Dr. Mohsin Zafar
Personal Information
Research Area
Dr. Mohsin Zafar
Assistant Professor
Soil Chemistry; Ecotoxicology
Degree From To Major Institute/University
Ph.D 2012 2015 Soil Science Federal University of Santa Maria, RS-Brazil
M.Sc (Hons.) 2005 2007 Soil Science University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
B.Sc (Hons.) 2001 2005 Soil Science University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Designation Orgnization From To
Assistant Professor The University of Poonch Rawalakot May,2017 November,2017
Lecturer The University of Poonch Rawalakot March,2012 May,2017
Lecturer University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir May,2008 February,2012
Agriculture Officer Department of Agriculture, Government of AJ&K December,2007 May,2008
National Interne Faculty of Agriculture, UAJK September,2007 December,2007
Capacity Institute/University
Vice President (2012-2013) Agronomy Society of Pakistan
Life Member Agronomy Society of Pakistan
Life Member Soil Science Society of Pakistan
Member Crop Science Society of America
Member American Society of Agronomy
Member Soil Science Society of America
Life Member The Chemical Society of Pakistan
Member Brazilian Society of Soil Science
Editor-in-Chief Environment and Plant Systems
Vice President (2017-2018) Soil Science Society of Pakistan
Associate Editor Brazilian Journal of Agricultural Technology (Revista Brasileira de Technologia Agropecuaria)
Zafar, M., Tiecher, T., Capoane, V., Troian, A. and Santos, D.R. (2017). Characteristics, lability and distribution of phosphorus in suspended sediment from a subtropical catchment under diverse anthropic pressure in Southern Brazil. Ecological Engineering. 100:28-45. (IF= 2.914)
Khaliq, A., Zafar, M., Abbasi, M.K. and Hussain, I. (2017). Soil-plant micronutrients dynamics in response to integrated fertilization under wheat–soybean cropping system at Rawalakot, Pakistan. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science.DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2017.1376245. (IF=2.137)
Tiecher, T., Tiecher, T.L., Mallmann, F.J.K., Zafar, M., Ceretta, C.A., Lourenzi, C.R., Brunetto, G., Gatiboni, L.C. and Santos, D.R. (2017). Chemical, biological, and biochemical parameters of the soil P cycle after long-term pig slurry application in no-tillage system. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo (Brazilian Journal of Soil Science). 41:e0170037. (IF:0.609)
Le Gall, M., Evrarda, O., Dapoigny, A., Tiecher, T., Zafar, M., Minella, J.P.G., Laceby, J.P. and Ayrault, S. (2017). Tracing sediment sources in a subtropical agricultural catchment of Southern Brazil cultivated with conventional and conservation farming practices. Land Degradation and Development. 28:1426-1436 (IF= 9.787)
Tiecher, T., Minella, G.P.J G., Caner, L., Evrard, O., Zafar, M., Capoane, V., Rheinheimer, D. (2017). Quantifying land use contributions to suspended sediment in a large cultivated catchment of Southern Brazil (Guaporé River, Rio Grande do Sul). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 237:95-108. (IF= 4.099).
Zafar, M., Rizwan, M.S. and Shahid, M. (2017). Introduction of composted rock phosphate and poultry manure enhance winter wheat phosphorus use efficiency, grain yield, and soil quality. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 40:1887-1899. (IF=0.618).
Zafar, M., Tiecher, T., Lima, J.A.M.C., Schaefer, G.L., Santanna, M.A. and Santos, D.R. (2016). Phosphorus seasonal sorption-desorption kinetics in suspended sediment in response to land use and management in the Guaporé catchment, Southern Brazil. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 188:243. (IF=1.633)
Rizwan, M. S., Huang, G., Chhajro, M. A., Liu, Y., Fu, Q., Zhu, J., Ashraf, M., Zafar, M., Bashir, S. and Hu, H. (2016). Immobilization of Pb and Cu in polluted soil by superphosphate, multi-walled carbon nanotube, rice straw and its derived biochar. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 23:15532. (IF=2.760)
Tiecher, T., Oliveira, L. B., Caner, L., Brunetto, G., Bortoluzzi, E. C., Rheinheimer, D. S., Casali, C. A., Zafar, M. and Tiecher, T. L. (2015). Cover crops affecting soil phosphorus dynamics in Brazilian highly weathered soils. AGRICULTURE ISSUES AND POLICIES. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. ISBN: 978-1-63484-035-4.
Shahid, M. and Zafar, M. (2014). Extent of heavy metals in poultry eggs in district Peshawar-Pakistan. LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany.ISBN: 978-3-659-58812-9
Arjumend, T. and Zafar, M. (2014). Soil and crop response to humic acid under different soils of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-57377-4,
Zafar, M. (2014). Phosphorus requirement of Oat fodder using adsorption isotherm. LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8484-3932-4.
Shaheen, A., Sabir, N. and Zafar, M. (2014). Effect of tillage and integrated nutrient management practices on yield and water use efficiency of wheat under sub-humid conditions.Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 02:96-104.
