Name :Dr. Abdul Basir (Agronomy)
Designation :Associate Professor
Department : Agriculture
Qualification(s) :PhD. (Agronomy)
 MSc (Hons) Agronomy
 MBA (Management)
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My research focus on residue management under tilling and no tilling system to determine its effect on soil properties, biology, aggregations, C sequestration, N balance in soil plant system and crop production across diverse topography. Exploring new management approaches to improve N use efficiency, soil fertility and nutrient cycles, soil organic matter, climate change mitigation and crop productivity. I am also assessing the integrated nutrient management approaches that may improve soil ecology and reduce greenhouse gasses emission. Advance biostatistics for designing field experiments, wheat breeding, crop modeling, remote sensing and their application in the field of agriculture are other sources of my interest. Beside these, I am also teaching courses on undergraduate and graduate level along with students counseling.

Wheat Variety Developed:

Contributed as co-breeder and agronomist in the development of wheat variety Shahkar CCRI-2013 approved by the Provincial Seed Council Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan for rain-fed areas through vide Notification No. SOA-II (AD) 7/(8)/2007/VOL-VII Dated Peshawar the 7th May, 2013.

  1. Basir, A., M.T. Jan, M. Alam, A.S. Shah, K. Afridi, M. Adnan, K. Ali and I.A. Mian. 2016.Impacts of tillage, stubble management and nitrogen on wheat production and soil properties. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 10.1139/CJSS-2015-0139
  2. Ladoni,M., A. Basir, G.P. Robertson, and A.N. Kravchenko. 2016. Scaling-up: cover crops differentially influence soil carbon in agricultural fields with diverse topography. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment. 225: p. 93-103 doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.03.021
  3. Muhammad Adnan, Zahir Shah,  Muhammad Arif,  Mhhammad Jamal Khan, Ishaq Ahmad Mian, Muhammad Sharif, Mukhtar Alam, Abdul Basir, Hidayat Ullah, Inayat Ur Rahman, Nouman Saleem. 2016. Impact of rhizobial inoculum and inorganic fertilizers on nutrients (NPK) availability and uptake in wheat crop. Article · Mar 2016. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 96(2): 169-176, 10.1139/cjss- 2016-0012
  4. S. Azam Shah, W. Mohammad, Samreen Shahzadi, Rizwan Elahi, Azaz Ali, Abdul Basir, Haroon, 2016. Effect of Foliar Application of Urea, Humic Acid and Micronutrients on Potato Crop. Iran Agricultural Research Journal, Vol.35, No. (1) 89-94.
  5. Basir, A., M.T. Jan, M. Arif, and M. J. Khan, 2016. Response of N, tillage and stubble management on phenology and crop establishment of wheat. International Journal of Agriculture and biology. 18 (1):1–8 DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/14.0030
  6. Negassa, W., R. Price, A. Basir, S. Snapp, A. Kravchenko, 2015. Cover crops and tillage system effect on soil CO2 and N2O fluxes in contrasting topographic positions. Soil & Tillage Research. 154:64-74.
  7. Ahmad, Z., M.A.M. Abd-Elbasit, S.J. Butt, S. Khan, M. Liaquat, A.R. Gurmani, A. Basir, K.M. Kakar and M. Qadir, 2015. Spreading of bio-wastes onto soil surfaces to control pathogens: human health and environmental consequences. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 17: 671‒680.
  8. Ladoni, M., A. Basir and A. Kravchenko, 2015. Which soil carbon fraction is the best for assessing management differences? A statistical power perspective. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:847-857. URL: doi:10.2136/sssaj2014.10.0426
  9. Ahmad, N., H. Fazal, B.H. Abbasi, S. Anwar and A. Basir. 2013. DPPH-Free radical scavenging activity and phenotypic difference in hepatoprotective plant (Silybum marianum L.). Toxicology and Industrial Health. 29(5) 460-467.
  10. Ahmad, N; H. Fazal, B. H. Abbasi, I. U. Rahman, S. Anwar, M.A. Khan, A. Basir, H. Inayat, R. Zameer, S. A. Khalil and K.Y. Khan. 2011. DPPH-scavenging antioxidant potential in regenerated tissues of Stevia rebaudiana, Citrus sinensis and Saccharum officinarum. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(14), pp. 3293-3297
  11. Abdul Sattar Shah, Said Wahab, Sumayya Rani, Ziaur Rahman, Inayat-ur-Rahman Malik, Abdul Basir, Malik Muhammad Hashim, Faisal Anwar Malik and Syed Abdul Majeed Shah. Physico-chemicals and sensory quality of Peaches treated with hot water during the cold storage. Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp1245-1253.
