Dr. Desouza Blaise
FELLOW, ELECTED 2020

Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 3 February 1967. Educated at Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (now PJTSAU), Hyderabad, B.Sc. (Ag.). 1988; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, M.Sc. (Agronomy) 1990 and Ph.D. 1994.

Principal Scientist and Head, Crop Production, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2011 to date

Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 1994-2001; Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2001-2007; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2007-11.

Awards/Honours: Telangana Farmers Union Gold Medal, APAU, 1989; DAAD Fellow, 1993; IARI Merit Medal 1995; Associate NAAS, 2007; Keith Runcorn Assistance Award, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, 2012; SEACF Award fo Best Paper, ICAC, Washington DC, 2018.

Fellow: DAAD, ISA, MAS

Research Areas: Agronomy

Address: Head, Division of Crop Production, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Panjri Farm, Wardha Road, Nagpur 441108, Maharashtra; Plot No. 15, #303, Universal Meridian, New Sneha Nagar, Nagar 440015, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (07103) 275536; Cell: 9822567062; Fax: (07103) 275529; Email: blaise_123@rediffmail.com]