Department of Soil and Environmental Science

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Welcome to the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences (SES) at Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan. The SES Department has a faculty consisting of 8 outstanding scientists, distinguished by their deep understanding of soil, water and the environment, and their ability to carry out quality research.

The SES is a leading field around the world due to its laboratory research and field-based outreach programs. Our faculty is actively engaged in projects that focused on Soil and environmental health, linking basic micro-scale science to real world issues not only at the field level by studying the interaction of soil, topographic, and environmental factors to better understand ecosystem functioning, but also at global scales to investigate the climate change impacts on ecosystems.

The Soil Science graduate program provides core expertise in soil and environmental sciences and offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

We are offering both undergraduate (B.Sc. Hons.) and post graduate programs (M.Sc. and PhD). After graduation, our students serve in Public and Private Universities, Research Institutes, Soil and Water Testing Laboratories and Fertilizer and Pesticide Companies.

To meet new challenges and explore new opportunities, our research and teaching is focused in the following areas:

  • Saline Agriculture and Hydroponics Studies
  • Salt Affected Soils and Reclamations
  • Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Soil Chemistry & Water Quality
  • Environmental Science, With Emphasis on Contaminants Transport and Fate, And Soil Remediation.
  • Climate Change Impact and Mitigation Strategies


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Department of Soil & Environmental Science

MNS- University of Agriculture, Multan

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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Tanveer Ul Haq: Chairman/ Associate Professor, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Saline agriculture, Selection of field crops, trees, shrubs and grasses for salt affected soils and use of saline ground water. Testing of Saline Agriculture technology in the salt affected areas.


1.       Jan, M., M. A. Haq, T. Ul-Haq, A. Ali and E. A. Warriach. 2016. Evaluation of soil and foliar application of Zinc sources on rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes in saline environments. Inter. J. Agri. Biology 18:643-648

2.       Ali, A., W. Ahmad, R Mehmood, T.Ul-Haq and M.N Abbas. 2016. Salinity tolerance in rice as affected by application of abscisic acid and salicylic acid. Bangladesh J. Bot.  45(1):93-98.

3.       Ali, A., T. Ul Haq, R. Mahmood, M. Jaan and M. N. Abbas. 2016. Stimulating the anti-oxidative role and wheat growth improvement through silicon under salt stress. Silicon. 8(30):1-4 DOI 10.1007/s12633-015-9378-4. [IF: 1.07]

4.       Ali, A., N. Abbas, M.M. Maqbool, T. Ul Haq, M. Ahmad and R. Mahmood. 2015. Influence of soil applied Moringa leaf extract on vegetative growth of Cyperus rotundus L. Asian J Agri Biol, 3(2): 79-82.

5.       Ul-Haq, T., J. Akhtar; A. Ali, M. M. Maqbool and M. Ibrahim. 2014. Evaluating the response of some canola cultivars (Brassica napus L.) to salinity stress at seedling stage. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 51:127-136  [IF: 1.240]

6.       Ibrahim, M., M. Ayub, M. M. Maqbool, T. Ul Haq, S. Hussain, A, Ali and L. M. Lauriault. 2014. Forage yield components of irrigated maize -legume mixtures at varied seed ratios. Field Crops Research 169: 140-144 [IF: 2.608]

7.       Ul-Haq, T., A. Ali, S. M. Nadeem, M. M. Maqbool and M. Ibrahim. 2014. Performance of canola cultivars under drought stress induced by withholding irrigation at different growth stages. Soil and Environment. 33(1): 43–50. [IF: Y]

8.       Ariyarathna, H.A.C.K., T. Ul-Haq, T. D. Colmer and M. G. Francki. 2014. Characterization of the multigene family TaHKT 2;1 in bread wheat and the role of gene members in plant Na+ and K+ status. BMC Plant Biology. 14:159 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-159.   [IF: 4.372]

9.       Ul-Haq, T., J. Akhtar, N. Akhtar, K. A. Steele, R. Munns and J. Gorham. 2014. Reliability of ion accumulation and growth components for selecting salt tolerant lines in large populations of rice. Functional Plant Biology 41:379-390. [IF: 2.569]

10.   Ibrahim, M., M. M. Maqbool, M. Ayub, M. I. Ahmad, M. Tahir, S. M. Nadeem, T. Ul-Haq and M. M. Nadeem. 2014.  Evaluating the forage yield and quality potential of different maize cultivars under different harvesting times. Inter J Modern Agric. (1) 3:1-6.

