Dr. Ahsan Akram
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Dr. Ahsan Akram

Assistant Professor
Institute of Horticultural Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Horticulture from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Dr. Ahsan is working as Assistant Professor Horticulture at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. He obtained his Doctorate (2014) in Horticulture from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan and get Ph.D. fellowship from Cornell University, USA. His Ph.D. research involve in exogenous application of Phytohormone (2, 4 Eppibrassinolide) on Jasminum sambac to check its production potential and value addition. He is also as well regional editor of the Pakistan Journal of Nutrition and a potential reviewer.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Growth Regulators
Tissue Culture

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Younis, A., M. Ahsan, A. Akram, K.B. Lim, F. Zulfiqar and U. Tariq, 2022. Use of Organic Substrates in Sustainable Horticulture. In: Biostimulants for Crop Production and Sustainable Agriculture, Hasanuzzaman, M., B. Hawrylak-Nowak, T. Islam and M. Fujita et al., (Eds)., CABI, Pages: 544.
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  2. Ahsan, M., A. Younis, F. Ramzan, U. Tariq and M. Nafees et al., 2022. Biostabilization of Sewage Sludge. In: Sustainable Management and Utilization of Sewage Sludge, Rajput, V.D., A.N. Yadav, H.S. Jatav, S.K. Singh and T. Minkina, (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland Pages: 17.
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  3. Yasin, M., A. Younis, T. Javed, A. Akram and M. Ahsan et al., 2021. River tea tree oil: Composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, and potential applications in agriculture. Plants, Vol. 10. 10.3390/plants10102105.
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  4. Shafique, M.U., A. Younis, M. Asif, A. Akram and T. Naseem et al., 2021. Post-harvest impact of packaging material and storage duration on cut Narcissus tazetta. Acta Sci. Polonorum Hortorum Cultus, 20: 145-154.
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  5. Farooq, A., M. Nadeem, G. Abbas, A. Shabbir and M.S. Khalid et al., 2020. Cadmium partitioning, physiological and oxidative stress responses in marigold (Calendula calypso) grown on contaminated soil: Implications for phytoremediation. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 105: 270-276.
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  6. Nazir, S., A. Younis, A. Riaz, A. Akram and N.A. Khan et al., 2017. Nutritional efficacy of various growing substrates for potted Ravenea rivularis palm production. Pak. J. Nutr., 16: 331-340.
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  7. Lim, K.B. and A. Akram, 2017. Indigenous Wild Lily Species of Korea. In: LILIES and Related Plants 2017-2018. Mitchell, A.,(Ed) The Royal Horticultural Society, UK., ISBN: 978-0992791827, Pp: 26-31.
  8. Lim, K.B. and A. Akram, 2017. Lilium hansonii-A wild native of Korea. North Am. Lily Soc. Q. Bull., 71: 31-40.
  9. Akram, A., A. Younis, G. Akhtar, K. Ameer, M.A. Hanif, M. Saeed and K.B. Lim, 2017. Comparative efficacy of various essential oil extraction techniques on oil yield and quality of Jasminum sambac L. Sci. Int., 5: 84-95.
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  10. Sardar, H., G. Akhtar, A. Akram and K. Naseem, 2016. Influence of mulching materials on soil conditions, weeds, plant growth and flower yield of Rosa centifolia. Int. J. Agric. Applied Sci., 8: 1-8.
  11. Gulzar Akhtar, Ahsan Akram, Yasar Sajjad, Amjad Farooq, Rashad Mukhtar Balal, Adnan Younis, Ki - Byung Lim 2016. Improving Flower Yield of Two Essential Oil Bearing Rosa Species Through Pruning Severity Pak. J. Nutr., 15: 328-332.
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  12. Balal, R.M., M.M. Javaid, M.A. Shahid, H. Tariq, M. Zubair, A. Akram and G. Akhtar, 2016. Plant growth is highly associated with the concentration of organic and inorganic osmolytes, antioxidant activities in salt stress tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plants. Sci. Int., 4: 30-38.
  13. Akhtar, G., M.J. Jaskani, Y. Sajjad and A. Akram, 2016. Effect of antioxidants, amino acids and plant growth regulators on in vitro propagation of Rosa centifolia. Iran. J. Biotechnol., 14: 51-55.
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  14. Zubair, M., R.M. Balal, M.A. Aqueel, M.A. Shahid and G. Akhtar et al., 2015. Nutritional assesment of kinnow mandrin fruit (Citrus reticulata Blanco), infected by few sucking insect pests of citrus. Pak. J. Nutr., 14: 487-491.
  15. Wani, K.F.M., R.M. Balal, M.A. Shahid, M.W. Khan, M.R. Liaqat, A. Akram and M. Zubair, 2015. Morphological, physiological and nutritional responces of ten tomato genotypes at maturity stage under heat stress. Res. J. Innovative Ideas Thoughts, 4: 63-78.
  16. Shaukat, F., R.M. Balal, M.A. Shahid, G. Akhtar, A. Akram, M.W. Khan and M. Zubair, 2015. Identification of drought induced drastic effects on Guava (Psidium guajava) at seedling stage. Int. J. Chem. Biochem. Sci., 8: 15-27.
  17. Akram, A., G. Akhtar, I. Ahmad, R.M. Balal, M.A. Shahid, A. Younis and S. Imran, 2015. Efficacy of planting seasons and macro nutritional level on growth, yield and vase life of carnation Dianthus caryophyllous L. Sci. Technol. Dev., 34: 169-178.
  18. Akhtar, G., A. Akram, Y. Sajjad, R.M. Balal and M.A. Shahid et al., 2015. Potential of plant growth regulators on modulating rooting of Rosa centifolia. Am. J. Plant Sci., 6: 659-665.
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  19. Imran, S., I. Afzal, M. Amjad, A. Akram, K.M. Khawar and S. Pretorius, 2014. Seed priming with aqueous plant extracts improved seed germination and seedling growth under chilling stress in Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik). Acta Adv. Agric. Sci., 2: 58-69.
  20. Akram, A., M.A. Khan, A.Younis and M. Ashfaq, 2014. Exogenous application of 24-Epibrassinolide on Morpho-physiological, biochemical attributes and essential oil contents of Jasminum sambac L. Pak. J. Agric. Sci., 51: 881-886.
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  21. Ahmad, I., J.M. Dole, M. Saleem, A. Ahmad, M.A. Khan, A.S. Khan and A. Akram, 2013. Preservatives and packaging material have an impact on the post-harvest longevity of cut Rosa hybrida L. 'Kardinal' flowers. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 88: 251-256.
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  22. Akram, A., M.A. Khan and I. Ahmad, 2012. Planting Season and Nutrition Effects on Carnation Production. Lambert Acadmic Publishing, USA., Pages: 104..
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  23. Shahid, M.A., M.A. Pervez, R.M.B. Chaudhry, M. Ayyub and U. Ghazanfar et al., 2011. Effect of salt stress on growth, gas exchange attributes and chlorophyll contents of pea (Pisum sativum). Afr. J. Agric. Res., 6: 5808-5816.
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  24. Ahmad, I., A. Ahmad, S. Ahmad, A. Amjad, M. Saleem and A. Akram, 2011. Physico-chemical characteristics of various agricultural substrates and their effects on biometric and qualitative characteristics of Ruscus hypophyllum L. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 14: 116-120.
  25. Ahmad, I., T. Ahmad, M. Asif, A. Akram and M. Saleem, 2009. Effect of bulb size on growth, flowering and bulbils production of tuberose. Sarhad J. Agric., 25: 391-397.
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