Name:
Dr. M. Sabesh, Senior Scientist
eMail:
sabesh23@gmail.com
 Qualification
M.Sc. - Statistics(Madras Presidency College); Ph.D (Madras University)
 Years of experience 24 Years (17 years in ICAR, 2 years in Rubber Board, 5 years in MIDS/MSE)
Area of research
Computer Applications in Agriculture, Expert System, Desicion Support System, Android applications, Web Portal Development, Geografic Information System, Economic analyses of cotton
Address
ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research
Regional Station, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone : 0422-2430045 Fax : 0422-2454021
email: sabesh23@gmail.com
Mobile : 0944-31-15368
 

Job Records:

  • 2014 onwards Senior Scientist (GP 9000) Central Institute for Cotton Research, Coimbatore
  • 2011-2014 - Scientist (GP 8000) Central Institute for Cotton Research, Coimbatore
  • 2006-2011 - Scientist (Sr. Scale) Central Institute for Cotton Research, Coimbatore
  • 2001- 2006- Scientist, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Coimbatore
  • 2000-2001 - Scientist, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur
  • 1998-2000 - Statistical Inspector at Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce, GOI, Kottayam
  • 1996-1998 - Research Associate at Madras School of Economics, Chennai
  • 1993-1996 - Research Associate at Madras Institute of Development Studies, ICSSR, Chennai

Awards:

Awarded best poster at the National Symposium on Bt Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects, organized by CRDA, Hisar, 2009

  • M. Sabesh , Dr. S. Vennila, Dr. B. Dharajothi, Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, 2009, Expert system on Cotton Insect Pest under the thematic area Crop Protection.
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, G Majumdar, 2009, Indian Cotton Portal under the thematic area Crop Production.

Training Attended :

  • Trainer's Training programme on SAS: A Comprehensive Overview, Conducted by CIFE, Mumbai under NAIP from July 12 to August 13, 2010
  • Training programme on Team building, conducted by Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, under NAIP from June 13 to 15, 2009
  • Management Development Programme (MDP) on Data Mining & GIS for Decision Support in Agriculture at IIM Lucknow under NAIP during Aug 25-Sep 5, 2008
  • Training programme on Recent Advances in the Analysis of Survey Data, conducted by IASRI, New Delhi from November 18 to December 8, 2005
  • Introduction to GIS and its Applications, conducted by National Remote Sensing Agency(NRSA), Hyderabad, from Febrary 2 to February 27, 2004
  • Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service, conducted by NAARM from December 1, 2000 to March 30, 2001
  • Training of trainers course on GIS application in Decentralised Planning, conducted by NIRD, Hyderabad from November 25 to December 6, 1996
  • Application of Statistical Techniques in Hydrology, coducted by Institute of Water Studies, Chennai from January 29 to February 2, 1996

Research Projects:

  • Principal Investigator - Development of interactive decision support systems for cotton pest management with pre-recorded voice modules (ICAR), 2016-2019.
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Identifying edaphic & climatic factors influencing Fibre quality parameters in cotton and low micronaire management in ELS Cotton. , 2017-2020
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Exploring the productivity potential of long-linted G. arboreum cotton, 2017-2020
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Development of IPM strategies to combat whitefly and emerging pests in cotton (NICRA), 2016-2019
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Simulation Models/ Sensor based gadgets for Cotton (TMC - MMI- 1.5), 2012-2017
  • Co-Principal Investigator - E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentaton (TMC - MMI- 1.6), 2012-2017
  • Project Leader - MCDA based decision support system for selecting cotton cultivars for different agro climatic conditions, Institute Project (ICAR), 2010-2016.
  • Principal Investigator - Indian Cotton Portal, (TMC- MMI), 2007-2012.
  • Associate - Value chain for cotton fiber, Seed, Stalk : an Innovative higher economic returns to farmers and allied stake holders (NAIP), 2008-2012
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Research into development of Decision Support Systems for insect pests of major rice and cotton based cropping systems (NAIP), 2008-2012.
  • Consortium Partner Associate - AGROWEB (NAIP), 2008-2011
  • Associate - Role of women in cotton based cropping systems of Tamil Nadu (ICAR), 2003-2008
  • Principal Investigator - Development of Information System on Cotton (TMC- MM1), 2002-2007.
  • Project Leader - Development of Expert System on Cotton Insect/Pest (ICAR), 2004-2007.
  • Associate - Study of crop pest interactions for improving cotton pest management (ICAR), 2003-2007
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Technology Assessment and Refinement ( TAR/IVLP- NATP), 2002-2006
  • Co-Principal Investigator - Socio economic characterisation of cotton based cropping system (NATP), 2002-2004

