The main touch point of RRII to rice-based cropping system products industry, the DAE apply their knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to design rice cultivation, harvesting and post- harvesting machinery, equipments and structures. They also develop ways to conserve soil and water and help improve the processing of existent rice products. The only one real multi-disciplinary department of RRII faces with and focuses on new raising super challenges such as water scarcity, climate change, small size farms and non-improvement seed to seed processes and facilities.

Field of activities
  • Proper usage of tillage, transplanting, harvesting and post-harvesting machinery and implements
  • Design, build and optimization of rice crop machinery and implements
  • Compare rice production and post- production machinery efficiency to select and localize the qualified machines
  • Irrigation management and technologies
  • Paddy field consolidation constraints
  • Approaches to decreasing yield losses at post-harvesting processes
  • Research on rice by-products
  • Rice quality control
Achievements
  • Determination of component of rice water requirement
  • Determination of irrigation water use efficiency of Sepidrood irrigation channel
  • Introducing and improvement of interval irrigation to execute partial irrigation on Sepidrood irrigation channel
  • Prepare the paternal project of paddy fields consolidation
  • Improvement of remote sensing technology systems to determine the total yield of rice
  • Design and fabricating of the rice bran stabilizer
  • Localizing direct seeding technologies
  • Improvement of rice growth models based systems and remote sensing technology to increase irrigation water use efficiency on Sepidrood irrigation channel
  • Introducing the best harvesting time of Hashemi, Khazar, and Gouhar rice varieties to reduce grain losses
Some of DAE published papers

– Rezaei, Mojtaba, H. Shokri Vahed, Ebrahim Amiri, Mohammad Karim Motamed, and Ebrahim Azarpour. “The effects of irrigation and nitrogen management on yield and water productivity of rice.” World Applied Sciences Journal 7, no. 2 (2009): 203-210.
– Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza, Ali Dabbaghi, Fatemeh Rahimi-Ajdadi, Mojtaba Rezaei, and Mohammad Hashem Rahmati. “Effect of salinity and irrigation regimes on the internode physical variations of rice stem.” Australian Journal of Crop Science 5, no. 12 (2011): 1595.
– Mousavi, S. F., M. Moazzeni, B. Mostafazadeh-Fard, and M. R. Yazdani. “Effects of rice straw incorporation on some physical characteristics of paddy soils.” Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 14, no. 5 (2012): 1173-1183.
– Mostafazadeh-Fard, Behrouz, Fatemeh Jafari, Sayed-Farhad Mousavi, and Mohammad-Reza Yazdani. “Effects of irrigation water management on yield and water use efficiency of rice in cracked paddy soils.” Australian Journal of Crop Science 4, no. 3 (2010): 136.
– Alizadeh, Mohammad Reza, and Alireza Allameh. “Evaluating rice losses in various harvesting practices.” Int. Res. J. Appl. Basic Sci 4 (2013): 894-901.

Mojtaba Rezaei

PhD, Water Management

-Assistant Professor
-Head of the Agricultural Engineering department

Mohammad Reza Yazdani

PhD, Irrigation and Drainage

-Assistant Professor

Samad Sabouri

PhD, Food Industry

-Assistant Professor

Roholah Yousefi

PhD, Agricultural Machineries

-Assistant Professor

Alireza Allameh

PhD, Agricultural Machineries

-Assistant Professor

Kobra Tajadodi Talab

PhD, Food Industry

-Assistant Professor
-Head of the Research Committee

Fatemeh Alipour

PhD, Soil Physics

-Researcher
-Extention expert

Hadi Kamran

Diploma, Irrigation science

-Lab Technician

Sima Bolvik

BSc, Food Industry

-Lab Technician

Mohammad Aprouz

BSc, plant resources

-Lab Technician

Didar Haghtalab

BSc, Agricultural Machinery

-Lab Technician

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