Dr. M. Thangam

Principal Scientist (Vegetable Science)& Section-in-charge (Horticulture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Address: Lab# F-10, Section of Horticulture,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 215

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: thangam.m@icar.gov.in

 

Academic background:

Ph. D (Horticulture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2005

M. Sc. (Hort.) Horticulture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 1998

B. Sc (Hort.)  from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 1995

 

Research interests and current focus

Research area: Germplasm collection, conservation, evaluation and improvement in important vegetable crops, Introduction and evaluation of improved varieties of vegetable crops under Goa condition, Standardization of production technology for protected cultivation of high value flower and vegetable crops, Collection and evaluation of ornamental plants like Heliconia, Etlingera, Alpenia etc. 

 

Outreach and extension
 

  •  Regular consultancy on vegetable production systems in Goa

  • Supply of seeds and planting materials

  • On farm visit for consultancy on vegetable and flower production

  • Consultancy on protected cultivation of vegetable and flower crops

Membership in professional societies

1.       Indian Society of Root Crops, CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

2.       Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology (INSAIT), Dharwar, Karnataka

3.       South Indian Horticultural Association, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

4.       Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi,  Uttar Pradesh

6.       Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi

7.       The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, West Bengal

8.       Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture, New Delhi

9.       Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, Goa

10.    Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore, Karnataka

11.    Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning Town, West Bengal

12. Botanical Society of Goa, Goa

 

Awards and honours

Best poster presentation award, ICAR (RC), Old Goa-2002

Best oral presentation award, Loyola College,Chennai-2003

Best poster presentation award, IARI, New Delhi-2010

 

Academic/ Student advising

Guided under graduate (3 nos.), post graduate (2 nos) students for their thesis/project work

 

Research Publications

Journals

  • K. Ramachandrudu, M.Thangam and V.S. Korikanthimath (2013). Performance of sweet corn varieties under tropical conditions of Goa. Indian J. Hort.: 70(3): 387-391.

  • Ramachandrudu, K. and M.Thangam (2012). Performance of heliconia under coconut garden and open field conditions. Indian J. Hort.: 69(3): 450-453.

  • Priya Devi.S, TN. Balamohan, M.Thangam, J.Ashok Kumar, K.Ramachandrudu and VS.Korikanthimath (2012). A study on diversity and distribution of kokum (Garcinia indica (Choisy) using DIVA-GIS in Goa with respect to fruit characters. Indian J. Hort.: 69(2): 156-162.

  • Priya Devi, S., M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya and V.S.Korikanthimath (2011). Evaluation of local banana cultivars under coconut shade in Goa. J. Biol. Chem.  Research: 28(1&2): 63-76.

  • Priya Devi.S, TN. Balamohan, M.Thangam, K.Ramachandrudu and VS.Korikanthimath (2010). Genetic variability in fruit characters of kokum (Garcinia indica (Choisy) in Goa. South Indian Hort.: 58:10-14.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2010). Characterization and evaluation of local germplasm of crossandra (Crossandra undulaefolia  Salisb.). J. Orna. Hort.:13(2):138-141.

  • Ramachandrudu.K ,M.Thangam and V.S.Korikanthimath (2010). Performance of baby corn genotypes under high rainfall conditions of Goa. Indian J. Hort.:67(3): 414-417.

  • M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya and V.S.Korikanthimath (2009). Performance of Gerbera varieties in different growing media in naturally ventilated polyhouse under coastal humid conditions of Goa. Indian J. Hort.:66(1): 79-82.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2009). Performance of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cultivars in Goa (2009). J. Hortl. Sci.: 4(1): 76-77.

  • M.Thangam and S.Thamburaj (2008). Comparative Performance of varieties and hybrids of tomato under shade and open. Indian J. Hort.: 65(4): 429-433.

  • M.Thangam, J. Auxcilia and D. Veeraragavathatham (2008). Association studies in tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV) tolerant genotypes in tomato. South Indian Hort.: 56:1-6.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2008). Performance of gladiolus varieties under agro-climatic conditions of Goa. J. Orna. Hort.:11(2): 91-97.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2007). Effect of planting spacing on vegetative growth, flowering and corm production in Gladiolus. J. Orna. Hort.: 10(1): 67-68.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2007). Response of plant growth regulators, coconut water and cow urine on vegetative growth, flowering and corm production in Gladiolus. J. Orna. Hort.: 10(1): 38-41.

  • M.Thangam and D.Veeraragavaththam (2006). Stability analysis of TLCV resistance in tolerant genotypes of tomato by AMMI model. Veg. Sci. :33(2):122-125.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam (2006). Effect of corm size on growth, flowering and corm production in gladiolus. J. Orna. Hort.: 9(4): 298-299.

  • Ramachandrudu.K and M.Thangam(2006). Comparative performance of gladiolus cultivars under coconut garden and open conditions . J. Orna. Hort.: 9(3): 200-203.

  • S. Priya Devi, M.Thangam, A.R.Desai and P.G.Adsule (2002). Studies on variability in physico-chemical characters of different jamun (Syzygium cumini) accessions of Goa. Indian J. Hort.:59(2): 153-156.

Technical Bulletins:

 

  • M.Thangam (2009). Three decades of research on vegetable crops in Goa. Technical Bulletin No.18, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • Thangam, M., S. Priya Devi, Safeena, SA. and N.P.Singh (2013): Ready Reckoner on Production methods for Select Vegetable Crops. Technical Bulletin No.: 36/2013, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • Priya Devi, S., M.Thangam, K.Ramachandrudu, J.Ashok Kumar and N.P.Singh (2013).Genetic diversity of Kokum (Garcinia indica) in Goa-Tree and Fruit Characters. Technical Bulletin No.: 33, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Priya Devi, S., M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya and N.P.Singh (2013).Polyclonal cultivation of local cultivars of Banana as inter crop in Coconut. Technical Bulletin No.: 34, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Priya Devi, S., M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya and N.P.Singh (2013).Pineapple-A profitable fruit crop for Goa. Technical Bulletin No.: 35, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa.

  • Gupta, M.J., M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N.P.Singh (Eds.) (2012): Technology inventory on Agricultural Mechanization for Goa. Published in workshop cum exhibition on Agricultural Mechanization for small and marginal farmers of Goa-11th to 12th September, 2012, ICAR (RC), Goa

  • Singh, N.P., M.Thangam, V. Arunachalam, A.R, Desai, S. Priya Devi and S.A. Safeena and (2013). Scope of Commercial Tuber Crops cultivation in Goa. In Souvenir of International Conference on Tropical Roots and Tubers for Sustainable Livelihood under Changing Agro-Climate, CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram. Pp 74-79.

  • K.Ramachandrudu and M.Thangam (2009). Production technology of gladiolus in Goa. Technical Bulletin No.20, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • A.R.Desai, S.P.Singh, J.R.Faleiro, M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena and N.P. Singh (2010). Techniques and Practices for Cashew Production. Technical Bulletin No.21, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • Safeena, SA, M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi, AR.Desai, V.Arunachalam, MJ.Gupta and NP.Singh (2014). Ready Reckoner on cultivation of Gladiolus. Technical Bulletin No.43, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

Extension Bulletin:

  • Raj Narayan and M.Thangam (2013). Vegetative methods of plant propagation in horticultural crops. Extension Bulletin: 02. ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

Extension Folders:

  • M.Thangam and M.S.Ladaniya (2008). Gerbera cut flower cultivation in polyhouse. Extension Folder No. 33, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • Thangam, M., S.Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena, A.R.Desai, V.Arunachalam, M.J.Gupta and N.P.Singh (2013): Cassava (Tapioca)- A profitable crop for Goa. Extension Folder No.: 60 (2013), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Thangam, M., S.Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena, A.R.Desai, V.Arunachalam, M.J.Gupta and N.P.Singh (2013): Improved Production Technology for Elephant Foot Yam. Extension Folder No.: 61 (2013), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Thangam, M., S.Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena, A.R.Desai, V.Arunachalam, M.J.Gupta and N.P.Singh (2013): Coloured capsicum cultivation under naturally ventilated polyhouse. Extension Folder No.: 62 (2013), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Thangam, M., S.Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena, A.R.Desai, V.Arunachalam, M.J.Gupta and N.P.Singh (2013): Anthurium cultivation under naturally ventilated polyhouse. Extension Folder No.: 60 (2013), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • A.R.Desai, S.P.Singh, M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena and N.P. Singh (2010). Goa-1: A cashew variety for Goa. Extension Folder No. 36, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

  • A.R.Desai, S.P.Singh, M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena and N.P. Singh (2010). Improved Package of Practices for Cashew Production in Goa. Extension Folder No. 37, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa, India. 

