Dr. I.Y.L.N. Murthy, Principal Scientist
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph.D. Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

Head - Crop Production

Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Phone : 040-24598150
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Projects completed :
· GOS-608: Micronutrient studies in sunflower and sesame.
· DOR-104-2: Screening of released varieties/hybrids of castor under P and Zn stress conditions.
· DOR-104-5: Establishment of critical limits of nutrients in plants (castor, sunflower and safflower) and soil (Alfisol and Vertisol).
· NATP Project P-18: Enhancing castor productivity through screening of genotypes and management under coastal saline conditions with farmer’s participation.
· Ad hoc Scheme of ICAR: Sustainable nutrient management practices for increased productivity of safflower based cropping systems.
· ICAR Network project on Tree borne oilseeds.

On-going Projects :

· Nutrient interaction and nutrient use efficiency in sunflower and safflower crops.

Trainings undertaken (National & International in recent 5 years):

Leadership and Personality Development at NAARM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad ( 2004)

• Advanced Techno-Management Programme - for Middle and Senior Scientists – DST sponsored, from June 27th to 29 July, 2011 At ASCI, Khairatabad, Hyderabad.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

  •  D.M.Hegde, S.N. Sudhakara Babu, A. Aziz Qureshi and I.Y.L.N. Murthy, 2007 Enhancing nutrient-use efficiency in crop production – A review. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 52 (4): 261-274.
  •  I.Y.L.N. Murthy and P. Padmavathi 2008, Establishment of critical zinc, phosphorus: zinc ratio limits in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) genotypes. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 78(2):135-7.
  •  N. Mukta and I.Y.L.N. Murthy, 2008 Variability assessment in Jatropha curcas seed and oil quality for biodiesel suitability. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 78 (6):509-512.
  •  C.V. Raghavaiah, I.Y.L.N. Murthy and Riazuddin Ahmed, S., 2008 Soil test crop response calibration studies on rainfed castor (Ricinus communis L.) in Alfisols. Indian Journal of Agril. Sciences, 78(9): 810-812.
  •  N. Mukta, I.Y.L.N. Murthy and P. Sripal, 2009 Variability assessment in Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre germplasm for biodiesel traits. Industrial crops and products. 29(2-3):536-540
  •  K. Jayaram, I.Y.L.N. Murthy, H. Lalhruaitluanga and M.N.V. Prasad 2009, Biosorption of lead from aqueous solution by seed powder of Strychnos potatorum L. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 71:248-254
  •  I.Y.L.N.Murthy, P. Padmavathi and M. Padmaiah 2009, Critical level of DTPA-Zn for castor (Ricinus communis L.) in Alfisols. Agropedology, 19(2):139-142
  •  I.Y.L.N. Murthy and P. Padmavathi., 2010 Critical limits of boron in castor, Ricinus communis L. leaves and sandy loam soils. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 27(1):78-80
  •  I.Y.L.N. Murthy, 2011 Zinc response to Oilseed crops. Indian Journal of Fertiliser News (Special issue) September
  •  C.Lavanya, I Y L N Murthy, G. Nagaraj and N. Mukta 2012, Prospects of castor (Ricinus communis L.) genotypes for biodiesel production in India Biomass and Bioenergy. 39:204-209
Area of expertise : Soil fertility, plant nutrition and crop quality aspects

Any other relevant information :

All India first in the discipline of Agricultural Chemistry – ARS 1982 batch.
Recipient of IARI Senior fellowship for Ph.D programme in Soil Science & Agricultural chemistry discipline
Nearly 30 years experience in ICAR as Scientist. Served in various capacities at SBI Coimbatore, IGFRI Jhansi, CICR Nagpur and Coimbatore. Currently working as Principal Scientist & Head (Crop Production) at DOR, Hyderabad.
Member Secretary, ITMC, DOR
Officer-in-Charge, ITMU, DOR
Member Secretary, QRT DOR
Chairman, Purchase Committee, DOR
Member (ICAR Nominee), State project sanctioning cum monitoring committee (PSMC) for the implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme - “National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility” for the XIth five year plan.
Faculty board member for ANGRAU
Recognised guide for Ph.D. in Chemistry by Osmania University, Hyderabad and Student advisory committee member of ANGRAU, Rajendrangar, Hyderabad. Seven theses (IICT, ANGRAU and Madhurai Univ.) were evaluated.
Recipient of Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award for best paper, published on Secondary nutrients.
Recipient of Second best poster award during the 2009 Silver jubilee national symposium on oilseeds.
Editor for Journal of Oilseeds Research (peer reviewed national journal) and DOR Newsletter
Chairman and member of DPC and other selection committees at IICT, Hyderabad, DSR and DOR
Convener, Co-convener for the six symposia organized by the DOR and Chairman and member of several institute level committees.