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Ajit Singh

Associate Professor & MSc Course Manager, Faculty of Science

Contact

  • workRoom CB12 Red Building
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8167
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8018

Biography

  • Dr. Singh is as an Associate Professor in field of Crop Production and Physiology. He obtained his Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He served Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria as a Senior Lecture and then Associate Professor from 2000 to 2011.
  • During this period, he taught Field and Horticultural Crop Production, Crop Physiology and Nutrition, Field Experimentation, Seed technology and Biostatistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • In addition, Dr. Singh has experience in data handling and analysis using Genstat, SPSS and SAS.
  • Authored 35 publications in major scientific Journals, 42 in Conference Proceedings and supervised 31 postgraduate and 16 undergraduate students
  • Dr. Singh research interest includes utilization of the natural resources and manipulation of the traditional cropping practices to increase food production. Particularly, incorporation of legumes and legume residues into cereal based cropping systems and assessment of nitrogen fixation.
  • Other areas include physical manipulation of plant processes to increase crop production and seed biology.

Expertise Summary

  • Scientist/Teacher with progressive experience as Crop Agronomist/Plant Nutritionist/Cropping Systems Specialist and Biometrician.
  • Attained Doctorate in Agronomy with focus on Cropping Systems (Legume-cereal Rotations) Soil Fertility Management using residue management techniques, Masters in Agronomy and Bachelors in Agriculture.
  • Professional background encompasses teaching, supervision and research, with primary concentration on crop management.
  • Skills include field-based and laboratory research studies in Agronomy, Soil Science, Forage Crops, Nutrition, Plant and Soil analysis techniques (particular reference to nitrogen) and
  • Data analysis using Statistical Analysis System (SAS), SPSS, Genstat and Statplus.

Teaching Summary

Postgraduate Lectures

  • D24C02 Statistics and Experimental Design for Biosciences
  • D2DC03 Crop Research Techniques

Undergraduate lectures

  • D223P7 Research Techniques in Plant Sciences
  • D212E1 Data Transfer, Analysis and Presentation
  • D223P8 Resource Capture by Plants: from cell to community (Plant Nutrition)
  • D212Z1 Whole Organism Biology (Roots, Seed Biology, Nutrition)
  • D224NP Research in Nutrition and Biochemistry (Statistics)
  • D224P5 Plant Responses to Environmental Stress (Plant Nutrition)
  • C112P1 Plant Science (Nutrition and Seed Biology)

Research Summary

Assessing the N2 Fixation of Bambara Groundnut Genotypes at various P Levels and Liming Treatments on Tropical Acidic Soils Comparative study of the nutritive value of four local genotypes of… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

  • Assessing the N2 Fixation of Bambara Groundnut Genotypes at various P Levels and Liming Treatments on Tropical Acidic Soils
  • Comparative study of the nutritive value of four local genotypes of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) grown under arid conditions of Dosso Region in Niger Republic'
  • Effect of chitosan, osmopriming and temperature on germination, emergence and early growth of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) seeds

Past Research

Research experience at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria (2000-2011)

  • Principal Scientist-Sokoto Location, Nationally Coordinated Research Trial on Multi-Locational Heat Tolerant Wheat Varietal Evaluation in collaboration with Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, Nigeria. (ARCN project)
  • Principal Scientist-Sokoto Location, Nationally Coordinated Research Trial on Durum wheat multilocation yield trial in collaboration with Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, Nigeria (ARCN project)
  • Conducting field experimentation on arid crops like Millet, cowpea, sorghum, bambara groundnut, groundnut, kenaf, roselle and horticultural crops like tomato, onion, garlic, pepper in the field of crop production and water management

Research Experience at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria (1994-1999)

  • Conducting multilocational trials on farmers' field and research center across Northern and Southern Guinea savanna of Nigeria utilizing legume duration and residue management technologies in a legume-cereal based cropping systems.
  • Conducting pot experiment in a greenhouse to study on N uptake in Maize from soils collected from various locations in Northern and Southern Guinea Savanna.
  • Estimating N2 fixation in legume using difference method and Ureide technique and calculated N-balance in legume-cereal rotation systems under various soil fertility regimes and environments.
  • Analysing soil and the plant parts of legume and cereal for N content and carried out ureide analysis for estimating N2 fixation

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