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Dr. N Kannababu

Discipline: Seed Technology | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since: 1997

Email: kannababu@millets.res.in  |  Mobile:

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph.D. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 1996 Seed Science & Technology
M. Sc (Agri) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka 1992 Seed Science & Technology
B. Sc (Agri) PDKV (Agricultural University), Akola, Maharashtra State 1990 Agriculture

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(From-to)
Duration
(years, months)
Principal Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) 6-7-2014 to till date  
Senior Scientist ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR), Hyderabad 6-7-2005 to 5-7-2014 9 years
Scientist (Sr. Scale) ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR), Hyderabad 6-7-2000 to 5-7-2005 5 years
Scientist ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR), Hyderabad 6-7-1996 to 5-7-2000 4 years

Current responsibilities:

  • Seed science approaches for enhanced seed setting and seed longevity in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in finger millet (Eleusine coracana)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in little millet (Panicum sumatrans)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in foxtail millet (Setaria italica)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea)
  • Studies on flowering behavior, seed setting and maturity pattern, and seed quality enhancement in proso millet (Panicum miliaceum)

Recent 3 major contributions (including technologies developed):

  • Estimated the genetic variability for seed vigour and longevity among the minicore accessions, genetic races, parents of mapping populations and elite genotypes/cultivars of grain, forage and sweet sorghums
  • Evaluated promising male sterile (A-), maintainer (B-) and restorer (R-) lines for seed setting potential, seed vigour and viability. Identified superior parental lines for seed vigour and storability of sorghum based on combining ability studies
  • Standardized the hybrid seed production technology of sorghum based on the synchronization of parents and hybrid seed setting potential. Worked out the economics hybrid seed production of sorghum
  • Estimated the variability of storage fungi on stored seeds of parental lines, germplasm accessions, parents of mapping population and forage varieties
  • Identified suitable chemical and bio agent for the control of molds and improvement of seed quality of rainy season sorghum; and developed suitable seed invigoration technology for improving seedling stand of low germination lots
  • Categorized resistant and susceptible genotypes against storage pest (Rice weevil) among germplasm accessions and parental lines of sorghum
  • Coordinated the DUS characterization and DUS testing of sorghum and published the DUS test guidelines on Sorghum (ICAR & PPVFRA), as Nodal officer, sorghum DUS testing Project (2005-2009)
  • Coordinated the nucleus and breeder seed programs as Nodal officer, National Seed Project (crops) on sorghum (2000-2008)

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Award of Netherlands Fellowship (2002): for international course on “Seed science and Technology” at IAC, Wageningen University, Netherlands (During the course, visited the countries France, Germany and Belgium)
  • National recognition as distinguished scientist/expert (2007) for 'Centre of Excellence for training the professionally qualified persons' at Division of Seed Science and Technology, IARI, New Delhi
  • Best Research Paper (National) for the year 2009-10: Kannababu et.al. (2009), Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, India
  • Best field experiment-Kharif 2008 on sorghum DUS testing (PI: N Kannababu), Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, India
  • Accredited to guide Ph.D students in the field of Seed Science and Technology by ANGR Agricultural University, Hyderabad
  • National award of outstanding DUS test centre for 3 years 2008-2011to Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad by PPV&FRA, New Delhi (Nodal officer: N Kannababu during 2005-2009)
  • Reviewer of Journals: 1) Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2) Seed Research, and 3) Range Management and Agro-forestry.
  • Award of merit: CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D studies (1993), HRD, Govt. of India

Current collaborative activities:

Nil

Recent most significant publications:

  • Kannababu N, Rao S.S., Prabhakar B., Shyamprasad., Srinivasababu K., Dhandapani A., and Patil J.V. (2016). Genetic variability for seed ageing and longevity among the advanced sweet sorghum genotypes and cultivars. Sugar Tech 18 (1): 100-104
  • Kannababu N, Das I K, Prabhakar B, Aruna C, Annapurna A, Dhandapani A and Patil J V. (2015). Genetic variability for seed ageing and longevity of forage sorghum cultivars. Range management and Agro-forestry, 36 (1): 33-40.
  • Kannababu N, Prabhakar, A V Gadewar, M Y Samdur, A Dhandapani and Patil J V. (2013). Genetic variability for seed setting potential in parental lines of post rainy sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Pp. 120-132. Paper published In: Compendium of papers & abstracts: Global consultation on millets promotion for health & nutritional security, 18-20 Dec, 2013, ISBN 81-89335-47-2, (Editors: Rakshit et al.). Society for Millets Research, 11-127, Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, India. Pp.250.
  • Prabhakar, N Kannababu, M Y Samdur and D M Bahadure (2013). Exploitation of heterosis in post-rainy sorghum across environments. Pp. 164-170. Paper published In: Compendium of papers & abstracts: Global consultation on millets promotion for health & nutritional security, 18-20 Dec, 2013, ISBN 81-89335-47-2, (Editors: Rakshit et al.). Society for Millets Research, 11-127, Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, India. Pp.250.
  • Kannababu, N., Rakshit Sujay, Audilakshmi, S., Tonapi, V.A., Patil, J.V., Dhandapani, A., Reddy, D.C.S., Venugopal, K., Swarnalatha, M., Balakrishna, G., Raghunath, K. and Subhakar, V. (2013). Genetic variability among Indian rainy season sorghum cultivars revealed by morpho-agronomic traits. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 73: 110-115 (I053)
  • Das, I. K, Audilakshmi S., Annapurna, A., Kannababu N., and Patil, J.V. (2012). Relationship among seed germination and other characters associated with Fusarium grain mold disease in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) using path coefficient analysis. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 34(2): 203–212.
  • Shyam Prasad G, Bhagwat V R, Kalaisekar A, Subbarayudu B, Rao S S, Umakanth A V and Kannababu N (2011). Assessment of resistance to stem borer in sweet sorghum. Indian Journal of Entomology 73 (2): 116-120.
  • Kannababu N, Das IK and Shyamprasad G (2010). Effect of seed moisture and storage containers on seed longevity of forage sorghum, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 80 (12): 1098-1101.
  • Kannababu N, Das IK and Seetharama N (2009). Effect of chemicals and bio agents on control of molds and improvement of seed quality of rainy season sorghum, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 79 (6): 461-5.
  • Audilakshmi S, Aruna C, Solunke RB, Kamatar MY, Kandalkar HG, Gaikwad P, Ganesh Murthy K., Jayaraj K., Ratnavathi CV, Kannababu N, Indira S and Seetharama N (2007). Approaches to grain quality improvement in rainy season sorghum in India. Crop Protection 26: 630-641.

Bookss:

  • Vilas A Tonapi, B Venkatesh Bhat, N Kannababu, M Elangovan, AV Umakanth, Raghunath Kulakarni, Krittika V Tonapi, KV Raghavendrarao and TG Nageshwar Rao (2015). Millet Seed Technology: Seed Production, Quality Control, & Legal Compliance. 462 pages. ISBN 81-89335-54-5. ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India.
  • Vilas A Tonapi, Elangovan M, Kannababu N, Audilakshmi S, Reddy DCS, Subhakar V, Suresh P, Meena RS, Raghunath K, Swarnalatha M, Jhansirani M, Gawali HS, Raghavendrarao KV and Patil JV (2011). DUS characteristics of Indian Sorghum Parental lines, Hybrids and Varieties. Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad AP, India. ISBN 81-89335-33-2.
  • Vilas A Tonapi, Elangovan M, Kannababu N, Raghavendrarao KV, Raghunath K, Reddy DCS, Meena RS, Gawali HS, and Seetharama N (2009). Sorghum cultivars of India: Hybrids, Varieties and Parental lines. National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad AP, India. ISBN 81-89335-23-5. (144 pages)
  • Kannababu N, Audilakshmi S, Elangovan M, Tonapi VA, and Seetharama N (2006). National guidelines for the conduct of tests for distinctness, uniformity and stability of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). NRC Sorghum, Hyderabad, India. NRCS TECH/16/2006-07.
  • Kannababu N and Seetharama N. (2006). Training manual on Sorghum DUS testing. NRC Sorghum, Hyderabad, India. NRCS TECH / 24 / 2005-06.
  • Indira S, SV Rao, S Ravikumar, BD Rao, C Aruna, CV Ratnavathi, B Subbarayudu, N Kannababu, AV Umakanth (2006). Sorghum crop profile (Telugu). NRC Sorghum, Hyderabad, India. ISBN-81-89335-10-3.

    Life Member of Societies:

    • Indian society of millets research
    • Indian society of seed technology
    • Indian society of plant physiology
    • Indian society of oilseeds research

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Dr. N Kannababu

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