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Dr Utpol Kumar |  Soil Survey |  Best Researcher Award

Principal Scientific Officer at  Soil Resource Development Institute, Bangladesh

Dr. Utpol Kumar, born on February 2, 1975, is a dedicated soil scientist and Principal Scientific Officer (BCS Agriculture Cadre) at the Soil Resource Development Institute under the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Soil Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), completed in 2022, preceded by a Master of Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, both also from BAU.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Soil Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), 2022. M.Sc. in Horticulture, BAU, 2001. B.Sc. in Agriculture, BAU, 1996

🏢 Professional Experience:

With over 18 years of service at the Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Kumar has held key positions such as Principal Scientific Officer. His work includes conducting research experiments, soil surveys, and training programs for farmers and agricultural officers.

📚 Training & Development:

Dr. Kumar has a keen interest in capacity building. He has organized and conducted numerous training programs on soil management, fertilizer quality, and agricultural project management, both nationally and internationally.

👨‍🎓 Education Advocacy:

As a co-supervisor of MS students and through his involvement in various educational initiatives, Dr. Kumar has played a vital role in nurturing the next generation of agricultural scientists.

🏆 Achievements:

Dr. Kumar’s contributions have been recognized through awards and participation in seminars and conferences, where he has presented his research findings.

🔬 Research Focus: Soil Survey

Dr. Kumar’s primary research focus lies in Soil Survey, a critical area of study aimed at comprehensively understanding soil properties, composition, and their distribution patterns. Through his extensive research, Dr. Kumar aims to:

  • Conduct thorough soil surveys to assess the fertility and health of agricultural land.
  • Identify factors influencing soil composition, such as land use, climate, and human activities.
  • Analyze soil data to develop strategies for sustainable land management and crop productivity enhancement.
  • Contribute to the creation of soil maps and guides to aid farmers and policymakers in making informed decisions regarding land use and agricultural practices.

With a meticulous approach and a passion for scientific inquiry, Dr. Kumar’s research endeavors have significantly contributed to advancing our knowledge of soil science and its practical applications in agriculture.


Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Are Recommended Fertilizer Rates Able to Maintain Nutrient Balance and Optimize Crop Profit in Intensive Rice-Based Crop Rotations: Evidence from a 20-Year Study”
    • European Journal of Agronomy (Under Review), 2024
    • Contributions: Conceptualization, Data Curation, Formal Analysis, Writing – Original Draft, Writing – Review & Editing
  2. “Long–term Residue Retention Increases Crop Productivity and Maintains Positive Sulfur Balance in Intensive Rice–Based Cropping Systems”
    • Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (Under Review), 2024
    • Contributions: Writing – Original Draft, Writing – Review & Editing, Conceptualization, Data Curation, Formal Analysis, Methodology
  3. “Conservation Agriculture Improves Yield and Potassium Balance in Intensive Rice Systems”
    • Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, March 20, 2024
    • DOI: 10.1007/s10705-024-10348-7
    • Contributions: Writing – Review & Editing, Formal Analysis, Writing – Original Draft
    • ISSN: 1385-1314; 1573-0867
  4. “Conservation Agriculture for Intensive Rice-Based Systems: Lessons from a Decade On-Farm Practice”
    • TROPAG Conference, May 1, 2023
    • Contribution: Writing – Review & Editing
  5. “Sulphur Dynamics and Balance in Soils in the Mustard-Mungbean-Rice Cropping Pattern under Long-Term Integrated Nutrient Management”
    • TROPAG Conference, May 1, 2023
    • Contribution: Writing – Review & Editing
  6. “Conservation Agriculture in Intensive Rice Cropping Reverses Soil Potassium Depletion”
Utpol Kumar | Soil Survey | Best Researcher Award

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