Name:

Kulandaivelu Velmourougane

Date of Birth

11 th May 1972

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 Specialisation
Agricultural microbiology
Qualification
M.Sc., (Agri.) Microbiology
Years of experience

15 years (as on April 2013)
Address

Central Institute for Cotton Research
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Nagpur – 440010, Maharashtra, India
Cell: 91-9970656632, Tel-Off: 91-07103-275549 Extn: 254


Educational Qualification

Exam/Degree/Diploma

Institute/Board/University

Year

Subject with major field

Class/Division

Secondary (10)

Govt. of Pondicherry

1988

 

First (74.0%)

Hr. Sec. (10+2)

Govt. of Pondicherry

1990

Biology, Physics, Chemistry

First (70.6%)

Graduation

TNAU, Coimbatore

1994

B.Sc., (Agri.)

First (77.8%)

Masters

Annamalai University

1997

M.Sc., (Agri.) Microbiology

First ( 91.9%)

Fellowships, Honours and Awards

1994 – 1996

ICAR-JRF Fellowship in Agricultural Microbiology for Post graduation

1996

JRF Fellowship by CSIR-UGC in Life Sciences

2012

Best poster award (1 prize) “Microbial diversity indices of agro-ecological sub regions of black soil regions in India" in the National Seminar on "Managing land resources for sustainable agriculture" organized by NBSS & LUP, Nagpur on Oct 12-13 2012

Field of specialisation:

  • Agricultural microbiology, Bio-inoculant technology, Soil microbiology, Soil Ecology

  • Food microbiology, Mycology, Food toxicology, Mycotoxins, Post Harvest Technology

  • Environmental microbiology, Waste management, Food quality and HACCP

Professional and Academic Experience: (Total experience: 15 years)

1

From 18.5.2007

Scientist
(Agricultural Microbiology)

Central Institute for Cotton Research, ICAR, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

2

8.01.2007 – 7.05.2007

ARS Trainee

National Academy Agricultural Research Management, ICAR, Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India

3

2000-2007

Research Asst. Gr-I
(Field Scientist)

Coffee Research Sub Station, Coffee Board, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Coorg, Karnataka, India

4

1998-2000

Research Asst. Gr-II

Central Coffee Research Institute, Coffee Board, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

Publications

International:

