Dr. Yahya  Awang
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Dr. Yahya Awang

Associate Professor
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Horticulture from Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Biography

Yahya Awang holds a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham, UK (1994), Master of Science from North Carolina State University, USA (1986) and Bachelor of Agricultural Science from University of Agriculture Malaysia (1980). He is a certified arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), USA. Prior to his service at UPM, Dr Yahya was a senior research officer at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI). He used to serve as a landscape consultant and contractor in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dr Yahya has a vast experience in various field of agriculture, horticulture and landscape. Among them include:
Teaching: Teaching of the following subjects and courses: i. Principles of crop science, ii. Ornamental horticulture, iii. Pomology, iv. Commercial production of fruits, v. Crop ecology and cropping system, and vi. Introduction to landscape design. He also involves in the teaching for certification of arborist conducted by Association of Arboriculture Malaysia for the International Society of Arboriculture, USA.
Research: Dr Yahya has involved in many aspects of research in tropical agriculture. Among them are: i. Coconut-cocoa based cropping systems, ii. Pre-harvest and postharvest relationships of fruit, vegetables and ornamental crops, iii. Development of soilless media, and iv. Effects of artificial lightings on growth and quality of vegetables. Dr Yahya is a panel member in the assessment of intellectual property and research grant of Universiti Putra Malaysia
Consultancy and Professional Services: Dr Yahya experienced in executing various type of consultancy works, such as: i. Development of botanic gardens, ii. Formulation of growth media and liquid fertilizers, iii. Management of landscape plants, iv. Tree formation and flowering regulation of fruit trees, v. Preparation of master plan for agrotourism, park and landscape gardens, and vi. Assessment of urban tree. In curriculum development, he is an expert panel and advisor to Ministry of Education Malaysia in developing technical and vocational education programs in Malaysia.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Horticultural Sciences
62%
Soilless Culture
90%
Plant Nutrition
75%
Plant Protection
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

Books
0
Chapters
0
Articles
0
Abstracts
0

Selected Publications

  1. Mohammed, N.T., Y. Awang, I. Ahmad and R.S. Noori, 2016. Gas exchange, growth and flowering of Lagerstroemia indica treated with different concentration and application techniques of paclobutrazol. Asian J. Plant Physiol., 16: 37-44.
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  2. Mat Daud, Z., Y. Awang, F. Ismail and M.T.M. Mohamed, 2016. Effects of red and blue spectrum of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) on the growth and photosynthesis of lemon basil (Ocimum X citriodorum). Acta Hortic., 1152: 183-188.
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  3. Awang, Y., N.I. Kadir and H. Yahya, 2016. Changes in quality of fresh-cut wax-apple (Syzygium samarangense) as affected by storage period and cut sizes. Acta Hortic., 1152: 35-40.
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  4. Anuar, N., N. Ibrahim and Y. Awang, 2016. Different combinations of light spectrum of LED and nitrogen affect the growth and yield of lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Acta Hortic., 1152: 109-116.
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  5. Suhaida, L., K. Sijam and Y. Awang, 2015. Occurrence and distribution of papaya dieback disease in Peninsular Malaysia. Int. J. Adv. Multidisc. Res., 2: 42-48.
  6. Shafieizargar, A., Y. Awang, F. Ajamgard, A.S. Juraimi, R. Othman and A.K. Ahmadi, 2015. Assessing five citrus rootstocks for NaCl salinity tolerance using mineral concentrations, proline and relative water contents as indicators. Asian J. Plant Sci., 14: 20-26.
  7. Zulperi, D., K. Sijam, Z.A.M. Ahmad, Y. Awang and E.M. Hata, 2014. Phylotype classification of Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 1 strains isolated from banana (Musa spp) in Malaysia. Arch. Phytopathol. Plant Protect., 47: 2352-2364.
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  8. Zain, N.M.M., R.B. Mohamad, K. Sijam and Y. Awang, 2014. Isolation and identification of microorganisms frm a young oil palm plantation. J. Food Agric. Environ., 12: 443-447.
  9. Tayebi-Meigooni, A., Y. Awang, A.R. Biggs, R. Mohamad, B. Madani and A. Ghasemzadeh, 2014. Mitigation of salt-induced oxidative damage in Chinese kale (Brassica alboglabra L.) using ascorbic acid. Acta Agric. Scandinavica Section B-Soil Plant Sci., 64: 13-23.
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  10. Tayebi-Meigooni, A., Y. Awang, A. Puteh and A. Khalatbari, 2014. Growth performance and ionic composition of Chinese kale (Brassica oleracea var alboglabra L.) plant grown under saline conditions. J. Food Agric. Environ., 12: 307-313.
  11. Madani, B., M.T.M. Mohamed, C.B. Watkins, J. Kadir, Y. Awang and T.R. Shojaei, 2014. Preharvest calcium chloride sprays affect ripening of Eksotika II’papaya fruits during cold storage. Sci. Hortic., 171: 6-13.
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  12. Madani, B., M.T.M. Mohamed, A.R. Biggs, J. Kadir, Y. Awang, A. Tayebimeigooni and T.R. Shojaei, 2014. Effect of pre-harvest calcium chloride applications on fruit calcium level and post-harvest anthracnose disease of papaya. Crop Protect., 55: 55-60.
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  13. Alifar, N., Z.A. Rahman, C.F. Ishak, G. Sharifianpour and Y. Awang, 2014. Selenium Accumulation in Roots and Shoots of Different Malaysian Rice Varieties. In: Selenium in the Environment and Human Health, Banuelos, G.S., Z.Q. Lin and X. Yin (Eds.). CRC Press, USA., pp: 73-74.
  14. Alifar, N., A.R. Zaharah, C.F. Ishak, Y. Awang and B. Khayambashi, 2014. Selenium enrichment of paddy rice grains in Malaysia. Asian J. Crop Sci., 6: 345-353.
  15. Alifar, N., A.R. Zaharah, C.F. Ishak, Y. Awang and B. Khayambashi, 2014. Determination of physical and chemical soil parameters on selenium adsorption and desorption by rice growing soil. Asian J. Plant Sci., 13: 147-155.
  16. Zain, N.M.M., R.B. Mohamad, K. Sijam, M.M. Morshed and Y. Awang, 2013. Effects of selected herbicides on soil microbial populations in oil palm plantation of Malaysia: A microcosm experiment. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 7: 367-374.
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  17. Zain, N.M.M., R.B. Mohamad, K. Sijam, M.M. Morshed and Y. Awang, 2013. Effect of selected herbicides in vitro and in soil on growth and development of soil fungi from oil palm plantation. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 15: 820-826.
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  18. Shafieizargar, A., Y. Awang, A.S. Juraimi and R. Othman, 2013. Comparative studies between diploid and tetraploid Dez Orange [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.] under salinity stress. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 7: 1436-1441.
  19. Nur Masirah, M.Z., R.B. Mohamad, K. Sijam, M.M. Morshed and A. YaHya, 2013. Growth-inhibitory effects of herbicides on soil bacterial population in oil palm plantation. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 7: 1799-1808.
  20. Masyahit, M., K. Sijam, Y. Awang and M. Ghazali, 2013. The occurrence of anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes on dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp.) in peninsular Malaysia. Acta Hortic., 864: 181-185.
  21. Madani, B., M.T.M. Mohammed, Y. Awang and J. Kadir, 2013. Effects of foliar calcium application on nutrient concentration and morphological characteristics of papaya seedlings (Carica papaya Eksotika II). Acta Hortic., 984: 131-138.
  22. Madani, B., M.T.M. Mohamed, Y. Awang, J. Kadir and V.D. Patil, 2013. Effects of calcium treatment applied around the root zone on nutrient concentrations and morphological traits of papaya seedlings (Carica papaya L. cv. Eksotika II). Aust. J. Crop Sci., 7: 568-572.
  23. Madani, B., M.T.M. Mohamed, Y. Awang, J. Kadir and V.D. Patil, 2013. Effects of calcium treatment applied around the root zone on nutrient concentrations and morphological traits of papaya seedlings (Carica papaya L. cv. Eksotika II). Aust. J. Crop Sci., 7: 568-572.
  24. Awang, Y.B., M.A. Abdul Ghani, K. Sijam, R.B. Mohamad and Y. Hafiza, 2013. Effects of postharvest application of calcium chloride on brown rot and quality of red-flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Acta Hortic., 979: 763-772.
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  25. Awang, Y., S.H. Chuni, M.T.M. Mohamed, H. Yahya and R. Mohamad, 2013. Polygalacturonase and pectin methylesterase activities of CaCl2 treated red-fleshed dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) harvested at different maturity. Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 8: 167-172.
  26. Arshadi, F., K. Sijam and Y.B. Awang, 2013. Genetic diversity of Xanthomonas citri Subsp. Citri, causal agent of citrus canker. J. Plant Protect. Res., 53: 312-316.
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  27. Alireza, S., Y.B. Awang, A.S. Juraimi and R. Othman, 2013. Growth and physiological responses of Persian lime and Mayer lemon to salinity stress. Acta Hortic., 979: 755-762.
  28. Tayebi-Meigooni, A., A. Yahya, M. Maziah, S. Ahmad and W. Zakaria, 2012. Leaf water status, proline content, lipid peroxidation and accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in salinized Chinese kale (Brassica alboglabra). J. Food Agric. Environ., 10: 371-374.
  29. Shakinah, S., A. Zaiton, A.H. Afrida, S. Shuhaimi, A. Yahya, K.S. Abdul and L.A. Thohirah, 2012. Studies on the effectiveness of acute gamma and ion beam irradiation in generating flower colour mutation for Chrysanthemum morifolium. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, 24: 59-70.
  30. Shafieizargar, A., Y. Awang, A.S. Juraimi and R. Othman, 2012. Yield and fruit quality of Queen'orange [Citrus sinensis (L) Osb.] grafted on different rootstocks in Iran. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 6: 777-783.
  31. Fatahian, V., R.A. Halim, I. Ahmad, K. Chua, C.B.S. Teh and Y. Awang, 2012. Melon production using four hydroponic systems. Acta Hortic., 1004: 85-92.
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  32. Chuni, S.F., Y. Awang, S.A. Hassan, A.H.M. Hanif and H. Ahmad, 2012. Effects of particle size of kenaf core fibre on air-water relationships and development of Celosia plumosa. J. Food Agric. Environ., 10: 861-865.
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  33. Pasaribu, A., R.B. Mohamad, Y. Awang, R. Othman and A. Puteh, 2011. Growth and development of symbiotic Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomus mossea (Nicol. and Gerd.), in alachlor and glyphosate treated soils. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 10: 11520-11526.
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  34. Mohamad, R.B., Y. Awang, M.S. Jusoff and A. Puteh, 2011. Effect of glufosinate-ammonium, glyphosate and imazapyr herbicides at two spraying volumes on Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeuschel. J. Food Agric. Environ., 9: 854-857.
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  35. Ghani, M.A.A., Y. Awang and K. Sijam, 2011. Disease occurrence and fruit quality of pre-harvest calcium treated red flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Afr. J. Biotechnol., 10: 1550-1558.
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  36. Awang, Y., S. Ab Kahar, R. Mohamad and A. Selamat, 2011. Effect of ontogenic age on root and shoot development of Tabebuia heterophylla cuttings propagated in soilless culture. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 6: 5422-5427.
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  37. Awang, Y., M.A.A. Ghani, K. Sijam and R.B. Mohamad, 2011. Effect of calcium chloride on anthracnose disease and postharvest quality of red-flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 5: 5250-5259.
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  38. Wibawa, W., R.B. Mohamad, D. Omar, N.M. Zain, A.B. Puteh and Y. Awang, 2010. Comparative impact of a single application of selected broad spectrum herbicides on ecological components of oil palm plantation. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 5: 2097-2102.
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  39. Wahid, S., T.M.M. Mahmud, M. Maziah, A. Yahya and M.A. Rahim, 2010. Total phenolics content and antioxidant activity of hot water extracts from dried Ficus deltoidea leaves. J. Trop. Agric. Food Sci., 38: 115-122.
  40. Mohamad, R., W. Wibawa, M.G. Mohayidin, A. Puteh, A.S. Juraimi, Y. Awang and M. Mohd Lassim, 2010. Management of mixed weeds in young oil-palm plantation with selected broad-spectrum herbicides. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 33: 193-203.
  41. Chuni, S.H., Y. Awang and M.T. Mohamed, 2010. Cell wall enzymes activities and quality of calcium treated fresh-cut red flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Int. J. Agric. Biol., 12: 713-718.
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  42. Awang, Y., A.S. Shaharom, R.B. Mohamad and A. Selamat, 2010. Growth dynamics of Celosia cristata grown in cocopeat, burnt rice hull and kenaf core fiber mixtures. Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 5: 70-76.
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  43. Masyahit, M., K. Sijam, Y. Awang and M.G.M. Satar, 2009. The first report of the occurrence of anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc. on dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp.) in Peninsular Malaysia. Am. J. Applied Sci., 6: 902-912.
