Ahmad Naeem Shahzad

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Arable soils are frequently subjected to contamination with copper as the consequence of imbalanced fertilization with manure and organic fertilizers and/or extensive use of copper-containing fungicides. In the present study, the exposure of stone-head cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) to elevated Cu(2+) levels resulted in leaf chlorosis and lesser(More)
Arsenic (As) is a toxic metalloid. Serious concerns have been raised in literature owing to its potential toxicity towards living beings. The metalloid causes various water- and food-borne diseases. Among food crops, rice contains the highest concentrations of As. Consuming As-contaminated rice results in serious health issues. Arsenic concentration in rice(More)
Irrigation water is the basic resource to exploit the potential of cotton crop under an arid or a semi-arid environment. Under limited water conditions, various compatible solutes like glycinebetaine are being used to ameliorate the drought stress. Exogenous application of glycinebetaine (GB): GB1 (100 mg L−1), GB0 (no application) was done in adequate(More)
Drought and salt stress negatively affect soil fertility and plant growth. Application of biochar, carbon-rich material developed from combustion of biomass under no or limited oxygen supply, ameliorates the negative effects of drought and salt stress on plants. The biochar application increased the plant growth, biomass, and yield under either drought(More)
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