Professional Information
Area of specialization Plant pathology
Area of interest Fungal Pathology, Biological Control
Number of institute projects completed 1
Number of Institute projects being handled 2
Number of externally funded projects completed 2
Number of externally funded projects being handled 2
Technologies developed P-24, the first Phytophthora tolerant black pepper variety was developed
IPM strategy for the management of foot rot disease in black pepper was developed involving bio-control agent, Trichoderma harzianum + potassium phosphonate.
Black pepper Hybrids/ cultivars/ lines with Phytophthora tolerance were identified for cultivation and incorporation in breeding programs.
Identification of vanilla accessions tolerant to Phytophthora meadii and Fusarium spp for cultivation in disease prone areas and in breeding programs.
Standardized complete package of cultivation technology of medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum on sawdust (90%) + rice bran (10%) substrate combination
Standardized complete package of cultivation technology for Ganoderma on paddy straw based substrate formulation for the first time in world
Standardized cultivation technology of medicinal mushroom Trametes versicolor for the first time in India
Arka OM-1, a new pink oyster mushroom variety was released and commercialized
Successful cultivation of mushroom Hypsizygus ulamrius – introduction of this mushroom to Indian Mushroom Industry was widely accepted and replaced oyster mushroom Pleurotus spp. At present, about 12-15 tons of Elm oyster seeds per annum is being sold to farmers in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Successful cultivation of medicinal mushroom Schizophyllum commune
Standardized complete package of cultivation technology of medicinal mushroom shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Successful cultivation Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, mushroom for aesthetic purpose and dye industry
A simple method of culture preservation of Ganoderma using sorghum grain was developed
Substrate sterilization period for Ganoderma lucidum was brought down from 2 h to 15 min to save power and time
Application of vermicompost to reduce incidence TLB in Taro
Application of vermicompost to reduce incidence Collar rot in Elephant foot yam