Dr. (Mrs.) Safeena S. A.

Scientist (Floriculture & Landscaping)

 

 

                                                                Address: F-11, Horticulture,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 217

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email:  safeena.sa@icar.gov.in , safeenasandeep@gmail.com

 

 

Academic background:

Ph.D (Horticulture) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 2013

MSc (Agri.) in Horticulture – University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad , 2005

BSc.(Agriculture) – Kerala Agricultural University, 2002

 

Research interests and current focus

·         Survey, collection, conservation and evaluation of traditional loose flowers of Goa like jasmine, crossandra and marigold.

·         Evaluation and improvement of various ornamental filler crops and cut foliages like Asparagus, ferns

·         Introduction, evaluation and standardization of production technology of improved varieties of commercially important flower and foliage crops under agro climatic conditions of Goa

·         Interested in standardization of suitable post harvest technologies for flowers and cut foliages, production and postharvest handling of flowers and foliage plants, landscape gardening etc

·         Expertise in dry flower preservation, flower arrangements etc

 

Outreach and extension

·          Regular consultancy on flower and foliage crop production systems in Goa

·         On farm visit for consultancy on flower and foliage crop production

·         Consultancy on landscaping and cultivation of flower and foliage crops 

·         Supply of seeds and planting materials of ornamental crops

 

Academic/ Student advising

Guided post graduate (2 no’s) students for their thesis/project work

 

Membership in professional societies

·         The Horticultural Society of India

·         Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture

·         Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India

·         Society for promotion of horticulture

·         Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

·         Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, ICAR Res. Complex, Goa.

 

Awards and honours

  • Received Best Poster Award for the paper entitled “Post harvest management of Lilium cut flower cultivars for enhanced vase life under coastal humid condition of Goa” by S.A.Safeena , M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi and A.R.Desai ,2010 during Fourth Indian Horiculture Congress – 2010 organised by The Horticultural Society of India during 18-21 November, 2010 at New Delhi.

Research Publications

Journals  

  • M. Thangam, Safeena S.A., S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh., 2014, Performance of Heliconia – An Exotic Cut Flower Crop as Intercrop in Coconut under Coastal Climatic conditions of Goa. J. Indian Soc. Coastal agric. Res. 32 (2) : 37-41
  • S. A. Safeena, R. Jayanthi, B. Raju, S. Jaganath, B. M. Ramakrishna and V. R. Ramakrishna Parama., 2014, Effect of Pulsing on Postharvest Longevity of Cut Leaves of Lace Fern/Bridal Fern (Asparagus setaceus syn. Plumosus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences. 84(3):735–742

  • Safeena S. A. and Patil V.S., 2014, Studies on the Effect of Microwave Oven Drying on Flower Quality of Dried Dutch Rose Flowers. National Academy Science Letters, 37(1):19–24

  • S.A.Safeena., V.S.Patil and B.Hemla Naik.,2006, Response of drying in hot air oven on quality of rose flowers. Journal of Ornamental Horticulture,9(2) :114-117

  • S.A.Safeena and V.S.Patil., 2007, Suitability of Dutch Rose Varieties for Dry flowers. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences,20(1):105-108

  • S.A.Safeena., V.S.Patil and B.Hemla Naik., 2006, Standardisation of stage of harvest for better quality of dry flowers of rose. Journal of Ornamental Horticulture,9(3):224-226

  • Safeena S.A. and Patil V. S., 2013,  Effect of Hot Air Oven and Microwave Oven Drying on Production of Quality Dry Flowers of Dutch Roses. Journal of Agricultural Science, 5(4): 179-189 (Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education).

Books, book chapters

  • A.R.Desai, 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. Pp 52-59

  • Singh, N.P., Thangam, M., Priya Devi, S., Desai, A.R., Safeena, S.A. and.Arunachalam, V. 2012. Farmer Friendly Technologies in Horticulture from ICAR(RC)for Goa. In: Farmer Friendly Technologies in Horticulture. Chadha KL, Singh SK and Singh AK. (Eds.). The Horticultural Society of India : 33-39.

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh., 2014, Traditional wisdom in utilization of orchids for ethno botanical applications. In Proceedings of National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” . PP :57-59

  • Safeena S.A, Anabel Rita Alphonso , M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh, 2014. Innovations in traditional utilities of marigold. In Proceedings of National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” .Pp:55-56

  • M. Thangam, S.A. Safeena, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh., 2014, Traditional Vegetable Varieties of Goa for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization. In Proceedings of National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” .Pp:50-52

  • Safeena S.A., 2015, Scope and prospects of Floriculture in Goa, In book: Souvenir of the Silver jubilee Celebration of ICAR Research Complex for Goa, pp-48-52

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi, A.R.Desai and N.P.Singh (2015) Ready Reckoner on Cultivation of Tuberose, Technical Bulletin No:50 , ICAR- CCARI, Ela, Old Goa-403 402, Goa, India

  • Safeena S.A, M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi and Mathala Juliet Gupta., 2015, Improving livelihood security of improved varieties of ornamental crops in the tribal areas of Goa. In Empowering livelihood of tribal farmers of Goa: Achievements under TSP 2013-2014. Technical Bulletin No.53. ICAR-CCARI ,p.5.

