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University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Convener Advisory Board SESSS

Name: Dr. Hafiz Naeem Asghar

Designation: Associate Professor

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Contact: 9200161-9 Ext. 2916, 0300 6615229

Research Intersts:
      Isolation, characterization and manipulation of microbes, which are involved in microbial stimulation of plant growth. Phytoremediation of petroleum contaminated soils in association with bacteria having ACC-deaminase enzyme. Plant-microbe-growth regulator interactions to improve the plant growth and remediation process in metal contaminated soils.


    Dr. Hafiz Naeem Asghar is the Associate Professor in Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences as well as the Convener of Soil & Environmental Sciences Students Society®

Journal Articles:

1.Ahmad, I., M.J. Akhtar, H.N. Asghar and Z.A. Zahir., 2013, Comparative efficacy of growth media in causing cadmium toxicity to wheat at seed germination stage. , Int. J. Agric. Biol. , 15, 517-522

2.Ahmad, I., M.J. Akhtar, H.N. Asghar and Z.A. Zahir. , 2013, Comparative efficacy of growth media in causing cadmium toxicity to wheat at seed germination stage., Int. J. Agric. Biol. , 15, 517-522

3.Ali, H.H., A. Tanveer, M.A. Nadeem, H.N. Asghar and M.M. Javaid. , 2013, Germination ecology of rhynchosia capitata: an emerging summer weed in Asia. , Planta Daninha. , 31, 249-257

4.Asghar H.N., M. A. Zafar, M.Y. Khan and Z.A. Zahir., 2013, Inoculation with ACC-deaminase containing bacteria to improve plant growth in petroleum contaminated soil. , Rom. Agric. Res. , 30, 01-Sep

5.Hussain, M.I., H.N. Asghar, M. Arshad and M Shahbaz. , 2013, Screening of multitrait rhizobacteria to improve maize growth under axenic conditions., J. Anim. Plant Sci., 23, 514-520

6.Hussain, M.B., Z.A. Zahir, H.N. Asghar and M. Asghar., 2013, Can catalase and exopoly saccharides producing rhizobia ameliorate drought stress in wheat? , Int. J. Agric. Biol. (Accepted)., ,

7.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, 27-34

8.Ahmad, I., M.J. Akhtar, H.N. Asghar and M. Khalid. , 2013, . Influence of Rhizobium applied in combination with micronutrients on mungbean., Pak. J. Life Soc. Sci., 11, 53-59

9. Hussain, M.I., H.N. Asghar, M.J. Akhtar and M. Arshad. , 2013, mpact of phosphate solubilizing bacteria on growth and yield of maize., Soil Environ., 32, 71-78

10.Hussain, M. I., M. J. Akhtar, H. N. Asghar and M. Ahmad. , 2011, Growth, nodulation and yield of mash bean (Vigna mungo L.) as affected by Rhizobium inoculation and soil applied L-tryptophan. , Soil Environ. , 30, 13-17

11.Arif, M., M. Arshad, H. N. Asghar, S. M. A. Basra., 2010, Response of Rice (Oryza Sativa) genotypes varying in Potassium use efficiency to various level of Potassium. , Int. J. Agric. Biol., 12, 926-930.

12.Arif, S.M., M.J. Akhtar, H.N. Asghar and R. Ahmad., 2010, Isolation and screening of rhizobacteria containing ACC- deaminase for growth promotion of sunflower seedlings under axenic conditions. , Soil Environ, 29, 199-205

13.Nadeem, S.M., Z.A. Zahir, M. Naveed, H.N. Asghar and M. Arshad, 2010, Rhizobacteria capable of producing ACC-deaminase may mitigate salt stress in wheat. , Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J., 74, 533-542

14.Ahmad, R., M. Arshad, Z.A. Zahir, M. Naveed, M. Khalid and H.N. Asghar, 2008, Integrating N-enriched compost with biologically active substances for improving growth and yield of cereals, Pak. J. Bot. , 40:00:00, 283-293

15.Naveed, M., Z.A. Zahir, M. Khalid, H.N. Asghar, M. J. Akhter and M. Arshad, , 2008, Potential of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria containing ACC-deaminase activity for improving growth and yield of wheat under fertilized conditions. , Pak. J. Bot. , 40:00:00, 1231-1243

16.Zahir, Z. A., A. Munir, H.N. Asghar, M. Arshad and B. Shaharoona, , 2008, Effectiveness of rhizobacteria containing ACC-deaminase for growth promotion of peas (Pisum sativum) under drought conditions., J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. , 18:00, 958-963.