Twenty Third Annual Report 2021-22
General Body Meeting
The Twenty fourth Annual General Body meeting of Association of Agrometeorologists was held at VC’s Secretariat Conference Hall, SKUAST-K, Kashmir on March 25, 2022. Dr Vyas Pandey, President of the Association presided over the meeting and was assisted by the EC members. Fifty four (54) members were present physically and 350 members attended meeting virtually.
Dr Vyas Pandey, President of the Association welcome the members and congratulated the LOC members of AGMET 2021 for successful organization of seminar. There after he presented the progress made by the Association in terms of its membership, financial assets and publication of Journal of Agrometeorology.
During the year 2021-22, Executive council met three times. The first meeting of Executive Council of Association was held on 07th September 2021, 12th October 2021 and 27th February 2022 using Google meet virtual platform. Major decision taken by EC during the year 2021-22, EC members unanimously decided to postpone the National Conference “AGMET 2021”. The tentative suggested date was the third week of March, 2022, preferably 22-24 March, 2022 due to the poor response of National participants was due to Covid-19 pandemic situation prevailing in the country. A three members committee comprising of Dr. Y.S. Ramakrishna, Dr. Surender Singh and Dr N. Subash was formed. The committee has been requested to contact the defaulter chapters and ask to submit the account details; committee also may suggest being an action to be taken against defaulter chapters. EC decided to get application evaluated through online mode, EC also authorized to President and Secretary to finalize the expert committee members for various award for 2021. EC members also suggested to secretary, that consent (telephonic or by email) must be obtained from of all the experts before sending the applications.
An online meeting was conducted on 01.04.2021 at 2.30 PM towards the selection of office bearers for the new financial year of Thrissur chapter of Association of Agrometeorologists at the Department of Agricultural Meteorology, College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara.
A Webinar on “How to publish in peer reviewed journals” were jointly organized by the Department of Agricultural Meteorology, College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara and Regional Agricultural Research Station, Kumarakom, Kerala Agricultural University in association with the Association of Agrometeorologists, Anand - Thrissur chapter on 5th June 2021 at 02:00 PM through online platform. The World Meteorological Day-2022: In connection with World Meteorological Day 2022, a painting & drawing competition was celebrated on March 21st.
Organization of seminar
SKUAST-Kashmir in collaboration with Association of Agrometeorologists (Anand Gujarat) organised a three-day conference on “Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture -Adapting Crops to Increased Climate Variability and Uncertainty’ w.e.f 24-26 March 2022 at Shalimar Campus. The conference was attended by about 300 delegates involved presentation of more than 17 lead speakers and about 184 research papers in the oral/poster sessions by scientists from all over the country. Prof. Vyas Pandey, President, Association of Agrometeorologists, Anand, Gujarat presented the significant recommendations formulated during the conference.
Enrollment of Members
During the year 2021-2022, 43-Life Members were enrolled with Association. Thus the total number of life memberships increased up to 1812 by the end of March 2022. A total of 222 Annual members, 66 Student members and 01 Foreign annual member were enrolled during the year 2021.
During the year 2021-2022 the total income was Rs.12,42,561.33/- and the total expenditure was Rs.8,58,392.56/- giving a surplus of Rs.3,84,168.77/-. A sum of Rs.75,67,379.00/- has been kept as fixed deposit with Central Bank of India which includes FD for various awards and memorial lectures.
Awards / Fellowship
Separate Committee of experts (5 members for each awards) evaluated the applications received for various awards for 2021 and finalized the various awards on basis of average marks obtained by candidates.
Dr.Prabhjyot Kaur, Principal Scientist (Agromet) &Head, Department of CCAM, PAU, Ludhiana and Dr.V.Geethalakshmi, Director (Crop Management), TNAU, Tamil Nadu
Dr Sudhir Kumar Mishra, Agrometeorologist, PAU, RRS, Faridkot, Punjab
Dr Rajkumar Dhakar, IARI, New Delhi
C. Dharani, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore
The research paper entitled “Assessing the Impact of Higher Levels of CO2 and Temperature and Their Interactions on Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)” authored by Tejaswini C. Rangaswamy, Shankarappa Sridhara, Nandini Ramesh, Pradeep Gopakkali, Diaa O. El-Ansary, Eman A. Mahmoud, Shaimaa A. M. Abdelmohsen, Ashraf M. M. Abdelbacki, Hosam O. Elansary and Amal M. E. Abdel-Hamid published in the Plants (2021) 10:256, DOI- https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10020256 submitted by Tejaswani C. Rangaswamy was recommended for Award.
The paper entitled “Determining the radiation use efficiency of potato using sunshine hour data: A simple and costless approach” authored by Suman Samanta, Saon Banerjee, Asis Mukherjee, Pulak K. Patra and Pramiti K. Chakraborty published in the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research (2020) 18(2):e0801, DOI https://doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2020182-15561 submitted by Suman Samanta was recommended for Award
The following four eminent scientists conferred Honorary Fellowship during inaugural function in SKUAST-Kashmir AGMET 2021 on 24-26 March 2022 at Shalimar Campus organizing by SKUAST-Kashmir Chapter.
Publication of Journal of Agrometeorology
The Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) with ISSN 0972-1665 (print) and 2583-2980 (online), is a quarterly publication of Association of Agrometeorologists, Anand, Gujarat, India, appearing in March, June, September and December. Since its beginning in 1999 till 2016, it was a half yearly publication appearing in June and December. The journal publishes original articles, full length papers, short communications, and review articles in addition to invited papers in English only. The research contributions are published after peer review and approved by the Editorial Board of JAM. All the publications are available on our dynamic website https://journal.agrimetassociation.org.
During the year we received proposal from different publishing agency for collaboration in publication which were denied. The journal is well appreciated by National and International organizations. It is being indexed by CAB International, Current contents, INSDOC, Scopus, AGRICOLA and many more others indexing agencies. During 2021, 432 papers were received, including 25 papers from foreign countries, 80 papers were published /accepted, 352 papers were rejected and rests are under the process of revision. The journal is being indexed in most of the scientific indexing services and has its increasing impact factor since 2008.
SCOPUS Cite Score (2021) is 1.1
Scimago Journal & country ranking H-Index = 12; SJR (2021) = 0.27; 2-year IF (2021)=0.484; 3-year IF (2021)=0.488; 4-year IF (2021)=0.474
SCIJOURNAL.ORG WOS IF (2021) = 0.557; SCOPUS IF (2021) = 0.484
Bioxbio.com IF (2020/ 2021) = 0.557
Academic accelerator Journal impact (2020-21) = 0.557
Resurchify.com Impact factor (2021) = 0.48
The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) scores of the journal for year 2022 is 6.55. .
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Web Page of the Association
Association has developed its new dynamic website with its domain name www.agrimetassociation.org. Member can view/edit/update their profile on the website. New members can also register/enroll on the website. All abstracts and full papers are available on website with search engine. Event gallery is also provided. The social media account search as Facebook, twitter, instagram etc are provided to increase visibility of the Association. All members are requested to visit the site and give their feedback for its further improvement to email@example.com. The online submission of manuscript and review system is under development.
(S. B. Yadav)