Shahid, M., Hameed, S., Tariq, M., Zafar, M., Ali, A. and Ahmad, N. (2014). Characterization of mineral phosphate-solubilizing bacteria for enhanced sunflower growth and yield-attributing traits. Annals of Microbiology. doi:10.1007/s13213-014-0991-z (IF=1.039)
Tiecher, T., Zafar, M., Mallmann, F.J.K., Bortoluzzi, E.C.,Bender, M.A.,Ciotti, L.H. and Rheinheimer, D.S. (2014). Animal manure phosphorus characterization by sequential chemical fractionation, release kinetics and 31P-NMR analysis.Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo. 38:1506-1514.(IF=0.723)
Islam, M.S., Zafar, M. and Ahmed, M. (2014) Determination of heavy metals from table poultry eggs in Peshawar-Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 03: 64-67.
Akbar, F.M., Zafar, M., Hamid, A., Ahmed, M., Khaliq A., Khan, M.R. and Rehman, Z. (2013) Interactive effect of cobalt and nitrogen on growth, nodulation, yield and protein content of field grown pea. Horticulture Environment and Biotechnology. 54: 465-474. (IF=0.319)
Zafar, M., Abbasi, M.K., and Khaliq, A. (2013) Effect of different phosphorus sources on the growth, yield, energy content and phosphorus utilization efficiency in maize at Rawalakot Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Journal of Plant Nutrition 36:1915-1934.(IF=0.526)
Abbasi, M.K., Tahir, M.M., Sadiq, A., Iqbal, M., and Zafar, M. (2012) Yield and N use efficiency of rainfed maize response to splitting and nitrogen rates in Kashmir-Pakistan. Agronomy Journal 104: 448-457.(IF=1.797)
Zafar, M., Abbasi, M.K., Arjumend, T. and Jabran, K. (2012) Impact of compost, inorganic phosphorus fertilizers and their combination on maize growth, yield, nutrient uptake and soil properties. The Journal of Animal and Plant Science 22: 1036-1041.(IF=0.585)
Gurmani, A.R., Andaleep, R., Khan, S.U., Din, J.U., Nawab, N.N. and Zafar, M. (2012) Biochemical attributes, plant growth and yield of tomato as affected by boron application rates. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan 34: 946-953.(IF=1.37)
Zafar, M., Abbasi, M.K., Khan, M.A., Khaliq, A., Sultan, T. and Aslam, M. (2012) Effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on growth,nodulation and nutrient accumulation of Lentil under controlled conditions. Pedosphere 22: 848-859.(IF=1.103)
Shahid, M., Khaliq, A., Ahmad, N., Jabran, K., Zafar, M., Rafiq, M. and Hussain, M. (2012) Irrigation management in spring planted sunflower (Helianthus annus L.). Korean Journal of International Agriculture 24: 65-69 (ISI Indexed)
Ehsanullah, Jabran, K., Ismail, M., Hussain, M., Zafar, M., and Zaman, M. (2011) Hydroprimed sunflower achenes perform better than the salicylic acid primed achenes. International Journal of Agricultural Technology 7: 1561-1569. (ISI Indexed)
Zafar, M., Abbasi, M.K., Rahim, N., Khaliq, A., Shaheen, A., Jamil, M. and Shahid, M. (2011) Influence of integrated phosphorus supply and plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria on growth, nodulation, yield and nutrient uptake in Phaseolus vulgaris. African Journal of Biotechnology 10: 16793-16807.(IF=0.565)
Zafar, M., Abbasi M.K., Khaliq, A. and Rehman, Z. (2011) Effect of combining organic materials with inorganic phosphorus sources on growth, yield, energy content and phosphorus uptake in maize at Rawalakot Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Archives of Applied Science Research 3: 199-112. (ISI Indexed)
Zafar, M., Rahim, N., Shaheen, A., Khaliq, A., Arjamand, T., Jamil, M., Rehman, Z. and Sultan, T. (2011) Effect of combining poultry manure, inorganic phosphorus fertilizers and phosphate solublizing bacteria on growth, yield, protein content and P uptake in maize. Advances in Agriculture and Botanics 3:46-58. (ISI Indexed)
Abbasi, M.K., Zafar, M. and Sultan, T. (2010) Changes in soil properties and microbial indices across various management sites in the mountain environments of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 41:768-782.(IF=0.432)
Abbasi, M.K., Zafar, M. and Khan, S.R. (2007) Influence of different land-cover types on the changes of selected soil properties in the mountain region of Rawalakot Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 78: 97–110.(IF=1.116)
Rashid, M., Ranjha, A. M., Waqas, M., Hanan, A., Bilal, A., Saeed, A. and Zafar, M. (2007) Effect of P fertilization on yield and quality of Oat (Avena sativa L.) fodder on two different textured calcareous soils. Soil and Environment 26: 33-41. (HEC Recognised)