Dr. S Sridhara
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, SOIL SCIENCE
Dr Brajendra is currently working as Principal Scientist, Soil Science, at the Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, India, and has more than 19 years of experience in research, developing soil technologies, soil extension and popularizing the sciences among the masses and making it accessible to the common people. He extensively worked on Carbon dynamics, Mapping, Stocking, Soil quality, Information systems, Nutrient dynamics of the remotest hill tops of the Eastern Himalayas to the vast stretch of Indo-Gangetic Plains of India, covering the entire Chotanagpur plateau of Jharkhand and the Southern Indian peninsular masses. Fond of developing technologies for transforming the lives of the small and marginal farmers, he has a distinction of championing several technologies such as rapid soil health testing kit for acid and saline, saline-sodic soils, online e -soil health card generation system, a DSS for economizing fertilizer doses based on soil tests, Emoji based soil health card, colorimetric interpretations system of soil test database. One of the key architect of the Krishi-RASTAA® Soil Technology platform along with start up KRISHITANTRA®. Associating with Breeders/Biotechnologists/Physiologists of the IIRR, addressing the problem of nutrient stresses with tolerant varieties and this will prove in years to come as a real decarbonizing agriculture practice in Rice farming. Wrote several books in soil science and those are popular across India. Presently member of several societies and editorial boards, he has been among main organizer of the several key Agri events in India. and abroad.