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Dr.L.K.Prasad
M.Sc (Ag), Ph.D(Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry)
Principal Scientist Contact Address:
ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute,
RAJAHMUNDRY-533105. Andhra Pradesh.
Phone (Mobile): 09493427639
Email Address: lkprasad123@gmail.com
Employment Record
  • Principal Scientist- 2012-till date
  • Senior Scientist -2006 -2012
  • Scientist (Sr. Scale) -2001-2006
  • Scientist -1997-2001
Area of Interest Soil and leaf chemistry, fertility and water quality, GIS, Soil genesis and clay mineralogy.
Publications
  1. Prasad, L.K. and Ghosh, S.K. (2000). Nature and formation of clay minerals in East Godavari dt of Andhra Pradesh. Clay Research 19(2): 57-67.
  2. Prasad L.K., Saha, B., Abdul Harris, Rajan, K., Singh, S.R. (2002).  Critical Grain Nitrogen Content for Optimizing Nitrogen and Water in Rice.(Oryza Sativa). Journal of Biological Sciences 2 (11): 746-747.
  3. Singh, S.S., Prasad, L.K. and Upadhayay, A. (2006). Root growth, yield and economics of wheat (Triticumaestivum) as affected by irrigation and tillage practices insouth Bihar. Indian Journal of Agronomy 51(2): 131-134.
  4. Bhatnagar, P.R., Sikka, A.K., Prasad, L.K., Sharma, B.R.  and Singh, S.R. (2006). Water quality dynamics in secondary reservoir for intensive fish culture. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnology 29: 1861-1865.
  5. Prasad, L.K. and Rajan, K. (2012). Critical absorption limit of nitrate and optimizing estimation methodology for soil solutions and extracts using UV-VIS spectroscopy. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research 46 (4): 360-364.
  6. Prasad, L.K., Sreenivasulu, R., Panda, A.R., Chenchaiah, K.C. and Prabhakar, M. (2013). Rainfall trend, distribution and its role on crop yield in rainfed areas of Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh - A Case study. Journal of Agrometeorology 15: 183-186.
  7. K Rajan, A Abdul Haris, and L.K. Prasad.(2014). Efficacy of conventional, solid soluble and liquid fertilizers applied through drip-fertigation on tomato. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 71(2), 217-221.
  8. Meena, M.K., Singh, A.K., Prasad, L.K., Adlul Islam, MD Meena, ML Dotaniya, Harvir Singh, BL Yadav. (2020) Impact of arsenic-polluted groundwater on soil and produce quality: a food chain study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 192, 785.
  9. Prasad, L.K., Poorna Bindu J, Reddy DD, Rao C and Ravisankar H. (2021). Assessment of Soil Fertility under Northern Light Soil Area of FCV tobacco in Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Agri-Search 8(2): 95-98.
  10. Prasad, L.K., C Chandrasekhara Rao, DD Reddy, K Padmaja, N Johnson (2022) A New Extractant for Concurrent Estimation of Nicotine, Reducing Sugars and Chlorides in Tobacco Cured Leaf. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 53 (13), 1685-1691.
Awards/Honors
  • Best poster award, 2010. National Symposium on Climate Change and Rain fed Agriculture, at CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Best trainee award, 2012. ICAR training on Use of simulation modelling in climate change research: special reference to natural resource management at IISS, Bhopal.
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Tobacco Science, 2019
  • Awarded certificate of recognition as best reviewer – 2020 by Current World Environment journal.