Mr. Usman Saleem has done MSc(Hons) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. Previously, he Served as Assistant Botanist at Pulses Research Institute, Faisalabad.

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Year Degree Board / University
2004 M.Sc(Hons.) Plant Breeding and Genetics -- (Master/ MS (18 Years) Degree) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
2001 B.Sc(Hons.) Agriculture Plant Breeding and Genetics -- (Bachelor (16 Years) Degree) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
2001 Ph.D Plant Breeding and Genetics -- (Doctorate Degree) University of Sargodha, Sargodha
1997 Pre-Medical -- (Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate/ A - level) Govt. College
1994 Science Group -- (Secondary School Certificate / Matriculation / O - level) Laboratory High School, UAF, Faisalabad
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From To Post Held Organization
2003 2007 Assistant Research Officer Secretory Agriculture, Govt. of Punjab
2007 2008 Assistant Botanist Secretory Agriculture, Govt. of Punjab
2008 2009 Lecturer University of Sargodha
2010 2013 Assistant Botanist Secretory Agriculture, Govt. of Punjab
2013 Continue Assistant Professor University of Sargodha
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Research Interests

Conventional and Non- Conventional Breeding of Wheat
Maize and Pulse crops
Breeding for A-Biotic Stresses
Breeding Oilseeds and Pulse crops


