Dr. Yadvinder Singh

Born in Ropar, Punjab on 16 April 1951. Educated at Government High School, Pehowa, Haryana, 1964-66; College of Agriculture, Kaul (Kurukshetra University), 1966-71; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1971-73; Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship, 1981-1985; University of Guelph, Canada, 1981-85; B.Sc. 1971; M Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1985.

Research Assistant, 1974-76, Assistant Soil Chemist, 1976-87, Soil Chemist, 1988-95, Senior Soil Chemist, 1999-2009, and Head, 2009-11, Department of Soil Science, PAU, Ludhiana; INSA Senior Scientist, 2011-16, INSA Honorary Scientist 2016-19, 2020-22, Department of Soil Science, PAU, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1994; Commission of European Communities Marie Curie' Senior Fellowship, 1994; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 2001; Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Distinguished Professor Award, 2006; Professor KS Bilgrami Memorial Medal, 2015; FAI Golden Jubilee Award of Excellence 2017, 2019; Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, US, 1998; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, 2002.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 2005; Indian National Science Academy, 2009; Punjab Academy of Sciences, 2018.

Research Areas: Nutrient management in rice-wheat system, integrated nutrient management, crop residue management, conservation agriculture

Address: 23, Professor Colony, Near Agar Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Cell: 9872218185; Email: yadvinder16@rediffmail.com]

Recognition Award 2003-2004