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PC Cell - AICRP on Palms



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Ph.D in Spices | Plantation | Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

Plantation crops | coconut and cocoa Breeding

·         ICAR Award: Choudhury Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP award   2014 was bagged by AICRP on Palms for the year 2014




S. Sumitha, H. P. Maheswarappa, T. B. Basavaraju, M. Prashanth and Swetha.2020. Potential coconut (Cocos nucifera) hybrids developed using Gangabondam (GBGD) as maternal parent for yield and quality for southern dry tract of Karnataka (India). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 90 (8): 1467–73


J. C. Nath, K. K. Deka, H. P. Maheswarappa and S. Sumitha. 2019. System productivity enhancement in coconut (Cocos nucifera) garden by intercropping with flower crops in Assam .Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89 (11): 1842–5


V.V. Shinde, H.P. Maheswarappa, S.L. Ghavale, S. Sumitha, S.M. Wankhede and P.M. Haldankar. 2020. Productivity and carbon sequestration potential of coconut-based cropping system as influenced by integrated nutrient management practices. Journal of Plantation Crops, 2020, 48(2): 103-11


S Sumitha, S Balakrishnan, N Shoba, M Kumar, P Jeyakumar and V Jegadeeswari .2018.  Performance of identified cocoa clones for morphological and yield traits during initial growth phase. International Journal of Chemical Studies.  6(5): 634-636 .


S Sumitha, S Balakrishnan, N Shoba, M Kumar, P Jeyakumar and V Jegadeeswari.2018. Growth and yield performance of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) varieties under Tamil Nadu conditions. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry . 7(5): 591-594   


P. P. Bhalerao., Maheswarappa, H. P.  Sumitha, S and Elain Apshara, S. 2018. Performance of cocoa clones as intercrop in coconut gardens under south Gujarat condition. International Journal of Innovative Horticulture. 7(2):120-122, 2018


Shinde, V.V., Ghavale, S.L, Maheswarappa, H.P, Jerard, B.A and Sumitha, S. 2018. Heterosis for economic traits in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Journal of Plantation Crops, 46(3): 151-155