Jiban Shrestha

 Curriculum Vitae

Jiban Shrestha, Scientist (Plant Breeding & Genetics)

Nepal Agricultural Research Council

National Commercial Agriculture Research Program,

Pakhribas, Dhankuta, Nepal

Phone:+977-026-405098, Cell Phone: +9779808037472
Fax: +977-026-405098

Email: jibshrestha@gmail.com, jibanshrestha@narc.gov.np

Employment

Since Aug. 2018: Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics) at National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhankuta under Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Singhdarbar Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sept. 2017 to Aug. 2018: National Coordinator at National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhankuta under Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), SinghdarbarPlaza,Kathmandu, Nepal
June 2010 to Sept. 2017:

Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics) at National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan under Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Singhdarbar Plaza,Kathmandu, Nepal

Aug. 2009 to April 2010: Project Officer at Support Activities for Poor Producers of Nepal (SAPPROS) under Education for Income Generation in Nepal Program funded by USAID/Winrock Int’l Institute for Agriculture Development, based in Humla

Education

2005-2007

 

 

M.Sc. Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan, 2007 (Grade: First division).

Major Courses: Technical writing, Bio-chemistry, Statistics, Crop physiology, Crop Science, Crop Production, Plant Breeding.

1999-2002

 

 

B.Sc. Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, 2002. (Grade: First division).

Major Courses: Plant Breeding, Economics, Agronomy, Plant protection, Biotechnology, Entomology.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities

Research Projects

2011-2013

Development  of  maize  varieties  for  mid  hills of  Nepal

2011-2013 Development of maize varieties for Karnali region of Nepal
2011-2016 Development and evaluation of maize hybrids
2011-2017 Development of QPM varieties for terai and mid-hills of Nepal
2011-2014 Maintenance of prerelease early maize varieties suitable for terai and mid hill of Nepal: Special project (HMRP/CIMMYT).

2017-Present

 

 

 

Tea technology development and dissemination in Nepal

Improvement and dissemination of large cardamom production technology

Farm management projects

Collaborative research activities: Conservation agriculture, nutrient management, inbred development and breeding for abiotic stress and collaborative research on many projects.

Advisory Functions

2017-2018

 

Precision Evaluation of Maize Hybrids Through Photosynthetic and Flowering Traits. Susmita Kafle.  M. Sc. Ag. Thesis submitted to Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Kritipur, Kathmandu (Student: Susmita Kafle)

2016-2017

 

Evaluation of Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines under Heat Stress and Normal Condition. Manoj Kandel, M.Sc. Ag student (Plant Breeding), Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

2016-2017

 

Agro-morphological Characterization of Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines.  Jharana Upadhayaya. M.Sc. Ag student (Plant Breeding), Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

2015-2017

 

Heterosis studies in single cross hybrids of maize. Hari Sharma, M.Sc. Ag student (Plant Breeding), Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

Other advisory functions

  1. Genetic varience,character association and diversity analysis of normal irrigated rice, 2017-2018: Jarpan Bhujel, B.Sc. Ag student, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, lamjung Campus, Sundar Bazar, Lamjung, Nepal.
  2. Comparative evaluation of drought tolerance at seedling stage in different maize hybrids, 2017-2018: Pratikshya Silwal, B.Sc. Ag student, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, lamjung Campus, Sundar Bazar, Lamjung, Nepal.
  3. Effect of sowing dates on grain yield and other agronomic traits on maize inbred lines, 2015-2016: Kamal Bhusal, B.Sc. Ag student, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, lamjung Campus, Sundar Bazar, Lamjung, Nepal.
  4. Evaluation of maize genotypes for quantitative traits. 2016. Madan Paudel, B.Sc. Ag student (Plant Breeding), Purbanchal University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nepal Polytecnic Institute, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  5. Evaluating maize genotypes for winter planting in inner-terai condition in Nepal, 2016-2017: Ashik BK, B.Sc. Ag student, Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, lamjung Campus, Sundar Bazar, Lamjung, Nepal.
  6. Agromorphological characterization of maize genotypes, 2015-2016: Krishna Kandel, Narendra Prasad Sah, Pradip Kandel, Phatta Bahadur Baruwal, Rajan Dhakal, B.Sc. Ag students, Department of Plant Breeding, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur,Chitwan, Nepal.

Publications

Summary of Scientific Publications

Publication Category Number
Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Other publications in journals (non peer-reviewed)

80

4

Publications in peer-reviewed journals (in progress) 20
Conference papers 10
Scientific abstracts 16
Scientific reports 18
Magazine articles 11
Extension articles 3
Book 4
Book chapter 1
Book under publication 3
Career total 170

Publications in peer-reviewed journals (total=80)

