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Amritbir S. Riar

Department of International Cooperation
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7288
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Riar Amritbir S.

Activity areas

  • Group Tropical Agriculture & Agroforestry
  • Farming systems development
  • Soil fertility, crop nutrition and crop modelling
  • Nitrogen and water co-limitation in agricultural systems

Training / professional career

  • Since March 2017 Senior Scientist at FiBL
  • Since March 2015 Scientist in the project "Long-term farming systems comparisons in the tropics" (SysCom)
  • 2011 - 2015 John Allwright Research Scholar, PhD (Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences), The University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • 2009 - 2010 Research Associate, Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR), Karnal, India.
  • 2009 - 2009 Marketing and extension officer, Chambal fertilisers and chemical ltd. Chandigarh, India.
  • 2008 - 2009 Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, Khalsa college (Guru Nanak Dev University) Amritsar, India
  • 2006 - 2008 Masters in Agricultural Sciences (Honours) Agronomy, Guru Nanak Dev University, India, India
  • 2006 Diploma Agri-clinics and Agri-business, National Institute of Agricultural Extension management, Hyderabad, India
  • 2002 - 2006 B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences (Honours), Guru Nanak Dev University, India


Publications in the Organic Eprints archive

Publications that are not in Organic Eprints archive

  • Riar A., Gill G., McDonald G. (2017) ‘Effect of Post-Sowing Nitrogen Management on Canola and Mustard: I. Yield Responses’. Agronomy Journal. DOI: 10.2134/agronj2016.12.0728.
  • Riar A., Gill G. and McDonald G. ‘Effect of post-sowing nitrogen management on Co-limitation of nitrogen and water in canola and mustard’ Field Crops Research, 198 pp 23-31.
  • Coventry D., Poswal R., Yadav A., Riar A., Zhou Y., Kumar A., Chand R., Chhokar R., Sharma R., Yadav V., Gupta R., Mehta A. and Cummins J. 2015. ‘A comparison of farming practices and performance for wheat production in Haryana, India’ Agricultural Systems, 137 pp. 139-153.
  • Coventry D., Poswal R., Yadav A., Gupta R., Duggal B., Chhokar R., Kumar V., Riar A., Gill S., Kumar A., Sharma R., Chand R., Sendhil R., Kleemann S. and Cummins J. 2013, ‘Enhancing farm profitability by growing wheat for Chapatti quality markets in Haryana, India’ African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 8(48), pp. 6265-6274, DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2013.7262 
  • Riar A. and Coventry D. 2013, ‘Nitrogen use as a component of sustainable crop systems’ In: Bhullar G. and Bhullar N. eds: Agricultural Sustainability: Progress and Prospects in Crop Research, U.K: Elsevier, pp. 63-76.
  • Singh R., Kumar A., Verma R., Chand R., Kumar A. and Riar A. 2012, ‘Policy issues and perception of farmers about malt barley cultivation under contract farming in Haryana’ Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development, Vol. 7(1), pp. 26-31.
  • Singh R., Coventry D., Sharma R., Gupta R., Chhokar R., Gill S., Kumar A., Yadav A., Riar A., Chand R. and Cummins J. 2012, ‘Effect of Tillage and Nutrient Management on Wheat Yield and Quality in Rice-Wheat Rotation’ In: Singh S., Hanchinal R., Singh G., Sharma R., Tyagi B., Sharma M., Sharma I. eds. Wheat: Productivity Enhancement under Changing Climate, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 212-217.
  • Riar A., Chhina G. and Chatha H. 2011, ‘Response of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) to plant density and mulching in term of growth and rhizomes yield in Northern India’ Progressive Agriculture, Vol. 11(2), pp. 450-452.
  • Singh R., Kumar A., Verma R., Chand R., Kumar A., Riar A. and Singh S. 2011, ‘Scope of malt barley cultivation through contract farming in Punjab’ Progressive Agriculture, Vol. 11(2), pp 390-396.