Dr. P Ratha Krishnan
Programme Coordinator
ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research
QualificationPh.D
SpecialisationForestry, Tree Improvement
DivisionKrishi Vigyan Kendra
Contact
 Official mail
rathakrishnan@spices.res.in
 Personal mail
ratha_forestry@yahoo.co.in
 Mobile
9468816159
 
Areas of Interest
  • Participatory technology dissemination
  • Improvement of TBOs
  • Agroforestry
  • Quality Planting Materials production
Research Experience
Period Institute
06.08.2004 - 07.06.2005 Forest College and Research Institute, TNAU, Mettupalayam, TN (as Senior Research Fellow)
08-06-2005 - 31-07-2005 & 17-11-2005 - 22-09-2006 Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College (Affiliated with TNAU), Kalavai, TN (as Assistant Professor (Forestry))
25-09-2006 - 03-01-2007 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (as Research Associate)
08-01-2007 - 30-12-2010 ICAR - National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh (as Scientist (Forestry)
31-12-2010 - 18-09-2015 ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (as Sr. Scientist (Forestry)
Total publications
In Journals 37
Edited Book + Bulletin + Manual 5 + 1 + 13
Popular articles 16
Book chapters & proceeding papers 55
Reports + Folders 2 + 9

Current Research Projects (Institute)

Current Research Projects (External)

Nil

Awards

  1. Second runner-up award for the paper "Weather driven flowering and fruiting phenology changes in Prosopis cineraria L.: A multipurpose tree of Indian arid region" at the International symposium on "New-Dimensions in Agrometeorology for Sustainable Agriculture", GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 2014.
  2. Best paper award & certificate of excellence for the paper "Impact of climatic variability on Prosopis juliflora and Prosopis cineraria on arid and semi arid India" at the International conference on "Impact of climate change on food, energy and environment", Sathyabama University, Chennai, 2013.
  3. Certificate of Appreciation for the contribution at IUFRO - SPDC Pre Congress training on "International forest related initiatives and agreements and their implementation in the context of national forest programmes - Linking research and science with practice" Gympie, Australia , 2005.
  4. Young Scientist Award for best paper, TNSCST, Chennai and Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, 2004.
  5. Th. A.Venkataraman Award (Gold medal) for the best Ph.D student (Forestry, 2004) TNAU, Coimbatore
  6. Dr. S. Krishnamurthi Prize (Gold medal) for the best student in Forestry - 2001, TNAU, Coimbatore.
  7. First prize "Student Project Scheme- 2000-01" Tamil Nadu State Council of Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai.