  1. Acharya, N. R., Shrestha, J., Sharma, S., & Lama, G. B. (2015). Study on effect of supplementary irrigation on rainfed chickpea (cicer arietinum L.). International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(3), 431-433.
  2. Adhikari, B. N., Pokhrel, B. B., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Evaluation and development of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) genotypes for cultivation in high hills of Nepal. Farming and Management, 3(1), 37-46.
  3. Adhikari, P., Baral, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Maize response to time of nitrogen application and planting seasons. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 83-93.
  4. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., Shrestha, J. & Kunwar, C. B. (2012). Economics of fertilizer use in different maize (Zea mays) genotypes in Chitwan valley, Nepal. Journal of Plant Breeding, 7, 14-21.
  5. Adhikary, B. H., Shrestha, J. & Baral, B. R. (2011). Efficacy of azotobactor in maize production in acid soils. Journal of Plant Breeding, 6, 36-41.
  6. Aryal, L., Shrestha, S. M, Bhandari, D., & Shrestha, J. (2016). In-vitro test for seed borne incidence of wheat genotypes to Bipolaris sorokiniana at Chitwan, Nepal. International Journal of Global Science Research, 3(6), 362-370.
  7. Baral, B. R., Adhikari, P., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Growth and yield response of hybrid maize (Zea mays L.) to phosphorus levels in sandy loam soil of Chitwan Valley, Nepal. International Journal of Environment, 4(2), 147-156.
  8. Baral, B. R., Adhikari, P., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Productivity and Economics of Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) under different Fertilizer Doses in the Inner Terai Region of Nepal. Journal of AgriSearch, 3(1), 13-17.
  9. Bhandari, G., Ghimire, T. B., Kaduwal, S., Shrestha, J., & Acharya, R. (2017). Effects of storage structures and moisture contents on seed quality attributes of quality protein maize. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 3(1), 77-85.
  10. Bhandari, G., Regmi, R., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Effect of different diets on biology of Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) under laboratory condition in Chitwan, Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 2(4), 585-588.
  11. Bhujel, J., Sharma, S., Shrestha, J., & Bhattarai, A. (2018). Correlation and path coefficient analysis in normal irrigated rice (Oryza sativa L.). Farming and Management, 3(1), 19-22.
  12. Bhusal, K., Subedi, R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Effect of Sowing Dates on Growth and Grain yield of Maize Inbred Lines. Journal of Agri. Search, 3(4), 244-247.
  13. BK, A., Shrestha, J., & Subedi, R. (2018). Grain yield and yield attributing traits of maize genotypes under different planting dates. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2(2), 06-08.
  14. BK, S. B., Karki, T. B., Shrestha, J., & Adhikari, P. (2015). Productivity of Maize Genotypes under Different Planting Dates. Our Nature, 13(1), 45-49.
  15. BK, S.B., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Effect of Conservation Agriculture on Growth and Productivity of Maize (Zea mays) in Terai Region of Nepal. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(4), 168-175.
  16. Dhakal, B., Shrestha, K. P., Joshi, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2017). Evaluation of early maize genotypes for grain yield and agromorphological traits. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 3(1), 67-76.
  17. Dhami, N. B., Kandel, M., Gurung, S. B., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Agronomic performance and correlation analysis of finger millet genotypes (Elusine corocana L.). Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2(2), 16-18.
  18. Dhami, N. B., Kim, S. K., Paudel, A., Shrestha, J., & Rijal, T. R. (2015). A review on threat of gray leaf spot disease of maize in Asia. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 1(1), 71-85.
  19. Dhami, N. B., Kim, S. K., Paudel, A., Shrestha, J., & Rijal, T. R. (2015). A review on threat of gray leaf spot disease of maize in Asia. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 1(1), 71-85.
  20. Ghimire, S., Khanal, A., Kohar, G.R., Acharya, B., Basnet, A., Kandel, P., Subedi, B., Shrestha, J. and Dhakal, K., 2018. Variability and path coefficient analysis for yield attributing traits of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.). Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 5(1): 7-11.
  21. Joshi, B. K., Gurung, T. B., Shrestha, J., & Upreti, H. K. (2018). Writing a Research Paper for Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 4(28), 90-99.
  22. Kandel, M., Bastola, A., Sapkota, P., Chaudhary, O., Dhakal, P, & Shrestha, J. (2018). Analysis of genetic diversity among the different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genotypes. Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, 5(2), 180-185.
  23. Kandel, M., Ghimire, S. K., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Mechanisms of heat stress tolerance in maize. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 5(1), 20-27.
  24. Kandel, M., Ghimire, S. K., Ojha, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2017). Analysis of genetic diversity among the maize inbred lines (Zea mays L.) under heat stress condition. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 3(1), 86-97.
  25. Kandel, M.., Ghimire, S. K., Ojha, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Genetic diversity for heat tilerant related traits in maize inbred lines. Agricultura, 105(1-2), 23-34.
  26. Karki, T. B., Gadal, N., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Systems optimization through tillage and residue management and cropping system in maize based system. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(10), 990-1002.
  27. Karki, T. B., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Conservation agriculture: an eco-friendly system of weed management in field crops. International Journal of Environment, 3(4), 91-100.
  28. Karki, T. B., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Should we go for conservation agriculture in Nepal?. International Journal of Global Science Research, 2(4), 271-276.
  29. Karki, T. B., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Maize production under no-tillage system in Nepal. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 2, 13-17.
  30. Karki, T. B., Bk, S. B., Shrestha, J., & Yadav, J. (2015). Effects of tillage and planting geometry on the performance of maize hybrids. Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 13, 38-47.
  31. Karki, T. B., Gadal, N., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Studies on the conservation agriculture based practices under maize (Zea mays L.) based system in the hills of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 2(2), 185-192.
  32. Karki, T. B., Govind, K. C., Shrestha, J., & Jadav, J. P. (2015). Tillage and planting density affect the performance of maize hybrids in Chitwan, Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 1(1), 10-20.
  33. Karki, T. B., Shrestha, J., & Tripathi, M. P. (2014). Preface to Special Issue on Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification. World Journal of Agricultural Research 2.6A. DOI: 10.12691/wjar-2-6A-0.
  34. KC, G.., Karki, T. B., Shrestha, J., & Achhami, B. B. (2015). Status and prospects of maize research in Nepal. Journal of maize research and development, 1(1), 1-9.
  35. Kharel, L., Ghimire, S. K., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Evaluation of rice genotypes for its response to added fertility levels and induced drought tolerance during reproductive phase. Journal of AgriSearch, 5(1), 13-18.
  36. Koirala, K., Giri, Y., Rijal, T., Zaidi, P., Sadananda, A., & Shrestha, J. (2017). Evaluation of grain yield of heat stress resilient maize hybrids in Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 5(4), 511-522.
  37. Kunwar, C. B., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Evaluating Performance of Maize hybrids in Terai Region of Nepal. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(1), 22-25.
  38. Kunwar, C. B., Katuwal, R. B., Thapa, S., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Grain yield stability of early maize genotypes. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 94-99.
  39. Mahato, S., Bhuju, S., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Effect of Trichoderma viride as biofertilizer on growth and yield of wheat. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2(2), 01-05.
  40. Neupane, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Scenario of entomological research in legume crops in Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(3), 367-372.
