Address: Horticulture Science Section,
ICAR - CCARI,
Old Goa 403 402
Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext.
Ph. D. (Fruit Science) from T. N. A.U., Coimbatore, 2019.
M.Sc. (Horticulture) in Fruit Science, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, 2013.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag., Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, 2011.
Research interests and current focus
Genetic resource management of perennial horticultural crops-Kokum & Jackfruits
Production technology of tropical fruit crops-Mango, Banana, pineapple & Papaya
Collection, conservation and quality analysis of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Agro-Ecotourism and urban farming
Membership in professional societies
Society for Promotion of Horticulture, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesseraghatta lake post, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi, UP, India.
Society for the Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, ICAR Res. Complex, Goa.
Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum, New Delhi.
Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, New Delhi
Awards and honours
Best oral presentation award in National seminar on spices: Emerging trends in production, processing and marketing on 21-22, January, 2020 at ICAR-CCARI, Goa.
Peerless poster award in the National conference on fruit breeding for Tropics and Subtropics: An Indian perspective, held during April 26-29, 2016 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru on “Analysis of Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) polymorphism in mango (Mangifera indica L.) varieties of Goa”
Best poster award in Second Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, held during 06-07 May, 2014 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on “Evaluation of papain content and papain activity of selected progenies of segregating population of Papaya (Carica papaya L.)”.
“Inspire fellowship” of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology in 2014.
Maneesha S. R, S. Priya Devi, R. M. Vijayakumar , K. Soorianathasundaram, D. Selvi and P. Jeyakumar.2022. Response of pineapple to fertigation and flower induction in red laterite soil. Indian J. Hort. 79(1), March 2022: 62-68 (NAAS rating: 6.16)
Parveen Kumar, A.R. DesaI, V. Arunachalam , M.J. Gupta, V. Paramesha, R. Solomon Rajkumar, S.R. Maneesha, G.B. Sreekanth, G.R. Mahajan, Sujeet Desai, D. Shishira and Aviprit Vijay Janjal.2021. A conceptual framework for agro–ecotourism development for livelihood security. Indian Journal of Agronomy 66 (5th IAC Special issue). 184-190. (NAAS rating: 5.55)
Maneesha S.R., P.Vidula, V.A. Ubarhande and E.B. Chakurkar. 2021. Astrologically Designed Medicinal Gardens of India. International Journal of bioresources and stress management. 12(2): 108-120. (NAAS rating : 5.11).
Maneesha S.R. and S. Priya Devi. 2019. Effect of Calcium Nitrate and Potassium Nitrate priming on seed germination and seedling vigour of papaya (Carica papaya L.). Journal of Horticulture Sciences. 14(2): 149-154.
Maneesha. S.R., S. Priya Devi and N.P. Singh. 2019. ‘Kulagar’- A potential system to conserve crop diversity. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 32(2): 135-140.
Maneesha. S.R., S. Priya Devi, R.M. Vijayakumar and K. Soorianathasundaram. 2019. Cost Benefit Analysis of Drip Fertigation and Flower Induction in Pineapple (Ananascomosus (L.) Merr.) variety ‘Giant Kew’ in Goa, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 8(4): 2010-2019.
Maneesha. S. R., S. Priya Devi, R.M. Vijayakumar and K. Soorianathasundaram. 2019. Effect of fertigation on vegetative growth of pineapple (Ananascomosus (L.) Merr.) variety ‘Giant Kew’. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 7(3): 28-32.
Maneesha. S. R., S. Deepika and L. Preethy. 2019. Preparation and properties of herbal extract blended pineapple Ready To Serve. Journal of Agrisearch. 6(1): 34-37.
Maneesha S.R. and S. Priya Devi. 2018. Effect of calcium nitrate treatments on seed germination and seedling vigour of papaya (Carica papaya L.). Agric INTERNATAIONAL. 5(1): 1-4.
Maneesha S.R. and K. Soorianathasundaram. 2017. Evaluation of yield and yield contributing characters of F2 population of papaya (Carica Papaya L.) under Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu conditions. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 7(3): 43-48.
Books, book chapters
S.R. Maneesha and G.R. Mahajan. 2022. Soil nutrient management in Horticulture based cropping systems of West coast of India. Natural Resource Management in Horticultural Crops. Subhra Saikat Roy, Poonam Kashyap and Tarun Adak (Eds.). Today & Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi - 110 002. pp.231-249.
R. S. Rajkumar, M. Thangam, S. R. Maneesha, E.B. Chakurkar and N. P. Singh. 2016. Training manual of short course on Agro eco tourism: An emerging enterprise for agricultural diversification. 31st October to 9th November, 2016.
Safeena, S.A., Maneesha S.R., M. Thangam and N.P. Singh. 2016. Training manual of 21 days training programme on Nursery management in Horticultural crops from 2nd July to 16th August, 2016.
N.P. Singh, S.R. Maneesha, R.S. Rajkumar and M. Thangam. 2016. Introduction and concept of Agro Eco Tourism (AET) models. In training manual of Short course on Agro eco tourism: An emerging enterprise for agricultural diversification. 31st October to 9th November, 2016.p:1-4.
Maneesha S.R. 2016.Canopy management in fruit crops under AET. In training manual of Short course on Agro eco tourism: An emerging enterprise for agricultural diversification. 31st October to 9th November, 2016.p:55-59.
Parveen Kumar, V. Arunachalam, V. Paramesha and S. R. Maneesha. 2021. Diversified multitier cropping systems. Indian Farming 71(11): 32–36 ( Page no. 40)
Maneesha S.R., G. B. Sreekanth, S. Rajkumar and E. B. Chakurkar. 2019. Indian farmer. 6(11): 709-717.