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Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Principal

Prof. Sudheesh Manalil currently serves as Principal of School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. Prof. Sudheesh holds a Ph. D. from The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Qualification: Ph.D
sudheeshmv@amrita.edu

Bio

Prof. Sudheesh Manalil currently serves as Principal of School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. Prof. Sudheesh holds a Ph. D. from The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Prof. Sudheesh Manalil has both national and international experience in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Prof. Sudheesh did his Bachelors and Masters in Agricultural Sciences from Kerala Agricultural University. For the Master’s program, Prof. Sudheesh secured a Research Fellowship in Agronomy from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research. For the Ph.D. program, Prof. Sudheesh secured a SIRF fellowship from the University of Western Australia. While at Kerala Agricultural University, Sudheesh specialized in Agronomy and Agricultural Meteorology and worked in Pepper and Banana Research Stations. Prof. Sudheesh did his Ph.D. in Population Genetics and Simulation Modelling. After completing his Ph.D., Prof. Sudheesh joined as a researcher with the same university and worked on an Australian Government Project on Greenhouse gas emission and abatement strategies from wheat fields. As part of this program, Prof. Sudheesh secured experience in soil sciences, water management and molecular characterization of soil microbes. Later on, Prof. Sudheesh joined as a Professional Officer with NSW Government Department, NSW and worked on Genetically Modified Cotton. In 2014, Prof. Sudheesh joined as a Research Fellow with the University of Queensland and worked on the ecology of major weeds. Currently serves as an honorary faculty of the University of Western Australia. Prof. Sudheesh is also on the Editorial Board of International Journals in Agriculture. Prof. Sudheesh published more than 35 articles in high-impact reputed international journals including Soil and Tillage Research, Frontiers in Agriculture, Weed Science and Nature Scientific Reports

Professional Appointments

  • Principal, Professor and Head- Research, School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (4th Rank in India (NIRF Ranking 2020))
  • Chairperson, Post Graduate Program, School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (4th Rank in India (NIRF Ranking 2020))
  • Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland (24th in Agriculture (QS Ranking))
  • Adjunct Lecturer, The University of Western Australia (32nd in Agriculture (QS Ranking))
  • Editor, Weed Biology and Management (WSS, Japan)
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2022

Seedbank Persistence of four Summer Grass Weed Species in the Northeast Cropping Region of Australia

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Chauhan BS

Publisher : PLoS ONE 17

Chauhan BS, Manalil S. Seedbank persistence of four summer grass weed species in the northeast cropping region of Australia. PLoS ONE 17, 2022.

Year : 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on the Agriculture Sector: Survey Analysis of Farmer Responses from Kerala and Tamil Nadu States in India

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Dr. Parthasarathy S., Dr. Aravind J., Dr. Sivaraj P.

Publisher : Agronomy 12

Habanyati EJ, Paramasivam S, Seethapathy P, Jayaraman A, Kedanhoth R, et al. 2022. Impact of COVID-19 on the Agriculture Sector: Survey Analysis of Farmer Responses from Kerala and Tamil Nadu States in India. Agronomy 12

Year : 2021

Seedbank persistence and emergence pattern of Argemone Mexicana, Rapistrum Rugosum and Sonchus Leraceus in the Eastern Grain region of Australia

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Chauhan BS

Publisher : Scientific Reports 11

Manalil S, Chauhan BS. Seedbank persistence and emergence pattern of Argemone mexicana, Rapistrum rugosum and Sonchus oleraceus in the eastern grain region of Australia. Scientific Reports 11, 2021.

Year : 2021

Effect of different climate change Variables on the Ecology and Management of Sesbania Cannabina through Glyphosate

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Iqbal N, Chauhan BS, Adkins S

Publisher : Plants 10

Iqbal N, Manalil S, Chauhan BS, Adkins S. Effect of different climate change variables on the ecology and management of sesbania cannabina through glyphosate. Plants 10, 2021

Year : 2020

Germination Ecology of Brachiaria eruciformis in Australia and Its Implications for Weed Management

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Agronomy 10

Mobli A, Mollaee M, Manalil S, Chauhan BS. 2020b. Germination Ecology of Brachiaria eruciformis in Australia and Its Implications for Weed Management. Agronomy 10

Year : 2020

Effect of Emergence time on Growth and Fecundity of Rapistrum Rugosum and Brassica tournefortii in the northern region of Australia

