Soil and Crop Management Division PDF Print Email

The Division  is dedicated to pursuing interdisciplinary research on management of salt affected soils and use of marginal quality irrigation waters for crop production. Multi-disciplinary research activities involving experts in Pedology, Soil Fertility & Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Microbiology, Agronomy, Agro-forestry and Fisheries   is the major strength of the Division. The major research activities in the Division include preparation and digitization of database on salt affected soils besides periodic assessment of state of soil resources, developing technologies for the optimal management of gypsum amended alkali soils and the use of high RSC and saline waters for crop production. In the post-reclamation phase, focus is on developing resource conservation technologies and the development of farming system models for resource poor farmers owning 2 ha or less land.

Besides excellent experimental fields, pot houses, lysimeters etc., the division posses a state-of-the-art Central Laboratory and other specialized laboratories.

The Division has developed linkages with various organizations such as CADA, HLRDC, Haryana Forest Department, Haryana Agri. Department, NRCAF, INCID, DST etc. The division has built up an excellent Central Laboratory facility with state-of-the-art modern equipments and analytical tools. Besides Central Laboratory, the Division has well equipped Pedology, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Water Quality, Agro-forestry, Micro-biology and Fisheries laboratories.

Research Achievements

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Database for salt affected soils

Reclamation and management of alkali soil

Management of waterlogged saline soils

Management of poor quality waters

Agro-forestry in salt affected soils


News and Events

Dr. Raju, R., Scientist (Agricultural Economics) awarded for Best Paper Presentation (Male) in the memory of Shri. Bhau Punaji Hile Memorial Award in the 2nd International Conference of Agricultural Economics-2017 of Maharashtra Society of Agricultural Economics (MSAE) held during 10-11th February 2017 at MPKV, Rahuri (Maharashtra)

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Principal Scientist awarded prestigious `J.S. Bali award 2016' at 1st Asian Conference, Raipur

Dr. D.K.Sharma Principal Scientist & Ex. Director awarded Gold Medal by Indian Society of Agronomy during the 4th International Agronomy Congress 2016 for his outstanding contribution in the field of salt-affected soils and use of poor quality waters

Dr V.K Mishra Head ,ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Lucknow received Dr M.S Swaminathan Award for his significant contribution in management of sodic soil in Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Arijit Barman has been awarded a `Best Poster Award' in International Conference sponsored by Indian Society of Soil Science & Land Use Planning, Nagpur held on 10-13, November, 2016

Dr. P.C. Sharma joined as Director of Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal on 7th October 2016

Dr Subhasis Mandal awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award of ICAR for the year 2015

Dr. Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj has been awarded “Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award” of ICAR for 2015. He bagged the award for Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering

CSSRI got the `Certification of Registration ISO 9001:2008'






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