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Faculty|Department of Plant Sciences

M. Anowarul Islam, PhD

M. Anowarul Islam

Assistant Professor of Forage Agroecology
(Forage Agroecologist)

Phone: (307) 766-4151
Fax: (307) 766-5549
mislam@uwyo.edu

Office: Room 4011

C.V.

Study Area
AFRI CAP Climate Change Program: Legume Adoption Practices
Education
  • 2003 - Ph.D. (Agronomy), University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1996 - M.S. (Agronomy-Soil Fertility), Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Agriculture, Bangladesh
  • 1990 - B.S. (Agriculture), Bangladesh Agricultural University

Experience
  • 2008-present - Assistant Professor of Forage Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming
  • 2005-2008 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Forage Agronomist, The Noble Foundation, Oklahoma
  • 2005 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Agronomy, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2002-2004 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Grassland Ecology and Systems, University of Miyazaki, Japan
  • 1998-2002 - Research Fellow, Department of Primary Industries, NSW, Australia
  • 1996-1998 - Teaching Assistant, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 1990-1996 - Research Scientist, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1990 - Junior Executive Officer (Agronomy), Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Teaching
  • Forage Crop Science (PLNT 3200)
  • Thesis Research (PLNT 5960)
  • Dissertation research (PLNT 5980)
  • Research Apprenticeship (AECL 4920)

Research/Extension
 

Develop modern and innovative research/extension programs on Forage Agronomy that includes: Germplasm search and evaluation for selection/cultivar development; Establishment and Best Management Practices (BMP) for profitable and sustainable forage and livestock production; Grazing management and integration with cropping systems; Establishment and incorporation of legumes (e.g., alfalfa, sainfoin, birdsfoot trefoil; cicer milkvetch, medics) into the grass systems; Alternative/multipurpose use of forages, e.g., Bioenergy Crops (switchgrass), Specialty Crops (fenugreek), Small Grains; Forage nutritive value and seed production.


Awards/Honors
  • 1998-2002 - UPA (University Postgraduate Award) - University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 - James Kentley Memorial Scholarship - The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 - G.H.S. and I.R. Lightoller Scholarship - The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1994-1996 - JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Merit Scholarship - Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Agriculture, Bangladesh
  • 1984-1989 - University Merit Scholarship - Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • 1984-1988 - Faculty Scholarship - Bangladesh Agricultural University

Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • American Forage and Grassland Council
  • NCCC-31 (Ecophysiological Aspects of Forage Management)
  • US-JSPS (United States-Japan Society for the Promotional Science)
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) (Extension Professionals' Organization)


Publications

Refereed:

 

Interrante, S.M., Muir, J.P., Islam, M.A., Maas, A.L., Anderson, W.F., and Butler, T.J. 2011. Establishment, agronomic characteristics, and dry matter yield of rhizoma peanut genotypes in cool environments. Crop Science, 51, 2256-2261.

Interrante, S.M., Singh, R., Islam, M.A., Stein, J.D., Young, C.A., and Butler, T.J. 2011. Effectiveness of Sinorhizobium inoculants on annual medics. Crop Science, 51, 2249-2255.

Islam, M.A., Biermacher, J.T., Interrante, S.M., Reuter, R.R., Hopkins, A.A., Cook, B.J., Bouton, J.H., and Butler, T.J. 2011. Production and economics of grazing rye-annual ryegrass and tall fescue systems. Agronomy Journal, 103, 558-564.

Biermacher, J., Reuter, R.R., Cook, B.J., Islam, M.A., Hopkins, A., Bouton, J.H., and Butler, T.J. 2009. Economic feasibility of stocker cattle grazing tall fescue infected with a novel endophyte in the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Animal Science, 87 (E-Suppl. 2), 573.

Hirata, M., Islam, M.A., Harada, E., Furuya, M., and Sakou, A. 2008. Sward structure and herbage quality, production and utilisation of adjacent monocultures of centipede grass and bahia grass grazed by cattle. Tropical Grasslands, 42, 202-213.

Butler, T. J., Islam, M.A., and Muir, J. P. 2008. Establishing cool-season perennial grasses into former annual grass pastures in the southern Great Plains. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2008-0911-01-RS.

Butler, T.J., Muir, J.P., Islam, M.A., and Bow J.R. 2007. Rhizoma peanut yield and nutritive value are influenced by harvest technique and timing. Agronomy Journal, 99, 1559-1563.

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Milham, P.J., Campbell, L.C., and Jacobs, B.C. 2007. Evaluation of Austrodanthonia accessions for acid tolerance and growth potential. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2, 849-861.

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Milham, P.J., Campbell, L.C., Jacobs, B.C., and Garden, D.L. 2006. Ranking acidity tolerance and growth potential of Austrodanthonia accessions. Grassland Science, 52, 127-132.

Islam, M.A. and Hirata, M. 2005. Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.): Growth behavior and multipurpose usages. Grassland Science, 51, 183-190.

Islam, M.A. and Hirata, M. 2005. Leaf appearance, death and detachment, and tillering in centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.) in comparison with bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flügge): A study at a small sod scale. Grassland Science, 51, 121-128.

 

Islam, M.A., Hirata, M., and Bao, G. 2004. Leaf dynamics of centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.) in comparison with bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flügge): a preliminary study at a small sod scale. Grassland Science, 50, 88-89.

Islam, M.A., Hirata, M., and Bao, G. 2004. Sward structure and leaf dynamics of centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.): a study at a pasture scale. Grassland Science, 50, 90-91.

Bao, G., Hirata, M., and Islam, M.A. 2004. Effects of defoliation frequency on stolon development in centipedegrass. Grassland Science, 50, 96-97.

Bao, G., Hirata, M., and Islam, M.A. 2004. Effects of N and K application on gap colonization by centipedegrass. Grassland Science, 50, 98-99.

Islam, M.A., Milham, P.J., Dowling, P.M., Jacobs, B.C., and Garden, D.L. 2004. Improved procedures for adjusting soil pH for pot experiments. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 35, 25-37.

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Garden, D.L., and Milham, P.J. 2003. Austrodanthonia - a productive pasture genus: a brief review. 2. Growth habit, nutritive value and production. Grassland Science, 49, 36-37.

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Garden, D.L., and Milham, P.J. 2003. Austrodanthonia - a productive pasture genus: a brief review. 1. Occurrence and importance. Grassland Science, 49, 34-35.

Islam, M.A. 1999. Growth and yield response of onion to different sources of potassium and application methods. I. Growth behaviour. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, 32, 391-400.

Islam, M.A. 1999. Growth and yield response of onion to different sources of potassium and application methods. II. Yield attributes and potassium uptake. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, 32, 443-452.

Haque, M.A, Hossain, M.K., Saha, U.K., Islam, M.A., and Islam, M.S. 1996. Response of proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) to major and minor nutrients in grey flood-plain soil of Bangladesh. Indian Journal Agricultural Sciences, 66, 91-94.

Islam, M.A., Saha, U.K., Islam, M.S., and Saha, R.R. 1995. Fertilising chickpea for high yield with special emphasis on boron and molybdenum in grey floodplain soils of Bangladesh. Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture, 5, 43-49.

Reviewed Research Reports:

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Milham, P.J., Campbell, L.C., and Garden, D.L. 2002. Tolerance of Austrodanthonia spp. to factors associated with soil acidity. In Acid Soil Action (ASA) Research Report. Ed. G. Fenton, pp. 39-43. NSW Agriculture: Wagga Wagga, Australia.

Islam, M.A. 2000. Acid tolerance and fertility responses of important native grasses for acid soils. In Acid Soil Action Detailed Reports of Southern Region Projects. Eds. B. Scott, B. Schumann and G. Fenton, pp. 25-26. NSW Agriculture, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

Reviewed Proceedings:

Biermacher, J.T., Islam, M.A., Butler, T.J., Hopkins, A.A., Cook, B.J., Reuter, R., and Bouton, J.H.  2008. Value of tall fescue infected with a novel endophyte in the winter forage stocker grazing enterprise. Selected Paper for Presentation at the Western Agricultural Economics Association's Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2008. Big Sky, MT. (Western Agricultural Economics Association).

Islam, M.A., Butler, T.J., Hopkins, A.A., Biermacher, J.T., Cook, B.J., and Bouton, J.H. 2008. Comparison of cereal rye/annual ryegrass and tall fescue stocker grazing systems in the southern Great Plains of USA. Proceedings of the 5th International Crop Science Congress. 13-18 April 2008. Jeju, Korea. (International Crop Science Congress).

Islam, M.A., Butler, T.J., Biermacher, J.T., Cook, B.J., Hopkins, A.A., and Bouton, J.H. 2006. Grazing economics of perennial versus annual grass system. Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Grazing Lands, pp. 209-213. 10-13 December 2006. St. Louis, MO. (The Grazing Lands Conversation Initiative and the Society for the Range Management).

Islam, M.A. and Hirata, M. 2005. Leaf dynamics and tillering in centipedegrass compared with bahiagrass. Proceedings of the XX International Grassland Congress, p. 871. (Eds. F.P. O'Mara, R.J. Wilkins, L. ‘t Mannetje, D.K. Lovett, P.A.M. Rogers and T.M. Boland) (University College Dublin: Ireland)

Islam, M.A., Dowling, P.M., Jacobs, B.C., Milham, P.J., Garden, D.L., and Conyers, M.K. 2001. Effect of pH on emergence and survival of Austrodanthonia spp. Proceedings of the XIX International Grassland Congress, pp.204-205. (Brazilian Society of Animal Husbandry: São Paulo, Brazil)

Islam, M.A., Milham, P.J., Conyers, M.K., Dowling, P.M., Jacobs, B.C., and Garden, D.L. 2000. A method of acidifying soil for pot trials. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Soil Dynamics, pp.169-173. (Eds. T.W. Riley and J.M.A. Desbiolles) (University of South Australia: Adelaide, Australia)

Popular Articles (Refereed):

Islam, M.A., Smith, M.A., and Amundsen, R. 2011. UW Scientists use multiple approaches to renovate tired CRP land: Results could be basis for renovating other degraded areas. Reflections, pp. 27-31.

Islam, M.A., Krall, J.M., and Nachtman J.J. 2011. UW study evaluates fenugreek as new alternative forage legume in Wyoming. Barnyards & Backyards, UW Cooperative Extension Service, March 2011, p. 10.

Islam, M.A. and Kimura, E. 2010. Enhancing establishment of forage legumes through seed scarification and use of cover crop. Reflections, pp. 38-41.

Islam, M.A. 2010. Following basic principles increases forage establishment success. Barnyards & Backyards, UW Cooperative Extension Service, April 2010, p. 6-7.

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