Dr. Ajit Kumar Jha

Senior Scientist

Plant Pathology


RESEARCH AREAS



Presently, I am working on epidemiology and management aspect of zebra disease of sisal caused by Phytophthora nicotiana and leaf spot of sisal caused by Alternaria alternata. I am significantly contributed in fungal pathology. All sixty eight germplasm of Agave are screened against zebra disease under natural epiphytotic condition. Development of Integrated Disease Management (IDM) module for zebra disease and leaf spot disease of sisal is also part of my current research work.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-6642-229286
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
Ajit.Jha@icar.gov.in
akjha422@gmail.com
sisal.india @gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Prospects of Growing medicinal and aromatic plants in jute and sisal based cropping system, (In House Project)
  2. Integrated farming system in sisal plantation under organic management package, (In House Project)
  3. Effect of planting materials and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of sisal Agave sisalana and hybrid sisal, (In House Project)
  4. Seed production in agricultural crops and fisheries, (ICAR MSP sponsored)
  5. Integrated nutrient management in sisal, (In House Project)
  6. Performance evaluation of short duration pulses and oilseed crops grown in inter rows of sisal, (In House Project)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Young Scientist Award in National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances In Agriculture && Allied Sciences ( ICAAAS- 2016) at Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad (Telangana) 10- 11th December,2016
  2. Distinguished Scientist Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology on the Occasion of 2nd National Conference on Doubling Farmers Income for Sustainable & Harmonious Agriculture( DISHA-2018) At ICAR- IINRG, Ranchi, Jharkhand) 11-12 August, 2018
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Kundu, D.K., Sarkar, S., Saha, A.R., Jha, A.K. and Behera, M.S. (2018) Application of micro irrigation and micro nutrient to improve fibre yield and water use efficiency in sisal ( Agave sisalana Perr. Ex Engelm.).Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci., 7(10):2101-2108.
  2. Sarkar, S., Jha, A.K., Majumdar, B. and Saha, A.R.(2018) Influence of Drip- irrigation, manure and fertilizers on production of planting material in sisal ( Agave sisalanaPerr. Ex Engelm.).Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci.,7(9):1934-1941
  3. Sarkar, S. And Jha, A. K. (2017) Review article: Research on sisal (Agave Sp.) fibre production in India. International Journal of Current Research, 9(11):61136-61146.
  4. Barman, D., Kundu, D. K., Paul Soumen., Paul Susanto., Chakarborty, A.K., Jha, A.K., Mazumdar, S.P., Saha, R., Bhattacharyya, P. (2017) Soil temperature prediction from air temperature for alluvial soils in lower Indo –Gangetic Plain. Int. Agrophys., 31 : 9-22
  5. Behera, M. S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A.K., Singh, A. and Naik, R. K. (2016) Production potential and economic feasibility of growing medicinal and aromatic plants in jute based cropping system. Journal of the Indian Society for Coastal Agricultural Research, 34(1):68-72
  6. Behera, M.S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A.K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K. (2015) Scope and opportunity of intercrooping medicinal and aromatic plants with sisal cultivation. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 33 (2):1771-1777
  7. Behera, M.S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A.K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K. (2015) Scope And Opportunity of MAPS and Spices in Jute seed based cropping system. Indian Journal of Ecology, 2016 43 (1)Special Issue -1:272-274
  8. Behera, M.S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A.K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K.( 2015) Prospects of growing spices,medicinal and aromatic plants in jute (Fibre cum seed ) cropping system. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 33 (4):3265-3267.
  9. Sarkar,S., Kundu, D.K., Saha, A.R, Majumdar, B. and Jha, A.K. (2015) Intercropping system in double rowed sisal (Agave sisalana) plantation. Indian Journal of Natural Fibres, 1 (2):221-224
  10. Sarkar, S., Behera, M.S., Majumdar, B. and Jha, A.K. sisal ke behtar utpadan takneek (In Hindi). Kheti, 27-31