Scientists Biodata

Dr. A Maity


Name                                      : Dr. Ashis Maity

Designation                          : Scientist

Contact Address                  : C/o- Shri Chandrakanta Walmilkar,

  Balaji Housing Society, Hotgi Road                                 

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Graduated from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyala, Mohanpur, West Bengal in Agriculture, then obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Soil Science & Ag. Chemistry from IARI, New Delhi . Joined West Bengal Agricultural Services as Agricultural Development Officer (ADO) and served for six months at Block level.


Most significant research achievements:


·         Inoculation of Penicillium pinophilum with potassium feldspar resulted much greater improvement in plant growth, photosynthetic activity, chlorophyll content, availability of soil K and P and their uptake.

·         Spraying of CaCl2 @ 1.5% along with OHM schedule could reduce bacterial blight disease incidence by 39.92% and at the same time resulted 102.34% increase in healthy fruit production per plant.

·         A microbial consortium comprising of Azospirillum brasilense, Pseudomonas fluorescens, pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFM), Pseudomonas striata and Penicillium pinophilum has been proves to be superior in promoting plant growth and nutrient availability in soil and their uptake.


Research Interests:


·         Developing consortia of efficient microbial strains and their use in integrated nutrient management programme of pomegranate for better crop yield and fruit quality.

·         Develop management strategy of micronutrient particularly (Zn and Mn) to the plant or use of amendments or microorganisms for enhancing the bioavailability of micronutrients to plants so that the sustainability of production will be ensured.




·         Obtained editorial ship of the International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management


Selected Publications:


  1. Marathe, R.A., Ram Chandra, Sharma J., Jadhav, V.T. and Maity A. 2010. Effect of pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFM) on growth and nutrient uptake in pomegranate (Punica granatum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Science 80 (6):548-50
  2. Marathe, R.A., Ram Chandra, Maity A., Jadhav, V.T. and Sharma J. 2011. Effect of different microbial inoculants on soil properties, nutrient acquisition and growth of pomegranate (Punica granatum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Science 81 (7): 622-7
  3. Maity, A., Sharma, J., Jadhav, V.T., Dhinesh Babu, K. and Ram Chandra. 2012. Effect of solarization on nutrient availability, enzyme activity and growth of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) air-layered on various potting mixtures. Indian Journal of Agricultural Science 82 (9):775-82
  4. Ram Chandra, Anshul Subhashrao Lohakare, Dhinesh Babu Karuppannan, Ashis Maity, Nripendra Vikram Singh and Vilas Tejrao Jadhav. 2013. Variability studies on physico-chemical properties of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Fruits 68(2): 135-146.

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