Soil Science (Chemistry/Fertility/Microbiology)
Evaluation of nutrient use efficiency (N, Zn and other nutrients) of existing popular varieties and identification of efficient genotypes.
Evaluation of various indices of nutrient use efficiency in the identified efficient genotypes.
Development of various techniques (Agronomic and molecular approaches) for improving nutrient use efficiency.
Developing efficient composting techniques for rice straw utilisation.
Soil health improvement in rice production systems.