• Dr Rakesh Kumar PS (Agronomy)

    Dr Rakesh Kumar PS (Agronomy)

    Agronomy Section ICAR-NDRI Karnal

    • Current Research Area

    Qualifications:

    • Ph. D. Agronomy from CCS HAU, Hissar
    • M.Sc.(Ag) Agronomy From SKRAU, Bikaner

    Major Research Accomplishments

    Awards:

    • Fellow of NADS(I)-2018
    • Best Annual report award 2015-16
    • Reviewers Excellence Award-2016
    • Outstanding Scientist award Award-2016 by ICAHPS, New Delhi.
    • University Gold Medal BY SKRAU, Bikaner for standing First in M.Sc Agronomy
    • Outstanding Worker Award-2011 by Govt of Rajasthan.
    • Several Best paper and poster presentation awards

    Training:

    Patents, Technology, Methodology, Genetic Stock, Variety, etc.:

    Publications:

    • A. BOOKS/MAGAZINES/TRAINING MANUALS 1. Meena, BS; Rakesh, Kumar and Meena, HR 2015. Chara Utpadan awam Sarnkshan ISBN:978-81-7233-951-7. Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur, India,128pp.
    • 2. Datt, C; Kumar, S; Mondal, G; Tyagi, N; Thakur, SS; Mohini, M and Kumar, Rakesh (Eds.). 2016. Innovative Approaches for Animal Feeding and Nutritional Research. Book of Abstracts of XVI Biennial Animal Nutrition Conference, February 6-8, 2016, Karnal, India, 344pp.
    • 3. Kumar, Rakesh; Datt, C; Meena, HR and Chitranayak 2017. Dugdh Ganga 2016-2017. ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001. pp115
    • 4. Kumar, Rakesh; Datt, C; Meena, HR and Chitranayak 2016. Dugdh Ganga 2015-2016. ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001. pp115.
    • 5. Singh, AK; Kumar, Rakesh; Yadav, G and Arora, DK (Eds.) 2015. Training Manual Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Commercial Dairy Farming, 22-27 June,2015, Karnal, India, 219pp.
    • 6. Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Ashutosh; Sankhla, G and Meena, BS 2013. Pasupalan Vikas hetu Chara Utpadan awam saranksan National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, pp 92. (In Hindi)
    • 7. Kumar, Rakesh; Ashutosh; Singh, M; Datt, C and Meena, HR 2014 Chara utpadan awam pasupalan vikas takniki gatividhiyan. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, pp 114. (In Hindi)
    • 8. Meena, BS; Kumar, Rakesh; Meena, HR; Sankhla, G and Datt, C 2014. Unnat pasupalan awam Chara Utpadan taknikiyan. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, pp103. (In Hindi)
    • 9. Sankhla, G; Kumar, Rakesh; Meena, HR; and Meena, BS 2014. Vayavsayik dery farming. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, pp95. (In Hindi)
    • 10. Lathwal, SS;Singh, P; Bhakat, M; Kumar, Rakesh and Datt, C 2013. Vaigyanik pasupalan awam vikas. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, pp64. (In Hindi)
    • B. RESEARCH PAPERS
    • 1. Makarana, G;Yadav, RK;Kumar, Rakesh;Soni, P.G.; Yadav, T; Yadav, MR; Datt, C; Rathore, DK; Kar, S and Meena, VK 2017. Fodder Yield and Quality of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) Genotypes as Influenced by Salinity of Irrigation Water in North Western India. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 34(1):56-63.
    • 2. Choudhary, S; Chopra, Neelam K.; Chopra, Nisha K.; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh and Kushwaha, M 2017. Influence of Nitrogen Levels and Weed Management Practices on Yield and Quality of Forage Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 34(1): 64- 69.
    • 3. Suraj Kar, Rakesh Kumar, Parveen Kumar, Magan Singh, Pooja Gupta Soni, Govind Makarana, Deepa Joshi and Manish Kushwaha. 2017. C4 Photosynthesis and Biomass. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1567-1574.
    • 4. Yadav, M R; Kumar, Rakesh; Parihar, C M; Yadav, R K; Jat, S L; Ram, H; Meena, R K; Singh, M; Birbal; Verma, A P; Kumar, U; Ghosh, Ashish and Jat, M L. 2017. Strategies for improving nitrogen use efficiency: A review. Agricultural Reviews 38(1):29-41.
