Standardized season of planting for commercial cultivars of banana
Standardized integrated weed management practices for banana.
Standardized mulching and fertigation technology
Standardized planting systems, spacing and nutritional requirement for commercial cultivars of banana
Standardized stage wise nutrient requirement for enhancing the quality production of banana cv. Udhayam.
Current Research Projects (Institute)
Standardization of Agro-techniques for banana production and productivity (PI)
Fertilizer tailoring for targeted yield and sustainable soil health (Co PI)
Studies on effect of micronutrients in banana (Co PI)
Current Research Projects (External)
Area of Interest
Crop Production System Management/ Integrated Nutrient Management/ Precision farming/ Good Agricultural Practices for Banana
Total Research publications
Best 5 publications
Sundararaju, P. and V. Kumar. 2003. Management of root-lesion nematode,Pratylenchus coffeae in six commercial cultivars of banana through organic and inorganic amendments. Info Musa. 12: 35-38
Uma, S., Kalpana, S., Sathiamoorthy, S. and V. Kumar. 2005. Evaluation of Commercial cultivars of banana (Musa spp.) for their suitability for fibre industry.Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter No. 142: 29-35.
Shiva shankar, S. and V. Kumar. 1999. Pattern of fruit development in six banana varieties. Indian J. Plant Physiology 4 (4): 286-288.
Sundararaju, P., Mustaffa, M.M., Kumar, V., Cannayane, I. and Tanuja Priya, B. 2002. Effect of organic farming on plant parasitic nematodes infesting banana cv. Karpuravalli. Current Nematology 13: 39-43
Uma, S., Kalpana, S. and Kumar, V. 2007. Evaluation of culinary Musagermplasm for fibre yield and quality. The Indian J. Agric. Sciences 77 (8): 553-557.
Fellow of Association for the Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana.
Fellow of Confederation of Horticultural Associations of India.