  1.   Velmourougane, K, Venugopalan M.V, Bhattacharyya T, Dipak Sarkar, Pal D.K, Apeksha Sahu, Ray S.K, Nair K.M, Jagdish Prasad, Singh R.S. 2013. Soil dehydrogenase activity in agro-ecological sub regions of black soil regions in India. Geoderma. (197-198): 186-192
  2. Nalayini, P, Shankarnarayanan, K and Velmourougane, K. 2013. Herbigation in cotton: Effects on weed control, soil microflora and succeeding green gram. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences . (in press)
  3. Velmourougane, K, Venugopalan M.V, Bhattacharyya T, Dipak Sarkar, Pal D.K, Apeksha Sahu, Chandran P, Ray S.K, Mandal Champa, Nair K.M, Jagdish Prasad, Singh R.S, Pramod Tiwary. 2013. Urease activity in various agro-ecological sub regions of black soil regions in India. PNAS, India, Sec. B Biol. Sci. DOI 10.1007/s40011-013-0162-1
  4. Velmourougane, K and Apeksha Sahu. 2013. Impact of transgenic cottons expressing c ry1Ac on soil biological attributes. Plant, Soil and Environment . 59 (3), 108-114.
  5. Velmourougane, K. 2012. Impact of natural fermentation on physicochemical, microbial and cup quality characteristics of Arabica and robusta coffee. PNAS, India, Sec. B Biol. Sci (JrnID: P107, NAAS rating: 6.3)
  6. Kurian Raphael, Sureka, Velmourougane, K. 2012. Vermicomposting of Coffee Processing Wastes Using Exotic ( Eudrilus   Eugeniae ) and Native Earthworm ( Perionyx Ceylanesis ) Species. Macromolecular Symposia. Special issue: Recycling and reuse of materials. 320 (1): 61-69.
  7. Velmourougane, K, Rajeev Bhat, T. N. Gopinandhan. 2012. Composting coffee wastes, a potential for ochratoxigenic fungi and ochratoxin A contamination. World Mycotoxin Journal 5 (4): 373-376.
  8. Velmourougane K and Kurian Raphael. 2012. Vermicomposting of coffee processing wastes. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant 6 (1): 110-116.
  9. Velmourougane, K. Rajeev Bhat. 2012. Changes in the physico-chemical and biological quality attributes of soil following amendment with untreated coffee processing wastewater. European Journal of Soil Biology 50: 39-43. (JrnID: E097, NAAS rating: 7.5)
  10. Velmourougane, K, Rajeev Bhat, T. N. Gopinandhan, P. Panneerselvam. 2011. Management of Aspergillus ochraceus and Ochratoxin-A contamination in coffee during on-farm processing through commercial yeast inoculation. Biological Control . 57: 215-221
  11. Velmourougane, K. 2011. Effects of wet processing methods and subsequent soaking of coffee under different organic acids on cup quality. World Journal of Science and Technology . 1(7): 32-38.
  12. Velmourougane, K, Rajeev Bhat, Thirukonda Nannier Gopinandhan and P.Panneerselvam. 2011. Impact of delay in processing on mold development, Ochratoxin-A and cup quality in arabica and robusta coffee. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology . 27: 1809-1816 .
  13. Kurian Raphael and K. Velmourougane. 2011. Chemical and microbiological changes during vermicomposting of coffee pulp using exotic ( Eudrilus eugeniae ) and native earthworm ( Perionyx ceylanesis ) species. Biodegradation . 22:497-507.
  14. Velmourougane, K, Rajeev Bhat, Thirukonda Nannier Gopinandhan. 2010. Coffee Berry Borer ( Hypothenemus hampei )-A Vector for Toxigenic Molds and Ochratoxin A Contamination in Coffee Beans. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease .   7 (10) 1279-1284.
