Dr.K Kandiannan
Principal Scientist
Indian Institute of Spices Research

QualificationPh D
SpecialisationAgronomy, Agricultural Meteorology
Official emailkandiannan@spices.res.in
Personal emailkandiannan@gmail.com
Mobile Number9446023078
Research Experience
Current Research Projects(Institute)
Current Research Projects(External)
Area of Interest Crop Production, Crop Ecology, Crop and crop-weather model
Total Publications 50
Selected Publications
  1. Ankegowda S J, Kandiannan K and Venugopal M N. 2010. Rainfall and temperature trends- A tool for crop planning. Journal of Plantation Crops. 38(1): 57-61.
  2. Kandiannana, K. Utpala Parthasarathy, K.S.Krishnamurthy, C.K.Thankamani, V.Srinivasan 2009 Modeling individual leaf area of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe.) using leaf length and width. Scientia Horticulturae 120: 532-537
  3. Kandiannan, K. and K.K. Chandaragiri. 2008 Phenology and dry matter disrtibution in turmeric (Curcuma doemstica Valeton. Syn (C. longa L.). Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 30:105-109.
  4. Kandiannan, K., C.K. Thankamani, and P.A. Mathew 2008. Analysis of rainfall of the high rainfall tract of northern agro-climatic zone of Kerala. J. Spices & Aromatic Crops 17 (1) : 16-20.
  5. Kandiannan, K. and K.K. Chandaragiri. 2008 Monetary and non-monetary inputs on turmeric growth , nutrient uptake, yield and economics under irrigated condition. Indian J. Horticulture.65 (2) 209-213
  6. Thankamani, C.K., R. Dinesh, S.J. Eapen, A. Kumar and K. Kandiannan. 2008. Effect of solarized potting mixture on growth of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.). Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops. 17 (2): 103-108.
  7. Thankamani, C.K., P.A. Mathew, V. Srinivasan, K.S. Krishnamurthy, K. Kandiannan and S. Hamza. 2008. Granite powder as a substitute for sand in nursery mixture for black pepper (Piper nigrum L.). Journal of Plantation Crops. 36(2): 117-122.
  8. Kandiannan, K., Krishnamurthy, K.S., Thankamani, C.K. and Mathew, P.A. 2007. Pattern and variability of black pepper yields in tropical humid climatic conditions. Indian Journal of Horticulture 64 (3) : 314-319.
  9. Kandiannan, K. and K.K. Chandaragiri. 2006. Influence of varieties, dates of planting, spacing and nitrogen levels on growth, yield and quality of turmeric (Curcuma longa). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 76 (7) : 432 -4.
  10. Kandiannan, K., C.K. Thankamani, V.S. Korikanthimath and P.A. Mathew 2005. Performance of Java Long pepper (Piper chaba Hunter non Blume syn. P. retrofractum Vahl.) intercropped with arecanut. Journal of Plantation Crops 33(1):77-78.
  11. Kandiannan, K, Karthikeyan,R., Manorama, K., Umamaheswari, C., Krishnan, R. and Balasubramanian T N (2003). Forecasting Grass Minimum Temperature for Coimbatore. J. Agrometeorology. 5(1) : 97-101.
  12. Kandiannan, K, Chandaragiri K K, Govindaswamy, M., Subbian,P. and Sankaran N, (2002). Analysis of Spatial Variability of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L. syn. Curcuma domestica Val.) yield in India. J. Spices and Aromatic Crops. 11(2):155-159.
  13. Kandiannan, K, Chandaragiri K K, Sankaran N, Balasubramanian T N and Kailasam, C. (2002) Crop-weather model for turmeric yield forceasing for Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, India Agric Forest Meteorol 112:133-137.
  14. Kandiannan, K., Karthikeyan, R., Krishnan, R., Kailasam, C. and Balasubramanian T.N. (2002) A crop-weather model for prediction of rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield using an empirical - statistical technique. J. Agronomy & Crop Science 188 (1) : 59-62.
  15. Kandiannan, K., Kailasam, C., Chandaragiri K K. and Sankaran N.(2002) Allometric model for leaf area estimation in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) J. Agronomy & Crop Science 188 (2): 138-140.
  16. Kandiannan, K, Chandaragiri K K, Sankaran N, Balasubramanian T N and Kailasam, C. (2002) Weather during turmeric production and its relation with turmeric yield under tropical irrigated condition. J. Plantation Crops. 30 (2): 45-49.
  17. Kandiannan, K, Chandaragiri K K, Sankaran N, and Balasubramanian T N (2001). Delineation of Turmeric Zones in Tamil Nadu. J. Spices and Aromatic Crops 10(2): 153
  18. Kandiannan, K, Chandaragiri K K, Sankaran N, Balasubramanian T N and Kailasam, C. (2001). Empirical Model for Turmeric (Curcuma domestica Val.) yield prediction. J. Spices and Aromatic Crops. 10(1) : 59-61
  19. Kandiannan,K., K.Sivaraman, M.Anandaraj and K.S.Krishnamurthy. 2000. Growth and Nutrient content of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) cuttings as influenced by inoculation with biofertilizers. J. Spices & Aromatic Crops. 9(2) : 145 - 147.
  20. Kandiannan.K., K.M. Abdulla Koya and K.V.Peter. 1999. Mixed cropping of ginger (Zingiber officnale Rosc.) and maize (Zea mays L.) J. Spices & Aromatic Crops 8(2) : 219 - 220.
  • Junior Research Fellowship, 1987- 88, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi,
  • Foreign Examiners Donation Prize for the Best Ph D Student in Agronomy 2003.
  • Prof. Dr. S. Subramanian and Scholars Award for the Best Ph D Thesis Research in Agronomy 2003.
  • Best Ph D Thesis award 2003, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi