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Dr. Surendran U

Scientist, Water Manangement (Agri.) Division

Office No 0495-2351852
Mobile 9656698860
Email suren@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph.D ; 2005 Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry during 2005 with OGPA of  9.77 / 10.00 from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Thesis: On-farm nutrient budgeting and systems approach for sustainable soil fertility
  • M.Sc; 2000 in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry during  2000 with OGPA of  9.36 / 10.00 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Career Details

  • 2013- till date Present Scientist , CWRDM
  • 2010-2013 Scientist B, CWRDM
  • 2006-2010, Scientist, R&D Centre, EID Parry (I)Ltd
  • 2005-2006, ICAR LTFE Associate, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Awards

  • Awarded Young Achiever award from SADHNA, Dr.Y.S. Parmer University of Horticultural Sciences, Himachal Pradesh
  • Awarded Young scientist project by Department of Science and Technology (DST -SERC-Fast track)
  • Awarded for Best doctoral dissertation in fertilizer usage from fertilizer association of India (FAI), New Delhi with a gold medal, Citation and cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-
  • Awarded Gold medal for distinction in post graduation – M.Sc (Soil Science)
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for PhD program
  • Awarded NET (National Eligibility Test) twice by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, ICAR, New Delhi

Memberships

  • Member - International Society for Agricultural Meteorologists, Netherlands
  • Associate Editor - World Journal of Agricultural Science, IDOSI Publications, Pakistan
  • Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS)- New Delhi
  • Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences- Editorial Board  Member
  • World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology 
  • Honorary Life Member – Society for Advancement of Human and Nature( SADHNA)

Research Interests

  • Decision Support systems for soil nutrient budgeting and its impact on crop yield, Adsorption of nutrient / Modeling nutrient behaviour in soils and its chemistry
  • Carbon Sequestration in soils, Climate change and its impact in agriculture
  • Crop Simulation modeling – Nutrient, Irrigation interaction
  • Agronomic package for agricultural crops viz., Maize, rice, sugarcane, turmeric, tapioca and vegetables etc
  • Precision farming using drip fertigation technologies based on STCR
  • Development of package for sugarcane under waterlogged conditions
  • Crop Water Requirement and Irrigation Scheduling using CROPWAT

