Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar
Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar did his BSc (Hons.) Agriculture and MSc (Agronomy) from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar and PhD from The University of Leeds, England. Prof. Kumar served as Professor and Principal Scientist, Senior Coordinator, Principal of College of Agriculture, Bawal and Director, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and Principal, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Mohali and Dean, School of Agricultural sciences, Raffles University, Neemrana, India.
Awards: Dr. Kumar is recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, UK; ICAR Team Research Award; Certificate of Appreciation by CCS HAU, Hisar; Silver Jubilee Award, CCS HAU, Hisar; FAO Fellowship, CSIRO, Australia; Secretary, Haryana Agronomists Association; Editor, Haryana Journal of Agronomy; Member, American Association for Advancement of Science; Visiting Research Fellow, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan; J.C. Bose Gold Medal; Felicitation Award, Haryana Agricultural University Alumni Association, Hisar; Ch. Devi Lal AICRP Award (All India Coordinated Network Project on Arid legumes, CAZRI); International President’s Award for Iconic Achievements, I.B.C., Cambridge, U.K.; Shiksha Rattan Purskar, Indian International Friendship Society, New Delhi; Certificate of Appreciation, District Administration, Karnal, Haryana; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy; Rastriya Garauv Award, Indian International Friendship Society, New Delhi; Lifetime Achievement in Agronomy, Venus International Foundation, Chennai; Principal of the Year, Institute of Scholars, Bangaluru.
Fellowships: Dr. Kumar is Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural sciences (NAAS), Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Indian Society of Agronomy.
Specialization/ Areas of interest: Education and research management, agronomy of field crops, crop physiology, drought and high temperature stress management, natural resources management, urban agriculture, climate change.
International Work Experience: Worked on Plant water relations of Brassica species at The University of Leeds, England; Crop physiology of chickpea seed growth at CSIRO, Perth, Australia; Mechanism of drought and heat tolerance at Japan International Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan.
Address: Res. Flat No. 1104, Block-C, Mapsko Paradise, Sector 83, Gurugram 122004, Haryana, Cell: 9205277664; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Research Publications:
- Verma RK, Kumar A, Ghasal PC, Thakral SK. 2017. Growth behavior and soil plant water relations as influenced by irrigation levels in barley genotypes. Ann. Agric. Res. New Series 38 (3): 329-336.
- Sharma KD, Kumar A, Verma SR. 2016. Variations in physiological traits as screening tool for drought tolerance in barley (Horedeum vulgare L.). Indian J. Plant Physiology 21 (1): 93-100.
- Sharma KD, Kumar A. 2014. Identification of physiological and yield related traits of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under varying soil moisture stress. J. Agrometeorology 16 (1): 78-84.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD, Yadav A. 2013. Improving physiological traits and yield by management practices to avert high temperature stress in late planted wheat. Indian J Plant Physiology 18 (3): 282-284.
- Pooja, Sharma KD, Kumar A. 2012. Improvement in plant water relation and photosynthetic activity of mungbean (Vignaradiata) in response to salicyclic acid under salinity conditions. Indian Journal of Plant physiology 17 (3&4): 268-274.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Shono M. 2012. Adaptation to high temperature and water deficit in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) during the reproductive period. Journal of Botany 2012 (Article ID 803413), 6 p., doi:10.1155/2012/803413.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD, Gera R. 2011. Arbuscularmycorrhizae (Glomusmosseae) symbiosis for increasing the yield and quality of wheat (Triticumaestivum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 81 (5): 478-480.
- Sharma KD, Kumar A. 2010. Physiological and management approaches to mitigate terminal high temperature stress in wheat (Triticumaestivum). J. Agrometeorology 11: 57-60.
- Sharma KD, Kumar A. 2010. Genotypic variation for agro-physiological traits and their utilization as screening techniques for drought tolerance in wheat. Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding 70 (1): 1-5.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD, Yadav A. 2010. Enhancing yield and water productivity of wheat through furrow irrigated raised bed system in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 80 (3): 198-202.
