Owais Bashir's research while affiliated with Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir and other places

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Trace elements (TEs) from various natural and anthropogenic activities contaminate the agricultural water and soil environments. The use of nanoparticles (NPs) as nano-fertilizers or nano-pesticides is gaining popularity worldwide. The NPs-mediated fertilizers encourage the balanced availability of essential nutrients to plants compared to traditio...
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Biostimulants are organic products made up of peptides and amino acids which are readily available to plants. Changes in farming are being caused by agro-ecological practices that take into account biodiversity and the way soil works. In agriculture, biostimulants can be used to keep plant growth and productivity without use of chemicals. Biostimul...
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The western Himalayan region is highly vulnerable to even minor climate changes because of its fragile ecology that might harm not only the valley's pristine ecosystems but also its socio economic sectors. Since the hydrology of this region is primarily governed by snow and glaciers, the Himalaya's local weather and climate are sensitive to and int...
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Knowledge about quantifiable spatial variability and spread of the soil physico-chemical parameters is critical for elucidating the ecosystem functioning and designing the sustainable soil-plant-environment management practices. The spatial variability of soil parameters of apple orchards of Kashmir have not been reported so far. Therefore, the stu...
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In 2050, the population of the world is expected to be 9 billion, which means we have to produce six times more food. With this population explosion and increase in food demand, the agricultural land is depleting at an alarming rate, jeopardizing future progress. In order to overcome this problem, the soil organic matter plays a dynamic role in the...
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The field experiment entitled was carried out at SKUAST-K, Shalimar during kharif season 2014. The cultivar of Sweet corn named Misthi was chosen for the study. The experiment comprised of two factors with four sowing dates viz. 24th May (D1), 02nd June(D2), 11th June(D3) and 19th June(D4) as main-plot treatments and three plant spacing viz. 60 cm...
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Rhisosphere an area of soil surrounding plant roots in which soil’s most reactions takes place. The Rhizosphere word was given by Lorenz Hiltner and it is 1-2 mm wide. Rhizosphere is divided into three zones- endorhizosphere, rhizoplane and ectorhizosphere. The two dynamic properties of soil rhizosphere are root exudates and soil microbes. Root exu...

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... Nannipieri et al., (2008). Soil microbial activity and its diversity in the rhizosphere have been extensively studied, Bashir et al., (2016); ; ; Kumar et al., (2016a);Swamy et al., (2016);de Medeiros et al., (2017), depending on the interaction between cultivated plants and rhizosphere properties Fig. (57), which include: -Effects of applied pesticides e.g., Álvarez-Martín et al., (2016);Franco-Andreu et al., (2016);Lv et al., (2017); Mauffret et al., (2017) -Effects of soil earthworm in presence of plants, Aghababaei et al., (2014); Aghababaei and Raiesi (2015); Lv et al., (2016);Zhang et al., (2016a); Kim et al., (2017;Liu et al., (2017b) -Effects of soil pollution including organic and inorganic pollutants, Parelho et al., (2016); Hansda et al., (2017); Tong et al., (2017); Wang et al., (2017b) -Effects of different soil characterizations like soil organic matter, soil redox potential, etc., ; Su et al., (2017);Xiao et al., (2017) -Effects of climate change, Bojko and Kabala (2017); Zhang et al., (2016b), (2017b) -Effects of plant characterization, ; Mohammadi et al., (2017);Zhang et al., (2017c) -Effects of application of soil amendments and fertilizers, Meena et al., (2016); Abad-Valle et al., (2017); Wang et al., (2017c, d) -Effects of applied nanomaterials, Nogueira et al., (2012); Oyelami and Semple (2015); Schlich and Hund-Rinke (2015); Schlich et al., (2016);Liang et al., (2017) -Effects of different stresses, Cheng et al., (2016); ; Xue et al., (2017); Wu et al., (2017) -Effects of tillage and other agricultural practices, Kabiri et al., (2016); Tautges et al., (2016); León et al., (2017); Yuan et al., (2017) -Effects of transgenic plants on microbial diversity in the rhizosphere soil, Chaudhry et al., (2012); Canfora et al., (2014); Sahoo et al., (2015); Turrini et al., (2015); Guan et al., (2016);Arpaia et al., (2017). Therefore, there is a crucial understanding for the principles of interaction among microbes-plants and microbes-microbes. ...