Dr.(Mrs) Subbalakshmi Lokanadhan, presently working as Professor of Agronomy at Water Technology Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore. Worked as agronomist at Department of Rice and Cotton crop wise and Department of Agronomy. Coimbatore and other constituent colleges in TNAU. Has experience at Directorate of Crop Management / Plant Breeding and Genetics / Planning and Monitoring at TNAU at different time periods of service. Involved in monitoring of state funded projects in TNAU. Published nearly 170 papers comprising of research, conference, symposium and seminar contributory papers in relation to Agronomy, field/cultural activities, environment protection, reduction in cultivation cost of crops and enhancing crop productivity per unit area. Chaired and guided fifteen post graduate students in Agronomy. Received awards for oral and poster presentation at national and international conferences Obtained award and appreciation for achieving 10 t/ha yield in irrigated Rice crop. Technical committee member for SRI component under IAMWARM (World Bank) Project and monitoring committee member for evaluation of BT rice at TNAU. Co-ordinated in Agronomy research and teaching both at undergraduate and post graduate level in Department of Agronomy and instrumental in syllabus revision for Agronomy subjects. Visited all rice growing south eastern countries to participate in International trainings and conferences.
Title : Cultivation of traditional rice landraces for human health and food security