I- Papers in peer reviewed journals


Alhaider, I. A., Mohamed M. E., Ahmed, K. K. M. and Kumar, A. H. S. (2017). Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Fruits as a Potential Cardioprotective Agent: The Role of Circulating Progenitor Cells. Frontiers in Pharmacology. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00592
Mohammed, M. E. A., El-Shafie, H. A. F. and Al-Hajhoj, M. BR. (2017). Design of an automated solar-powered light trap for monitoring and mass trapping of major date palm pests (Ecology, Environment and Conservation) in press.
El-Shafie, H. A. F. and Faleiro, J. R. (2017). Optimizing components of Pheromone-baited trap for the management of Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in date palm agro-ecosystem. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. DOI 10.1007/s41348-017-0097-5
El-Shafie, H. A. F. (2017). Alternatives to methyl bromide for disinfesting date moth, Cadra cautella, in stored dates. Outlooks on Pest Management, 28(1): 17-20.
Yasin, M., Wakil, W., El-Shafie, H. A.F., Bedford, G. O. and Miller, T. A. (2017). Potential role of microbial pathogens in control of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) - A Review. Entomological Research, DOI: 10.1111/1748-5967. 12221
El-Habbab, M.S., Al-Mulhim F., Al-Eid, S., Abo El-Saad M., Aljassas, F., Sallam, A. and Ghazzawy H. (2017). Assessment of Post-Harvest Loss and Waste for Date Palms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research, 3 (6): 1-11.
El-Shafie, H. A. F. and Mohammed, M. E. A. 2016. Description and quantification of damage incurred by the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer, Jebusaea hammerschmidtiReiche, 1877 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L., 1753). International Journal of Entomological Research, 4(2): 55-65.
Sallam A. A. (2016). Impact of magnetic field of saline irrigation water on growth and gas exchange parameters of date palm. Ecology, Environment and Conservation Journal, 22 (3): 1113-1122.
Aleid, S.M., Sallam, A.A.M. and M.H., Mohammed (2016). Effect of alternative unconventional irrigation water on soil properties, fruit yield and quality, and microbial safety in date palm. Irrigation and Drainage. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/ird.1959.
El-Habbab, M. S. and Ghazzawy, H. S. (2016). Wholesale and retail price integration for date palm in Saudi Arabia. Agricultural Science, 5(9): 174-178.
Magyar Margaret, Jin Mingjie, Sousa Leonardo da Costa, Aleid Salah, Refdan Mohammed, Al-Hajhoj, Sudhakar Balakrishnan, and Balan Venkatesh (2016). Empty Fruit Bunch from Date Palm Industries—A Sustainable Resource for Producing Biofuels and Industrial Solvents, Industrial Biotechnology. 12(4): 235-244. doi:10.1089/ind.2015.0036.
Mohammed, M. E. A., Eissa, A. H. A., & Aleid, S. M. (2016). Application of Pulsed Electric Field for Microorganisms Inactivation in Date palm Fruits. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research4(10): 646-652.
Mozib, M. E., El-Shafie H. A. F., and AL-Hajhoj, M. R. (2016). Potentials for early detection of red palm weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)-infested date palm (Arecaceae) using temperature differentials. Canadian Entomologist, 148:239-245.
M. S. Hoddle, C. D. Hoddle, J. R. Faleiro, H. A. F. EL-Shafie, D. R. Jeske and A. A. Sallam, (2015).  How Far Can the Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Fly?: Computerized Flight Mill Studies with Field Captured Weevils. J. Econ. Entomol. 1-11 (2015); DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov240.
El-Habbab, M. S and Al-Mulhim F. 2015. Welfare Effects of Lifting Subsidies on Date Palm Sector in Kingdome of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 8(4): 517-524.
Al Saikhan, M. S. and Sallam, A. A. 2015. Impact of chemical and non-chemical thinning treatments on yield and fruit quality of date palm. Journal of Food Research, 4(4): 18-29.
Alhudaib K.A., Rezk A.A., Abdel-Banat B.M.A., Soliman A.M. (2015). Molecular identification of the biotype of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) population inhabiting the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Biological Sciences (2015) Online first (DOI: 10.3923/jbs/2015).
El-Shafie, H.A.F. (2015). Biology, Ecology, and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer Jebusaea hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Outlooks on Pest Management 26(1): 20-23.
Shahin M.M. and M. R. Alhajhoj (2015). Effect of Different Irrigation Water Qualities on The Content of some Macro and Micronutrients in Leaves Fruit, as Well as Yield and Fruit Quality of Some Date Palm Cultivars in Al- Hassa Oasis, Saudi Arabia. Middle East Journal of Agriculture Research, 4 (4): 834-847.
Aleid S. M., Elansari A. M., Tang Zhen-Xing and Almayman S. A. (2014). Effect of Frozen storage and packing type on Khalas and Sukkary dates' quality, American Journal of Food Technology, 9(3): 127-135.
Ali, A. M., Al-Mulhim F., El-Habbab, M. S. 2014. Saudi Dates Exports Demand in Selected Markets. International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 7 (11), 827-832.
Aleid, S.M., A.M. Elansari, Z. Tang and A.A. Sallam (2014). Effect of cold storage and packing type on Khalas and Sukary dates quality. Advance Journal of Food Science and T6-308.
Salah M. Aleid, Bakri H. Hassan, Salah A. Almaiman, Safar H. Al-Kahtani, Sobhy M. (2014). Ismail Microbial Loads and Physicochemical Characteristics of Fruits from Four Saudi Date Palm Tree Cultivars: Conformity with Applicable Date Standards.  Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 316-327.
El-Shafie, H. A. F. 2014. Area-wide Integrated Management of Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier 1790) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Date Palm Plantations: A Review.  Persian Gulf Crop Protection, 3(1): 92-118.
El-Shafie, H. A. F. 2014. Overview of the biology and management of date palm dynastid beetles Coleoptera: Scarabeidae, Dynastinae), Agric. Biol. J. N. Am. 5(1):33-42.
El-Sharnouby, G. A., Aleid, S. M. and Al-Otaibi, M. M. 2014. Liquid Sugar Extraction from Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Fruits. Ournal of Food Processing and Technology, 5:402. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7110.1000402.
Faleiro, J. R., El-Shafie, H. A. F., Ajlan, A. M. and Sallam, A. A. 2014. Screening date palm cultivars for resistance to red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist 97(4): 1529-1536.
Lu-E Shi, Wei Zheng, Salah M Aleid and Zhen-Xing Tang (2014). Date Pits: Chemical Composition, Nutritional and Medicinal Values, Crop Science, 54(1): 1-9.
Mahmoud Massoud Abo-El-Saad, Khalid Abdullah Alhudaib and Abdulaziz Mohamed Al Ajlan. 2014. Comparative Toxicity of Selected Insecticides to Phytoplasma Transmitted Leafhopper Cicadulina bipunctata (Melichar). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A 4: 514-520.
Mohammed, M.H., A.A.M. Sallam and S.M. Aleid (2014). Assessment of soil heavy metal of cultivated soil irrigated with different irrigation water qualities in Al-Hassa Oasis, Kingdom of Saudi. World Rural Observation 6(4): 12-22.
Muhsen, A. A., Al-Muhim, F. and El-Habbab M. S. 2014. Optimizing Geographical Distribution for Saudi Arabia Exports of Date Palm. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 20 (4): 754-760.
Qat. Y. M. 2014. Seasonal Price Variation in Some Date Palm Varieties in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 7 (12), 1014-1026.
Zhen-Xing Tang*, Lu-E Shi and Salah M Aleid (2014). Date and their processing by-products as substrates for bioactive compounds production, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132014005000017.
El Shafie, H. A. F.; Faleiro, J. R.; Abo-El-Saad, M. M. and Aleid, S. M. 2013. A meridic diet for laboratory rearing of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Scientific Research and Essays, 8(39): 1924-1932.
Salah, M. Aleid, Kirk Dolan, Muhammed Siddiq, Sanghyup Jeong & Bradley Marks. 2013. Effect of low-energy X-ray irradiation on physical, chemical, textural and sensory properties of dates. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48 (7): 1453–1459.
Abo-El-Saad, M. (2013). Methyl bromide alternatives to control date moth, Ephestia cautella. The blessed tree, 5:62-86.