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • Jayakumar M, Surendran U and Manickasundaram P (2015). Drip Fertigation Program on Growth, Crop Productivity, Water, and Fertilizer-Use Efficiency of Bt Cotton in Semiarid Tropical Region of India, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46 (3): 293-304, DOI:10.1080/00103624.2014.969403.
    • Surendran U, Sushanth C M, George Mammen and Joseph E J (2015). Modelling the crop water requirement using FAO-CROPWAT and assessment of water resources for sustainable water resource management: A case study in Palakkad district of humid tropical Kerala, India. Aquatic Proceedia 4: 1211-1219.
    • Marimuthu S, Surendran U and Subbian P (2014). Productivity, nutrient uptake and post-harvest soil fertility as influenced by cotton-based cropping system with integrated nutrient management practices in semi-arid tropics, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, Vol. 60 (1) : 87–101, Taylor & Francis Publishers.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2013.771259
    • Surendran U, Sushanth C M, George Mammen and Joseph E J (2014). Modeling the impacts of increase in temperature on irrigation water requirements in Palakkad district – a case study in humid tropical Kerala. Journal of Water and Climate Change,5(3): 471-487, DOI:10.2166/wcc.2014.108.
    • Surendran U and Vani D (2013). Influence of arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi in sugarcane productivity under semiarid tropical agro ecosystem in India. International Journal of Plant Production, 7 (2): 269-278.
    • Surendran U, Lintu Maria C and Joseph E J (2013). Rainfall, Runoff, Soil and Nutrient Loss Relationships Under Cassava+ Pineapple Strip Cropping in Humid Tropical Kerala, India. Journal of Root Crops, 39 (1) : 37-41.
    • Surendran U, Sandeep O, George Mammen and Joseph E J (2013). A Novel technique of magnetic treatment of saline and hard water for irrigation and its impact on cow pea growth and water properties. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology, 6 (1) : 85-92.
    • Sridevi G, Rajkannan B and Surendran U (2010). Effect of zinc enriched FYM and cowdung on yield of rice (ADT-45). Crop Research 40 (1, 2 & 3) : 25-28.
    • Surendran U and Murugappan V (2010). Pragmatic approaches to manage soil fertility in sustainable agriculture. Journal of Agronomy 9 : 57-69.
    • Surendran, U, Sivakumar K, Gopalakrishnan M and Murugappan V (2010). Modeling Based Fertilizer Prescription Using NUTMON-Toolbox and DSSAT for Soils of Semi Arid Tropics in India. Libyan Agriculture Research Centre Journal International 1(2): 221-230.
    • Sivakumar K, Devarajan L, Dhanasekaran K, Venkatakrishnan D and Surendran U (2007). Effect of humic acid on the yield and nutrient uptake of rice. Oryza Vol. 44 (3) : 277-279.
    • Surendran U and Murugappan V (2007). Nutrient budgeting in tropical agro ecosystem -modelling district scale soil nutrient balance in western zone of tamil nadu using NUTMON –Toolbox-coimbatore district. International Journal of Soil Science, 2 (3): 159-170.
    • Surendran U (2005). Split application of Muriate of Potash and Sulphate of Potash on growth, yield attributes, uptake and availability of nutrients in lowland rice cv. PY-5. Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol 1 (2): 42-48.
    • Surendran U, Arivazhagan K, Suresh V and Marimuthu S (2005). Effect of split application of muriate of potash and Sulphate of potash on yield and nutrient availability of rice cv. PY 5. Research on Crops Vol 6 (3) : 46-49.
Conference Proceedings
    • Lintu Maria C, Surendran U, and Joseph E J (2015). Modeling based nutrient recommendation using NUTMON – toolbox for sustenance of soil fertility in humid tropical Kerala. In: Proc. of 27th Kerala Science Congress. Alappuzha.
    • Surendran U, Shijil C, Bujair V and Joseph E J (2015). Carbon Sequestration of Different Organic Amendments in Humid Tropical Soils of Kerala In: Proc. of National Seminar on Soil Resilience – 2015. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
    • Ashitha M K, Rajeesh U, Pragath M, Girish Gopinath, Surendran U and UnnikrishnanWarrier C (2014). Physico-Chemical and Textural Characteristics of Kodai Lake Sediments, Proceedings of International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014) , February 19-21,2014,Vol.2, pp 557-562, ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Rajeesh U, Pragath M, Girish Gopinath, Surendran U and UnnikrishnanWarrier C (2014). Elucidation of Physico-Chemical Parameters and Nutrient Load of Sediments in Pookot Lake, Wayanad, Proceedings of International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014) , February 19-21,2014, Vol.1, pp 731-737, ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Surendran U, Lintu Maria C, Sundararajan V and Joseph E J (2014). Modeling based fertilizer prescription using NUTMON –Toolbox and DSSIFER for soils of Humid Tropical Kerala, India. In: Proc. of International Symposium on New Dimensions in Agro meteorology of Sustainable Agriculture. Pant Nagar, p 141.
    • Surendran U, Lintu Maria C, Sundararajan V and Joseph E J (2014). Soil properties changes as influenced by erosion in humid tropical Kerala, India. In Proc. of International Conference on Environmental Earth Sciences : Accomplishments, Plans and Challenges, 101-102. University of Madras, Chennai.
    • Surendran U, Sushanth C M, George Mammen, and Joseph E J (2014). “Crop Water Requirement Using FAO-CROPWAT Model and Assessment of Water Resources for Sustainable Water Resource Management in Kozhikode District of Humid Tropical Kerala, India, Proceedings of International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014) , February 19-21,2014,Vol.2, pp 894-902, ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Lintu Maria C, Surendran U, and Joseph E J (2013). Influence of different levels of nutrients on soil erosion, nutrient loss and yield of tapioca in humid tropical Kerala” In : Proc of 23rd Swadeshi Science Congress held at Kottayam.
    • Surendran U and Joseph E J (2013). Estimation of effective rainfall by different methods for coconut in humid tropical Kerala. In Proc. of International Conference on Impact of Climate Change on Food, Energy and Environment, 137-140, Elsevier Publishers, Satyabama University, Chennai.
    • Surendran U, Lintu Maria C and Joseph E J (2013). Rainfall–runoff- soil and nutrient loss relationships for Cassava and Cassava pineapple strip cropping in humid tropical Kerala, India. In Proc. of International Conference on Tropical Roots and Tubers for Sustainable Livelihood under Changing Agro Climate, 111-112. CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram.
    • Sandeep O, Surendran U, Geroge Mammen and Joseph E J (2012). ‘Impact of magnetic treatment of irrigation water on cowpea cv. Kanakamani’. Proceedings 24th Kerala Science Congress, January 2012, RRRI, Kottayam, Kerala: 40-42.
    • Surendran U, Sandeep O and Joseph E J (2012). Nutrient budgeting in brinjal for soils of humid tropics in Kerala, In Proc. of International Conference on sustainable Agriculture for Food and Livelihood security, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana during Nov. 27-29, 2012.
    • Surendran U, Sushanth C M, George Mammen, and Joseph E J (2012). Modeling the impacts of probable climate change on water resource availability in Palakkad district – A case study in humid tropical Kerala. In: International meet on Climate Change on Water resources, Karunya University, Coimbatore.
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