Akbar Hossain

Akbar Hossain
Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI) · Crop and Soil Management

B.Sc.Ag & M.S (Agronomy) BAU; Ph.D (Stress physiology) Astrakhan State University-Russia
Working as a Principal Scientist (Crop and Soil Management), Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute, Bangladesh

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374 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
November 2017 - present
Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI)
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Since November 2017, I have been working as a senior Agronomist in Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI), Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
January 2017 - June 2019
Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI)
Position
  • Senior Researcher
October 2016 - March 2017
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
January 2010 - April 2013
Astrakhan State University
Field of study
  • Plant Ecology (Stress Physiology)
January 2001 - June 2002
January 1993 - January 1997
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Science

Publications

Publications (437)
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Heat stress alters photosynthetic components and the antioxidant scavenging system, negatively affecting plant growth and development. Plants overcome heat stress damage through an inte-grated network involving enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants. This study aimed to assess physiological and biochemical responses in contrasting thermos-toleran...
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A novel antimicrobial formulation based on carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) spray-coatedCu2+intercalated montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposite material was prepared and its morphology, internal structure, and bonding interactions were studied. Meanwhile, the antibacterial efficacy and release behavior of Cu2+was also determined. PXRD patterns indicated t...
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Over the last three decades, few studies have been conducted to tackle the complexity and heterogeneity of Bangladesh farming systems. We address these research gaps with a new survey. Accordingly, a survey was conducted in North‐Western Bangladesh to understand how socio‐economic traits influence technology adoption and to identify and characteriz...
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Soil moisture and air temperature stress are the two major abiotic factors limiting lentil (Lens culi-naris Medik.) growth and productivity in the humid tropics. Field experiments were conducted dur-ing winter seasons (November to March) of 2018–19 and 2019–20 on clay loam soil (Aeric Hap-laquept) of Eastern India to cultivate rainfed lentil, with...
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Examples of how to simulate performance of conservation agriculture (CA) and conventional tillage (CT) practices using cropping systems models are rare in the literature, and from the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP). Here we report a comprehensive evaluation of the capacity of APSIM for simulating the performance of CA and CT cropping practices under...
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Globally, a continuous and swift increase in population raised the water demand. Due to scarcity in available freshwater resources, ground water turned out to be a key source of water for crop and human consumption. Recently, many groundwater aquifers across the world reported exceeding the limits of the prescribed arsenic level, in turn raising a...
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Ensuring food security for the rapidly increasing population and changing climatic scenarios are requisites for exploiting the genetic divergence of food crops. A study was undertaken to sort out an early maturing chickpea variety for fitting easily between rice-rice cropping systems in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plain of Bangladesh. The trial was c...
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Maximizing productivity of the rice-wheat (RW) system is a major challenge for achieving food security in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP) of South Asia. Ideally, productivity should increase along with increasing farm profits while sustaining or enhancing the natural resource base. However, research focused on increasing the productivity and prof...
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Human micronutrient deficiencies are a major issue around the globe and mostly affect those whose diets are primarily made up of plant-based foods and do not contain sufficient quantities of important vitamins and minerals. Micronutrient deficiency in plants is associated with their declining level in soils, limited bioavailability, and the presenc...
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Many developing countries are facing silent increase in deficiency of micronutrients in forage crops which results in decreased level of essential nutrients in animals. Micronutrients are essential not only for basic metabolic processes of forage crops but also for sustaining animal health. Forage productivity and quality are severely affected by s...
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This current investigation was undertaken both in laboratory and glasshouse for documentation and quantification of phytochemicals from different parts of the parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) plant through LC-MS and HPLC to study their effect on two crops namely, Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranean L.) and maize (Zea mays L.), and six dif...
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Environmental stresses such as drought, high salinity, and low temperature can adversely modulate the responses of field crops by altering the morphological, physiological, and biochemical processes in plants. It is estimated that about 50% of global crop productivity is limited due to various kinds of abiotic stresses. However, there are two ways...
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Background Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an essential pulse crop which can offer highly nutritional food to human beings. But, the inadequate availability of nutrients such as Zn could pose a significant threat to public health. Thus, there is a need to improve the food quality parameters and nutrient levels of the crop using biofortification thu...
