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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. GIRISHBHAI G. PATEL


SENIOR SCIENTIST & HEAD

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA,


ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
DEVTAJ 387240, DIST: ANAND, GUJARAT
Name : PATEL GIRISHBHAI GULABBHAI
Date of Birth : 15th January. 1968
Age : 49 Years

Place of Birth : At.: Sametri, Ta.: Dahegam, Dist.: Gandhinagar

Designation : Senior Scientist & Head

Present Pay scale : Rs. 37400-67000, AGP-` 9,000

Present Address : KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA,


ANAND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
DEVTAJ 387240, DIST: ANAND, GUJARAT
Tel: +91-2697-234027 (Off.), Mobile : +91-9429356180

E-mail: ggpatel68@gmail.com
Academic qualification : PhD in Agronomy

Date of Birth : 15th January 1968


Languages Known : Gujarati, English and Hindi
Educational qualification :
Degree Obtained Year of OGPA University Subjects / Field
Passing
B. Sc (Agri) 1990 6.76/10 G.A.U, Anand All compulsory subject

M. Sc (Agri) 1992 6.78/10 G.A.U, Anand Major: Agronomy

Ph.D (Agron.) 2011 6.28/10 A.A.U, Anand Major: Agronomy

NET 2004 Cleared A.S.R.B. New Delhi Major: Agronomy


CCC+ 2009 87% SPIPA ,Abad Computer skill

NET:
Qualified National Eligibility Test in the professional subject Agronomy conducted by
Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ICAR), New Delhi, held in June 2004.

Field of Specialization : Agronomy

Experience (Yrs.) : Research & Extension-17 , Planning & coordination-5


Teaching-3
Total: 22 years

Title of Thesis of M.Sc. (Ag.) : RESPONSE OF GROUNDNUT CULTIVARS TO TIME


OF SOWING IN RABI SEASON ON SANDY LOAM
SOILS OF MIDDLE GUJARAT

Title of Thesis of Ph.D : EFFECT OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZERS


IN COMPARISON WITH HUMIC ACID ON GROWTH,
YIELD AND QUALITY OF WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.)
Employment Records:
Post Held From To Type of work
Senior Scientist & Head Jan,2013 Continue Keeping the DEE and Zonal Project
Director well informed about the KVK
working and seeking his best
cooperation.
Developing annual and five yearly
programmes and their effective
implementation for farmer upscalling
Effective utilization of the staff for
maximizing output in terms of training
and allied duties.
Effective working and utilization of the
Scientific Advisory Committee of the
KVK.
Management of Human Resources
available at KVK.
Coordinating the Programmes,
meetings, seminars, exhibitions, etc.
Review, modify and approve Action
Plans of Scientists
Generate structured and customized
reports and monitor the activities of
Technical staffs.
Junior Agronomist , July, Jan,2013 Conduct and supervise AICRPAM
2009 experiments and reporting results of
AICRP on Ag.Met., Dept. of same experiments to project coordinator.
Agricultural Meteorology, Working as CO-PI of AICRP-NICRA
B.A. College of Agriculture, National Initiative on Climate Resilient
Anand Agricultural University, Agriculture in Middle Gujarat
Anand-388110. Teach (both theory and practical) one
Post-Graduate course AGRON 603,
CROP PRODUCTION AND SYSTEM
MODELING (2+1) and one polytechnic
course AGRON 3111, FARMING
SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE
AGRICULTURE (2+1)
Senior Tech. Assistant Sept., July, 2009 Planning and Management of field
2007 experiments of AICRPAM and regular
AICRP on Ag.Met., Dept. of updating Crop Weather Outlook website
Agricultural Meteorology, of (CRIDA), ICAR, envisages to provide
B.A. College of Agriculture, agrometeorological information
Anand Agricultural University, highlights generated under the
Anand-388110. AICRPAM along with Value Added
Agro-advisory Reports
Training Assistant August Septembe Planning and Management of farm
(Farm Manager), KVK , Arnej 2006 r, demonstrations and seed production
2007 programme on KVK farm, as well as
conduction of FLD on farmers fields on
recommended practices that encompass
production technologies for different
crops grown in Bhal region.
Senior Tech. Assistant at June, July.2006 Assisted in work related to
GSLUB, Gandhinagar 2001 conservation, development and
management of Land Resources at
State level.
Planning and coordinating of long term
district land resources utilization plan
work for four districts of Gujarat.
Conducted awareness campaigns
throughout the state for creation of
awareness on land resources
conservation.
Senior Res. Assistant, June, May, 2001 Assisted on planning and research of
Regional Research Station, 1994 the agronomical experiments that
BCZ, AAU, Arnej encompass production technologies for
different crops grown in Bhal region.
I possessed the charge of Senior
Research Assistant (Ext.) and assisted
in all the extension activities carried out
at this station.

No. of Publications :
a. Popular Articles : 07
b. Research Papers : 15
c. Recommendations : 20
d. Books/Book chapters : 06

Paper read/presented in Symposia/Seminar/Conferences :


Seminar/Workshop/Conferences attended

A. Seminar : 12
B. Workshops : 10
C. Conferences : 05
D. Intnl. Congress : 01

Details of training Received:


Participated in State level Training course on "Waste land utilization in Gujarat" conducted
by WALMI, Anand, in the year 2002.
Participated in Two-weeks Certificate course on Use of Geo-informatics and Remote
Sensing
Conducted by BISAG, Gandhinagar in April 2005.
Participated in DST sponsored Training programme on Advances in plant atmospheric
interactions at CRIDA Hyderabad during October 22- November 11, 2009.
Participated in Training programme on Decision Support System for Agrotechnology
Transfer(DSSAT) jointly organized by University of Florida & CRIDA at CRIDA, Hyderabad
on February 13-17, 2012
Participated in training programme on Direct Trainers Skills Course ( DTS ),AAU, Anand
organized by Ministry of Personal and Training, New Delhi during February 27 to March 2,
2012
Participated in Refresher Course Agricultural Science organized by UGC Academic Staff
College, Sardar Patel University, V.V.Nagar during August 20 to September 09, 2012.

Membership in Scientific Organizations: 03

Contribution for the development of Agro-technologies 20

Awards / appreciations 02
Anand centre of AICRP on Agrometeorology was awarded as the Best centre for the year
2011-12 among 25 AICRPAM centres of India, based on overall performance of the centre on
fifteen parameters evaluation rating during XII Biennial Workshop of AICRP held at Maharana
Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur during October 9-12, 2012.
Specific Achievements :

Specific Recommendations for farmers


Recommended Chemical Control of Camel Thorn (Javacia) - the most widespread and
troublesome weed of the Bhal region.
Recommended that Farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone should contingent plan for cotton in
normal monsoon and fodder sorghum under delayed monsoon for better returns.
Recommended that Farmers of middle Gujarat agro- climatic ZoneIII, growing Kharif
groundnut are advised to sow crop on onset of monsoon to fetch average 15% higher yield than
15 days delayed sowing and give Irrigation at moisture stress at 50 % depletion of soil moisture
to get 23% more yield than rainfed.
Specific research
Agro-climatic characterization:
Rainfall variability, water balance studies, assessment of climate change, dry spell variability,
extreme events of temp. and rainfall and rainfall probabilities have been studied.
Crop weather relationships:
Groundnut:
Weather, moisture sensitive phase and heat unit requirement of groundnut cv. Robut 33-1 and
GG-2 have been identified.
Weather based yield prediction model has been developed with R 2 of 0.58 to 0.92.
Wheat
Moisture, weather sensitive phase and heat unit requirement of wheat cv. GW-496 have been
identified.
Weather based yield prediction model was developed with R 2 of 0.67 to 0.97 and validated for
five consecutive years with av. error of 11 %.
Minimum temperature is found most effective and influencing weather parameter in wheat seed
yield.
It is evident from the regression model (Y= 12014.11-432.373 Tmin (Jan)-206.133 Tmin
(Dec), R2 : 0.90 that the increase in the minimum temperature during January by 1 0C there
is reduction in yield by 432 kg/ha , while increase in minimum temperature by 1 0C during
December reduces the yield by 206 kg/ha in 15 th November sown crop. Thus, higher
minimum temperature during January is not desirable for the wheat crop.
Growing degree days (GDD) requirement for wheat crop were found 1815 57.
CERES-wheat model of DSSAT family validated for Anand condition on wheat (cv. GW-
496, GW-366 and GW-322) yield, satisfactory and calibrated its new genetic co efficient.
Pest-disease weather relationship
Mustard:
Stem rot, rust and saw fly forecasting model of mustard have been developed with R 2 of 0.78 ,
0.96 and 0.71 respectively.
Optimum sowing (10th Oct.) with minimum infestation of aphids with higher grain yield of
mustard have been identified.
Okra:
YVM, macrophomina blight and jassids forecasting model habe been developed for okra with R2
of 0.54 to 0.87.

