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					Mehdi Sharifi, Ph.D., P.Ag.


     Mehdi Sharifi, Ph.D., P.Ag.

     List of Recent Publications in peer-reviewed Journals (last 5 years)
     Lynch, D., N. Burkhard, D. Percival, and M. Sharifi. 2009. Organic mulch impact on
        vegetation dynamics and productivity of Highbush Blueberry under organic production.
        Hortscience (in press).

     Fahmy, S.H., M. Sharifi, S.W.R. Hann, and T.L. Chow. 2009. Crop productivity and
        nutrient availability in a supplementary irrigated potato rotation treated with composted
        pulp fibre residues. American Journal of Potato Research (under revision).

     Sharifi, M., D.H. Lynch, B.J. Zebarth, Z. Zheng, and R.C. Martin. 2009. Evaluation of
        nitrogen supply rate measured by in situ placement of Plant Root Simulator probes as a
        predictor of nitrogen supply from soil and organic amendments in potato crop.
        American Journal of Potato Research (in press).

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, G.A. Porter, D.L. Burton, and C.A. Grant. 2009. Soil
        mineralizable nitrogen and soil nitrogen supply under two-year potato rotations. Plant
        and Soil (in press: DOI 10.1007/s11104-009-9892-5).

     Zebarth, B.J., P. Scott, and M. Sharifi. 2009. Effect of straw and fertilizer nitrogen
        management for spring barley on soil nitrogen supply to a subsequent potato crop.
        American Journal of Potato Research (in press).

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, M.A. Hajabbasi, and G. Abbassi-Kalo.
        2009. Sodium Hydroxide Direct-Distillation: A method for estimating total nitrogen in
        soil. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (in press).

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, and G.A. Porter. 2008. Organic
        amendment history and crop rotation effects on nitrogen mineralization potential in a
        potato cropping system. Agronomy Journal 100:1562-1572.

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, S. Bittman, C.F. Drury, B. McConkey,
        and N. Ziadi. 2008. Response of soil potentially mineralizable N and indices of N
        availability to tillage system. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72:1124-1131.

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, and G.A. Porter. 2007. Evaluation of
        laboratory-based measures of soil mineral nitrogen and potentially mineralizable
        nitrogen as predictors of field-based estimates of soil nitrogen supply in potato
        production. Plant and Soil 301:203-214.

     Fahmy, S.H., M. Sharifi, and W.R.S. Hann. 2008. Pulp fibre residue amendment and
        supplemental irrigation effects on yield and nutrient uptake of three crops in a potato
        rotation. Journal of Plant Nutrition 31:716-730.


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     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, and J.M. Cooper. 2007. Evaluation of
        some indices of potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soil. Soil Science Society of
        America Journal 71: 1233-1239.

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, and W. Coleman. 2007. Screening for N-use efficiency in potato
        using a re-circulating hydroponic system. Communications in Soil Science and Plant
        Analysis 38:359-370.

     Sharifi, M. and B.J. Zebarth. 2006. Nitrate influx kinetics parameters of five potato cultivars
         at three sampling dates. Plant and Soil 288:91-99.

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, M.A. Hajabbasi, and M. Kalbasi. 2005. Dry matter and nitrogen
        accumulation and root morphological characteristics of two clonal selection of Russet
        Norkotah potato as affected by nitrogen fertilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition 28:
        2243-2253.

     Sharifi, M., M.A. Hajabbasi, M. Kalbasi, and M. Mobli. 2005. Root morphological
        characteristics and nitrogen uptake of eight potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars.
        Journal of Science and Technology of Agriculture and Natural Resources 9: 181-
        193.


List of Recent Presentations (last 5 years)
     Sharifi, M., D. Lynch, A. Hammermeister, and D.L. Burton. 2009. Toward sustainable
         organic vegetable production using biowaste composts and green manure. Poster
         presentation, ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show, Feb 26 - 28, Truro, NS.

     Zebarth, B. J., W.J. Arsenault, S. Moorehead, H. Tapani Kunelius, and M. Sharifi. 2009.
        Effect of fertilizer nitrogen management and plough-down date for Italian ryegrass on
        soil nitrogen supply to a subsequent potato crop. The North East Potato Technology
        Forum '09'. Feb 20, Bangor, ME.

     Sharifi, M., E. Clegg, D. Lynch, J. Owen, A. Hammermeister, and D.L. Burton. 2009.
         Management-induced changes in nitrous oxide emission from organic potato rotations
         in Eastern Canada. 28th Annual Guelph Organic Conference. Jan 22-25, University of
         Guelph, ON.