  41. Neupane, S., Subedi, S., Thapa, R. B., GC, Y.D., Pokhrel, S., Regmi, P. P., & Shrestha J. (2016). Efficacy of biorational compounds against whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.) on blackgram (Vigna mungo L.). Journal of AgriSearch, 3(1), 34-39.
  42. Poudel, K., Prasai, H. K., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Micropropagation and Acclimatization of Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.). Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, 5(3), 231-235.
  43. Poudel, K., Sah, M. K., Mandal, J. L., & Shrestha, J. Response of pomegranate to indole butyric acid concentration for rooting of stem cuttings. Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 84.
  44. Prasai, H. K., Bhattarai, R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Varietal Improvement of Normal Season Irrigated Rice for Eastern Terai Region of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 4(4), 489-497.
  45. Prasai, H. K., Kushwaha, U. K. S., Joshi, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Performance evaluation of early maize genotypes in far western hills of Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 1(1), 106-111.
  46. Prasai, H. K., Sharma, S., Kushwaha, U. K. S., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Performance evaluation of maize genotypes in far western hills of Nepal. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 2(4), 87-90.
  47. Prasai, H. K., Sharma, S., Kushwaha, U. K. S., & Shrestha, J. Evaluation of Quality Protein Maize and Drought Tolerant Maize in Far Western Hills of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(3), 387-391.
  48. Prasai, H. K., Sharma, S., Kushwaha, UJS, Joshi, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Evaluation of grain legumes for yield and agronomic traits in far western hills of Nepal. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology, 4(1), 21-26.
  49. Prasai, H., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Evaluation of Wheat Genotypes in Far Western Hills of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(3), 417-422.
  50. Rijal, T. R., Govind, K. C., Koirala, K. B., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Evaluation of maize genotypes for Turcicum leaf blight (Exserohilum turcicum) in Terai and inner terai of Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 109-116.
  51. Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., Acharya, B., Dhami, N. B., Karki, A., Aryal, A., & Hamal, P. (2015). Evaluation of maize genotypes for resistance against gray leaf spot in hills of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 3(3), 504-512.
  52. Sah, R. P., Prasai, H. K., Shrestha, J., Talukder, M. H., Rahman, A. A., & Sah, R. B. (2018). Seasonal and Altitudinal Prevalence of Fascioliasis in Buffalo in Eastern Nepal. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 4(28), 48-53.
  53. Sharma, B. K., Sharma, S., Kandel, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Varietal evaluation of promising maize genotypes. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 5(4), 120-124.
  54. Sharma, H. P., Dhakal, K. H., Kharel, R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Estimation of heterosis in yield and yield attributing traits in single cross hybrids of maize. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 123-132.
  55. Sharma, H. P., Shrestha, J., Karki, S., Upadhyay, J., & Dhakal, Y. R. (2017). Agro-morphological performance of maize inbreds. Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 15, 112.
  56. Sharma, R., Shah, S. C., Adhikari, K. R. Shah, P., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Effects of Cattle Urine and FYM on Yield of Broccoli and Soil properties. Journal of AgriSearch, 3(3), 157-160.
  57. Shrestha, A., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Production, Problems and Decision Making Aspects of Maize Seed Producers in Banke District, Nepal. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 4(6), 212-216.
  58. Shrestha, J. (2013). Genotype by environment interaction and yield stability analysis of quality protein maize genotypes in Terai Region of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 1(2), 74-78.
  59. Shrestha, J. (2014). Morphological variation in maize inbred lines. International Journal of Environment, 3(2), 98-107.
  60. Shrestha, J. (2016). A review on sustainable agricultural intensification in Nepal. Int. J. Business, Social Sci. Res, 4(3), 152-156.
  61. Shrestha, J. (2016). Cluster Analysis of Maize Inbred Lines. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 2, 33-36.
  62. Shrestha, J. Evaluation of quality protein maize genotypes for grain yield in mid hill districts of Nepal. International Journal of Life Sciences, 10(1), 7-9.
  63. Shrestha, J., & Karki, T. B. (2014). Provitamin A Maize Development: A Strategy for Fighting against Malnutrition in Nepal. Our Nature, 12(1), 44-48.
  64. Shrestha, J., & Timsina, K. P. (2011). Agronomic Evaluation and Economic Analysis of Winter Maize under Different Plant Population and Nitrogen Rates in Chitwan, Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 9, 5-12.
  65. Shrestha, J., & Tripathi, M. P. (2015). Grain yield stability of quality protein maize genotypes across diverse environments of terai and mid hills in Nepal. International Journal of Agriculture System, 2(2), 113-118.
  66. Shrestha, J., Gurung, D. B., & Dhital, K. P. (2018). Agronomic performance of maize genotypes under high temperature condition. Farming and Management, 3(1), 23-29.
  67. Shrestha, J., Gurung, D. B., & Rijal, T. R. (2018). Standard heterosis for grain yield in maize hybrids. Farming and Management, 3(1), 30-36.
  68. Shrestha, J., Koirala, K., Katuwal, R., Dhami, N., Pokhrel, B., Ghimire, B., Prasai, H., Paudel, A., Pokhrel, K., & KC, G. (2015). Performance evaluation of quality protein maize genotypes across various maize production agro ecologies of Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 1(1), 21-27.
  69. Shrestha, J., Kunwar, C., Upadhyaya, J., Giri, M., Katuwal, R., Acharya, R., Gurung, S., Adhikari, B., Paudel, A., & Paneru, R. (2016). Genotype× environment interaction of quality protein maize grain yield in Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 66-73.
  70. Shrestha, J., T. R. Rijal, T. R., & Gurung, D. B. (2012). Productivity of maize under drought condition. Journal of Plant Breeding. 7, 60-64.
  71. Shrestha, J., T. R. Rijal, T. R., Gurung, D. B., & Kunwar, C. B. (2012). Development of high yielding quality protein maize genotypes. Journal of Plant Breeding, 7, 55-59.
  72. Shrestha, J., Yadav, D. N., Prasad amgain, L., & Sharma, J. P. (2018). Effects of nitrogen and plant density on maize (Zea mays L.) phenology and grain yield. Current Agriculture Research Journal, 6(2), 175-182.
  73. Shrestha, U., Amgain, L. P., Karki, T. B., Dahal, K. R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Effect of Sowing Dates and Maize Cultivars in Growth and Yield of Maize along with their Agro-Climatic Indices in Nawalparasi, Nepal. Journal of AgriSearch, 3(1), 57-62.
  74. Subedi, P., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Improving soil fertility through Azolla application in low land rice: A review. Azarian Journal of Agriculture, 2(2), 35-39.
  75. Subedi, S., Shrestha, S., Shrestha, A. K., Neupane, S., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Postharvest management of green mold of citrus with medicinal and aromatic plants. International Journal of graduate research and review, 2(1), 1-8.
  76. Thakur, P., Bhandari, G.S., & Shrestha, J. (2012). Relative susceptibility of maize genotypes to maize stem borer (Chilo partellus Swinhoe) under natural condition. Journal of Plant Breeding, 7, 48-54.
  77. Thakur, P., Bhandari, G., Shrestha, J., & Achhami, B. B. (2018). Effect planting dates and varieties on infestation of maize stem borer Chilo partellus (Swinhoe). International Journal of Applied Biology, 2(1).
  78. Thapa, D. B., Bhattachan, B. K., Subedi, S.,  Shrestha, J., Sah, S. K., & Marahatta, S. (2018). Growth and productivity of wheat as influenced by tillage methods, mulch and graded nitrogen levels in Chitwan, Nepal. International Journal of Global Science Research, 5(1):685-696.
  79. Tripathi, M. P., Shrestha, J., & Gurung, D. B. (2016). Performance evaluation of commercial maize hybrids across diverse Terai environments during the winter season in Nepal. Journal of Maize Research and Development, 2(1), 1-12.
  80. Tripathi, S. R., Shrestha, J., Ranjit, J. D., & Neupane, R. (2015). Study on climatic variation and its effect on vegetable type soybean genotypes at Khumaltar, Lalitpur in the last ten years. Turkish Journal of Agriculture-Food Science and Technology, 3(6), 484-490.