Others:

  • Thangam, M. (2012): Mechanization in vegetable crops for better profitability. In Technology inventory on Agricultural Mechanization for Goa. Gupta, M.J., M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N.P. Singh (Eds.). Published in Workshop cum exhibition on Agricultural Mechanization for small and Marginal farmers of Goa, 11th to 12th September, 2012, ICAR (RC), Goa. Pp 21-23.

  • Thangam. M., K.Ramachandrudu, S. Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena and A.R.Desai (2010). Biodiversity of vegetable crops in Goa and its conservation. In Souvenir of Seminar on Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Goan Perspective organized by ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa on 4th September, 2010. Pp 43-45.

  • Thangam. M. (2010). Vegetable waste as animal feed in. In proceedings of state level workshop on “Nutritional Interventions for Sustainable Dairy Production in Goa” held at ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa, Goa. Pp.90-94.

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  • Gupta, M.J., M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N.P. Singh (Eds.) (2012): Technology inventory on Agricultural Mechanization for Goa. Published in Workshop cum exhibition on Agricultural Mechanization for small and Marginal farmers of Goa, 11th to 12th September, 2012, ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Singh, N.P., M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi, A.R, Desai, S.A. Safeena and V. Arunachalam (2012). Farmer Friendly Technologies in Horticulture from ICAR Research complex for Goa. In Farmer Friendly Technologies in Horticulture. Chadha, K.L., S.K.Singh and Singh, A.K. (Eds.). The Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi-110 012. Pp 33-39.

  • Priya Devi, S., M.Thangam, J.Ashok Kumar, K.Ramachandrudu and V.S. Korikanthimath (2012). Prospects of natural diversity in kokum: with respect to processing and value addition. In Resource book on kokum (BraganzaMiguel, Ajit Shirodkar, D. Jayarama Bhat and S.Krishnan (Eds) Western Ghats Kokum Foundation, Panaji-Goa, India. Pp 12-18.

  • Priya Devi. S., M.Thangam and K.Ramachandrudu (2010). Biodiversity status of Garcinia in Goa. In Souvenir of Seminar on Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Goan Perspective organized by ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa on 4th September, 2010. Pp 15-21.

  • Safeena. S.A., A.R.Desai, M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N.P.Singh (2010).Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants of Goa. In Souvenir of Seminar on Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Goan Perspective organized by ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa on 4th September, 2010. Pp 32-34.

  • Desai. A.R., S.P.Singh, M.Thangam, S. Priya Devi, S.A.Safeena and N.P.Singh (2010).  Biodiversity in horticultural genetic resources of Goa with reference to fruits, plantation crops and spices. In Souvenir of Seminar on Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Goan Perspective organized by ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa on 4th September, 2010. Pp 52-59.

Contributed seven technologies for the Agricultural Technology Options for Goa, Technical Bulletin 30 (2013): ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Goa, India

  1. Protected cultivation of gerbera cut flower under naturally ventilated polyhouse (M.Thangam)

  2. Protected cultivation of anthurium cut flowers under naturally ventilated polyhouse (M.Thangam)

  3. Coloured capsicum cultivation under naturally ventilated polyhouse (M.Thangam)

  4. Baby corn and Sweet corn cultivation technology for Goa (K.Ramachandrudu and M.Thangam)

  5. Lillium cut flower production under naturally ventilated polyhouse (M.Thangam)

  6. Production technology for Gladiolus cut flower (K.Ramachandrudu and M.Thangam)

  7. Extension of vase life of lillim cut flowers (Safeena, SA., M.Thangam and S.Priya Devi)