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Mr. Muhammad Mithal Jiskani (Sindhi: محمد مٺل جسڪاڻي) (born 15 January 1961), is a well known Agriculture Expert and has great Mushroom growing expertise.[citation needed]

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Education {C}'Edit

Mr. Jiskani has a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam in 1982.

Membership {C}'Edit

§  Pakistan Phytopathological Society (Plant Pathology)

§  Pakistan Society of Nematologists (Nematology)

§  Pakistan Botanical Society (Plant Pathology)

Experience {C}'Edit

(Teaching and Research, starting with present post)

§  Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Sindh Agriculture University from 28 October 1996 to date.

§  Assistant Research Officer, Plant Pathology Section, Agriculture Research Institute Tando Jam from 29 May 1994 to 28 October 1996.

§  Assistant Plant Pathologist, Sindh Hort. Research Institute Mirpurkhas from 10 December 1989 to 28 May 1994.

§  Research Officer (Mushroom Project), Department of Plant Pathology, Sindh Agriculture University from 13 December 1984 to 16 October 1988.

Trainings {C}'Edit

§  Post Graduate Computer Orientation Course from Computer Training Centre, H-9 Islamabad in 2002.

§  Linear Modeling Using "Statitix" Analytical Software from SAU Tando Jam in 2002.

§  Teaching of receptive and productive skills from SAU Tando Jam in 1999.

§  Professional Development for Teachers in Teaching Methods/Skills from SAU Tando Jam in 1998.

§  Farmer's Training Workshop from Sindh Forestry Development Project in 1997.

§  Simulation Modeling in Agriculture using Computer Spreadsheets from SAU Tando Jam sponsored: University of Minnesota USA in 1997.

§  Administrative Issues in Higher Learning from SAU Tando Jam sponsored: University of Minnesota USA in 1996.

§  Development communications from SAU Tando Jam sponsored: University of Minnesota USA in 1996.

§  Agricultural Journalism: Media Methods from SAU Tando Jam sponsored: University of Minnesota USA in 1996.

§  Methodology of Mushroom Cultivation from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 1966.

Research Publications {C}'Edit

1.     Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan and K. H. Wagan. 1999. Yield performance of oyster mushroom Pleurotus florida (Strain-PK-401) on different substrates. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sc. 15 (2): 26-29

2.     Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan, K. H. Wagan, A. G. Lanjar and B. A. Thebo. 2000. Chemical control of powdery mildew of long melon (Cucumis melo). Pak. J. Phytopathol. 12 (2): 121-124

3.     Pathan, M. A., M. M. Jiskani and K. H. Wagan. 2000. Reaction of brinjal varieties to Meloidogyne javanica (Chitwood) causing root-knot disease. Pak. J. Phytopathol., 12 (2): 125-129.

4.     Jiskani, M. M., K. H. Wagan, M. A. Pathan and M. H. Arain. 2000. Efficacy of different fungicideson powdery mildew of mango caused by Oidium Mangiferae (Berthet). Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 16 (1-2): 32-35.

5.     Pathan, M. A., M. M. Jiskani and K. H. Wagan. 2001. Yield losses associated with different sunflower varieties caused by Alternaria helianthi (Hansaf.) Tubaki and Nishihara. Pak. J.Phytopathol. 13 (2): 130-134.

6.     Wagan, K. H., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani, A. G. Lanjar and S. A. Mugheri. 2001. Some studies on post-harvest fungal diseases of mango, Mangifera indica L. and their control. Pak. J. Phytopathol. 13 (2): 135-139.

7.     Sahito, M. S., M. M. Jiskani, M. H. Moriani and K. H. Wagan. 2001. Efficacy of different fungicides on the control of anthracnose of chilies Capsicum annum L. caused by Colletotrichum capsici (Syd.) Butl. and Bisby. Sindh Balochistan J. Plant Sc. 3 (1 & 2): 57-61.

8.     Wagan, K. H., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and M. H. Arain. 2001. Some studies on seed–borne species of Alternaria isolated from sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 17: 33-36.

