Muhammad Zubair

Muhammad Zubair
Oilseeds Research Institute · Agriculture (Research Wing) Government of The Punjab

MSc (Hons.) Agriculture

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Introduction
Currently working on plant insect relationship, monitoring insecticide resistance, evaluating promising genotypes of different oilseed crops for their resistance to insect pests. Goal is to develop strategies so that the oilseed crops may escape from infestation of notorious pests while strengthening the IPM program.
Education
September 2012 - October 2014
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Field of study
  • Entomology

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Publications (35)
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Culex quinquefasciatus are amongst the most commonly found mosquitoes in Pakistan. Besides biting and annoying, these mosquitoes have the potential to transmit many vector-borne diseases such as japanese encephalitis, west nile fever etc. Therefore, the current study was planned to test most commonly used chemicals belonging to Organophosphates (Pr...
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Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) is good source of vitamins; A and C. Mostly, fungal attacks cause severe yield losses. Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporium f. sp. Capsica. The current study was planned to evaluate the potential of different plant extracts against Fusarium wilt on chilli's pathogen under laboratory conditions. The leaf extract of...
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Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) and Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) are major pests of fruits especially guava, posing a trade barrier of Pakistani fruits in foreign markets. Mass trapping of this pest by suitable selection of traps is necessary for its management by the male annihilation technique (MAT). Experiments were conducted...
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Chilli (Capsicum annum L.) is vegetable crop belongs to family Solanaceae. It is an important source of vitamin A and C. In developing countries most of chilli diseases are due to fungal attack and cause severe losses in yield. Fusarium wilt of chilli which is caused by Fusarium oxysporium f. sp. capsici is an important disease of chilli which caus...
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Pakistan imports edible oil to meet the national demands posing burden on national exchequer. She is trying to grow edible oil crops to overcome this expense. Area under Sunflower cultivation is continuously increasing in Pakistan. But, insect pest infestation is a major concern for the growers. There is a need to develop hybrids which are less sus...
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Pakistan spends a lot of money for import of edible oil which poses a burden on national exchequer. The country is witnessing a boom in oilseed crop cultivation since last four years. Thus, share of Sunflower cultivation among oilseed crops is increasing in Pakistan. But, insect pest infestation is a major concern for the farmers. Resistance in ins...
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Chickpea yield is threatened by the Sclerotinia minor resulting in significant every year. Therefore, a field study was conducted to evaluate the response of chickpea germplasm against Sclerotinia minor and its management. Different available chickpea germplasm was sown in sick plot in augmented design. The maximum percentage of infection (54%) was...
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Iron (Fe) is an essential nutrient in human diet and could be increased by biofortification. A number of human populations are iron deficient which leads to various health issues. Tis study was conducted to evaluate the potential of iron-enriched organic amendments such as biochar, compost and poultry manure in soil for Fe-biofortification of Mung...
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Unpredictable and unseasonal extreme climate, prolonged droughts, rise in temperatures, and erratic rainfall are common factors affecting crop productions in rainfed areas worldwide. This research intended to identify spineless Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) performance in acclimating changing climate, as safflower has gained prominence as an...
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In the economy of Pakistan, oilseed crops play a major share and contribute more than 17% to meet the domestic edible oil requirement. Sunflower contributes about 11% in domestic edible oil production. However, a wide gap exists in this sector which can be improved for enhancing its local production. Several factors are responsible for the yield lo...
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Fruit flies are destructive pests and caused heavy losses in agricultural products by reducing crop production. The reported study was planned to evaluate the relationship between population dynamic of fruit flies and its parasitoid in guava orchards in relation to prevailing ecological condition. For this purpose, baited pheromone traps containing...
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Development of insecticide resistance mainly depends on the management techniques for the control of whitefly, Bemesia tabaci. Seven insecticides were tested against filed collected and laboratory reared whitefly population during the years of 2016 to 2018 to evaluate their resistance level against field population of adult whitefly using leaf dip...
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The desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria F has become a serious issue of the south Asia including Pakistan. The Present study was designed to evaluate the toxicity of seven insecticide; Lambda cyhalothrin 2.5EC, Malathion 57EC, Deltamethrin 2.5EC, Chlorpyrifos 40EC, Pyriproxyfen 10.8EC, Metarhizium 100g/l, Buprofezin 25WP against five days old wing...
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Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) is an industrial cash crop of Pakistan. A monocot crop assailed by the numbers of insect pests, which adversely affected its yield. Borers are key insects pests attacking at all the growth stages of the sugarcan from germination to harvesting. Insecticides are used for the management of borers to avoid the incurred...
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Vegetable oils are a key component of human dietary need and health worldwide. Oil quality of sunflower is better than all others because of the higher percentage of the linoleic acid that is the most appropriate character missing in all other oilseed crops. Changing climate and extreme weather events are making crop highly vulnerable and threateni...