- Kumar A, Singh DP, Singh P, Chaudhary BD, Thakral SK, Sharma KD. 2010. Differences in plant growth, dry matter partitioning, yield and water use efficiency of mungbean black gram hybrids under rainfed conditions. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 15 (3): 293-296.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD. 2010. Leaf water content – a simple indicator of drought tolerance in crop plants. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 80 (12): 1095-97.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD. 2009. Physiological responses and dry matter partitioning of summer mungbean (Vignaradiata) genotypes subjected to drought conditions. Journal of Agronomy and Crop science 195 (4): 270-277.
- Kumar A, Turner NC. 2009. Growth and sucrose synthase activity of developing chickpea (Cicerarietinum) seeds under field conditions. Australian Journal of Crop science 3 (1): 20-27.
- Kumar A, Omae H, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2008. Dry matter partitioning in heat tolerant and sensitive snap bean cultivars under shifting air temperatures. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 13 (2): 191-194.
- Kumar A, Omae H. 2008. Estimation of seed yield and yield-attributes by cumulative temperature in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 78 (2): 127-130.
- Kumar A, Bali Y, Sharma KD, Thakral SK. 2008. Evaluation of wheat genotypes for terminal heat tolerance by simple physiological traits. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 13 (1): 39-43.
- Kumar A, Sharma KD, Kumar D. 2008. Traits for screening and selection of cowpea genotypes for drought tolerance at early stages of breeding programme. Journal of Agriculture and Rural development in the Tropics and Subtropics 109 (2): 191-199.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2007. Assessing drought tolerance of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) from genotypic differences in leaf water relations, shoot growth and photosynthetic parameters. Plant Production Science 10 (1): 28-35.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2007. . Influence of shift in temperature after flowering on dry matter partitioning in two cultivars of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that differ in heat tolerance. Plant Production Science 10 (1): 14-19.
- Kumar A, Omae H, Egawa Y, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2007. Influence of irrigation levels, growth stages and cultivars on leaf gas exchange characteristics in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) under subtropical environment. JARQ 41 (3): 201-206.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2006. Influence of high temperature on morphological characters, biomass allocation, and yield components in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ). Plant Production Science 9 (3): 200-205.
- Kumar A, Omae H, Egawa Y, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2006. Adaptation to heat and drought stresses in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) during the reproductive stage of development. JARQ 40 (3): 213-216.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Egawa Y, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2005. Genotypic differences in plant water status and its relationship to reproductive responses in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) as related to water stress. Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 49 (1):1-7.
- Kumar A, Omae H, Egawa Y, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2005. The influence of water and high temperature stresses on leaf water status of high temperature tolerant and sensitive cultivars of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 49 (2): 109-118.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Egawa Y, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2005.Midday drop of leaf water content related to drought tolerance in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Plant Production Science 8 (4): 465-467.
- Omae H, Kumar A, Kashiwaba K, Shono M. 2005. Influence of level and duration of high temperature treatments on plant water status in snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ). Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 49 (3): 238-242.
- Kumar A, Turner NC, Singh DP, Singh P, Barr M. 1999. Diurnal and seasonal patterns of water potential, photosynthesis, evapotranspiration and water use efficiency of clusterbean. Photosynthetica 37 (4): 601-607.
- Kumar A, Singh DP. 1998. Use of physiological indices as a screening technique for drought tolerance in oilseed Brassica Ann. Bot. 81: 413-420.
- Kumar A, Singh DP, Singh P. 1994. Influence of water stress on photosynthesis, transpiration, water use efficiency and yield of Brassica juncea Field Crops Res. 37: 95-101.
- Kumar A, Elston J. 1992. Genotypic differences in leaf water relations between Brassica juncea and napus. Ann. Bot. 70: 3-9.
- Kumar A, Singh DP, Singh P. 1987. Genotypic variation in the response of Brassica species to water deficit. J. Agric. Sci. (Camb.) 109: 615-618.
- Singh DP, Singh P, Kumar A, Sharma HC. 1985. Transpirational cooling as a screening technique for drought tolerance in oilseed Brassicas. Ann. Bot. 56: 815-820.
- Kumar A, Singh DP, Singh P, Singh H, Sharma HC. 1984. Differences in osmoregulation in Brassica Ann. Bot. 54: 537-541.