Dr. Md. Enamul Kabir
Dr. Md. Enamul Kabir is a Professor of
Agrotechnology Discipline in Khulna University. Alongside teaching in different
subjects of crop science, Dr. Kabirs’ research prioritizes the research
priority of the Government of Bangladesh: “Agricultural Research Priority:
Vision- 2030 and beyond” for the food security of the country. His
current research are on sustainable and climate smart cropping; development and
test of fertilizer requirement (4Rs nutrient stewardship) for crops in excessive
wet and saline coastal soils and for emerging cropping patterns (from one crop
to double crops, conservation agriculture-based recommendation); cropping in
the marginal soils; cropping intensification particularly in smallholder farms;
alleviating salinity stress by silicon. He has been engaged with several
collaborative research projects of Australian Centre for International
Agricultural Research (ACIAR) since 2007. In almost all projects women
participation and empowerment was one of the important criteria that he
maintained. He has several trainings, e.g., on climate change governance (by Wageningen
University) and sustainable intensification (by SIDA in Bangkok). He has
supervised/been supervising several PhD students of Murdoch University,
Australia (he achieved his PhD from the same university). Dr. Kabir has
developed some crop establishment techniques in excess soil water and
waterlogging condition. He has published 25 Journal articles, one book chapter and and a manual.
In future, Dr Kabirs’ interests are continuation of
investigating climate resilient techniques for crop cultivation, sustainable
intensification/land use for food security in the face of current and future
climate change; efficient involvement of underutilized women efficiency in crop
sector, develop silicon foliar spray to alleviate salinity stress on plant, to
develop slow release-biocomposite fertilizers from the agricultural wastes; to
establish research linkages with the policy; to participate knowledge sharing
PhD (Plant Nutrition): Murdoch University, Australia
MS (Agronomy): Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur
BSc (Agriculture): Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh
-Abiotic Stresses in Agriculture (salinity, waterlogging, drought)
-Conservation Agriculture/Mechanization in Agriculture
Current Research Project/Collaboration
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|1||Nutrient Management for Diversified Cropping in Bangladesh (NUMAN)|
Current research Project
1. “Nutrient Management for Diversified Cropping in Bangladesh (NUMAN)” – in collaboration with Murdoch University, Australia; BARC*, BRRI*, BARI*, BAU, PSTU* of Bangladesh.
July 2018 to June 2021
Project type: Collaborative
Principal investigator of Khulna University part
ACIAR* of Australia and KGF* of Bangladesh
2. Silicon-mediated alleviation of salinity stress in sunflower
Duration: Two years (January 2022 to December 2023)
Funded by Khulna University Research Cell
Completed Major Projects
1. “Cropping systems intensification in the salt affected coastal zones of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India” – in collaboration with CSIRO* and Murdoch University of Australia, BARI*, BRRI*, IWM* of Bangladesh and 3 partner institutes from India.
November 2015 to June 2020
Project type: Collaborative
Principal investigator of Khulna University part
ACIAR of Australia and KGF of Bangladesh
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Mila, AJ, Bell, RW, Barrett-Lennard, EdG and Kabir, ME. 2021. Salinity Dynamics and Water Availability in Water Bodies over a Dry Season in the Ganges Delta. In: Negacz, K., Vellinga, P., Barrett-Lennard, E., Choukr-Allah, R., & Elzenga, T. (Eds). Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments (1st Ed), CRC Press, Boca Ratan, USA, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003112327
1. Paul PLC, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard Ed, Kabir E and Gaydon DS (2021) Opportunities and risks with early sowing of sunflower in a salt-affected coastal region of the Ganges Delta. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 41:39, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-021-00698-9
2. Paul PLC, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard Ed, Kabir E (2021) Impact of Rice Straw Mulch on Soil Physical Properties, Sunflower Root Distribution and Yield in a Salt-Affected Clay-Textured Soil. Agriculture 11:264, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture11030264
3. Paul PLC, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard Ed, Kabir E (2020) Straw mulch and irrigation affect solute potential and sunflower yield in a heavy textured soil in the Ganges Delta. Agricultural water Management (accepted).
4. Paul PLC, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard Ed, Kabir E (2020) Variation in the yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) due to differing tillage systems is associated with variation in solute potential of the soil solution in a salt-affected coastal region of the Ganges Delta. Soil and Tillage Research 197. DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2019.104489
5. Kabir M. E., Sarker B. C., Ggosh A. K., Mainuddin M. and Bell R. W. (2019). Effect of sowing dates for wheat grown in excess water and salt affected soils in Southwestern coastal Bangladesh. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 37(2): 51-59.
6. Bell R.W., Mainuddin, M., Barrett-Lennard, E.G., Sarangi, S.K., Maniruzzaman, M., Brahmachari, K., Sarker, K.K., Burman, D., Gaydon, D.S., Kirby, J.M., Glover, M., Rashid, M.H., Khan, M.S.I., Kabir, M.E., Rahman, M.A. and Hossain, M.B. (2019). Cropping systems intensification in the coastal zone of the Ganges delta: opportunities and risks. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 37(2): 153-161.
