AGROMET  RESEARCH  CENTRE, SKUAST-J, CHATHA

(A) LONG -TERM PROJECT

 1)  All India Coordinated Research Project on  Agrometeorology

  • To study the agricultural climate in relation to regional crop planning and assessment of crop production potentials.
  • To establish crop-weather relationships for all the major rainfed and irrigated crops.
  • To evaluate the different techniques of modification of crop microclimates for enhancing the water-use efficiency and productivity of crops.
  • To study the influence of weather on the incidence and spread of pests and diseases of field crops.
  • To provide agro-advisory support to farming communities.

 

2) Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa, AMFU,Chatha

  • To provide location specific weather forecast and Agro-Meteorological Advisory Service (AAS) as per different climatic conditions and cropping patterns.
  • To implement an efficient outreach system so that the farmers receive weather based agro-advisories specific to their areas and crops on real time basis.
  • To set up operational arrangements for AAS involving extension and information disseminating agencies.
  • Agromet Field Unit (AMFU) operated at SKUAST-J,Chatha.
  • Agromet Field Unit (AMFU) operated at SKUAST-J, Tandwal, RARS,Rajouri.

B)      ADHOC PROJECTS



1) National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)  

  • To enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability and climate change through development and application of improved production and risk management technologies. 
  • To demonstrate site specific technology packages on farmers’ fields for adapting to current climate risks. 
  • To enhance the capacity of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.

 

    2) Forecasting Agricultural Output using Space, Agrometeorology and Land based observations (FASAL)

  • To establish the relation between weather and crop growth, development and yield for maize, wheat and mustard.
  • To assess and establish the relationship between weather, field level management practices and land factors for crop yield forecasting.
  • To determine genetic coefficients for popular varieties of maize, wheat and mustard for running crop simulation models for crop yield forecasting
  • To issue multiple crop yield forecast for rice, maize and wheat in (Subtropical region) at mid season (F2) and pre-harvest stage (F3).
Name of the project Principal Investigator Funding Agency Duration
National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Dr.Meenakshi Gupta CRIDA,Hyderabad Yearly Sanction
Forecasting Agricultural Output using Space, Agrometeorology and Land based observations (FASAL)” Dr.Meenakshi Gupta India Meteorological Department, New Delhi 8 years
Dr. Meenakshi Gupta
Designation : Associate Professor
I/c Agrometeorology & Nodal Officer (GKMS)
Area of Specialization : Conservation Agri, Crop Production
Contact No : +91 9419785352
E mail : minuraj74@rediffmail.com

 
Dr.Veena Sharma
Designation : Technical Officer (AMFU-Chatha)
Area of Specialization : Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Contact No : 09419125127
E mail : veena_sharma29@rediffmail.com

 
Dr. Rohit Sharma
Designation : Technical Officer (AMFU-Rajouri)
Area of Specialization : Agronomy ( Weed Science)
Contact No : 9596619990
E mail : amfurarsrajouri@gmail.com

 

 
Dr. Dr. Mahender Singh
E mail drmahendersinghg@gmail.com,
msghanghas@yahoo.co.in
Contact No. 09419235408
Designation Senior Scientist
Area of Specialization Agrometeorology
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    Dr. Vikas Abrol
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    Designation Asstt-Prof/Jr. Scientist
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  • 14
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  • Awarded Research Scholarship of one academic year by Government of Israel at Agricultural Research Organization, Institute of Soil, Water and Environment Sciences, The Volcani Centre, Bet Dagan, Israel
  • REVIEWER OF REPUTED
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  • • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist
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    Dr. Jai Kumar
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    Area of Specialization Agronomy
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    Sh. Vikas Gupta
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    Area of Specialization Agronomy
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  • 14
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    Area of Specialization Entomology
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  • 08 years years
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    Contact No. 09469210863
    Designation Jr. Scientist
    Area of Specialization Mycology and Plant Pathology (Plant Nematology)
    Publication (in numbers)
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  • 58
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  • - Fellow of Purvanchal Environmental Association (Varanasi)
  • - B.H.U. Fellowship, Varanasi
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    Area of Specialization Plant Pathology
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    Area of Specialization Soil Science
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