Computer Awareness : CCC, CCC+, Basics, M S Office, GIS application, Crop Modeling

Place : Anand
Date : 31-05-2017 ( G.G.Patel )

List of Recommendations contributed:


1. Spacing requirement for Cotton (1996)
The farmers growing rainfed cotton (G.Cot.13) in Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are
advised to adopt an inter row spacing ranging from 120cm to 200cm depending upon the
availability of bullock or tractor drawn implements.
2. Intercropping in Wheat (1996)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are advised to adopt intercropping system
involving wheat + Safflower in 3: 1 row ratio at a spacing of 30 cm.
3. Sowing time for mustard (1996)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are advised to sow mustard between 10th
and 20th October. In case, the maximum temperature around 10th October is found more than 35
C, sowing should be performed around 20th October.
4. Spacing requirement of safflower varieties (1996)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are advised to grow safflower variety A-l or
Bhima at a geometry of 75cm x 15cm.,
5. Fertilizer requirement of Safflower varieties (1996)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are advised to fertilize safflower (variety A-
lor Bhima) with 25 kg N/ha. Safflower did not respond to applied phosphorus.
6. Time of sowing for Cotton (1997)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone should sow the cotton crop at the onset of monsoon but
not later than first week of August.
7. Irrigation x Fertilizer study in mustard (1997)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone are advised to fertilize mustard with 60 kg
N/ha for obtaining economic yield under conserved moisture conditions. In case of harvested rain
water availability crop should be irrigated at 30 DAS with 50 mm of water and fertilize with 60 kg
N + 20 kg P205/ha.
8. Crop geometry for mustard (1999)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone are advised to grow mustard at a crop geometry of 75 cm
x 15 cm or 90 cm x 15 cm.
9. Crop geometry for dill seed (1999)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone are advised to grow dill seed at a crop geometry of 75 cm
x 30 cm.
10. Spacing and N management study in gutton panic (1999)
The Farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone who are interested to grow Gutton panic are advised to
plant the grass at the geometry of 45 cm x 30 cm or 30 cm x 30 cm and fertilize with 75 kg N/ha
year.
11. Effect of sources and levels of sulphur on seed and oil yield of Safflower (2000)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Zone interested to grow Safflower are advised to apply sulphur
@ 30 kg/ha to obtain higher yield and return. The sulphur may be applied through ammonium
sulphate or gypsum or single super phosphate.
12. Optimization of safflower production under resource constraints (2001)
The farmers of Bhal region growing safflower are advised to follow the recommended package of
practices in order to get maximum return from the crop of the different inputs, plant protection is
the most important and contributes maximum followed by fertilizers, population adjustment
(thinning) and weed control in descending order.
13. Phosphorus management in safflower based cropping system (2001)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agroclimatic Zone growing safflower- fodder sorghum rotation
are advised to inoculate the seeds of both the crops with PSB (Pseudomonas strita) in order to
save half of the dose phosphorus.
14. Studies on inter cropping in cotton G.Cot.13 (2001) The farmers of Bhal and Coastal
Agroclimatic Zone cultivating cotton in wider spacing are advocated to take soybean as an
intercrop for raising their monetary benefit.
15. Response of safflower to biofertilizer (2001)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agroclimatic Zone interested to grow safflower are advised to
inoculate the seeds with Azospirilum Azotobactor in order to save half of nitrogenous fertilizer (2.5
kg N/ha).
16. Effect of biofertilizer, gypsum and nitrogen on growth and yield of mustard (2001)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone growing mustard under conserved moisture
condition are advised to apply 1. 0 tone gypsum/ha for getting higher yield and net return.
17. Relative performance of different grasses and their effect on soil reclamation (2001)
The farmers of Bhal and Coastal Agro-c1imatic Zone e advised to grow either Dicanthium or
Gutton panic for forage on their marginal lands.
18. Contingent planning of kharif crops under vagaries of monsoon (2001)
Under normal monsoon (June-July), the farmers of bhal and Coastal Agro- climatic Region should
prefer cotton, whereas under delayed monsoon (after July) fodder sorghum gives better returns.
19. Crop growth simulation modeling and crop weather relationship of wheat (2009)
The farmers of middle Gujarat agro- climatic ZoneIII, are advised to sow wheat crop (GW-496)
during 15th November with six irrigation, at sowing, crown root initiation, tillering, booting,
flowering, milking and dough stage to get higher yield and net return.
20. Crop weather relationship of kharif groundnut (Arachis hypogeae L.) (2010)
The farmers of middle Gujarat agro- climatic ZoneIII, growing Kharif groundnut are advised to
follow as under for higher production and profit.
Sow crop on onset of monsoon to fetch average 15% higher yield than 15 days delayed
sowing.
Select cv. Robut-33-1 which give 23% higher pod yield and 14 % haulm yield than variety
GG-2.
Give Irrigation at moisture stress at 50 % depletion of soil moisture to get 23% more yield than
rainfed.