  15. Velmourougane, K, Rajeev Bhat, Thirukonda Nannier Gopinandhan. 2010. Impact of Drying Surface and Raking Frequencies on Mold Incidence, Ochratoxin A Contamination, and Cup Quality During Preparation of Arabica and Robusta Cherries at the Farm Level. 2010. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease . 7(11) 1435-1440.
  16. P.ShivaPrasad ,   Jayarama ,   K.M. Mahadevan ,   S.B. Hareesh ,   S.M. Prasanna ,   M. Anantha Murthy ,  K. Velmourougane ,   I.B. Biradar ,   D.R. Shanmukappa . 2010. Conjunctive use of coffee effluent and pond water on the performance of robusta coffee and soil properties. International Journal of Environmental Engineering . 2(.4) 335 - 345 .
  17. I.B.Biradar, N.Ramamurthy Y.Raghuramulu G.K.Manonmani K.Velmourougane, Jayarama. 2010. Sustained Organic Production Of Arabica Coffee. Journal of Coffee Research . 38 (1&2), 66 -74
  18. Gopinandhan, T.N, Kannan, G.S, Panneerselvam, P, Velmourougane, K and Raghuramulu.Y 2008. Survey on Ochratoxin-A in Indian green coffee destined for export. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part B , 1(1), 51-57.
  19. Rajeev Bhat, Kandikere R.Sridhar and K.Velmourougane. 2007. Microbial quality evaluation of velvet beans seeds ( Mucuna pruriens L. DC.) Exposed to ionizing radiation. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 7: 29-40
  20. T.N.Gopinandhan, K. Velmourougane, E.Keshamma and Y. Raghuramulu. 2007. Occurrence of Ochratoxin-A (OT-A) in green and commercial coffee samples . Journal of Food Science and Technology 44(3), 247-249.
  21. Velmourougane, K., Panneerselvam, P., Gopinandhan, T.N. and Jayarama. 2006. Determination of optimal drying floors for quality improvement, mould prevention and Ochratoxin contamination in coffee. Journal of Coffee Research 34 (1&2), 44 -56
  22. Panneerselvam, P., K.Velmourougane, K.Venkatesh and Jayarama. 2006. Physical and mycological changes during monsooning of coffee. Journal of Coffee Research 34 (1&2), 34 - 43.
  23. T.N.Gopinandhan, K.Velmourougane, E.Keshamma and Y. Raghuramulu. 2006. Coffee husk – a potential source of Ochratoxin A contamination. Journal of Food Science and Technology 43(5), 488-490.
  24. H.R.Muralidhara, I.B.Biradar, G.K.Manonmani, K.Velmourougane and Sudhakar S. Bhat. 2006. Enhancement of composting process of cherry husk for value added organic manure production in coffee plantations. Journal of Coffee Research 34 (1 & 2) 19-33, 2006
  25. Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam, P, Shanmukhappa, D.R, Gopinandhan, T.N,Srinivasan, C.S and R.Naidu. Study on microflora associated with high and low grown coffee of arabica and robusta. Journal of Coffee Research 28 (1 & 2) 9-19, 2000
  26. Panneerselvam, P, Velmourougane, K, Gopinandhan, T.N, Shanmukhappa, D.R and R.Naidu. Incidence of toxigenic mould in cured and uncured coffee samples. Journal of Coffee Research 28 (1 & 2) 40-48, 2000
  27. Panneerselvam, P. Velmourougane,K. Shanmukhappa,D.R. and R.Naidu. Study on association of mould in gleanings of arabica. Journal of Coffee Research 28 (1 & 2) 66-72, 2000

National:

  1. Velmourougane, K, D.R.Shanmukhappa, K.Ventakesh, C.B.Prakasan and Jayarama . 2008. Use of starter culture in Coffee fermentation – Effect on demucilisation and cup quality. Indian Coffee Vol.LXXII. No.1-2, 31-34.
  2. Velmourougane, K, Prafulla Kumari, Gopinandhan, T.N, Raghuramulu, Y and Jayarama. 2008. Evaluation of dust contamination potential in coffee curing works in relation to mould incidence. Indian Coffee Vol.LXXI. No.9.13-16
  3. T.N.Gopinandhan, K. Velmourougane, E.Keshamma and Y. Raghuramulu. 2008. Evaluation of moisture testing instrument of coffee. Indian Food Industry Journal . Jan-Feb. 60-63.
  4. Velmourougane, K, V.Aparnachand, G.K.Manonmani, Prafulla Kumari, C.B.Prakasan and Jayarama . 2007. Effect of organic and conventional farming in coffee on soil properties. Indian Coffee Vol.LXXI. No.9 .21-26
  5. Velmourougane, K, V.Aparnachand, G.K.Manonmani, Prafulla Kumari, C.B.Prakasan and Jayarama . 2008. Effect of coffee effluent on physico-chemical and biological properties of soil. Indian Coffee Vol.LXXII. No.4 72: 9, 15-20
  6. Velmourougane, K, P.Panneerselvam, T.N.Gopinandhan, Y.Raghuramulu, D.R.Shanmukhappa, C.B.Prakasan and Jayarama. 2006. Code of good practices for on-farm processing of coffee for total quality improvement. Indian Coffee Vol. LXX .No.4. 25 – 34.
  7. Velmourougane, K, D.Praffulla Kumari, H.R.Muralidhara, C.B.Prakasan, and Jayarama. Microbiology of coffee rhizosphere . 2006. Indian Coffee Vol. LXX .No.5. 10 – 13.
  8. Velmourougane, K, D.Praffulla Kumari, C.B.Prakasan and Jayarama. Microbial diversity of popular arabica and robusta selections. 2006. Indian Coffee Vol. LXX .No.6. 27 – 31.
  9. Mularidhara, H.R, Rajeev Bhat and Velmourougane,K. 2004. Bio-diversity in coffee plantations-Need of conservation , Planter's Chronicle . March. 11-16.
  10. Mularidhara, H.R, Rajeev Bhat, Velmourougane,K and N.Ramamurthy. 2004. Health benefits of caffeine in coffee . Planter's Chronicle . Feb. 22-25
  11. Rajeev Bhat and Velmourougane,K. 2004. Quality enhancement of coffee quality by irradiation technology . Indian Coffee Vol.LXVIII.No.1. 7-9.
  12. S.Muthuramalingam, K.Velmourougane and N.Ramamurthy. Vanilla- A golden crop in Coffee Plantations . 2004. Indian Coffee , 9-12.
  13. Panneerselvam,P. Velmourougane,K. Shanmukhappa,D.R. Anand Alwar.R.P and C.S.Srinivasan. Coffee cherry husk as a substrate for Oyster mushroom Production . 2000. Indian Coffee Vol.LXIV.No.1.
  14. Gopinandhan, T. N., Panneerselvam, P., Velmourougane, K. and Naidu, R. (2001). Improving coffee quality through prevention of mould formation . PLANT HORTI TECH . Vol.2 No. 6, 36-37.

Chapters in books:

  1. Velmourougane, K, Venugopalan, M.V, Apeksha Sahu, Tapas Bhattacharya, S.K. Ray, P. Chandran, Jagdish Prasad, K.M. Nair, K.S. Anil Kumar, S. Srinivas, T.K. Sen, Vishakha Dongre and Sarkar, D. 2012. Microbiology of black soil regions of India – Impacts of bio-climates, cropping and land use systems. In: Managing land resources for sustainable agriculture. Eds . Bhattacharyya et al., ISSLUP, NBSS & LUP, Nagpur, Maharashtra, pp. 163- 165
  2. Velmourougane. K and Rajeev Bhat. 2009. Improvement of coffee quality through prevention of moulds. In: Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites . Eds Dr. K.R. Sridhar, I.K. International Publishing House Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-89866-91-4, pp. 210-226
  3. Velmourougane K, Bharambe PR and Khadi BM. 2008. Biofertilizer technology for sustainable cotton production and soil health. In: Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications . Eds. Dr.Ravishankar Rai, Narosa Publishing house, ISBN: 978-81-7319-902-8, pp.371-388.
  4. Velmourougane K, N.Ramamurthy, Y.Raghuramulu and R.Naidu. 2005. Microbial biodiversity of Arabica and Robusta coffee ecosystem of Coorg Region – Karnataka , India. In: 20 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN: 2-900212-19-7 , ASIC, Paris, France, pp . 535-539
  5. Velmourougane K, P.Panneerselvam, T.N.Gopinandhan, Y.Raghuramulu and R.Naidu. 2005. Distribution of Aspergillus ochraceus in major coffee growing regions of India. In: 20 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN: 2-900212-19-7 , ASIC, Paris, France, pp . 530-534
  6. R.Naidu, K.Velmourougane, P.Panneerselvam,T.N.Gopinandhan and Raghuramulu.2005. Investigations of on-farm processing and drying of coffee in India to develop a GAP and GMP plan for prevention of mould formation. In: 20 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN: 2-900212-19-7 , ASIC, Paris, France, pp . 364-371
  7. P.Panneerselvam, K.Velmourougane,T.N.Gopinandhan, Y.Raghuramulu and R.Naidu. 2005. Fate of artificially inoculated Aspergillus ochraceus and OTA production during wet processing of coffee . In: 20 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN: 2-900212-19-7 , ASIC, Paris, France, pp . 517-520
  8. T.N. Gopinandhan, Mahantesh Sajjan, Velmourougane, K, Panneer Selvam, P, Y.Raghuramulu and R.Naidu. 2005. Survey of Indian coffee samples for ochratoxin-a (OTA) contamination . In: 20 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN 2-900212-19-7 , ASIC, Paris, France, pp . 517-520
  9. Panneerselvam,P. Velmourougane,K. Shanmukhappa,D.R. and R.Naidu. 2001. Studies on mycoflora association during harvesting and on farm processing of coffee in India . In: 19 th ASIC. Eds. The Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café , ISBN , ASIC, Trieste, Italy, pp . 517-520

Newsletters:

  1. P.Nalayini , K.Sankaranarayanan, K. Velmourougane. 2010. Herbicide rotation – a smart approach of controlling late emerging weeds in cotton. CICR News letter . 26(2): 5.
  2. Bandyopadhyay, K.K., Gopalakrishnan, N., Velmourougane, K., and Praharaj, C.S. and. 2010 CO 2 evolution and soil enzyme activity in cotton-sorghum vs cotton-fallow cropping system. CICR News letter . 26(3): 4.
  3. Bandyopadhyay, K.K., Velmourougane, K., Praharaj, C.S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2009 Distribution of soil aggregates and aggregate associated carbon in cotton-sorghum vs cotton-fallow cropping system. CICR News letter . 25(2): 5.

Conferences' Proceedings, Abstracts:

  1. Jagvir Singh and Velmourougane,K. Efficacy of neem seed oil in controlling bollworm infestation in cotton under organic and inorganic systems. World Neem Conference. 21-24 Nov, 2012, Nagpur, India.
  2. Nalayini, P., Sankarnarayanan, K., Velmourougane, K., Suveetha, M. Biodegradable Polyethylene Mulching - A New Approach for Moisture Conservation, Weed Control and Enhanced Productivity of Winter Irrigated Cotton-Maize System. World Cotton Research Conference – 5 , Nov 7-11, 2011, Mumbai, India. (Oral presentation)
  3. Velmourougane, K., Venugopalan, M.V., Apeksha Sahu, Bhattacharya, T and Dipak Sarkar. 2012. Microbial diversity indices of agro-ecological sub-regions of black soil regions in India . In: National seminar on “ Managing land resources for sustainable agriculture ”, Oct 12-13, 2012, NBSS & LUP, Nagpur. Page.106-107 (Best poster award - 1 st prize).
  4. D. Blaise, M. V. Venugopalan, J. V. Singh, N. G. Narkhedkar, and K. Velmourougane. 2012. Organic cotton systems improved soil properties vis-a-vis the modern Systems . Geophysical Research Abstracts . Vol. 14, EGU2012-13323-1. (Oral presentation)
  5. J.V Singh, K Velmourougane and S.Y Babar. 2012. Impact of rainwater conservation and nutrient management practices on cotton productivity and soil health in sub-humid rainfed Vertisols of India . Geophysical Research Abstracts . Vol. 14, EGU2012-307. (Poster presentation)
  6. Velmourougane, K., Venugopalan, M.V., Apeksha Sahu, and Tapas Bhattacharyya. 2011. Selected microbiological properties and their influence in maintaining quality of black soil region (BSR) . In: National symposium on “ Applications of clay science: Agriculture, environment and industry ”, February 18-19, 2011, Nagpur. pp.29-30 (Oral presentation)
  7. Jagvir Singh., Velmourougane, K., Babar, S., and P.R.Bharambe. 2011. Microbial population dynamics and yield of Bt hybrid rainfed cotton as influenced by inorganic and organic manures in vertisols . In: “ National Symposium on Microbial diversity and its application in health, agriculture and industry ”, March 4-5, 2011, Goa, 2011. pp. 41-43. (Poster presentation)
  8. Jagvir Singh, K. Velmourougane, M. V. Venugopalan, P. R. Bharambe, Shilpa Babar and Rachana Deshmukh. 2010. Enhanced Agronomic productivity of rainfed Bt hybrid cotton and soil health with mineral and manure fertilization . 14 th Vasantrao Naik Memorial National Seminar on “ Soil Security for Sustainable Agriculture ” College of Agriculture Nagpur, pp. 27-28 (Oral presentation)
  9. D.K.Pal et al. Developing Georeferenced soil information system for monitoring soil and land quality for agriculture . 2010. In: National seminar on “ Issues in land resource management: Land degradation, climate change and land use diversification ”, October 8-10, Nagpur. pp 112-113. (Oral presentation)
  10. Bandyopadhyay, K.K., Velmourougane, K., Praharaj, C.S., Gopalakrishnan, N.2009. Studies on soil-aggregation and aggregate-associated carbon in cotton based cropping systems in a Vertic Ustropept . Abstracts. Platinum Jubilee Celebration and 74th Annual Convention of the Indian Society of Soil Science . 22-25 December, pp13. (Oral presentation)
  11. Velmourougane.K. Effect of Bt cotton on soil microbial population under shallow and medium deep Vertisols . 2009. National symposium “ Bt cotton opportunities and prospects ”. Nagpur, 17-19 Nov. (Poster presentation)
  12. Jagvir Singh, Velmourougane, K and B.M.Khadi. Influence of INM and organic manure on yield and soil microbial population in rainfed Cotton-Pigeon pea strip cropping system . 2008. In: National Seminar on “ Integrated Nutrient Management in Rainfed Agro-ecosystems ”. 3-4 March 2008, CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp-47 (Oral presentation)
  13. Velmourougane, K, Jagvir Singh and P.R.Bharambe. Effect of transgenic Bt and Non Bt bunny cotton on general and physiological groups of microbes under rainfed vertisol . 2008. In National Seminar on “ Land Resource Management and Livelihood Security ”, 10-12 Sept. Nagpur (Poster presentation)
  14. Kurian Raphael, P, Velmourougane,K, Thirupathi,P.T, Manonmani, G.K, Ramamurthy, N, Prakasan,C.B, Jayarama and S.Jayaraj. 2005. Vermicomposting of coffee wastes using indigenous and exotic earthworms . In: National Seminar on “ Composting and Vermicomposting ”. 26-27 th Oct. Central Seri cultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore. pp-170 (Oral presentation)
