Dr. Umesh Barikara

He is working as an Assistant Professor & Extension Leader at University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur (Karnataka) and before this he served as Scientist (Soil and Water Engg) at ICAR-KVK (Yadgir), UAS, Raichur for 06 years.  He did his B.Tech. in Agri Engg from University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad (Karnataka), M.Tech in Soil and Water Conservation Engg from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Ph.D in Soil and Water Engg from UAS, Raichur (Karnataka). He has handlled more than 15 research projects sponsored from different funding agency. He organized more than 70 trainings programme’s on different technologies to impart technical knowledge to farmers/extensional personals & rural youths. He published 32 research papers in national and international referred journals and author in 3 technical books, 25 popular articles, 5 practical manuals & 3 technical bulletins. He received Young Scientist Award-2022 from Institute of Research, Kalpetta, Wayanad-673121, Kerala, Best KVK Professional Award from Society for Biotic and Environmental Research, Tripura, 2020, Young Scientist of the Year-2020 and Junior Scientist of the Year-2016 from National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, Prof. M S Swaminathan Best Young Scientist from Bose Science Society, Tamilnadu, 2016. He is serving as editor and reviewer in many national and international referred journals. He is active member in Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Engineers, Kolkata, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture Hyderabad, National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. His area of Specialization includes Soil and water conservation engg, Drylnad agriculture, Micro irrigation, Watershed Hydrology, Irrigation & land drainage, Climate change modeling & Rainwater harvesting.