|Designation||Scientist (Plant Pathology)|
|Complete postal Address with city code||Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Post - Kudlu, Kasaragod - 671124, Kerala|
Awarded B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Kerala Agricultural University in 2010 and M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Plant Pathology from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 2012. Awarded Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi during 2019. Joined ICAR through Agriculture Research Service as Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore in 2016 and worked for eleven months. In 2017, transferred to ICAR-CPCRI, Kayamkulam RS on 27.03.2017. Completed 14 months and again transferred to CPCRI HQ Kasaragod. Presently working at Kasaragod from 1st June 2018 onwards.
on diagnostics and management of diseases of coconut, arecanut, and cocoa. Specialized in molecular diagnostics and
management of plant diseases. Characterized complete genome of Tobacco
streak virus and also development of infectious clone of TSV. Developed
rapid detection technique for Papaya Ring spot virus through Loop
mediated isothermal amplification assay. Presently associated with the project
on “Integrated disease management in plantation crops” and characterized the
sooty mold fungus Leptoxyphium sp. associated with Rugose spiralling
whitefly. Also associated with the
characterization of coconut lethal wilt disease.
10 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals
authored 3 book chapters, 5 popular articles and presented research findings in
national and international conferences/symposia till now.