Extension Folders

  • M. Thangam, Safeena S.A, S. Priya Devi and Narendra Pratap Singh., 2014, Heliconia - a profitable intercrop in Coconut. Extension folder No. 71. ICAR (RC) for Goa, Ela, Old Goa- 403402, Goa, India.

  • M. Thangam, Safeena S.A, S. Priya Devi and Narendra Pratap Singh., 2016, Orchid cultivation under shade net house. Extension folder No. 73. , ICAR- CCARI , Ela, Old Goa-403 402, Goa, India

  • M. Thangam, Safeena S.A, S. Priya Devi and Narendra Pratap Singh., 2016, Lilium cut flower production under naturally ventilated polyhouse. Extension folder No. 74. , ICAR- CCARI ,Ela, Old Goa

  • Thangam, M, Safeena, SA, Priya Devi, S and N.P.Singh (2016): Heliconia Varieties Part-I. Instruction Material Series No.: 1 (2016), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Thangam, M, Safeena, SA, Priya Devi, S and N.P.Singh (2016): Heliconia Varieties Part-II. Instruction Material Series No.: 2 (2016), ICAR (RC), Goa.

  • Thangam, M, Safeena, SA, Priya Devi, S and N.P.Singh (2016): Major families of Zingiberales. Instruction Material Series No.: 3 (2016), ICAR (RC), Goa

Technical Bulletins/ Folders/ Training Manuals/ Course Materials etc.)

  • S. A. Safeena., 2006. Standardisation of drying technology for Dutch Roses. Thesis Abstract. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences,19 (1):230-231

  • Safeena S.A., 2010. Standardisation of drying technology for Dutch Roses. In: Abstract Book, National Symposium on Lifestyle Floriculture: Challenges and Opportunities at Solan, H.P,19 -21 March 2010 . p.169

  • 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 Seminar on Ecosystems and Biodiversity:Goan perspective. p.43-45

  • Desai, A.R., Singh, S.P., Thangam, M., Priyadevi,V., Safeena, S.A. and Singh, N.P. 2010. Biodiversity in horticultural crop: In the seminar – Ecosystems and biodiversity : Goan perspective: 39-44.

  • S.A.Safeena, A.R.Desai, M. Thangam, S.Priya Devi and N.P.Singh, 2010. Harnessing the potential of traditional flower crops in Goa  In: Abstract Book, 9th National Symposium on Recent Outlook  on Sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region , 27-30 October, p.100  

  • S.A.Safeena, M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi and N.P.Singh, 2010. Conservation and evaluation of local germplasm of Jasmine under under coastal humid condition of Goa. In National Conference on Plant Diversity for Aesthetic Values and Landscape Gardening. p.7-8

  • M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya, S.A.Safeena , S.Priya Devi and A.R.Desai ,2010. Morphological and Molecular Diversity of Heliconia species- A potential exotic ornamental plant In:9th National Symposium on Recent Outlook  on Sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region, p.169

  • S.A.Safeena, M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi and A.R.Desai ,2010. Post harvest management of Lilium cut flower cultivars for enhanced vase life under coastal humid condition of Goa In: Abstract Book, 4th Indian Horticulture Congress (18-21Nov,2010) organised by The Horticultural Society of India at New Delhi. p.467

  • M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya, S.A.Safeena , S.Priya Devi and A.R.Desai,2010. Effect of growing media on growth and yield of Gerbera varieties under naturally ventilated polyhouse in coastal humid conditions of Goa In: Abstract Book, 4th Indian Horiculture Congress 18-21 November, 2010 at New Delhi p.186-187

  • M.Thangam, M.S.Ladaniya, S. A. Safeena , S.Priya Devi and A.R.Desai ,2010.  Performance of Heliconia species as intercrop in coconut Plantation under coastal humid condition of Goa In: Abstract Book, 4th Indian Horticulture Congress organised by The Horticultural Society of India at New Delhi p.309-310.

  • Singh, N.P., Singh, S.P., Desai, A.R., Priya Devi, S., Thangam, M. and Safeena, S.A. 2010. Biodiversity in mango varieties of Goa: Status and prospects for its utilization.In National seminar on biodiversity in mango for sustainable livelihood during 25-28th June, 2010: 11p.

