Dr. Sitangshu Sarkar

Principal Scientist
Agronomy


RESEARCH AREAS



Sisal plantation is raised from plantlets after growing in nurseries for about 1½ years, which requires more time for getting economic output. So, field experiment titled ‘Effect of planting materials and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of sisal (Agave sisalana) and hybrid sisal’ is conducted to find out option of younger plantlets capable of economic return early.
To develop appropriate technology for jute seed production in the fibre producing southern Bengal condition, field experiment is conducted to find out the dose and application method of nutrients for higher productivity of jute seed for such condition.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353776
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E-mail Address:
sitangshu.sarkar@icar.gov.in
sarkaragro@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Effect of planting materials and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of sisal (Agave sisalana) and hybrid sisal. (In House Project)
  2. Yield and quality of jute seed as influenced by method of application and dose of fertilizer nutrients in southern Bengal condition. (In House Project)
  3. Environment friendly low-cost retting technology for jute and metagenomics of retting microbiome. (In House Project)
  4. Development of multi-crop manual seed drill and dry land weeder for Gangetic alluvial soil. (In House Project)
  5. Integrated farming system in sisal plantation under organic management package. (In House Project)
  6. Development of improved weed management strategies to enhance fibre and rhizome productivity of Ramie for North Eastern India. (In House Project)
  7. National Food Security Mission NFSM for Commercial Crops Jute, (NFSM,GoI sponsored)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Fellow of Crop and Weed Science Society (CWSS Fellow) by the Crop and Weed Science Society of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya conferred in the 8th Annual Conference of the Society “for his contribution towards developing sustainable agriculture in National arena”.
  2. Awarded as Best Speaker for securing 1st Position in Seminar organized by Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya.
  3. Certificate of Excellence was received from ICAR- Directorate of Weed Research (DWR), Jabalpur for training in weed science.
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Sarkar, S., Jha, A. K., Majumdar, B. and Saha, A. R. (2018) Influence of drip irrigation, manure and fertilizers on production of planting materials in sisal (Agave sisalana Perr. Ex Engelm.). International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7 (9): 1934-1941.

2. Sarkar, S., Majumdar, B., Saha, A. R. and Kundu, D. K. (2014) Effect of weed management on sisal (Agave sisalana) nursery. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 59 (3): 445-450.

3. Sarkar, S. and Majumdar, B. (2013) Herbicidal effect on weed growth, crop yield and soil microbes in olitorius jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 51 (1-2): 23-29.

4. Sarkar, S. (2006) Weed management in jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) by post emergence herbicides. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 44 (1-2): 71-73.

5. Sarkar, S., Bhattacharjee, A. K. and Mitra, S. (2005) Weed management in jute by Trifluralin (48% EC) in the early jute-weed competition phase. Journal of Crop and Weed, 2 (1): 30-33.

6. Sarkar, S., Mondal, S. S., Maiti, P. K. and Chatterjee, B. N. (1994) Sulphur nutrition of crops with and without organic manures under intensive cropping. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 64 (2): 88-92.

7. Sarkar, S. (2005) Determination of Optimum Fertilizer and Spacing Requirement for Sustaining Higher Growth and Fibre Yield of Indian Ramie (Boehmeria Nivea). Indian Journal of Agronomy, 50 (1): 80-82.

8. Sarkar, S. and Maitra, D. N. (2005) Determination of Rhizome Rate of Ramie [Boehmeria Nivea (L.) Gaud.] for Commercial Planting. Seed Research, 33 (1): 16-19.

9. Sarkar, S. (2015). Sisal: Its scope as a multi-dimensional fibre crop for India. Indian Farming, 65 (5): 2-7.

10. Sarkar, S. and Banerjee, H. (2014) Productivity and quality of olitorius jute seed produced in red and laterite zone at Paschim Medinipur of West Bengal. Environment and Ecology, 32 (4): 1374-1379.