Coriander, both a herb and a spice as well, is native to the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. The Plant is widely cultivated in many places worldwide for its day to day culinary uses. Its dry fruits and seeds are used to flavour many foods, Particularly sausages, curries, etc. Low germination and vigour of coriander seed, associated with broadcasting or line sowing, are common problems encountered by growers. The purpose of this book is to incubate an experiment on the aspects of seed priming so that improvement and modification, uniformity in germination, growth rate can go with high performance and Productivity of Coriander.
Dr. A.B. Sharangi is one of the Professors of eminence in Horticulture and former Head, Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (Agricultural University), India. He is in the profession of teaching for more than twenty years and instrumental in the process. He spent times in Prof. Cousen’s lab in Melbourne, Prof Picha’s lab in USA, Dr Dobson’s lab in UK and continued research on herbs and spices. One of his papers has ranked among the top 25 articles in Science Direct. He has published about 80 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, 50 conference papers, 22 books from reputed publishers including SPRINGER as well as several book chapters published from SPRINGER, Tailor and Francis, CRC Press, Nova Publishers (USA) and scores of popular scientific articles. Presently he is associated with 50 international and national journals as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, technical editor, editorial board member and reviewer. Prof Sharangi has visited abroad extensively on academic mission and obtained several international awards viz., ENDEAVOUR Post-doctoral Award (Australia), INSA-RSE Visiting Scientist (UK), FULBRIGHT Visiting Faculty (USA), Achiever’s Award (SADHNA), Marquis Who’s Who (USA), Man of the Year-2015 (Cambridge, UK), Outstanding Scientist and Higher Education Leadership Award (Venus International Foundation), Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award-2020, etc. He has delivered a couple of invited lectures in UK, USA, Australia, Thailand, Israel and Bangladesh on several aspects of herbs and spices. Prof. Sharangi is associated with a number of research projects as Principal and Co-Principal Investigators having academic and empirical implications. He is an elected FELLOW of WB Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT). He is also the Fellow of International Society for Research and Development (FISRD, UK), the Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB), Academy of Environment & Life Sciences (FAELS), International Scientific Research Organization for Science, Engineering and Technology (FISROSET), Scientific Society of Advanced Research & Social Change (FSSARSC), Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (FSPP), International Society for Noni Science (FISNS), etc. He is an active member of several science academies and societies like NASI, NABS, ISNS, HSI, CWSS, SAH including the New York Academy of Science (NYAS), World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), to name a few. E-mail : email@example.com ; Voice: +91-7003747506.
Mr. Anupam Sarkar was born on March 20, 1992. He obtained his M.Sc. (Horticulture.) in department of Plantation Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops from the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal in 2019. His pursuits of hard work and diligence are reflected in his PG thesis, ‘Seed yield and quality of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) as influenced by seed priming”, a unique empirical work under the exclusive supervision of Prof. A.B Sharangi. So far he has attended one International Conference and delivered oral presentation. Presently he is engaged as a school teacher at higher secondary level. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Acharya, former Head, Dept. of Agril Extension and Director, Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, WB, born on 6th October, 1960, started his career as Assistant Professor at BCKV in 1988 and has been in teaching, research and extension over 30 years. An erudite teacher as well as an elegant speaker Prof. Acharya, the topper in his M.Sc. (Ag) academic career in Agril. Extension, is internationally acclaimed for his unique research domain of Social Entropy and Energy Metabolism, Social Ecology and Environmental Sociology, Enterprise Ecology Framework, Farm Stewardships: The Transition from Conservation, Technology Socialization Process, and The Social Ecology of Livelihood, which have got tremendous policy as well as scholastic importance. Research Publication: 181 in National and International Journals. Book Publication: 85 books authored / co-authored, covering topics Participatory Extension Planning and Management; Value Addition and Quality Management, Extension Strategy for Natural Resource Management; Horticulture Management with Quality Issues, Technology Socialization Process; Fish bio-diversity; Income and Livelihood; Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship Building; Women’s Participation in Panchayat; Gender Issues in Floriculture; Technology gap in Floriculture; Enterprise Synergy in Agriculture; Disaster Management; Social Metabolism, Farm Energy Metabolism, Community Perception on Climate Change , Social Entropy and Chaos, Research Areas of Publication: Community Forest Management and Role Performance by EDC and FPC; Social forestry and community participation (paper published in Indian Forester); Technology Diffusion and Socialization, Primary Education :Dropout Problem, Nutrition and Livelihood; Fish Ecology and Community Indexing of Fish Biodiversity; Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Analysis; Development Communication; Diffusion Approach in Forestry and Animal Enterprise; PRA, PLA, BME etc. Membership of Distinction: Chancellor Nominee on Selection Committee; Member of Agriculture Commission; Marketing and Extension Sub-Committee, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert member WWF projects in BTR (Buxa Tiger Reserve Project); Expert member; DFID project on Primary Education (DPEP); REIA, Visited Italy, France, Germany, China , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Delivered 15 Keynote addresses in International Congress, Chaired 20 Sessions in International conferences, Editors of a score of national and international journals.He has so far been awarded with 9 best paper awards in National and International Conferences, Organizing Secretary of two International Conferences, held in the years, 2016 & 2018, Jointly Organized by Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, WB and Krishisanskriti, New Delhi. An ISEE Fellow, IARI, he has also been honored to be selected as the Convenor of Panel (PE-32) entitled the hunger, poverty and silence, of IUAES, University of Manchester, UK, 2013. Co-PI of ICAR and World Bank funded project CAAST on Conservation Agriculture. So far he has successfully guided 14 Ph.D. scholars from BCKV, CU, KU, Vidyasagar University. E-mail : email@example.com ; Voice: +91-9674419142