Dr. Rattan Lal Yadav
Fellow, Elected 1995
Born in Manethi, Rewari, Haryana, India on 11 November 1949. Educated at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1966-70; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar 1970-76; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1976.
Scientist-S1, IISR, 1976-80; Scientist-C, (Agronomy) Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 1980-83; Scientist S-3 (Agronomy), 1983-86; Principal Scientist Agronomy, 1986-87, and Head, Division of Agronomy, 1987-94, IISR, Lucknow; Project Director, Directorate of Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, 1994-2001; National Coordinator, NATP (ICAR), 2001-03; Director, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, 2003-11.
Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1981; ISCA Prof. Hira Lal Chakarvorty Award, 1988; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1988; VASVIK Award, 1994; FAI-PPIC Award, 1995 & 2004; Govt of UP Vigyan Rattan Award, 2005; ANGRAU G. Narasimha Rao Endowment Lecture, 2006; Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal, 2006; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award 2010 of Krishi and Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti; FAI Golden Jubilee Award, 2014.
Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; National Academy of Sciences, India.
Research Areas: Agronomy of sugarcane, cropping/farming systems research, organic farming
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