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Scientific Reports 10

Mobli A, Manalil S, Khan AM, Jha P, Chauhan BS. 2020a. Effect of emergence time on growth and fecundity of Rapistrum rugosum and Brassica tournefortii in the northern region of Australia. Scientific Reports 10

Year : 2020

Competitiveness of windmill grass (Chloris truncata) and feathertop Rhodes grass (Chloris virgata) in mungbean (Vigna radiata)

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop and Pasture Science 71

Manalil S, Mobli A, Chauhan BS. 2020. Competitiveness of windmill grass (Chloris truncata) and feathertop Rhodes grass (Chloris virgata) in mungbean (Vigna radiata). Crop and Pasture Science 71: 916-23

Year : 2020

Emergence and Germination response of Sonchus Oleraceus and Rapistrum Rugosum to Different Temperatures and Moisture Stress Regimes

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Ali HH, Kebaso L, Chauhan BS

Publisher : Plant Species Biology

Ali HH, Kebaso L, Manalil S, Chauhan BS. Emergence and germination response of Sonchus oleraceus and Rapistrum rugosum to different temperatures and moisture stress regimes. Plant Species Biology 35: 16-23, 2020.

Year : 2019

Glyphosate-tolerant cotton in Australia: successes and failures

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65

Iqbal N, Manalil S, Chauhan BS, Adkins SW. 2019c. Glyphosate-tolerant cotton in Australia: successes and failures. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65: 1536-53

Year : 2019

Investigation of Alternate Herbicides for effective weed Management in glyphosate-tolerant cotton.

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65:

Iqbal N, Manalil S, Chauhan BS, Adkins SW. 2019d. Investigation of alternate herbicides for effective weed management in glyphosate-tolerant cotton. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65: 1885-99

Year : 2019

Biology and management of two Hordeum weedy species: A review

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop Protection 125

Iqbal N, Bajwa AA, Manalil S, Khan AM, Kebaso L, et al. 2019a. Biology and management of two Hordeum weedy species: A review. Crop Protection 125

Year : 2019

Germination biology of sesbania (Sesbania cannabina): An emerging weed in the australian cotton agro-environment

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Weed Science 67

Iqbal N, Manalil S, Chauhan BS, Adkins SW. 2019b. Germination biology of sesbania (Sesbania cannabina): An emerging weed in the australian cotton agro-environment. Weed Science 67: 68-76

Year : 2019

Interference of turnipweed (Rapistrum rugosum) and Mexican pricklepoppy (Argemone mexicana) in wheat

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Weed Science 67

Manalil S, Chauhan BS. 2019. Interference of turnipweed (Rapistrum rugosum) and Mexican pricklepoppy (Argemone mexicana) in wheat. Weed Science 67: 666-72

Year : 2019

Interference of annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) in wheat

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Weed Science 68

Manalil S, Ali HH, Chauhan BS. 2019. Interference of annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) in wheat. Weed Science 68: 98-103

Year : 2018

Eco-Biology and Management of Alligator Weed [Alternanthera philoxeroides) (Mart.) Griseb.]: a Review

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Wetlands 38

Tanveer A, Ali HH, Manalil S, Raza A, Chauhan BS. 2018. Eco-Biology and Management of Alligator Weed [Alternanthera philoxeroides) (Mart.) Griseb.]: a Review. Wetlands 38: 1067-79

Year : 2018

Correction: Germination ecology of Chloris truncata and its implication for weed management

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : PLoS ONE

Chauhan BS, Manalil S, Florentine S, Jha P. 2018a. Correction: Germination ecology of Chloris truncata and its implication for weed management (PLoS ONE (2018) 13:7 (e0199949) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199949). PLoS ONE 13

Year : 2018

Germination Ecology of Sonchus oleraceus L. in the Northern Region of Australia

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop and Pasture Science 69

Manalil S, Ali HH, Chauhan BS. ,Germination ecology of Sonchus oleraceus L. in the northern region of Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 69: 926-32, 2018.

