Dr. N. A. Deshmukh

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NADeshmukh

Dr. N. A. Deshmukh, Senior Scientist (Fruit Science)

Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Agriculture): 1998-2002: Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture-Horticulture): 2002-2004: Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.
  • Ph.D. (Agriculture-Horticulture): 2004-2008: Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parabhani, Maharashtra, India.
  • ARS / NET Horticulture (Fruit Science): 2010: Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi.

Specialization / Discipline

  • Horticulture

Positions held

Senior Scientist (ICAR):
  • September 2020- Continuing, National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, MS
Scientist (ICAR):
  • May 2010- September- 2020,ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya.

Area of specialization

Agriculture-Horticulture
  • Agriculture-Horticulture

Current research interest

  • High throughput screening of germplasm on the basis of phenology and yield efficiency.
  • Quantitative estimation of secondary metabolites during grape berry development.
  • Understanding the of rootstock scion interaction and their metabolic response to abiotic stresses in grapevine.

Foreign Exposure

  • • Visited Centre for Agriculture Water and Environment, Galilee International Management Institute, Israel to attend program on “Achieving food security using smart farming solutions-Study Visit” during 13-19th September, 2022.

Professional Experience

  • Experience on screening of elite germplasm of fruit crops viz., citrus, guava, peach, plum, cashew etc. on the basis of pomological traits at hilly ecosystem of north east India.
  • Standardization of propagation and production practices for fruit crops.
  • Standardization of DUS descriptor for Citrus viz., Mandarin, lemon and pummelo.
  • Biochemical estimation of fruits during growth and development.
  • Understanding the of rootstock scion interaction and their response to abiotic stresses.
  • Development of location specific technologies via., participatory mode.

Student Guided:

  • M. Sc.-05
  • Ph.D.- 01
  • Project training- 10

External guide/advisory committee member for M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies by:

  • College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat-791102 Arunachal Pradesh, India.
  • Division of Research and Development, Lovely Professional University, Punjab-144411, India.

Honours and Recognition

Recognition:
  • VDGOOD Professional Association in Trivandrum Best Researcher Award: 2021
  • Academic Counsellor (IGNOU), Regional Centre, Shillong Meghalaya; 2018-2020.
  • Nursery Accreditation Committee Member for NER: 2018-2020.
  • Member of Post-Entry Quarantine (PEQ) Inspection Team:2011-2018.
  • Best Scientist of HQ (ICAR Umiam) Award: 2016
  • Indian Association of Hill Farming Young Scientist Award: 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition for ICAR Expert SMS Services to Farmers :2014
  • Hi-Tech Horticultural Society Gold Madel: 2014
Best Paper award:
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (2018) Paper entitled “Value chain of Megha Turmeric-1 for doubling farmers’ income”,By Jha AK, Deshmukh NA, Verma VK, Rymbai H, Assumi SR, Bilashini M and Talang HD. (in) National Symposium on spices for doubling farmer’s income, SYMSAC IX held at SASRD, NU, Medziphema, Nagaland 15-17th March, 2018.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (2017) Paper entitled “Productivity maximization and quality improvement in peaches” By Deshmukh NA, Rymbai H, Jha AK, Lyngdoh P, Assumi SR and Talang HD. 2017. (in) National seminar on Smart Farming for Enhancing Input Use efficiency, Income & Environmental Security” held at ICAR RC for NEH, Umiam, 19-21st Sept., 2017.
  • 1st Prize in Poster Presentation (2015) Paper entitled “SMS Advisory: A Tool to Strengthen Khasi Mandarin Production System in Meghalaya” By Deshmukh NA, Mohapatra KP, Rymbai H, Banerjee A, Jha AK, Sen A and Ngachan SV. 2015. (in) National Symposium on Sustainable Citrus Production: Way Forward held at ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur-440033, 27-29th Nov., 2015..
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (2015) Paper entitled “Molecular characterization of fruit flies of mid hills of Meghalaya” By Manger A, Behere G T, Firake D M, Sharma B, Firake P D, Thubru D, Deshmukh, N A and Azad Thakur N S. 2015. (in) National Seminar on Sustaining Hill Agriculture in Changing Climate held at Pragan Bhawan, Agartala, organized by Indian Association of Hill Farming & ICAR RC for NEH Region Umiam Meghalaya.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (2015) Paper entitled “Current season shoot: implications for hogher flowering and fruiting attributes in Eleaegnus latifolia L.” By Rymbai H, Roy A R, Deshmukh, N A, Jha A K, Verma V K, Mishra L K and Shimray W. 2015. (in) National Seminar on Sustaining Hill Agriculture in Changing Climate held at Pragan Bhawan, Agartala, Tripura organized by IAHF & ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Umiam Meghalaya.
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (2014) Paper entitled “Technology for doubling the production of grafted & budded plants of Khasi mandarin: a profitable option for nurseryman” By Deshmukh N A, Deka B C, Patel R K, Rymbai H, Jha A K, and Kumar A. 2014. In National Seminar on Emerging Challenges and Prospective Strategies for Hill Agriculture in 2050, held at Jharnapani-797106 Nagaland, during 23-25th January, 2014.
Member:
  • Life Member, The Horticultural Society of India, NASC Complex, New Delhi-110012 (India).)
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Hill Farming, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya.
  • Life Member, Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Kanker Khera, Meerut (U.P.)
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Citriculture, CCRI, Nagpur-440033, Maharashtra.
  • Life Member of the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
  • Life Member of the Society for Horticultural Research and Development, UP, India.
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