9.     Bhatti, A. G., I. Chandio, S. Metlo, M. M. Jiskani, Z. A. Abbasi and F. C. Oad. 2002. Chemical control of Alternaria brassicae (Berk. Sacc.) causing leaf spot of cabbage Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata. Pak. J. App. Sci: 2 (1): 24

10.  Wagan, K. H., M. A. Pathan and M. M. Jiskani . 2002. Effect of stored grain fungi on seed germination of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) and their control. Sarahad J. Agri. 18 (1): 53-57.

11.  Sahito, M. R., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and K. H. Wagan. 2002. Studies on disease incidence and pathogenicity of Meloidogyne incognita in tomato. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg. & Vet. Sci. 18: 44-46.

12.  Pathan, M. A., M. R. Sahito, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan and A. M. Lodhi. 2002. Effect of extract of different plant parts and nematicide on hatching and mortality of Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood. Abstract in Pak. J. Nematol. 20 (1): 76. Paper is published in proceedings.

13.  Pathan, M. A., M. R. Sahito, M. M. Jiskani, A. M. Lodhi and K. H. Wagan. 2002. Evaluation of extract of different plant parts and carbofuran on management of Meloidogyne incognita infecting tomato. Abstract in Pak. J. Nematol. 20 (1): 76. Paper is published in Proceedings.

14.  Tunio, S. D., Ajmal, M. M. Jiskani and G. M. Tunio. 2003. Effect of weed management practices on weeds and cotton yield. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg. & Vet. Sci. 19 (1): 7-13.

15.  Darban, D. A., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and K. H. Wagan. 2003. Response of some tomato cultivars to root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg. & Vet. Sci. 19 (1): 36-38.

16.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A Pathan, K. H. Wagan and I. U. Bughio. 2003. Studies on production of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) using paddy straw in combination with other wastes. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sc. 19 (2): 39-43.

17.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan and K. H. Wagan. 2003. Evaluation of different cereal straw for early and high yielding crop of oyster mushroom, Pleurotus florida. Mycopath, 1 (2): 125-128.

18.  Pathan, M. A., M. M Jiskani and K. H. Wagan. 2003. Effect of seed-borne fungi on seed quality components of different wheat varieties and their response to fungicide seed treatment. Mycopath, 1 (2): 119-123.

19.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan and K. H. Wagan. 2004. Effect of different substrates on growth and yield of two strains of straw mushroom, Volvariella volvacea. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 20 (1): 27-32.

20.  Pathan, M. A., S. H. Soomro, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan and J. A. Memon. 2005. Evaluation of Paecilomyces lilacinus for the management of Meloidogyne incognita. Pak. J. Nematol. 23(1):61-66.

21.  Pathan, M. A., S. H. Soomro, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan and J. A. Memon. Effect of Paecilomyces lilacinus and furadan on plant growth, root nodulation and reproduction of Meloidogyne incognita in tomato. Pak. J. Nematol. 23(1):67-72.

22.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan, K. H. Wagan, J. A. Memon and S. H. Soomro. 2005. Efficiency of some biocontrol agents along with mustard cake at furadan on growth and multiplication of Meloidogyne incognita infecting tomato plants Pak. J. Nematol. 23(1):81-86.

23.  Jiskani, M. M., S. M. Nizamani, K. H. Wagan, A. N. Mughari, J. A. Memon and S. H. Soomro. Effect of neem products on growth, hatching and mortality of Meloidogyne incognita on tomato plant Pak. J. Nematol. 23(1):87-92.

24.  Shah, R. A., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and M. A. Qureshi. 2005. Evaluation of different fungicides against Macrophomina phaseolina causing root rot disease of sesame. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg. Vet. Sci. 21 (1):35-38.

25.  Khuhro, R. D., S. M. Nizamani, Q. D. Abbasi, G. S. Solangi and M. M. Jiskani, 2005. Mango tree mortality due to Asian Ambrosia Beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus Mot. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg. Vet. Sci. 21 (1):39-42.

