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Profile of Dr. Chaitanya P. Nath

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Name : Dr. Chaitanya Prasad Nath
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580994 Ext. 3016
Mobile No. : +91-7318177223
Date of joining ICAR : 1st July 2015
Discipline and specialization : Agronomy (Conservation Agriculture, Weed Management, Cropping System Research & Climate Resilient Agronomy)
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • 4th National Training on ‘Advances in Weed Management’ from 12th to 21st January, 2016.
  • Training programme on “Project formulation on climate change mitigation and adaptation” from 7-11 November,2016
  • International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) funded training programme on “Advanced experimental designs and statistical analysis for breeding and agronomic trials”.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed potential of new post-emergence herbicides in mungbean and chickpea.
  • Identified pulse inclusive crop rotations under conservation agriculture for improving system productivity, resources-use efficiency and soil health.
  • Developed weed seedbank dynamics and carbon sequestration in diversified cropping systems.
  • Developed weed management strategies in rice-chickpea rotation in conservation agriculture.

Current area of research

  • Weed management strategies for enhancing productivity and sustainability of pulses systems.
  • Long-term effect of pulses in cropping systems on soil health and crop productivity.
  • Development of climate resilient resource conservation technologies (RCTs) for pulses systems.
  • Development of nano-material based microencapsulated formulation of imazethapyr for weed control in pulse crops and minimizes residue dynamics to the environment.


  • C.P. Nath, K.K. Hazra, Narendra Kumara, C.S. Praharaj, S.S. Singh, U. Singh, N.P. Singh(2019). Including grain legume in rice–wheat cropping system improves soil organic carbon pools over time. Ecological Engineering 129: 144–153.
  • C.P. Nath, Narendra Kumar, K.K. Hazra, Krishnashis Das, M.S. Venkatesh, M.K. Singh, S.S. Singh, C.S. Praharaj and N.P. Singh (2019). Impact of zero-till residue management and crop diversification with legumes on soil aggregation and carbon sequestration. Soil & Tillage Research 189: 158–167.
  • C.P. Nath, K.K. Hazra, U. Singh, C.S. Praharaj, Narendra Kumar, S.S. Singh, N.P. Singh. (2019). Diversification of maize-wheat cropping system with legumes and integrated nutrient management increases soil aggregation and carbon sequestration. Geoderma 353: 308–319.
  • C.P. Nath, R. Nandan, V. Singh, S.S. Singh, V. Kumar, K.K. Hazra, S.P. Poonia and R.K. Malik. (2018). Comparative assessment of the relative proportion of weed morphology, diversity, and growth under new generation tillage and crop establishment techniques in rice-based cropping systems. Crop Protection 111: 23–32.
  • C.P. Nath, R.P. Dubey, A.R. Sharma, K.K. Hazra, N. Kumar and S. S. Singh. (2018) Evaluation of new generation post-emergence herbicides in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) in India. National Acad. Sci. Letters, 41(1):1–5.

Awards and Fellowships

  • The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award in Agriculture and Forestry Sciences section in 2017-18.
  • Indian Society of Agronomy Best Ph.D. Thesis Award for the year 2016.
  • Indian Society of Weed Science Best Ph.D. Thesis Award for the year 2016..
  • Best Trainee Award in 4th National Training on Advances in Weed Management in 2016.
  • Institute Best Team Award for the year 2018-19
  • DST-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2013 by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
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