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Rice is a key crop for meeting the global food demand and ensuring food security. However, the crop has been facing great problems to combat the weed problem. Synthetic herbicides pose a severe threat to the long-term viability of agricultural output, agroecosystems, and human health. Allelochemicals, secondary metabolites of allelopathic plants, a...
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Rising population and shrinking resource base require sustainable agricultural approach to fulfil the requirement of food-feed-fibre in the coming future. Achieving higher productivity from a shrinking resource base becomes even more difficult under the threat of a changing climate. As different crops respond differently to changing climate, hence...
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Evaluation and identification of resistant donors for brown planthopper (BPH) Nilaparvata lugens (Stål.), an economically important insect pest of rice, is a continuous process to develop new resistant rice varieties. However, several rice landraces of northeastern India are not yet characterized for BPH resistance. In the present study, a set of 2...
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Innovative farming practices in the traditional agriculture have significantly been progressed in last 1,000 years. Most of these aboriginal agricultural methodologies were not finely honed. Concurrent improvement of biochemistry and engineering, farming practices were also rapidly improved during the early forty years of the twentieth century. Aft...
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Legumes, including lentil, are a valuable source of carbohydrates, fiber, protein and vitamins and minerals. Their nutritional characteristics have been associated with a reduction in the incidence of various cancers, HDL cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Among these quality parameters, lectins have been associated with reducing certa...
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In all wheat growing regions of the world, water constraint and weed infestation are the main biological obstacles to increased wheat productivityy. This study may assist to enhance recommendations for controlling weeds in wheat and act as a guide for Northern Indian irrigated wheat. Therefore, four irrigation levels and eight weed management pract...
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Aluminium (Al) is the primary reason for toxicity in acid soils due to the phytotoxicity of these soils along with high mineral content (Rahman et al. 2018). There is reduction in nutrient and water uptake in the root tip of plant caused by Al toxicity because of cell divi- sion and elongation (Yang et al. 2013). Many crops and/or crop species show...
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The rice-maize (R-M) system is rapidly expanding in Bangladesh due to its greater suitability for diverse soil types and environments. The present conventional method of cultivating puddled transplanted rice and maize is input-intensive, decreases soil health through intense ploughing, and ultimately reduces farm profitability. There is a need to i...
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Mono-cropping in the farming system decline in farm profit, climate change, and food insecurity are some of the major concerns that lead to unsustainability in the agricultural production system in the Eastern Gangetic Plains. A study was conducted for three years from June 2019 to June 2022 at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, P...
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n order to study the contribution of long-term tillage and rice straw management practices on wheat yield and soil properties in a rice–wheat system, a field study was conducted with seven main plot treatments as straw management practices, i.e., puddled transplanted rice + zero till drill sown wheat without paddy and wheat straw (R1), puddled tran...
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Heavy metals (HMs) are a serious threat all over the world and show a different impact on plants and human life by contaminating the plant. Among all HMs cadmium (Cd) is one of the serious metals that are absorbed by the roots of the plant and are transported from root to leaves and fruit. Cd stunted plant growth causes the death of plants, causes,...
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It is well-known that eating highly nutritious foods has health benefits which may include the prevention of diabetes, heart disease, cancers and other diseases. We examined five yard-long bean cultivars commonly grown in Bangladesh to determine their quality and nutritional composition in terms of carbohydrates, protein, moisture content, fat, ash...
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Wheat is commonly grown on arid-agricultural fields. Drought is one of the environmental problem and water stresses, is the most significant factor through which the plant production restricts in the majority of agricultural fields of the world. In the production of wheat water stress often caused a serious issue around the world. In the 2018-2019...
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Rice holds key importance in food and nutritional security across the globe. Nutrient management involving rice has been a matter of interest for a long time owing to the unique production environment of rice. In this research, an artificial neural network-based prediction model was developed to understand the role of individual nutrients (N, P, K,...
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Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) is an essential oilseed crop that offers important nutrients to human beings. However, concurrent micronutrient deficiencies including boron (B), sulfur (S), and nitrogen (N) could pose a significant threat to public health. Therefore, this study was conducted at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, with...
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Cytotoxicity is an endogenous and/or exogenous effect of metals/metalloids that leads to cell death. Excessive amounts of elements, such as Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, V, Zn, Pb, Cd, Hg, and As are main threats to plants. They are exposed to many stress factors including chemical compounds and radiation affecting their seed germination, seedling growth...