    Research Journal

  • N. Akhtar, S. Noureen, M. Asif, A., U. Saleem, T. Mahmood, N. Raza, W. Raza , 2023 , Assessment of Genetic Variability in Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Genotypes for Better Yield, Quality and Sugarcane Mosaic Virus Resistance in Central Punjab, Pakistan , Sarhad Journal of Agriculture , 39, 3,
  • Y. Iftikhar, Z. Iqbal, S. Ahmad, A. R. Awan, U. Saleem, G. Sarwar, M. Din , 2010 , Incidence and effect of environmental factors on yellow vein clearing virus in lemon varieties , Journal of Agricultural Research , 48, 1,
  • S. Saleem, M. Kashif, M. Y. Ashraf, U. Saleem , 2017 , Assessment of genetic effects of some physiological parameters in spring wheat under water stress , Pakistan Journal of Botany , 49, 6,
  • S. Saleem, U. Saleem, M. S. Zahid, Z. Ahmad , 2017 , Estimation of genetic variability and association between different yield components at seedling stage under water stress condition , Discovery , 53, 261,
  • S. Kaukab, S. Ijaz, I. Khaliq, K. Mahmood, U. Saleem , 2013 , Genetic Analysis for yield and some yield related traits in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) , Journal of Agricultural Research , 51, 3,
  • S. Saleem, H. N. Tahir, U. Saleem , 2011 , Study of genetic variability in maize inbred lines under normal irrigated and drought conditions. , International Journal of Agriculture and applied sciences , 3, 2,
  • Tahira, T. Mahmood, M. S. Tahir, U. Saleem, M. Hussain, M. Saqib , 2010 , The estimation of heritability, association and selection criteria for yield components in mustard (Brassica juncea) , Journal of Agricultural Research , 48, 4,
  • K. Mahmood, G. Sarwar, H. Schmeisky, N. Hussain, U. Saleem. , 2010 , Effect of various sodicity levels on growth parameters of Acacia ampliceps , Journal of Agricultural Research , 48, 3,
  • G. Sarwar, H. schmeisky, N. Hussain, S. Muhammad, M. A. Tahir, U. Saleem , 2009 , Variations in nutrient concentrations of wheat and paddy as affected by different levels of compost and chemical fertilizer in normal soil , Pakistan Journal of Botany , 41, 5,
  • N. Akhtar, H. Fatima, S. Shaukat, I. Haq, U. Saleem, T. Mahmood and I. Kousar , 2020 , Elucidation of indigenous wheat breeding lines for grain yield and yield related traits , International journal of Biosciences, , 16, 02,
  • I. J. Noorka, I. Khaliq, Z. Akram, U. Saleem, S. Iqbal , 2009 , Inheritance studies of physio-genetics traits in spring wheat under normal and moisture stress environment , International Journal of Agriculture and applied sciences , 1, 1,
  • I. Khaliq, U. Saleem, I. J. Noorka, M. Abbas. , 2009 , Inter-relationship between economic yield and some polygenic traits in bread wheat , International Journal of Agriculture and applied sciences , 1, 1,
  • A. Saleem, U. Saleem, G. Subhani , 2007 , Correlation and path coefficient analysis in Maize (Zea mays.L) , Journal of Agricultural Research , 45, 3,
  • M. Akbar, U. Saleem, Tahira, M. Yaqub, N. Iqbal , 2007 , Utilization of Genetic Variability, Correlation and Path Analysis for seed yield improvement in Mustard, Brassica juncea , Journal of Agricultural Research , 45, 1,
  • U. Saleem, I. Khaliq, T. Mahmood, M. Rafique , 2006 , Phenotypic and Genotypic Correlation Coefficients Between yield and yield components in wheat , Journal of Agricultural Research , 44, 1,
  • M. H. Chaudhry, G. M. Subhani, M. S. Shaheen, U. Saleem , 2003 , Correlation and Path Coefficient Analysis in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum americanum) , Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences , 6, 6,
  • M. J. Asghar, K. P. Akhtar, G. Abbas, M. Rizwan, M. Iqbal, M. Idrees, S. Ali, M. Aslam, M. Rafiq, A. Rehman, U. Saleem and M. E. Khan , 2018 , Identification of multiple sources of resistance in lentil against some potential fungal diseases , Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences , 55, 4,
  • S. Munir, M. Azmat, F. A. Khan, U. Saleem, S. Saleem, M. Salman. , 2020 , Marker trait association study in wheat genotypes under normal and drought conditions using SSR markers , Pakistan Journal of Botany , 52, 02,
  • M. I. Ullah, M. Qadeer, M. Arshad, S. Khalid, U. Saleem, M. A. Riaz, A. Mumtaz, M. Rizwan, S. M. Sayed, S. S. Alhelaify, O. M. Alharthy, M. Mushtaq , 2023 , Insights into sublethal effects of Metarhizium anisopliae on the biotic potentials of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on maize , Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control , 33, 96,
  • M. Yaseen, M. S. Shahzad, F. U. Khan, M. Luqman, U. Saleem, S. Nasir , 2021 , Public sector advisory services for rice productivity: A case study of farmers’ awareness in Tehsil Shakargarh of Pakistan , Sarhad Journal of Agriculture , 38, 1,
  • Y. Iftikhar, M. Mubeen, A. Sajid, A. Abbas, M. A. Zeshan, U. Saleem, K. Ambreen , 2023 , Citrus gummosis: a global threat to citrus production and quality distribution, diagnosis, and management strategies , Plant Protection , 7, 2,
  • M. Kausar N. Akhtar, M. Arshad, S. Gul, U. Saleem, M. Khan, M. I. Yousaf , 2023 , Iron-zinc based genetic diversity assessment in maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes , SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics , 55, 4,
  • M. Asif, M. E. Safdar, N. Akhtar, S. Gul, M. A. Javed, N. Raza, I. Haq, U. Saleem, M. N. Aslam , 2023 , Sulfur application improves the yield and quality of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrids , SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics , 55, 3,
  • M. Yaseen, M. Luqman, S. Abbas, U. Saleem, A. G. Ahmad M. S. Aslam , 2023 , Impact of climate change on agriculture: A case of farmers’ perception in rural Punjab, Pakistan , Sarhad Journal of Agriculture , 39, 1,
  • R. A. Shehzad, G. Sarwar, S. H. Shah, M. A. Tahir, N. Sabah, S. Muhammad, M. Aftab, M. Z. Manzoor, I. Shehzad, U. Saleem , 2023 , Growth and yield response of wheat to organic manures (farm yard manure, phospho-compost (PROM) and press mud) alone and in combination with mineral fertilizer , Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research , 36, 1,
  • M. A. Yousaf, N. Akhtar, S. Gul, U. Saleem, T. Mahmood, A. Aziz, M. Asif and N. Raza , 2022 , Genotype by environment interaction and association of yield contributing traits in sunflower genotypes under the environmental condition of Sargodha, Pakistan , Helia , -, -,
  • M. H. Wasim, G. Sarwar, N. U. Sabah, M. A. Tahir, M. Aftab, S. Muhammad, U. Saleem, M. Z. Manzoor, A. Zafar, I. Shehzad, A. Riaz and A. Sattar , 2021 , Impact of NaCl toxicity on yield and yield components of rice (Oryza sativa) grown in aridisol , Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research , 34, 01,
  • U. Saleem, N. Akhtar, M. Afzal, S. Saleem, M. Azmat, S. Shaukat. , 2020 , Screening at early growth stage in maize (Zea mays L.) for detection of drought tolerant genotypes , International journal of Biosciences , 16, 03,
  • Z. A. Hassan, G. Sarwar, N. U. Sabah, M. A. Tahir, M. Aftab, M. Z. Manzoor, U. Saleem, A. Zafar, I. Shehzad, A. Riaz, K. A. Mufti and A. Sattar , 2021 , Toxic effects of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on growth and yield of rice , Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research , 15, 02,
  • M. Luqman, R. Hussain, M. Yaseen, M. U. Mehmood, I. Asghar and U. Saleem , 2021 , Comparative analysis of dietary intake patterns of rural and urban communities of southern Punjab, Pakistan , Sarhad Journal of Agriculture , 37, 01,
  • M. Yaseen, M. Luqman, Z. Hussain, U. Saleem, A. Nawaz, T. M. Butt and M. U. Mehmood , 2020 , Assessment of knowledge level and information sources of vegetable growers regarding tunnel farming in district Sargodha , Journal of Innovative Sciences , 6, 2,
  • N. Akhtar, A. Kiran, S. U. Rehman, M. Kausar, M. Khan, U. Saleem, T. Mahmood , 2020 , Microsatellite markers based assessment of rust resistance genes in pakistani bread wheat genotypes , The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences , 31, 03,
  • S. Riaz, A. Kiran, A. U. Rehman, S. Kaukab, M. Rafique, A. Tahir, U. Saleem and S. Ijaz , 2020 , Evaluating the morphological and yield traits of Lentil (Lens culinaris L.) advance lines under water stress condition , Life science Journal , 17, 05,
  • A. Arshad, U. Saleem, S. Kaukab, S. Saleem, A. Tahir, Z. Ahmed , 2020 , Genetic evaluation of maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes at seedling stage under moisture condition , Life science Journal , 17, 4,
  • S. Javed, S. Rauf, J. Paderewski, D. P. Malinowski, U. Saleem, M. Shahzad , 0216 , Evaluation of egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) germplasm through redundancy analysis for forage yield and its components , Crop Science , 52, 2,
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