IIT scholar K Ashok Kumar wins international award on plant nutrition

Mr. K Ashok Kumar, a research scholar from IIT Kharagpur (KGP) has won the prestigious International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award. The award is awarded by the US-based International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) and carries a cash prize of USD 2,000 and a recognition certificate. 

Mr. Kumar is the research scholar at the department of agricultural and food engineering, in IIT Kharagpur. Presently he is pursuing his PhD on ‘Comparative Assessment of Direct and Residual Effects of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Management on Rice-Chickpea Production System in Lateritic Soil.

The objective of this research is to study the soil nutrient dynamics under organic and inorganic nutrient management to improve the crop yield and quality of rice-chickpea cropping system in lateritic soil. It will also help application of organic fertilizers such as vermicompost in right amount and at the right time to the rice crop. It will increase the yield of the rice-chickpea cropping system by 10% as compared to the use of conventional synthetic fertilizers.

The IPNI Board of Directors offers two awards of interest to graduate students and scientists working in plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients.

So now let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the IIT scholar who has won the international award on plant nutrition ?
2. The scholar who has won the prestigious IPNI award belongs to which IIT ?
3. Expand the term IPNI ?

Courtesy : Business Standard 


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