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Management Manager

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India
Posted:
December 05, 2017

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AGRICULUTURE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LEADER

Product Testing & Hybrid Evaluation Research & Development Business Development &sales support

Targeting senior level assignments Research & Development with an organization of repute in the Agriculture Sector

KEY SKILLS

Technology and Crop Planning

R&D / Hybrid seed Advancement

Weed, insect and Diseases Management

Fertility & Irrigation Management

Cropping System Research

Precision Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture

Management of mechanized farm

Microsoft programs & data analysis

Finance & Commercial support

PROFILE SUMMARY

Qualified Ph.D. in Agronomy, offering over 14 years of rich experience in Agricultural R&D, and Sales Support by ensuring optimum opportunities of revenue generation. Management of large size mechanized research farm.

Skilled in conducting Maize Conventional & Regulatory field Trials.

Stewardship and compliance requirements, contributes to the development of commercial strategies and provides product positioning tools for sales.

Technical expert of the product portfolio of seed and traits and plays a significant role in the variety advancement process.

Technical expert in crop management practices. Production expertise across the region for core crops and well versed in Best Management Practices.

Provides leadership in data management & analysis that leads to variety advancement and sound variety recommendations as well as development of sales support materials.

Entrusted with mechanized large-sized research farm equipped with combine, seed drills, bed planter and laser land leveler, including excellent net working & relationships with key customers and govt. organizations

Provides leadership to regions outside of territory responsible for; networks with all regional agronomists as well as other technical teams to identify integrated solutions. Growing knowledge extends well beyond own region.

Presents findings / make recommendations internally and externally. Strategies and industry relationships are often template for others.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Worked as Station Coordinator (April 25 2016 to April 24 2017) with Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA). BISA is a collaborative effort of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), ICAR and Government of India.

Coordinated with staff, the activities to be performed at each stage of the crop cycle. Implement crop calendars and rotations.

Ensured that staff activities are performed in accordance with the instructions and procedures. Monitor and manage field technical staff for strengthening outreach programs, monitoring, evaluation, action research and experiments

Made the necessary required agronomic adjustments in experimental plots in order to preserve them and kept them in good fertility condition for planting.

Coordinated with the labor contractor, the supply of farm labors that are required in the station in order to meet the requirements of the research programs and the station itself.

Arranged the Agri-inputs for timely farm operations. Managed the farm produce, its storage and disposal.

Ensured that the administrative and accounting activities are performed timely and correctly

Checked the funds that are generated through charges to research programs, ensuring proper implementation and verifying compliance with the budget allocated to the station.

Managed 500 acre mechanized research farm under Conservation Agriculture system for Rice –wheat cropping system with the help of farm machineries like combine, seed drills for various crops, maize bed planter, fitted with straw management system (SMS)

Effectively managed the research plan and ensure that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met.

Updated records of Farm operations including movements of the assets and farm produces and kept timely communication with Administration Head Office to ensure timely availability of funds. Act upon a review of all reports issued by the Farm, to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information they contain, and verify that they are sent to areas of interest.

Assured the safety of people who are in the station and equipment, vehicles and facilities, through the coordination of the activities of security personnel assigned to the station.

Maintained a good relationship with institutions, authorities and organizations and attended key meetings of Dept. of Agriculture and local administration.

Worked with Monsanto India Limited (January, 2007 to April, 2015) Bihar as Technology Development Manager

Role:

Executed & timely reported the product development trial plan.

Conducted field trials for testing new products which have not yet been introduced in the Indian market for one’s respective region. This includes understanding local and regional cropping systems and the development of existing and newer pipeline products. Evaluated the generated data and thus giving a feasibility report about the product.

Prepared the production plans in accordance with the requirements of customers, effectively managed the research plan and ensure that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met.

formulated strategies for reaching out to unexplored markets for business growth; undertaking review of technical contents of marketing inputs; communication with buyers and arranging for increased sales for farmers

Indentified new markets for crop conversion (paddy to corn and wheat to corn), new systems (zero till in corn & mechanization) and OPV to hybrids; reported new products and technologies and on changes in organization

Regional marketing support; Regional mapping of opportunities, Proactively identifying problems & defining commercial scope, Developing solutions & demonstrating benefits by adaptive demonstrations, Developing FAQ’s to manage Customer expectations, Providing support in developing regional marketing inputs, Keeping track of the competitive activities, Training to the field staff & trade on products / concepts

Developed networks between the research Centre and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, and nationally. Worked with government stakeholders, ensuring a strong interface with the scientific community so as to get their inputs on various technical issues and also to keep track of the latest trends in the industry globally.

Regulatory, GA / PA support; Mapping of key academic contacts & closely working with them to support our business needs - Biotech, Conservation tillage, State recommendations, and Technology promotion. Regulatory support by way of data generation & obtaining timely reports from Government system for approvals.

Supporting partners; wherever applicable, developed mutually beneficial linkages with other organizations to develop partnerships and collaborative research. Providing technology support and training to sub-licensees so that they can carry out their business smoothly and also understand the intricacies of the products in detail.