26.  Khuhro, R. D., S. M. Nizamani, M. M. Jiskani, Q. D. Abbasi and G. S. Solangi, 2005. New host records of Asian Ambrosia Beetle in Sindh Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg. Vet. Sci. 21 (1):43.

27.  Khuhro, R. D., S. M. Nizamani, Q. D. Abbasi, G. M. Rahoo and M. M. Jiskani, 2005. Asian Ambrosia Beetle: A new insect pest in Sindh Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg. Vet. Sci. 21 (1):44.

28.  Nizamani, Z.A., M.A.Pathan, M.M.Jiskani, and K. H. Wagan. 2005. Studies on survey and casual agent of tip dieback disease of mango, Magifera indica L. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg. Vet. Sci. 21 (2): 17-21

29.  Wagan, K. H., M. A. Pathan and M. M. Jiskani. 2006. Effect of Alternaria helianthi on disease development, germination and seed quality in sunflower. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sc. 22 (1): 26-29.

30.  Rajput, A. Q., M. H. Arain, M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and A. M. Lodhi. 2006. Efficacy of different fungicides against Fusarium wilt of cotton caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum. Pak. J. Bot., 38(3): 875-880.

31.  Panhwar, A., K. H. Wagan, M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani and M. A. Talpur. 2006. Studies on musk melon scab caused by Cladosporium cucumerinum (Ellis & Arth.). Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sc. 22 (2): 35-40.

32.  Jiskani, M. M. 2006. APSnet Image of the Week - Balls formed on mango trunk and branches. htm.http://www.apsnet.org/online/iwreview/iw000073.asp

33.  Khuhro, R.D., S.M. Nizamani, M.M. Jiskani and M.A. Talpur. 2006. Managing mango tree mortality. A newsletter of PHDEB, Hortimag, August 2006, 24: 09

34.  Jiskani, M. M. 2006. BALL FORMATION: A new threat to mango growers. A newsletter of PHDEB, Hortimag, 27: 07

35.  Panhwar, A., S. M. Nizamani, M. A. Rustamani, R. D. Khuhro and M. M. Jiskani. 2007. Occurrence and Severity of decline disease complex on different Mango varieties in Sindh, Pakistan . Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci., 23 (1): 14-20.

36.  Kanhar, Q. D., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan and Z. A. Nizamani. 2007. Effect of urea on growth and yield of oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus (JACQ.EX.FR.) Kummer. Pak. J. Phytopathol. 19 (2): 214-223.

37.  Pathan, M. A., M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan, Z. A. Nizamani and M. I. Khaskheli. 2008. Effect of population densities of Meloidogyne javanica (Treub) Chitwood and plant age on growth of eggplant and nematode reproduction. Pak. J. Nematol. 26 (2): 159-167.

38.  Poussio, G. B., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan, F. S. Sateh and M. I. Khaskheli. 2008. Fusarium wilt incidence in cotton fields and its effect on seed germination of different cultivars/varieties. Pak. J. Phytopathol. 20 (1): 1-9.

39.  Khaskheli, M. I., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan and S. P. Goswami. 2008. Suirvey, intensity and varietal response of mango malformation disease in different mango orchards of Sindh, Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 24 (1): 53-56.

40.  Channa, A. R., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan, K. H. Wagan and M. I. Khaskheli, 2008. Effect of plant extracts on plant height and incidence of root rot of okra caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 24 (1): 57-61.

41.  Jiskani, M. M., S. M. Nizamani, M. A. Pathan, R. D. Khuhro and M. A. Rustamani. 2008. Occurrence and severity of tomato root-knot nematodes in Badin, Sindh, Pakistan under natural infestation. Extended abstracts, International conference on Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences, May, 12- 14, 2008,

42.  Khaskhely, G. S., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan, K. H. Wagan and Z. A. Nizaman. 2008. Effect of different fungicides, mulching and weed management practices on yield and root rot of okra caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Gold. Extended Abstracts, International conference on Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences, May, 12- 14, 2008,

43.  Pathan, M. A., K. H. Wagan and M. M. Jiskani. 2008. Effect of chickpea disease complex fungi on growth and disease development of chickpea plants. Intnl. Conf. of Plant Scientists. April 21–24, 2008. 24 p.

44.  Khaskheli, M. I., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan, M. H. Soomro and G. B. Pussio. 2008. First record of Fusarium nivale (Fr.) Ces. associated with mango malformation disease (MMD) in Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. 40 (6). In Press.

45.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan, S. M. Nizamani, R. D. Khuhro and M. A. Rustamani. 2008. Effect of different inoculum levels of Meloidogyne incognita on nematode reproduction, plant growth and disease severity in tomato. Pak. J. Phytopathol. 20 (2). In Press.

46.  Goswami, S. P., M. A. Pathan, M. M. Jiskani, K. H. Wagan and M. I. Khaskheli. 2008. Occurrence, population fluctuation and distribution of plant parasitic nematodes in ornamental plants in

47.  Sindh. Pak. J. Agri. Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 24 (2): In Press. Channa, A. R., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan, M. I. Khaskheli and Z. A. Nizamani. 2008. Effect of plant extracts on yield and mortality of plants due to root rot of okra caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. Pak. J. Agri., Agril. Engg., Vet. Sci. 24 (1): 57-61.

48.  Jiskani, M. M., M. A. Pathan, S. M. Nizamani, M. H. Soomro, R. D. Khuhro and M. A. Rustamani. 2009. Assessment of disease incidence, frequency and density of root-knot nematodes in Sindh, Pakistan. Pak. J. Nematol.27 (1): 117-127

49.  Pathan, A., M. M. Jiskani, M. A. Pathan, K. H. Wagan and Z. A. Nizamani. 2009. Effect of soaking and boiling of substrate on the growth and productivity of oyster mushroom. Pak. J.Phytopathol, 21(1): 01-05

50.  Musakhail, S. W., M. M. Jiskani and M. I. Bhatti. 2011. Growth and yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) as affected by gram powder amendment in substrate. Pak. J. Phytopathol., 23 (1): 35-41

Additional Assignments {C}'Edit

§  Recognized Supervisor/Co-supervisor for M. Sc. Scholars of SAU, Tandojam (From 1999)

§  Member, Experts committee to review the syllabus

§  Member Board of Studies, Faculty of Crop Protection, SAU, Tandojam

§  Member Board of Studies, Department of Plant Pathology

§  Member Board of Studies (invitee), Department of Plant Protection

§  Remain Member. Technical Committee, Department(s) of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, for evaluation of Synopses.

§  Roster Expert for T.W.G. 2009, Punjab Agriculture Research Board. (parb.punjab.gov.pk/pdfs/RosterExperts2009.doc).

§  Assistant Managing Editor, Pak. Jr. Agri., Agril. Eng. Vet. Sc., SAU, Tandojam (From 1998)

§  Editor, Sindhi Section, Sarang Student Magazine, SAU, Tandojam (From 1997)

§  Member, Technical Committee to Compile ‘Wheat Production Technology’ 2001-3

§  Member, Technical Committee to Compile ‘Cotton Production Technology’ 2001-3

§  Resource person, to organize and deliver Lectures during different Training Programs (From 2003)

§  Deputy Coordinator, Agricultural Extension Services Cell (AESC), SAU, Tandojam (1999)

§  Member Banana Research Group, SAU, Tandojam (1999)

§  Member, Committee to organize Lectures on Educational Reforms, SAU, Tandojam (1998–99)

§  Public Relations Officer, SAU, Tandojam (1999–2001, March, 2004 to 2006)

§  Member Scholarship Committee, FCPT, SAU, Tandojam (From 1997-2003, From 2007 to date)

§  Head Invigilator, FCPT, SAU, Tandojam (From 1999-2003)

§  Editor, Monthly "Jadeed Zarae Khojna", Agri. Res. Sindh (From 1993-96)

§  Member, Souviner Committee, Convocation March 17, 2003.

§  Member, Prospectus Committee, 2009 to date.

§  Member of panel of judges for various ‘Seerat’ competitions at SAU (From 2006 to date)

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