Name:
 Dr. Satish Kumar Sain, Senior Scientist
eMail: sain.skumar@gmail.com
 Qualification
Ph.D (Plant Pathology)
 Contact Address
ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research Regional Station
Sirsa 125 055 Haryana
Cell : + 91- 9414 550 767
 
 

 

Academic Qulaification and Training Programme Attended

  • B.Sc. Ag. (Hons), Agriculture , 1996 - I class 68%; MDSU, Ajmer
  • M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology, 1998 - I class 3.8/4.0; RAU Bikaner
  • Ph.D. (Ag.) Plant Pathology, 2002 - I class 4.4/4.4; MPUA&T Udaipur
  • NET, Plant Pathology 2002 - Cleared call for SRF ; ASRB

Traning Programme attended

Title Duration Institution
Microbial identification 12 days (19 Feb.- 2 March, 2001) MTCC, IMTECH,  Chandigarh
Scientific Report Writing and Presentation One week (17 to 22 Oct,2013) NAIP Sponsored National Training Workshop at NAARM
Pest Risk Analysis Training One week  (2 to 6 September, 2013) USDA & NIPHM
Risk Analysis Mentorship Program (RAMP) 19 days (10 to 28 March, 2013) USDA-APHIS, Raleigh North  Carolina, United States

 

Employment

Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research Regional Station, Sirsa 125 055 Haryana 18 November to till date Research & Extension
Assistant Director-PHM at NIPHM 27 June 2011 to 16 November 2015 (Capacity building R&D)
Visiting Scientist (Plant Pathology) & Project Coordinator AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, ICRISAT, Hyderabad 14 Nov. 2006 to 24 June 2011 (R&D and promotion)
Plant Pathologist Vibha Agrotech, Hyderabad February 2006 to Oct., 2006 (R&D)
Senior Research Fellow Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi Oct 1st 2002 to January 2006  (Research)

Publications

  • Patents                                                                             : 02
  • Research Papers : Full Paper                                     : 30
  • Book chapter & popular article                                    : 11
  • Training Manual                                                             : 11
  • Popular articles                                                              : 09
  • Technical Bulletins/leaflets                                          : 93
  • Book Editor & Compilation                                           : 02
  • Report Compilation                                                       : 20

Awards & Honours

Items of Recognition Awarding Organization Year Individual/ Collaborative
Gold Medal Award in M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Pathology Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner 1998 Individual
PR Verma Award for research paper presentation Indian Society for Mycology and 1998 Individual
University Merit Scholarship Award for M.Sc. (Ag.) Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner 1996-98 Individual
University Merit Scholarship Award for Ph.D. Maharana Pratap University of Ag. & Tech. Udaipur 1998-2002 Individual
Beast paper presentation award Bioved Research & communication Society, Allahabad (U.P.), 2005 Collaborative
Member of Editorial board Acta Horticulturae.  No. 752, pp 623 . (Edt. ML Chadha, G Kuo, CLL Gowda) ISHS, Belgium 2007 Collaborative
NCC “A”, “B” certificates Awards Rajasthan BN, NCC Bikaner 1992-94 Individual
NCC “C” certificates Awards Rajasthan BN, NCC Bikaner 1996 Individual
Volleyball Team Captain Award 4 times University Sports Board: All India Agricultural/Inter-university Sport Meet 1996-97-2000-2001 Individual
Ph.D. Supervisor (Botany) Osmania University, Hyderabad 2013 Individual
External Referee for M.Sc. Biotechnology Thesis North Maharashtra University, Pune, Maharashtra 2012 Individual
Life Member Society of Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore 2009 Individual
Life Member Horticulture Society of India 2011 Individual
Annual Member Indian Phytopathological Society 2003 Individual
 Reviewer Australian Journal of Crop Science 2011 Individual
Associate Editor Plant Health News Letter of NIPHM since 2011 Collaborative
Reviewer, New Disease reports Plant Disease, American Society of Plant Pathology 2015 Individual
Reviewer, Biocontrol paper Crop Protection,www.elsevier.com 2015 Individual