Environment, Health and Safety

Accomplishments:

Holds the distinction of successfully completing the following research assignments:

Bio-safety Research Level 1 of Transgenic Corn Trial at RAU, Pusa Samastipur, Bihar

Conventional corn Trial in UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Nepal

Facilitated commercialization of 4 hybrids of Corn for Rabi Corn Market through intensive testing in various agro-climatic zones of Bihar, EUP and Nepal

Instrumented in managing the entire gamut of regulatory affairs for testing of Transgenic Corn trial in RAU, Pusa Samastipur, Bihar

Developed observation protocols for different types of Agronomic corn trials

Collaborative Corn trial with RAU, Pusa, NARC, Nepal, Cereal System initiative for South Asia (CSISA) & Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) since 2009 to 2015

Managed 500 acre mechanized research farm under Conservation Agriculture system for Rice –wheat cropping system with the help of farm machineries like combine, seed drills for various crops, maize bed planter, fitted with straw management system (SMS)

Awards Won:

Technology Development Champion Award of Monsanto for Excellent Performance in Technology Development in year 2010

Rapid Reorganization Award of Monsanto for successful completion of Bio-Safety Research Level-1 (BRL-1) Field Trial Under confined Conditions on Hishell (MON89034XNK603) & 900M Gold (MON89034XNK603) corn Hybrids in year2009

Certified Crop Adviser awarded by The American Society of Agronomy on June 12, 2011

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Aug’2000 – Dec’05 worked with GB Pant University of Agriculture & tech., Pantnagar, US Nagar, UK, India as Post Doctoral Fellow & Senior Research Fellow (AICRP on Weed Control)

Conducted field trials on chemical weed management in Rice, Wheat, Soybean & Medicinal Plants; organic farming, developed annual reports and published research papers in Indian J of Weed Science

EDUCATION

PhD (Agronomy) from G.B Pant University of Agriculture & tech., Pantnagar, US Nagar, UK, India in 2000

M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy) from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Tech., Kanpur, UP India in year 1995

B.Sc. (Ag. & A.H.) from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Tech., Kanpur, UP in year 1993

National Eligibility Test (NET) from Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ICAR) in 1997 & 2001

Rural Agriculture work experience (RAWE) from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Tech., Kanpur, UP India in year 1993

Training on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) from G.B Pant University of Agriculture & tech., Pantnagar, US Nagar, UK, India (September 15-19, 2005)

Distinction in Agriculture Statistics in I. Sc. Course in 1987

NCC “B” certificate September 1990

THESIS SUBMITTED

“Fertility and Irrigation Effects on the Productivity of Late Planted Wheat Succeeding Low Land Rice under Shallow Water Table Situation”, during PhD (Agronomy)

“Irrigation management in Paddy (Oryza Sativa)” during M.Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED

32 Research Papers and Article in Indian Journal of Weed Science

4 Research Papers in Annual Conference of Weed Science

Actively involved in editing of reputed Journal “Indian Journal of Weed Science” over 5 years

Refer to Annexure for details of research papers submitted

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth: 30th June 1970

Present Address: Village: Abanpur, Post: Bankey Gaon, District: Faizabad – 224201, Uttar Pradesh, India

Languages Known: English & Hindi

Skype Id: msingh817

Passport No: J 4918241

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahendra-singh-32a33246

DETAILS OF RESEARCH PAPERS

Singh, Mahendra (1997); Irrigation Management in Paddy (Oryza Sativa) New Agriculturist; Vol. 8 No. 1

Singh, Govindra and Mahendra Singh (2002); Bio-efficacy of Metsulfuronmethyl in combination with Isoproturon for Control of Grassy and Non-Grassy Weeds in Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34 (1&2): 9-12

Singh, Govindra and Mahendra Singh (2002); Effect of Doses and Stages of Application of Fenoxaprop-P-Ethyl on Weed Control and Grain Yield of Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34(1&2): 112-113

Singh, Govindra; Mahendra Singh and V.P. Singh (2002); Bio-efficacy of Flumetsulam, Cloransulam and Diclosulam in Soybean; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34 (3&4): 293-294

Singh, Govindra; Mahendra Singh and V.P. Singh (2002); Effect of Clodinafop-Propargyl on Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34 (3&4): 165-167

Singh, Govindra; Mahendra Singh and V.P. Singh (2002); Effect of Doses and Stages of Application of Sulfosulfuron on Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34 (3&4): 172-174

Singh, Govindra; Mahendra Singh and V.P. Singh (2002); Effect of Metsulfuronmethyl alone and in combination with 2, 4-d & Surfactant on Non-Grassy Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci.34 (3&4): 175-177

Singh, Govindra; Mahendra Singh and V.P. Singh (2002); Bio-efficacy of Haloxyfop on Soybean and associated Weeds; Indian J. Weed Sci. 34 (3&4): 217-219

