International Journal of Plant Science and Horticulture

Allah Ditta

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal, Pakistan

I have been working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal, Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan since December 2016. Recently, I have also been selected as an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Australia. Earlier, I worked on the same post at Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan (10-03-2015 to 09-03-2016). I got my PhD in 2015 from Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, under the kind supervision of Late Dr. Muhammad Arshad, A great Soil Microbiologist and Initiator of Biofertilizer Research in Pakistan. During my PhD, I have worked on “Sustainable phosphorus nutrition of legumes using rock phosphate enriched compost and phosphate solubilizing bacteria”. During my PhD, I have been to School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Australia and worked with a world renewed plant scientists Prof. Hans Lambers and Patrick Finnegan. I am also currently engaged in close collaboration with both of these scientists. I have also worked on water testing laboratory during my internship at Ayub Agricultural research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad.

My current research interests are sustainable crop production of crops using integrated sources of phosphorus e.g. heavy metal resistant bacteria, phosphatic fertilizers and rock phosphate enriched compost etc. under heavy metals stress. Carbon sequestration and biofuel production using Algae, Nanotechnology for better nutrition and sustainable production of crop plants, behavior of microbes to Nanoparticles