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Yogeesha, H.S.

Yogeesha, H.S.
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Seed Technology)
Division/Section: 
Division of Plant Genetic Resources
Specialisation: 
Seed quality Improvement, Maintenace and Evaluation
Qualification: 
Ph.D. Seed Science & Technology
Experience (No. of Years): 
21 years
Research Accomplishments: 

Worked on hybrid rice seed production technology and characterization of wheat varieties through Electrophoresis techniques at IARI, New Delhi, from Dec,1991 to Aug, 1996; Worked on hybrid seed production aspects of tomato, sunflower, and variety development in chickpea at IARI Centre for Improvement of Pulses, Dharwad from Aug,1996 to May,1999; Since May, 1999 working at IIHR, Bangalore on: Seed quality aspects influenced by seed production practices, post harvest techniques; seed quality improvement by coating and pelleting; seed dormancy in vegetable, medicinal, flower and fruit crops. Worked out optimum stage of fruit harvest for better seed quality in tomato, eggplant, capsicum and papaya; Standardized seed extraction techniques for tomato, eggplant and papaya; Standardized seed processing requirements for frenchbean, okra and papaya; Techniques to improve seed germination in fresh dormant seeds have been optimized for papaya, eggplant, Aswagandha, Kalmegh, velvet bean and Bixa orallena; Storage conditions for extending seed viability have been optimized for papaya, frenchbean, capsicum, china aster, mango and onion; Seed pelleting technique for onion and carrot have been standardized; Standardized seed germination test conditions for papaya, Aswagandha, Kalmegh, Velvet bean and China aster.

Important Publications: 

1. Yogeesha, H. S., Bhanuprakash, K. and Naik, L.B. 2008. Seed storability in three varieties of papaya in relation to seed moisture, packaging material and storage temperature. Seed Science & Technology, 36(3): 721-729. 2. Yogeesha, H. S., Singh, T.H. and Naik, L.B. 2008. Seed germination in relation to seed development in eggplant (Solanum melongena) Indian Journal Agricultural Sciences, 78(11): 1010-1012. 3. H.S. Yogeesha, K. Bhanuprakash and L.B. Naik. 2007. Effect of temperature and chemical pre-treatment on seed germination in papaya (Carica papaya L.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 77(10):689-691. 4. H.S. Yogeesha, Upreti, K.K., Padmini,K., Bhanuprakash, K. and Murti, G.S.R. 2006. Mechanism of seed dormancy in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Seed Science &Technology, 34 (2) 319-325. 5. H.S. Yogeesha, Vasantha Kumar, T., Bhanuprakash K. and Naik, L.B. 2006. Studies on hard seed content and seed storage in six accessions of Mucuna pruriens L. under ambient conditions. Journal of Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Sciences, 28:187-189. 6. H.S. Yogeesha, Bhanuprakash, K and Naik, L.B. 2006. Stage of fruit harvest on seed quality in tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum M) during storage. Seed Research, 34(1) 74-76. 7. H.S. Yogeesha, T.N. Shivananda and K. Bhanuprakash. 2005. Effect of seed maturity, seed moisture and various pre-treatments on seed germination of annatto (Bixa orellana L.). Seed Science & Technology, 33:97-104. 8. H.S. Yogeesha, K. Bhanuprakash and L.B. Naik. 2005. Effect of seed size on quality and field performance in french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Seed Research, 33(1):96-9. 9. H.S. Yogeesha and T.N. Shivananda, 2003. Pre-treatments to improve seed germination in Mucuna Pruriens.Seed Research, 31(1), 113-115. 10. H.S. Yogeesha, A. Nagaraja and S.P.Sharma, 1999. Pollination studies in hybrid tomato seed production. Seed Sci. & Technol.27:115-122.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

Netherlands Fellowship to attend the International course in Seed Sector Development at IAC Wageningen, Netherlands in 2003. Fellow of the Indian Society of Seed Technology

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
No. 161, 7th Main, AGB Layout, Chikkasandra, Hessaraghatta Road, Bengaluru-560 090.
Email Address: 
hsy@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
8762229340
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