Year : 2018

Germination ecology of Chloris truncata and its implication for weed management

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : PLoS One

Chauhan BS, Manalil S, Florentine S, Jha P. 2018b. Germination ecology of Chloris truncata and its implication for weed management. PLoS ONE 13

Year : 2017

Eco-biology, impact, and Management of Sorghum Halepense

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Biological Invasions

Peerzada AM, Ali HH, Hanif Z, Bajwa AA, Kebaso L, et al. 2017. Eco-biology, impact, and management of Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Biological Invasions: 1-19

Year : 2017

Weed Management in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) through weed-crop competition: A review

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop Protection 95

Manalil S, Coast O, Werth J, Chauhan BS. 2017a. Weed management in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) through weed-crop competition: A review. Crop Protection 95: 53-9

Year : 2017

Biology and management of Avena fatua and Avena ludoviciana: two noxious weed species of agro-ecosystems.

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Bajwa, Ali Ahsan; Akhter, Muhammad Javaid; Iqbal, Nadeem; Peerzada, Arslan Masood; Hanif, Zarka; Manalil, Sudheesh; Hashim, Saima; Ali, Hafiz Haider; Kebaso, Lynda; Frimpong, David; Namubiru, Halima; Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh

Publisher : Environ Sci Pollut Res Int

A. Ahsan Bajwa, Akhter, M. Javaid, Iqbal, N., Peerzada, A. Masood, Hanif, Z., Manalil, S., Hashim, S., Ali, H. Haider, Kebaso, L., Frimpong, D., Namubiru, H., and Chauhan, B. Singh, “Biology and management of Avena fatua and Avena ludoviciana: two noxious weed species of agro-ecosystems.”, Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, vol. 24, no. 24, pp. 19465-19479, 2017.

Year : 2016

Effect of herbicides on Weed Management in dry-seeded rice Sown under different tillage Systems

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop Protection 80

Singh VP, Dhyani VC, Singh SP, Kumar A, Manalil S, Chauhan BS. 2016. Effect of herbicides on weed management in dry-seeded rice sown under different tillage systems. Crop Protection 80: 118-26

Year : 2016

Glyphosate resistance of C3and C4weeds under rising atmospheric CO2

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Frontiers in Plant Science 7

Fernando N, Manalil S, Florentine SK, Chauhan BS, Seneweera S. 2016. Glyphosate resistance of C3and C4weeds under rising atmospheric CO2. Frontiers in Plant Science 7

Year : 2016

Glyphosate Resistance of C3 and C4 Weeds under Rising Atmospheric CO2.

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil, Fernando, Nimesha; ; Florentine, Singarayer K; Chauhan, Bhagirath S; Seneweera, Saman

Publisher : Front Plant Sci

N. Fernando, Manalil, S., Florentine, S. K., Chauhan, B. S., and Seneweera, S., “Glyphosate Resistance of C3 and C4 Weeds under Rising Atmospheric CO2.”, Front Plant Sci, vol. 7, p. 910, 2016.

Year : 2015

Integrated weed management approach to improve weed control efficiencies for sustainable rice production in dry-seeded systems

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Crop Protection 71

Chauhan BS, Ahmed S, Awan TH, Jabran K, Manalil S. 2015. Integrated weed management approach to improve weed control efficiencies for sustainable rice production in dry-seeded systems. Crop Protection 71: 19-24

Year : 2014

Rapid emission of nitrous oxide from fallow over summer following wetting in a Mediterranean-type environment

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Soil and Tillage Research

Manalil S, Riethmuller G, Flower K. 2014. Rapid emission of nitrous oxide from fallow over summer following wetting in a Mediterranean-type environment. Soil and Tillage Research 143: 130-6

Year : 2014

Soil water conservation and nitrous oxide emissions from different crop sequences and fallow under Mediterranean conditions

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Soil and Tillage Research

Manalil S, Flower K. 2014. Soil water conservation and nitrous oxide emissions from different crop sequences and fallow under Mediterranean conditions. Soil and Tillage Research 143: 123-9

Year : 2011

Does cutting Herbicide Rates Threaten the Sustainability of Weed Management in cropping Systems

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Journal of Theoretical Biology 283

Renton M, Diggle A, Manalil S, Powles S. 2011. Does cutting herbicide rates threaten the sustainability of weed management in cropping systems? Journal of Theoretical Biology 283: 14-27

Year : 2011

Rapid evolution of herbicide resistance by low herbicide dosages

Authors : Prof. Sudheesh Manalil

Publisher : Weed Science 59

Manalil S, Busi R, Renton M, Powles SB. 2011. Rapid evolution of herbicide resistance by low herbicide dosages. Weed Science 59: 210-7

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