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Indian Institute of Technology Scholar wins International Award on Plant Nutrition

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A food engineering research scholar from IIT Kharagpur wins prestigious International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award on Plant Nutrition.

Awarded to: K Ashok Kumar

About Ashok Kumar

He has been pursuing his PhD at the Department Of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur on nutrition management of rice-chickpea production system in laterite soil

  • Awarded by: US-based International Plant Nutrition Institute
  • Award: a cash prize of USD 2,000 and a recognition certificate.International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award

Views of Ashok Kumar:

  1. The research will help us to use of organic fertilizer such as Vermicompost in right composition so that yield of rice-chickpea cropping system is increased by 10% as compared to use of conventional artificial fertilisers
  2. The organic fertilser application will enhance the nutritional & cooking quality of rice grain and chemical & biological properties of the acid lateritic soil

About the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Science-based organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutrition for the benefit of the human family

  • Operating in January of 2007
  • Headquarter: USA