Dr Prabhakar is a consultant and former Principal Scientist at the Division of Vegetable Crops at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.

He comes with a rich experience of 39 years conducted research on production technology of tropical vegetable crops. His fields of specialisation include Soil and Water management including Micro-Irrigation & Fertigation,  Organic farming and Safe Vegetable production, Integrated water and Nutrient management , Rainfed Production and Protected Cultivation of vegetable crops.