Dr. Raees Ahmed
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Dr. Raees Ahmed 
Assistant Professor (TTS) 
Molecular Plant Bacteriology. 
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
PhD (Plant Pathology) 2013 2018 Plant Pathology PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
M.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture Plant Pathology 2010 2012 Plant Pathology PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture 2005 2009 Plant Pathology University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Designation Organization From To
Assistant Professor (TTS) Department of Plant Pathology, University of Poonch Rawalakot September,2021 To Date
Assistant Professor (IPFP) Department of Plant Pathology, University of Poonch Rawalakot December,2018 December,2019
Visiting Scientist Iowa State University, Ames, USA July,2016 January,2017
Research Associate PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi October,2013 October,2016
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
Morpho-Genetic Characterization of Plant Parasitic Nematode Fauna from Temperate Divisions of KPK, G Co-Principal Investigator Agriculture Linkage Program, PARC 5.34
Investigation of Pseudomonas syringae associated with bacterial canker of peach in Azad Jamun & Kash Principal Investigator HEC-SRGP 0.464 Million
Capacity Institute/University
Journal Manager Plant Protection Journal
Editor International Journal of Phytopathology
Honorary Member American Phytopathological Society
Joint secretary Pakistan Society of Nematologists
Vice President (AJK) Pakistan Phytopathological Society
Academic Editor Plos One
Journal Manager Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Sadaf Khalid, Raees Ahmed, Muhammad Zubair Khan, Nagina Rafique, Raina Ijaz, Saira Ishaq, Muhammad Jamil, Aqeel Ahmad, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Muhammad Imran, Junaid Rahim and Umar Ayaz Aslam Sheikh. 2022. Underutilized Grasses Production:New Evolving Perspectives. In: Grasses and Grassland - New Perspectives. IntechOpen. 105375. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.105375
Qaisrani, Z.N., Nuthammachot, N., Techato, K., Jatoi, G.H., Mahmood, B. and Ahmed, R., 2022. Drought variability assessment using standardized precipitation index, reconnaissance drought index and precipitation deciles across Balochistan, Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Biology, 84. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1590/1519-6984.261001
Iqbal, Muhammad Aamir, Rana Zain Raza, Mohsin Zafar, Omar M. Ali, Raees Ahmed, Junaid Rahim, Raina Ijaz, Zahoor Ahmad, and Brandon J. Bethune. 2022. Integrated fertilizers synergistically bolster temperate soybean growth, yield, and oil content. Sustainability, 14 (4): 2433.
Rana Nadeem Abbas, Asif Iqbal, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal*, Omar M. Ali, Raees Ahmed, Raina Ijaz, Adel Hadifa and Brandon J. Bethune. (2021). Weed-Free Durations and Fertilization Regimes Boost Nutrient Uptake and Paddy Yield of Direct-Seeded Fine Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Agronomy, 11, 2448.
Bashir, A., Khan, M., Ahmed, Raees, Mehmood, Bashrat, Younas, M., Rehman, H., & Hussain, S. (2020). Efficiency of selected botanicals against (Alternaria solani) causing early blight disease on tomato in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 32(2), 179-186.
Aslam, M. Farooq, Gulshan Irshad, Farah Naz, Muhammad Z. Karamat, Raees Ahmed, Aamir Bashir, Sajjad Hyder, Amjad S. Gondal. (2019). First report of Rhizopus stolonifer causing post-harvest fruit rot of Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) from Pakistan. Plant Disease. 103(6): 1410.
Sajjad Hyder, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Raees Ahmed, Muhammad Alam, Abdul Hannan, Waqas Ahmed, Nida Fatima, Muhammad Inam-ul-Haq (2020). Characterization of native plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and their anti-oomycete potential against Phytophthora capsici affecting chilli pepper (Capsicum annum L.). Scientific Reports, 10: 13859.
Ahmed, R., A. Riaz, M. Zakria and F. Naz. 2013. Incidence of karnal bunt (Tilletia indica Mitra) of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) In two districts of Punjab (Pakistan) and identification of resistance source. Pak. J. Phytopathol., 25 (1): 1-6.
M. Inam-ul-Haq, Syeda Farah Naqvi, M. Ibrahim Tahir, Hafiz Mujeebur Rehman, Raees Ahmed and Zahid Ali. 2016. Serodiagnosis of Xanthomonas campestris pv. sesami causing bacterial leaf blight disease in sesame. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., 53(3): 535-539.
Ahmed, Raees, M. Ashfaq, Z. Akram, M. Inam-ul-Haq. 2016. Pathogenesis and molecular confirmation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae isolates from peach and plum in Pakistan. Int. J. Biosci. 8(05): 22-28.
Muhammad W. Alam, Abdul Rehman, Mark L. Gleason, Ahmad S. Khan, Muhammad Amin, Sajid Ali, Muhammad Fiaz and Raees Ahmed. 2017. First report of Alternaria alternata causing postharvest fruit rot of lychee in Pakistan. Plant Disease. 101:6, 1041.
Hyder, S., M. Inam-ul-Haq, R. Ahmed, A. S. Gondal, N. Fatima, A. Hanan and Y. F. Zhao. 2018. First Report of Phytophthora capsici infection on bell peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) from Punjab, Pakistan. International Journal of Phytopathology, 7(1):59.
Sajjad Hyder, Shahbaz Talib Sahi, Amjad Shahdaz Gondal, Abdul Hannan, Abdul Rehman and Raees Ahmed. (2018). First Report of Tomato Charcoal Rot Caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid from Pakistan. Plant Disease. Plant Disease. 102:7, 1459.
Ghuffar, S., Irshad, G., Zhai, F., Aziz, A., Asadullah, H., Mehmood, N., Yang, H., Bashir, A., Ahmed, M., Aslam, M. and Ahmed, R. (2018). First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing fruit rot of grapes (Vitis vinifera) in Pakistan. International Journal of Phytopathology, 7(2), 85-88.
Ahmad, R., Gondal, A., Hyder, S. and Khan, M. (2018). First Report of Botrytis cinerea causing gray mold disease on peach from Pakistan. International Journal of Phytopathology, 7(3), 131.
Ahmed, R., M. Inam-ul-Haq, U. Shahzad, S. Hyder, S. Shahzaman, A. S. Gondal. (2018). First report of bacterial canker caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. morsprunorum on peach from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Plant Disease. 102:10, 2027.