Dr. Muhammad Arshad

Dr. Muhammad Arshad

Designation: Assistant Professor

Phone:

Email: dr.arshad@kiu.edu.pk

Status: TTS

Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Agronomy) University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan
  • Ph.D. Agriculture Systems/ Agronomy Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • HSSC/ F.Sc. (Pre-medical) Government College, Bahawalnagar, Pakistan
  • SSC/ Matriculation (Science) Government Boys High School Said Ali, Minchinabad, Pakistan
  • MS/ MPhil Agriculture Systems/ Agronomy Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand

Experience

  • Assistant Professor Karakoram International University, Gilgit

Projects

  • Utilization of Organic manures as potential source of nutrients for hydroponic vegetable production in Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Assessment of Maize Legume Multiple Intercropping System for Sustainable Production in Gilgit-Baltistan

Awards

  • For supervision of indigenous PhD Dissertation
  • MPhil and PhD Studies at AIT Thailand
  • Grant for a Research Project on Hydroponic Vegetable Production
  • 3rd prize winner in photography contest on World Environment Day 2009

Research Interests

  • Agronomy, Sustainable cropping system development, Water productivity management, Food and Bio-fuel feedstock production, Crop eco-physiology and modeling, Crop inter-specific interactions, Organic farming, Spectral reflectance studies for crop canopy identification, Crop land suitability Mapping, Soil phyto-remediation, Food Insecurity Assessment and Mapping