Singh, Govindra; V.P. Singh; Mahendra Singh and S. P. Singh (2003); Effect of Anilofos and Triclopyr on Grassy and Non-Grassy Weeds in Transplanted Rice; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (1&2): 30-32

Singh, Rohitashav; Govindra Singh; S.S.L. Tripathi and Mahendra Singh (2003); Bio-efficacy of Acetochlor for Weed Control in Soybean; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (1&2): 67-69

Singh, Govindra; V.P. Singh; Mahendra Singh and S.P. Singh (2003); Bio-efficacy of Dithiopyr in Wheat; Indian J.Weed Sci., 35(1&2): 109-110

Singh, Govindra; V.P. Singh; Mahendra Singh and S.P. Singh (2003); Bio-efficacy of Trifluralin alone and in combination with Isoproturon in Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (1&2): 111-113

Singh, Govindra; V.P. Singh; Mahendra Singh and S.P. Singh (2003); Effect of Fenoxaprop-P-Ethyl on Transplanted Rice and Associated Weeds; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (1&2): 119-120

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2003); Studies on the Effect of Mesosulfuron and Iodosulfuron on Weeds in Wheat, their Compatibility with other Chemicals and Residual Effects on Succeeding Crop; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (3&4): 173-178

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh and Rajesh Kr. Singh (2003); Effect of Doses and Stages of Application of Sulfosulfuron on Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (3&4): 183-185

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh and Rajesh Kr. Singh (2003); Bio-efficacy of Fenoxaprop-P-Ethyl alone and in combination with isoproturon for control of Weeds in Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci., 35 (3&4): 194-196

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh and Rajesh Kr. Singh (2003); Effect of Oxyfluorfen on Weeds and Soybean Yield; Indian J. of Weed Sc., 35 (3&4): 275-276

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Carfentrazone-Ethyl on Non-Grassy Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (1&2): 19-20

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Affinity on Wheat and Associated Weeds; Indian J.Weed Sci., 36 (1&2): 28-30

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Bio-efficacy of Triazolopyramidine Sulfonamide in Transplanted Rice; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (1&2): 54-56

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Almix and Butachlor alone & in combination on Transplanted Rice and Associated Weeds; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (1&2): 64-67

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Bio-efficacy of Chlorimuron-Ethyl in Soybean; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (1&2): 79-82

Singh, Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Bio-efficacy of Metribuzin and Prometryn in Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 178-180

Singh R., G. Singh, D. Sen, S.S. Tripathi, R. G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Herbicides on Weeds in Transplanted Rice; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 184-186

Singh, V. P., G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Fenoxaprop-P-Ethyl on Transplanted Rice and Associated Weeds; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 190-192

Bhardwaj A.K., R.K. Singh, S.P. Singh, Y. Singh, G. Singh, R.D. Misra, Mahendra Singh and A. Kumar (2004); Weed Management in Zero-Till Sown Wheat; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 175-177

Singh R., G. Singh, D. Sen, V. K. Singh, R. G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Doses and Stages of Application of Trifluralin on Soybean and associated Weeds; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 199-202

Singh V.P., G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Evaluation of Bentazon and its Ready Mix Formulation with Blazer for Weed Control in Soybean; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 207-209

Singh V. P., G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Bio-efficacy of Tepraloxydim and Dimethanamid in Soybean; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 271-273

Singh V.P., G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Triasulfuron on Non-Grassy Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci., 36 (3&4): 262-264

Singh G., V.P Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Fenoxaprop-P-Ethyl with and without Surfactant on Weeds and Wheat Yield; Indian J. Weed Sci., 37 (1&2): 13-16

Singh V. P., G. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Effect of Bensulfuron Methyl on Sedges and Non-Grassy Weeds in Transplanted Rice; Indian J. Weed Sci., 37 (1&2): 40-44

Research Papers Presented at Conferences:

Singh D.K., G. Singh, Mahendra Singh, 2003; Studies on Long-Term Effect on Herbicide use in Rice- Wheat System at Biennial conference, ISWS held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Abstract Papers 2003: 45

Singh R., G. Singh, S.S.L. Tripathi, O.P Mishra, R. Prasad and Mahendra Singh, 2003; Effect of Herbicide on Spring Planted Cane and Associated Weeds under Tarai Conditions of Uttaranchal at Biennial Conference, ISWS held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Abstract papers 2003:37

Prasad R., Vinod Kumar, S.S.L Tripathi, Y.P. Joshi, Rohitashav Singh and Mahendra Singh, 2003; Effect of Weed Management Treatments on Sorghum for Fodder and Associated Weeds at Biennial Conference, ISWS held at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Abstracts 2003: 43

Singh Govindra, V.P. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2003); Biology and Management of P. Minor. National Sem. Alien Invasive Weeds in India, April 27-29, 2003, AAU, Jorhat Abstracts 2003: 28

Singh Govindra, V.P. Singh, S. Singh and Mahendra Singh (2004); Weed Management in Winter Grain Legumes; Indian Farmers’ Digest, Oct., 2004: 37 (10) pp27



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