Name:

Dr. RISHI KUMAR
Sr Scientist ( Agril. Entomology)

 eMail:
 Qualification
Ph D in Agriculture Entomology
 Years of experience

11 Years

Contact Address

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station,
Sirsa 125 055, Haryana, India.
Telephone : +9 1-1666-220428 (O)
+91- 9466375285 (M)


Academic Qualification

  • Ph D in Agriculture Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1999 with CSIR, Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D Research Project.
  • M.Sc. in Agriculture Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1994 with University Merit Scholarship
  • B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1991 with ICAR Scholarship

Employment Record:

  • October, 2007–Present , Sr. Scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur , Regional Station , Sirsa
  • 2000- 2007 , Assistant Professor of Plant Protection (Entomology) – Krishi Vigyan Kendra , Punjab Agricultural University , Ludhiana

Trainings Attended:

  • Insecticide toxicology organized by Centre of Advance Studies , Department of Entomology, CCS HAU, Hisar from 15 th October1999 to 4 th November 1999
  • Advances in Apiculture organized by Centre of Advance Studies, Department of Entomology, CCS HAU, Hisar from 15 th Feberuary 2001 to 7 th March 2001
  • Application of Techniques in Entomology organized by Centre of Advance Studies , Department of Entomology, CCS HAU, Hisar from 22 th Feberuary 2005 to 15 th March 2005

Current Research Area:

  • Formulation of sustainable strategies on the cotton pest management.
  • Resistance and resurgence monitoring in insect-pests against insecticides.

Achievements:

  • Biology of mealy bug, its parasitisation by Aenasius bambawalei , mealybug sampling strategies finalized.
  • Evaluation of Strategies for the eco-friendly management of mealybug.
  • Insecticides Induced Resurgence in mealybug reported.

Present Research Programs and Projects:

  • Bioecology and sampling of mealybug in cotton (Rishi Kumar and Dilip. Monga, (2008-2010)
  • Studies on the impact of systemic insecticides on sucking pests and non-target arthropod communities in Bt and non Bt cotton ( Rishi Kumar ,2008-2010)
  • Emerging and key pests: their characterization, taxonomy, genetic diversity and control” (K. R. Kranthi, Rishi Kumar ,2007-12)
  • Development and validation of IPM/ IRM Strategies for Bt and conventional cotton under different ecosystem(B.B. Bhosle, Sandhya Kranthi and Rishi Kumar, 2007-2012)
  • Dissemination of Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies in Haryana (K.R.Kranthi, Dilip Monga and Rishi Kumar ,2007-12)
  • Research into development of decision Support System for major insect pests of rice and cotton based cropping systems (Dr V.S.Nagrare, Rishi Kumar )

Completed Research Programs and Projects:

  • NATP Project Integrated Pest Management in Irrigated Cotton (2001-04)

Teaching / Extension Achievements:

Item (Numbers)

Details

Year

Additional Information

Vocational trainings (38)

Beekeeping and IPM

2000-06

1130 participants

Shot duration training (107)

IPM in various crops

2000-06

3400 participants

In- service training (6)

IPM and IRM

2000-06

106 extension personnel

IAAOT (5)

Beekeeping and IPM

2000-06

45 army persons

Front line demonstration (442)

Cotton, oilseeds & pulse

2000-06

Various locations

Method demonstrations (24)

IPM and Bee keeping

2000-06

-

Exhibitions

Display of plant protection activities

2000-06

55 at various functions

Field days (30)

Cotton , oilseed & pulses

2000-06

Various locations

Kisan melas (25)

Rabi & Kharif crops

2000-06

At Ludhiana & Bathinda

Surveys (cotton, wheat, rice) 25

For insect pest problems

2000-06

Bathinda and Mansa

Invitation lecture (185)

On IPM and Bee keeping

2000-06

For farmers and farm women

Radio and TV talks (6)

IPM and Beekeeping

2000-06

For farmers and farm women

Recommendations for package of Practices Published by PAU:

  • Spot Application of Profenophos 40EC @3.5 ml or Cholorpyriphos 20EC@8ml,Quinalphos 25EC@ 5.5ml or Acephate75 SP@ 5.5 g, Thiodicarb 75WP @ 2.0g or Carbaryl 50WP@6g per liter water.
  • Management of citrus whitefly, aphid and psylla.
  • Recommendation of Flubendamide480SC for the control of Bollworm complex.
  • Tested new brands of Imidacloprid /Acetamiprid/Thiomethoxam for the management of jassid

Memberships:

  • Association for Advancement of Entomology, University of Kerala , Trivandrum
  • Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science, PAU. Ludhiana

Conference/ Seminar / Symposia Participation:

  • National Seminar on Entomology in 21 st Century, held at RCA, Udaipur (30 th April to 05 th May, 1998) and presented a paper.
  • International conference on Nature farming and Ecological balance held at CCS HAU, Hisar (07 th -10 th March; 2001) and presented a paper.
  • Attended seminar on Processing and Marketing organized by ATMA, held at Jalandhar (23 rd March; 2001 )
  • Banner programme in Extension organized by ATMA held at PAU, Ludhiana (16 th -18 th Augt; 2002)
  • Punjab science congress and presented a research paper at TIET, Patiala, Punjab (07 th - 09 th Feb; 2002)
  • Congress on Insect Science held at PAU, Ludhiana (15 th -17 th Dec; 2005) and presented a paper.
  • Congress on Insect Science held at PAU Ludhiana ( Feb 21-22 ) and presented two paper.

