National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) of  ICAR, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST -CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722

Dr. Bapusaheb Dashrath Bhakare


Instrument Cell
B.Sc. (Agri.), M. Sc. (Soil Science), Ph. D. (Soil Science)

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Agri.) with CGPA 2.91/4.00, securing First Classfrom MPKV, Rahuri (1982)
  • M. Sc. (Agri./ Soil Science) with CGPA 3.06/4.00 securing First Class from MPKV, Rahuri (1984)
  • Ph. D. (Soil Science) with CGPA 8.01/10.000 securing First Class from MPKV, Rahuri (1999)

Summary of Experience(as on 24-12-2017)

  • In the cadre of Senior Research Assistant      : 18 Years and 6 months
  • In the cadre of Assistant Professor                  : 3 Years and 3 months
  • In the cadre of Associate Professor                 : 3 Years and 0 months
  • In the cadre of Professor (CAS)                        : 8 Years and 3 months

Research, Teaching and Extension

  • Recommendations on different technologies evolved in research Joint Agresco Meetings- 26
  • Presently handling 4 research projects as PI and 7 research projects as Co-PIat AICRP on IWM
  • Taught Soil Physics subject for under graduate and post graduates students and performed other related tasks such as exam paper setting/ examining/ evaluation of students at MPKV, Rahuri
  • Recognized University teacher to supervise/ guide Doctoral (Ph.D) and Post Graduate Students of MPKV, Rahuri.
  • Guided 2 Ph. D students (in progress), 13 M. Sc. (Soil Science) Students, Ph.D. SAC member 8 students, M.Sc. (Agri) 20 students
  • Resource person for 30 training programmes
  • Farmers trained- 4212 (59 training programmes) and Officers trained- 450+ (7 training programmes)
  • Reviewer of Agropedology Journal

Member of academic/ education and research related statutory bodies

  • Board of Studies in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Board of Studies in Interfaculty Department of Irrigation Water Management, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Organizing Secretary foreach of National and State Level Seminars

Member of Professional Societies

  • Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi
  • Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land use Planning, Nagpur
  • Journal of Agricultural Research & Technology, Pune

Externally Funded Projects

  • Accrued Rs. 17.40 lacs for MPKV, Rahuri through product testing trials
  • At present PI for two product testing trials                                    

Research Publications

Number of Citations: 95,Citation H-Index: 6 and i10 index-5

  • Research Papers in Journal: 40
  • Review Papers in Journals: 01Books and manuals : 16
  • Full length Research Papers in the Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars: 20

Awards

Sr. No.

Name of the Award

Organization from whom award is received

1.

College Colour for sportsmanship, discipline and character

College of Agriculture, Dhule 1982

2.

Best Poster Presentation award

State level seminar VNMAU, Parbhani 13/10/07

3.

Best Poster Presentation award (Ist)

National Seminar at CRIDA, Hyderabad 4/3/2008

4.

Best poster presentation award (IInd)

National Seminar at CRIDA, Hyderabad 4/3/2008

5.

Best poster presentation award (Vth )

National Seminar at ZARS, Solapur 30/8/2008

6.

Best poster presentation award

State level seminar Dr. PDKV, Akola 3/11/2016

7.

AGROCARE IDOL Award

Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra Agricultural Extension and AgrocareKrishimanch, SatanaDist- Nasik 6/12/2016

 