    • 5. Yadav, T; Chopra, NK; Yadav, MR; Kumar, Rakesh; Rathore, DK; Soni, PG; Makarana, G; Tamta, A; Kushwah, M; Ram, H. 2017.Weed Management in Cowpea- A Review. International Journal of current microbiology and applied science 6(2):1373-85.
    • 6. Yadav, MR; Parihar, CM; Kumar, Rakesh; Yadav, RK; Jat, SL; Singh, AK; Ram, H; Meena, RK; Singh, M; Meena, VK. 2017. Conservation Agriculture and Soil Quality– An Overview. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6(2):707-35.
    • 7. Jakhar, RR; Yadav, SR; Jakhar, RK; Devra, P; Ram, H; Kumar, Rakesh. 2017. Potential and Importance of Carbon Sequestrations in Agricultural Soils. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6(2): 1776-88.
    • 8. Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Tomar, SK; Meena, BS and Rathore, DK. 2016. Productivity and nutritive parameters of fodder maize under varying plant density and fertility levels for improved animal productivity. Indian Journal of Animal Research 50(2):199-202.
    • 9. Kumar, Rakesh; Rathore, DK; Singh, M.; Kumar, P. and Khippal, A. 2016. Effect of phosphorus and zinc nutrition on growth and yield of fodder cowpea. Legume Research-An International Journal 39(2):262-267.
    • 10. Yadav, T; Chopra, Nisha K; Chopra, NK; Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Datt, C; Soni, PG; Rathore, DK and Kumar, S. 2016. Influence of Weed Control Methods on Yield and Quality of Cowpea Fodder. Indian Journal Animal Nutrition 33(1):70-74.
    • 11. Khippal, A; Singh, S; Chand, M; Sheokand, R; Singh, J; Verma, R and Kumar, Rakesh 2016. Mechanized and profitable intercropping of legumesin autumn planted sugarcane. Legume Research-An International Journal 39(3):411-418.
    • 12. Kumar, Rakesh; Rathore, DK; Meena, BS; Ashutosh; Singh, M; Kumar, U and Meena, VK 2016. Enhancing productivity and quality of fodder maize through soil and foliar zinc nutrition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research 50(3):259-263.
    • 13. Dhindsa, HS; Sharma, RD and Kumar, Rakesh 2016. Role of fly ash in improving soil physical properties and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum). Agricultural Science Digest-A Research Journal 36(2):97-101.
    • 14. Kumar, Rakesh; Kumar, S; Ashutosh; Singh, M; Meena, BS; Tomar, SK; Datt, C; Ram, H and Rathore, DK 2016 Performance of Quality Protein Maize Under Different Planting Windows. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 33(2):154-159.
    • 15. Kar, S; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh and Kumar, P 2016. Fodder Yield and Quality of Sugargraze, Sorghum and Maize as Affected by Nitrogen Sources. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 33(2):160-163.
    • 16. Yadav, MR; Parihar, CM; Kumar, Rakesh; Meena, RK; Verma, AP; Yadav, R; Ram, H; Yadav, T; Singh, M and Jat, SL 2016. Performance of Maize Under Conservation Tillage International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 8(39):1802-05.
    • 17. Ukai, V; Chopra, Nisha K; Chopra, NK and Kumar, Rakesh 2016. Effect of sowing date and nitrogen fertilizer on growth, yield and nitrogen uptake of forage turnip (Brassica rapa), Indian Journal of Agronomy 61(2):259-262.
    • 18. Soni, PG; Yadav, RK; Kumar, A; Kumar, Rakesh; Datt, C; Paul, K and Kumar, G 2016. Sorghum Fodder Production and Its Nutrient Composition under Different Residual Sodium Carbonate Levels in Irrigation Water. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 33(3):345-349.
    • 19. Meena, VK; Kaushik, MK; Kumar, Rakesh; Meena, BL; Meena, BP; Kumar, R; Kumar, U and Kumar, S 2016. Influence of growth regulators on nutrient concentrations, nutrient uptake and quality parameters of cluster bean varieties. Legume Research – An International Journal 39(5):797-801.
    • 20. Meena, VK; Kaushik, MK; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh; Meena, RK; Meena, BL; Meena, BP; Ram, H; Kumar, U and Yadav, MR 2016. Performance of cluster bean cultivars under the application of various agrochemicals in Sub – Humid area of Rajasthan. Legume Research – An International Journal 39(6):982-986.