Research Publications

  1. Prakash, K.M., Manoj, P.S. and Ratha Krishnan, P. 2016. Rocky terrain is not a barrier to the ginger women. Indian journal of Arecanut, spices & medicinal plants, 18 (12), 38 - 39
  2. Ramesha, M.N., Patil, S.L., Ratha Krishnan, P. and Seshadri, B.N. 2016. Effect of pre-sowing treatments on Prosopis pallida seed germination attributes. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 37 (1), 104 - 107.
  3. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Venkatesan, K. 2016. Partitioning of rainfall in Acacia species of Indian Thar Desert. Indian J. of Agroforestry., 18 (1), 10 - 15.
  4. Ratha Krishnan, P. and KirteshDudawat. 2016. Nursery management information system: An efficient tool for nursery management. Indian Forester, 142 (6), 542 - 546.
  5. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Jindal, S.K. 2015. Khejri, the king of Indian Thar desert is under phenophase change. Current Science, 108 (11), 1987 - 1990.
  6. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Indumathy, R. 2015. First report on off-season flowering and fruiting in Khejri: The king of Thar Desert. The Indian Forester, 141 (2), 225 - 226.
  7. Rajwant K. Kalia, Ratha Krishnan, P. and Tewari, J.C. 2014.Limtations, progress and prospects of applications of biotechnological approaches in improvement of Prosopis: An important genus of the arid regions. Annals of Arid Zone, 53 (1): 33-41.
  8. Ratha Krishnan, P. Tewari, J.C. and Bhati, T.K. 2013. CAZRI gum inducer for gum production from Acacia senegal: Potential and SWOT analysis. Annals of Arid Zone, 52 (1), 39 - 44.
  9. Ratha Krishnan, P., Tewari, J.C., Harsh, L.N. and Roy, M.M. 2012. Thorn-less Prosopis sweet pod plant type in Rajasthan - Silvical practices and its acceptance by people, Crop Improvement, Vol: 39, 323 - 324.
  10. Divakara, B. N. and Ratha Krishnan, P. 2012. Clonal variability and divergence studies in Tamarindusindica L.: A multipurpose fruit tree. Journal of Biodiversity and Ecological Sciences, 2(1): 31-41.
  11. Ramesha, M.N., Dwivedi, V.K., and Ratha Krishnan, P. 2012. An over view of forest cover and changes in greening pattern of Bundelkhand. The Indian Forester, 138 (11), 1014 - 1023
  12. Sivaprakash. M., Balasubramanian, P. and Ratha krishnan P. 2011. Lance Nematode Pathogenicity on Pterocarpussantalinus Seedlings. Indian J. of Agroforestry., 13 (1), 109 - 110.
  13. Ratha Krishnan, P. and SundersinghRajapandian., J. 2010. Standardization of grafting technique and season for Simaroubaglauca. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry. Vol: B, 165 - 166.
  14. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Indumathy, R. 2010. Korangadu - A successful traditional silvipastoral management system in semi arid tracts of Tamil Nadu. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry. Vol: B, 182 - 184.
  15. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Pankaj Kumar.2010. Early stage above ground interaction in Wheat - Jatrophaagrisilviculture system. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 4 (2), 20 - 26.
  16. Ravi, R., Divya, M.P. and Ratha Krishnan, P. 2009. Evaluation of fodder crops under Ailanthus excelsa, Roxb. Based agroforestry system. Indian J. of Agroforestry., 11 (2), 90 - 93 .
  17. Ratha Krishnan, P.and Paramathma, M. 2009. Evaluation of growth, physiological and biochemical traits of grafted neem (Azadirachtaindica A. Juss.) progenies in Tamil Nadu. Indian J. of Agroforestry., 11 (2), 34 - 39.
  18. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Paramathma, M. 2009. Potentials and Jatropha species wealth of India. Current Science, 97 (7), 1000-1004.
  19. Sivaprakash, M. Balasubramanian, Ratha Krishnan, P. and Prabhu. 2009. Pathogenicity of Lance Nematode, Hoplolaimusseinhorsti on Red Sanders, Pterocarpussantalinustree Seedlings. Indian Journal of Nematology, 39 (1), 54 - 58.
  20. Ratha Krishnan, P. 2008. Special plantation drive - Towards livelihood security in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh. Current Science, 95 (6), 718 - 719.
  21. Ratha Krishnan, P. and Chandra Gupta, B. 2007. Study of different Agroforestry systems practiced in the Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry., 28(2): 73-75.
  22. Ratha Krishnan, P., SundersinghRajapandian, J., Kumaran, K and Neelakantan K.S. 2005.First report on Natural regeneration of Simaroubaglauca, The Indian Forester, 131 (1), 129 - 130.
  23. PanneerSelvam, K. Bhavanisankar, K., Jayapragasam, M., Ashok Kumar., Ratha Krishnan, P., Vijayaraghavan, A. and Adalarasan, R. 2004.Effect of growth regulators and planting media on rooting of cuttings in Nothopodytesnimmonianamabberly. Indian J. Plant Physiology., 9 (3), 308 - 312.
  24. Ratha Krishnan, P. ,Paramathma, M. and SundersinghRajapandian, J. 2004. Nursery studies on the influence of microbial biofertilizers on growth and biomass accumulation in pollypottedSimaroubaglauca Linn. seedlings. Journal of Non-timber Forest Products, 11 (1) : 57 - 60.
  25. Ratha Krishnan P., Rajendran, P. and Divakara, B.N. 2003.Albinism in Simaroubaglauca, Linn. The Indian Forester, 129 (9), 1167 - 1169.
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