Principal Scientist, National Research Centre For Citrus
Dr. A.K. Srivastava, having received his M.Sc.(Ag) and Ph.D in Soil Science from world famous Banaras Hindu University, in 1984 and 1988, respectively, is currently perched as Principal Scientist (Soil Science) at National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi).
He has extensively worked on different aspects of citrus nutrition like nutrient constraints analysis of citrus orchards using DRIS-based soil-plant nutrient diagnostics, orchard efficiency-based site specific nutrient management exploiting spatial variability in soil fertility, citrus rhizosphere specific microbial consortium and soil carbon loading, INM module, fertigation scheduling, nutrient mapping using geospatial tools, nutrient dynamic studies, transformation of soil microbial biomass nutrients within citrus rhizosphere, fertility map as decision support tool for fertilizer recommendation through large number of externally funded projects.