Dr. Madhusudan Behera

Principal Scientist

Agronomy


RESEARCH AREAS



Agronomic management of Spices, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants in Jute and Sisal based Cropping Systems, Enhancement of production, productivity and quality in jute and allied fibres, Use of interspaces of sisal for profitable enterprise by crop diversification, Micro-irrigation in Fruit-Fibre system for improving fibre yield and water productivity, Integrated Farming System in jute and allied fibres for enhancing farm income and sustainable agriculture under organic package, Sustenance of crop productivity and soil fertility in Gangetic alluvium under intensive Jute-Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems, Conservation Agriculture Practices and Soil Test resource based Integrated Plant Nutrient Supply System in Jute based cropping systems for sustenance of soil health and Sustainable Agriculture.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353776
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E-mail Address:
Madhusudan.Behera@icar.gov.in
behera_ms@rediffmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Prospects of Growing medicinal and aromatic plants in jute and sisal-based cropping system, (In House Project)
  2. Use of Drip irrigation for improving productivity of sisal-based fruit - fibre system in central plateau region of India, (In House Project)
  3. Integrated farming system in jute and sisal plantation under organic management package,(In House Project)
  4. Studies on Nitrogen Dynamics under Rice-Flax Cropping System,(In House Project)
  5. Studies on ribbon retting methods for quality fibre production in jute and mesta, (In House Project)
  6. Conservation Agricultural Practices of Jute Based Cropping Systems under Climate Change Scenario, (In House Project)
  7. Effect of planting materials and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of sisal (Agave sisalana) and hybrid sisal, (In House Project)
  8. Yield and quality of jute seed as influenced by method of application and dose of fertilizer nutrients in southern Bengal condition ,(In House Project)
  9. To study changes in quality, crop productivity and sustainability under jute-rice-wheat cropping system (Long term) (LTFE),(AICRP sponsored; Budget: 10 Lakhs/year)
  10. Commercial crop-(Jute) based cropping system,(NFSM, GoI sponsored; Budget: 76.90 lakhs)
  11. Impact of Tropospheric Ozone on Crop production under jute-rice cropping system,(NICRA, ICAR sponsored; Budget: 11.38 lakhs)
  12. Soil Test and Resource Based Integrated Plant Nutrient Supply System for Sustainable Agriculture,(AICRP sponsored)
  13. Long Term effect of ST-TY Evaluation based INM on yield, value addition, nutrient budgeting and quality of soil under jute-rice-lentil Sequence,(AICRP sponsored)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Received Bharat Jyoti Award for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role at seminar on Economic Growth & National Integration at NEW Delhi on 24 Nov 2014. (Conferred by India International Friendship Society. Registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1980 No. 5/28/47 of 1995)
  2. Best Paper Award for research paper entitled “Scope of Intercropping spices, medicinal and aromatic plants in sisal plantation for enhancing farm income” presented in the technical session on Natural Fibre technology Promotion and Deployment during February 2-3, 2019 at National Seminar on Natural Fibre Resource Management for Sustainable Development held at ICAR-National Institute of National Fibre Engineering and Technology (NINFET), Kolkata
  3. Best Poster Award for research paper entitled Integrated Farming System in Sisal Plantation for sustainable production during 5-9 November 2019 at International Conference jointly organized by Soil Conservation Society of India, World Association of Soil and water conservation and International Soil Conservation Organization, New Delhi
  4. Krishi Gaurav Samman 2017: Rautray S.K., Mishra A, Sinha M.K., Mohanty R.K., Behera M.S. and Ambast S.K. Samekit for the research entitled “Posan prabhandan k tahat barsha aadharit madhyamrumi mein pratiropit dhan ki urja dakhsyta wo ardhasatra” at Bhartiya Krushi Anusandhan Samiti and Krushi Anusandhan Sanchar Kendra, Karnal-132001
  5. Received Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Best Paper Award of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research for the years 2010-2012 for the paper entitled “Reclamation of coastal waterlogged wasteland through biodrinage” by S.K. Jena, N.Sahoo, S.Roy Chowdhury, R.K. Mohanty, D.K. Kundu, M.S. Behera, D.U.Patil and Ashwani Kumar conferred during 10th National Symposium of the society on “ Managing Natural resources for Enhancing Agricultural and Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate” 11-14th Dec 2013 at CSSRI-RRS, Bharuch, Gujarat
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Behera, M. S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A. K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K. (2015) Scope and Opportunities of MAPs and Spices in Jute seed based cropping system. Indian Journal of Ecology, 2016 43(1) Special Issue -1:272-274 (4.96)
  2. Behera, M. S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A. K. and Singh, A. (2016) Production Potential and economic feasibility of growing medicinal and aromatic plants in jute based cropping system. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 34(1): 68-72 (4.00)
  3. Behera, M. S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A. K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K. (2015) Prospects of growing Spices and MAPs in Jute (Fibre cum seed) cropping system. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol 33(4):3265-3267 (3.49)
  4. Behera, M. S., Kundu, D. K., Satpathy, S., Jha, A. K., Singh, A. and Nayak, R. K. (2015) Scope and Opportunity of intercropping medicinal and aromatic plants with sisal cultivation. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 33(2): 1771-1773 (I247, 3.03)
  5. Behera, M. S., Verma, O. P., Mahapatra, P. K., Singandhupe, R. B., Kumar, A., Kannan, K. and Brahmanand, P. S. (2013) Effect of fertigation on Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) under drip irrigation. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 58(2):243-250. (5.46)
  6. Behera, M. S., Mahapatra, P. K., Singandhupe, R. B., Kundu, D. K., Kannan, K. and Singh, A. (2014) Effect of drip fertigation on growth, seed and root yield of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal). Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, 19 (3), 281-286 (5.18)
  7. Behera, M. S., Mahapatra, P. K., Singandhupe, R. B. and Kundu, D. K. (2015) Effect of drip fertigation on soil moisture dynamics, nutrient uptake and productivity of ashwagandha. Journal of soil and water Conservation, 14(1): 41-48. (5.08)
  8. Behera, M. S., Mahapatra, P. K., Singandhupe, R. B., Verma, O.P. and Kumar, A. K. (2015) Yield,nutrient uptake by Japanese mint and soil fertility status under drip fertigation. Journal of soil and crops, 25 (1):62-70 (4.46)
  9. Behera, M. S., Singandhupe, R. B., Kundu, D. K., Kannan, K. and Brahmanand, P. S. (2016) Effect of Soil Moisture and Fertility on Growth and yield of Stevia in a Sandy Clay Loam Soil of Odisha. Journal of Agricultural Physics, 16(1&2): 22-28. (4.31)
  10. Behera, M.S., Mahapatra, P. K., Singandhupe, R. B., Kundu, D. K. and Barman, D. (2013) Enhancing yield and water use efficiency of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana, Bertoni) through drip irrigation system. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agriculture Research, 31(2): 71-76. (4.00)