Future plans/thrust areas:


1. Under agroclimatic resource characterization, GIS based contingent crop planning map to be
prepared.(Agroclimatic atlas of Gujarat state is already prepared)
2. Crop weather relationship studies will continue to be taken up through experimentation for new
crops of the state.
3. To test and validate DSSAT crop simulation model to determine the production potentials in
different regions of the state for major crops
4. Experiment will be conducted to generate pest disease data and develop forewarning models.
5. Impact analysis of climate change on agricultural crops will be done using validated crop growth
models.

List of Publications of research articles:


(1) G.G. Patel and P.T. Patel (1996); Effect of sowing times and cultivars on the yield of winter
groundnut. Agric, Sci, Digest, 16 (1): 21-24,1996.(ISSN 0253-150X)

(2) Sonani V.V., A. Das, Jakasaniya, M.S., Patel, G.G and Patel P.T. (1997); Seed and oil yield of
mustard is influenced by fertilizer use and supplemental irrigation in Bhal tract of Gujarat. J.
Ind, Soc, Soil Sci , 45 (3): 563-564. (Published from India). (ISSN 0019-638X)

(3) Sonani V.V. Patel P.T and Patel G.G. (2001); Intercropping of chickpea and safflower with
wheat at different row ratio under conserved soil moisture. Annals of Arid Zone, 40 (2) 159-
162. (ISSN 0570-1791)
(4) Patel P.T, Sonani V.V. and Patel G.G (2001): Response of Gutton panic (Poniccum maximum
Jacq.) to levels of nitrogen and varying plant densities. Forage Rcs. 27(3) 229-231. (ISSN
0253-150X)

(5) Sonani V.V. Patel P.T and Patel G.G. and Patel G.A. (2001): Effect of crop geometry on
rainfed cotton. GAU Res. J. 27 (1&2) 5-8. (ISSN 0972-7183)

(6) Sonani V.V, Patel P.T, Patel G.G. (2002). Performance of mustard under different dates of
sowing in Bhal and Coastal Agro-climatic zone of Gujarat. J. Oilseeds Res. 19(1):122.

(7) Patel P.T. Patel G.G, Patel G.A, Sonani V.V and Patel 11.13 (2002): Effect of source and level
of sulphur and seed and oil yield of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), Journal of oilseed
research 19 (1) 76-78. (ISSN- 0970-2776)

(8) Patel, P. T., Sonani, V. V., Patel, G. G., Patel, P. H. and Jakasaniya, M. S. (2004). Effect of
FYM and N levels on Rice grown in the bhal Tract of Gujarat. Jr.Gujarat Soci. Agron. Soil
Sci.,4 (1-2): 30-32.