Publications :

Research articles

  • Sabesh.M, Prakash. A. H. and Bhaskaran. G. (2014) Shift in Indian Cotton Scenario due to Shift in Cotton Technology, Cotton Research Journal, 6(1): 75-82 (2014). (Link)
  • Sabesh. M, Ramesh. M., Prakash. A. H. and Bhaskaran. G. (2014) Is there any shift in cropping pattern in Maharashtra due to introduction of Bt Cotton, Cotton Research Journal, 6(1): 63-70 (2014). (Link)
  • Usha Rani. S, Wasnik. S.M., and Sabesh. M (2014) A critical analysis on issue faced by cotton growers and laboureres in hybrid cotton seed production, Cotton Research journal, 6(1): 71-74 (2014). (Link)
  • Sabesh. M, Gopalakrishnan. N. (2010) Application of Information and Communication Technology in Cotton Farming, Cotton Research Journal, 1(2): 220-232 (2010)..
  • Nandini Gokte-Narkhedkar, Mathur. V.K., Ramasundaram. P., Sabesh. M. Reproductive Variations in Aphelenchoides besseyi Population.
    Indian J. Nematol 31(2): 115-119 (2001) (Link)

Paper Presented in Conference/seminar/symposia

  • Dr. A. H. Prakash, Dr. SESA. Khader, M.Sabesh, R Sita Lexmy, 2014 Hydroponics: A confirmatory tool for nutritional disorder in cotton at 6th International meet of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network conducted by ICAC held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from June 18-20, 2014.
  • M. Sabesh, 2014. Indian cotton scenario: why the stagnation in productivity at Department of Geography, University of Madras February 2014
  • M. Sabesh and Dr. G Bhaskaran, 2013. Analytical Hierarchical Process: A Tool for Cotton Cultivar Selection for Different Agro-climatic Zones at 35th Indian Geography Congress hosted by Department of Geography, University of Madras between 12th and 14th December 2013.
  • Dr. M. Ramesh, M. Sabesh, LGK Naidu, Dipak Sarkar, 2013. Is Digital Terrain Model is Useful for Village or Watershed Level Resource Mapping? at 35th Indian Geography Congress hosted by Department of Geography, University of Madras between 12th and 14th December 2013 .
  • M. Sabesh and Dr. A. H. Prakash, 2013. An Exposition of Bt Cotton In India at  National Seminar on Technology for Development and Production of rainfed cotton Conducted by Navsari Agricultural University, Bharuch, Gujarat held from  24th  to 25th October, 2013.
  • M. Sabesh, Dr. A H Prakash, Dr. K R Kranthi and Dr. G Bhaskaran, 2013. Decadal Analyses of Bt Cotton Hybrid on Yield and Fiber Quality in India at National convention on India cotton: gearing up for global leadership at NAU, Surat between 6 and 8 January, 2013
  • M Sabesh, Dr. M Ramesh and Dr. G Bhaskaran, 2012. Geo-referencing of cadastral map for spatial planning at 34th Annual Conference of the Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG) at Trivandrumfrom from 13th to 15th December. 2012
  • M.Sabesh, Dr. M.Ramesh P Ravikkumar and Dr. G.Bhaskaran, 2012. Geo-referencing of cadastral map for perspective village level spatial planningat National seminar on Geo-Spatial Information for Urban Development at Govt Arts College, Karur, Tamil Nadu during September 2012.
  • M.Sabesh, 2012. Decision Support System on cotton cultivar selection at Special lecture section at All India Coordinated Cotton improvement Project (AICCIP) meet at ANGRAU, Hyderabad, April 2012 .
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. K R Kranthi and , 2011. Decision support system to select cotton cultivars for exclusive demand at World cotton Research Conference (WCRC-5) at Mumbai, India, November 2011.
  • Dr. S. Usha Rani, M. Sabesh and Dr. N Gopalakrishnan. 2010. Socio economic implications of Adoption of Bt cotton in India – a Multi Dimensional Analysis, Proceedings of national conference on “Paradigm Shift in Cotton Research and Cultivation” held at NAU, Surat.
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. S. Vennila, Dr. B. Dharajothi, Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, 2009, Abstract on Expert system on Cotton Insect Pest at the National Symposium on Bt Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects, organized by CRDA, Hisar. Also awarded the best paper for the above presentation under the thematic area Crop Protection.
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, G Majumdar, 2009, Abstract on Indian Cotton Portal at the National Symposium on Bt Cotton: Opportunities and Prospects, organized by CRDA, Hisar. Also awarded the best paper for the above presentation under the thematic area Crop Production.
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. Paul P Appasamy, Nutrient Budget of Bhavani River Basin, paper published at Third International ground water conference on Water Environment and Agriculture – Present problems & Future Challenges, conducted by TNAU, Coimbatore, 2007
  • M. Sabesh , Dr. K. Ramamoorthy, Cotton Marketing: Status and Strategies, presented at the 16 th National Conference on Agricultural Marketing,
    held at 3-5 th January 2003 at IIT Kharagpur.

