BK Singh

Dr. Binod Kumar Singh, Senior Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Vegetable Breeding (Cole crops, Root & Leafy vegetables)
Email ID: bksinghkushinagar@yahoo.co.in
binod.singh@icar.gov.in
M.Sc: Vegetable Science, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
PhD: Vegetable Science, ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi
Post Doc (if any): Post Doc (if any)
Joining date in ICAR : 
1998-10-09 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Singh BK, Koley TK, Maurya A, Singh PM and Singh B. 2018. Phytochemical and antioxidative potential of orange, red, yellow, rainbow and black coloured tropical carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus Schubl. & Martens). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 24(5): 899-907, DOI 10.1007/s12298-018-0574-8.

  2. Singh BK, Singh B and Singh PM. 2017. VRKALE-1: a tropical kale, first of its kind in the world. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 64(2): 437-440.

  3. Singh BK, Ramakrishna Y and Ngachan SV. 2014. Spiny coriander (Eryngium foetidum L.): A commonly used, neglected spicing-culinary herb of Mizoram, India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61 (6): 1085-1090, DOI 10.1007/s10722-014-0130-5.

  4. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2012. Genetic combining ability for concentration of mineral elements in cabbage head (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.). Euphytica 184 (2): 265-273 DOI 10.1007/s10681-011-0598-4.

  5. Singh A, Singh BK, Deka BC, Sanwal SK, Patel RK and Verma MR. 2011. The genetic variability, inheritance and inter-relationships of ascorbic acid, β-carotene, phenol and anthocyanin content in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.). Scientia Horticulturae 129 (1): 86-90.

  6. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2010. Heterosis for superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and catalase enzymes in the heads of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L). Journal of Genetics 89 (2): 217-221.

  7. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2010. Antioxidant enzymes in cabbage: Variability and inheritance of superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and catalase. Scientia Horticulturae 124 (1): 9-13.

  8. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2010. Variation in mineral concentrations among cultivars and germplasms of cabbage. Journal of Plant Nutrition 33 (1): 95-104.

  9. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2009. Combining ability for superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and catalase enzymes in cabbage head (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L). Scientia Horticulturae122 (2): 195-199.

  10. Singh BK, Sharma SR and Singh B. 2009. Heterosis for mineral elements in single cross-hybrids of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L). Scientia Horticulturae 122 (1): 32-36.

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Cauliflower: Developed varieties/CMS lines/Hybrids curding at 20-30 °C temp such as Kashi Gobhi-25 (Kataki maturity, 24-26 °C); and CMS lines [VRCF-41 (28-30 °C), VRCF-131 & VRCF-132 (24-26 °C), VRCF-110 (22-25 °C) and VRCF-212 (20-23 °C)].
  2. Radish: Varieties such as Kashi Lohit (Red root); Kashi Mooli-40; Kashi Aardra (Humid region); CMS lines [VRRAD-201 or INGR20032, VRRAD-41 & VRRAD-198 (Sinuate), and VRRAD-12 or INGR21220 & VRRAD-11 (Lyrate)]; and CMS-based hybrid (Kashi Rituraj).
  3. Carrot: Varieties such as Kashi Arun (Red root); Kashi Krishna (Black root); and CMS lines [VRCAR-211 & VRCAR-214 (Red carrot), VRCAR-252 or INGR22088 (Black carrot) & VRCAR-291 (Rainbow carrot)].
  4. Leafy vegetables: Bathua or leafy chenopod [Kashi Bathua-2 (Green leaf); Kashi Bathua-4 (Purplish-green leaf)]; Spinach beet or Palak (Kashi Baramasi or VRPLK-2 or INGR22086); Basella or Poi [Kashi Poi-1; Kashi Poi-2; Kashi Poi-3].
  5. French bean: Kashi Rajhans (Thin pod, White seed); Kashi Baingani (Purple pod, pole type); Zorin bean (Mizoram state); Kashi Agrim (Early). Tropical kale (Kashi Kale-1 or INGR20035)
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. Best Scientist Award (2020-21), ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi, UP
  2. Chief Editor, Vegetable Science (2022-.....)
  3. Fellow of Indian Society of Vegetable Science (ISVS), Varanasi, UP
  4. Junior Research Fellowship, ICAR, New Delhi
  5. Editor, Vegetable Science (2021-22)