Publications- Research Paper/ Book Chapters/ Popular Articles

Authors Title with full reference Year Journal NAAS Journal ID/Rating
1)Rajasekhar L.,  S.K. Sain and J. Divya
Evaluation of microbial consortium for ‘plant health management’ of pigeon pea. 6(2):107-113 2016 International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences.
2)Sain S.K.   and M.L. Chadha Response of some wild species of tomato against Peanut bud Necrosis Virus under open-field conditions 2016 Indian J. Horticulture 73(1),  60-65 I050/6.13
3)Sain S.K.   and H.N.Gour Pathological and Physio-biochemical Characterization of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines, incitent of Glycine max leaf pustules. 2013 Indian Phytopathology  66(1): 20-27 I080/4.59
4)Sain S.K.   and M.L. Chadha Evaluation of improved lines of tomato (Solanum lycoperscium L.) for yield performance under open field conditions. 2012 Indian J. Horticulture 69(2):185-194 I050/6.13
5)Sain S.K.   and Gour H.N. Pathological, physiological and biochemical characterization of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. parthenii incitent of leaf blight in Parthenium hysterophorus. 2008 J. Mycology and Plant Pathology 38(3):466-477 J284/4.00
6)Sain S.K.  , Gour H. N. and Sharma P. Pathogenic variability and antibiotic sensitivity in Xanthomonas campestris pv campestris isolates causing black rot of cauliflower. 2008 J. Mycology and Plant Pathology 38(3):599-605. J284/4.00
7)Sharma P., Sharma S. R., Sain S.K.   and Dhandapani A. Integrated management of major diseases of cauliflower 2006 Indian J. Agricultural Sciences 76 (12):726-731 I023/6.18
8)Sain S.K.  , Gour H. N. and Sharma P. Biocontrol of black rot of cauliflower by plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria. 2005 J. Mycology and Plant Pathology 35:99-102 J284/4.00
9)Sharma P., Zewain Q., Bahadur P. and Sain S.K. Effect of soil solarization on sclerotial viability of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis subvar, cauliflower D. C.). 2005 Indian J. Agricultural Sciences. 75: 90-94 I023/6.18
10)Sain S.K.  , Sharma M.P. and Puspendra S. Evaluation of some fungicides against downy mildew, biological yield and mucilage contents of seeds of Blonde psyllium. 2002 Indian Phytopathology 55(1):109-111. I080/4.59
11)Sain S.K.   and Gour H.N. Leaf blight of Parthenium hyterophorus L. caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. parthenii: A new record from Rajasthan, India.. 2001 J. Mycology and Plant Pathology 31(3):386-387 J284/4.00
12)Sain S.K.   and Sharma M.P. Factors affecting development of downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora plantaginis) of isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.) and its control. 1999 J. Mycology and Plant Pathology 29 (3):341-349. J284/4.00
13)Sain S.K. Efficacy of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in in vitro inhibition of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines and prevention of bacterial pustules of soybean in the field. 24(4): 333-337 2010 J. Biological control J078/ 3.96
14)S.K. Sain and M.L. Chadha First Report of Pseudoperonospora rumicis Causing Downy Mildew on Rumex vesicarius in India, Online. 10.1094/PHP-2010-09-15-01-BR. 2010 PHP: Plant Disease Management  
15)Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. Efficacy of isolated bacteria in in vitro inhibition of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. cyamopsidis and prevention of bacterial leaf blight of cluster bean in the field. 23(4): 421–425 2009 J. Biological control J078/ 3.96
16)Sain S.K., Gour, H. N., Sharma P., and Chowdhry, P. N A new leaf spot disease of Calotropis gigantea caused by Alternaria alternata in Rajasthan, India. Online. 10.1094/PHP-2009-03-01-BR. since 2009 PHP: Plant Disease Management  
17)SainS.K., Gour H.N. and Sharma P. Evaluation of botanicals and PGPRs against Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, an incitant of black rot of cauliflower. 2(2): 178-182 2007 J. Eco-Friendly Agricultural. J133/3.10
18)Sharma P. and Sain S.K. Use of biotic agents and abiotic compounds against damping off of cauliflower caused by Pythium aphanidermatum. 58: 395-401 2005 Indian Phytopathology I080/4.59
19)Sharma P., Kadu L. N. and Sain S.K. . Biological management of die-back and fruit rot of chilli (Capsicum annum L.) caused by Colletotrichum capsici (Syd.) Butler and Bisby. Indian J. Plant Protection 33 (1): 226-230 2005 Indian  J. Plant Protection I064/4.9
20)Sharma, P. and S.K. Sain Induction of systemic resistance in tomato and cauliflower by Trichoderma species against stalk rot pathogen (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum). 18 (1): 21-28 2004 J. Biological control J078/ 3.96
21)Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. Pathological and physio-biochemical characterization of four different pathogenic strains of Xanthomonas species. 34: 968-969 2004 J. of Mycology and Plant Pathology J284/4.00
22)Sharma P., Sain S.K. andSindhu M. Evaluation of commercial products for control of soil borne plant diseases of cauliflower and tomato. 31: 53-65 2004 New Botanist -
23)Sharma, P., Sain S.K., Sindhu M. and Kadu L.N. Integrated use of CGA 2045704 and Trichoderma harzianum on downy mildew suppression and enzymatic activity in cauliflower. 25(1): 129-134 2004 Annals of Agricultural Research. A128/3.02
24)Sharma P. and Sain S.K. Compatibility study of Trichoderma isolates with fungicides against damping-off of cauliflower and tomato caused by Pythium aphanidermatum. 15 (2): 133-138 2003 Pesticide Research Journal. P026/4.16
25)Sharma P. and Sain S.K.. Development of suitable techniques for evaluating virulence and biocontrol activity of Trichoderma isolates21:16-21 2003 Indian J.Pl.Pathol. 1068
26)Sharma P. and Sain S.K. Evaluation of commercial and laboratory formulations of bioagents and plant nutrients against wilt of tomato and damping off of cauliflower. 21: 105-109 2003 Indian J.Pl.Pathol. I068
27)Chadha, M.L., Yang, R., Sain, S.K., Triveni, C., Pal, R., Ravishankar, M. and Ghai, T.R. Home gardens: an intervention for improved health and nutrition in selected states of india.http://www.actahort.org/books/937/937_130.htm 2012 Acta Hort. 937: (ISHS) 1049-1055
28)M.L. Chadha, R. Srinivasan, Jaw-fen Wang, SK. Sain, Tarsem Lal, T.R. Ghai, M. Ravishankar, Bharat Bhushan, Kulbir Singh and K.G. Singh. Promoting Safe Vegetable Production Technologies in Punjab and Jharkhand, India 2010 IHC 2010, Belgium, Accepted
29)M.L. Chadha, S.K. Sain, M. Ravishankar, Bharat Bhushan and Roohani Pal. AVRDC’s Vegetable R&D Interventions for Improved Livelihoods in Jharkhand, India 2010 IHC 2010, New Delhi Accepted
30)Bairwa I.B., Gour H.N. and Sain S.K. Integrated management strategies for anthracnose of chilli caused by Colletotrichum capsici. In: Souvenir cum Proceedings, National Seminar on “Role of Antimicrobials for Sustainable Horticulture,” January 2002, IGAU, Raipur 2002 Society of Mycology & Pl Pathology pp. 114-117.

