Dr. Arakalagud Nanjundaiah Ganeshamurthy
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born at Arakalagud, Hassan, Karnataka on 24 April 1957. Educated at Municipal High School, 1969-72, MES College, Bangalore, 1972-74; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1974-79; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1979-85; The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, 1989-90.

Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 2003 to date.

Instructor, UAS, Bangalore 1985; Scientist, CARI, Port Blair 1985-92; Senior Scientist, IISS, Bhopal, 1992-98; Principal Scientist and Head, NRM Division, CARI, Port Blair 1998-2000; Head, Division of Crop Production, IIPR, Kanpur; Head Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, IIHR, Bangalore 2003-2005.

Awards/Honours: ISSS Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1990; INSA SERC Visiting Fellowship 1992; PPIC-FAI Award 1997; TSI-FAI Award, 2002; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 2005.

Fellow: Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur, 2011; Confederation of Horticultural Scieties in India (CHAI), 2014.

Research Areas: Soil Chemistry, Nutrient Dynamics, Soil Quality, Micronutrient management

Address: Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bengaluru 560089, Karnataka; No. 35, 10th Cross, I Main, Maruti Nagar, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560054, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 28466420 Ext. 277; Res. (080) 28561524, Cell: 9449816282; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: angmurthy@gmail.com]