Dr. Pallacken Abdul Wahid

Born in Thalassery, Kerala, India on 10 June 1946. Educated at Madrasathul Mubarak High School, Thalassery, 1959-61; Farook College, Calicut; 1962; Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1963; College of Agriculture, Trivandum, 1964-69; B.Sc., M.Sc.; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1973-75; Ph.D. 1981.

Scientist, Central Plantation Crops research Institute, Kasaragode, 1970-78; Associate Professor (Radiotracer), 1978-82, Professor of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, 1982-95, Associate Dean & Head, College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, 1995-2000, Dean (Agriculture) & Head, College of Agriculture, Trivandrum, 2000-01, and Director (Academic & P.G. Studies), 2001-03, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Member Secretary, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, 2003-05.

Awards/Honours: Dr. C.S. Venkat Ram Memorial Award (1988-90 & 2003-04); T.K.V. Foundation Award for Best Agricultural Research Scientist in Kerala, 1999.

Research Areas: Soil health & nutrient management in perennial crops, rooting patterns of tree crops, pesticide residues in agricultural environment, radioisotope-aided research with trees

Address: Hira, J.T. Road, Temple Gate P.O., Thalassery 670102, Kerala; [Tel: Cell: 9495653488; Email: pawahid@gmail.com]