 

Research Projects Handled

Pl or Co-Pl/ Associated Scientist

Title of Project (s)

Period (From-To)

Amount/ Budget

Funding agency

PI Biotechnological approaches to understand plant pathogenesis and management of black rot of cabbage caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Pammel) Dowson April, 2001-March, 2002 0.25 Sponsored-DST student project-Institutional
Associate Development of bioformulation from improved strains of Trichoderma for cauliflower and tomato. 2002-2005 15.0 lakh National Agriculture Technology Project (NATP), ICAR, New Delhi- Competitive Grant Programme
Associate National Network project for “Management for Alternaria blight of Brassica juncea and vegetable crops” (NSS-8). 2004-2007 11.13 lakh Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi-12
  1. Associate/Visiting Scientist
Promotion of Short duration mungbean variety in Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu India 2006- 2011 72.00 lakh MOFA
  1. Visiting Scientist & Project Coordinator
Improving vegetable production and consumption for sustainable rural livelihoods in Jharkhand and Punjab, India 2008-2012 4.686 Crore SRTT
Project Coordinator  Bio intensive strategies for insect-pest management if Tobacco (Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka) – An Extension & Developmental schemes by Tobacco Board  in collaboration with NIPHM 2013-2015 50.0 Lakh Tobacco Board
Project Coordinator Collaboration with Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Tamil Nadu for training to the Agricultural Officers  and establishing on-farm production centres in 150 villages 2014-15 12 Lakh

