Papadopoulou Lefkothea
Prabhakar Tamboli, PhD
Adjunct Professor and Director
  • Department of Environmental Science and Technology
    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    University of Maryland
    Maryland, USA
    Phone: 301 -765 -7935, E-mail:;



  • Ph.D., Agronomy, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa, USA
  • M.S., Soil Science, I.A. R. I., New Delhi, India
  • B.S., Chemistry, Biology, Victoria College, Gwalior, India



Dr. Tamboli was a Senior Agriculturalist at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., where he worked on projects in 30 countries in Africa and Asia. He also has held positions as a Soil Fertility expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and as a professor and Associate Dean at Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University at Jabalpur (M.P.), and was involved in designing and implementing All India Agronomic Trials throughout India. Under the technical cooperation mission in (TCM) of USAID and Indian Counsel of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Research Interest

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Soil science
  • International production of food crops

Professional Activities:

  1. Concept Paper on “ Project for Sustainable Human and Natural Resource Management”
  2. New Training Center for Developing Countries
  3. Inauguration of the Project
  4. Visit by Officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ukraine.
  5. Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Between International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)
  6. Training Workshop on “ Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Policy Analysis” 5-31 October 1997
  7. Training Workshop on “ Food Security in Drought Prone Environments” in 24 August  -19 September 1998
  8. Training Workshop on “ Agricultural Research Management” 15-16 May 2000 for Senior Officials from Indonesia
  9. Workshop on “ Agricultural Research Management, Research Extension Linkages and Privatization of Extension, Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information Systems, “ for Officials for India and Africa, 4-29 June 2001
  10. Workshop on  “Monitoring and Evaluation”  26 October – 14 November 1998 for Officials from Egypt
  11. Field Visits for Research Scientists under Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) program
  12. Field Visits for Senior officials from The World Bank, Washington DC for the Chesapeake Bay Area to Learn about Nutrient Management and Agricultural Practices to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Pollution: 7 June 1999, 5 April 2000 and 9 July 2001
  13. Workshop on “ Managing Nutrients and Agricultural Practices to Improve Water Quality” 27 November – 1 December 2001 for Senior Officials from Maldova and Romania.
  14. Collaboration Between The World Bank, Washington DC and Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Landscape Architecture, 9 October 2001 and December 2001
  15. Romania- Modernization of Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Training (MARET) Project.18-24 May 2003
Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Envirionmental Science and Technology
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellow for Ph. D. Program
  • Gamma, Sigma Delta, Honor society of Agriculture, membership in honor of high scholarship, outstanding achievement award (Maryland University Chapter)
  • Life time honored Member Who’s Who Biltmore
  • Society of the Sigma Xi, Iowa University Chapter



