Peeyush Sharma

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Dr. Peeyush Sharma (born 24th Aug 1975) is a soil scientist who started her career as Assistant Professor in Dryland Research Sub-Station, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu in 2004. She received MSc and PhD (Soil Science) degrees from illustrious G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal. Awards • Awarded Postdoctoral fellowship in prestigious Institute of Soil Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO, Volcani Centre, Israel working on FTIR techniques to ‘characterize the soil organicmatter with the application of different doses of compost in different cropping system’ for one year from (Nov 2013- Nov. 2014) Externally funded projects: 02 • On farm training and demonstration of biochar for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation in Kandi belt of Jammu: Principal Investigator: NABARD • Soil erosion risk mitigation and carbon sequestration potential of climate resilient agriculture practices in foothill Shivaliks –National Innovation in Climate Resilient Agriculture : Co-Principal Investigator Technologies developed: Developed ‘Tilth Index Model’, Tillage, Biochar EXTENSION • Delivered lectures as Resource person in training programs for farmers and officials • Promotion and dissemination of low cost biochar production technology Research Publications (In Journals) • European Journal of Soil Science • European Journal of Agronomy • Soil & tillage research • Geoderma Research Skills ▪ Tillage and mulching ▪ Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy ▪ Writing and editing research manuscripts Reviewer of Research Journals • Soil & Tillage Research • International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management BOOKS Published ◦ Crop Production Technology. 2011. Peeyush Sharma and Vikas Abrol. ◦ Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture. 2012. Vikas Abrol and Peeyush Sharma. FUTURE THURST AREAS • Tillage • Biochar

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Crop production depends on the successful implementation of the soil, water, and nutrient management technologies. Food production by the year 2020 needs to be increased by 50 percent more than the present levels to satisfy the needs of around 8 billion people. Much of the increase would have to come from intensification of agricultural production. Importance of wise usage of water, nutrient management, and tillage in the agricultural sector for sustaining agricultural growth and slowing down environmental degradation calls for urgent attention of researchers, planners, and policy makers. Crop models enable researchers to promptly speculate on the long-term consequences of changes in agricultural practices. In addition, cropping systems, under different conditions, are making it possible to identify the adaptations required to respond to changes. This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and contributes to this new vision. Leading authors analyze topics related to crop production technologies. The efforts have been made to keep the language as simple as possible, keeping in mind the readers of different language origins. The emphasis has been on general descriptions and principles of each topic, technical details, original research work, and modeling aspects. However, the comprehensive journal references in each area should enable the reader to pursue further studies of special interest. The subject has been presented through fifteen chapters to clearly specify different topics for convenience of the readers.

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