Department of Ag. Tamil Nadu, Govt. of India

Project Coordinator Adoption of Agro-ecosystem Analysis based Biointensive Pest Management Strategies and Promotion of Decentralized Biocontrol Agents and Biopesticides Production Centres through Farmer Self Help Groups in Meghalaya 2014-2017 2.62 Crore

RKVY

Trainings/ Demonstrations Organized:

  • Organized 51 Farmers field days & 33 short trainings& 5,000 demonstrations. 15,000 farmers & 511 officers were trained in Punjab & Jharkhand.
  • Trained 713 farmers in 19 short duration training programmes in on-farm production of bioagents & biopesticides at NIPHM during 2014-15.
  • Application of Trichoderma harzianum & Pseudomonas fluorescens as seed, nursery and soil treatment in tobacco crop was demonstrated in 1240 ha farmer field s in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka through Tobacco Board-NIPHM programme during 2013-14 & 2014-15. 44 farmer’s field days conducted in which 990 farmers participated.  RKVY project is being implemented in Meghalaya with Govt. of Meghalaya.
  • Teaching: 
  • Taught 7 courses in On-Campus (NIPHM)/ Off Campus PGDPHM (Agri. Officers of Kerala Govt., YSRHU, MKV) who intern implementing the farmers trainings. Guided 15 PGDPHM student projects.
  • Trained ~ 1500 master trainers in 29 National & International training programmes at AVRDC & NIPHM. Delivered 60 lectures in 35 other training. ~ 25 SHGs have started Trichoderma production Units in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh with the backup support from master trainers trained at NIPHM.
  • Trained 152 Agril.Officers of Tamil Nadu in on-farm production of BCA&MBP. Dept of Agri., Govt. of Tamil Nadu established On-farm BCA production units (SHGs) in 150 villages &train farmers.
  • Trained 6725 NGOs community service providers, farmers, households and 113 trainers in Punjab & Jharkhand (AVRDC-SRTT project 2008-2010).
  • 6 Video CD on Ecological Engineering, Mass production of Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, Bracon, Reduviid, Spiders

List of Trainings Organized (86 training programmers of 29 training topics)