Publications

  • First and second generation bioethanol production in sweet sorghum, mungbean and soybean in sole and intercropping systems, Arshad, M., Nawaz, R., Shahnawaz, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Ahmad, S., Ranamukhaarachchi, S.L. 2015. First and second generation bioethanol production in sweet sorghum, mungbean and soybean in sole and intercropping systems. Tropical Agriculture. 92(1): 35-48.
  • Compatibility Studies on Sweet Sorghum and Legumes in Sole and Intercropping Systems for Biomass and Bioethanol Production, Arshad, M., Ali, Z., Shahnawaz, M., Awan, M. S., Nawaz, R., Ranamukhaarachchi, S.L. 2014. Compatibility Studies on Sweet Sorghum and Legumes in Sole and Intercropping Systems for Biomass and Bioethanol Production. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 5 (5): 37-50.
  • Interactions between Acidic (Al3+, Fe2+) and basic (Ca2+, Mg2+) Cations in Oxisol and Ultisol under Acidification Induced by Simulated Acid Rain, Nawaz, R., Arshad, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Hayat, M.U., Mehmood, R., Parkpian, P. 2014. Interactions between Acidic (Al3+, Fe2+) and basic (Ca2+, Mg2+) Cations in Oxisol and Ultisol under Acidification Induced by Simulated Acid Rain. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 26(15): 4794-4800.
  • Saccharification of corn cobs an agroindustrial waste by sulphuric acid for the production of monomeric sugars, Ali, Z., Hussain, M., Arshad, M. 2014. Saccharification of corn cobs an agroindustrial waste by sulphuric acid for the production of monomeric sugars. International Journal of Biosciences. 5(3): 204-213.
  • Leaching Losses of Nutrient Cations (K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+) from Oxisol and Ultisol under Different Rates of Acidic Deposition in Thailand, Nawaz, R., Ahmad, S., Arshad, M., Ashraf, U., Nawaz, M.W., Rani, M., Anwar, M.M., Parkpian, P. 2014. Leaching Losses of Nutrient Cations (K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+) from Oxisol and Ultisol under Different Rates of Acidic Deposition in Thailand. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 26(15): 4794-4800.
  • Effect of legume type, nitrogen dose and air quality on biomass and bioethanol production in sweet sorghumlegume intercropping, Arshad, M., Nawaz R., Shahnawaz, M., Sarfraz, M.S., Ahmad, S., Ranamukhaarachchi S.L. 2014. Effect of legume type, nitrogen dose and air quality on biomass and bioethanol production in sweet sorghumlegume intercropping. Agriculture and Forestry. 60 (3): 257-274.
  • Significance of physical properties of apple fruit influenced by preharvest orchard management factors, Arshad, M., Shahnawaz, M., Shahkeela, S., Hussain, M., Ahmad, M., Khan, S.S. 2014. Significance of physical properties of apple fruit influenced by preharvest orchard management factors. European Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 4(5): 82-89.
  • Codling moth damage assessment in apple fruit and its management using insecticide bioassays, Shahnawaz, M., Ahmad, M., Arshad, M., Hussain, M., Khan, S.S. 2014. Codling moth damage assessment in apple fruit and its management using insecticide bioassays. European Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 4(5): 76-81.
  • Yield comparison of nonstructural carbohydrates in sweet sorghum and legumesbased cropping systems, Arshad, M., Cheema, T.A., Ahmad, S., Nawaz, R., Sarfraz, M.S., Shrestha,R.P., Ranamukhaarachchi, S.L. 2013. Yield comparison of nonstructural carbohydrates in sweet sorghum and legumes based cropping systems. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Vol. 44(14): 2186-2206.
  • Mobilization and Leaching of Trace Elements (Fe, Al and Mn) in Agricultural Soils as affected by Simulated Acid Rain, Nawaz, R., Parkpian, P., Arshad, M., Ahmed, F., Garivait, H., Ali, A.S. 2013. Mobilization and Leaching of Trace Elements (Fe, Al and Mn) in Agricultural Soils as affected by Simulated Acid Rain. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 25(17): 9891-9896.
  • Quantifying the acidification in Thai agricultural soils under acidic deposition, Nawaz, R., Ahmad, S., Arshad, M., Parkpian, P. 2012. Quantifying the acidification in Thai agricultural soils under acidic deposition. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. 10 (1): 956-958.
  • Effects of legume type, planting pattern and time of establishment on growth and yield of sweet sorghum legume intercropping, Arshad, M., Ranamukhaarachchi, S.L. 2012. Effects of legume type, planting pattern and time of establishment on growth and yield of sweet sorghum legume intercropping. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 6(8):1265-1274.
  • Yield comparison of structural carbohydrates in sweet sorghum and legumes under sole and double cropping system, Arshad, M. 2012. Yield comparison of structural carbohydrates in sweet sorghum and legumes under sole and double cropping system. American Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 12 (2): 210-223.
  • Evaluation of Ground Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Precise Satellite Imagery Based Land Cover Classification and Forecasting of Rice Grain Production, Sarfraz, M.S., Arshad, M., Tripathi, N.K. 2011. Evaluation of Ground Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Precise Satellite Imagery Based Land Cover Classification and Forecasting of Rice Grain Production. Proceedings of 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment held in Sydney Australia during April 10-15, 2011.
  • Geospatial Characterization of Dengue Risk In Urban Environment, Sarfraz, M.S., Tripathi, N. K. , Souris, M., Arshad, M., Asif, M. 2010. Geospatial Characterization of Dengue Risk In Urban Environment. Proceedings of Map Asia & ISG 2010 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during July 26-28, 2010.
  • Remediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil by Ornamental Plant Zinia (Zinnia elegance L.), Ehsan, N., Nawaz, R., Ahmad, S., Arshad, M., Umair, M., Sarmad, M. 2016. Remediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil by Ornamental Plant Zinia (Zinnia elegance L.). Asian Journal of Chemistry. 28 (6): 1338-1342.
  • Use of ornamental plant “Vinca” (Vinca rosea L.) for remediation of lead-contaminated soil, Ehsan, N., Nawaz, R., Ahmad, S., Arshad, M., Hayyat, M.U., Mehmood, R. 2016. Use of ornamental plant “Vinca” (Vinca rosea L.) for remediation of lead-contaminated soil. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES). 8(3): 46-54.
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