Other publications in journals (non peer-reviewed) (total=4)

  1. Adhikary, B. H., Shrestha, J., & Baral, B. R. (2010). Effects of micronutrients on growth and productivity of maize in acidic soil. International Research Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences, 1 (1), 8-15, 2010.
  2. Khadka, S., Nshimiyimana, J. B., Ngabonziza, T., Harerimana, A., Kandel, B. P., Nsabimana, A., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Performance evaluation of potato varieties under aeroponics conditions in Rwanda. World News of Natural Sciences, 19, 128-134.
  3. Pal, M. K., Kafle, K., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Efficacy of plant leaf extracts against mustard aphid Lipaphis erysimi (Kalt.) under field condition. World Scientific News, 105, 29-39.
  4. Shrestha, J., Gurung, D. B., Koirala, K. B., & Rijal, T. R. (2018). Evaluation of maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes for grain yield and agromorphological traits. World Scientific News, 103, 157-167.

 Publications in peer-reviewed journals (in progress) (total=20)

  1. Adhikari , M. P., Khanal, A., & Shrestha J. (2018). Effects of auxin and stem cutting position on sprouting and rooting of jatopa (Jatropha Curcas L.). SAARC Journal of Agriculture (under review).
  2. Chaudhary, A., Adhikari, B. B., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Response of drought tolerant rice genotypes to weed species in rainfed condition. Open Agriculture (Under review).
  3. Dhakal, R., Ghimire, R., Sapkota, M., Thapa, S., Bhatta, A. K., & Shrestha, J. (2018).Effects of different insecticides on cowpea aphid (Aphis craccivora Koch). International Journal of Global Science Research  (under review).
  4. Gurung, D. B., Bhandari, B, Shrestha, J., & Tripathi, M. P. (2018). Productivity of maize (Zea mays L.) as affected by varieties and sowing dates. International Journal of Applied Biology (under review).
  5. Kandel, B. P., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Characterization of rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm in Nepal. Farming and Management Journal (under review).
  6. Kandel, M., Ghimire, S. K.,  Ojha, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Correlation and path analysis for grain yield and its attributing traits of maize inbred lines (Zea mays L.) under heat stress condition. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences (under review).
  7. Kandel, M., Ghimire, S. K.,  Ojha, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Evaluation of heat stress tolerance indices in maize inbred lines. International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research (under review).
  8. Magar, M. M., Parajuli, A., Sakh,B. M.,  Shrestha, J., Koirala, K. B.,  Sah , B. P., & Dhital, S. P. (2018).  Effect of PEG induced drought stress on germination and Seedling traits of maize lines (Zea mays L.). Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (under review).
  9. Neupane, P., Shrestha, R. K., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Efficacy of fungicides against late blight of potato. Agriculutra (Under review).
  10. Pant, K. R., Ojha, B. R., Thapa, D. B., Kharel, R., Gautam, N. R., & Shrestha, J. (2018).Evaluation of biofortified spring wheat genotypes for agronomic traits, grain yield, grain zinc and iron concentrations. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. (Under review).
  11. Pariyar, K., Sharma, S. R., Rana, C. B., Chaudhary, A., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Conservation agriculture effects on production and economics of maize-wheat based cropping system under rainfed condition in Mid-western Nepal. SAARC Journal of Agriculture (under review).
  12. Pokhrel, T., Shrestha, R. K., Khanal, A., & Shrestha, J. (2018).Phosphorous effects on early growth on maize Maize (Zea mays L.) varieties in ultisols. Agriculutra (under review).
  13. Shrestha, J., Chaudhary, A., & Pokhrel, D (2018). Application of nitrogen fertilizer in maize: a review. Peruvian Journal of Agronomy (under review).
  14. Shrestha, J., Kunwar, C. B., & Bhandari, B. (2018). Response of mass selection in maize (Zea mays L.). Our Nature (under review).
  15. Shrestha, J., Subedi, S., & Pokhrel, D. (2018). Plant density and maize (Zea mays L.) plant: a review. Maize Journal (under review).
  16. Shrestha, J., Subedi, S., Poudel, K. & Tripathi, M. (2018). Risk of publication in worthless journals. European Science Editing (under review).
  17. Shrestha, J., Subedi, S., Poudel, K., & Shokai, B. (2018). Predatory journals: A threat in publication. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research (under review).
  18. Shrestha, S., Pandey, B., Joshi, N. R., Shrestha, J., & Timsina, K. P. (2018). “Entrepreneurial behavior of large cardamom growers: A case study in Lamjung district of Nepal. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics. (under review).
  19. Subedi, P., Sah, S. K., Marahattha, S., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Nitrogen use efficiency in dry direct seeded rice under LCC based nitrogen management. Oryza Journal (under review).
  20. Timsina, K. P., Gairhe, S., Koirala, P., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Investment on wheat research and effect: A case in Nepal. Agricultural Science and Technology (under review).

