Crop Physiology Completed Schemes

Completed University Research Projects during the last five years

Name of the Scientist  Title of the Project PI/Co-PI Budget (Rs.) in lakhs Duration
Dr. M.K.Kalarani DCM/YTP/CRP/CAS/2013/001
Identifying amenable planting geometry and growth regulators for castor cultivation to suit mechanical harvesting
PI 0.25 2013 – 2015
DCM/ YTP/ CRP/ TAP/ 2017/ 001
Evaluation of cassava genotypes for salt tolerance
PI 0.50 Nov 2017 –  Oct 2019
Physiological response and reproductive efficiency of groundnut to drought at different flowering phases
PI 0.50

Mar 2016 – Feb 2018

Dr. A.Senthil NRM/CBE/SAC/2014/001:
Design and development of specialty water soluble fertilizers and liquid fertilizers for commercial crops
PI July 2014 – June 2017
Screening and evaluating maize hybrids for lime induced Fe chlorosis in calcareous soils

July 2016- June 2019

Action Plan: Early foliar spray of nutrients to arrest flower drop and increase seed yield in greengram PI

Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

Mitigation of drought using a new growth regulating compound Melatonin in greengram PI 1.50

Feb 2019 – Dec 2020

Physiological characterization of minor millets for the traits associated with Photosynthesis

Apr 2019 – Mar 2021

Dr. M.Djanaguiraman NRM/CBE/NST/14/002
Reactive oxygen species quenching in pollen grains using nano cerium to increase seed-set in sorghum under drought stress
Nov 2014 – Feb 2020
Targeting Activated Oxygen Quenching in Plants Using Nanoparticles to Increase Crop Yield Under Abiotic Stress Conditions
Apr 2015 -Mar 2016
Enhanced Preservation of Fruits using Nanotechnology – Phase II
Apr 2014 -Mar 2018
Dr. V.BabuRajendra Prasad DCM/VBN/CRP/BGR/2015/001
Impact of high temperature and moisture stress on photosynthesis, flowering and yield of blackgram genotypes

Apr 2015 – Mar 2017

Integrated Drought Mitigation Technology (IDMT) for greengram

July 2016- June 2019

Screening, evaluation and identification of suitable blackgram varieties for saline areas (Phase IV) PI 1.50 2019 – 2020
Dr. K. Vanitha “Screening of rice genotypes for salinity tolerance”


–  Nov 2014 – Apr 2018
Improvement of grain filling in rice through foliar nutrition


–  Aug 2016 – Jun 2019
Screening short duration rice genotypes for high grain Zn content and biofortification of Zn through mineral fertilization


–  Jul 2016 -Jul 2019
Yield maximization in rice fallow blackgram


–  Jun 2016 – May 2019

Completed University Core Projects during the last five years

Name of the Scientist  Title of the Project PI/Co-PI Budget (Rs.) in lakhs Duration
Dr. M.K.Kalarani HCRI/YCD/HOR/FRU/2018/CP120
Standardization of cultivation practices for year round production, with improved nutritional quality and yield enhancement in Lavender (Lavandulaangustifolia Mill)
Co PI 1.0 Nov 2019 to Sep 2020
Dr. V.Ravichandran Development of crop specific foliar formulations for yield enhancement in selected crops (rice, redgram, sesame and finger millet) under normal and water deficit environments (Phase I) Co PI 4.00 2018-2020
Physiological dissection of defoliation at boll maturity in cotton (Phase IV) PI 1.50 2019 – 2020
Dr. R. Sivakumar Development of foliar concoction for improving the flower yield and quality of jasmine (Jasminum sambac) PI 0.30 2010 – 2013
Developing rapid test kit for estimating leaf nitrogen concentration in sugarcane PI 0.10 2014 – 2015
Dissecting out the effect of Pulse Wonder vs Micronutrient mixture PI 0.10 2015 – 2016
Impact of PGRs and Nutrients on mitigation of salinity stress effect in Black gram PI 0.30 2016 – 2018
Physiological approaches to increase the productivity of finger millet under rainfed conditions. PI 0.30 2015 – 2018
Physiological manipulation of source sink relationship in tomato PI 0.30 2016 – 2018
Physiological manipulation of source and sink relationship in samai PI 0.30 2018 – 2020
Physiological manipulation for altering the horsegram growing season PI 0.30 2019 – 2021
Evaluation of different redgram based strip intercropping systems under rainfed condition Co-PI 0.30 2017 – 2019
Development of short duration high yielding photo-insensitive dual types of mochai (Lablab purpureus var lignosus (L) Co-PI 0.50 2017 – 2022
Evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMP) for greengram under irrigated condition Co-PI 0.40 2016 – 2019
Improvement of growth, physiology and yield in Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) through plant growth regulators with potassium PI 0.30 2020 – 2022
Studies on screening of mango (Mangifera indica L.) polyembronic rootstocks against drought stress Co-PI 0.40 2018 – 2021
Revolving fund for the seed production in Horticultural crops at RRS, Paiyur Co-PI 12.00 2020 – 2022
Dr. M.Djanaguiraman DCM/CBE/CRP/GGR/2018/CP129
Improving Drought Tolerance of Greengram Through Application of Nanoparticles Mimicking Antioxidant Activity
PI 2.50 2019 – 2020