(9) Sonani V.V., Patel P.T., Patel G.G., and Patel G.A.(2006): Study on intercropping in rainfed
cotton. GAU Res. J. 28 (1 & 2 ); 28-29. (ISSN 0019-. 6363)
(10) G G Patel, H R Patel, Vyas Pandey, A M Shekh, J S Patel, R P Vadodaria, B K Bhatt,
J C Shroff (2010) Influence of weather parameters on seed yield of groundnut in middle
Gujarat Agro--climatic region Journal of Agrometeorology 12: 1. 1-10, (ISSN 0972-1665)

(11) H R Patel, G G Patel, J C Shroff, Vyas Pandey, A M Shekh, R P Vadodaria, B K Bhatt (2010)
Calibration and Validation of CERES-wheat model for wheat (cv. GW-496) in middle Gujarat
region Journal of Agrometeorology 12: 1. 114-117. (ISSN 0972-1665)

(12) S B Yadav, H R Patel, G G Patel, M M Lunagaria, B I Karande, A V Shah, V Pandey (2012)


Calibration and validation of PNUTGRO (DSSAT v4.5) model for yield and yield attributing
characters of kharif groundnut cultivars in middle Gujarat region. Journal of
Agrometeorology 14: special issue. (ISSN 0972-1665)

(13) Sudhir Kumar Mishra, A M Shekh, H R Patel, G G Patel, B I Karande, Vyas Pandey (2012)
Thermal and radiation use efficiency of wheat cultivars under varying environmental
conditions in middle Gujarat region Journal of Agrometeorology 14: special issue. (ISSN
0972-1665)

(14) P. M. Guled, A. M. Shekh, H. R. Patel, Vyas Pandey and G.G.Patel (2012) Validation Of
Cropgro-Peanut Model In Middle Gujarat Agroclimatic Region. Journal of Agrometeorology
14: 2, 154-157 (ISSN 0972-1665)

(15) S K Mishra, A M Shekh, S B Yadav, Anil Kumar, G G Patel, V Pandey, H R


Patel (2013) Simulation of growth and yield of four wheat cultivars using WOFOST model
under middle Gujarat region. Journal of Agrometeorology 15: 1. 43-50. (ISSN 0972-1665)

Book Chapter:
(1) G G Patel, H R Patel, A M Shekh, M K Ujinwal, J S Patel, V Pandey, R P Vadodaria, B K Bhatt
(2010) Role of weather parameters on seed yield of mustard in middle Gujarat Agro-climatic
region In: Agrometeorological Services for Farmers Edited by:Vyas Pandey. 79-83 Anand
Agricultural University, Anand

(2) J C Shroff, H R Patel, Vyas Pandey, G G Patel, J J Patel, R P Vadodaria, B K Bhatt (2010)
Development of weather based models for predicting outbreak of pest of okra in middle
Gujarat region In: Agrometeorological Services for Farmers Edited by:Vyas Pandey. 282-288
Anand Agricultural University, Anand

(3) H R Patel, A M Shekh, G G Patel, P M Guled, J C Shroff, V Pandey, R P Vadodaria, B K Bhatt


(2010) Role of weather parameters on wheat yield in middle Gujarat Agro-climatic region In:
Agrometeorological Services for Farmers Edited by:Vyas Pandey. 38-45 Anand Agricultural
University, Anand
Book Published:
(1) Weather based decisions for Growing Kharif Maize in Middle Gujarat Agro- climatic Zone of
Gujarat State - A Practical Manual compiled by. Dr. H. R. Patel , Dr. G. G. Patel, Dr. Vyas
Pandey, Dr. V. U. M. Rao

(2). A compendium of Indigenous Technological Knowledge (ITK) on Climate Change for Gujarat.
Complied by Dr. H. R. Patel , Dr. G. G. Patel, Dr. Vyas Pandey, Dr. B.Bapuji Rao and
Dr. V. U. M. Rao

(3). A Silver jubilee publication of AICRP on Agrometeorology complied by Dr. H. R. Patel, Dr. G.
G. Patel, Dr. Vyas Pandey, Dr. A.M. Shekh and Dr. V. U. M. Rao

Contribution in Important Publications: