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    2410, Associate Professor, Agrotechnology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

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    pro.shanto@yahoo.com

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Dr. Prosanta Kumar Dash

Associate Professor

Research Interest:

Stress physiology, sustainable agriculture, and post-harvest management and physiology of horticultural crops.

Education


Degree  Name

University NameYearClass/Position/Grade
Ph.D. (Horticultural Sciences)Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL-32611, USA
2015-2019First Class
Master of Science (Horticulture)Bangladesh Agricultural University, Department of Horticulture, Mymensingh-2202, BD
2010-2011First Class First (3.87)
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Life Science School, Khulna-9208, BD
2005-2009First Class Second (3.82)

Bio

Dr. Dash began his job career serving as a Lecturer from 2012 to 2014  and Assistant Professor from 2014 to 2019 in the Agrotechnology Discipline of Life Science School at Khulna University in Bangladesh and continued as an Associate Professor from 2019 to present. His main responsibilities are teaching and research. Dr. Dash hopes to help build the foundation for a thriving public and private small fruits industry in Bangladesh,  both to improve the lives of farmers and to increase the total GDP and thus the stability and well-being of the entire nation of Bangladesh. His dream to be part of that by developing himself and staying apprised of all the recent developments in agricultural technology, and by setting up local and national problem-oriented research and extension.

Experiences

Technical skill

Well experienced in Tissue Culture, Physico- Chemical analysis, Stress management technology, Modern irrigation systems. Good skill in experimental design and data analysis with R, SAS, MSTAT- C and SPSS and SAS JMP programs.  Good expertise in LICOR photosynthesis machine LI 6400XT.

Teaching experience

Lecturer: 2012-2014

Assistant Professor: 2014 to 2019

Associate Professor: 2019 to present 

Project experience

* Research Associate of Trellis Fund Round 6 in Ghana, Horticulture Innovation Lab., UC Davis, USA Funded Research Work “Enhancing Vegetable Productivity through Effective Irrigation and Transplanting techniques”.

Research Assistant of Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) USA Funded Research Work “Eliminating Sprinkler Irrigation Use in Strawberry Transplants Establishment”.

* Co- Investigator of Ministry of Education (MOE) Funded Research Work “Optimization of the Conditions for Mass In vitro Clonal Propagation of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)”.

* Co-Investigator of Khulna University Research Cell Funded Research Work “ Effect of In vitro microprooagation of Orchid( Dendrobium sp.)”.

Training attended 

* 3-days’ training on Module II: Teaching, Learning and Assessment ( CETL, Khulna University).

* 4-days’ training on Horticulture Research for Development with Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture ( Washington DC, USA).

* 7-days’ training on Expanding Your Role: Linking Science and Policy for BHEARD ( Washington DC, USA).

* 2-days’ training on Curriculum and Learning Assessment ( HEQEP, Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, BD).

 

* 2-days’ training on Self-Assessment and Academic Quality ( HEQEP, Agrotechnology and Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, KU, BD).

* 2-days’ training on Land Administration ( URP Discipline, KU, BD).

 

* 5-days’ training on Teaching Methodology ( Khulna University Research Cell, KU, BD).

 



List of Presentation in Seminars/Symposium

i. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Horticulture Research for Development “Enhancing Vegetable Productivity through Effective Irrigation and Transplanting Technique” (Washington, D.C., USA, March 26, 2019).

ii. Oral presentation at the International Conference organized by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences “A Cropping System Design for Improving Early Yield and Water Conservation and its Economic Effect” (Washington Hilton, Washington DC., 20009, USA, August 2, 2018).

iii. Oral presentation at the International collaborative Research workshop on “Drip Irrigation System: A Tool to Save Water” (University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa, May 11, 2018).

iv. Oral presentation at Central Florida Crop Nutrient and Irrigation Management Field day “Mitigating Heat Stress During Early-Season Establishment of Strawberry Pug Transplants” (GCREC, UF, Florida, USA, April 25, 2018).

v. Oral presentation at the International Conference organized by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences “Optimization of Heat Stress Mitigation Measures for Strawberry Plug Transplant Establishment” (Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, September 20, 2017).


vi. Poster presentation at the International Conference organized by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences “Abscisic acid and Kaolin for Heat Stress Mitigation during Strawberry Plug Transplant Establishment” (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 9, 2016).

vii. Oral presentation at a seminar on “Methods of Alleviating Heat Stress during Early Season Establishment of Strawberry Plug Transplants” (Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, FL 32611, USA, November 12, 2015).


