Md. Zillur Rahman
Md. Zillur Rahman
Assistant Professor
BS (Agriculture) & MS in Agronomy (BSMRAU, Bangladesh), MSc in Organic Agriculture (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands)
01723285560
zillur.agronomy@sau.ac.bd
zillur_bsmrau@yahoo.com

Md. Zillur Rahman was born on 2nd May 1989 in a Muslim family of Cumila district, Bangladesh. He is the son of Md. Abul Kalam Azad and Mst. Farida Begum. He passed Secondary School Certificate examination from Gangamandal Raj Institution and Higher Secondary School Certificate examination from Cumilla Victoria Govt. College in 2004 and 2006, respectively from Cumilla board, Bangladesh. He obtained BS (Ag) and MS in Agronomy from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Mr. Rahman is an agronomist who started his professional career as a Lecturer in the Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh on 1st January 2013. He is now an Assistant Professor of the said department of Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh since 2015. Mr. Rahman went to the Plant Breeding Institute Narrabri, under the University of Sydney, Australia as a visiting Researcher where he studied root system architecture of diverse faba bean genotypes under drought. He also obtained his MSc in Organic Agriculture degree (2019) from Wageningen University & Research with the chair group of Farming System Ecology and Centre for Crop Systems Analysis with Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP). His Master's Research programs were involved in understanding the role of strip intercropping (cereal-legume mixtures) on the aboveground and belowground architecture of companion crops and the response of foliar N on yield and yield contributing attributes of wheat. He has awarded a VLIRUOS fellowship from Ghent University, Belgium to participate in a summer course under the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in 2016. He has been awarded Lee Foundation Grants for participating Rice: Research to Production organized by IRRI, the Philippines from July 29, 2019, to 17th August 2019. .Current activities: • Planning, designing, executing and monitoring of personal and departmental research projects. • Supervising undergraduate and graduate research students at the Department of Agronomy & Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. • Collaborative research works with research organizations, extension and other agricultural institutes for disseminating research output and technology. • Providing training to the framers and farm managers on crop management, mitigation of climate change effects and seed production activities. Mr. Rahman is happily married to Shirin Akter and blessed with a daughter Aiza Wasnah.

Publication Profile:
  • 1. Akter, S., Rahman MZ., Rahman MM., Nasreen, SS., Chowdhury ZJ., and Ali, MA. Effect of different levels of Silicon on Yield and Yield Attributes of Rice.2017. Int. j. of Natural Science. 6(3):120-122.
  • 2. Hoque, M., Rahman, M.Z., Hasan, A.K. and Haque, M.M. Optimizing Fertilizer Rate for Banglamati (BRRI Dhan50) Rice in Eastern Surma-Kushiyara Floodplain. 2016. Int. J. of Sustain. Crop Prod. 11(2):1-3.
  • 3. Hamza, B.A., Chowdhury, M.A.K., Rob, M.M., Miah, I., Habiba, U. and Rahman, M.Z. 2016. Growth and Yield Response of Mungbean as Influenced by Phosphorus and Boron Application. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 11(3): 1-7.
  • 4. Hamza, B.A., Chowdhury, M.A.K., Rob, M.M., Miah, I., Rahman, M.Z. and Habiba, U. 2016. Effect of Phosphorus and Boron Application on the Nutrient Contents of Grain and Stover of Mungbean. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 10(2): 1-8.
  • 5. Chowdhury, Z.J., Alam,S.N., Miah, I., Rahman, M.Z. and Saha, S.R. 2015. Influence of Storage Duration of Fresh and Parasitized Host Eggs on the Emergence of Trichogramma spp. (Trichogrammatidae: Hymenoptera). J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 2(1):65-68.
  • 6. Rahman, M.Z., Islam, M.R., Karim, M.A. and Islam, M.T. 2014. Response of Wheat to Foliar Application of Urea Fertilizer. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 1(1):39-43.
  • 7. Rahman, M.Z., Islam, M.R., Islam, M.T. and Karim, M.A. 2014. Dry Matter Accumulation, Leaf Area Index and Yield Responses of Wheat under Different Levels of Nitrogen. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 7(1): 27–32.
  • 8. Afroz, T., Yeasmin, F., Roy, R., Ferdousi, J. and Rahman, M.Z. 2014. Change in Agricultural Production and Adaptation in Relation to Livelihood of Forest Dependent Community in Madhupur Region of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 7(1): 7-13.
Research Interests:
  • Crop husbandry
  • Plant production systems
  • Agroecology
  • Crop growth & physiology
  • Agro-biodiversity
  • Remote sensing
Undergraduate Courses:
  • AGRSS 111: Fundamentals of Agronomy (T); AGRSS 112 : Introductory Agronomic Practices (P); AGRSS 211 : Weed Science (T); AGRSS 212 : Weed Science (P); AGRSS 321 : Crop Husbandry (T); AGRSS 322 : Crop Husbandry (P).
Masters Courses:
  • 1. Weed Biology, Ecology & Management; 2. Soil Fertility Management in Crop Production; 3. Herbicide Residue & Environment; & 4. Organic Agriculture & Its Management
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Lee Foundation Grants for participating Rice: Research to Production at IRRI office, Manila, Philippines. Organized by IRRI, the Philippines.
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for studying MSc in Organic Agriculture at Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
  • VLIRUOS Fellowship for Participating a Be Prep summer course program at Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship for Conducting MS thesis research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Bangladesh.
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Lee Foundation Grants for participating Rice: Research to Production program. Organized by IRRI, the Philippines. Duration: July 29, 2019 to 17th August, 2019
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for studying MSc in Organic Agriculture, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. Duration: February, 2017 to January, 2019
  • VLIRUOS fellowship for Participating a BE Prep Summer course at Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, University of Ghent, Belgium. Duration: September, 2016 to November, 2016.
  • National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship for Conducting MS research, Ministry of Science, Bangladesh. Duration: January, 2012 to December, 2012.
Professional Memberships:
  • Life Member - Bangladesh Society of Agronomy
  • Active Member - Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh