K Ashok Kumar, IIT Engineer Receives International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award [ ]

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K. Ashok Kumar, a research food engineer and scholar from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur wins the 2016 International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award (IPNSA). for his dedication in a research to support IPNI’s mission.

About K. Ashok Kumar:

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About K. Ashok Kumar winner of IPNS Award

  • K. Ashok Kumar is a food engineer and working in food engineering department of the IIT Kharagpur.
  • Currently, he has completed his PhD on nutrition management of rice-chickpea production system in laterite.

About K. Ashok Kumar’s research:

  • K. Ashok Kumar has conferred with the International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award for his research on nutrition management of rice-chickpea production system in laterite soil.
  • This research will help the right amount use of organic fertilizer and timing to the rice crop, which will help to increase the crop by 10 % as compared to use of conservative artificial fertilizers.
  • This research will also implies the organic fertile use to improve the nutritious and cooking quality of rice grain and chemical, biological properties of the acidic lateritic soil.

About International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award:

  • The US-based International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) gives International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award.
  • It is given to the students who are graduates and attending a degree-granting institution, which is located in any country with an IPNI program.
  • Primarily, it is given to the persons who are working in a research to support IPNI’s mission.
  • The award carries a cash prize of 2, 000 US dollars and an appreciation certificate.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 27, 2016