Shaon Kumar Das

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Shaon Kumar Das is working as a Scientist SS (Agricultural Chemistry) at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Gangtok under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He received his M.Sc. in 2010 from IARI, New Delhi along with a gold medal for his outstanding contribution. He joined the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in 2011 as a scientist. He completed his Ph.D in 2020 from Visva Bharati University in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and worked on integrated organic nutrient management. He has published 27 national and 40 international research articles, 10 review articles in national and international journals, 30 popular articles, 28 extension folders, 2 books, and 25 book chapters in edited books. He received a DST-INSPIRE fellowship in 2010 from DST, Govt. of India. He has been awarded the best scientist award by the ICAR RC for the NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya in 2018. He received six young scientist awards and 3 best oral presentation awards from different reputable societies. He was the Principal Investigator (PI) of different externally funded projects like DST, DBT, NMHS, ICAR etc. He has been involved in the research on carbon sequestration, soil fertility management, soil acidity reclamation, and organic nutrient standardization of major hill crops.

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Organic crop production is the science and art of growing field crops, fruits, vegetables, and flowers by adopting the essential principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety conservation. This book provides detailed insights into organic farming in agriculture, biological efficacy in the management of plant diseases, organic nutrient management, socio-economic dimensions of adoption of conservation practices, nonchemical weed control, plant growth promoting fungi for phytostimulation, nanotechnological approaches, and finally vermicomposting. The book primarily focuses on research and development based organic agriculture and horticulture production technologies, and has attempted to abridge information on organic crop production of the major food grain crops. The book also contains comprehensive information on the various related dimensions of organic crop production.

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