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Name : Dr. Narendra Kumar
Designation : Principal Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-0512 2580994/5, Ext. 3006
Mobile No. : +91-9695241110, 9473929876
Date of joining ICAR : 16th April 2003
Discipline and specialization : Agronomy, Cropping System, Conservation Agriculture & Weed Management
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • National Training on “Advances in Weed Management” organized by DWR, Jabalpur during 31/10/2012 to 09/11/2012.
  • Winter school on “Causes and Influences of Climate Change and Weather Management for Sustainable Agriculture” by GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during 15/11/2006 to 05/12/2006.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed technologies for pulses cultivation under rice fallow
  • Conservation agricultural practices for pulse based cropping systems.
  • Recommended post-emergence herbicides for weed management in pulses.
  • Standardised raised bed planting systems for pulses.
  • Identified fieldpea line resistant to metribuzin.

Current area of research

Conservation agriculture & weed management in pulse based cropping systems.


  • Narendra Kumar, Gopinath K.A., Srivastva A.K. and Mahajan V.(2008). Performance of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) at different sowing dates in mid-hills of Indian Himalaya. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 54(5): 507-514.
  • Narendra Kumar, Mina B.L., Chandra S. and Srivastva A.K..(2011). In-situ green manuring for enhancing productivity, profitability and sustainability of upland rice. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 90: 369-377.
  • Narendra Kumar, Hazra K.K. and Nadarajan N.(2016). Efficacy of post-emergence herbicide Imazethapyr in summer mungbean. Legume Research-An International Journal 39(1): 96-100.
  • Narendra Kumar, K.K. Hazra and N. Nadarajan.(2017). Efficacy of pre- and post-emergence herbicides in rainy season mungbean (Vigna radiata L.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 87(9): 1219–24.
  • Narendra Kumar, Nath C.P., Hazra K.K., Das K., Venkatesh M.S., Singh M.K., Singh S.S., Praharaj C.S. and Singh N.P. (2019). Impact of zero-till residue management and crop diversification with legumes on soil aggregation and carbon sequestration. Soil & Tillage Research 189: 158–167.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Dr. P.S. Deshmukh Young Agronomist Award by ISA in 2009.
  • Best Scientist Award 2013, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur.
  • Fellowship, Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, 2014.
  • ISA Associateship Award 2013, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi.
  • Best Team of the Institute Award 2018, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur.
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