  • Safeena S.A., Ramchandrudu,K., M.Thangam, S.Priya Devi and N.P.Singh., 2011, Conservation of Wild Orchids of Goa in the Western Ghats. Proceedings of National Conference on National Consultation for production and utilisation of orchids organised by National Research centre for Orchids.

  • Singh N.P,.  Thangam M., Arunacahalam, V., Desai A.R., Priya Devi, S. and Safeena S.A., 2011. Role of tuber crops in achieving food security in Goa. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Climate change and food security: Challenges and Opportunities for tuber crops, 20-22 Jan 2011, CTCRI, pp.57-62

  • Thangam, M.,Priya Devi,S., Safeena, S.A., Arunachalam,V. and Singh, N.P. 2012. Underutilized crops based crop diversification for emerging climate resilient horticulture. National seminar on Indian agriculture: preparedness for climate change during 24-25th, March, 2012: 73-75.

  • Thangam,M.,Safeena,S.A., Ramachandrudu,K.,Priya Devi,S. and Singh,N.P.2012. Collection, conservation, evaluation and utilization of Heliconia: An exotic flower crops for new emerging market. In: Abstracts of Global conference on horticulture for food, nutrition and livelihood options during 28-31st May, 2012

  • M. Thangam., Mathala Juliet Gupta, S. Priya Devi and Safeena S.A, 2013, Naturally ventilated poly house, Hindi Magazine, Prajna., 2013,

  • S. Priya Devi, M. Thangam and Safeena S.A, 2013, Kokum, Hindi Magazine, Prajna., 2013

  • Safeena S.A, S. Priya Devi and M. Thangam, 2013, Intercropping of marigold in cashew orchard, Hindi Magazine, Prajna., 2013

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam, S.Priya Devi and N.P.Singh., 2013, Diversity of local germplasm of Jasmine under coastal humid ecosystem of Goa. In “Second International Conference on Ecosystem conservation, climate change and sustainable development”. In Book of Abstracts, p.319-320

  • N.P.Singh, M.Thangam, V.Arunachalam, A.R.Desai, S.Priya Devi and S.A.Safeena , 2013. Scope of commercial tuber crops cultivation in Goa .In “International Conference on Tropical roots and tubers for sustainable livelihood under changing agroclimate, ” p.74-79

  • Safeena S A, Jayanthi R., B. Raju and N. P. Singh., 2014, Effect of Pulsing on Postharvest Longevity of Cut Leaves of Sprengeri fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’). In 6th Indian Horticulture Congress” organized by The Horticultural Society of India in collaboration with TNAU, Coimbatore during November 6-9,2014.

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam and N. P. Singh., 2014, Effect of planting density on growth, flowering and yield of China aster (Callistephus chinensis. L. Nees) under agroclimatic conditions of Goa. In 6th Indian Horticulture Congress” during November 6-9,2014.

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh., 2014, Traditional wisdom in utilization of orchids for ethno botanical applications. In National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” during 11-12, December 2014.

  • Safeena S.A, Anabel Rita Alphonso , M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh, 2014. Innovations in traditional utilities of marigold. In National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” during 11-12, December 2014.

  • M. Thangam, S.A. Safeena, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh., 2014, Traditional Vegetable Varieties of Goa for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization. In National Conference on “Innovation in traditional practices for cultivation of fruit, vegetable and plantation crops” during 11-12, December 2014.

  • M. Thangam, Tanvi Sawant, S.A. Safeena, S. Priya Devi and N.P.Singh., 2015, Genetic diversity in Heliconia- a tropical flower and related genera using DNA markers. In SAB International Symposium on “New perspectives in modern biotechnology”.p-37

  • Danielle Fernandes, Safeena S.A, Manju Lekshmi, Sreekanth G.B. and Narendra Pratap Singh., 2015, Rosa hybrida flowers as natural carotenoid source for enhancing the pigmentation and growth of ornamental gold fish (Carassius auratus). In National Seminar on Advances in Life Sciences P.75

  • Safeena S.A, M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi and N. P. Singh, 2015, “Genetic diversity of a commercially important flower crop - Jasmine and its conservation under coastal humid ecosystem of Goa”. In “International Symposium on Biodiversity, Agriculture, Environment and Forestry” .Pp.163

  • M. Thangam, S.A. Safeena and N. P. Singh., 2016, Performance of Amaranthus accessions in coastal climatic conditions of Goa. In National Symposium of ISCAR  at Bhubaneswar,January 14-17, 2016. P.139.

  • N. P. Singh, A. R. Desai, M. Thangam, S. Priya Devi, Mathala J. Gupta, S. A.     Safeena, S. R. Maneesha and V. Arunachalam, 2016, Research advances in Horticulture in West Coast region and future directions. In National Symposium of ISCAR at ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar during January 14-17, 2016. P.126-127.