  15. Biradar,I.B, Muralidhara, H.R, Manonmani, G.K, Velmourougane, K, Sudhakar S. Bhat, Prakasan,C.B, Raghuramulu,Y, Jayarama and S.Jayaraj. 2005. Recycling of coffee pulp by composting. In: National Seminar on “ Composting and Vermicomposting ”. 26-27 th Oct. Central Seri cultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore. pp-173 (Poster presentation)
  16. Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam, P, Shanmukhappa, D.R, Gopinandhan, T.N,Srinivasan, C.S and R.Naidu.2002. Effect of soaking coffee under organic acids and its influence on quality- A preliminary study. Paper presented at PLACROSYM-XV , Dec, Mysore. pp.705-710. (Poster presentation)
  17. Panneerselvam, P, Velmourougane, K, Shanmukhappa, D.R, Gopinandhan, T.N, and R.Naidu.2002. Study on The effect of ripeness on toxigenic mould contamination and dynamics of moisture loss in Arabica cherry . Paper presented at PLACROSYM-XV , Dec, Mysore. pp.663-667 (Oral presentation)
  18. Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam, P, Shanmukhappa, D.R, Srinivasan, C.S and R.Naidu. 2002. Microbial succession and biochemical changes during coffee fermentation in low-lying regions . Paper presented in " Plantation crops research and development in the new millennium " Dec-12-15, Hyderabad, India. pp.577-581 (Poster presentation)
  19. Shanmukhappa, D.R, Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam, P, Gopinandhan, T.N and Anand Alwar, R.P. 2002. Effect of pectinolytic enzyme on dissolution of mucilage and quality of robusta Coffee . Paper presented in “ Plantation crops research and development in the new millennium " Dec-12-15, Hyderabad, India. pp.582-584 (Poster presentation)
  20. Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam, P, Shanmukhappa, D.R, Srinivasan, C.S and R.Naidu. 2000. Microbiological and biochemical aspects of robusta fermentation . Proc. " International Scientific Symposium on Coffee ” Dec-4. Bangalore, India. pp.172-178 (Poster presentation)
  21. Velmourougane,K. Panneerselvam,P. Shanmukhappa,D.R. Gopinandhan, T.N. Srinivasan,C.S and R.Naidu. 2000. Towards use of coffee associated bacteria and fungi as biocontrol agents in IPM of coffee . Paper presented at National Symposium on “ Microbials in Insect Pest Management ”, Feb 24-25, Loyola College, Chennai (Oral presentation)
  22. Velmourougane, K, Panneerselvam. P and R.P.Ananda Alwar. 2000. Qualitative and quantitative distribution of microflora associated with coffee plants and berries . In. “ Recent Advances in Plantation Crops Research” . pp.396-399 (Poster presentation)
  23. Shanmukhappa, D.R, Velmourougane,K, Panneerselvam,P and K.S.Ramaswamy.2000. Research towards up keeping quality of coffee and environment. In: Platinum Jubilee Souvenir . Central Coffee Research Institute, Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
  24. Panneerselvam,P. Velmourougane,K. Shanmukhappa,D.R and C.S.Srinivasan. 1999. A study on association of fungi during On-farm processing of robusta coffee by wet and dry method . Paper presented at" A Colloquium on Post Harvest Technology of Coffee ", 21- 22 Oct, Mangalore University. (Oral presentation)
  25. Shanmukhappa, D.R. Velmourougane, K. Panneerselvam,P. Anand Alwar,R.P and C.S.Srinivasan. 1999. Effect of stages of ripeness of coffee berry on quality and out turn of coffee . Paper presented at " A Colloquium on Post Harvest Technology of Coffee ", 21- 22 Oct, Mangalore University. (Oral presentation)
  26. Panneerselvam,P. Velmourougane,K. Gopinandhan.T.N and D.R. Shanmukhappa. 1999. Studies on Mycotoxin (Ochratoxin - A ) in coffee and its management . Paper presented at " A Colloquium on Post Harvest Technology of Coffee ", 21- 22 Oct, Mangalore University. (Oral presentation)
  27. Nagaraja. J.S, Shanmukhappa. D.R, Velmourougane. K, Panneerselvam.P and R.P. Ananda Alwar. 1998. Production of compost from coffee pulp In. “ Recent Advances in Plantation Crops Research ”. pp.121-124. (Oral presentation)
  28. Velmourougane, K. and Sundaram, M.D.1998. Alcohol production from fungal degraded Paddy straw subjected to acid hydrolysis and steam explosion. Abst No: IMB- 44, p.73. Paper presented at 39 th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India , Dec 5-7, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India. (Poster presentation)
  29. Velmourougane, K. and Sundaram, M.D.1998. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ligno cellulosic Substrate subjected to chemical pretreatment. Abst No: IMB- 74, p.91.Paper presented at 39 th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India , Dec 5-7, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India. (Poster presentation)
  30. Velmourougane, K. and Sundaram, M.D.1996. Biodegradation of cellulosic materials for ethanol production . Abst No: IM-75, p.107. Paper presented at 37 th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India , Dec 4-6, IIT, Madras, India. (Poster presentation)

 

Major innovations and achievements in research (1998-2012):

  • Developed code of good practices based on HACCP Principles for production of quality coffee at onfarm
  • Standardised optimum fermentation protocol and drying techniques for coffee processing
  • Developed treatment technologies for management of coffee effluent
  • Developed compost and vermicomposting technologies for onfarm management of coffee wastes
  • Developed techniques to manage mycotoxin (Ochratoxin- A) production in parchment and cherry coffee
  • Standardised moisture requirement for coffee to prevent mycotoxin contamination at onfarm storage
  • Documented environmental risk assessment associated with growing Bt cotton on soil microbes
  • Developed microbial consortia of PGPR for cotton growth and development
  • Documented soil biological properties (microbes, diversity index, enzymes) of Black Soil Regions of India

Training programs undergone:

 

Training programme

Organizer

Place

Year

Duration  

1

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their application in agriculture

CIRCOT, ICAR

Mumbai

2011

14 days

2

Molecular characterization of GMO's and purity testing

NSRTC & CICR

Nagpur

2011

21 days

3

International Training Programme on Cotton Production and Value addition

IBSA and MOA

Nagpur

2008

13 days

4

DNA Sequencing and Microbial Identification

NBAIM & ICAR

Mau, UP

2008

7 days

5

IP and Technology Management – Genetic Engineering

IARI & ICAR

New Delhi

2008

3 days

6

Microbial products and their application in Food Processing

ICAR & TNAU

Coimbatore

2008

21 days

7

Recent Advances in Microbial Inoculants

ICAR & TNAU

Coimbatore

2006

21 days

8

Molecular techniques in microbiology

CFTRI

Mysore, Karnataka

2004

12 days

9

Microbial safety in food chain establishment

CFTRI

Mysore, Karnataka

2003

12 days

10

HACCP, Food quality and safety systems (International training)

FAO, Rome and Coffee Board of India

Bangalore

2001

8 days

11

Concise course in Chromatographic techniques

Kuvempu University

Shimoga, Karnataka

2001

2 days

12

Executive Program on R & D in Plantations

IIPM

Bangalore

1999

3 days

13

Field Experiments and Research Methodology for R&D Perspective

IIPM

Bangalore

1999

2 days


Research projects (Completed) & Students Guided

Projects

Sponsor

Project

Duration

Responsibility

Budget  

National

Coffee Board

Post Harvest technology in Coffee

1998-2006

Co-Investigator

80 lakhs

National

Coffee Board

Anti-pollution research in coffee

1998-2006

Co-Investigator

40 lakhs

National

Coffee Board

Pesticides and mycotoxin contamination in coffee

1998-2006

Co-Investigator

30 lakhs

International

CFC-ICO-FAO

Improvement of coffee quality through prevention of mould formation

5 years
(2001-2005)

Investigator
(Field Scientist)

2.5 crores

National

 

CICR/ICAR

Impact of transgenic cotton on soil microbial properties

4 years
(2007-2011)

Principal Investigator

3 lakhs

National

 

CICR/ICAR

Developing efficient carrier based microbial delivery system for cotton nutrition and soil health

3 years
(2008-2011)

Principal Investigator

4 lakhs

National

CICR/ICAR

Long term effect of fertilizers and INM on productivity, soil fertility and quality of cotton

5 years
(2004-2010)

Co-Principal Investigator

 

National

CICR/ICAR

Biomulching and biodegradable mulching for Bt cotton based cropping system

3 years
(2008-2010)

Co-Principal Investigator

 

National

CICR/ICAR

Herbigating herbicide/ herbicide mixture/herbicide rotation for efficient and environmentally safe weed control and its effects on succeeding pulses

3 years
(2008-2010)

Co-Principal Investigator

 

National

CICR/ICAR

Studies on soil aggregation and aggregate associated carbon in cotton based cropping system

2 years
(2008-2010)

Co-Principal Investigator

 

National

NAIP

(World Bank)

Georeferenced Soil Information System for Land Use Planning and Monitoring Soil and Land Quality for Agriculture

5 years
(2008-2012)

Project Associate

2.3 crores

Students guided:

 

Student / Year

Degree

Subject

Research Title

University

1

Aparnachand. V
2006

Post Graduation

Microbiology

Physical, chemical and biological properties of organically and conventional grown coffee soil

Kannur University

 

2

Nisha.K.T
2006

Post Graduation

Microbiology

Effect of coffee wastewater on soil physical, chemical and biological properties

Kannur University

 

3

Ashwini.U.S
2006

PG-Summer project

Microbiology

Isolation of free living nitrogen fixing bacteria from coffee soil

Mangalore University

4

Dhanya. P
2006

PG-Summer project

Microbiology

Isolation and characterization of phosphorus solubilizing microbes from coffee soil

Mangalore University

5

Prathima.P.A
2006

PG-Summer project

Microbiology

Influence of shade and elevation on carbon mineralization and microbial activity in coffee soil

Mangalore University

6

P.Anitha

PG-Summer project

Biochemical Technology

Nitrogen fixing microbes from coffee phyllosphere

Madurai Kamaraj University

7

Shilpa.U.B Anuppama
2005

Graduation- Summer project

Biotechnology

Microbiology of coffee rhizosphere

Alva College, Coorg

8

Giri 2001

PG-Summer project

Microbiology

Mycotoxigenic fungi in coffee

Madurai Kamaraj University