Papers presented at conferences (with peer review) (Total=10)

  1. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2014). Effect of nitrogen on grain production of hybrid maize (RML-4/NML-2) in the acid soil of Rampur, Chitwan. In: Proceeding of 4th SAS-N Convention, April 4-6, 2012, National Agriculture Research Institute Complex, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. P.71-78
  2. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., Shrestha, J., & Adhikary, R. (2015). Efficacy of Fertilization Levels and Genotypes on the Grain Yield of Winter Maize (Zea mays L) in the Acidic Soils of Chitwan Valley. In: Karki KB, BP Tripathi, R Manandhar, BH Adhikary and SP Vista. (eds) Proceedings of the Second National Soil Fertility Research Workshop, 24-25 March, 2015. Soil Science Division, NARC, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. Pp. 190-198.
  3. Adhikary, B. H., Shrestha, J., & Baral, B. R. (2014). Efficacy of organic fertilizers on maize (Zea mays L.) productivity in the acid soils of Rampur, Chitwan. In:Proceeding of 4th SAS-N Convention, April 4-6, 2012, National Agriculture Research Institute Complex, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. P.89-94
  4. Karki, T., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Tillage Affects the Soil Properties and Crop Yields. In: Karki KB, BP Tripathi, R Manandhar, BH Adhikary and SP Vista. (eds) Proceedings of the Second National Soil Fertility Research Workshop, 24-25 March, 2015. Soil Science Division, NARC, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. Pp. 432-438.
  5. Koirala, K. B., Gurung, D. B., Rijal, T. R., Sah, Y., Sah, M., Shrestha, J., & Chhetri, J. B. (2014). Evaluation of CIMMYT Hybrids and NMRP Developed Inbred Lines. Khadka YG, Y P Giri, B P Sah, B N Mahato, S P Khatiwada, M Bhatta, B K Chettri, A K Gautam, A R Ansari, J D Ranjit, D Gauchan, R Shrestha and B Sapkota (eds). 2014. Proceedings of the 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, held on 18 – 20th April 2013 at National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan. Volume: 2. Nepal Agricultural Research Council.pp 155-162.
  6. Koirala, K. B., Gurung, D. B., Kunwar, C. B., Tripathi, M., Pitambar, T., Bhandari, G., Bhandari, B., Shrestha, J., Karki, T. B., Dhital, K., Baral, B. R., Adhikari, P., Achhami, B. B., BK, S. B., Bhurer, K. P., Chaudhari, B. N., & Chhetri, J. B. (2014). Evaluation of Multinational Companies’ Maize Hybrids during Winter Season of 2010-2012. Khadka YG, Y P Giri, B P Sah, B N Mahato, S P Khatiwada, M Bhatta, B K Chettri, A K Gautam, A R Ansari, J D Ranjit, D Gauchan, R Shrestha and B Sapkota (eds). 2014. Proceedings of the 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, held on 18 – 20th April 2013 at National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan. Volume: 2. Nepal Agricultural Research Council.pp 163-167.
  7. Koirala, K. B., Gurung, D. B., Rijal, T. R., Bhandari, G., Sah, Y., Shrestha, J., & Chhetri, J. B. (2014). Hybrid Maize Research and Development in Nepal. Khadka YG, Y P Giri, B P Sah, B N Mahato, S P Khatiwada, M Bhatta, B K Chettri, A K Gautam, A R Ansari, J D Ranjit, D Gauchan, R Shrestha and B Sapkota (eds). 2014. Proceedings of the 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, held on 18 – 20th April 2013 at National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan. Volume: 2. Nepal Agricultural Research Council.pp 133-154.
  8. Paudel, D. C., Shrestha, J., Hamal, G. B., Aryal, A., Adhikary, B. H.,  Rijal, T. R., & Tripathi, M. P. (2012). On-farm evaluation of wheat genotypes at outreach sites of NMRP Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. In: Paudel MN and Kafle B (eds.), Proceeding of the 10th National Outreach Research Workshop 27-28 February, 2012, Outreach Research Division, NARC, Khumaltar.pp.54-61
  9. Shrestha, J., Paudel, D. C., Adhikary, B. H., Hamal, G. B, Aryal, A., Rijal, T. R., & Kunwar, C. B. (2012). Increasing maize productivity through participatory varietal selection. In: Paudel M. N. and Kafle B. (eds.), Proceeding of the 10th National Outreach Research Workshop 27-28 February, 2012, Outreach Research Division, NARC, Khumaltar.pp.41-46
  10. Shrestha, J., Paudel, D. C., Hamal, G. B., Aryal, A. P., Rijal, T. R., Adhikary, B. H., Upadhyay, I. P., & Tripathi, M. P. (2012). Participatory evaluation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes in command districts of NMRP, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. In: Paudel M. N. and Kafle B. (eds.), Proceeding of the 10th National Outreach Research Workshop 27-28 February, 2012, Outreach Research Division, NARC, Khumaltar.pp.47-53

Published Abstracts (with peer review) (Total=16)

  1. Acharya, B., Wagle, P., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Effect of Mother Rhizome Retrieval and SeedTreatment on Rhizome Rot and Yield of Ginger. NAPA First Biennial Conference 2018. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, May 26-27, 2018.
  2. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., Shrestha, J., Tripathi, M.,  Adhikary, R., & Kunwar, C. B. (2012). Response of maize varieties to varying rates of fertilizer and manure application. In: The Sixth National Conference on Science and Technology Abstracts, September 25-27, 2012 Kathmandu. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. P.26
  3. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., , & Adhikary, R. (2015). Efficacy of fertilization levels and genotypes on the grain yield of winter maize (Zea mays L.) in the acidic soils of Chitwan Valley. Proceeding of Workshop Abstracts. Second National Soil Fertility Research Workshop, March 24-25, 2015 held at National Agricultural Research Institute, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. Pp. 25
  4. Adhikary, B. H., Baral, B. R., Shrestha, J., Kunwar, C. B., & Adhikary, R. (2013). Enhancing maize (Zea mays ) productivity through soil acidity management practices in Chitwan valley. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.52
  5. Gurung, D. B., Shrestha, J., & Dhital, K. P. (2013). Evaluation of maize under high temperature condition. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.34
  6. Karki, T. B., KC, G., Bhandari, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Conservation Tillage Influenced the System Yields, Soil Properties and Economics of Maize based System in Terai, Nepal. Paper Submitted for oral presentation at the Fourth International Agronomy Congress to be held during 222-26, November, 2016 at Pusa, New Delhi, India.
  7. Karki, T. B., Shrestha, J., & Chalise, D. (2016). Performance of maize-wheat cropping system as affected by tillage methods, residue levels and maize- soybean intercropping in Terai, Nepal.The 7th National Conference on Science and Technology, Abstracts, March 29-31, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal. P.15
  8. Karki, T., & Shrestha, J. (2015). Tillage affects the soil properties and crop yields. Proceedings of Workshop Abstracts. Second National Soil Fertility Research Workshop, March 24-25, 2015 held at National Agricultural Research Institute, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. Pp. 49
  9. Koirala, K. B., Gurung, D. B., Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, B. (2013). Evaluation of CIMMYT Hybrids and NMRP developed Inbred Lines. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.36
  10. Koirala, K. B., Gurung, D. B., Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., Tripathi, M. P., & Chhetri, J. B. (2013). Hybrid Maize Research and Development in Nepal. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.35
  11. Koirala, K. B.,Gurung, D. B.,Rijal, T. R., & Shrestha, J. (2013). Identifying High Yielding Maize Genotypes for Karnali Region of Nepal. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop,Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.23
  12. Kunwar, C. B., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Grain yield stability of early maize genotypes in Nepal.The 7th National Conference on Science and Technology, Abstracts, March 29-31, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal. p. 245.
  13. Kunwar, C. B., Bhurer, K. P., Paudel, S. P., Chhetri, J. B., & Shrestha, J. (2013). Research on early and extra early maturing maize varieties for terai, inner terai and hills of Nepal. In:27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.35
  14. Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., Koirala, K. B., Katuwal, R. B., Thapa, S., Dhami, N. B., Paudel, A., & Dhakal, J. (2013). Early Maize Varieties Improvement and Development for the Hills of Nepal. In: 27 th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.37
  15. Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., Koirala, K. B., Katuwal, R. B., Thapa, S., Dhami, N.B., Pokhrel, A., Dhakal, J., & Poudel, A. (2013). Full Season Maize Varieties Research and Development for Food Security and Better Livelihood of Nepalese Hill Farmers. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.23
  16. Shrestha, J., Rijal, T. R., Koirala, K. B., & Kunwar, C. B. (2013). Identifying high yielding quality protein maize genotypes for hill districts of Nepal. In: 27th National Summer Crops Workshop, Program and Abstracts, 18-20th April, 2013, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.23

