Thimmegowda M N

Brief Introduction

Name: Thimmegowda M N
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Designation Associate Professor
Employer University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
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Key areas of interest Water management; soil health and sustainability; land use systems
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Dr. Thimmegowda, Senior Scientist involved in trans-disciplinary approach in natural resource management with emphasis on agricultural water management. Water productivity enhancement through precision farming practices, sustainable soil and water management are his major research areas. His current research is focussed on Reduced runoff farming with a concept of rainfed farming can also be a protectively irrigated farming to derive innovative rainwater harvesting technique. Utilization recycled water for agricultural productivity, augmentation of groundwater through sustainable rainwater management, conservation agriculture, hrdroponics are his other research themes of proposals. He has more than 100 publications and led 8 major externally funded research projects.

Research Project

  1. Biofertilization and bio irrigation for sustenance of the mixed cropping of finger millet and pigeonpea; Indo-Swiss Collaborative project Funded through DBT, GoI
  2. Enhancing Water productivity in command areas of Karnataka; Funding: RKVY, GoI
  3. National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture; Funding: ICAR, New Delhi

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Santosh Nagappa Ningoji, Thimmegowda, M. N., Boraiah, B. Anand, R., Krishna Murthy, R. and Asha, N. N., 2020, Effect of seed rate and nutrition on water use efficiency and yield of hydroponics maize fodder, Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci., 9(1): 71-79.
  2. Thimmegowda, M. N., Mudalagiriyappa, Puneetha, K. M., Savitha, M. S., Vasanthi, B. G., Devaraja, k. and Jayashree, H.T.  2018, Evaluation of different integrated nutrient management approaches for sustainable productivity of finger millet + pigeonpea cropping system under rainfed condition, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6 (6): 1039-1041
  3. Ramachandrappa, B. K. and Thimmegowda, M. N., 2016, Soil conservation, crop water planning and its use efficiency in rainfed agriculture. Spe. Pub. Geological Society of India. 5: 29-35. 
  4. Bhaskar, S., Shankar, M.A., Ramachandra, C., Thimmegowda, M.N. and Venkate Gowda, J., 2016, Water budgeting of Karnataka – A road map for higher productivity in Agriculture, Directorate of Research, UAS (B), p. 114.
  5. Ramachandrappa, B.K., Maruthi Sankar, G.R., Satish, A., Thimmegowda, M.N., Dhanapal, G.N., Indra Kumar, N., Shankar, M.A., Srinivasa Rao, C.H. and Mishra, P.K., 2017, Efficient tillage and nitrogen practices for improving monetary returns and yield of finger millet and pigeonpea in semi-arid Alfisols, Indian J. Soil Conserv., 45 (2): 157-167. Online URL: