Kumar Scientific
Dr.V.Kumar [Principal Scientist]
Specialization / Discipline Horticulture / Production System Management
Department Crop Production
Official email kumarnrcb@gmail.com, Kumar.V@icar.gov.in
Salient Research Achievements
(in bullets)
  • Standardized season of planting for commercial cultivars of banana
  • Standardized integrated weed management practices for banana.
  • Standardized mulching and fertigation technology
  • Standardized planting systems, spacing and nutritional requirement for commercial cultivars of banana
  • Standardized stage wise nutrient requirement for enhancing the quality production of banana cv. Udhayam.
Current Research
  • Development of clump management technology for enhanced productivity in banana(PI)
  • Studies on Nutrient Dynamics in Banana (Co-PI)
  • Organic banana farming for sustainable soil healthand nutritional security (Co-PI)
Current Research Projects(External)
  • Development of banana sucker paring equipment, pseudo-stem injector, bunch harvester and pseudo-stem outer sheath plate making equipment (CC-PI)
  • Area of Interest Crop Production System Management/ Integrated Nutrient Management/ Precision farming/ Good Agricultural Practices for Banana
    Total Research Publications 12
    Best five Publications
    • Sundararaju, P. and V. Kumar. 2003. Management of root-lesion nematode,Pratylenchus coffeae in six commercial cultivars of banana through organic and inorganic amendments. Info Musa. 12: 35-38
    • Uma, S., Kalpana, S., Sathiamoorthy, S. and V. Kumar. 2005. Evaluation of Commercial cultivars of banana (Musa spp.) for their suitability for fibre industry.Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter No. 142: 29-35.
    • Shiva shankar, S. and V. Kumar. 1999. Pattern of fruit development in six banana varieties. Indian J. Plant Physiology 4 (4): 286-288.
    • Sundararaju, P., Mustaffa, M.M., Kumar, V., Cannayane, I. and Tanuja Priya, B. 2002. Effect of organic farming on plant parasitic nematodes infesting banana cv. Karpuravalli. Current Nematology 13: 39-43
    • Uma, S., Kalpana, S. and Kumar, V. 2007. Evaluation of culinary Musagermplasm for fibre yield and quality. The Indian J. Agric. Sciences 77 (8): 553-557.
    • Fellow of Association for the Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana.
    • Fellow of Confederation of Horticultural Associations of India.

    Priced Publications