Books (Total=4)

  1. Bhusal, K., Subedi, R., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Maize inbred lines at different sowing dates: Effect of sowing dates on grain yield and other agronomic traits on maize inbred lines. ISBN-10: 3659892130, ISBN-13: 978-3659892134, Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., Saarbrucken, Germany.
  2. Kandel, K., Kandel, P., & Shrestha, J. (2016). Agro-morphological characterization of promising maize genotype. ISBN-10: 3659896039, ISBN-13: 978-3659896033, Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., Saarbrucken, Germany.
  3. Shrestha, J. (2015). Growth and Productivity of Winter Maize (Zea mays) Under Different Levels of Nitrogen and Plant Population. ISBN-10: 1612334407, ISBN-13: 9781612334400. Dissertation.com, Boca Raton, USA.
  4. Shrestha, J. (2015). Plant Breeding and Genetics. ISBN-13: 978-3-659-77215-3, ISBN-10: 3659772151, EAN: 9783659772153. Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., Saarbrucken, Germany.

Books Chapters (total=1)

  1. Tiwari, K. R., Bhandari, H. S., Thapa, D., Shrestha, J., & Panthee, D. (2017). Improvement in Cereal Crop Production for Food Sufficiency. In book titled” Sustainable, Sufficient, Safe and Healthy Food in Nepal: Principles and Practices of Food Security”. Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals in Americas (NAPA), USA

Book under Publication (total=3)

  1. Kandel, M., Ghimire, S.K., Ojha, B. R., & Shrestha, J. (2018). Evaluation of maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines under heat stress and normal condition. GRIN Publishing, Munich, Germany.
  2. Shrestha, J., Pokhrel, D., Prasai, H. K., Yadav, M. P.,  Timsina, K. P., Shrestha, K., & Poudel, K. (2018).Large cardamom farming in Nepal (2018). NPSN: 00714-528/2018/19. Nepal Agricultural Research Council, National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhankuta, Nepal.
  3. Shrestha, J., Subedi, S., Timsina, K. P., Gairhe, S., & Pokhrel, D. (2018). Managing Maize Research: From Trials to Manuscript Preparation. Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal

Reports and Extension Publications (Non peer-reviewed)

Scientific Reports (Total=18)

  1. Gurung, D. B., Dhital, K. P., Shrestha, J., & Dhakal, N. (2011). Screening of maize genotypes for heat stress tolerance. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 58-62
  2. Gurung, D. B., Rijal, T. R., & Shrestha, J. (2011). Research activities on maize hybrid development in Nepal. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 20-23
  3. Hamal, G. B., Bhandari, G. S., Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., & Aryal, A. (2012). Maize research activities at OR (outreach) sites of NMRP, Rampur. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.156-161
  4. Hamal, G., Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, G. S. (2012). Farmers’ acceptance test (FAT) on hybrid maize; Evaluation of pipeline hybrid maize under farmers’ fields. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.153-155
  5. Rijal, T. R., & Shrestha, J. (2012). Development of early maize varieties suitable for mid hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.55-59
  6. Rijal, T. R., & Shrestha, J. (2012). Development of full season maize varieties for hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.60-71
  7. Rijal, T. R., Dhital, K. P., & Shrestha, J. (2011). Full season and quality protein maize varieties development for hills. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 25-37
  8. Rijal, T. R., Gurung, D. B., Shrestha, J., Dhakal, N., Shrestha, M., & Chhetri, J. B. (2012). Performance evaluation of hybrid maize genotypes. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.12-38
  9. Rijal, T. R., Shrestha, J., Chettri, J. B., & Shrestha, M. (2011). Early open pollinated variety development for hills. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 37-43
  10. Shrestha, J. (2011). Collection and preservation of local land races of maize collected from different districts of mid hills and karnali region. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 62-63
  11. Shrestha, J. (2011). Improvement of pre-released and pipeline maize varieties for mid hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2066/067. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Pp. 24
  12. Shrestha, J. (2012). Crossing of maize inbred lines for development of QPM synthetic varieties for terai and mid hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.96-98.
  13. Shrestha, J., & and Rijal, T. R. (2012). Development of high yielding quality protein maize varieties for mid hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.72-78.
  14. Shrestha, J., & Gurung, D. B. (2012). Development of high yielding maize Open pollinated varieties suitable for mid hills of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp 39-52
  15. Shrestha, J., Chhetri, J. B., Shrestha, M., & Dhakal, N. (2012). Comparative evaluation of selected and base population of early, quality protein maize and full season varieties under improvement works. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.53-54
  16. Shrestha, J., Dhakal, N., Shrestha, M., & Chhetri, J. B. (2012). Performance of promising maize hybrids and OPVs in front line demonstration (FLD). In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.99-100.
  17. Shrestha, J., Gurung, D. B., Baral, B. R., Dhakal, N., Shrestha, N., & Chhetri, J. B. (2012). Agromorphological characterization of local landraces collected from districts Karnali region of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp.90-95.
  18. Shrestha, J., Gurung, D. B., Dhakal, N., Shrestha, M., & Chhetri, J. B. (2012). Agromorphological characterization of local landraces collected from mid hill districts of Nepal. In: NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069. National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.pp79-89