Abo-El-Saad, M.; H.A. Elshafie, and I.A. Bou-Khowh (2013). Toxicity of bio-insecticide, Abamectin: an in vivo study on the Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Olivier), Intl. J. Agricultural Science Research, 2,107-115.
Zhen-Xing Tang*, Lu-E Shi and Salah M Aleid (2013). Date Fruits: Chemical Composition, Nutritional and Medicinal Values, Products, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93(10): 2351-2361.
M. S. Hoddle, Abdul Hadi Al-Abbad, H.A.F. El-Shafie, J.R. Faleiro, A.A. Sallam, C.D. Hoddle, 2013. Assessing the impact of areawide pheromone trapping, pesticide applications, and eradication of infested date palms for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) management in Al Ghowaybah, Saudi Arabia. Crop protection (53) 152-160.
Mozib, M. E. and El-Shafie, H. A. F. 2013. Effect of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) infestation on temperature profiles of date palm tree. Journal of Entomology and Nematology 5(6): 77-83.
Sallam, A. A., Elshafie, H. A. F. and Al-Abdan, S. 2012. Influence of farming practices on infestation by red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) in date palm: a case study. International research journal of agricultural science and soil science, 2 (8): 370-376.
Abo-El-Saad M. M, Al-Abdan, S. A. and Bou-Khowh, I. A. 2012. In vivo toxicity of Beta-cyfluthrin insecticide against the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Olivier). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A2, 1322-1331.
AI-Eid, S., A. Barber, M. Rettke, A. Leo, W. Alsenaien and A. Sallam (2012). Utilization of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf life of Khalas fresh dates. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 47(7): 1518-1525.
Alturki, S. 2012. Effect of Sunning as Post Harvest Treatment for Insect Pests on Antioxidants and Physicochemical Properties of Date Fruit. American Journal of Food Technology. 7 (12): 715-725.
Elshafie, H.A.F. 2012. Review: List of arthropod pests and their natural enemies identified worldwide on date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L. Agric. Biol. J. N. Am. 3(12): 516-524.
El-Sharnouby G. A., Aleid S.M. and Al-Otaibi M.M. (2012). Nutritional quality of biscuit supplemented with wheat bran and date palm fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.), Food and Nutrition Sciences. Volume 3(3): 322-328.
Massoud, M. A., Sallam, A. A., Faleiro, J.R. and Al-Abdan, S. (2012). Geographic information system-based study to ascertain the spatial and temporal spresd of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in date plantations. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science vol.32, No. 2, pp.108-115.
T. Basedow, H.A.F. El Shafie, M.M. Abo-El-Saad and A.M. Al Ajlan.  2012. Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai and Neem for Controlling the Larvae of the Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 14 (4): 629-632.
El-Shafie, H.A.F., Faleiro, J.R., Al-Abbad A.H., Stoltman L. and Mafra-Neto A. (2011). Bait-free attract and kill technology (HOOK™ RPW) to suppress red palm weevil,Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: curculionidae) in date palm. Florida Entomologist. 94(4): 774-778.
Abo ElSaad, M.M -. AlAjlan, A.M, Al-Eid, M.A. and Bou-Khowh, I.A. (2011). Repellent and fumigant Effects of Essential oil from Clove Buds Syzygium aromaticum L. against Tribolium castaneum (Herbest) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A.I. 613-620.
Abo ElSaad, M.M, Elshafie, H.A., AlAjlan, A.M. and Bou-Khowh, I.A. (2011). Non-chemical alternatives to methyl bromide against Ephestia cautella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): microwave and ozone. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America.2 (8): 1222-1231.
Faleiro, J.R., M. Abo-El-Saad, A.H. Al-Abbad (2011). Pheromone trap density to mass trap Rhynchophorus ferrungineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae/ Rhynchophoridae/Dryophthoridae)  in date plantations of Saudi Arabia, International  Journal of  Tropical Insect Science , Vol. 31, No. 1-2, pp. 75-77.