  12. Yaser Arafat, Muhammad Shafi, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Adnan, Abdul Basir, Inayat-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Arshad, Abid Khan, Nouman Saleem, Muhammad Romman, Ziaur Rahman and Jawad Ali Shah. Yield response of Wheat cultivars to zinc application rates and methods. Pure and Applied Biology.
  13. Muhammad Adnan, Zahir Shah, Hidayat Ullah, Bushra khan, Muhammd Arshad, Ishaq Ahmad Mian, Gohar Ali khan, Mukhtar Alam, Abdul Basir, Inayat-Ur- Rahman, Murad Ali and Wasif Ullah khan, 2016. Yield response of wheat to nitrogen and potassium fertilization. Pure and Applied Biology.
  14. Inayat-ur-Rahman, Shamsher Ali, Inayat-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Adnan, Hidayat Ullah, Abdul Basir, Faisal Anwar Malik, Abdul Sattar Shah, Muhammad Ibrahim and Muhammd Arshad, 2016. Effect of pre-storage seed priming on biochemical changes in okra seed. Pure and Applied Biology.
  15. Inayat-Ur-Rahman, Shamsher Ali, Mukhtar Alam, Mohammad Adnan, Hidayat ullah, Muhammad Faisal Anwar Malik, Abdul Sattar Shah, Mohammad Ibrahim and Abdul Basir. 2016. Effect of seed priming on germination performance and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) Pakistan J. Agric. Res. Vol. 29 No.3, 253-262.
  16. Adnan, M., M.A. Khan, N. Saleem, Z. Hussain, M. Arif, M. Alam, A. Basir and H. Ullah. 2016. Nitrogen depletion by weeds from organic and inorganic nitrogen sources in wheat crop. Pak. J. Weed Sci. Res. 22(1): 103-110.
  17. Muhammad Ibrahim,Yousaf Jamal, Abdul Basir, Muhammad Adnan, Inayat-ur-Rahman, Irshad Ali khan and Attaullah, 2016 . Response of Sesame (Sesamum indicum l.) to various levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in agro-climatic condition of Peshawar. Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2016, pp121-126.
  18. Muhammad Adnan, Zahir Shah, Nouman Saleem, Abdul Basir, Inayat-ur-Rahman, Hidayat Ullah, Muhammad Ibrahim, Jawad Ali Shah, Muhammad, Ahsan Khan and Syed Rizwan Ali Shah. 2016. Isolation and evaluation of summer legumes Rhizobia as PGPR. Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2016, pp127-133.
  19. Abdul Basir, Rihad Ali, Mukhtar Alam, Abdul Sattar Shah, Khilwat Afridi, Muhammad Adnan, Mohammad Ibrahim, Inayat Rehman and Adnan Tahir. 2015. Potential of Wheat (Tritium aestivum L.) Advanced Lines for Yield and Yield Attributes under Different Planting Dates in Peshawar Valley. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences. 15 (12):2484-2488.DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2015.15.12.12827
  20. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Abdul Basir, Muhammad Adnan, Nouman Saleem, Abid Khan, Syed Rizwan Ali Shah, Jawad Ali Shah, Khalid Ali. 2015. Effect of Tillage, Organic and Inorganic Nitrogen on Maize Yield. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences. 15 (12): 2489-2494.DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2015.15.12.12836
  21. Nisar Ahmad, Asim Muhammad, Iqbal Munir, Zamarud Shah and Abdul Basir. 2015. Characterization of Rapeseed Germplasm for Various Quality Parameters. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences. 15 (12): 2466-2472. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2015.15.12.10182
  22. Abdul Sattar Shah, Rozina Naz Afridi , Malik Muhammad Hashim , Misal Khan , Abdul Basir, and Tariq Masood. 2015. Preparation and Evaluation of Fruit Flavored Soymilk. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences (JBMS). 3(2): 79-85.
  23. Adnan, M., A. Basir, M. Arif, S.R.A. Shah, M. Khan and Y. Jamal. 2015. Impact of grazing on wheat yield and associated weeds. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research. 21(3): 351-358.
  24. Gohar Shafi, Neelam Ara, Fahim Ullah Khan, Yousaf Jamal and Abdul Basir. 2015. Influence of DAP seed priming and soaking durations on yield and yield associated traits in Okra. Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 4, Issue 3: 389-397
  25. Munsif, F., K. Ali, S. Khalid, A. Ali, M. Ali, M. Ahmad, W. Ahmad, I. Ahmad and A. Basir. 2015. Influence of row spacing on weed density, biomass and yield of chip bud settling of sugarcane. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research. 21(1): 137-144.
  26. Ahmad, K., M. Adnan, M.A. Khan, Z. Hussain, K. Junaid, N. Saleem, M. Ali and A. Basir. 2015. Bioactive neem leaf powder enhances the shelf life of stored mungbean grains and extends protection from pulse beetle. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research. 21(1): 71-81.
  27. Shah,  A.S., W. Mohammad, S.M. Shah, R. Elahi, A. Ali, A. Basir, and Haroon. 2014. Integrated effect of organic and inorganic nitrogen on peach fruit yield and orchard fertility. Agricultural Science Research Journal 4(4): 78- 82.
  28. Wahid, H., J. Hussain, S. Hussain, Z.K. Shinwari, R. Ali, and A. Basir. 2013. Ethno Medicinal Study of Parachinar, Kurram Valley (FATA) KPK, Pakistan. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 3 (11): 085-088. Available online at
  29. Khan H. Z; S. K. Khalil, Farhatullah, M. Y. khan, M. Israr, and A. Basir. 2011. Selecting optimum planting date for sweet corn in Peshawar, Pakistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. Vol.27(3), pp. 341-347
  30. Basir, A., Z. Shah, M. Naeem, J. Bakht and Z. H. Khan. 2008. Effect of P and FYM on agronomic traits of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L). Sarhad Jouranl of Agriculture. 24 (4): 567-572.
  31. Bakht, J., A. Basir, M. Shafi and M.J. Khan. 2006. Effect of various levels of salinity on sorghum at early seedling stage in solution culture. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. 22 (1): 17-21.
  32. Basir, A., K. Zada, and Z. Shah. 2005. Effect of P and FYM on nitrogen nutrition and grain yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L). Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. 21 (1): 11-19.
  33. Ali, K., S. Shah, A. Basir, and H. Abkbar. 2004. Effect of Intra and Inter row spacing on the performance of maize, var. Kisan-90. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture.19 (4):433-437.
  34. Ali, K., S. Shah, A. Basir, S. Khan and I. Ahmad. 2002. Effect of different NPK levels on the performance of FCV Tobacco. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. 18 (4): 363-365.
  1. Basir, A; M.T Jan, A. Khan, Z. Ahmad and S. Shah 2016. Tillage, residue management and nitrogen response on wheat nitrogen indices. Healthy Soils for Food Security 16 International Congress of Soil Science 15-17 March, 2016, Rawalpindi, Pakistan pp:55-56.
  2. Basir, A; and Jan, M. T. 2013. Impact of corn stubble management under different tillage systems on nitrogen dynamics of the subsequent wheat crop in a cereal based cropping system. CSCAP Annual Meeting, July 31, 2013, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
  3. Negassa, W; Price, R; Basir, A; and Kravchenko, A. 2013. Cover crop and tillage systems effect on greenhouse gas emission at different topographic positions. CSCAP annual meeting, July 31, 2013, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
  4. Basir, A; Jan, M. T; Khan, M. J; and Arif, M. 2013. Influence of corn residue management under various tillage systems on physiochemical properties of soil in western Pakistan. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov 3-6, 2013. Tempa, FL. USA.
  5. Negassa, W.,R. Price, A. Basir, S. Snapp, and A. Kravchenko. 2014. Cover crop and ridge tillage effect on greenhouse gas emission at diverse agricultural landscapes. A poster presented on Resilient Agriculture: Adapting to a Changing Climate. August 5-7, 2014 Ames, Iowa, USA.
  6. Moslem, L., A.  Kravchenko, and A. Basir. 2014. Which soil carbon characteristic is the best for assessing management differences? View from statistical power perspective: European Geosciences Union. April 27 - May 2, 2014 Vienna, Austria.
  7. Rihad, A., A. Basir, M. Alam, A. Tahir, M. Ishaq, K. Afridi and G. Ahmad. 2014. Potential of wheat (Triticum aestivum l.) advanced lines for yield and yield attributes under different planting dates in Peshawar valley. First International Symposium on The Himalayas of Pakistan Resources and Conservation issues. November 27-30, 2014 Department of Gentics Hazara University, Mansehra Pakistan.