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Manjunath, B.L

Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Agronomy)
Division/Section: 
Division of Fruit Crops
Research Accomplishments: 

Developed farming system models one each suitable to the rainfed lowland situations of the region and another for rainfed uplands with predominant cropping of plantation crops. The lowland model involved rice based sequential cropping system with integration of dairy, mushroom and poultry and recycling of resources. The upland model involved cashew, coconut and arecanut based systems with integration of backyard poultry, piggery and vermi composting. Coconut based farming system involving intercropping of forage grasses and legumes in coconut, their nutrient management and integration with dairy and biogas for recycling of wastes were standardized.Developed three Homestead farming systems models including their technology package with the details of layout and the cost economics. The models were field tested and their suitability assessed which formed a basis for unit scale finance by NABARD. Surveyed the local cowpea germplasm of Goa and collected 69 accessions. Evaluated the selected germplasm in farmers field continuously for six  years and identified three selections superior in seed yield, biomass yield, grain size and suitability to residual moisture situations. Standardised the nutrient management practices for organic rice production using locally available manurial resources including problematic weeds and assessed the soil fertility parameters including microbial build up.

Important Publications: 

Research papers:

  1. Manjunath B.L. and T.V.Muniyappa, 1990. Integrated weed management in drill sown finger millet,  Indian Journal of Weed Science, 22 (3&4): 83-85
  2. Manjunath B.L. and T.V.Muniyappa, 1991. Economics of  weed control in drill sown   finger millet, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 36 (4): 522-526.
  3. Manjunath B.L.,  P.K.Mishra, J.V.Rao  and G. Subba Reddy, 1994. Water requirement of vegetables in a dryland watershed.  Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 64 (12): 845-846.
  4. Manjunath,B.L.,S.P.Singh and R.N.S.Sundaram, 2002. Performance of grass-forage legume mixtures as intercrops in coconut garden, Journal of Plantation Crops, 30 (2): 26-29.
  5. Manjunath B.L. and C.J. Itnal., 2003. Integrated  farming system in enhancing the productivity  of   marginal rice (Oryza sativa) holdings in  Goa,  Indian  Journal of Agronomy, 48(1) : 1-3.
  6. Manjunath B.L.and C.J. Itnal., 2003. Farming system options for small and marginal holdings in different topographies of Goa, Indian  Journal of Agronomy, 48(1) :4-7.
  7. Manjunath, B.L. and V.S. Korikanthimath, 2004. Productivity under  different rice based  cropping systems and physico-chemical properties of soil as influenced by   source of    manure in coastal  eco-system of Goa,  J. Farming Systems Research &    Development, 10 (1&2): 33-40.
  8. Manjunath, B.L. and V.S.Korikanthimath, 2008. Selection of scented rice (Oryza sativa) and its value  addition for higher profitability,  Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,  78(8): 663-666.
  9. Manjunath, B.L. and V.S.Korikanthimath, 2009. Sustainable rice production  through farming systems  approach,   Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 33(3): 272-284.
  10. Manjunath B.L., R.R.Verma,  R. Ramesh and N.P. Singh, 2012. Evaluation of varieties and local manorial resources for organic rice (Oryza sativa) production,  Indian  Journal of Agronomy, 57(3) : 241-244.

 

Book Chapters (Best 5)

 

  1. Manjunath B.L., M.S. Balbatti and D.G. Dhandar, 1998. Intercropping in coconut for higher monetary returns,  In : Developments in Plantation Crops Research, Allied Publishers   Limited, New Delhi, pp199-202.
  2. Singh,S.P., B.L. Manjunath,  S.B. Barbuddhe and S.M.F. Dias, 2002. Coconut based integrated farming system for sustained productivity under coastal ecosystem, Plantation Crops research and Development in the New Millenium, pp 325-327.
  3. Korikanthimath, V.S. and Manjunath, B.L. 2004.  Resource use efficiency in integrated farming systems,  In: Alternative farming systems: enhanced income and employment  generation options for small  and   marginal farmers (Ed: A.K. Singh, B. Gangwar and  S.K.Sharma), Project  Directorate  for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut, September 16-18, 2004, pp109-118. 
  4. Kalloo, G.,  Korikanthimath, V.S., Manjunath, B.L., Pathak, P.Sand Gangrade, S.K., 2004. Rice based horticultural and agro-forestry systems,  (In): Recent  advances I in Rice based farming systems (Eds: Panda, D., Sasmal, S., Nayak, S.K., Singh, D.P.and Saha, S.), Proceedings of  the   National   Symposium on Recent advances in Rice   based   farming systems, Central Rice Research   Institute, Cuttack, November 17-19, 2004, pp.161-172. 
  5. Manjunath, B.L., V.Y. Gaonkar, S.Subramanian and N.P.Singh, 2012. Seed production in Goa- A saga of success, In: Compendium of Mega seed project (Ed: Rajendra Prasad), Directorate of Seed Research, Mau, U.P.

