M. Iqbal R. Khan

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A range of man-made activities promote the enrichment of world-wide agricultural soils with a myriad of chemical pollutants including cadmium (Cd). Owing to its significant toxic consequences in plants, Cd has been one of extensively studied metals. However, sustainable strategies for minimising Cd impacts in plants have been little explored. Plant growth(More)
We investigated the influence of exogenously sourced ethylene (200 μL L−1 ethephon) in the protection of photosynthesis against 200 mg kg−1 soil each of nickel (Ni)- and zinc (Zn)-accrued stress in mustard (Brassica juncea L.). Plants grown with Ni or Zn but without ethephon exhibited increased activity of 1-aminocyclopropane carboxylic acid synthase, and(More)
Abiotic stresses (such as metals/metalloids, salinity, ozone, UV-B radiation, extreme temperatures, and drought) are among the most challenging threats to agricultural system and economic yield of crop plants. These stresses (in isolation and/or combination) induce numerous adverse effects in plants, impair biochemical/physiological and molecular processes,(More)
As a result of rapidly increasing anthropogenic activities, input of varied metal(loids) such as cadmium (Cd) to worldwide agricultural soils and its subsequent accumulation, and obvious toxicity in plants are increasing. The role of mineral nutrients in the mitigation of Cd-accrued consequences in plants has been credibly suggested. In isolated studies,(More)
Under the unpredictable behavior of monsoon in Central India, faster seedbed preparation and timely sowing are critical factors to achieve higher soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] yield. Therefore, a “tractor-drawn ridge fertilizer drill cum seed planter” hitched to the three-point linkage system of the tractor was conceived, fabricated, and farm validated(More)
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