Dr. A.K. Srivastava, having received his M.Sc.(Ag) and Ph.D in Soil Science from world famous Banaras Hindu University, in 1984 and 1988, respectively, is currently perched as Principal Scientist (Soil Science) at Central Citrus Research Institute (Formerly, National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He has extensively pursued research work on different aspects of citrus nutrition like nutrient constraints analysis of citrus orchards by developing DRIS-based soil-plant nutrient diagnostics, orchard efficiency modelling, targeted yield-based site specific nutrient management exploiting spatial variability in soil fertility, citrus rhizosphere specific microbial consortium and soil carbon loading, INM module, fertigation scheduling, nutrient mapping using geospatial tools, nutrient dynamic studies, transformation of soil microbial biomass nutrients within citrus rhizosphere and soil fertility map as decision support tool for fertilizer recommendation. Handled 30 projects and 13 Principal Investigator and 17 projects as Co-Principal Investigator, exclusively on FRUIT NUTRITION
Awards : Credited with large of publications including 140 Research Papers (87papers in Indian Journals and 53 papers in Foreign Journals) and 47 Policy Review Papers (32 in Indian Journals and 15 in Foreign Journals) , 96InvitedLead/Keynotelectures and 269 abstracts in Seminar/Symposium/Conference.He is the recipient of Awards like S.N.Ranade Award for Excellence in Micronutrient Research, FAI Silver Jubilee Award, International Plant Nutrition Institute-FAI Award, NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose Award for Excellence, National Magnum Foundation Award for Excellence,DhirubhaiMorarji award, B.L.Jain Award, World Aqua Foundation Award, etc. in addition of biography highlighted in two world famous biographical compilations.
Academic Fellowships : Life Member of as many as 30 Academic Societies besides Honorary Member of World Association of Soil and Water Conservationists. Author of books like Citrus: Soil and Climate, Citrus Nutrition published by IBDC, Lucknow and Editor of book entitled Advances in Citrus Nutrition by Springer-Verlag, Netherlands. Inducted as Fellow of 10 Professional Academic Societies (Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, National Environmental Science Academy, Environmental Research Academy, Indian Society of Citriculture, Indian Society of Soil Science, Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists, Confederation of Horticultural Associations of India, GraminVikas Society and National Academy of Biological Sciences).
Editorial Assignments : Editor-in-Chief of Research Journal on Earth Sciences and International Journal of Horticultural and Crop Science Research, Current Horticulture; Honorary Editor, Agricultural Science Digest; Executive Editor, Agritechnology; Regional Editor of International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment; Associate Editor of Agronomy Journal, and Advances in Horticultural Science and Member ofEditorial Board of some prestigious peer reviewed journals like Journal of Plant Nutrition, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (Taylor & Francis, USA), Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science , and Associate Editor , Agronomy Journal to name a few and 9 Indian journals. Regular Paper Setter on advance courses on Soil Fertility and Soil Chemistry across 6 Agricultural Universities in India. He is Member of the Management Committee of two ICAR based organizations, NRC on Seed Spices, Ajmer, Rajasthan and NRC on Pomegranate, Solapur, Maharashtra, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and Technical Advisory Committee, Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland, India. Panel Member of Committee Constituted by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi for Codex Standards for Organic Farming and Integrated Nutrient Management.Adjunct Faculty of three agricultural universities.
Invited as Citrus Expert by Govt. of Nepal in 1999 under Indo-Nepal MOU, Keynote Speaker in World Citrus Congress held at Wuhan, China in 2008 and Invited Resource Person for Soil-Plant Interaction Workshop in 2018 at Huazhong Agricultural University (Wuhan) and Yangtze University (Jingzhou), China.