245-255.
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  41. Latifian, M., S. Ahmadizadeh and P. Nikbakht, 2005. Host preference of date lesser moth (Batrachedra amydraula Meyr) to Khuzestan native cultivars of date palm. J. Seeds Plantlet, 20: 215-223.
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  42. Latifian, M., M. Seyedoleslami and J. Khajeali, 2005. A model for tolerance threshold of grape leafhopper Arboridia kermanshah. J. Sci. Technol. Agric. Natl. Resourc., 9: 231-241, (In Persian).
  43. Latifian, M., M. Seyedoleslami and J. Khajeali, 2004. Whitin plant distribution, Deil activity and geographical distribution of grape leafhopper Arboridia kermanshah in Isfahan province. J. Sci. Technol. Agric. Natl. Resourc., 10: 205-217, (In Persian).
  44. Latifian, M., H. Seyedoleslami and J. Khajehali, 2004. Morphology of immature stages, biology and seasonal population fluctuations of Arboridia kermanshah dlabola (Hom.: Cicadellidae) in Isfahan province. J. Water Soil Sci., 8: 229-240.
  45. Latifian, M., 2003. The Technology of Date Palm Stored Pests Control. Ahangghalam Publication, Mashhad, pp: 100.
  46. Latifian, M., 2001. Management Factors Roles in Pest and Disease Control. Date Palm and Tropical Fruit Research Institute, Iran, pp: 32.