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Dr. Mohammad Almogdad

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-3328-8966
Mob. +370 607 53 830
E-mail: mohammad.almogdad@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai distr., Lithuania


2017–2021 Doctoral student in Agricultural Sciences, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

2009–2015 Master in Science of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Damascus University. 

2004–2009 Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering (Department of Horticultural Sciences), Faculty of Agriculture, Damascus University. 

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2021 Doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, dissertation topic “Insect Pest Species Diversity, Severity and Control in Faba Bean Crop (Vicia faba Linn.)”.

Research fields

  • Entomology
  • Insect pests, their occurrence, harmfulness and biology
  • Chemical and biological pest control methods
  • Integrated pest management

Professional experience

Since October 2022 Researcher, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC).

1 March, 2017 – September 2022 Junior Researcher, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC).

30 September, 2010 – 30 November, 2015 Agronomist (Field Investigator), General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR).

In-service training

  • 13 January – 21 February, 2020 Internship on “Carrying capacity of faba bean seedlings for laboratory breeding of the aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum”, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice city, the Czech Republic.
  • 11–16 February 2018 Training course on Agroecological Crop Protection, SIAF, Volterra, Italy.
  • 3–4 April, 2017 Training course on Statistical analysis program (ARM), Intermediate. Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and  Forestry (LAMMC). Akademija, Lithuania.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2020–2022 Participation in the project “Evaluation of the factors limiting the yield of faba bean and peas and their integrated pest management (IPM)“. Leader of the project Dr. Roma Semaškienė.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Almogdad M., Semaškienė R., Tamošiūnas K. 2023. Optimizing insecticide application timing for broad bean weevil control and minimizing crop damage in broad bean (Vicia faba Linn.). Plants, 12 (9): 1839. IF – 4,658
  2. Almogdad M., Semaškienė R., Jonavičienė A. 2023. Bruchus rufimanus Boh. effect on broad bean seed quality and the infection level of seed-borne fungal oathogens. Plants, 12 (9): 1825. IF – 4,658
  3. Almogdad M., Semaškienė R. 2022. Abundance, harmfulness, and control of pea leaf weevil in broad beans (Vicia faba Linn.). Agriculture, 12 (3): 394. IF – 3,408
  4. Almogdad M., Semaškienė R. 2021. The occurrence and control of black bean aphids (Aphis fabae Scop.) in broad bean. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 108 (2): 165–172. IF – 1,281
  5. Almogdad M., Tamošiūnas K., Semaškienė R. 2020. Changes in Sitona lineatus abundance in faba beans as influenced by the air temperature and rainfall in the three decades. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 107 (2): 139–146. IF – 1,083

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Almogdad M., Basheer A., Asslan L. 2017. Suitability of two Prey Aphid Species for Development, Fecundity and Survival of the Predator Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Damascus University Journal for Agricultural Sciences, 33 (1): 57–75. 

Other publications

  1. Almogdad M., Semaškienė R. 2019. Pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum infestation and control in peas Pisum sativum Abstracts book of the Congress of Entomology. 11–14 March 2019. Halle (Saale), Germany, p. 79.
  2. Almogdad M., Razbadauskienė K., Semaškienė R. 2017. Field Evaluation of Pea Cultivars (Pisum sativum) for Resistance to Thrips Species. Abstracts book of the International Conference of Young Scientists "Young Scientists for Advance of Agriculture". Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 16th November 2017. Vilnius, Lithuania, p. 15.

Popular press articles

  1. Semaškienė R., Almogdad M., Gorash A. 2020. Grūdų kokybei grasina vėžliablakės. Mano ūkis, July.
  2. Semaškienė R., Almogdad M. 2019. Pupinių grūdinukų žala ir kontrolė. Mano ūkis, June.