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  44. Masyahit, M., K. Sijam, Y. Awang and M.G.M. Satar, 2009. First report on bacterial soft rot disease on dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp.) caused by Enterobacter cloacae in Peninsular Malaysia. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 11: 659-666.
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  45. Masyahit, M., K. Sijam, Y. Awang and M.G.M. Satar, 2009. In vitro assay of factors affecting the growth of pathogens associated with diseases on dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp.) in Peninsular Malaysia. Plant Pathol. J., 8: 144-151.
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  46. Awang, Y., N. Abdul Rahman and A.K. Sandrang, 2009. Adventitious rooting in microcuttings of selected indigenous landscape trees of Malaysia. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 11: 419-424.
  47. Awang, Y., M.A.A. Ghani and K. Sijam, 2009. Effects of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Monilinia fructicola on quality of red flesh dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Acta Hortic., 880: 431-437.
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  48. Awang, Y., A.S. Shaharom, R.B. Mohamad and A. Selamat, 2009. Chemical and physical characteristics of cocopeat-based media mixtures and their effects on the growth and development of Celosia cristata. Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 4: 63-71.
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  49. Mahmud, T.M.M., S.H. Ahmad M.Y. Faridah, M.F. Ramlan and A. Yahya, 2006. Acclimatization of Dracaena reflexa song of india for simulated shipping conditions. Acta Hortic., 710: 371-376.
  50. Ramlan, M.F., Y. Awang and M.T.M. Mohamed, 2002. Effect of cytokinin hormone benzylaminopurine (BAP) on Dracaena sanderiana. Trans. Mal. Soc. Plant Physiol., 11: 165-167.
  51. Ahmad, I., Y. Awang and Z. Omar, 2000. The use of different media for the production of wild durian (Durio lowianus) rootstocks. Mal. J. Soil Sci., 4: 1-7.
  52. Yahya, A., H. Safie and M.S. Mokhlas, 1999. Growth and flowering responses of potted chrysanthemums in a coir dust-based medium to different rates of controlled-release fertilizer. J. Trop. Agric. Food Sci., 27: 39-46.
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  53. Ramlan, M.F., T.M.M. Mahmud, A. Yahya and S.A. Hassan, 1999. Leaf chlorophyll content of ornamental plants: A choice of destructive or non-destructive measurement. J. Trop. Agric. Food Sci., 27: 123-127.
  54. Yahya, A. and M.M. Mokhlas, 1998. Interactive effects of shading and nitrogen on the foliage quality and growth of Dracaena godseffiana cv. Florida beauty. J. Trop. Agric. Fd. Sc., 26: 1-6.
  55. Yahya, A., H. Safie and S.A. Kahar, 1997. Properties of cocopeat-based growing media and their effects on two annual ornamentals. J. Trop. Agric. Food Sci., 25: 151-158.
  56. Mohd Razi, I. and A. Yahya, 1997. The use of rubberwood sawdust: Peat mix in the soilless cultivation of melon (Cucumis melo L). Acta Hortic., 450: 149-154.
  57. Awang, Y. and M. Ismail, 1997. The growth and flowering of some annual ornamentals on coconut dust. ISHS Acta Hortic., 450: 31-38.
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  58. Yahya, A., 1996. Effects of fertilizer rate on leaf nutrient composition, growth, flowering and quality of marigold plants. Mardi Res. J., 24: 13-18.
  59. Wang, Y.A. and J.G. Atherton, 1995. Effect of plant size and salinity on the growth and fruiting of glasshouse strawberry. J. Hortic. Sci., 70: 257-262.
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  60. Awang, Y.B. and J.G. Atherton, 1995. Growth and fruiting responses of strawberry plants grown on rockwool to shading and salinity. Sci. Hortic., 62: 25-31.
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  61. Awang, Y. and J. Atherton, 1994. Salinity and shading effects on leaf water relations and ionic composition of strawberry plants grown on rockwool. J. Hortcult. Sci. Biotechnol., 69: 377-384.
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  62. Awang, Y.B., J.G. Atherton and A.J. Taylor, 1993. Salinity effects on strawberry plants grown in rockwool. II. Fruit quality. J. Hortic. Sci., 68: 791-795.
  63. Awang, Y.B. and J.G. Atherton, 1993. Salinity effects on strawberry plants grown in rockwool. I. Growth and water relations. J. Hortic. Sci., 68: 783-790.