Massoud Abd-Elaty Massoud, Jose Romeno Faleiro, Mahmoud Abo El-Saad, Essa Sultan (2011). Geographic information system for assessing the activity of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) in the date palm oasis of Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia. Journal of plant protection research, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2011).
Abdally, M. H.; Mahmoud Abo-El-Saad; Al-Shaggag,A.A.;Al Bagshy, M and Al-Shawaf A.A. (2010). Detection of insect immune substances (lectins) in the midgut extracts from larvae and adult of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) in Al-Hasa, Suadi Arabia, 13(5):223-228.
Al-Eid, S.  M., Al-Jasass, F. M., and Hamad S. H. (2010). Performance of baker's yeast produced from date syrup on Arabic bread quality. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9(21): 3167-3174.
Al-Jasass., F. M., Al-Eid, S.  M., and Hamad S. H.  (2010). A comparative study on date syrup (Dips) as substrate for the production of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). International Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. 8(2):314-316.
Al-Turki, S., Shahba, M.A. and Stushnoff, C. 2010. Total phenolics and antioxidant properties of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) pits as affected by cultivar and location. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 882:1163-1180.
Aly, A. M.; J. R. Faleiro, M. Abo El-Saad and E. Sultan (2010).Geographic information system for assessing the activity of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(Olivier) in the date palm oasis of Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia. SABIC conference, red palm weevil- the challenge 30-31 March 2010, Riyadh, KSA .
Alaa, M. R. ElSabea, Faleiro, J. R. and Abo-El-Saad, M.M. (2009). Red palm weevil: Economic perspective, Outlooks on pest management. 20(3): 131-134.
Dhawi, F. and Al-Khayri, J. M. 2009. Magnetic Fields Induce Changes in Photosynthetic Pigments Content in Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seedlings. The Open Agriculture Journal. 3: 1-5.
Dhawi, F. and Al-Khayri, J. M. 2009. The effect of magnetic resonance imaging on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) elemental composition. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science. 4 (1): 14–20.
El-Sharnouby G. A., M. Salah Al-Eid and M. Mutlag Al-Otaibi. (2009). Utilization of enzymes in the production of liquid sugar from dates. African Journal of Biochemistry Research Vol.3 (3):41-47.
Al-Jabr, A. and Mahmoud Abo-El-Saad (2008). A Putative Serine protease from larval midgut of red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Partial purification and biochemical characterization. American J. Environment Sciences 4,595-601.
Al-khateeb, A. A. 2008. A review the problems facing the use of tissue culture technique in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). Scientific Journal of King Faisal University (Basic and Applied Sciences) 9(2):85-104.
Al-khateeb, A. A. 2008. Comparison effects of sucrose and date palm syrup on somatic embryogenesis of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). American Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry 4(1): 19-23.
Al-khateeb, A. A. 2008. Enhancing the growth of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) in vitro tissue by adding date syrup to the culture medium. Scientific Journal of King Faisal University (basic and applied sciences). 9(1):71-85.
Al-khateeb, A. A. 2008. Regulation of in vitro bud formation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cv. Khanezi by different carbon sources. Bioresource Technology. 99:6550-6555.
Dhawi, F. and Al-Khayri, J. M. 2008. Proline Accumulation in Response to Magnetic Fields in Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). The Open Agriculture Journal. 2:80-83.
Al-Azab, A. and M. Abo- El-Saad (2007). Acceleration of aluminum phosphide hydrolysis to produce phosphine gas as alternative of methyl bromide for Controlling   Ephestia cautella   (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The 4th Symposium on Date Palm in Saudi Arabia, 5-8 May 2007
Al-Eid, M.; M. Abo-El-Saad, Y. Al-Faiyz, M. El-garawany and F. Al-Sabiey (2007). Persistence of some insecticides in dry sandy and dry loamy soils. European J. Scientific Research, 16:180-185.




