Dr. B. Gopu

Dr. B. Gopu
Dr. B. Gopu

Assistant Professor
Area: Horticulture
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: gopu.b@srmuniv.ac.in

Education

Ph.D. Fruit Science Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2014
M.Sc. Horticulture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2011
B.Sc. Horticulture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2009

Other Details:

Courses

  • Production Technology of Fruits and Plantation Crops
  • Production Technology of Tropical and Arid Zone Fruit Crops
  • Production Technology of Vegetables and Spice Crops
  • Production Technology of Flower Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
  • Commercial Nursery Technology of Horticultural Crops
  • Commercial Landscape Gardening
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Agricultural Project Work 

Research Interests

  • UHDP Cultivation of Fruit Crops
  • Canopy Management
  • Protected Cultivation
  • Hydrophonics and Aeroponics
  • Nursery Management
  • Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture
  • Organic Horticulture

Selected Publications

  • Gopu, B., T.N. Balamohan, P. Soman and P. Jeyakumar, 2014. Effect of pruning intensities on leaf nutrient composition and carbohydrates content in mango (Mangiferaindica L.) cv. Alphonso planted under ultra high density planting in a tropical climate. The Ecoscan (Special issue) Vol. V: 263-268. (NAAS: 5.26)
  • Gopu, B., T.N. Balamohan, P. Soman and P. Jeyakumar, 2014. Canopy management in mango (Mangiferaindica L.) cv. Alphonso with reference to flowering, yield and quality characters under ultra high density planting. J. Appl. Hort., 16(1): 50-53. (NAAS: 5.26, Indexed in Scopus)
  • Gopu, B., T.N. Balamohan, V. Swaminathan, P. Jeyakumar and Soman, P. 2017. Effect of Growth Retardants on Yield and Yield Contributing Characters in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Alphonso under Ultra High Density Plantation. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci., 6(11): 3865-3873. (NAAS: 5.38)

Conference/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Attended Refresher Course on “Protected Cultivation with special Reference to Soilless Cultivation, Hydroponics and Aeroponics” from 09.01.2018 to 29.01.2018 organized by Hi-Tech Horticulture Unit, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka.
  • Attended National Seminar on Production, Post-Harvest Technology and Marketing of Mango from 23.09.2009 to 25.09.2009 organized by Department of Fruit Crops, HC & RI, Periyakulam.
  • Attended seminar on High Density Planting and Canopy Management in Horticultural Crops organized by ICAR, TNAU and SIHA, Coimbatore. on 25.03.2013.
  • Attended First Agricultural Graduate Student Conference – Food Safety and Food Security from 02.05.2013 to 03.05.2013 organized by TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Attended National conference on value chain management in mango from 20.03.2014 to 22.03.2014, organized by Karnataka State Mango Development Centre & Horticultural Research and Extension Centre, Kolar, Karnataka.
  • Attended 3rd Agricultural Graduate Student Conference on impact of climate risks on agricultural and horticultural productivity from 13.05.2015 to 14.05.2015 organized by TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Attended National Seminar on Recent Technologies for Higher Production of Horticultural Crops organized by Adhiparasakthi Horticultural College, Kalavai on 01.10.2015.
  • Attended National Conference on Agricultural and Rural Innovations for Sustainable Empowerment. (ARISE-2016) from 21.05.2016 to 22.05.2016 organized by GUARD Society Warangal, Telangana.
  • Attended National Seminar on Zero Hunger Challenges-For Hunger Free India from 05.01.2017 to 06.01.2017 organized by Dept. of Home Science, Govt. College for Women (A), Guntur, AP.
  • Attended Tea training from 16.07.2007 to 21.07.2007 organized by KVK, United Planters’ Association of Southern India, Coonoor, The Nilgiris.
  • Attended training on Coffee Cultivation form 27.08.2007 to 01.09.2007 organized by HRS, Yercaud
  • Attended training on Internship in Subtropical and Temperate Crops from 27.02.2008 to 04.03.2008 organized by HRS, Kodaikanal.
  • Attended training on Internship in Subtropical and Temperate Crops from 05.03.2008 to 10.03.2008 organized by HRS, Thadiyankudisai.
  • Attended training on Identification, cultivation of Medicinal Plants and Nursery Techniques on Horticultural Crops from 09.09.2008 to 26.09.2008 organized by ABS Botanical Conservation Research and Training Centre, Salem.

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Worked as Assistant Professor (Hort.) for 33 months at RVS Agricultural College, Thanjavur (Affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural College, Coimbatore).

Achievements and Awards

  • Jain Irrigation Research Fellowship Award for M.Sc. (Horticulture)
  • Jain Irrigation Research Fellowship Award for Ph.D (Fruit Science)
  • Young Scientist Award 2016 by Genesis Urban and Rural Development Society, Hyderabad, Telengana
  • Research Award 2018 by educationexpo.tv
  • Secured first class OGPA (2005-2009 batch) during my B.Sc. (Hort.) program at Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai