Dr. Dattatraya Mahabaleshwar Hegde
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born at Kanamuski, Karnataka, India on 15 April, 1949. Educated at Pragati Vidyalaya, Muroor, Kumta, 1966; MM Arts and Science College, Sirsi, 1967; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, B.Sc.(Ag.) 1971; M.Sc.(Ag.) 1973; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1977; UNDP Fellow, University of Florida, Texas and California, 1984.

Scientist, 1976-82, and Sr. Scientist 1982-88, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore; Project Coordinator (Agronomy), Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, 1988-93; Project Coordinator (Safflower), Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Solapur, 1994-98; Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, 1998-2011. Consultant, Technical Advisory Group (Task Force-II), PPV&FRA, New Delhi; Adviser, IOPEA; Member, Board of Regents, UAS, Dharwad, 2006-09, Research Advisory Committee, NAU, Navsari, UAS, Dharwad, MAU, Parbhani, APNL Biotechnology Programme, Hyderabad, Nagarjuna Agril. Research and Development Institute, Hyderabad, Working Group of the Sub Committee of National Development Council on Agriculture & Related Issues on Region/Crop Specific Productivity Analysis and Agro-climatic Zones, Member, IMC of PDCSR, Modipuram, DRR, Hyderabad, DSR, Hyderabad, CRIDA, Hyderabad and NAARM, Hyderabad; Consultant - Oilseeds and Oilpalm, Ministry of Agriculture,GoI, 2011-12; Executive Member, Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad, 2006 to date.

Awards/Honours: FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award for the best article, 1992, 2002, 2006 and 2009; Best Research Paper Award, 2000, and Gold Medal, 2002, Indian Society of Agronomy; Best Researcher Award, The Sulphur Institute, Washington, 2003; Seedmen Association of India Award, 2003; Chaudhury Devi Lal Best AICRP Award, 2005; Dr. P.C. Raheja Memorial Lecture Award, 2008; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award, 2008; Best Paper Award, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, 2009; Bhartiya Vikas Ratan Award, 2009; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2003-04; Vice President (2006-09) and President (2010-11), Indian Society of Oilseeds Research.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research.

Research Areas: Soil Fertility Management, Water Management, Cropping Systems and Oilseeds

Address: Ex-Director (ICAR-IIOR), C-108, SMR Vinay Galaxy, ITPL Road, Hoody Junction, Mahadevapura, Bangalore 560048, Karnataka; [Tel: Cell: 09535788244, 08867217956; Email: dmhegde@rediffmail.com; dmhegde@gmail.com]