1.      Biocontrol strategies for management of plant pathogens-25 trainees from All India SAUs at IARI, New Delhi 16 Nov.- 6 Dec. 2004
2.      Varietal evaluation and integrated pest management-33 trainees: SAU, ICAR and NGOs in Jharkhand at BAU, Ranchi 29 Sept. - 02 Oct., 2008
3.      Home gardening-25 trainees: SAUs, NGOs from Punjab, Jharkhand & Bhutan at AVRDC-ICRISAT           Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2009
4.      IPM in vegetable crops- 33 trainees-SAU, ICAR and NGOs in Jharkhand at BAU, Ranchi              3 to 5 Dec., 2009
5.      Home gardening, health and nutrition – 35 + 25 trainees: SAU, ICAR and NGOs in Jharkhand at BAU, Ranchi (3 programs) March 22-23, 2010, Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2010
6. Training workshop on plant health management in net-house vegetable production – 50 trainees:  PAU, State Agri. Dept Punjab at PAU, Ludhiana Aug. 10, 2010
7.      Production Protocol for Bioagents &  Biopesticides & Quality Assessment & Quality Management of Microbial Biopesticides (7 programs) 10-30 April;  3-23 Aug., 10-26 Dec. 2012, 1-21- Feb 2013, 24- May -13 June, 2-22 July 2013, 23 May -12 June 2014; 8-28 May 2015; 5-25 June 2015
8. Production Protocol for Bioagents &  Biopesticides (6 programs) 10-20 April, 10-20 May  2012, 24 May -3 June,  18-24 June 2013, 23 May-2 June 2014; 5-15 June 2015
9. Quality Assessment & Quality Management of  Microbial Biopesticides (5 programs)    21-30 April, 27-31 Aug., 21-30 Dec. 2012, 4 -13 June 2013, 3-12 June 2014; 
10.  AESA based PHM & Ecological Engineering for Pest Management for Sr. Level Officers (5 programs)    16-17 April, 1-3 May, 2-12 Sept,  1-21 Nov., 6-26 Nov. 2012
11.  Ecological Engineering for Pest Management  (2 programs) 27-31 Aug., 2012
12.  Crop Specific AESA- Vegetables (2 programs)6 May to 9 June 2012, 4 Sept to 3 Oct. 2013
13.  Crop Specific AESA and Ecological Engineering for Pest Management  for Officials of Maharastra State Department of Agriculture under CROPSAP (2 programs) 17-23 Oct., 23-26 Oct. 2013
14.  Refresher training on Plant Health Management (2 programs)   23 to 26Oct., 2013; 22 to 28 Jan, 2014
15.  Fundamentals of Plant Health Management for  Plant Health Doctors (3 programs)        17 Jan to 6 Feb., 4-24 April 2014; 21 Jan -9 Feb 2015
16.  Biocontrol input production management (MKV, Parbhani ) & (UAS, Raichur) students (4 programs)      2 -22 Jan, 3 -8 Feb., 26-30 May , 2-7 June 2014
17.  On –Farm Production of Bioagents to Promote AESA based IPM  (10 days) (12 programs) 30 April to 9 May, 12-21 May, 11-20 June, 4-13 Aug., 1-10 Sept, 1-5 Sept, 9-18 Oct., 2014; 25 Feb-17 March 2015; 9-18 March 2015; 13-23 April 15; 1-10 June 2015; 24 August - 2 Sept, 2015;
18 On –Farm Production of Bioagents to Promote AESA based IPM  (3-6 days) (9 programs) 1-5 Sept.2014; 29 -31 Oct.14; 28-30 Jan 2015; 26-31 May 2014; 2-7 June 2014; 16-18 Feb 2015; 25-27 Feb 2015; 31 Aug -5 Sept , 7 -12 Sept 2015;
19 On –Farm Production of Bioagents to Promote AESA based IPM Tamil Nadu Agricultural Officers (3 programs) 10-19 Nov. 2014; 25 Feb-27 March 2015;09 -18 March 2015
20 “On- Farm Production of Biocontrol Agents and Microbial Biopesticides to Promote AESA based Plant Health Management in conjunction with Ecological Engineering for Pest Management and Agricultural Extension Services”   (3 programs) 22-31 July 2015; 21-30 Sept 2015; 5-15 Oct 2015
21. Refresher course for AC ABC& 6-10 July 2015
International Training Programmes
22.  Safe vegetable production- 27 trainees from South Asian Countries  at AVRDC-ICRISAT 1-7 Oct., 2007
23.  Germplasm management and utilization of vegetables and legumes-27 trainees from South Asian Countries at AVRDC-ICRISAT 26-29 May, 2008
24.  Advances in vegetables and legumes breeding – Assoc. 25 from South Asian Countries at AVRDC-ICRISAT      April 27 to May 02, 2009
25.  Application of molecular markers in vegetable and legumes - 28 trainees: South Asian Countries at AVRDC-ICRISAT July 26-31, 2010
26.  International Training Programme on Plant Health Management for 10 participants of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Afghanistan 2-6 July 2012
27.  International Training Course on Integrated Pest Management for IBSA   12-30 March 2012
28.  US-INDIA-AFRICA Triangular International Training programme on New Dimensions in Agricultural Extension Management”. (2 programs) 3 Dec. 2013, 30 Sept-1 Oct 2014
28.  SAMETI  under  a 45 days "Technical Assistance Programme in Cotton"  (2 programs)    23 Sept to 6 Nov., 2013;  12 and 14 Oct. 2013.
29.  Regional Plant Health Systems Analysis  (2 programs) 24 Nov. to 8 Dec. 2014; 1-15 June 2015

