Dr. Desouza Blaise
FELLOW, ELECTED 2020
Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 3 February 1967. Educated at Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (now PJTSAU), Hyderabad, B.Sc. (Ag.). 1988; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, M.Sc. (Agronomy) 1990 and Ph.D. 1994.
Principal Scientist and Head, Crop Production, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2011 to date
Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 1994-2001; Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2001-2007; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2007-11.
Awards/Honours: State Merit Scholarship 1984; ICAR Jr. Fellowship, 1988; JV Satyanarayana Reddy Garu Gold Medal for First position in the University, APAU, Hyderabad, 1989; Telangana Farmers Union Gold Medal for First Position in College of Agriculture, Hyderabad, APAU, 1989; Saktheeswarudu Garu Gold Medal, APAU, 1989; Silver Jubilee Gold Medal for Ag. Botany, APAU, 1989; Silver Jubilee Gold Medal for Ag. Chemistry, APAU, 1989; IARI Gold Medal for Agronomy, 1991; DAAD Fellow, 1993; IARI Merit Medal 1995; Associate NAAS, 2007; Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2007 to 2009, 2013-14; Keith Runcorn Assistance Award, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, 2012; Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award for Best Paper, FAI, 2012; Outstanding Reviewer Award, Soil and Tillage Research, Elsevier Publishers, 2015; Editor, Journal of Farm Sciences, 2016-19; Editor, Annals of Plant and Soil Research, 2017-19; SEACF Award for Best Paper, ICAC, Washington DC, 2018; Member, Technical Committee, World Cotton Research Conference 7, Cairo, Egypt, 2020.
Fellow: Deutscher Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Bonn, Germany; Indian Society of Agronomy; Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
Research Areas: Allelopathy, Conservation Agronomy
Address: Head, Division of Crop Production, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Panjri Farm, Wardha Road, Nagpur 441108, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (07103) 275536; Cell: 9822567062; Fax: (07103) 275529; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]