II. Seminar / Workshop Presentations


Abo-El-Saad M.M.,  Elshafie H.A., Faleiro J.R and Bou-Khowh I.A. 2011.Toxicity evaluation of certain insecticides against the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus  ferrugineus (Olivier), under laboratory conditions.  Abstract # 0850 in Section Symposium “Can Entomologists Stop The Threat of Invasive Palm Weevils, (Rhynchophorus) spp.?”. Entomological Society of America Meeting 2011, November 13-16, 2011 in Reno, Nevada, USA.


Abo-El-Saad,M  (2012). Is Dipping Method With Effective Insecticides a Suitable Way to Control The Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Date Palm Offshoots? 2012 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, 60th annul meeting, online program, November 11-14, Knoxville, TN.

Al-Eid, S. M., Dolan, K., Jeop, S., Siddiq, M., Marks, B. and Maredia, K. 2011. Effect of x-ray irradiation on food borne pathogens and sensory properties of dates. The first scientific conference for the development of the date palm and dates sector in the Arab world. 4-7 December 2011, KACST Headquarters- Riyadh, KSA.


Al-Eid, S.M, and M.S. El-Faki, 2011. Date Palm Research Center of Excellence: A National Experience in Producing Scientific Research. A work paper prepared as a contribution to the: “Second Forum of Societal Partnership in Scientific Research”, dedicated for: “The Industry of Scientific Research in Saudi Arabia”, Islamic University of Imam Mohammed Bin Saud, during: 22-23/6/1432 (26-27/4/2011), in: Riyadh, KSA.


El-Shafie H.A.F., Abo-El-Saad M.M., Faleiro J.R. and I. Bou-Khowh 2011. Rearing of the Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Meridic Diet. Abstract accepted for presentation at the “International Symposium of Date Palm- Sympada 2011” Organised by Science and Technology University Houari Boumediene , Algeria in collaboration with INRA , Algiers from 13-14 November, 2011


El-Shafie, H. A.F., J.R. Faleiro, M.M. Abo-El-Saad and S.M. Aleid (2013). Optimizing a meridic diet for laboratory rearing of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  International Conference on Research and Management Strategies for the Red Palm Weevil, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 16-18 March 2013.


El-Shafie, H. A.F., J.R. Faleiro, M.M. Abo-El-Saad and S.M. Aleid (2013). Laboratory rearing of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on artificial diet. Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the Saudi biological society "Eco-tourism and sustainable development" Hail University, 9-11/4/2013, Hail, Saudi Arabia.


Faleiro, J.R. and Elshafie, H.A.F., 2012. Olfactometer assays to evaluate the response of Rhynchophorous ferrugineus (Olivier) to the aggregation pheromone. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Nov. 13, 2012, Knoxville, USA. 


Hidayath KP, Saleh M Al-Turki, Dhurendra Singh, Muralidharan CM (2011). Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) genomics and genetic engineering. International Conference  on Genomics and Proteomics. 14-16 July. National Institute of Technology, Calicut.


Mohamoud M. Abo-El-Saad, H. A. F. Elshafie, I. Bou-khowh and R. Al-Obaid (2013). Acceleration of AIP hydrolysis as an alternative to methyl bromide for controlling Ephestia cautella (Walker): A trial in Al-Ahsa date factory fumigation chambers. Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the Saudi biological society "Eco-tourism and sustainable development" Hail University, 9-11/4/2013, Hail, Saudi Arabia.




III- Book chapters


 Abo-El-Saad M.M.,  Elshafie H.A (2012). Date Insect Pests in storehouses and Their Management. In: Dates Production, Postharvest Physiology, Processing, and Nutrition (eds.Siddiq M., Abdelkader A. Eid, S.). John-Wiley Publishing Co., Ames, Iowa, USA (in press)


Aleid SM. (2012). Dates Production, Storage and Processing. In: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Processing and Packaging, Siddiq M. (editor).  John-Wiley Punishing Co., Ames, Iowa, USA.


Aleid SM.(2011). Industrial Biotechnology: Date Palm Fruit Applications. In: Date Palm Biotechnology, Jain, Shri Mohan; Al-Khayri, Jameel; Johnson, Dennis V. (Editors). Springer Science+Business Media BV, Dordrecht, pp 675-709. DOI 101007/978-94-007-1318-5





Elshafie, H.A., Sallam, A.M., Abo- Elsaad, M. and Faleiro, J.R. (2012). Integrated management of red palm weevil in date palm. King Faisal University press, 2846-e. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (In Arabic).


V. Patents (Filing and Pending)


Title of invention: Botanical insecticide against red palm weevil-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office.


Title of invention: Method of producing Baker's Yeast - US Patent and Trademark Office.


Repellent for the red palm weevil, R. ferrugineus (in the filing process with Chem Tica international company, Costa Rica.


Title of invention : System and Method for Sorting Fruit.