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Nutrient recycling from soil to fauna is determined by the flora for maintaining an ideal food chain and ecological balance which is solely dependent on nutrient availability and uptake from soils in an optimum quantity after maintaining specific physiological pathways. Some soil physicochemical properties and excess availability of nonessential me...
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The utilization of the invasive weed, Parthenium hysterophorus L. for producing value-added products is novel research for sustaining our environment. Therefore, the current study aims to document the phytotoxic compounds contained in the leaf of parthenium and to examine the phytotoxic effects of all those phytochemicals on the seed sprouting and...
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The cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is one of the most important vegetables in Bangladesh as well as across the globe. However, many of the important cucumber landraces have disappeared in Bangladesh due to climate change, particularly erratic rainfall, extreme temperature, salinity, and drought. Therefore, to protect against the extinction of the cu...
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We report the impact of drought stress on pearl millet during the early seedling stage and its survival mechanism. Drought stress imposed for a period of 7, 14 and 21 days showed considerable changes in morpho-physiological attributes, which were evident by a decline in seedling elongation, fresh and dry biomass, and relative water content (RWC) an...
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The cotton whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) is a devastating polyphagous insect pest worldwide and has been shown to be resistant to insecticides in most chemical classes. The newly commercialized pyropene insecticide afidopyropen provided a new tool to control B. tabaci because of high selectivity and its novel mode of action. This study aimed...
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Arsenic (As) contamination of the rice agro-ecosystem is a major concern for rice farmers of South East Asia as it imposes a serious threat to human and animal life; thus, there is an unrelenting need to explore the ways by which arsenic stress mitigation could be achieved. In the present investigation, we explore the effect of zinc (Zn2+) suppleme...
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Rationale: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from crop agriculture are of great concern in the context of changing climatic conditions; however, in most cases, data based on lifecycle assessments are not available for grain yield variations or the carbon footprint of maize. The current study aimed to determine net carbon emissions and sequestration fo...
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The United Nations has projected that the population across the globe would grow to 9.1 billion by 2050 at a rate of 34% from as-of-today 6.8 billion. To meet the food demand of the increasing population across the globe, it is important to increase the sustainable crop productivity under the changing climate conditions. Recently, the Intergovernme...
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Maintenance of nutritional quality in crops is vital to provide quality human food as well as animal feed under stressful environmental conditions. The aim of the present review is to assess the effects of heat stress on qualitative traits of field crops. Environmental stresses significantly affect the nutritional properties and quality traits of c...
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Agronomic measures to conserve the residual soil moisture are very suitable for the dry area because of their very low cost and ability to reduce soil erosion. The region where after the harvest of rainy season crops, lack of sufficient soil moisture accessibility limits the cultivation of dry season crops. A technique like retaining crop residues...
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Purpose Sweet corn under organic farming is becoming popular in the tropical region of India owing to having its higher economic values. However, suitable nutrient management under organic farming systems for this crop is yet to get explored. In this context, a field study was conducted during 2019 and 2020 to investigate the influence of nitrogen...
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In this study, a wild-type and five distinct rifampicin-resistant (Rif r) rpoB mutants of Pseudomonas stutzeri (i.e., Q518R, D521Y, D521V, H531R and I614T) ability were investigated against harsh environments (particularly nutritional complexity). Among these, the robust Rif r phenotype of P. Stutzeri was associated only with base replacements of t...
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Millets are coarse cereals belonging to the family Poaceae, which is cultivated since the ancient period of civilization. Among different millets, small or minor millets are treated as neglected crops due to their low-yield potential compared to major millets (sorghum and pearl millet) and fine cereals (rice, wheat and maize). In spite of their ver...
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Eggplant is an important vegetable in South Asia. In Bangladesh, it is grown around the year in all parts of the country. However, it is highly sensitive to waterlogged conditions. In Bangladesh, during the monsoon, waterlogged conditions represent one of the hostile abiotic stresses that affect the growth and development of eggplant, leading to a...
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Eggplant is an important vegetable in South Asia. In Bangladesh, it is grown around the year in all parts of the country. However, it is highly sensitive to waterlogged conditions. In Bangladesh, during the monsoon, waterlogged conditions represent one of the hostile abiotic stresses that affect the growth and development of eggplant, leading to a...