     Sharifi, M., D. Lynch, A. Hammermeister, and D.L. Burton. 2008. Crop performance and
         soil quality under a sustainable organic cropping system in eastern Canada. poster
         presentation, Organic Connections ’08, Nov 16-18. Grand Salon, TCU Place,
         Saskatoon, SK.

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant. 2007. Examination of the factors
         controlling variation in nitrogen mineralization potential in Canadian soils. The Fourth


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          International Nitrogen Conference. October 1-5. Costa Do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.
          (Abstract was published)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, M.A. Hajabbasi, and G. Abbassi-Kalo.
         2007. Sodium hydroxide direct-distillation: an alternative method for predicting total
         soil nitrogen. The Fourth International Nitrogen Conference. October 1-5. Costa Do
         Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil. (Abstract was published)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, C.A. Grant, S. Bittman, C.F. Drury, B.G. McConkey,
         and N. Ziadi. 2007. Response of soil potentially mineralizable N and indices of soil N
         availability to tillage system in semiarid and humid environments. Joint Congress of the
         Association Quebecoise des Specialistes en Science du Soil (AQSSS) and the Canadian
         Society of Soil Science (CSSS). June 3-7. Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier,
         Quebec. Canada. (Abstract was published)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, G.A. Porter, and C.A. Grant. 2007. Organic
         amendment and crop rotation effects on indices of potentially mineralizable nitrogen in
         a potato cropping system. The 2007 Northeast Potato Technology Forum. March 14-15.
         Charlottetown, PEI. Canada. (Abstract was published)

     Zebarth, B.J., M. Sharifi, D.L. Burton, G.A. Porter, W.J. Arsenault, G. Moreau, Y. Leclerc,
        and C.A. Grant. 2007. Can we develop a soil nitrogen mineralization test to improve
        fertilizer nitrogen recommendations? The 2007 Northeast Potato Technology Forum.
        March 14-15. Charlottetown, PEI. Canada. (Abstract was published)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, and C.A. Grant. 2006. Evaluation of some indices of
         potentially available organic nitrogen in soil. The ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2006 international
         annual meeting. November 12-16. Indianapolis, IN, USA. (Abstract was published).

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, G.A. Porter, and C.A. Grant. 2006. Effect of crop
         rotation and organic amendment on soil nitrogen mineralization potential. The 18th
         World Soil Science Conference. July 9-15, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (Abstract was
         published)

     Hajabbasi, M. A., M. Sharifi, and M. Sheklabadi. 2006. Changes in soil quality indicators, in
         adjacent protected forest and deforested lands in central Iran. The 18th World Soil
         Science Conference. July 9-15, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (poster presented by M. Sharifi
         and abstract was published)

     Hajabbasi, M. A., M. Sharifi, and M. Sheklabadi. 2006. Soil quality indicators response to
         long-term grazing exclusion as a recovering strategy in some rangelands in central Iran.
         The 18th World Soil Science Conference. July 9-15, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (poster
         presented by M. Sharifi and abstract was published)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, D.L. Burton, and C.A. Grant. 2006. Can we develop a soil test for
         nitrogen mineralization potential? The 3rd Atlantic Agronomy Workshop. January 17-


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          18, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. (Abstract was published in Canadian Journal of Plant
          Science 86:753.)

     Sharifi, M., B.J. Zebarth, and M.A. Hajabbasi. 2005. Nitrogen influx kinetic parameters of
         potato roots. North East Potato Technology Forum '05', March 15-16, Fredericton, NB.
         (poster)

     Sharifi, M. and M.A. Hajabbasi. 2005. To investigate the possibility of soil total nitrogen
         estimation by using a direct distillation method. The 9th Iranian Congress of Soil
         Science. August 28-29, Tehran, Iran. (poster presented by Dr. M.A. Hajabbasi)
         (Abstract was published).


Technical Report and Fact Sheet
     Sharifi, M., D. Lynch, A. Hammermeister, and D.L. Burton. 2008. Sustainable organic
        vegetable systems: evaluating green manure and biowaste composts. Interim Research
        Report E2008- 51 (fact sheet).

     Zebarth, B.J., P. Scott, W. Coleman, L. Chow, and M. Sharifi. 2003. Reduced nitrate
        leaching in “Russet Norkotah” production. Potato Research Centre Technical Report
        No. 2003-02. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. February, 2003.


Popular Press Interviews/articles
     “Green manure healthy for organic and conventional potatoes”. 2009. Interviews by “Top
     Crop Manager Magazine”.




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