Dr. Shahbaz Atta Tung
Assistant Professor (TTS)

Ph.D. (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)
Department of Agronomy
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Email : shahbaztung@uaar.edu.pk; shahbaztung@hotmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, 43600, Pakistan
Work Experience : 2 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Crop Production/Crop Science
  • Crop Cultivation Physiology/Crop-Ecophysiology (Photosynthesis; Chlorophyll Fluorescence; Carbon and Nitrogen metabolism)
  • Plant Nutrition Physiology (Plant Growth Regulators; Major- and Micro-nutrients acquisition)
  • Crop Cultivation and Farming System
  • Abiotic Stress Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Nutrient Cycling in Agro-ecosystems
  • Total Publications : 29
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Tung, S.A., Huang, Y., Hafeez, A., Ali, S., Khan, A., Souliyanonh, B., Song, X., Liu, A., Yang, G. 2018a. Mepiquat chloride effects on cotton yield and biomass accumulation under late sowing and high density. Field Crops Research 215, 59-65 (IF = 3.048)

    2. Tung, S.A., Huang Y., Ali, S., Hafeez, A., Shah, A.N., Song, X., M, X., Luo, D., Yang, G. 2018b. Mepiquat chloride application does not favor leaf photosynthesis ad carbohydrate metabolism as well as lint yield in late-planted cotton at high plant density. Field Crops Research 221, 108-118. (IF = 3.048)

    3. Tung, S.A., Huang, Y., Ali, S., Hafeez, A., Shah, A.N., Ma, X., Ahmad, S., Chattha, M.S., Liu, A., Liu, J., Zhang, Z., Yang, G., 2019. Mepiquat chloride effects on potassium acquisition and functional leaf physiology as well as lint yield in highly dense late-sown cotton. Industrial Crops & Products 129, 142-155 (IF = 3.849).

    4. Tung, S.A., Huang, Y., Hafeez, A., Ali, S., Liu, A., Chattha, M. S., Ahmad, S., Yang, G. 2020. Morpho-physiological effects and molecular mode of action of mepiquat chloride application in cotton: A review. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-020-00276-0 (IF = 2.156).

    5. Li, Nannan., Tung, S.A., (First Author- Equal Contribution), Wang, J., Li, J., Shi, X., Hao, X., Shi, F., Tian, Y., Luo, H., Yang, G. 2022. Non-film mulching comprehensively improved plant growth and yield of cotton in a deep-drip irrigation system under arid regions. Industrial Crops & Products. 184, 115009 (IF = 5.62).

    6. Li, Nannan., Li, J., Tung, S.A., (First Author- Equal Contribution), Shi, X., Hao, X., Shi, F., Wahid, M.A., Ali, B., Rashid, R., Wang, J., Luo, H. 2022. Optimal irrigation amount can increase cotton lint yield by improving canopy structure and microenvironment under non-film deep drip irrigation. Journal of Cleaner Production. 360, 132156 (IF = 9.29).

    7. Pan, Y.Q., Tung, S.A., (First Author- Equal Contribution), Yang, L., Wang, Y., Zhou, X.B. 2021. Effect of straw return and nitrogen application rate on the photosynthetic characteristics and yield of double season maize. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-021-00676-w (IF = 3.872).

    8. Abbas, H., Wahid, M.A., Sattar, A., Tung, S.A., Saleem, M.A., Irshad, S., Alkahtani, J., Elshikh, M.S., Cheema, M., Li, Y. 2022. Foliar application of mepiquat chloride and nitrogen improves yield and fiber quality traits of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). PLoS ONE 17(6):e0268907 (IF = 3.24).

    9. Shah, A.N., Wu, Y., Tanveer, M., Hafeez, A., Tung, S.A., Ali, S., Khalofah, A., Alsubeie, M.S., Al-Qthanin, R.N., Yang, G. 2021. Interactive effect of nitrogen fertilizer and plant density on photosynthetic and agronomical traits of cotton at different growth stages. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 28(6), 3578-3584 (IF = 4.219).

    10. Hafeez, A., Ali, S., Ma, X., Tung, S.A., Shah, A.N., Ahmad, S., Chattha, M.S., Souliyanonh, B., Zhang, Z., Yang, G. 2019. Photosynthetic characteristics of boll subtending leaves are substantially influenced by applied K to N ratio under the new planting model for cotton in the Yangtze River Valley. Field Crops Research 124, 369- 381. (IF = 3.868)

    Awards & Honors
    1. China Scholarship Council awarded scholarship for Ph.D. studies in Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China (2014-2018).

    2. Received Research Contribution Award in 2018 from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.

    3. Secured First Class Research Contribution Award in "Cotton Physiology Lab for Efficient Production" in 2016 during Ph.D. studies.

    4. Awarded with the Staff Writer Award in 2016 by "Colors of HZAU International magazine" Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.