11.   Sarwar, M., A. Ali, M. M. Maqbool, M. Ahmad, R. Mahmood and T. Ul-Haq. 2013. Suppressing impact of Avena fatua and Pholaris minor on the growth and yield in wheat. Pak.  J. Nutrition 12: 912-916. [IF: Y]

12.   Maqbool, M. M., Anser Ali, T. Ul-Haq, M. N. Majeed and D. J. Lee. 2013. Response of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) to induced water stress at critical growth stages. Sarhad J Agriculture 31: 53-58  [IF: Y]

13.   Ul-Haq, T., J. Gorham, J. Akhtar, N. Akhtar and K. A. Steele. 2010. Dynamic QTL for salt stress components on chromosome-1 of rice. Functional Plant Biology. 37 (7): 634–645.  [IF: 2.569]

14.   Ul-Haq, T., J. Akhtar, S. Nawaz and R. Ahmad. 2009. Morpho-physiological response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties to salinity stress. Pak. J. of Botany, 41(6):2943-2956. [IF: 1.207]

15.   Ul-Haq, T. 2009. Molecular mapping of Na+ accumulation quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under salt stress. PhD. Thesis submitted to Institute of Soil & Environ. Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

16.   Ul-Haq, T., J. Akhtar, J. Gorham, K. A. Steele and M. Khalid. 2008. Genetic mapping of QTLs, controlling shoot fresh and dry weight under salt stress in rice (Oryza sativa l.) cross between Co39 × Moroberekan. Pak. J. of Botany, 40(6): 2369-2381. [IF: 1.207]

17.   Bhutta, W.A., M. Ibrahim, J. Akhtar, A. Shahzad, T. Ul-Haq and M. A. Haq. 2004. Comparative performance of Sunflower (Helianthus annus) genotypes against NaCl salinity. Caderno Pesquisa Serie Biologia. 16(1):8-17.  [IF: X]

18.   Ul-Haq, T., K. Mahmood., A. Shahzad and J. Akhtar. 2003. Tolerance potential of wheat cv. LU-26s to high salinity and waterlogging interaction. Inter. J. Agriculture and Biology. 5(2): 162-65. [IF: 0.940]

19.   Akhtar, J., T. Ul-Haq, A. Shahzad, M. A. Haq, M. Ibrahim and N. Ashraf. 2003. Classification of different wheat genotypes in salt tolerance categories on the basis of biomass production. Inter. J. Agriculture and  Biology. 5(3): 322-325. [IF: 0.940]

20.   Akhtar, J ., A. Shahzad, T. Ul-Haq, M. Ibrahim, M. A. Haq. 2003. Screening of 20 wheat lines against salinity in hydroponics. Pak. J. Life Soci. Sci. 1(2): 92-97.

21.   Akhtar, J., W.M. Bhutta,  M. Ibrahim,  M. A. Haq, A. Shahzad and T. Ul-Haq. 2003. Performance of wheat  (Tritticum aestivum) to NaCl stress at early growth stages in solution culture. Pak. J. Soil Sci. 22 (4): 11-14.

22.   Akhtar, J., T. Ul-Haq., M. Saqib and K. Mahmood. 2002. Effect of Salinity on Yield, Growth and Oil contents of Four Brassica Species. Pak. J. Agricultural Sciences, 39(2) : 76-79. [IF: 1.240]

23.   Ul-Haq, T., J. Akhtar., M. A. Haq and M. Hussain. 2002. Effect of soil salinity on concentration of Na, K and Cl in the leaf sap of four Brassica species. Inter. J. Agriculture and Biology. 4(3): 385-388. [IF: 0.940]

24.   Asghar, A., M. Hussain., A. Tanveer., M. A. Nadeem and T. Ul-Haq. 2002. Effect of different  levels of phosphorus on seed and oil yield of two genotypes of Linseed. Pak. J. Agricultural Sciences 39(4): 281-82. [IF: 1.240]

25.   Ul-Haq, M.A., J. Akhtar, T. Ul-Haq, M. Ibrahim, M. Khalid and Z.A. Dasti. 2004. Use of brackish drainage water for rice production. Proceedings of the National Drainage Seminar, June 7-8, 2004, Vol. 1. NWFP, Agriculture Univ. of Peshwar, Pakistan.

