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Dr. Jayanta Layek Dr. Jayanta Layek Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agronomy) , +91-9101011194 view resume

Dr. Jayanta Layek, Sr. Scientist (Agronomy) in the Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi has an excellent academic and research career. Dr. Jayanta Layek, born in Bankura, West Bengal and done his BSc (Ag) Hons. from PSB, Visva Bharati, West Bengal during 2002-2006. He has completed his MSc (Agronomy) in 2008 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi being topper of the university and got Gold Medal. He completed his PhD from IARI with Inspire fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He topped the ARS service and joined ICAR as a scientist on 27/04/2011 in NNARM, Hyderabad for FOCARS training and subsequently joined in ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya on 03/09/2011. He has joined ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi on 27th July 2023. Dr. Layek has undergone his one-year post-doctoral DBT fellowship under World Food Prize Laurate Dr. Rattan Lal, Ohio State University, USA during 2016-17. He has done his research service for conceptualizing and developing environmentally and socioeconomically viable technologies for conservation of natural resources, development of organic package of practices for various crops and integrated farming system (IFS) models etc. Dr. Layek has developed four technologies regarding organic farming, conservation agriculture and millet which were certified by ICAR during its 95th foundation day in July 2023. He worked as principal investigator (PI) of various projects line Network Project on organic farming, AICRP-Integrated farming System, Millet improvement project etc. Dr. Layek is also member of Academic Advisory Committee of Swayam Prabha, Channel-16, MHRD, Govt. of India and recorded 20 hours course each on “Organic Farming” & “Farming System for Sustainable Development” in IIT Kanpur for telecasting of high-quality educational programs. Dr. Layek has published more than 70 research papers in the journals of international and national repute with more than 2100 Google scholar citations, 6 books, 20 book chapters, 15 popular articles, 12 bulletins/manuals and 16 extension folders. Dr. Layek is actively engaged in various outreach activities and conducted more than 40 trainer/progressive farmers’ trainings, 30 lectures in national and international forum, 20 field days, 4 National seminar/workshops, several farmers-scientists interaction programme etc. All these efforts directly benefitted several thousand farmers and stakeholders by improving their livelihood significantly.

Conservation agriculture, Organic Farming, Integrated Farming System, Crop Diversification, Biochar & carbon sequestration, Millet production
Research Papers
  1. Layek, J., Das, A., Ghosh, P.K., Rangappa, K., Lal, R., Idapuganti, R.G., Nath, C.P. and Dey, U., 2022. Double no-till and rice straw retention in terraced sloping lands improves water content, soil health and productivity of lentil in Himalayan foothills. Soil and Tillage Research, 221, p.105381.
  2. Layek, J., Rangappa, K., Das, A., Ansari, M.A., Choudhary, S., Rajbonshi, N., Patra, S., Kumar, A., Mishra, V.K., Ravisankar, N. and Kumar, S., 2023. Evaluation of millets for physio-chemical and root morphological traits suitable for resilient farming and nutritional security in Eastern Himalayas. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10: 1198023.
  3. Layek, J., Das, A., Ansari, M.A., Mishra, V.K., Rangappa, K., Ravisankar, N., Patra, S., Baiswar, P., Ramesh, T., Hazarika, S. and Panwar, A.S., 2023. An integrated organic farming system: innovations for farm diversification, sustainability, and livelihood improvement of hill farmers. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7, p.1151113.
  4. Layek, J., Das, A., Ramkrushna, G.I., Krishnappa, R., Ghosh, P.K., Lal, R., Choudhury, B.U., Mohapatra, K.P., Babu, S., Yadav, G.S. and Dey, U., 2021. Managing rice fallow lands of the Eastern Indian Himalayas: Impacts of residue management and varietal interventions on soil properties, carbon stocks, and productivity. Land Degradation & Development, 32(17), pp.4871-4888.
  5. Layek, J., Dutta, S.K., Krishnappa, R., Das, A., Ghosh, A., Mishra, V.K., Panwar, A.S., Hazarika, S., Devi, S., Kumar, M. and Buragohain, J., 2023. Productivity, quality and profitability enhancement of French bean, okra and tomato with seaweed extract application under North-Eastern Himalayan condition. Scientia Horticulturae, 309, p.111626.
  6. Layek, J., Das, A., Ramkrushna, G.I., Sarkar, D., Ghosh, A., Zodape, S.T., Lal, R., Yadav, G.S., Panwar, A.S., Ngachan, S. and Meena, R.S., 2017. Seaweed extract as organic bio-stimulant improves productivity and quality of rice in eastern Himalayas. Journal of Applied Phycology, 30(1): 547-558.