7. Mila AJ, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard Ed, Kabir E, Yu Y (2019) Salinity dynamics in river water, canal water, pond water and groundwater over the dry season in Ganges Delta: Implications for dry season cropping. Proceedings of the Saline Future: Addressing climate Change and Food Security conference, 10-13 September 2019, pp. 32-32, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
8. Kabir E and Sarker BC (2019) Constraint-level excess water in coastal soil can be a resource for cropping during winter in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Saline Future: Addressing climate Change and Food Security conference, 10-13 September 2019, pp. 125-126, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
9. Paul PLC, Bell RW, Barrett-Lennard, Kabir E (2018). Establishment of Sunflower and Maize on wet soils in the salt-affected coastal region of Bangladesh. Proceedings in the 21 World Congress of Soil Science: beyond food and fuel, 12–17, 2018, Rio de Jenerio, Brazil.
10. Bell RW, Haque ME, Johansen C, Vance W, Kabir E, Musa MA, Mia MNN, Neogi MG and Islam MA (2017). Mechanised minimum soil disturbance establishment and yield of diverse crops in paddy fields using a two-wheel tractor-mounted planter suitable for smallholder cropping. Experimental Agriculture, 54: 755-773. doi:10.1017/S0014479717000370.
11. Kabir E, Islam Y, Jahan J, Bell RW (2017). Increasing cropping intensity in saline coastal zone soils of Bangladesh: the challenges of fitting maize between wet soils at establishment and saline, dry soils after silking. In: Proceedings of the XVIII. International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), 21 -24 August 2017, Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 393 – 394.
12. Kabir E, Johansen C, Bell RW (2016). Effect of phosphorus fertilizer placement on emergence and early growth of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Khulna University Studies, 13: 65 – 78.
13. Kabir E, Johansen C, Bell RW (2016). Subsoil rhizosphere modification by chickpea under a dry topsoil: implications for P acquisition. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 178: 904 – 913. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201500021.
14. Mondal P, Remme RN, Das D, Ali Y, Kabir E. 2015. Germination and seedling growth of indigenous Aman rice under NaCl salinity. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development 2: 251-257.
15. Kabir E. 2014. Grain yield and phosphorus accumulation of field grown chickpea to subsoil phosphorus under a dry topsoil in the High Barind Tract. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders in Asia and Africa. 7-11 December 2014, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. (Eds. WH Vance, RW Bell, ME Haque). pp 141-142.
16. Kabir E, Bell RW, Johansen C. 2013. Subsoil rhizosphere modification by chickpea under a dry topsoil. In: Proceedings of the XVII. International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC) and Boron Satellite Meeting, Sabanci University, Istanbul. pp. 25 – 26.
17. Das GG. Kabir E and Quddus MA. 2012. Heterosis in interspecific Brassica hybrids grown under field condition. International Journal of Bioresearch. 1: 257 – 266.
18. Kabir E, Bell RW and Johansen C. 2010. Triple superphosphate affects early growth of chickpea. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia. Published on CDROM.
19. Haque ME, Esdaile RJ, Kabir E, Vance W, Bell RW, Musa AM, Shahidullah AKM, Mia MNN, Maruffuzaman M and Johansen C. 2010. Minimum-tillage, mechanized sowing of pulses with two-wheel tractors. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Australia. Published on CDROM.
20 . Biswas D, Khan HI, Pervin T, Kabir E, Islam MM and Ahmed M. 2008. Effect of different media on callus induction and plant regeneration of three rice varieties. South Asian Journal of Agriculture. 3: 67-70.
21. Das GG, Quddus MA and Kabir E. 2007. Heterosis in intervarietal Brassica hybrids grown under field condition. South Asian Journal of Agriculture. 2: 3-6.
22. Kabir E, Hamid A, Haque MM, Nawata E and Karim MA. 2005. Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on salinity tolerance of mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek). Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture. 49: 119-125.
23. Kabir E, Rashid HA and Jahan MS. 2004. Yield performance of three aromatic fine rices in a coastal low land. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 7: 1526-1529.
24. Kabir E, Kabir MR and Jahan MS. 2004. Yield performance of three aromatic fine rice varieties in a coastal medium high land. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 3: 561-563.
25. Kabir E, and Karim MA. 2004. Effect of potassium on salinity tolerance of mungbean (Vigna radiata Wilczek). Journal of Biological Sciences. 4: 103-110.
26. Das GG, Quddus MA and Kabir E. 2004. Heterosis in intervarietal Brassica hybrids grown under saline condition. Journal of Biological Sciences. 4: 664-667.
27. Mohanta, BK, Alam MR, Kabir E, Anam MK, and Habib MA. 2003. Performance of different genotypes/cultivars to blast disease of rice in boro and T. aman crop in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 2: 575-577.
Haque ME, Bell RW, Jahiruddin M, Hossain MM, Rahman MM, Begum M, Hossen MA, Salahin N, Zahan T, Hossain MM, Hashem A, Islam MA, Vance WH, Hossain MI, Esdaile RJ, and Kabir E (2018). Manual for Smallholders' Conservation Agriculture in Rice-based Systems. Murdoch University. p 108.