My long-term goal is to design sustainable farming system model for small and marginal farmers, which is expected to enhance food grain productivity and economy of rural India. To cope with the climate change/variability and food security issues, I am pursuing research on Climate Change Adaptations/Mitigations and Organic Farming for sustainable agricultural growth and quality food production.
For climate change experiment, field crops (rice and wheat) are grown in controlled CO2 environment in Open Top Chambers under different agronomic management for understanding the agro-adaptations to elevated CO2 and temperature environment. The field experimental data are used for calibration of crop model (DSSAT model) and its application for crop yield simulation in future climate scenarios.
For sustainable agricultural production, organic farming using various organic sources is practiced for cereal-based cropping system in lateritic soil of subtropical India. Organic farming is compared with chemical farming with respect to soil fertility (organic carbon content and nutrient status), food quality (nutritional composition and antioxidant content) and environmental impact (greenhouse gas emission).
Field experiments and simulation to evaluate rice cultivar adaptation to elevated carbon dioxide and temperature in sub-tropical India by Satapathy S.S., Swain D. K., and Herath S European Journal of Agronomy 54 21-33 (2014)
Chlorophyllmeter-based nitrogen management of wheat in eastern India by Ghosh M., Swain D. K., Jha M. K., Tewari V. K. Experimental Agriculture 1-14 (2017)
Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on rice yield and methods of adaptation as evaluated by crop simulation study by Krishnan P., Swain D. K., Bhaskar, B.C., Nayak S.K., and Dash R. N. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 122 233-242 (2007)
Yield and Quality of Tomato Grown under Organic and Conventional Nutrient Management by Murmu K., Ghosh B. C., and Swain D. K Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 59 1311-1321 (2013)
Developing ORYZA 1N for Medium- and Long-Duration Rice: Variety Selection under Nonwaterstress Conditions by Swain D. K., Herath S., Bhaskar B.C., Krishnan P., Rao K. S., Nayak S.K., and Dash R. N. Agronomy Journal 99 428-440 (2007)
Impact of absorbing aerosols on South Asian Rainfall: A modeling study. by Pathirana A., Herath S., Yamada T., and Swain D. K. Climatic Change 85 103-118 (2007)
Fly ash-a potential source of soil amendment and a component of integrated plant nutrient supply system by Mittra B. N., Karmakar S., Swain D. K., and Ghosh B. C. Fuel 84 1447-1451 (2005)
Studies on tea quality grown through conventional and organic management practices: Its impact on antioxidant and antidiarrhoeal activity. by Palit S., Ghosh B. C., Dutta Gupta S., and Swain D. K Transactions of the ASABE 51 2227-2238 (2008)
Effect of organic and inorganic nutrient management on soil nutrient dynamics and productivity of rice-chickpea system in lateritic soil by K A. K., Swain D. K., P. , Ghosh B. C. Organic Agriculture - (2016)
Climate Change Impact Assessment and Evaluation of Agro-Adaptation Measures for Rice Production in Eastern India by Swain D. K., and Thomas D Journal of Environmental Informatics 16 94-101 (2010)
FORECASTING AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT USING SPACE, AGROMETEREOLOGY & LAND BASED OBSERVATIONS. MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES
EXPERIMENTAL AGROMETEROLOGICAL ADVISORY SERVICE UNIT MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES
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Ajit Kumar Giri
Area of Research: Organic farming in cereal-based cropping system
Area of Research: Climate change impact assessment on quality rice production
Area of Research: Nutrient Management Yield and Oil Quality Improvement of Niger
Area of Research: Precision nitrogen management for hybrid rice production under changing climate
Kamdi Prasad Jairam
Area of Research: Climate change adaptation in cereal-based production system
Area of Research: Agronomic management for quality food production under changing climate
Area of Research: Tea quality and human health
Area of Research: Climate Change and Nutrient Management of Wheat Crop
Area of Research: Water and nutrient management in cereal-pulse cropping system
P K Retheesh
Area of Research: Growth, yield and quality of Kalmegh under varying levels of nutrient sources and soil moisture regime
Sathya Uma Lakshmi K
Area of Research: Farming system design for dryland ecosystem
Area of Research: Drip irrigation in rice-potato system
Area of Research: Climate Change adaptations of wheat crop