    • 21. Kumar, G; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh; Yadav, RK; Datt, C; Paul, K; Soni, PG and Chauhan, A 2015. Yield and quality of Fodder Turnip as Affected by Nitrogen Application and Weed Management during Winter Lean Periods. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 32(1):57-62.
    • 22. Mohan, S; Singh, M and Kumar, Rakesh 2015. Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc fertilization on yield and quality of kharif fodder -A review. Agricultural Reviews 36(3):218-226.
    • 23. Kumar, S; Kumar, A; Kumar, P; Kumar, Rakesh; Lata, C; Kumar, A; Soni, PG and Sheoran, P 2015. Effect of Salt Stress on Fodder Yield and Quality of Grass and Non-Grass Halophytes. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 32(3):295-299.
    • 24. Uikey, V; Chopra, Nisha K; Chopra, NK; Kumar, Rakesh and Yadav, T 2015. Influence of Sowing Time and Level of Nitrogen Application on Yield and Chemical Constituents of Turnip (Brassica compestris var. rapa L.) Fodder. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 32(3):351-353.
    • 25. Rathore, DK; Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Meena, VK; Kumar, U; Soni, PG; Yadav, T and Makarana, G 2015. Phosphorus and zinc fertilization in fodder cowpea – A review. Agricultural Reviews 36(4):333-338.
    • 26. Rathore, DK; Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Kumar, P; Meena, VK; Kumar, U; Joshi, D; Kar, S; Kumar, S and Yadav, T 2015. Economics analysis of phosphorus and zinc nutrition in fodder cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Agriculture Science Digest 35(4):311-313.
    • 27. Kumar, G; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh; Paul, K; Soni, PG; Chauhan, A 2015. Effect of nitrogen and weed management on weed control efficiency and yield of fodder turnip, Agriculture Science Digest 35(4):326-329.
    • 28. Rathore, DK; Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, M; Kumar, P; Tyagi, N; Datt, C; Meena, BS; Soni, PG; Yadav, T and Makrana, G 2015. Effect of Phosphorus and Zinc Application on Nutritional Characteristics of Fodder Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 32(4):388-392.
    • 29. Kumar, Rakesh 2014. Assessment of Technology Gap and Productivity Gain through Crop Technology Demonstration in Chickpea. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research 48(2):162-164.
    • 30. Kumar, Rakesh 2014. Crop Technology Demonstration: An Effective Communication Approach for Dissemination of Wheat Production Technology. Agricultural Science Digest-A Research Journal 34(2):131-134.
    • 31. Kumari, A; Kumar, P; Ahmad, E; Singh, M; Kumar, Rakesh; Yadav, RK; Datt, C and Chinchmlatpure, A 2014. Fodder Yield and Quality of Oats Fodder (Avena sativa) as Influenced by Salinity of Irrigation Water and Applied Nitrogen Levels. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 31(3):266-271.
    • 32. Paul, K; Chopra, NK; Soni, PG; Kumar, Rakesh and Mondal, G 2014. Influence of Different Nitrogen Levels and Weed Control on Yield and Chemical Composition of Mustard (Brassica rapa L. sub. chinensis) Fodder. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition 31(4):400-403.
    • 33. Kumar, Rakesh 2013. Boosting barley (Hordium vulgare L.) production through crop technology demonstration in transitional plain of inland drainage zone of Rajasthan (India). International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(9):026-028.
    • 34. Kumar, Rakesh and Agarwal, SK 2013. Yield and yield component of wheat (Triticum aestivum) as influenced by agrispon and fertonic at varying level of fertility. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(9):029-033
    • 35. Kumar, Rakesh 2013. Evaluation of Crop technology demonstration of mustard crop in Transitional plain of Inland Drainage Zone of Rajasthan. International Journal of Agricultural and Statistical Sciences 9(2):657-660.
