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Jaswant Singh Kanwar

Jaswant Singh Kanwar, Indian pedologist and agricultural chemist (Khera Kalmot, Hoshiarpur, Punjab 10 December 1922 – 01 March 2019)

Authored over 300 publications

Identified deficiency of zinc and iron in citrus and other crops and the toxicity of boron in saline-alkali soils


With J.S. Brar. Chemical characteristics of soil as affected by long-term application of fertilizers under mango cultivation. J. Res. Punjab Agric. University 23:201-8, 1986

With T.J. Rego & N. Seetharama. Fertilizer and water use efficiency in peal-millet and sorghum in vertisols and alfisols of semi-arid India. Fert. News 29:42-52, 1984

With T.J. Rego. Fertilizer use and watershed management in rainfed areas for increasing crop production. Fertilizer News 28:33-43, 1983

With J. Kampen & S.M. Virmani. Management of vertisols for maximizing crop production – ICRISAT experience (1982)

With B.S. Kanwar. Effect of residual sodium carbonate in irrigation waters on plant and soil. Indian J. Agric. Sci. 41:54-66, 1974

Balanced fertilizer use for maximizing returns from wheat on cultivator’s fields. Fertil. News 17(11), 1972

Crop characteristics in relation to fertilizer use. Bull. Ind. Soc. Soil Sciences 8:115-9, 1970

With J.L. Sehgal & D.R. Bhumbla. Relationship between some indices of salinme sodic soils. J. Ind. Soc. Soil Sci. 11:39-44, 1963

With R. Deo. Potassium and magnesium in irrigation water and their effects on the physico-chemical properties of soil. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 17:217-26, 1969

With J.S. Grewal. Behaviour of ammonium fertilizers in soil. Res. Ludhiana. 3:345-9, 1966

Witl S.L. Chopra. Availability of sulphur in sandy loam soils of Ludhiana. Ind. J. Agric. Sci. 36:278-84, 1966

With J.S. Grewal. Relationship between forms of soil potassium and particle size (1966)

With D.R. Bhumbla & N.T. Singh. Studies on the reclamation of saline and sodic soils in the Punjab. Ind. J. Agric. Sci. 35:43-51, 1965

Quality of irrigation water as an index of its suitability for irrigation purposes. Potash Rev. 18:1-13, 1961

Reclaiming deteriorated soils. Fertil. News 6(2):19-21, 1961

Phosphate extraction from soils using sodium versenate. Aust. Conf. Soil Sci. Adelaide 1(2):14, 1958   

Influence of organic matter on copper fixation in soil. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 2:73-80, 1954

With S.D. Nijhawan. Physiochemical properties of earthworm casting and their effect on the productivity of soil. Indian J. Agric. (1952)


Honorary Member, International Union of Soil Sciences (1990)