 

Books

 

  1. Manjunath, B.L. and S.P. Singh, 2005.  Systems approach in coconut for higher productivity and    profitability, ICAR Research Complex  for  Goa, Old Goa, Goa, 56p.
  2. Manjunath, B.L., H.R. Prabhudesai, H.M.Wasnik, J.R.Faleiro,  R.Ramesh and Sunetra Talaulikar, 2009,  Glimpses of three decades of rice research in Goa, ICAR Research Complex  for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, 50p.
  3. Manjunath, B.L., H.R. Prabhudesai, J.R.Faleiro,  R.Ramesh and N.P.Singh, 2010. Rice based  Cropping / farming system for higher productivity and profitability, ICAR Research Complex  for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, 50p.
  4. Manjunath, B.L., B.K.Swain, Mathala J.Gupta and R.Maruthadurai, 2013. Agriculural Technology Options, ICAR Research Complex  for Goa, Old Goa, Goa,  130p.
Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 
  1. Awardee of  I.C.A.R. Merit-cum-means scholarship  during 1983-87  for pursuing B.Sc (Agri.) degree programme.
  2. Awardee of  I.C.A.R. Senior   Fellowship under 1993-94   Programme for pursuing  Ph.D.  
  3. Awardee of Best Poster  presentation  by  Indian Society of Agronomy  in the  National Symposium on “Resource Conservation and Agricultural Productivity”  held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana  during 22-25  November, 2004.
  4. Awardee of “ Best citizens of India award 2012”  by International Publishing House, New Delhi.
  5. Awardee of  “Bharat  Jyoti”  award  by India  International  Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2013.
  6. Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Bio-Diversity Science, Belgaum, Karnataka since  2014               
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Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
Division of Fruit Crops, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta lake post, Bengaluru– 560 089.
Email Address: 
manjunathbl@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
080- 28466420-23, Extn-293

Progressive Farmers of Kerala were Trained on Organic Production of Fruits and Vegetables

Progressive Farmers of Kerala were Trained on Organic Production of Fruits and Vegetables

 

Twenty five farmers from Kerala State were imparted five-day training on ‘Organic Production Technologies of Vegetable and Fruit crops’ from 27th- 31st Jan 2015. The programme was organized by the Division of Extension and Training, ICAR-IIHR under the sponsorship of Kerala State Horticulral Mission.

The participants were progressive farmers from five Southern Districts of  Kerala. They were imparted Knowledge and skills on advanced organic production technologies apart from fruit and vegetable crop scenario, keeping in view of the growing conditions of Kerala. The programme was dealt through lecture cum interactions, specific visits to the fields and demonstration blocks, laboratories, model nurseries of private entrepreneurs, seed processing unit,  laboratories of National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII), Hebbal and Bio-centre of State Horticulture Department at Hulimavu. Apart from these, the participants were provided with both hard and soft copies of structured resource materials and relevant publications of the Institute.

A systematic pre and post evaluation of the participants were conducted to assess the effectiveness of training programme. The results revealed that, the training programme was significantly effective in imparting knowledge on the theme. All the trainees expressed their opinion and showed eagerness to adopt the organic production components in their back-home situations. Dr B Narayanaswamy Principal Scientist, Dr H Ravishankar Principal Scientist and Dr R Venkattakumar Principal Scientist and Head Division of Extension and Training co-ordinated the Training programme.

 

Group photo of participants and coordinators

Satisha, J.

Designation: 
Principal Scientist
Division/Section: 
Division of Fruit Crops
Specialisation: 
Grape rootstocks, Canopy management in grapes, Grape physiology and biochemistry, proteomics
Qualification: 
Ph. D (Horticulture); Postdoctoral Fellow (Viticulture) from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Experience (No. of Years): 
17
Research Accomplishments: 

He has got 18 years of experience in grape research with specialization in screening and evaluation of rootstocks for drought and salinity tolerance, canopy management of wine grapes etc. Long term evaluation of rootstocks for Thompson Seedless grapes resulted in identifying Dogridge rootstock for increased bunch and berry size,  drought tolerance in spite of its higher vigor inducing capacity to scions. And  symptom of inverted bottleneck at graft joint does as not a symptom of graft incompatibility. Studied the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of rootstocks altering scion physiology during bud burst, fruit bud differentiation and berry development stages and identified enzymes responsible for quick bud burst, hormones responsible for bud dormancy and its release, increased berry size etc.  Screened rootstocks for tolerance of combined moisture and salinity stresses and could see the over expression of Na+/H+ antiporter gene in 110R rootstock conferring its salt tolerance by exclusion of sodium from soil or its sequestration in vacuole and its more osmotic adjustment with respect to accumulation of compatible solutes like proline, sugars etc. Our team standardized protocols for extraction of quality proteins from different grape tissues for proteomic studies and also standardized protocols for 2D electrophoresis. Standardized protocols of in-sol digestion of proteins for proteome characterization on MS-MS. Standardized protocols for estimation of pheolic profile, organic acids, sugars and amino acids on HPLC. Standardized canopy management practices such as shoot thinning, shoot positioning and leaf removal at veraison stage for Norton grapes (under continental climate of Missouri, USA) and Cabernet Sauvignon (under tropical conditions of Pune, India) to improve fruit composition with respect to juice pH, malic acid content, anthocyanin content to produce quality wine.

Important Publications: 

Research papers:

 

  1. Satisha, J., Prakash, G.S. and Venugopalan, R., (2006). Statistical modelling of water use efficiency with physio-biochemical parameters of grape rootstocks, genotypes and budded grapevines under soil moisture stress conditions. Turkish J. Agriculture and Forestry, 30(4): 261-271.
  2. Satisha, J., Prakash, G.S., Murti, G.S.R. and K.K. Upreti. 2007. Water stress and rootstocks influences hormonal status of grafted grapevines.  European Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 72(5): 202-205.
  3. Satisha, J., Ramteke, S.D. and Karibasappa, G.S., 2007. Physiological and biochemical characterization of grape rootstocks. South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 28(2): 163-168.
  4. J. Satisha, R.G. Somkuwar, J. Sharma, A.K. Upadhyay and P.G Adsule, 2010. Influence of rootstock on growth, yield and fruit composition of Thompson Seedless grown in the Pune region of India. South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 31: 1-8.
  5. Satisha Jogaiah,Dashrat P. Oulkar, Kaushik Banerjee, PoornimaRaveendran and Narendra D. Rokade, 2010. Amino acid composition of major table and wine grape cultivars grown in semiarid climate of India. Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology, 51(3): 226-234
  6. Satisha Jogaiah, Keith R. Striegler, Eli Bergmeier and Jackie Harris, 2012. Influence of Cluster Exposure to Sun on Fruit Composition of Norton Grapes (Vitis estivalisMichx) in Missouri. International Journal of Fruit Sciences, 12: 410-426.
  7. Satisha Jogaiah, Dasharath P. Oulkar, Kaushik Banerjee, Jagdev Sharma, Anuja S. Patil. Smitha R. Maske, and Ramhari G. Somkuwar, 2013. Biochemically Induced Variations during Some Phenological Stages in Thompson Seedless Grapevines Grafted on Different Rootstocks. South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 34: 36-45
  8. Satisha Jogaiah, Dasharath P. Oulkar, Amruta N. Vijapure, Smita R. Maske, Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ramhari G. Somkuwar, 2013. Influence of canopy management practices on fruit composition of wine grape cultivars grown in semiarid tropical region of India. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8 (24): 3462-3472. DOI. 10.5897/AJAR/12.2066
  9. Satisha Jogaiah, Sahdeo D. Ramteke, Jagdev Sharma and Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, 2014. Moisture and Salinity Stress Induced Changes in Biochemical Constituents and Water Relations of Different Grape Rootstock Cultivars. International Journal of Agronomy, pp: 1-8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/789087.
  10. Satisha Jogaiah, Smita R. Maske and Anuradha Upadhyay, 2014. Rootstocks induced changes in enzyme activity and other biochemical components during bud burst in Thompson Seedless grapevine buds. Vitis, 53 (2): 57-64.

 

Book Chapters:

 

  • Jagdev Sharma, Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, P.G. Adsule, S.D. Sawant, Ajay Kumar Sharma, J. Satisha, Deependra Yadav, S.D. Ramteke., 2012. In the souvenir of National Dialogue on Climate Resilient Horticulture, Held at IIHR, Bangalore from 27-29th January. Pp: 179-199.
  • Satisha, J. 2013. Use of rootstocks in grape cultivation. In: Good Agricultural Practices for production of table grapes. Eds: (Editors: Adsule, P.G., Yadav, D.S., Anuradha Upadhyay, Satisha, J and Sharma, A.K.,). Pp: 6-8

 

Books

 

  • Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Vineyard Pest Management. (ed: R. Keith Striegler, Andy Allen, Satisha Jogaiah and Jackie Harris). Midwest Grape and Wine Conference, Held at Osage Beach, MO on February 6-8, 2010. pp: 88.
  • R.G. Somkuwar and J. Satisha, 2014. Establishment of New Vineyards - Do’s and Don’ts. Technical Bulletin No. 12. NRC Grapes, Pune. Pp: 32
  • R.G. Somkuwar and J. Satisha, 2014. Foundation pruning in grapes - Do’s and Don’ts. Technical Bulletin No. 13. NRC Grapes, Pune. Pp: 36
  • R.G. Somkuwar and J. Satisha, 2014. Fruit pruning in grapes - Do’s and Don’ts. Technical Bulletin No. 14. NRC Grapes, Pune. Pp:36
  • R.G. Somkuwar, A.K. Upadhyay, J. Satisha, S.D. Sawant and D.S. Yadav, 2015. Establishment of New Vineyard. Technical Bulletin No15, ICAR-NRC Grapes, Pune. Pp: 40.
Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 
  • Recipient of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi), Junior Research Fellowship for the year 1992-93 and 1993-1994 during M. Sc (Agriculture).
  • Recipient of 2 Gold Medal for Highest OGPA among M. Sc. (Agri) students during 1995.
  • Recipient of 3 UAS Gold Medal for Highest OGPA among Ph.D (Hort) students during 2004.
  • Postdoctoral research associate fellowship for two years from 2008-2010 from University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Recognized as a guide for Ph.D. by Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Biochemistry)  and from University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot (Horticulture)
  • Awarded for best poster presentation in 6th Indian Horticultural Congress held at Coimbatore during November 2014
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Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
Principal Scientist, Division of Fruit Crops, Hesaraghatta lake post, Bengaluru - 560 089
Email Address: 
satishaj@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
28466420 ext. 292

Officers of Kerala were Trained on Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Horticulture

Officers of Kerala were Trained on Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Horticulture

 

The Division of Extension and Training organized a special training programme for the extension personnel  of Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala under Kerala Horticultural Mission from January 19-24, 2015. 'Integrated pest and disease management in horticultural crops of Kerala' was the theme of the training. The experienced scientists of concerned subject matter shared their research experiences with the participants.

 

Twenty five officials from 12 districts of Kerala were imparted knowledge and skill on advanced  integrated pest and disease management practices through lecture-cum-interaction, visits to the laboratories, experimental and demonstration plots at ICAR-IIHR, model nursery units of private entrepreneurs and fields of progressive farmers.  The participants were provided with both hard as well soft copies of structured resource material and  relevant publications of ICAR-IIHR.

 

The participants felt that the programme was very much useful, so that they can effectively disseminate the advanced pest and disease management practices to the farmers of their regions. The pre and post evaluation towards knowledge level of the participants indicated that the programme was significantly effective in imparting knowledge on the theme. Dr H Ravishankar, Dr B Narayanaswamy, Principal Scientists and Dr R Venkattakumar, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Extension and Training coordinated the programme.

 

Group Photo of the Participants and Coordinators

National Meet on Distant Hybridisation in Horticultural Crop Improvement

National Meet on Distant Hybridisation in Horticultural Crop Improvement

 

National Meet on Distant Hybridisation in Horticultural Crop Improvement, was held on 22nd& 23rd January, 2015, at ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Dr.T.ManjunathaRao, Director(Act.) has welcomed the gathering. Dr.B.M.C.Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Dr.YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh, was the Chief Guest and stressed on the need of distant hybridisation in horticultural crop for improvement of specific traits. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr.N.K.Krishnakumar, DDG (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi. Other important dignitaries includes Dr.T.Janaki Ram, ADG(Hort-I), Dr.C.P.A.Iyer, Ex.Director, CISH, Lucknow  and Mr.G.R.Chintala, CGM, Karnataka Region were also attended the function. Subsequently, the five technical sessions  such as ” Genetic variability and  distant hybridisation, distant hybridisation in fruit crops, distant hybridisation in vegetable crops-I, distant hybridisation in vegetable crops-II and distant hybridisation in Ornamental, Medicinal, Spices & Plantation crops were conducted. Dr.M.R.Dinesh, Head, Division of Fruit Crops and organising secretary, proposed vote of thanks.

 

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