    • 36. Kumar, Rakesh 2012. Crop technology demonstration: An effective communication approach for dissemination of sustainable Green Gram production technology. Crop Improvement 39(Spl. Issue):1583-1584.
    • 37. Kumar R, Singh M, Meena BS, Ram H, Parihar CM, Kumar S, Yadav MR, Meena RK, Kumar U and Meena VK. 2017. Zinc management effects on quality and nutrient yield of fodder maize (Zea mays). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 87(8):1013-7. NAAS rating: 6.22
    • 38. Kumar R, Singh M, Meena BS, Kumar S, Yadav MR, Parihar CM, Ram H, Meena RK, Meena VK and Kumar U. 2017. Quality characteristics and nutrient yield of fodder maize (Zea mays) as influenced by seeding density and nutrient levels in Indo-Gangetic Plains. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 87(9):1203-8. NAAS rating: 6.22
    • 39. Subrahmanya DJ, Kumar R, Tyagi N, Ram H, Singh M, Meena RK, Tamta A and Pandey AK. 2017. Yield of Fodder Maize (Zea mays) and its Chemical Composition under Varying Plant Densities and Nutrient Management. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition. 34(4):425-9. NAAS rating: 5.02
    • 40. Makarana G, Yadav RK, Kumar R, Kumar A, Sheoran P, Yadav G, Soni PG, Yadav T, Yadav MR, Kushwaha M and Gautam PB. 2017. Growth, Yield and Grain Quality of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) Genotypes as Influenced by Salinity of Irrigation Water in North Western Regions of India. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 6(6):2858-74. NAAS rating: 5.38
    • 41. Singh M, Chauhan A, Kumar R, Joshi D, Soni PG and Meena VK. 2017. Dual purpose barley as affected by date of sowing, varieties and stage of harvesting-A review. Agricultural Reviews. 38(2):159-64. NAAS rating: 4.37
    • 42. Kar S, Singh M, Kumar P, Kumar R and Makarana G. 2017. Evaluation of sugargraze (Sorghum bicolor), fodder maize (Zea mays) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) under different sources of nitrogen. Indian Journal of Agronomy. 62(2):236-8. NAAS rating: 5.46
    • 43. Ram H, Singh RK, Pal G, Kumar R, Yadav MR and Yadav T. 2017. Response of wheat (Triticum aestivum) genotypes to different tillage practices for improving productivity and seed quality in eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 87(10):1324-8. NAAS rating: 6.22
    • 44. Yadav MR, Parihar CM, Jat SL, Singh AK, Kumar R, Yadav RK, Kuri BR, Parihar MD, Brijesh Y, Verma AP and Jat ML. 2017. Long term effect of legume intensified crop rotations and tillage practices on productivity and profitability of maize vis-a-vis soil fertility in North-Western Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Legume Research: An International Journal 40 (2): 282-90. NAAS rating: 6.12
    • 45. Yadav MR, Parihar CM, Jat SL, Singh AK, Kumar R, Yadav RK, Parihar MD, Makarana G and Jat ML. 2017. Impact of legume intensified crop rotations and tillage practices on maize productivity vis-à-vis C and N dynamics of a sandy loam soil in north-western Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Legume Research: An International Journal. 40(6). NAAS rating: 6.12
    • 46. Kumawat P, Kaushik MK, Meena VK, Chouhan BS, Meena RK and Kumar R. 2017. Effect of weed management and fertility levels on productivity of clusterbean [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub]. Legume Research: An International Journal. 40(5). NAAS rating: 6.12
    • 47. Yadav RK, Yadav MR, Kumar R, Parihar CM, Yadav N, Bajiya R, Ram H, Meena RK, Yadav DK and Yadav B. 2017. Role of Biochar in Mitigation of Climate Change through Carbon Sequestration. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 6(4):859-66. NAAS rating: 5.38
    • 48. Meena BP, Singh P, Meena VK, Ram H, Meena RK, Yadav MR, Kumar R and Puniya MM. 2017. Performance of summer maize (Zea mays) under varying irrigation levels and agro-chemicals in sub-humid southern plains of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Agronomy. 62(1):54-8. NAAS rating: 5.46