 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

  • International
  1. Changes in well water quality with distance from the Mula right bank of Rahuri Tehsil, Maharashtra ,India
  • National
  1. Effects of fertilizer application and cropping sequence on soil Nutrients N and P in a vertisol.
  2. Supplementation of N through organic manures in sorghum-wheat crop sequences
  3. Economy in fertilizer use with target yield concept in pearl millet and wheat
  4. Fertilizer recommendations based on soil test for targetted yield on pigeon pea
  5. Targetting on pigeon pea and chickpea yield based on soil testing.
  6. Yield targetting approach for fertilizer recommendations to wheat on fertilizers of Maharashtra
  7. Efficacy of Bio-Fertilizers alongwith different doses of Nitrogen Fertilizers on Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  8. Forms of phosphorus in soil as influenced by phosphate application to soybean
  9. Q/I relationships of P in soil as influenced by phosphate application to soybean.
  10. Q/I relationships of P in soil as influenced by phosphate application to soybean.
  11. Dynamics of Q/I relationship of P in soybean - wheat sequence cropping
  12. Bio-efficacy of Beam (Tricyclazole 75 WP) formulation against Anthracnose disease of Grapevine.
  13. Bio-efficacy of RILF004 and Contaf 5 E against powdery mildew of Grape.
  14. Evaluation of combination product RIL F005 for control of downy and powdery mildew diseases of grapes
  15. Influence of Phosphate application on yield, P uptake and nutrient status of soil after soybean- wheat sequence in an inceptisol.
  16. Evaluation of fungicides for the control of Downy mildew in grape vine yards
  17. Effect of foliar application of nutrients on yield and quality of Thompson Seedless grapes.
  18. Effect of Phosphate application on P fractions, Olsen P, yield and P uptake by soybean-wheat cropping sequence in an inceptisol
  19. Influence of integrated nutrient management on soil properties of vertisol under sorghum (sorghum bicolor)- Wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping sequence
  20. Influence of micro-irrigation and fertilizer levels through fertigation on growth , yield and quality of onion seed.
  21. A Review : Effect of soil salinity on growth characteristics of maize ( Mays )
  22. Influence of organic inputs on the yield ad economics of rabi sorghum, soil moisture and micro trial status of soil under rainfed agriculture
  23. A study on integrated nutrient management on soil health and productivity of sorghum and chickpea under strip cropping and crop rotations in scarcity zone of Maharashtra
  24. Influence of celrich on yield of summer groundnut and physico-chemical properties in day 10am soil
  25. Effect of different soil and water conservation measures on run off, soil and nutrient losses under soybean in an Inceptisol Agropedology
  26. Seepage prone well water suitability for irrigation in mula left bank canal
  27. Yield, cost economics and water saving in summer groundnut as influenced by various fertilizer recommendations and irrigation methods
  28. Nutrient and water use by Bt. Cotton under drip fertigation.
  29. Integrated Nutrient Management for sustaining rabi sorghum yield, economics and soil fertility on Inceptisol under dryland condition.
  30. Characterization and classification of soils of water management project, MPKV, Rahuri Dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
  31. Studies on soil movement and chemical properties of soil as influenced by fertigation to Bt.Cotton
  32. Effect of fertigation on soil nutrients chemical properties and yield of Bt.Cotton
  33. Impact of frontline demonstrations on soybeanproduction technologyon farmers field
  34. Water saving and yield of groundnut as influenced by sowing dates and irrigation régimes under microsprinkler irrigation
  35. Productivity, quality and economics of ashwagandha as influenced by planting methods, spacing and nutrient management under drip irrigation
  36. Influence of split application of Nitrogen on yield attributes of BT. Cotton
  37. Effect of Nitrogen levels on growth and yield of forage Sorghum varieties
  38. Studies on planting layouts, spacings and nutrient management for dry root yield, nutrient uptake and economics of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) under drip irrigation
  39. Effect of Irrigation Regimes and Fertigation Levels on Late Kharif Watermelon Grown with Black silver Polythene Mulch
  40. Performance of Irrigated Wheat FLD’s in Mula Command Area of Ahmednagar
  41. Development of Deficit Irrigation Practices under Drip for Marigold-Rabi Sorghum Crop Sequence for Varied Planting Techniques in Changing Climate Scenario.
  42. Performance of summer chilli (Capsicum annum)–watermelon (Citrulluslanatus) crop sequence under different irrigation regimes and fertigation levels under silver black polyethylene mulch
  43. “Phule PVC Bhat Lavani Choukat” A Low Cost Precision Tool in Paddy Transplanting in Western Ghat Zone
  44. Effect of integrated nutrient management under different irrigation methods of soil properties, yield and storability of rabi onion

TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

  • International
  1. Influence  of Forchlorfenuron (CPPU) on Thompson Seedless grapes in Maharashtra.  XXIVth World Congress on Vine and Wine held at Germany
  2. Sustaining grape productivity through nutrient diagnosis of petioles - A survey analysis.
  3. Effect of Potash fertilizer on growth, yield and quality parameters of table grapes.
  4. Potassium status of grapevine gardens of Maharashtra.
  5. Effect of fertigation on growth, yield and quality of onion
  6. Effect of Sowing Dates and Irrigation Regimes on the Yield of Summer Groundnut and Water Saving under Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System
  7. Effect of Irrigation Regimes and Fertigation Levels on Economics of Turmeric 
  • National
  1. Petiole Analysis for Nutritional Status of Grape Gardens in Maharashtra
  2. Integrated Nutrient Management in Grapes.
  3. Integrated Nutrient Management in Onion and Garlic. Souvenir.
  4. Influence of INM on Soil Moisture, Soil Health and Productivity of Sorghum-Chickpea Strip Cropping and Crop Rotations under Dryland Conditions in Inceptisols.
  5. Evaluation of green manuring system for dryland rabi sorghum in vertisols.
  6. Degradation of soil and water quality due to canal water surface in Mula command
  7. Adoption of package demonstration technology including participatory irrigation water management for pearl millet production by the farmers under Mula canal command area
  8. Effect of soil application of silicon in sugarcane
  9. Effect of leaching and soil application of CaCl2 and MgCl2 on the growth of sugarcane,
  10. Fertilizer requirements for targeting of Adsali Sugarcane based on soil testing
  11. Experience of yield targetting in Adsali sugarcane
  12. Evaluation of fertilizer recommendation based on soil test for yield targeting of seasonal sugarcane.
  13. Fertilizer Recommendations based on Targeted  yield concept for sugarcane in Maharashtra
  14. Viticulture in Maharashtra : Practices and problems.
  15. An introduction to salt tolerance mechanism in Grape vines.

 

TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED/SIGNIFICANT  ACHIEVEMENTS (RECOMMENDATIONS)