  7. Layek, J., Shivakumar, B.G., Rana, D.S., Munda, S., Lakshman, K., Das, A. and Ramkrushna, G.I., 2014. Soybean–cereal intercropping systems as influenced by nitrogen nutrition. Agronomy Journal, 106(6): 1933-1946.
  8. Layek, J., Das, A., Mishra, V.K., Lal, R., Krishnappa, R., Hazarika, S., Mohapatra, K.P., Ansari, M.A., Pramanick, B., Kumar, M. and Ramkrushna, G.I., Improved agronomic practices and high yielding rice varieties maintain soil health and enhance yield and energy use efficiency under shifting cultivation landscapes of eastern Himalayas. Land Degradation & Development.
  9. Das, A., Layek, J*, Ramkrushna, G.I., Krishnappa, R., Lal, R., Ghosh, P.K., Choudhury, B.U., Mandal, S., Ngangom, B., Dey, U. and Prakash, N., 2019. Effects of tillage and rice residue management practices on lentil root architecture, productivity and soil properties in India’s Lower Himalayas. Soil and Tillage Research, 194:104313.
  10. Dutta, S.K., Layek, J*., Yadav, A., Das, S.K., Rymbai, H., Mandal, S., Sahana, N., Bhutia, T.L., Devi, E.L., Patel, V.B. and Laha, R., 2023. Improvement of rooting and growth in kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) cuttings with organic biostimulants. Heliyon, 9(7). e17815
  11. Das, A., Lyngdoh, D., Ghosh, P.K., Lal, R., Layek, J.* and Ramkrushna, G.I., 2018. Tillage and cropping sequence effect on physico-chemical and biological properties of soil in Eastern Himalayas, India. Soil and Tillage Research, 180:182–193.
  12. Das, S., Das, A., Idapuganti, R.G., Layek, J*., Thakuria, D., Sarkar, D., Bhupenchandra, I., Lal, R., Chowdhury, S., Babu, S. and Debbarma, K., 2023. Liming and micronutrient application improves soil properties and productivity of the groundnut‐rapeseed cropping system in an acidic Inceptisol of India's eastern Himalayas. Land Degradation & Development.
  13. Yadav, G.S., Lal, R., Meena, R.S., Datta, M., Babu, S., Das, A., Layek, J. and Saha, P., 2017. Energy budgeting for designing sustainable and environmentally clean/safer cropping systems for rainfed rice fallow lands in India. Journal of Cleaner Production, 158: 29-37.
  14. Ngangom, B., Das, A., Lal, R., Ramkrushna, G.I., Layek, J., Basavaraj, S., Babu, S., Yadav, G.S. and Ghosh, P.K., 2020. Double mulching improves soil properties and productivity of maize-based cropping system in eastern Indian Himalayas. International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 8(3): 308-320.
  15. Das, A., Patel, D.P., Lal, R., Kumar, M., Ramkrushna, G.I., Layek, J., Buragohain, J., Ngachan, S.V., Ghosh, P.K., Choudhury, B.U. and Mohapatra, K.P., 2016. Impact of fodder grasses and organic amendments on productivity and soil and crop quality in a subtropical region of eastern Himalayas, India. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 216: 274-282.
  16. Das, A., Patel, D.P., Kumar, M., Ramkrushna, G.I., Mukherjee, A., Layek, J., Ngachan, S.V. and Buragohain, J., 2017. Impact of seven years of organic farming on soil and produce quality and crop yields in eastern Himalayas, India. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 236: 142-153.
  17. Ansari, M.A., Choudhury, B.U., Layek, J., Das, A., Lal, R. and Mishra, V.K., 2022. Green manuring and crop residue management: Effect on soil organic carbon stock, aggregation, and system productivity in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya (India). Soil and Tillage Research, 218, p.105318.
  18. Ansari, M.A., Ravisankar, N., Ansari, M.H., Babu, S., Layek, J. and Panwar, A.S., 2023. Integrating conservation agriculture with intensive crop diversification in the maize-based organic system: Impact on sustaining food and nutritional security. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10, p.1137247.
  19. Chaudhari, D., Rangappa, K., Das, A., Layek, J., Basavaraj, S., Kandpal, B.K., Shouche, Y. and Rahi, P., 2020. Pea (Pisum sativum L.) plant shapes its rhizosphere microbiome for nutrient uptake and stress amelioration in acidic soils of the North-East region of India. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, p.968.
  20. Mukherjee, S., Basak, A., Chakraborty, A., Goswami, R., Ray, K., Ali, M.N., Santra, S., Hazra, A.K., Tripathi, S., Banerjee, H. and Layek, J., 2023. Revisiting the oldest manure of India, Kunapajala: Assessment of its animal waste recycling potential as a source of plant bio-stimulant. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, p.1073010.
