Dr. Rachid Mrabet
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Dr. Rachid Mrabet

Research Director
Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Machinery, National Institute of Agricultural, Morocco

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Agronomy from Colorado State University, USA

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Protection
Crop Modeling
Soil Analysis

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Mrabet, R., 2011. Effects of residue management and cropping systems on wheat yield stability in a semiarid Mediterranean clay soil. Am. J. Plant Sci., 2: 202-216.
  2. Magnan, N., T.J. Lybbert, R. Mrabet and A. Fadlaoui, 2011. The Quasi-option value of delayed input use under catastrophic drought risk: The case of No-Till in Morocco. Am. J. Agric. Econ., 93: 498-504.
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  3. Ramdani, A., R. Mrabet and H.G. Macpherson, 2010. Performance of Moroccan wheat cultivars under tillage systems and water regimes. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 4: 106-111.
  4. Mrabet, R., E. Essahat, H. Gomez-Macpherson, A. Falisse and M. Alghoum, 2010. Coupling conservation agriculture and supplementary irrigation for improving yield and yield stability of wheat and chick pea in semiarid Morocco. Proceedings of the European Congress on Conservation Agriculture: Towards Agro-Enviromental, Climate and Energetic Sustainability, Oct. 4-7, Madrid, Spain, pp: 581-584.
  5. Mrabet, R., 2010. No-tillage agriculture in West Asia and North Africa: Paradigms, trade-offs and perspectives. Proceedings of the International Conference on Combating Land Degradation in Agricultural Lands, Oct. 11-15, Springer, pp: 1140-1144.
  6. Mahyou, H., M. Karrou, J. Mimouni, R. Mrabet and M. El-Mourid, 2010. Drought risk assessment in pasture arid Morocco through remote sensing. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 4: 845-852.
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  7. Mrabet, R., 2006. Soil quality and carbon sequestration: Impacts of no-tillage systems. Options Mediterraneennes, 69: 43-55.
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  8. Namr, K.I. and R. Mrabet, 2004. Influence of agricultural management on chemical quality of a clay soil of semi-arid Morocco. J. Afr. Earth Sci., 39: 485-489.
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  9. Lahlou, S., R. Mrabet and M. Ouadia, 2004. Soil physics: A Moroccan perspective. J. Afr. Earth Sci., 39: 441-445.
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  10. Mrabet, R., A. El-Brahli, F. Bessam and I. Anibat, 2003. No-Tillage technology: Research review of impacts on soil quality and wheat production in semiarid Morocco. Options Mediterraneennes, 60: 133-138.
  11. Bessam, F. and R. Mrabet, 2003. Long-term changes in soil organic matter under conventional tillage and no-tillage systems in semiarid Morocco. Soil Use Manage., 19: 139-143.
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  12. Saber, N. and R. Mrabet, 2002. Impact of no-tillage and crop sequence on selected soil quality attributes of a vertic calcixeroll soil in Morocco. Agron. Sustain. Agric., 22: 451-459.
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  13. Mrabet, R., 2002. Wheat yield and water use efficiency under contrasting residue and tillage management systems in a semiarid area of Morocco. Exp. Agric., 38: 237-248.
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  14. Mrabet, R., 2002. Stratification of soil aggregation and organic matter under conservation tillage systems in Africa. Soil Tillage Res., 66: 119-128.
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  15. Mrabet, R., N. Saber, A. El-Brahli, S. Lahlou and F. Bessam, 2001. Total, particulate organic matter and structural stability of a calcixeroll soil under different wheat rotations and tillage systems in a semiarid area of Morocco. Soil Tillage Res., 57: 225-235.
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  16. Mrabet, R., K. Ibno-Namr, N. Smali, M. Ahdi and N. Saber, 2001. Soil quality and associated changes in fertilizer management for wheat in no-tillage production systems of semiarid Morocco. Hommes Terre Eaux, 118: 20-29.
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  17. Mrabet, R., K. Ibno-Namr, F. Bessam and N. Saber, 2001. Soil chemical quality changes and implications for fertilizer management after 11 Years of No-Tillage wheat production systems in semiarid Morocco. Land Degradat. Dev., 12: 505-517.
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