Prosanta Kumar Dash
Stress physiology, sustainable agriculture, and post-harvest management and physiology of horticultural crops.
*Ph.D. in Hoticultural Sciences ( on going), Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL-32611, USA
* MS in Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Department of Horticulture, Mymensingh-2202, BD
* B. Sc. Ag. (Hons), Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Life Science School, Khulna-9208, BD
Mr. Dash began his job career serving as a Lecturer from 2012 to 2014 in the Agrotechnology Discipline of Life Science School at Khulna University in Bangladesh, and continued as an Assistant Professor from 2014 to present. His main responsibilities are teaching and research. Mr. Dash hope 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 develop himself and staying apprised of all the recent developments in agricultural technology, and by setting up local and national problem oriented research and extension.
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.
Assistant Professor: 2014 to present
* 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.)”.
* 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).
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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.