Book Chapters

  • Chadha, M.L., Sain, S.K., Ravishankar, M., Bhushan, B., Pal, R. Livelihood opportunities interventions by AVRDC The World Vegetable Center. In: Horticulture to Horti-Business./ Eds. Chadha, K.L.; Singh, A.K.; Patel, V.B.   New Delhi : Publishers& Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi
  • M.L. Chadha, Peter Hanson, Satish K. Sain and Roohani Pal, Contribution of vegetable crops to address poverty, hunger and malnutrition in South Asia In: Sulladmath, U.V. and Swamy, K.R.M. (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Horticulture (ICH-2009), PNASF, Bangalore. Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation, Bangalore
  • Chadha, M. L., Bains T.S., Shekhon H.S., and Sain S.K. Short duration mungbean for diversification of rice-wheat system. In: M. Ali and S. Kumar (Eds.). Milestones in Food Legumes Research IIPR, Kanpur, India
  • Sharma, P. and  Sain S.K. Mass production of Trichoderma harzianum on various indigenous agricultural products and by-products. In: Emerging Trends in Mycology Plant Pathology and Microbial Biotechnology. B. Bhadraiah, I.K. Kunwar, G. Bagyanarayana (eds.) 37.      BS Publications, Hyderabad
  • Sain S.K., Gour H. N. and Sharma P. Evaluation of clusterbean germplasm for Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. cyamopsidis. In: Emerging Trends in Mycology Plant Pathology and Microbial Biotechnology. B. Bhadraiah, I.K. Kunwar, G. Bagyanarayana (eds.), BS Publications, Hyderabad. BS Publications, Hyderabad
  • Sharma P., Kaur A. and Sain S.K. Variability in Sclerotium rolfsii and differential response against Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride. In: BF Rodridgues, HN Gour, D J Bhat & N Kamat (Eds.),  Advance in Fungal Diversity and Host-Parasite interactions. Goa University Publishers, Goa
  • Sharma P., Sain S.K. and Kaur A. 2004.Evaluation of fungal bioagents by improved methods against plant pathogens. In: Training Manual: Biocontrol strategies for management of plant pathogens, P. Sharma, R. Aggarwal, J, Gopalakrishanan and D.V. Singh (eds.) CAS Pl. Patho. IARI, New Delhi.
  • Sharma P., Sain S.K., Kaur A. and Kumar A.M. Evaluation of ecological parameters of bioagents. In: Training Manual: Biocontrol strategies for management of plant pathogens, P. Sharma, R. Aggarwal, J, Gopalakrishanan and D.V. Singh (eds.), CAS Pl. Patho. IARI, New Delhi.
  • Sharma P., Kaur A., Sain S.K. and Banik S. Biological control of sclerotia forming pathogens in vegetables: In: Training Manual: Biocontrol strategies for management of plant pathogens, P. Sharma, R. Aggarwal, J, Gopalakrishanan and D.V. Singh (eds.), CAS Pl. Patho. IARI, New Delhi.
  • Sain S.K. and Sharma M.P. Biochemical changes in isabgol leaves infected by downy mildew. In K.K. Bora, K. Singh and A. Kaur (Ed.). Seeds, Bioregulators and Applied Plant Biotechnology. Pointer Publication, Jaipur.
  • AK. Pandey, SK Sain, Pooja Singh, Uma T. Palni, N. N. Tripathi. Mycotoxin Menace in Stored Agricultural Commodities and Their Management by Plant Volatiles: An Overview, In: Current Trends in Plant Disease Diagnostics and Management Practices- Part of the series Fungal Biology        Springer International Publishing.

 

Developed/ Validated and Promoted New Techniques :