  1. Tamboli P.M.. and  Nene Y.L. “ Modernizing Higher Agricultural Education System in India to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century”, Proceedings, 11th Agricultural Science Congress, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2014.
  2. Tamboli P.M.. and  Nene Y.L. “ Modernizing Higher Agricultural Education System in India to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century” Journal of Asian Agri-History Foundation, Volume 17 Number 3, July-September 2013. P 251.
  3. Bhupat M Desai, Errol D’Souza, John Mellor, Vijay Paul Sharma, Prabhakar Tamboli” Agricultural Policy, Instrument and Implementation: A Review and the Road Ahead” Economic & political Weekly- Vol XLVI No 53. December 31,2011
  4. J Challa, P K Joshi, Prabhakar Tamboli: Revitalizing Higher Agricultural Education in India “ Economic and Political Weekly-Volume XLVI Nos 26&27, June 25, 2011
  5. Prabhakar Tamboli, Wanted: Knowledge Initiatives in Agriculture” Journal of 3SENSEX, Vol 2 No 2, July 2008
  6. Prabhakar Tamboli, “Seeking Knowledge initiatives in Agriculture-Staving Off a Collapse” ESS journal March 2008
  7. Tamboli P.M. and Nene Y .L. “ Science in India with Special Reference to Agriculture” Journal of Asian Agri-History Vol 9, No 1,2005 ( 27-49_
  8. Jitendra  S, P. Mahadeo Tamboli, J C Engilish, Ratan Lal and A B Stewart” Conserving Soil Moisture and Fertility in the Warm Seasonal Dry  Tropics” The World Bank Technical Paper #221, 1993
  9. Tamboli P.M. “ The World Bank Experience in Supporting Agricultural Research For Development and Challenges Faced  by  Indonesia’s Agricultural Research and Development Agency”Seminar Proceedings  1991
  10. Tamboli P.M., W E Larson & M Amemiya “ Influence of Aggregate Size on Soil Moisture Retention” Iowa Academy  of Science, Vol 71, 1964
  11. Tamhane, R.V., and P.M. Tamboli. 1955, Investigations into the physical and chemical properties of soils of Malwa, under Tractor cultivation. A paper presented in the fortieth Indian Science Congress Lucknow, Part III Abstr. 1955. pp. 139.
  12. Tamhane, R.V., and P.M. Tamboli. 1955. Effect of tractor ploughing in black soils of Malwa. Jour of Indian Soc. of Soil Sci. Vol. Ill No. 1955. pp. 51.
  13. Tamboli, P.M. and V.K. Misra. 1963. Phosphate requirement of soils of Madhya Pradesh. Jour, of Indian Soc. of Soil Sc. Vol. 11 No. 2, 1963.
  14. Tamboli, P.M. and H.P. Singh. 1963. Fertility status of Alluvial soils of M.P. Papers presented in 50th Science Congress held in 1963 at New Delhi.
  15. Tamboli, P.M. and H.P. Singh. 1962. Soil fertility status of extension Block Morar in Gwalior District, M.P. Bull. NO. 26 of National Institute of Science of India 1964, paper read at symposium of fertility of Indian soils held at Madras, in August 1962.
  16. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.P. Bali. 1958. Investigations on the suitability of soils for irrigation. Jour, of Vik. Univ. Vol. Ill, No. 3, pp. 169.
  17. Tamboli, P.M. 1955. Soil structure. Jour, of College of Agri. Gwalior 1955/56 pp. 75.
  18. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.P. Bali. 1957. Reconnaissance soil survey of Guna Dist. M.P. Jour, of Coll. of Agril. Gwalior Vol. II, No. I pp. 41
  19. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.P. Bali. 1957. What doses land revenue classification mean. Journal of College of Agriculture, Gwalior. Vol. I, pp. 25.
  20. Tamboli, P.M. 1957. Soils of District Raipur (MP) and their fertility status. Journal of College of Agriculture, Raipur. Vol. I, pp. 62.
  21. Sastry, B.D. and P.M. Tamboli. 1961. A preliminary study of the soils of Khandwa (Nimar) district (MP) . Journal Vol. VI, 1961/62 pp. 26.
  22. Tamboli, P.M. 1961. Soils survey and some problems of irrigated agriculture in Chambai Commanded Area in M.P. Government Report.
  23. Tamboli/ P.M. 1961. A paper presented in seminar on irrigation drainage and water logging problems held in September 1961-%in Bombay, India.
  24. Tamboli/ P.M. and J.N. Dubey. 1964* Effect of Molybdenum and Cobalt upon leaf liness and carbohydrate formation in Tri folium alexandrinum, Inoculated with rhizobium. A paper presented at symposium held by Indian Soc. Soil Sci. on trace elements in soils, plant a and animal husbandry at Ludhiyana in May 1964. Published in Journal of Ind Soc. Soil Sci. Vol 12 No. 4 p. 37.
  25. Tamboli/ P.M. and N.K.S. Pathak. 1964. Studies of saline and alkali soils of M.P. State. Journal of Indian Soc. of Soil Sci. Vol 12.
  26. Tamboli/ P.M. and V.K. Mishra- 1965. Utility of soil survey and soil testing in increasing crop production in Raipur District of M.P. Paper read at the symposium held by Indian Society of Soil Science at Jaipur on 8 May 1965.
  27. Bhagat, T.D. and P.M. Tamboli. 1966. Effects of some agricultural implements on physical, chemical and biological properties of soils of Jabalpur. Indian Journal of Soil Science. Vol 14/ p. 77.