 Articles in Magazines  (Total=11)

  1. Gautam, M. R., & Shrestha, J. (2012). Development and growth stages in maize (Makaika botharuko bikaskram ra bridi awastha). Hamro Sampada, national monthly, Year 12, No.,4. ISSN 2091-2048. Hamro Sampada Midia tatha Paramarhs Pra. Li. Anamanagar, Kathmandu. pp.102-103
  2. Gurung, D. B., Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, G. S. (2011). Cultivation techniques of Rampur Composite, Arun-2, Manakamana-3 and Deuti (Rampur composite, Arun-2, Manakamana-3 ra Deuti jat ko makaiko kheti prabidhi). Maize knowledge Bank (Makai Ghyan Lahar), Year 1, No.,1. 2011. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan.
  3. Gurung, D. B., Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, G. S. (2012). Hybrid maize cultivation for productivity enhancement (Hybrid makaiko kheti utpadanama bridhi). Maize knowledge Bank (MKB), Year 2, No., 1. 2012. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan.
  4. Shrestha, J. & Timsina, K. P. (2010). Techniques of maize seed production (Makai biu utpadan prabidhi). Krishi Bimonthly, Year 47, No. 4. Government of Nepal. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Pp. 22-23.
  5. Shrestha, J. (2011). Cultivation techniques of hybrid maize (Hybrid makai kheti prabidhi). Maize knowledge Bank (Makai Ghyan Lahar), Year 1, No., 1. 2011. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan. PP.27-28
  6. Shrestha, J. (2011). Selection for maize seed at farmer’s field (Krishak starama makaiko biwu chhanot garne bidhi). Maize knowledge Bank (Makai Ghyan Lahar), Year 1, No., 1. 2011. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan. PP.32-33
  7. Shrestha, J. (2011). Weed management in maize (Makai balima jharpatako niyantran). Maize knowledge Bank (MKB), Year 1, No., 1. 2011. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan. PP.37-39
  8. Shrestha, J. (2012). Development, importance and cultivation techniques of quality protein maize (Gunstariya makaiko bikash, mahatwa tatha kheti garne prabidhi). Maize knowledge Bank (MKB), Year 2, No., 1. 2012. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan.
  9. Shrestha, J. (2012). Utilization of local land races in maize breeding (Makai prajananma sthaniya anubanshik srotako prayog). Maize knowledge Bank (MKB), Year 2, No., 1. 2012. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan.
  10. Shrestha, J., & and Timsina, K. P. (2011). Techniques for maintaining genetic purity in maize (Makaiko anubanshik gunstar kayam rakhne prabidhi) Krishi bimonthly, Year 48, No. 2. Government of Nepal. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Pp. 6-7.
  11. Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, B. (2014). Cultivation techniques of hybrid maize in Nepal (Nepalma hybrid makaiko kheti prabidhi). R. Adhikari, K. Chiluwal, S. Subedi, M. Subedi, A. P. Paudel and B. Thapa (eds.) Makai, 2071.Regional Agricultural Research Station, Lumle, Kaski, Nepal. Pp. 43-47.

Extension publications (Total=3)

  1. Adhikary, B. H., J. Shrestha, J., & Neupane, N. (2012). Nutrient Management in Rampur Hybrid-2 Maize. NARC Newsletter (ISSN 1028-902X), Vol 19, No. 1-4 (January-December 2012). Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Communication, Publication and Documentation Division, Khumaltar, Kathmndu.
  2. Shrestha, J., & Bhandari, B. (2015). Maize Production Techniques (Makai Utpadan Prabidhi). Nepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  3. Shrestha, J., Timsina, K. P., & Thakur, M. K. (2011). Techniques of Poshilo Makai-1 cultivation for malnutrition reduction and income generation (Kuposhan Nibaran tatha aaya aarjanako lagi Poshilo Makai-1 ko kheti garne prabidhi). Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Communication, Publication and Documentation Division, Khumaltar, Kathmandu.

Skills and Experiences

  • Good command in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook; publishing and graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Paint
  • Good command in Statistical data analysis using GenStat, Minitab, MSTATC, GGE Bi-plot and R-packages
  • Good knowledge and experiences for providing training to farmers and subject matter specialists on maize breeding and seed production

Trainings provided

Worked as a resource person (trainer) of “Scientific Article Writing and Publication” in following organizations;

August 11-12, 2018: Tribhuvan University, Prithu Technical College, Deukhuri, Dang, Nepal
December 25-26, 2017: Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa Campus
April 4-5, 2017: Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
March 17-18, 2017: Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung Campus

Trainings and Visits

  • Breeding Hybrid Maize and Data Management organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Cereal Systems Initiative For South Asia (CSISA), Kathamandu, Nepal, 2nd March to 3rd March 2011.
  • National Training Workshop on Mutation Breeding organized by NARC, CIMMYT-Nepal and IAEA, held in NARI, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal, 17-25th January 2016.
  • Participatory Rural appraisal (PRA) organized by Institute of Agriculture and Animal science (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan, 30th May to 5th June, 2003.
  • Weed Management in Cereals organized by Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, 24th January to 25th January, 2011.
  • Wheat Improvement and Pathology organized by Cereal Systems Initiative For South Asia (CSISA), Bhairahawa, Nepal, 29th November to 12th December, 2010.

Grants, Awards and Fellowships

  • CIMMYT Travel fellowship to attend the international training on “Precision Phenotyping for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Maize”, held in CIMMYT Asian Regional Maize Program, ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India 29th August to 1st September, 2012.
  • Merit based scholarship awarded by Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University Nepal for I. Sc. Ag and B. Sc. Ag. Study.
  • Research grant for MS thesis by Directorate of Research (DOR), Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) , Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal in 2006.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Life Member, Society of Agricultural Scientist, Nepal (SAS-N)
  • Member, Agronomy Society Nepal (ASON)
  • Member, Station Research Management Team (SRMT), National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan & National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhankuta, Nepal
  • Member, Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE)
  • Member, European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
  • Member, Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE)
  • Member, Scientific Association of Young Scholars (SAYS)

Conference committee Member (As Reviewer)