  1. Total  9  recommendations for Development of  fertilizer adjustment equations for yield targetting of important 9 crops of the State and tested for their validity by conducting front line demonstrations on large scale on farmers fields. The research recommendations have been passed by the Joint Agresco in the year, 1998, which have been passed to Department of Agriculture, Maharashtra State for implementation. (STCRC Project-1988 to 1993)
  2. For control of powdery mildew of grapes  it is recommended to give 4 sprays of Tridemefon 0.1% or Myclobutanil 0.05% or Penconazol 0.05% or Hexaconazol 0.05% with an interval of 15 days (AICRP on Grapes-2001)
  3. For control of downey mildew of grapes  it is recommended to give 5 sprays of Metalaxil Mancozep 0.2% or Cymozyanil 0.05% or Dimethomorph 0.1% or Phosphoric acid 0.2% with an interval of 12 days (AICRP on Grapes-2001)
  4. Recommendation has been passed in Joint Agresco 2002-03 for Thompson Seedless or Tas-A-Ganesh grafted on Dogridge rootstock for higher vine vigour, better stionic combinations, highest yield and superior quality with maximum monetary returns for plantation of grapes. (AICRP on Grapes-2003)
  5. Planting of Bt. hybrid cotton at 90x90 cm in ridges and  furrow and irrigated by alternate furrow irrigation at 75 mm CPE (9 to 10 days interval) is recommended for obtaining higher seed cotton yield, higher monetary returns, maximum water use efficiency, water saving and less parawilt. (AICRP on Water Management 2010)
  6. The pre seasonal sugarcane be planted by using polybag settings of 45 days old at 90-180x90 cm paired row system under drip irrigation is recommended for medium deep black soils of Western Maharashtra. (AICRP on Water Management 2010)
  7. For Wastern Maharashtra in medium deep soil (60 to 90 cm depth), the Ginger crop on mini sprinkler irrigation system with 70 per cent irrigatin quantity of CPE for 3-4 days interval (Irrigation twice weekly) with GRDF alongwith FYM @ 25 t ha-1 is recommended considering higher yield, water use efficiency and monetary returns (AICRP on Water Management 2011)
  8. Sowing of summer groundnut during 12th to 18th February under micro sprinkler irrigation system with irrigation of 80 % cumulative pan evaporation at an interval of 3-4 days (twice in a week) is recommended for obtaining higher yield and water saving in medium deep soils of western Maharashtra. (AICRP on Water Management -2012)
  9. Applying water 70 per cent of pan evaporation through drip irrigation at an alternate day is recommended for medicinal crop, “ Ashwagandha” for obtaining higher root yield, water saving and water productivity in irrigated area of western Maharashtra. (AICRP on Water Management- 2013)
  10. In situ in corporation or lopping of cowpea at flowering during kharif followed by application of recommended fertilizer (50:25 kg ha-1 N:P2O5) to rabi sorghum for higher grain and fodder yield and sustained soil fertility is recommended for medium deep black soils of Scarcity zone of Western Maharashtra. (AICRP on Dryland Agriculture, Solapur, 2010).
  11. In Scarcity zone of Western Maharashtra under dryland conditions the application of 50 kg N + 25 kg P2O5 ha-1 through integrated nutrient management (50% through organics + 50% through chemical fertilizers) or organic farming (100% organics) in non spiny safflower grown on deep soil (Inceptisol) is recommended for higher yield, monetary returns and improving soil fertility.  (AICRP on Dryland Agriculture, Solapur-2013)
  12. Cultivation of Bt. Cotton using 0.75-1.50 x 0.75 m paired row planting and fertigation with 75% of recommended dose of water soluble fertilizers in thirteen weekly splits as per enclosed schedule is recommended in medium deep black soils for improved seed cotton productivity, better water and nutrient use and enhanced economical benefits. (IFDIWM 2013)

Days after planting

Nitrogen (N) Kg ha-1

Phosphorus (P) kg ha-1

Potassium (K) kg ha-1

10-30 (3 weekly splits)

18

09

05

31-65 (5 weekly splits)

36

22

18

66-100 (5 weekly splits)

36

14

22

Total

90

45

45

  1. In western Maharashtra for obtaining higher grain and fodder yield, net monetary returns and water use efficiency, summer pearl millet be sown between 5th to 25th February and irrigated at 15-20 days interval (150 mm CPE) with 7 cm depth is recommended. (AICRP on Water Management -2014)
  2. Planting of turmeric on raised beds (90 cm) under drip irrigation (scheduled at 70 % ETc every alternate day) and fertigation with 75% of RDF through water soluble fertilizers (150:75:75 kg N, P2O5 and K2O ha-1) as per given schedule alongwith 25 t ha-1 FYM and 2 t ha-1 neem cake is recommended in medium deep soils of Scarcity Zone of Western Maharashtra for obtaining higher monetary returns and resource use efficiency.

 Fertigation schedule for Turmeric:

Sr. no.

Crop stage

Duration in
weeks

Nutrient
requirement (%)

Fertilisers
applied

( kg ha-1)

N

P

K

N

P2O5

K2O

1

Planting to establishment

2

10

20

10

15

15

7.5

2

Active vegetative stage

10

50

30

20

75

22.5

15

3

Rhizome initiation stage

12

25

30

30

7.5

22.5

22.5

4

Rhizome maturation stage

6

15

20

40

22.5

15

30

Total Fertilizer

150

75

75

     (AICRP on Water Management -2015)

  1. Planting of Bt Cotton under drip irrigation with six splits of nitrogen dose (125 kg N ha-1)  through band placement as per given schedule in deep black soils of Maharashtra is recommended for maximum returns, water saving, and reduce leaf reddening. (AICRP on Water Management -2015)

Split No.