Research Notes

  • M. Sabesh, Cotton Trees Noticed in South Chennai Coastal Area Cotton Innovate, Issue 3; Vol 6, December 2015 (Link)
  • M. Sabesh, India leading producer of cotton after 50 years. Cotton Innovate, Issue 4; Vol 3, December 2015 (Link)
  • Dr. A H Prakash, M Sabesh, Hydroponics: a tool to study Nutritional Deficiencies in Cotton published in Cotton Innovate, Issue 1; Vol 12, December 2013 (Link)
  • Dr. A H Prakash, Dr. N Goplakrishnan, M Sabesh, Direct organogenesis from hypocotyl tissues of cotton genotype (Mallika Bt), CICR News letter,
    April-June 2009. (Link)
  • Dr. P. Ramasundaram, M Sabesh, N V Shende and Dr. H L Gajbhiye, Contribution of hybrids to cotton productivity, Hybrid Cotton Newsletter, June 2004.

Training Manual

  • Dr K Rathinavel, Dr S Manickam, M. Sabesh . Training Manual on DUS test in Cotton with reference to PPV & FRA legislation 2001 for the training programme conducted at CICR Regional Station, Coimbatore between 18 th and 25 th January 2005.

Lecture Notes

  • M.Sabesh , Dr. G Bhaskaran . Geo-Statistical methods - I, Lecture Notes for M.Tech Geoinformatics, Dept of Geography, University of Madras, 2012
  • M Sabesh . Computer Applications in agriculture at the training programme on “Quantitative traits – approaches and applications in Plant breeding” conducted by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University during 14:02:2006 to 06:03:2006.
  • M Sabesh . Creation and maintenance of Cotton Data Base at A national training on DUS test in Cotton with reference the PPV &FR legislation 2001 was organized by AICCIP at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore 2005
  • Dr K Ramamoorthy, Dr T P Rajendran, M. Sabesh . Socio-economic analysis of Organic Cotton for the training programme Organic Cotton Farming conducted at CICR Regional Station, Coimbatore 2004

Technical Bulletins / Extension folders

  • Prakash A H., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sabesh M., Usha Rani., Manickam, S., Monga D., Dharajothi., and Sankaranarayanan (2016) 50 years of tireless service to the Indian Cotton Farmers, Golden Jubilee publication, AICRP on Cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Prakash A H., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sabesh M., Usha Rani (2016) Morphological Characteristics of ICAR-CICR Cotton Varieties & Hybrids, Golden Jubilee publication, AICRP on Cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Prakash A H.,Usha Rani S., Amutha M., Gopalakrishnan., and Sabesh M. (2016) Cotton cultivation - an review (in Tamil) , Golden Jubilee publication, AICRP on Cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Usha Rani, S., Shankaranarayanan, K., Sabesh, M and Dharajothi, B (2010) Innovations in Cotton cultivation – an outlook (Tamil). Technical Bulletin No.2/2010. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. and Usha Rani, S. (2010). All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project – In the Service of Indian Cotton Farmers -Technical Bulletin, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link)
  • Sankaranarayanan, K., Manickam, S., Nalayini. P., Sabesh, M., Gopalakrishnan, N. (2010). Innovative Production Technologies for ELS Cotton, Technical Bulletin No. 3/2010, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • K Sankaranarayanan, N Gopalakrishnan, M Sabesh and P Nalayini - a technical bulletin (2/2009) on Improved Cotton Production technologies (in Tamil) under NAIP project Cotton Value Chain, published by Project Coordinator and Head, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore, November 2009 .
  • S. Usha Rani, M Sabesh , K Sankaranarayanan and N Gopalakrishnan- a technical bulletin (1/2010) on Frequently Asked Questions in Cotton Cultivation
    (in Tamil) published by Project Coordinator and Head, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore, March 2010.
  • N Gopalakrishnan, K Sankaranarayanan and M Sabesh . Integrated Cotton Production (in Tamil) published by Project Coordinator and Head, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore, March 2009.
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh , V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know Your Cotton Insect Pest: APHIDS, Crop Protection Folder Series: 1 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: JASSIDS, Crop Protection Folder Series: 2 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: THRIPS, Crop Protection Folder Series: 3 of 11.CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: WHITEFLIES, Crop Protection Folder Series: 4 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: SPOTTED AND SPINY BOLLWORMS, Crop Protection Folder Series: 5 of 11.CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: AMERICAN BOLLWORM, Crop Protection Folder Series:
    6 of 11.CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: PINK BOLLWORM, Crop Protection Folder Series: 7 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: Defoliators (Semi-looper, Leaf roller & Leaf worm), Crop Protection Folder Series: 8 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know your Cotton Insect Pest: STAINERS (RED AND DUSKY COTTON BUGS), Crop Protection Folder Series: 9 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Know Your Native Natural Enemies of Cotton Insect Pests! Crop Protection Folder Series:
    10 of 11. CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Tips on Cotton Insect Pest Management For Production of Good Quality Cotton, Crop Protection Folder Series: 11 of 11.CICR, Nagpur. (Link)
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Pictorial Guide on Entomofauna of Cotton Ecosystem, Crop Protection Booklet: 1 of 2 (English Version). CICR, Nagpur.
  • S.Vennila, M.Sabesh, V.K.Biradar and O.M.Bambawale, 2007. Kapas Adivasatheel Keedichee Chitra Margadharska, Crop Protection Booklet: 2 of 2. (Marathi Version). CICR, Nagpur.
  • Ramamoorthy, K., T. Surulivelu, P. Chidambaram, SESA. Khader, P. Nalayini, S. Manickam, M. Sabesh, S. Usha Rani and N. Sriram. 2001 . Organic Cotton (Tamil), CICR, Coimbatore under TAR/IVLP Project, 2002.
  • Ramamoorthy, K., T. Surulivelu, P. Chidambaram, SESA. Khader, P. Nalayini, S. Manickam, M. Sabesh, S. Usha Rani and N. Sriram. 2001. Integrated Cotton Management (Tamil), CICR, Coimbatore under TAR/IVLP Project, 2001.

Annual Reports

  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Sankaranarayanana. K., Dharajothi, B., Monga, D., Sabesh, M., Usha Rani S. and Sathya Kumar, S. ICAR-AICRP(Cotton) Annual Report (2016-17). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Sankaranarayanana. K., Dharajothi, B., Monga, D., Sabesh, M. and Sathya Kumar, S. ICAR-AICRP(Cotton) Annual Report (2015-16). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Dharajothi, B., Monga, D., Sabesh, M. and Sathya Kumar, S. ICAR-AICRP(Cotton) Annual Report (2014-15). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Dharajothi, B., Monga, D., Sabesh, M. and Sathya Kumar, S. 2014. AICCIP Annual Report (2013-14). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Kranthi, K.R., Venugopalan,M.V., Sandhya Kranthi., Waghmare, V.N., and Sabesh, M. 2011. CICR Annual Report 2010-11, CICR, Nagpur, India (Link).
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Sabesh, M. and Usha Rani, S.. 2012. AICCIP Annual Report (2011-12). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Kranthi, K.R., Venugopalan,M.V., Sabesh, M. and Yadav, M.S. 2011. CICR-Vision 2030, CICR, Nagpur (Link).
  • Surulivelu, T., Pramod Pundhir., Nehra, P.L., Monga, D., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. and Usha Rani, S.. 2011. AICCIP Annual Report (2010-11). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. and Usha Rani, S. 2010. AICCIP Annual Report (2009-10). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. 2009. AICCIP Annual Report (2008-09). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore. (Link).

Website Development

  • CICR website (www.cicr.org.in) - designed devaloped and maintaining
  • AICRP on Cotton (www.aiccip.cicr.org.in) - designed devaloped and maintaining
  • Technology mission on Cotton (www.tmc.cicr.org.in) - designed devaloped and maintaining
  • KVK Nagpur (www.kvknagpur.org.in) - technical support and maintenance
  • Social media - CICR Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ICAR.CICR)

CD Development

  • Developed CD on Cotton Cultivars Version 1.1 & 1.2
  • Developed CD on Cotton Digital Image Gallery
  • Cotton Information Retrieval System (COTinfo)
  • Developed CD on Package of Practice for Cotton
  • Bt Cotton Evaluation Reports 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • AICRP on Cotton Annual Reports, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

 

Other assignments and membership:

  • Nodal Officer - KRISHI Portal for CICR
  • Member, sub-committee constituted by Ministry of Textile, to study on latest developments in cotton farming across the world and submit a report suggesting best practices in cotton cultivation for adoption in India to improve productivity and sustainable production of cotton, 2016
  • Reviewer ISCI - cotton research journal
  • Member Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, Mumbai
  • Member CRDA, Hisar
  • Member, International Cotton Researchers Association, Washington