Professional Membership 

1. American Society of Horticultural Sciences(ASHS).

2. Member of Florida State Horticultural Society (FSHS)

3. Life member of Krishibid (Agriculturist) Institution of Bangladesh.

4. Former Executive Editor- South Asian Journal of Agriculture (SAJA).


Honors and Awards

* Khulna University Merit Scholarship, BD (2005-2009).

* Bangladesh Agricultural University Merit Scholarship, BD (2010-2011).

* National Science and Technology (NST) Scholarship 2011, Ministry of Science and Technology, BD.

* VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship (Molecular Biology) in Belgium (2015).

* Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Scholarship, USA (2015-2019).

* Travel grant award for ASHS conference 2017, USA.

* Bobby F. Mcknown scholarship for 2017-2018 academic year from College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), University of Florida, USA.

* Trellis Fund Fellowship- 2018, Horticultural Innovation Lab, UC Davis, USA.

* Outstanding Academic Achievement Award- 2015, 2016 and 2017, University of Florida International Centre, USA.

* Trellis Fund Supplementary Scholarship- 2018, Horticultural Innovation Lab, UC Davis, USA.


 




 



 

Publication

Abstracts

1. Dash, P. K., Chase, C. A., Agehara, S., Zotarelli, L. and Guan, Z. 2018. A Cropping System Design for Improving Early Yield and Water Conservation and its Economic Effect. American Society of Horticultural Sciences Conference 2018, abstract, pub. August 2, 2018.

2. Dash, P. K., Chase, C. A., Agehara, S., Zotarelli, L. and Guan, Z. 2016. Alleviating Heat Stress during Early-Season Establishment of Containerized Strawberry Transplants. American Society of Horticultural Sciences Conference 2017, abstract, pub. October 10, 2017.

3. Dash, P. K., Chase, C. A., Agehara, S., Zotarelli, L. and Guan, Z. 2016. Abscisic acid and Kaolin for Heat Stress Mitigation during Strawberry Plug Transplant Establishment. American Society of Horticultural Sciences Conference 2016, abstract, pub. August 10, 2016.

Full Published Papers

1. S. M. Noor-Ullah, Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2018. Effect of Salinity Stress on the Germination, Growth and Development of Beet Roots. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 14(1): 1-8.

2. Das, A., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2018. Performance of Indian Spinach under Different Combinations of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 14(1): 19-28.

3. Dash, P. K., Chase, C. A., Agehara, S. and Zotarelli, L. 2017. Optimization of Heat Stress Mitigation Measures for Strawberry Plug Transplant Establishment. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 130(19): 132-136.

4. Islam, M. M, Mamun, A. A.,  Dash, P. K. and   Jahan, S. I. 2017. An In Vitro Protocol for High Frequency Plant Regeneration from Cotyledonary Nodes of Gerbera jamesonii L. American Journal of Engineering & Natural Sciences, 1(3):1-5.

5. Islam, M. M.,  Mamun, A. A., Dash, P. K.,  Islam, M. R. and Khanam, S. 2017. A Protocol for Rapid Multiplication of Gerbera jamesonii L.- A Popular Cut Flower through Organogenesis. IJRDO-Journal of Agriculture and Research 3(8): 51-56.

6. Islam, M. M., Mamun, A. A., Dash, P. K., Kundu, R. R. and Akter J. 2017. A Sustainable Technique of Rapid Multiplication of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii L.)- Using In Vitro Seed Culture. International Journal of Current Research, 9(8): 55326-55329.

7. Talukder, M. I., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2015. Physico-chemical Characteristic and Antioxidant Assey of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) germplasm available in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioscience, 6(9): 26-33.

8. Biswas, A. K., Mannan, M. A. and Dash, P. K. 2016. Germination, Growth, and Yield Response of Kholrabi, Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes L. to NaCl Induced Salinity Stress. Journal of Bioscience and Biocommunications, 2(1): 81-89.

9. Adhikary, B., Dash, P. K., Sajib, K., and Mannan, M. A. 2016. Yield Response of Tomato under Different combination of Manures and Fertilizers. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 9(1): 6-16.