  28. Verma, L.N., P.M. Tamboli and J.N. Dubey. 1966. Bacteria/ actinomycetes and fungi in soils of Upper Narmada Valley. Indian Journal of Microbiology. Vol VI, No. 1.
  29. Tamboli, P.M. and V.K. Mishra. 1966. Use of phosphatic fertilizers for increasing crop production in Madhya Pradesh. A paper read at the 53rd Indian Science Congress. Jan 1966.
  30. Tamboli, P.M. and M.J.S. Tulsi. 19 67. A study of the use of basic slag as liming material in acidic soils of MP. Indian Journal of Soil Science.
  31. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.D. Tiwari. 1966. Soil moisture studies in heavy black soils of Jabalpur (MP). A paper presented at the symposium held at Ranchi in June 1966.
  32. Tamboli, P.M. and M.J.S. Tulsi. 1966. Response to paddy with and without amm. sulphate. Planter’s Journal and Agriculturist, Aug. 1966.
  33. Verma, L.N., J.N, Dubey, and P.M. Tamboli. 1967. Interaction of actinomycetes and azotobacters in soiis. J.N. Agri. Univ. Res. Journal Vol. I.
  34. Dubey, J.N. and P.M. Tamboli. 1967. A method of analysis of soil bluegreen alage.
  35. Gupta, S. K., T.A. Singh, J.P. Mahajan, and P.M. Tamboli. 1967. Germination of oil seeds as affected by solute concentration.
  36. Gupta, S.K., T.A. Singh, J.P. Mahajan, and P.M. Tamboli. 1967. Fate of applied phosphorus in some soils of Madhya Pradesh.
  37. Gupta, S.K., T.A. Singh, J.P. Mahajan, and P.M. Tamboli. 1967. These three papers were presented at the Annual Meeting of Ind. Soc. of Soil Sco. held in May 1967 at Jabalpur.
  38. Tamboli, P.M and Y.P. Bali. 1957. Soils of Madliya Pradesh (with a soil map) Dept, of Agriculture, MP. Bulletin No. I 1957/58 (Hindi version in Kisani Samachar, June 1957)
  39. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.P. Bali. 1958. Soil testing service in M.P. with 12 photographs. (Hindi version in Kisani Samachar, March 1958)
  40. Tamboli, P.M. 1958. Pre/irrigation soil survey of Chambal Commanded area in M.P. (a 35 pages report containing analytical data and a soil map showing irrigation suitability classes)
  41. Tamboli, P.M. and Y.P. Bali. 1959. Report on fertilizer trials and soil survey in M.P. under the Indo U.S. operational agreement No.4, 1956-58. (a 73 pages report) Dept, of Agriculture M.P. Publication No. II.
  42. Tamboli, P.M., Y.P. Bali, N.K.S. Pathak, S.S. Yadav. 1959. A report of soil survey of Govt, farms of Madhya Pradesh (Gwalior, Bhind, Jora, Baroda, Vidisha and Khargone) alongwith the soil map. Dept, of Agriculture M.P. Bulletin.
  43. Tamboli, P.M., A.O. Khare, N.K.S. Pathak. 1959. report on fertilizer trails under Model Agronomic experiment scheme (1956–59) Kharif).
  44. Tamboli, P.M. 1957. Three decades of research in the field of Agriculture work done at Agril. Research Institute, Gwalior from 1916 to 1952.
  45. Tamboli, P.M. 1957. Report o£ work done at Agricultural Research Institute, Gwalior from 1952 to 1956.
  46. Tamboli, P.M. and V.K. Mishra, H.P. Singh. 1962. Soils of Madhya Pradesh and their fertilizer needs. Fertilizer News Nov. 1962.
  47. Tamboli, P.M., N.K.S. Pathak. 1962. Irrigation water, its properties and chemical analysis (Hindi version in Kisani Samachar, Jan 1962 pp. 11) .
  48. Tamboli, P.M. 1964. Use of Urea in Madhya Pradesh. Japan Urea Center News, Dec. 64. (Hindi version in Kisani Samachar).
  49. Shuman, F.H. and P.M. Tamboli. 1964. Freedom form hunger and N.P.K. go together. Fertilizer News, May 1964.
  50. Motiramani, D.P., P.M. Tamboli, V.K. Mishra. 1965. Liming of acid soil of M.P. (J.N. Krishi Vishwa Vidhyala Technical leaflet 1965).
  51. Tamboli, P.M. and V.K. Mishra. 1966. Increase in crop production through soil testing in Raipur. Fertilizer News. April 1966.
  52. Motiramani, D.P., P.M. Tamboli, V.K. Mishra, S.M. Gorantiwar. 1967. Changes in the fertilizer status of Madhya Pradesh soils. Fertilizer News. Vol 12, No. 7, July 1967 p. 18.
  53. Tamboli, P.M. 1967. Organic manures green manure and their long term effect.
  54. Tamboli, P.M. and B.R, Tembhare. 1967. Fertilizer guide for Madhya Pradesh. 1967.

Book launch in New Delhi, February 2010, presided by the Indian Minister of Agriculture

  1. P. M. Tamboli, Y. L. Nene. 2011. Revitalizing Higher Agricultural Education in India: Journey Towards Excellence. ISBN# 81-903963-3-1
  2. “Revitalizing Higher Agricultural Education in India –journey towards excellence- By. Prof. P M Tamboli & Prof. Y L Nene”. (See flyer attached). This book has been endorsed by Dr.Cheng-i Wei, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland and by Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission , Government of India.
  3. One chapter on the same subject in a book “Agricultural Education & Knowledge Management , by B.S. Hansra, DPS Publication House 2013.
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