Application period

Dose of N to be applied

Quantity of  N fertilizer                 ( Kg ha-1)

1

1st week

20% at the time of sowing

25

2

4th  week

16% 30 days after sowing

20

3

6th  week

16% 45 days after sowing

20

4

8th week

16% 60 days after sowing

20

5

10th week

16% 75 days after sowing

20

6

12th week

16% 90 days after sowing

20

Phosphorus (62.5  P2O5 Kg ha-1)  and Potassium (62.5  K2O Kg ha-1)  as per recommended dose

 

  1. The crop coefficients given in following table are recommended for the estimation of water requirement of sweet corn.

Week since sowing

Kc

1

0.61

2

0.58

3

0.63

4

0.71

5

0.80

6

0.87

7

0.91

8

0.91

9

0.89

10

0.83

11

0.77

12

0.70

13

0.63

14

0.60

15

0.59

   (AICRP on Water Management -2015)

  1. Planting of rabi onion under drip irrigation on flat beds and irrigation at alternate day at 100% ETc and application of RDF (100:50:50 kg N, P2O5 and K2O ha-1) with 10 t ha-1 FYM is recommended in medium deep soils of Maharashtra for higher yield (29%), water saving (46%), improved storability and net returns. (AICRP on Water Management -2016)
  2. Planting of summer marigold and rabi sorghum in sequence under drip irrigation with paired row planting of 30-60 x 15 cm with lateral spacing of 90 cm and irrigated at 40% evaporation to marigold and at 70% ETc to rabi sorghum at an alternate day is recommended in medium deep soils of Scarcity zone of Western Maharashtra for higher yield (49%), water saving (72%), returns and water use efficiency. (AICRP on Water Management -2016)
  3. Planting of summer chilli and watermelon in medium deep soils of Western Maharashtra, for obtaining higher additional income (54%), net extra income (14%) and water use efficiency (17%), chilli and watermelon may be planted by using 40 mm silver black polythene mulch on raised bed (90 cm) with spacing of 60 X 45 cm and be irrigated under drip irrigation at 70% ETc with 125% RDF fertigation for chilli-watermelon crops as per the scheduled given below.

Fertigation schedule for Chilli

Sr. No.

Crop stage

Days

Period (weeks)

Fertilisers in kgha-1

N

P2O5

K2O

1.

 Grand growth and branching

60

6

20

10

10

2.

 Flowering

30

4

40

20

20

3.

 Fruiting

60

6

40

20

20

Total

100

50

50

Fertigation schedule for watermelon

Sr. No.

Crop stage

Days

Period (weeks)

Fertilisers in kgha-1

N

P2O5

K2O

1.

Grand growth

15

2

25

12.5

12.5

2.

Flowering

30

4

50

25

25

3.

Fruiting

15

2

25

12.5

12.5

Total

100

50

50

(AICRP on Water Management -2018)

20. One harrowing + sowing with seed drill and light harrowing + one hoeing at 3rd week and 25 kg N through inorganic fertiliser (Urea) and 25 kg N through organic manure through crop residue and leuceana loppings or any green lopping ( 50% nitrogen through crop residue (byre waste) +50% leuceana loppings or any green loppings) + 12.5 kg P2O5 through fertiliser (SSP) is recommended for rabi sorghum grown on medium deep black soils in scarcity Zone of Maharashtra for getting higher grain and stover yield and monetary returns with minimum energy use and maintaining soil fertility (AICRP on Dryland Agriculture, Solapur-2018)

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