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In arid and semiarid regions and under rainfed conditions, water availability is one of the principal ecological constraints that hinder agriculture’s sustainability. The super absorbent polymer (agricultural) is water-absorbing and is cross-linked to absorb aqueous solutions through bonding with water molecules. It is a new approach to water manag...
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In order to develop high-yielding genotypes of adapted maize, multilocation trials of maize were performed including forty-five maize hybrids exploiting genetic variability, trait associations , and diversity. The experiments were laid out in an RCB design and data were recorded on eight yield and yield-contributing traits, viz., days to anthesis (...
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Micronutrient deficiency is a major constraint for the growth, yield and nutritional quality of cowpea which results in nutritional disorders in humans. Micronutrients including molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) play a pivotal role in crop nutrition, and their role in different metabolic processes in crops has been highlighted. In order to i...
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An experiment was conducted at Breeder seed Production Centre (BSPC), Debiganj, Panchagarh during the Rabi season of 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 to study the response of nitrogen levels on the growth, yield and quality of high yielding potato varieties in Tista Meander Floodplain Soil of Bangladesh. There were five treatments comprising diff...
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Indoxacarb, a promising new generation insecticide, is gaining popularity among vegetable growers in West Bengal, India, for controlling a large number of insects. However, it may simultaneously also increase the risk of contamination in the edible portions of the vegetables. This study was planned to analyze the persistence behavior of indoxacarb...
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The efficiency of a crop to intercept and utilize solar radiation for photosynthates production serves as one of the deciding factors of the productive potential of the crop stand. Interception and use efficiency of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) were estimated in relay grass pea under different nutrient management schedules in consecuti...
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Direct-seeded rice (DSR) seeds are often exposed to multiple environmental stresses in the field, leading to poor emergence, growth and productivity. Appropriate seed priming agents may help to overcome these challenges by ensuring uniform seed germination, and better seedling stand establishment. To examine the effectiveness of sodium selenite (Na...
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The growth and development of plants are affected by the adverse effect of environmental stresses including drought, salinity, high temperature, and toxic metal accumulation. Under environmental stresses, cell oxidative damage of plants generally occurs as a consequence of the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). While tolerant plants c...
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Bangladesh, specifically the northwestern region, faces twin challenges, namely, food and water security, which are pressing now and likely to increase in the future mainly due to climate change. More crops per drop of water, namely crop water productivity (WP), could be a key strategy to address both challenges. This study assessed future wheat (T...
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Defining nutrient management zones (MZs) is crucial for the implementation of site-specific management. The determination of MZs is based on several factors, including crop, soil, climate, and terrain characteristics. This study aims to delineate MZs by means of geostatistical and fuzzy clustering algorithms considering remotely sensed and laborato...
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Considering nutrient delivery and micronutrient use efficiency problems, mesoporous nanosilica (mNs) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-based iron and zinc nanocomposites were formulated. Prepared nanocomposites were characterized for FTIR spectroscopy, XRD, FE-SEM, HR-TEM, and AAS to examine surface functional groups, morphology, and structural comp...
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The study was conducted to assess the long-term effects of predominant land uses on physicochemical properties, nutrient status and their interactions in soils of south-western Punjab representing the semi-arid soils of India. From each site, soil samples of three predominant land use viz. croplands, horticultural lands and uncultivated lands were...
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The nutritional value of Glycine max L. (soybean) and its yield potential for improving sustainability of agricultural systems has resulted into its increased production. Soybean crop has potential to replace the rice crop in the rice-wheat cropping system. However, the crop has shown high sensitivity towards iron (Fe) deficiency, and thus recorded...
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Rice plants are affected by low-temperature stress during germination, vegetative growth, and reproductive stages. Thirty-nine rice genotypes including 36 near-isogenic lines (NILs) of BRRI dhan29 were evaluated to investigate the level of cold tolerance under artificially induced low temperature at the seedling stage. Three cold-related traits, le...
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Weed management has become the most important and inevitable aspect of crop management for achieving a higher rice yield. Nowadays, chemical herbicide application has become a popular practice for managing weeds in different rice cultures. However, herbicide application can have qualitative and quantitative impacts on soil microorganisms and soil e...
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Mulch enhances soil fertility by preventing moisture loss, maintaining soil temperature, suppressing weed growth, facilitating microbial growth, preventing soil erosion and compaction. Mulching is recommended in potato cultivation because of its ability to conserve soil moisture. Organic and inorganic mulches are commonly used in potato production....