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Agri 2024

Himanshu Verma

Himanshu Verma, Speaker at Agriculture conferences
College of Agriculture & Environmental Technology, India
Title : Yield, quality, soil health and net income of the bread wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) As affected by natural farming, organic farming and various doses of Npk in western Himalayan zones of India


The field experiment was carried out during the Rabi seasons of 2021-22 and 2022-23 at the experimental block of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the Shri Guru Ram Rai University (SAS-SGRRU), Pathribagh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand to study the effect of various nutrient management approaches on growth, yield, quality, soil health and net profit of wheat crop. The experiment was laid out split plot design with two factors each at different levels. First factor (M) Organics include (M1) Absolute control; (M2) Organic Farming practices (Vermicompost @ 5 t ha-1 + seed inoculation with Azatobacter and PSB + 2 sprays of Vermiwash at 30 & 45 DAS); and (M3) Natural farming practices (Sieved FYM @ 2.5 q ha-1 + seed treatment with Bijamrit+ Jeevamrit @ 200 l ha-1). Second factor (S) comprises (S1) 100 % RDF; (S2) 75 % RDF; (S3) 50 % RDF; (S4) 25 % RDF and were replicated 3 times.  The soil of the experimental field was sandy loam with low available nitrogen and organic carbon, medium available phosphorous and available potassium. Incorporation of organic farming practices, natural farming practices and different doses of NPK fertilizers significantly influenced all the growth parameters, yield & yield attributes gluten content in wheat grain, soil microbial count in the soil and economics of the cultivation during both the years of experimentation. Treatment combination of organic farming practices along with 75 % RDF (M2 × S2) has recorded significantly higher grain yield, net income and gluten content during both the years which can be recommended for economically viable and sustainable wheat production with improved yield in irrigated conditions of Doon Valley areas of Uttarakhand. However higher microbial mass of bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes was observed in the soil treated with organic farming practices and 25 % RDF application. 

Keywords: FYM, natural farming, NPK, organic farming, vermicompost, wheat


Dr Himanshu Verma born on 7th February at Uttarakhand. He passed High School, Intermediate in 2005, 2007 with first divisions; thereafter he obtained his B.Sc. Ag., M. Sc. Ag. Agronomy and Ph. D. Agronomy degrees during 2011, 2015 and 2019; respectively with first divisions from Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. He had also worked over Dalmia Bharat Enterprise Limited, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh as an Executive-cane in the field of “Sugarcane Development” during June 2011 to March 2013. Dr Verma was “Uttarakhand Biology Topper”, “Gold Medalist” and recipient of “DBT Biology scholarship award” from Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, during 2007 on the basis of his outstanding performance in biology at Intermediate level. He also received “Graduate Research Assistantship” from Directorate of Experiment Station of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during his Master’s degree program and National Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC) during Ph.D. during 2013-15 and2015-19, respectively. He has also qualified ICAR, ASRB- NET for the year 2015, 2017 & 2018 and successfully passed National Service Scheme (N. S. S.) “B” Certificate Examination during 2008-09. Dr Verma has completed more than 10 Scientific Training Programs on various agricultural aspects from different institutions and an ISO 9001: 2008, “Quality Management System”, Internal Auditor Training organized by Vexil Business Process Services Private Limited. Dr Verma is recipient of “Best Master Thesis Award” and “Best Agronomist Award- 2019” during International Conferences on various agronomic aspects and has participated in more than 25 scientific National and International conferences/ seminars/symposiums/webinars. He also has become life member of more than 3 scientific societies. Dr Verma has published over 10 research papers and 3 review papers in National and International referred journals; more than 20 research articles/abstracts/extended summaries in National and International conferences; more than 30 popular articles; 4 chapters in manuscripts, 6 book chapters and 2 books. Dr Verma also serving as reviewer and editorial board member of many journals and magazines. Dr Verma had worked as Assistant professor Agronomy in Sri Guru Ram Rai (SGRR) University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand from March 2020 to June 2022 and has guided many M. Sc. Agronomy students. Dr Verma has published one patent on weather monitoring during 2022 and is currently working as Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture & Environmental Technology of the Surajmal University, Kichha, Uttarakhand.

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