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Atherigona soccata (Rond.) and Chilo partellus (Swinhoe.) are major insect pests of maize in Sahiwal Punjab, Pakistan that cause considerable yield losses. For their efficient chemical control, four insecticides (Poncho Plus 600 FS, Confidor 70 WS, Actara 70 WS and Furadan 3G) were evaluated, to determine which were most effective. The first three...
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Quality of genotype has pivotal role in determining the cane and sugar yield of sugarcane. The inherent yield potential of a genotype is of prime importance for sustaining higher production. The study was conducted at Sugarcane Research Institute, Faisalabad to evaluate the performance of 12 promising sugarcane clones against check variety HSF-240...
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A study was conducted in Vegetable Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan during 2017-18 and 2018-19 to estimate the genetic variability and correlation among eight different genotypes of pea (Meteor, 9800-5, Pea-2009, 2001-20, Samrina zard, Olympia, 9200-10 and 2001-40). These accessions were sown in RCBD triplicate. Data was collected on morpho...
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The efficiency of a breeding program depends mainly on the direction of the correlation between yield, yield components and the relative importance of each component involved in contributing to seed yield. This study was conducted to analyze the correlation among seed yield and some important traits in eighteen Mustard (Brassica juncea L.) cultivar...
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was seen against monomephyo 25-fold, triazophos 19-fold, chlorantraniliprole 27-fold and fipronil 40-fold. Lowest level of resistance 13-fold was seen against flonicamid. Life history traits such as fecundity, egg success rate, adult life span and developmental time was noted much weaker in field strain as compared to the lab reared susceptible str...
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Rapeseed is an important crop for the whole world among oilseed crops. Development of new cultivars which meet our requirements is a continuous process. Using statistics to find out the possible ways for manipulating the breeding program according to our need is the best accepted way in breeding. So, the present study was conducted to analyze the i...
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Vegetables are distinctively important to meet our daily food intake and provide immunity against various chronic diseases as they are rich source of minerals and vitamins. Te annual vegetable production of Pakistan is about 10 million tons which adds almost $170 million in national economy. Unluckily, this production is far below than its required...
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Brassica crops are being widely promoted as a matter of crop diversifcation. Signifcant emphasis is being laid upon saving the crop from insect pests infestation. Scientists are continuously striving their best for improving the quality of the produce. Terefore, the present study was conducted during 2014-15 to evaluate the efcacy of different insec...
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Sunflower is an important oilseed crop and has wide potential in gaining its status as the major oilseed crop of Pakistan. Sunflower oil is edible oil possessing prime importance for the human health. Insect pests severely damage the quantity and quality of sunflower production. It is mandatory to have such hybrids which are less susceptible to the...
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Sunflower is achieving the status of major oilseed crop of Pakistan. Nutritional profile of Sunflower oil ensures its safety for the humans. Insect pests are responsible for severe damage of quantity and quality of produce. A better strategy to cope with this menace is to develop hybrids which are less susceptible to the insects and tolerant to the...
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Parasitoids can overpower the phenoloxidase (PO) releasing system through several methods such as inhibition of protease activity or by blocking of pattern-recognizing proteins as well as destruction of immunocompetent cells. The depression of PO activity can be the result of the impact of venom components injected by the female of the parasitoid i...
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Lipaphis erysimi (Mustard aphid) is widely distributed and causes considerable losses in terms of oil contents and yield in Brassica crops. Various strategies are being adopted to control its infestation. Breeding programs are enlisted as the most important dimension in enhancing crop yield which are based on the aim of increasing the oil content p...
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Rapeseed/Mustard crop is being widely promoted as a matter of crop diversification and significant emphasis is being laid on saving the crop from insect pests as scientists are continuously striving their best for the betterment of the quality of the produce of the crop. This research was conducted to determine the efficacy of different insecticide...
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Stored cereals and their products are heavily attacked by Rhyzopertha dominica during storage. Present study was designed to evaluate the relative response of R. dominica when feed on three different diets (wheat, oat and barely) at three different temperatures (25, 28 and 32 °C) under controlled laboratory conditions. Data regarding egg laying. La...
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Insect pests are tremendously decreasing the yield of sunflower so the current research was conducted to screen the sunflower hybrid against insect pests under natural field conditions at Oilseeds Research Institute, AARI Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nineteen sunflower hybrids were screened to evaluate their susceptibility to major insect pests during the...
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Insect pests are tremendously decreasing the yield of sunflower so the current research was conducted to screen the sunflower hybrid against insect pests under natural field conditions at Oilseeds Research Institute, AARI Faisalabad, Pakistan. Nineteen sunflower hybrids were screened to evaluate their susceptibility to major insect pests during the...
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Six transgenic cotton varieties (Sitara-009, FH-114, Neelum-121, Ali Akbar-703, FH-142, MNH-886) were sown without application of any insecticide till maturity of the crop. Data of sucking insect pests was started after seedling emergence and taken fortnightly and continued up till harvesting the crops. The sucking insect population further correla...

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Prevention of Oilseed crops from hazardous pesticides Evaluation of effective pesticides having less residues Evaluation of promising genotypes of oilseed crops for their resistance to insect pests
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