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Dr. K. Hari

Dr.K. Hari

Dr. K. Hari, M.Sc (Ag), Ph.D
Principal Scientist (Micro-Biology)

Current Areas of Research

  • Biofertilizers, sugarcane juice processing, biofuel from biomass. biocontrol agents.

Technologies developed:

  1. Identified new and efficient strains of Gluconacetobacter, Azospirillum and phosphobacteria suitable for sugarcane. Application of these isolates can improve cane yield by about 10% with only 75% of recommended fertilizer nitrogen and phosphorus.
  2. Developed liquid formulation of G. diazotrophicus suitable for micro-irrigation systems.
  3. Developed bacterization of tissue culture sugarcane with Azospirillum spp. and Methylobacterium spp. for faster multiplication with reduced levels of salts and phyto hormones in tissue culture medium.
  4. Developed a process for making sugarcane juice powder
  5. Developed a simple and user-friendly device named as Soil Moisture Indicator. This device is useful for farmers to schedule irrigation based on soil moisture
Countries visited: U.S.A (under NAIP Programme).

Membership in professional bodies

  1. Life member in Association of Microbiologists India
  2. Life member in Indian Science Congress Association
  3. Life member in Indian Society of Soil Biology and Ecology
  4. Life member in Society for Sugarcane Research and Development
Number of National and International publications:
  1. Peer reviewed articles: 27
  2. Pamphlets/ Bulletins etc: 17
  3. Abstracts in symposium/seminar: 48
  4. Technical articles, popular articles: 50


  1. Patents filed: 5
  2. Design Patents obtained: 4
Awards and recognitions:
  • Sir T.S. Venkataraman award for outstanding research in sugarcane agriculture for the biennium 2010 – 2011’. This is an intenational award instituted by “ECO foundation, USA” in association with Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore.
  • External examiner for M. Sc (Agri.)/Ph D programmes in TNAU, Coimbatore and other Universities.

To contact Dr. K. Hari:

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Address for correspondence:

Dr. K. Hari,
Principal Senior Scientist (Microbiology)
Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
Coimbatore 641007- India.

Phone: Office: 0422-2472621- Ext.303


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