  21. Das, A., Layek, J., Idapuganti, R.G., Basavaraj, S., Lal, R., Rangappa, K., Yadav, G.S., Babu, S. and Ngachan, S., 2020. Conservation tillage and residue management improves soil properties under an upland rice–rapeseed system in the subtropical eastern Himalayas. Land Degradation & Development, 31(14), pp.1775-1791.
  22. Babu, S., Singh, R., Avasthe, R., Rathore, S.S., Kumar, S., Das, A., Layek, J., Sharma, V., Wani, O.A. and Singh, V.K., 2023. Conservation tillage and diversified cropping enhance system productivity and eco-efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas intensity in organic farming. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7, p.1114617.
  23. Yadav, G.S., Lal, R., Meena, R.S., Babu, S., Das, A., Bhowmik, S.N., Datta, M., Layak, J. and Saha, P., 2019. Conservation tillage and nutrient management effects on productivity and soil carbon sequestration under double cropping of rice in north eastern region of India. Ecological Indicators, 105: 303-315.
  24. Das, A., Layek, J., Ramkrushna, G.I., Basavaraj, S., Lal, R., Krishnappa, R., Yadav, G.S., Babu, S. and Ngachan, S., 2020. Conservation tillage and residue management improves soil properties under a upland rice–rapeseed system in the subtropical eastern Himalayas. Land Degradation & Development, 31(14): 1775-1791.
  25. Das, A., Lal, R., Patel, D.P., Ramkrushna, G.I., Layek, J., Ngachan, S.V., Ghosh, P.K., Bordoloi, J. and Kumar, M., 2014. Effects of tillage and biomass on soil quality and productivity of lowland rice cultivation by small scale farmers in North Eastern India. Soil and Tillage Research, 143: 50-58.
  26. Mandal, S., Roy, S., Das, A., Ramkrushna, G.I., Lal, R., Verma, B.C., Kumar, A., Singh, R.K. and Layek, J., 2015. Energy efficiency and economics of rice cultivation systems under subtropical Eastern Himalaya. Energy for Sustainable Development, 28: 115-121.
  27. Das, A., Layek, J.*, Ramkrushna, G.I., Patel, D.P., Choudhury, B.U., Krishnappa, R., Buragohain, J. and Yadav, G.S., 2018. Modified system of rice intensification for higher crop and water productivity in Meghalaya, India: opportunities for improving livelihoods for resource-poor farmers. Paddy and Water Environment, 16(1): 23-34.
  28. Dutta, S.K., Layek, J., Akoijam, R.S., Boopathi, T., Saha, S., Singh, S.B. and Prakash, N., 2019. Seaweed extracts as natural priming agent for augmenting seed quality traits and yield in Capsicum frutescens L. Journal of Applied Phycology, 31(6): 3803-3813.
  29. Kumar, M., Das, A., Layek, J., Buragohain, J., Ramkrushna, G.I., Babu, S., Yadav, G.S., Krishnappa, R. and Devi, M.T., 2021. Impact of varieties and organic nutrient sources on productivity, soil carbon stocks and energetics of rice-ratoon system in Eastern Himalayas of India. Carbon Management, 12(2): 183-199.
  30. Layek, J., Shivakumar, B.G., Rana, D.S., Munda, S., Lakshman, K., Panwar, A.S., Das, A. and Ramkrushna, G.I., 2015. Performance of soybean (Glycine max) intercropped with different cereals under varying levels of nitrogen. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 85 (12): 1551-57.
  31. Jayanta Layek, Anup Das, Krishnappa R, Ramkrushna G I, Samik Chowdhury. 2021. Intensifying rice (Oryza sativa) based cropping system through pulses and oilseeds in North-East India, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 91(6): 819-823.
