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Dr. R. Arun Kumar

Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology)

Dr. R. Arun Kumar Current Areas of Research
  • Involved in physiological efficiency of sugarcane research viz., water use efficiency, radiation use efficiency.
  • Screening of sugarcane clones for salinity and drought.
  • Physiology of wilt disease in sugarcane.

Contribution to the Scientific Advancement

  1. Identified the high temperature tolerant chickpea genotypes and studied its physio-biochemical mechanism against stress.
  2. Associated in identification of high temperature tolerant wheat genotypes suitable for late sown condition in North West Himalayan hilly regions and studied its physiological mechanism against stress.
  3. Associated in identification of lentil genotypes suitable for late sown condition in North West Himalayan hilly regions and studied its physiological mechanism against stress.
  4. Associated in identification of the soybean genotypes suitable for drought condition for the North West Himalayan hilly regions and studied its physiological mechanism against stress.
  5. Associated in identification of the drought and cold tolerant rice genotypes suitable for late sown for the North West Himalayan hilly regions and studied its physiological mechanism against stress.
  6. Identified the radiation use efficient sugarcane clones under water limited condition.
  7. Studied the aerial roots in sugarcane germplasm and also physiology of waterlogging tolerance.
  8. Membership in professional bodies

    1. Life member -Indian society for Plant Physiology
    2. Life member - Society for Sugarcane Research and development
    3. Life member- Society for Agricultural Research on Abiotic Stress
    4. Life member - Association of Agrometeorology
    5. Annual member - Indian society for agronomy
    6. Annual member - Indian Phytopathology

    Number of National and International publications : (click this link for details)

    Awards and recognitions:

    • JRF AWARD - by ICAR
    • JRF/SRF NET - by CSIR-UGC
    • ARS- NET - by ICAR-ASRB
    • Best poster award (second runner up prize) in “International Symposium on “New-Dimensions in Agrometeorology for Sustainable Agriculture” held at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand during 2014.

    Training & advanced exposure area in the work

    Phenomics: Perspectives for Application in Improvement of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants-ICAR-NIASM, Baramati, Maharashtra

    To contact Dr. R.. Arun Kumar

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    Address for correspondence:

    Dr. R.. Arun Kumar,
    Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology)
    Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
    Coimbatore 641007- India.

    Phone: Office: 0422-2472621 Extn:246
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