  • Composition for early, profuse sporulation under solid state, of the improved isolate of Trichoderma harzianum and a process thereof. Inventors: Dr. P. Sharma, Dr. P. Dureja, Dr. S.K. Sain, Dr. DV Singh.
    • Application No.3459/DEL/2005 A; International classification: C12N 1/14
    • No. of claims 6
    • Date of filing of Application: 23/12/2005
    • Publication Date: 05/09/2008; The Patent Office Journal. pp: 20208
    • Applied through: ICAR-Krishi Bhawan
  • A novel technique using gs-i and gs-ii media for mass multiplication of fungal and bacterial biocontrol agents. Inventors: Dr. K. Satyagopal, Dr. Girish Anantrao Gunjotikar, Dr. Satish Kumar Sain
    • Application No.1752/CHE/2014 A); International classification :A01N 63/00
    • No. of Claims : 10
    • Date of filing of Application :01/04/2014
    • Publication Date : 25/04/2014
    • The Patent Office Journal pp. 12234
    • Applied through: NIPHM, DAC, MoA, Hyderabad
  • Bioformulation application technology . P. Sharma,        S.K. Sain
    • Improved isolates showing pesticide tolerance can be well utilized in IPM models. Timely application of the Biocontrol isolate formulation as seed treatment, seedling dip and broadcasting can very well provide 60-90 days plant protection against soil borne diseases from nursery to field
  • Technology suitable for evaluating Trichoderma isolates . P. Sharma,          S.K. Sain
    • Technology based on parasitism for biological control utilizing toxin extracts can be well explored for evaluating biocontrol efficacy of Trichoderma isolates within 15 days.
  • Healthy seedling raising technology  for vegetables in Punjab and Jharkhand .Project Coordinator  in a collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, BAU & ICAR-RC
    • Seedling production using plug trays with specific media under nylon net cover, and application of starter solution was validated & promoted for net house and open field cultivation of vegetables by 156 farmers in Punjab & 500 farmers in Jharkhand
  • New shifting type net-house design for Punjab . PC in a  collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, Ludhiana
    • New shifting type design of net-house was evaluated and validated by organizing 25 farmers field trails at PAU & in Punjab for sustainable vegetable cultivation. The design has been approved& recommended by PAU Ludhiana & Govt. of Punjab for adoption.
  • Validation of AVRDC  Improved germplasm disease resistant material in Punjab.PC in a  collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, Ludhiana .
    • Field validation trails of 10 multiple ToLCV resistant lines (Ty 1, -2, -3 genes) and 8 late blight resistant lines (Ph 1, -2, -3 genes) conducted in 25 net house trails.
    • New resistant material (13 tomato, 1 eggplant and 2 capsicum) Tomato (3) Root knot nematode - L00272, L00274, L00094; Tomato (10) Tomato Leaf Curl Viruses (ToLCV)-CLN3022F2-37-8-1, CLN3022F2-37-29-8-0, CLN3010F2-76-9-13-0, CLN3022F2-138-6-2-0, CLN3022F2-138-6-7-0, CLN3024F2-104-48-1-0, CLN3022F2-154-11-11-0, CLN3022F2-154-22-5-0, CLN3008F2-132-17-10-0, CLN2777F-18-9; Eggplant (1) Fruit & shoot borer S00811; Capsicum (2) Root knot nematode -C00226, PP237-7502 were introduced for field evaluation during 2010-11.
  • Technology for year-round vegetable cultivation under-net house for Punjab.A collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, Ludhiana
    • The technology includes six cropping sequences for year-round vegetable cultivation in Punjab which can provide an income of Rs. 80 to 240 thousand in 500 m2 net-house area along with package of practices.
    • The packages were evaluated and validated in 156 net house trails in Punjab during 2008-2010.
  • Liquid fertilizer application technology PC in a  collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, BAU & ICAR-RC
    • Technology utilizing Liquid fertilizer application at five stages @ 240:240:240 for tomato, eggplant and capsicum developed and validated in Punjab & Jharkhand. The technology reduces the 38% fertilizer consumption and increased yield by 40%. 50 net-house vegetable growers are utilizing the technology in Punjab and 15 farmers in Jharkhand.
  • Legume crops for soil and human health improvement.Visiting Scientist in a collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA, RAU-Rajasthan, PAU-Punjab, PUSA-Bihar, CCSHAU- Haryana, BAU-Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, TNAU-Tamil Nadu,
    • Short duration mungbean variety in Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Vegetable Soybean in Jharkhand promoted. Short duration mungbean is being promoted in 350 farmer’s fields in Punjab and Vegetable Soybean in 3400 farmer’s fields in Jharkhand. Short duration mungbean provides Rs. 30,000 to 45000/ ha additional income while vegetable soybean provides up to Rs 1 lakh/ha under low rainfall conditions to the farmers
  • IPM technology for eggplant fruit and shoot borer .PC in a collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & BAU & ICAR-RC
    • Technology includes Healthy seedling production, Pheromone trap, infected tip cutting components and 500 farmers in Jharkhand utilized the technology. The Technology increases more than 40% yield of uninfected fruits.
  • Homegarden vegetable cultivation technology.PC in a collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA & PAU, BAU & ICAR-RC
    • Development of 6x6 meter homegarden model for Punjab and Jharkhand. Finalized year round vegetable production homegarden models able to produce 260-300 kg/ 36 m2 area are established in Punjab and Jharkhand. Models promoted in 350 and 1500 households in Punjab and Jharkhand, respectively during 2008-2010
  • Validation of AVRDC -The World Vegetable Center’s (Taiwan) improved lines of tomato, pepper, mungbean and vegetable soybean lines for major disease resistance.PC in a collaborative effort of AVRDC-RCSA, RAU-Rajasthan, PAU-Punjab, PUSA-Bihar, CCSHAU- Haryana, BAU-Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, TNAU-Tamil Nadu,
    • Identifying the high yielding disease resistant lines against the major diseases like ToLCV, PbNV, late blight, bacterial wilt, MYVM, cercospora leaf blight, anthracnose, powdery mildews.
  • On-farm production of Biocontrol agents .Lead in collaborative work of NIPHM
    • Developed/modified simple, low cost on-farm production technologies for mass production of biocontrol agents and microbial biopesticides. The laboratory & training center was established at NIPHM in 2013. Trained 402 state & SAUs officials in 17 trainings (ten or more days) and 788 farmers in three days training programmes.
    • Trained 280 PGDPHM and CPGDPHM students from Kerala, MKV Maharashtra, UAS Raichur.
    • The success of the technology and efforts could be observed in the states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka where use of T. harzianum was demonstrated in 1680 ha of farmer’s fields during 2013-14 to 2015-16 through Tobacco Board. The farmers were able to get more crop yield (125 to 375 kg/ha increase) by reducing the disease problems viz. damping-off, basal root rots, black shank, frog-eye leaf spot etc. even after minimizing 3-4 chemicals pesticide sprays in tobacco crop.
    • In Kerala, 300 farmers have started production and use of Trichoderma sp. (> 1010 c.f.u./gm) in about Rs. 10-15/- per kg. Farmers using bio-intensive strategy have reportedly earned more profit.
    • The technology is also being promoted in the Meghalaya state under RKVY project and in 150 villages covering 56 Blocks in 16 districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Application of biopesticides in tobacco cultivation.Lead in collaborative work of NIPHM & Tobacco Board
    • Implementation of extension and development schemes “ biointensive pest management strategies among tobacco Growers in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka” by Tobacco Board through NIPHM (Produced & supplied (6000 kg each of Trichoderma & Pseudomonas formulation) & demonstrated in 920 ha area of tobacco cultivation. Trained 990 farmers during 2013-14