Publications

  • Rishi Kumar , Kranthi,K.R., Monga, D. and Jat, S. L. 2009. Natural parasitization of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on cotton by Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). J. Biol. Control . 23 (4): 457-460.
  • Monga,D., Rishi Kumar , V. Pal and Jat, M. C. 2009. Mealy bug a new pest of cotton crop in Haryana: a survey. Journal of Insect Science . 22 (1): 100-103
  • Monga,D., K.C.Kumhar and Rishi Kumar . 2009. Integrated management of mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley on cotton. International conference on emerging trends in production, processing and utilization of natural fibres in 16-19 April, 2009 at Mumbai, India. Pp 132-137.
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta and Gather,S.K. 2004. Relative abundance of economically important noctuids of Haryana. Pestology XXVIII(3): 38-41
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta and Khokhar,K.S .2003. Identification of Spodoptera litura ( Fabricius) and Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) (Amphipyrinae: Noctuidae:Lepidoptera) J.Ent.Res. 27(2): 157-165
  • Rishi Kumar , Singh,R and Kalidhar,S.B.2003. Insecticidal properties of Bakain Melia azedarach L.- A Review . Agric. Rev . 24 (2): 101-115
  • Rishi Kumar , Singh R, Bharti, Suhag, P. and Kalidhar, S. B. 2003. Insecticidal action of Melia azedarach L. seed extracts on Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Bangladesh J. Agril. Res . 28 (2): 227-235
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta and Khokhar,K.S. 2002. Identification of Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth) and M. loreyi (Duponchel) (Hadeninae: Noctuidae:Lepidoptera ). Entomon 30(2): 131-139
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta and Khokhar,K.S. 2002 Taxonomic studies on light trap collected species of Catocalinae (Noctuidae:Lepidoptera) J.Ent.Res. 26(4): 323-335
  • Bharti, Suhag, P., Rishi Kumar , Singh, R. and Kalidhar, S. B. 2002. Phytochemical investigation on Melia azedarach seed. J. Med. Arom. Plant. Sci. 24 : 33-35
  • Rishi Kumar, Singh, R., Bharti, Suhag, P and Khalidhar S, B. 2001. Bio-evaluation of Melia azedarach seed extracts on Mythimna unipuncta . J.Med.AromPlant.Sci. 23 : 652-657.
  • Rishi Kumar , Singh, R., Bharti, Suhag, P.and Kalidhar, S. B. 2001. Studies on insecticidal properties of Melia azedarach seeds on Earias vitella . J. Cotton Res. Dev. 15 (2): 156-161.
  • Rani, M., Suhag, P., Rishi Kumar and Kalidhar S,B. 1999. Chemical components and biological efficacy of Melia azedarach. L. stems J.Med.ArmPlant.Sci . 21 :1043-1047.
  • Rishi Kumar, Sucheta and Khokhar, K.S. 1996. Effect of insecticidal seed treatment on the germination and vigour of okra seed. Seed Res. 24(1): 73-74
  • Rishi Kumar , Rani,M. and Khalidhar S,B. 1996. Biological efficacy of Melia azedarach. L. stems. J.Med.Arom.Plant.Sci . 21 : 1074-1078
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta and Khokhar, K.S. 1996. Studies on the chemical control of sucking pests infesting okra. Annals Biol. 12 (1): 104-109.
  • Rishi Kumar , Sucheta, Khokhar, K.S. and Agarwal, N. 1996. Comparative efficiency of different insecticides applied against fruit borer infestation as seed treatment and foliar sprays on fruit yield of okra. Annals Agril. Res. 17 (3): 241-243

Coverage in CICR, Newsletter :

  • Rishi Kumar, Jat, S. L. and Monga, D. 2009. Lady bird beetle Brumus suturalis – a potential predator of mealybug: April-June , 2009
  • Rishi Kumar and Monga, D. 2009. Record of parasites and parasitoids on mealybug at different locations: Jan.-March , 2009

Technical Manual:

  • Monga, D, Rishi Kumar and Indoria,A.K. 2009. Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM). School Manual. Published by CICR, RS, Sirsa, pp 1-65.

Pumphlet & Pictorial Key Board

  • Sohi,A.S., Dhawan,A.K.,brar,D.S.and Rishi Kumar .2005. Punjab wich narme kapas di kasat layi jaruri nukte ( Important hints for successful cultivation of cotton in Punjab)
  • Brar,D.S. and Rishi Kumar .2007. Mealybug de Agaoo wadhe attehamle nu rokan layi ahim nukte ( Important point to check the further spread of mealybug)
  • Kumar, Rishi, K.C.Kumhar and Monga,D. 2008 . Kapas mein mealy bug ki Samasya evem roktham ( In Hindi )
  • Kumar ,Rishi and Monga, D. 2008. Kapas mein mealybug ke liye eisa karein evem eisa na karein ( Do and Don't do for mealybug management in Cotton )