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Fereshteh Shahoveisi

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture 2110 Plant Sciences Building 4291 Fieldhouse Drive College Park, MD 20742-4452


  • Plant Pathology
  • Epidemiology/ Machine Learning
  • Genetics of Host Resistance
  • Nematology
  • Turfgrass disease management


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (2021-2022), North Dakota State University
  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University (2020)
  • College Teaching Certificate, North Dakota State University (2020)
  • BSc and MSc, Plant Pathology, Tehran University, Iran (2012, 2015)

My research and extension program at the University of Maryland focuses on the integrated management of turfgrass diseases and assisting the turfgrass industry in the identification and effective management of diseases. The primary research interests of the lab are fungicide efficacy, epidemiology and development of risk maps using machine learning algorithms, genetics of host resistance, identification of turfgrass diseases using molecular tools and remote sensing, and nematology. The overall goal of the program is to provide sustainable disease management strategies to different sectors of the industry including golf courses, athletic fields, sod farmers, landscape companies and also home owners.