Dr. Janki Sharan Mishra

Born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 31 March 1967. Educated at Janta Inter College, Belhari, Sultanpur, 1976-83; Narendra Deo University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya, 1983-88; Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, 1995-98; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1986; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1988; Ph.D. 1998.

Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, 2020 to date.

Scientist, 1991-2000 and Senior Scientist, 2000-2008, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur; Principal Scientist, 2008-14, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad; Head, Division of Crop Research, 2014-20, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna.

Awards/Honours: PS Deshmukh Young Agronomist Award by the Indian Society of Agronomy, 1999; Best Scientist Award, by the Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, 2004 & 2007; ICFA Distinguished Scientist Award, 2018; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Weed Science, 2017-2021; Associate Chief Editor, Journal of AgriSearch, 2015 to date; Editor-in-Chief, Current Advances in Agricultural Sciences 2015-17; Editor, Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2013-14; Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2013-2021; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2022, to date; President, Indian Society of Weed Science, 2023-24.

Fellow: Indian Society of Weed Science, 2007; Indian Society of Agronomy, 2010; Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, 2015.

Research Areas: Weed Management, Conservation Agriculture

Address: Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Maharajpur, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2353138; Cell: 8409899897; 9494240904; Fax: (0761) 2353129; Email: director.weed@icar.gov.in; jsmishra31@gmail.com; js.mishra@icar.gov.in]