  • Agriculture Scientific Committee member of International Conference on Agriculture, Forest, Food Scıences and Technologies (ICAFOF 2017 Cappadocia / Turkey). (http://icafofconference.com/Committee.php)
  • Committee member of 2016 International Conference on Agricultural Science and Biotechnology (http://www.icasb.net/2016/programcommittee2)
  • International Advisory Committee member of “International conference on conservation and management of agricultural and natural resources: Strategies for food security in developing countries, 8-9 November, 2017, School of Agricultural Sciences, Career Point University, Kota, India.
  • Organizing Committee Member of World Congress & Expo on Biotechnology and Bioengineering during March 27-29, 2017, UAE.(http://biocoreconferences.com/biotechnology2017/index.php)
  • Reviewer committee member of 2016 International Conference on Biology and Life Sciences (http://www.icbls.net/2016/reviewers2)
  • Reviewer Committee Member, International Conference on Agriculture, Ecology and Biological Engineering (http://aebe.urebe.org/committee.php)
  • Reviewer Committee Member, International Conference on Biological and Environmental Science (http://bioes.org/committee.phphttp://bwmcp.urebe.org/index.php)
  • Scientific Committee member of Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine (ACSTM), 3rd conference, 12-14 February, 2019, Dubai, U. A. E. (http://env.acstm.org/home.php).
  • Scientific committee member of International Conference on Agriculture an d Forestry, AGRIFOR, Antalya, Turkey. (http://www.agrifor2019.com/)
  • Technical program committee member of 2016 International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2016). (http://www.absconf.org/Committee.html)

Editor and Reviewer of Scientific Publications: (40)

  1. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (Elsevier), (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01678809)
  2. AGRIVITA Journal of Agricultural Science. (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Brawijaya Indonesia).(http://www.agrivita.ub.ac.id/index.php/agrivita/index).
  3. Agronomy Journal (American Society of Agronomy). (https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/files/publications/aj-masthead.pdf)
  4. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science.(http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gags20/62/2)
  5. Australian Journal of Crop Science. (http://www.cropj.com/)
  6. Azarian Journal of Agriculture (http://azarianjournals.ir/)
  7. Bangladesh Journal of Botany (http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJB)
  8. Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture (BJA)-An official publication of the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan.( http://www.moaf.gov.bt/call-for-submission-of-articles-for-bhutanese-journal-of-agriculture-doa/)
  9. Black Sea Journal of Agriculture.( http://dergipark.gov.tr/bsagriculture/board)
  10. Brazilian Journal of Biological Sciences. (http://revista.rebibio.net/index.html)
  11. Current Plant Biology. ( https://www.journals.elsevier.com/current-plant-biology)
  12. European Journal of Agronomy (Elsevier), (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-agronomy/).
  13. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science. (http://ejss.fesss.org/about-ejss)
  14. Heliyon (Elsevier). (https://www.heliyon.com/)
  15. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.(http://www.arccjournals.com/journals/indian-journal-of-agricultural-research).
  16. Indian Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences.(http://www.mrfsw.org/)
  17. International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology, ISSN: 2224-0616. (http://ijarit.webs.com/)
  18. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. (University of agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, (http://www.fspublishers.org/IJAB.php).
  19. International Journal of Agriculture System, ISSN: 2337-9782. (http://pasca.unhas.ac.id/ijas/#about_us)
  20. International Journal of Business, Social and Scientific Research. (http://www.ijbssr.com/)
  21. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment (https://www.wflpublisher.com/Issue/4)
  22. Journal of Agriculture (http://dergipark.gov.tr/ja)
  23. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. (http://jast.modares.ac.ir/)
  24. Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology. (http://jabonline.in/about_us.php)
  25. Journal of Hill Agriculture (http://www.ishaindia.in/)
  26. Journal of Maize Research and Development. (http://nmrp.gov.np/journal-of-maize-research-and-development/)
  27. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council. (http://www.narc.gov.np/publicaton/index.php)
  28. Legume Research. (https://arccjournals.com/journals/legume-research)
  29. Maize Journal (ISSN 2278-8867).( https://mtaisociety.weebly.com/maize-journal.html)
  30. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal. (http://mabjournal.com/)
  31. Modern Applied Science.(http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/mas)
  32. Pakistan Journal of Botany. (http://www.pakbs.org/pjbot/pjhtmls/PJB.html)
  33. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. (http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/JTAS.php)
  34. Phyton, International Journal of Experimental Botany. (http://www.revistaphyton.fund-romuloraggio.org.ar/)
  35. Research on Crops. (http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx…)
  36. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. (https://www.aup.edu.pk/sja.php).
  37. Syrian Journal of Agricultural Research. (http://agri-research-journal.net/SjarEn/)
  38. Turkish Journal of Agriculture – Food Science and Technology. (http://www.agrifoodscience.com/index.php/TURJAF)
  39. Tropical Agriculture. (http://sta.uwi.edu/ffa/content/publications)
  40. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. (http://www.turkjans.com/ojs/index.php/TJANS/index)

Further editorial functions

Editor of annual reports & books 

  1. Maize knowledge Bank (Makai Ghyan Lahar), Year 1, No., 1. 2011. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  2. Maize knowledge Bank (Makai Ghyan Lahar), Year 2, No., 1. 2014. National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  3. NCARP, 2017. Annual Report 2073/074 (2016-2017). National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhankuta, Nepal
  4. NMRP, 2010. Annual Report 2066/067 (2009-10). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  5. NMRP, 2011. Annual Report 2067/068 (2010-11). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  6. NMRP, 2012. Annual Report 2068/069 (2011-12). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  7. NMRP, 2013. Annual Report 2069/070 (2012-13). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  8. NMRP, 2014. Annual Report 2070/071 (2013-14). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  9. NMRP, 2015. Annual Report 2071/072 (2014-15). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  10. NMRP, 2016. Annual Report 2072/073 (2015-16). National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

 Referee

  • Hari Kumar Prasai, PhD Scholar, Senior Scientist (S4) & Coordinator, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, National Commercial Agriculture Research Program, Pakhribas, Dhantukna, Nepal. Cell Phone: +9779852063104. Email: hkprasai60@gmail.com
  • Shrawan Sah, Ph.D. Department of Agronomy, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Cell Phone: +9779841380108. Email: profshrawan@gmail.com
  • Surya Kant Ghimire, Ph.D. Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Cell Phone:+9779855063590. Email: suryaghimire2003@yahoo.com
  • Ram Babu Shrestha, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, 13 Insectary Building, Iowa State Universities, Ames, Iowa 50011, Phone: 515-294-6542, Fax: 515-294-7406, Cell Phone: 806-549-6285, E-mail: shrestrb@iastate.edu

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