Dr. P. K. Basavaraja, completed his MSc(Agri) at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, and Ph.D. at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India, is presently working as Professor & Scheme Head, AICRP on STCR, UAS, Bangalore. Since thirty years he is working on Soil Fertility, Micronutrients, Salt-affected soils, Organic residue management, Watershed management, Soil test crop response studies. He operated Thirteen research projects and guided /guiding Five Ph.D. and Ten MSc(Agri) students and Ninety students as Co-guide. He published more than 200 publications including 53 peer-reviewed research papers, bulletins, abstracts, book chapters. Officially he visited Crete, Greece, Wageningen, Netherland, Dubai and presented four research papers in international conferences.