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Dr. Muhammad Imran: Assistant Professor, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Soil Physics, solute movement in soil, Solute modeling, Thermal regime of soil, Movement of heat in soil.

Publication list:

1.       IMRAN, M., A.U. Hassan, M. Iqbal and E. Ullah. 2014. Assessing Yield, Water Use Efficiency and Evapotranspiration with Ameliorating Effect of Potassium in Wheat Crop Exposed to Regulated Deficit Irrigation. Pak. J. Nut. 13 (3): 168-175.

2.       Imran, M., A.U. Hassan, M. Iqbal and E. Ullah and J. Šimunek. 2015.Assessment of actual evapotranspiration and yield of wheat under different irrigation regimes with potassium application. Soil Environ. 34(2): 156-165.

3.       Maqbool, M. M., A. Tanveer, A. Ali, M. N. Abbas, M. Imran, M.A. Quayyum, M. Ahmad and A. A. Abid. 2016. Growth and yield responses of maize (Zea Mays L.) to inter and intra-row weed competition under different fertilizer application methods. Planta Daninha, Vicosa-MG 34:47-56

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Dr. Shakeel Ahmad: Assistant Professor, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Dryland Agriculture, Soil Fertility, Develop and formulate crop, soil and fertilizer management technologies that conserve or enhance soil nutrient reserves and utilize nutrients within soil-plant systems effectively and efficiently, maintain optimum economic sustainable crop productivity and minimize damage to the environment.

1.    Ahmad, S., Imran, M., Hussain, S., Mahmood, S., Hussain, A., Hasnain, M. (2017) Bacterial impregnation of mineral fertilizers improves yield and nutrient use efficiency of wheat. J. Sci. Food Agric. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8228 (IF= 2.076)

2.    Ahmad, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Mahmood, S., Bakhashwain, A.A., Madkour, M.H. and Yasir, M. (2016). EFFECT OF RHIZOBACTERIA INOCULATION AND HUMIC ACID APPLICATION ON CANOLA (BRASSICA NAPUS L.) CROP. Pak. J. Bot. 48: 2109-2120. (IF=0.658)

3.    Mahmood, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Ahmad, S., Madkour, M.H., Yasir, M., Hirt, H., Ali, S. and Ali. Z. (2016). Plant  growth  promoting  rhizobacteria  and  silicon synergistically  enhance  salinity  tolerance  of  mung  bean. Front. Plant Sci., 7, p. 876. (IF=4.495)

4.    Mahmood, S., Daur, I., Hussain, M.B., Nazir, Q., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Ahmad, S., Bakhashwain, A.A. and Elsafor, A.K. (2017). Silicon application and rhizobacterial inoculation regulate mung bean response to saline water irrigation. CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water. doi:10.1002/clen.201600436 (IF=1.716)

5.    Ahmad, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Mahmood, S. and Madkour, M.H. (2016). Exploiting the Potential of  Indigenous Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria  (PGPR)  for  Improving  Growth  and  Yield  Attributes  of Canola in Western Saudi Arabia. Int. J. Agric. Inno. Res. 4: 955-959.

6.    Ahmad, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Mahmood, S. and Madkour, M.H. (2016). Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and Humic Acid Improve Growth and Yield of Organically Grown Canola. Int. J. Engin. Res. Technol. 5: 424-428.

7.    Mahmood, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Ahmad, S., and Madkour, M.H. (2016). Screening of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Improving the Growth of Mung Bean. Int. J. Engin. Res. Technol. 5: 413-415.

8.    Mahmood, S., Daur, I., Al-Solaimani, S.G., Ahmad, S., and Madkour, M.H. (2016). Amelioration of Salinity Stress in Mung Bean by Combined Application of PGPR and Silicon. Int. J. Agric. Inno. Res. 4: 950-954.

9.    Al-Solaimani, S.G., Mahmood, S., Ahmad, S., Daur, I., El-Nakhlawy, F.S. and Nematullah, A.A. (2015). Effectiveness of Soil Solarization with Polyethylene Sheets & Organic Manure to Control Weeds & Fungi & to Increase the Lettuce Yield. Int. J. Sci. Engin. Res. 6: 303-308.