  32. Jayanta Layek, Anup Das, Ramkrushna GI, Arup Ghosh, Panwar AS, Krishnappa R and Ngachan SV. 2016. Effect of seaweed sap on germination, growth and productivity of maize (Zea mays) in North Eastern Himalayas. Indian Journal of Agronomy 61 (3): 354-359
  33. Wahlang B, Das Anup, Layek J, G.C. Munda, Ramkrushna GI and A.S. Panwar. 2015. Effect of establishment methods and nutrient management on physiological attributes and water-use efficiency of rice (Oryza sativa) in a sub-tropical climate. Indian Journal of Agronomy 60 (4): 157-163
  34. Emdor Shylla, Anup Das, Ramkrushna G.I, Jayanta Layek and P.P. Ghosh. 2016. Improving soil health and water productivity of lentil (Lens esculentum) sown after lowland rice (Oryza sativa) through appropriate variety and rice residue management. Indian Journal of Agronomy 61 (3): 384-387
  35. B. Ngangom, Anup Das, Ramkrushna GI and Jayanta Layek 2017. Soil properties and nutrient uptake as influenced by mulching in maize (Zea mays)-based cropping systems. Indian Journal of Agronomy 62(2):219-223
  36. Santanu Das, Anup Das, Ramkrushna, Jayanta Layek, Samik Chowdhury 2017. Productivity, nutrient uptake and economics of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea)- toria (Brassica rapa subsp. dichatoma) cropping system as influenced by direct and residual effects of micronutrient and liming. Indian Journal of Agronomy 62(1):100-103
  37. K. Lakshman, A.K. Vyas, B.G. Shivakumar, D.S. Rana, J. Layek and S. Munda 2016. Direct and Residual Effect of Sulphur Fertilization on Growth, Yield and Quality of Mustard in a Soybean–Mustard Cropping System. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci 6(5): 1500-1512
  38. Das, Anup, Ramkrushna, G.I., Choudhury, B.U., Ngachan, S.V., Tripathi, A.K., Singh, R.K., Patel, D.P., Tomar, J.M.S., Mohapatra, K.P., Layek Jayanta and Munda G.C. 2014. Conservation agriculture in rice and maize based cropping systems for enhancing crop and water productivity - participatory technology demonstration in north east India. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation. 42 (1):196-203
  39. Das, A., Kumar, M., Ramkrushna, G.I., Patel, D.P., Layek, J*., Panwar, A.S. and Ngachan, S.V., 2016. Weed management in maize under rainfed organic farming system. Indian Journal of Weed Science, 48(2), pp.168-172
  40. Jayanta Layek, Ramkrushna GI, Dauni Suting, B. Ngangom, Krishnappa R, Utpal De and Anup Das 2016. Evaluation of Maize Cultivars for their Suitability under Organic Production System in North Eastern Hill Region of India. Indian Journal of Hill Farming. 29(2):19-24
  41. Jayanta Layek, Anup Das, Arup Ghosh, Dibyendu Sarkar, Ramkrushna Gandhiji Idapuganti, Juri Boragohain, Gulab Singh Yadav, Rattan Lal. 2017. Foliar Application of Seaweed Sap Enhances Growth, Yield and Quality of Maize in Eastern Himalayas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section B: Biological Sci. DOI 10.1007/s40011-017-0929-x
  42. Santanu Das, Anup Das, Ramkrushna GI, Jayanta Layek, and Samik Chowdhury 2016. Growth and Physiology of Groundnut as Influenced by Micronutrients and Liming in Acid Soil of North East India. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 29(2):40-47 (NAAS rating 4.39)
Research Papers
  1. Layek J, Das A, Ramkrushna GI, Hazarika S, Krishnappa R, Dey U, Deshmukh N, Mohapatra KP, Ravishankar N, Panwar AS, Prakash N and Kandpal BK. 2020. Integrated Organic Farming System (IOFS): A Success Story of Technology Demonstration in Cluster Approach. ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill (NEH) Region, Umiam-793 103, Meghalaya, India, pp.106
  2. Das. A., Layek, J., Babu, S., Ramkrushna, G.I., Baiswar, P., Krishnappa, R., Devi, M.T., Kumar, M. and Prakash, N. 2019. Package of practices for organic production of important crops in NEH Region of India. ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill (NEH) Region, Umiam – 793 103, Meghalaya, India, pp. 228.
  3. Anup Das, KP Mohapatra, SV Ngachan, AS Panwar, DJ Rajkhowa, Ramkrushna GI and Jayanta Layek. Conservation Agriculture for Advancing Food Security in Changing Climate. 2018. Vol. 1. Today & Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi - 110 002, India, pp. 1-468.
  4. Anup Das, KP Mohapatra, SV Ngachan, AS Panwar, DJ Rajkhowa, Ramkrushna GI and Jayanta Layek. Conservation Agriculture for Advancing Food Security in Changing Climate. 2018. Vol. 2. Today & Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers, New Delhi - 110 002, India, pp. 469-813.
  5. Kadirvel, G., Choudhury, B.U., Ghatak, S., Layek, J., Milton, AAP and Panwar, S. 2021. Status Report and Agenda Notes XXV Regional Committee Meeting–Zone III. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya, pp-187.
  6. K. Sethy, D. Chakraborty, R S. Rolling Anal, V. K. Verma, D. M. Firake, Jayanta Layek. 2021. CLIMATE BASED AGRO-ADVISORIES FOR MEGHALAYA under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) PME Publication no.: ICARNEH-ML-BK-2021-10