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Agronomy      (27 scientists)

Dr K. S. Rana


Field of Specialisation : Dryland farming Pearl Millet Agronomy

Dr K. S. Rana

Principal Scientist

M.Sc. : Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana

Ph.D : Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi

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PG School, Faculty Disciplines : Agronomy

No. of Students Guided : -    M.Sc :   4

   Ph.D :   18

Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating 6 and above with first or corresponding author only

  1. Rana, K.S., Singh, G., Singh, R. and Rana, D.S. 2001 Evaluation of Oleiferous brassicas staggered sowing and fertility levels for improvement of potato -based intercropping systems Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 71(7): 431-437 6.23
  2. Rana, K.S., Giri, G., Rana, D.S. and Pachauri, D.K. 2004 Effect of sunflower (Helianthus annus) residue management on productivity, economics and nutrient balance sheet of sunflower and maize (Zea-mays) based cropping system Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 74 (6):305-310 6.23
  3. Rana. K.S., Giri. G and Rana, D.S. 2007 Direct and residual effect of Phosphorus and sulphur on yield trend, system productivity, economics and balance sheet of Indian mustard�sunflower-urdbean cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 77(7):408-414. 6.23
  4. Kumar, A., Rana, K.S., Choudhary, A.K., Bana, R.S., Sharma, V.K., Prasad, S., Gupta, G., Choudhary, M., Pradhan, A., Rajpoot, S.K., Kumar, A., Amit Kumar and Tyagi, V. 2021. Energy budgeting and carbon footprints of zero-tilled pigeonpea�wheat cropping system under sole or dual crop basis residue mulching and Zn-fertilization in a semi-arid agro-ecology. Energy 231: 120862, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy. 2021.20862 (NAAS rating 14.9)
  5. Ankit, Ram Swaroop Bana, K.S. Rana, Raj Singh, Samarth Godara, Minakshi Grover, Achchhelal Yadav, Anil K. Choudhary, Teekam Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Ruchi Bansal, Nirupma Singh, Vipin Mishra, Amresh Choudhary, Akshay Kumar Yogi. 2022. No-tillage with residue retention and foliar Sulphur nutrition enhances productivity, mineral biofortification and crude protein in rainfed pearl millet under Typic haplustepts. Plants 2022, 11, 943. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11070943. (NAAS rating 10.4)
  6. Kumar, A., Rana, K.S., Choudhary, A.K.,Bana, R.S., et al. 2022.Sole- or Dual-Crop Basis Residue Mulching and Zn Fertilization Lead to Improved Productivity, Rhizo-modulation and Soil Health in Zero-Tilled PigeonpeaWheat Cropping System.Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition(2022).https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-021-00723-6. (NAAS rating=9.3)
  7. Choudhary, M., Rana, K.S., Bana, R.S., Parihar C.M., and Kantwa, S.R. 2021. Conservation agriculture practices and sulphur fertilization effects on productivity and resource-use efficiency of rainfed mustard (Brassica juncea). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 91 (1): 49-53. (NAAS rating=6.23)
  8. Choudhary, M., Rana, K.S., Bana, R.S., Ghasal, P.C., Choudhary, G.L., and Verma, R. 2018. Energy budgeting and carbon footprint of pearl millet Mustard cropping system under conventional and conservation agriculture in rainfed semi-arid agro-ecosystem. Energy. 141:1052-1058. (NAAS rating = 14.9)
  9. Kumar, S., Choudhary A.K., Rana, K.S., Sarkar, A. and Singh, M. 2018. Bio-fortification potential of global wild annual lentil core collection. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191122. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/ journal. pone. 0191122. (NAAS rating = 8.81)
  10. Choudhary, M., Rana, K.S., Meena, M.C., Bana, R.S., Jakhar, P., Ghasal, P.C., and Verma, R.K. 2019. Changes in physico-chemical and biological properties of soil under conservation agriculture based pearl millet mustard cropping system in rainfed semi-arid region. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65(7) : 911-927. (NAAS Rating = 8.25)

Patent / Technologies / Methodologies / System etc. (Upto Five) :

  1. Aqua-fertilization for system intensification in drylands
  1. Developed various Intercropping systems and planting patterns in dryland and rainfed ecologies: ? Intercropping of 1 row of mungbean or cowpea in pigeonpea (50 cm) was recommended for maximizing the productivity and monetary returns under rainfed conditions.
  1. Developed Moisture management protocols in rainfed pearl millet based cropping systems
  1. Designed energy smart crop establishment systems of pearl millet-mustard and pigeon pea- wheat system
  1. Perfected dryland specific nutrient management protocols for enhanced resource use efficiency

Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Upto Five) :

  1. Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi
  1. Fellow, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi
  1. Fellow, Indian Society of Cropping System and Development, Modipuram, Meerut
  1. Recipient of �Czech Republic Fellowship on International Post Graduate Course �Role of long term field experiment in agricultural and ecological sciences and practical solutions for managing C & N content in soil� at University of Agri. Sciences Prague, Czech Republic (Europe) during 2005.
  1. Recipient of �ICAR�s Team Research Award for AICRP Project in Pearlmillet� during 2007 besides five best paper awards.