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Dr. Muhammad Baqir Hussain: Assistant Professor, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Plant-Microbe interaction under extreme environments (drought, salinity, heavy metals) Soil microbial community role in P and N plant available pools under drying conditions, Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria based biofertilizers for non-legumes


1.       Ahmad, I., M.J. Akhtar, S. Mehmood, K. Akhter, M. Tahir, M.F. Saeed, M.B. Hussain, and S. Hussain. 2018. Combined application of compost and Bacillus sp. CIK-512 ameliorated the lead toxicity in radish by regulating the homeostasis of antioxidants and lead. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 148: 805-812. (IF: 3.743)

2.       Hussain, S., M.B. Hussain, A. Gulzar, M. Zafar-ul-Hye, M. Aon, M. Qaswar and M. Rizwan. 2017. Time of zinc and phosphorus applications to maize is depended on nutrient-nutrient and nutrient-inoculation interactions. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 63(4) DOI: 10.1080/00380768.2017.1361784 (IF: 1.251)

3.       Mahmood, S., I. Daur, M.B. Hussain, S.G. Al-Solaimani, S. Ahmad, A.A. Bakhashwain and A.K. Elsafor. 2017. Silicon application with rhizobacteria to regulate mung bean response to saline water irrigated conditions. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water. 45(8) DOI:10.1002/clen.201600436 (IF: 1.473)

4.       Khakwani, A., M. Imran, I. Ahmad, R. Waqas, S. Hussain, S.M. Nadeem, M.B. Hussain, M. Arif and M. Arshad. 2017. Comparative efficacy of bio-organic and mineral phosphate on growth, yield and economics of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown by different methods. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 48(1): 73-82. (IF: 0.589)

5.       Nawaz, H., N. Hussain, A. Yasmeen, S.A.H. Bukhari and M.B. Hussain. 2017. Seed priming: A potential stratagem for ameliorating irrigation water deficit in wheat. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 54(2), 241-254. (IF: 0.609)

6.       Hussain, M.B., Z.A. Zahir, H.N. Asghar, R. Mubaraka and M. Naveed. 2016. Efficacy of rhizobia for improving photosynthesis, productivity and mineral nutrition of maize. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water. 44(11): 1564-1571. (IF: 1.473)

7.       Hussain, M.B., Z.A. Zahir, H.N. Asghar and Sajid Mahmood. 2014. Scrutinizing rhizobia to rescue maize growth under reduced water conditions. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78: 538-545. (IF: 1.844).

8.       Hussain, M.B., Z.A. Zahir, H.N. Asghar and M. Asgher. 2014. Can catalase and EPS producing rhizobia ameliorate drought in wheat. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 16(1): 3-13. (IF: 0.746).

9.       Naveed, M., M.B. Hussain, Z.A. Zahir, B. Mitter and A. Sessitsch. 2014. Drought stress amelioration in wheat through inoculation with Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN. Plant Growth Regulation. 73: 121-131. (IF: 2.646)

10.   Naveed, M., M.A. Qureshi, Z.A. Zahir, M.B. Hussain, A. Sessitsch and B. Mitter. 2014. L-Tryptophan dependent biosynthesis of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) improves plant growth promotion and colonization of maize by Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN. Annals of Microbiology. 65: 1381-1389. (IF: 1.122)

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Dr. Abid Hussain: Assistant Professor, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Soil Environmental Chemistry & Biochemistry, My current research includes the surveying and applying the remediation techniques (bioremediation, Advance oxidation, chemical washing) for persistent organic pollutants and pesticide residues in soils and water. As a soil and environmentalist, my focus is to find out appropriate remediating techniques for different organic pollutants. As a microbiologist, I use molecular and morphological tools to unleash the relationships among different bacterial and fungi in order to better understand the evolutionary study of the microbes.


1.  Abid Hussain, Fahd N. Al-Barakah, Mohamed Al-Sewailem, Mohamed H. El-Saeid, Muhammad Waqar, Mahtab Ahmad. Oxidative photo-degradation of pyrene and fluoranthene with Fe-based and Novel Zn-based Fenton reagents. Sustainability 2017, 9(5), 870; doi:10.3390/su9050870. IF. 1.789

2.    Abid Hussain*, Fahd N. Al-Barakah, Mohamed Al-Sewailem, M. Hamza Elsaied, Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel** Muhammad Usman Tahir. 2017. Isolation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Degrading Fungal strains from industrially polluted soils. International Journal of Biosciences10(1), 391-400.

