Amaresh K. Nayak

Central Rice Research Institute, India

Amaresh K. Nayak completed his M.S. degree in the year 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in 1996 from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. His area of intrest has been water quality and environmental issues. His dissertation on organochlorine pesticide residue in Ganga water at Varanasi has led awareness for pesticide pollution in river Ganga. After joining as Researcher with Indian Council of Agricultural Research at CSSRI, he has been working in the area of agricultural salinity management and water quality. He has successfully completed various research projects on salinity management in agriculture. At canal Command level, he has characterized the spatial variability of groundwater quality in the western part of India falling under Sardar Sarovar Canal Command in Gujarat and developed a prognostic model for prediction of secondary salinity development. His research led to development of irrigation strategy in the salt affected area with saline ground water for some important food grain crops. Modeling and mapping of salinity, other toxic ions such as fluoride in the ground water, use of saline waste water for crop production, management of sodic soils are his current areas of interest

Biography Updated on 5 January 2011

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