10. Dash, P. K., Zohra, F. T. and Mannan, M. A. 2015. Evaluation of Some Indigenous Leafy Vegetables of Bangladesh by Physico-Chemical Characterization. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 6(1&2): 177-185.

11. Sarker, S., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2015. Physical Characteristic and Antioxidant Assey of Bael (Aegle marmelose) germplasm available in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. Journal of Biodiversity and environmental Sciences, 6(2): 390-397.

12. Talukder, M. I., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2015. Physico-chemical Characteristic and Antioxidant Assey of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) germplasm available in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioscience, 6(9): 26-33.

13. Sahib, K., Dash, P. K., Adhikary, B. and Mannan, M. A. Yield Performance of Cabbage under Different Combinations of Manures and Fertilizers. IDOSI World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 11(6): 411-422.







14. Dash, P. K., Akhtar, A. and Mannan, M. A. 2014. Physico-chemical characterization and product development from turmeric (Curcuma longa) germplasm available in south western region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioscience, 4(1): 484-494.

15. Dash, P. K., Sharmin, A. and Mannan, M. A. 2015. Assessment of Physical Characteristics and Antioxidant Content of Carrot Available in South Western region of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 6(1&2): 111-116.

16. Dash, P. K., Jahan M. and Mannan M. A. 2015. Physico-Chemical Characterization of Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Germplasm Available in South Western Region of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 11(2): 1-6.

17. Ali, M. H., Dash, P. K., Islam, M. M., Ahmed, M. and Mondal, T. 2014. Effect of NPK Spray Formulation on Growth of Two Cultivars of Orchid (Mokora sp.). IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7(5): 31-42.

18. Mondal, T., Dash, P. K., Ahmed, M. Islam, M. M. and Ali, M. H. 2014. Growth Performance of Orchid as Influenced by Different NPK Concentration (Dendrobium sp.). International Journal of Bioscience, 4(7): 15-27.

19. Goash, P., Dash, P. K., Sarker, R. and Mannan, M. A. 2014. Effect of salinity on germination, growth and yield of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) varieties. International Journal of Bioscience, 5(1): 37-48.

20. Akther, J. Kabir, M. Y., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2014. Physico-chemical characterization of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) germplasm available in south western region of Bangladesh. Journal of Biodiversity and environmental Sciences, 5(4): 287-300.

21. Islam, M. S., Das, S., Islam, K. S., Rahaman, A., Huda, M. N. and Dash, P. K. 2013. Evaluation of different insecticides and botanical extracts against yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas in rice field. International Journal of Bioscience, 3(10): 117-125.

22. Akhtar, A., Dash, P. K. and Mannan, M. A. 2013. Physico-chemical characterization and product development from giner (Zingiber officinalis) germplasm available in south western region of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 5(6): 53-62.

23. Dash, P. K., Rabanni, M. G. and Mondal, F. M. 2013. Effect of variety and planting date on the growth and yield of okra.  International Journal of Bioscience, 3(9): 123-131.













24. Dash,P. K., Das, S., Das, B. and Mannan, M. A.   2013. Performance of High Yielding Rice Varieties of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. 11 (1& 2) and 12 (1& 2): 95-102. 

25. Dash, P. K., Das, S., Rabanni, M. G. and Mondal, F. M. 2013. Effect of variety and spacing on the growth and yield of okra.  Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 9(2): 07-13.

26. Das, S., Dash, P. K., Ali, M. R. and Mannan, M. A. 2013. Infestation patterns of the coconut mite (Eriophyes guerreronis keifer) and resulting yield loss in the south western region of Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioscience, 3(7): 132-147.

27. B. Roy, Dash, P. K., Mannan, M. A. and Sultana, S. 2012. Physico-chemical characterization of some selected hilly citrus (Citrus spp.) fruits of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 5(1&2): 135-142.

Booklets

1. Kumi, F., Dash, P. K., Von, F. A. and Inkoom, E. W. 2018. Training manual on drip irrigation system. Horticulture Innovation Lab., UC Davis, USA, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1-4.

2. Kumi, F., Dash, P. K., Von, F. A. and Inkoom, E. W. 2018. Seedling production system in cell tray training manual.Horticulture Innovation Lab., UC Davis, USA, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1-5.