3.    Mohamed H. El-Saeid · Ali M. Al-Turki · Mahmoud E. A. Nadeem · Abid Hussain, 2015. Dissemination patterns and risks impersonated of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated in the surface and subsurface soil. WULFENIA 22(2):284-288. (IF: 1.6)

4.  Munir Ahmad, Mohamed El-Saeid, Muhammad Akram, Hammad Ahmad, Haseeb Haroon, Abid Hussain. 2014.  Silicon fertilization a tool to boost up drought tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crop for better yield. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 39:1283–1291. Impact factor (0.51)

5.    Naeem, M. Azhar., Motsim Billah, M. Islam, S. Muhammad and A. Hussain. 2005. Water use efficiency in wheat affected by tillage practices. Soil & Environment, 24(1) : 84-87

6.   Naeem, M. Azhar., M. Rashid and Abid Hussain. 2004. Water Holding capacity and yield of bitter gourd as affected by synthetic polymers. Pak. J. S. Sci. 23(1-2) 95-100.

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Dr. Wazir Ahmad: Lecturer, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Soil Fertility, the surveying and applying the remediation techniques (bioremediation, Advance oxidation, chemical washing) for persistent organic pollutants and pesticide residues in soils and water


Publications List:

1.  Yaseen, M., T. Abbas, M.Z. Aziz, A. Wakeel, H. Yasmeen, W. Ahmed, A. Ullah and M. Naveed. 201x. Microbial assisted foliar feeding of micronutrients enhance growth, yield and biofotification of wheat. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 00: 000-000. (Accepted)

2.  Ali, Q., M. Ahsan, S. Malook, N. Kanwal, F. Ali, A. Ali,  W. Ahmed, M. Ishfaq and M. Saleem. 2016. Screening for drought tolerance: comparison of maize hybrids under water deficit condition. Adv. Life Sci. 3: 51-58

3.  Ahmed, W., M. Yaseen, M. Arshad and M. Shahid. 2014. Effect of polyethylene coated calcium carbide on physiology, photosynthesis, growth and yield of sweet pepper. Pak. J. Agric. Sci. 51: 59-65. (Impact factor = 1.049)

4.   Shahbaz, M., M.J. Akhtar, W. Ahmed and A. Wakeel. 2014. Integrated effect of different N-fertilizer rates and bioslurry application on growth and N-use efficiency of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.). Turk. J. Agric. For. 38: 311-319. (Impact factor = 0.929)

5.  Yaseen, M. S. Ahmad, M.A. Shehzad and W. Ahmed. 2013. Growth and yield response of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to soil and foliar application of boron. Paper published in proceedings of 5th International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development held from August 25-27 at CIIT, Abbotabad, Pakistan.

6. Yaseen, M., W. Ahmed and M. Shahbaz. 2013. Effect of foliar feeding of micronutrients in maximization of cotton in Punjab. Turk. J. Agric. For. 37: 420-426.(Impact factor = 0.929)

7. Ali, Q., M. Ahsan, S.M.A. Basra, M. Elahi, N. Javid and. W. Ahmed. 2011. Management of Ascochyta blight (Ascochyta rabiei (Pass) Lab.) disease of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci. 5: 164-183.

8.   Siddiq, S., W. Ahmed, M. Yaseen, Q. Ali and M. Arshad. 2011. Impact of calcium carbide on seed germination of tomato genotypes under controlled conditions. Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci. 5: 336-348.

9. Yaseen, M., W. Ahmed, M. Arshad and Q. Ali. 2011. Response of wheat (Triticum aestivum) to foliar feeding of micronutrients. Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci. 2: 209-220.

10. Ali, Q., M. Ahsan, I. Khaliq, M. Elahi, M. Shahbaz, W. Ahmed and M. Naees. 2011. Estimation of genetic association of yield and quality traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci. 2: 166-169

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Mr. M. Usman Jamshaid: Lecturer, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Microbial biosynthesis of plant growth regulating substances Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, Soil Enzymes Plant microbe interactions for improving crop yields, Bioconversion of organic wastes into useful biofertilizers

Publication List:

1.    Farooq, N., S. Kanwal, A.Ditta, A. Hussain, M. Naveed, M.U. Jamshaid and M.Iqbal. 2018. Comparative efficacy of KCl blended composts and sole application of KCl or K2SO4 in improving K nutrition, photosynthetic capacity and growth of maize. Soil Environ. 37(1): xx-xx, 2018 DOI:10.25252/SE/17/51273

2.    Akhtar. F.M., A. Hussain, F. Ahmad, M.A. Kharal, I. Khalid, M. Latif and M.U. Jamshaid. 2017. Screening of Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Genotypes Against Salinity Stress. J. Environ. Agric. Sci. 11: 51-58

3.    Hussain, S., M. Iqbal, M. Saleem, M.Z. Aziz, G. Murtaza, M. Naveed, M.U. Jamshaid, A. Hussain, H. Javed, M.A. Akram, H.T. Ahmad, P.M.A. Ramzani, R. Gul and O. Aziz. 2015. Tillage and nitrogen fertilization impact on irrigated corn yields and soil chemical and physical properties under arid climate. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res. 6 (3): 1225-1238

4.    Aziz, M. Z., M.Saleem, Z. Ahmad, M. Yaseen, M. Naveed, M.Y. Khan, Y. Hamid, H.T. Ahmad, M.A. Akram, S. Anjum, M.U. Saleem, A. Hussain, M. U. Jamshaid, H. Javed and R. Gul. 2015. Effect of ethylene on growth, nodulation, early flower induction and yield in mungbean. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Res. 6 (3): 1210-1224


5.    Ahmad, M., Z.A. Zahir, S.M. Nadeem, F. Nazli, M. Jamil and M.U. Jamshaid. 2014.

6.    physiological response of mung bean to rhizobium and pseudomonas based biofertilizers under salinity stress. Pak. J. Agric. Sci. 51(3): 557-564.

7.    Aamir, M., A. Aslam, M.Y. Khan, M.U. Jamshaid, M. Ahmad, H.N. Asghar and Z.A. Zahir. 2013. Co-inoculation with Rhizobium and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for inducing salinity tolerance in mung bean under field condition of semi-arid climate. Asian J. Agric. Biol. 1(1): 7-12.

8.    Khan, M.Y., H.N. Asghar, M.U. Jamshaid, M.J. Akhtar and Z.A. Zahir. 2013. Effect of microbial inoculation on wheat growth and phyto-stabilization of chromium contaminated soil. Pak. J. Bot. 45(SI): 27-34.

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Mr. Muhammad Arif: Lecturer, Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Research Interests: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Microbial biosynthesis of plant growth regulating substances Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria Soil Enzymes Plant microbe interactions for improving crop yields Bioconversion of organic wastes into useful biofertilizers

Publications List:

1.       Imran,M., S. Hussain, M. Arif and A. Mustafa.2015. Management and recycling of industrial waste water for sustainable agriculture. In: Sustainable Agriculture Water Management in a Changing Environment: A special Focus on Olive Tree. 118-121.

2.       Khakwani, A., M. Imran, I. Ahmad, R. Waqas, S. Hussain, M.B. Hussain, M. Arif, S.M. Nadeem and M. Arshad. Comparative Efficacy of Bio-organic and Mineral Phosphate on Growth, Yield and Economics of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Grown by Different Methods. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 2017, VOL. 48, NO. 1, 73–82. (Impact factor: 0.52).

3.       Arif, M., M. Imran, R. Shoukat, T.Ul.Haq, and M. Ali. 2016. Bio-fortification of zinc in rice through the integrated application of compost, zinc solubilizing bacteria and commercial fertilizes. In: Abs. 16th International Congress of Soil Science, 18-20th March, 2016, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi-Pakistan.

4.       Wazir, A, M. Yaseen, M. Arif, Z. Ali, F. Ahmad and M. Ali. 2016. Salicylic acid and calcium carbide for improving growth and yield of sweet pepper irrigated by brackish water. Abstract published in 1st International Salinity Conference, held in Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan on Dec. 19-21. pp 14.

5.       Furqan, A,1, W. Nazeer1, W. Ahmed, M. Arif, H.  Riaz1, S. Ambreen1, K. Khalil1, Z. Ali1 and A.Ali1. 2017. Response of cotton germplasm against root zone salinity under field conditions” Abstratct published in Sino Pak Conference “Innovations in Cotton Breeding & Biotechnology” held at MNSUAM


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