Training Manuals:

  • Compiled by: Dr. Satish Kumar Sain, Mrs. N Lavanya, Dr. P. Jeyakumar, Dr. K. Satyagopal I.A.S. “Biological Management of Major Insect-Pests and Diseases that affect quality and yield of Apple, Apricot, Pomegranate, & Grapes” for Afghanistan training programme under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: (UNESCAP) SATNET (Asia and Pacific Center for Technology Transfer)          -    UNESCAP-APCTT
  • AESA and Ecological engineering for pest management  in vegetables (30 days)  - NIPHM
  • Fundamentals of Plant Health Management for Plant Health Doctors (21 days)   - NIPHM
  • On-farm production of biocontrol agents and microbial biopesticides (10 days) -   NIPHM
  • Production protocol of biocontrol agents and biopesticides (11 days)   -     NIPHM
  • Quality Analysis and Quality management of biopesticides (10 days)   -      NIPHM
  • AESA and Ecological engineering for pest management (21 days)          -      NIPHM
  • Biocontrol input production management (PGDPHM) -  NIPHM
  • Ecological Engineering for pest management (7 days)    -NIPHM
  • AESA and Ecological engineering for pest management  in vegetables (30 days)  -  NIPHM
  • Induction course on PHM  for officials of DPPQS -NIPHM

Paper Presented in Conferences Seminars/ Symposia :

  • Choudhary S.L., Sain S.K., Joshi A. and Gupta R.R. 1998. Fungicides of Plant Origin. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 28:71. 20th Annual conference of ISMPP held at Trichur, Kerala.
  • Sain S.K. and Sharma M.P. 1999. Factors affecting development of downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora plantaginis) of isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.) and its control. 21st Annual conference of ISMPP held at A.A.U., Jorhat, Assam, March 26-28, 1999
  • Sain S.K. and Sharma M.P. 2000. Studies on biochemical changes in isabgol leaves infected with downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora plantaginis). Abstracts in Souvenir, pp. 187. National Seminar on Plant Physiology at Interface of Agri-Horticulature and Industry held at MPUAT, Udaipur, 20-12-1999 to 1-1-2000
  • Sain S.K., Pushpendra and Sharma M.P. 2000. Relative evaluation of some fungicides against downy mildew, biological yield and swelling capacity of seeds of blonde psyllium. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol.30: 252, 22nd Annual Conference of ISMPP held at NRCM, Solan, 3 - 4 May 2000.
  • Gour H.N., Ashiya J., Purohit A.K. and Sain S.K. 2001.Physiological alterations in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] as induced by the infection of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. vignicola (Burk) Dye. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 31: 119-120. 23rd Annual Conference of ISMPP and National Symposium on Bioinoculants for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry held at Kakataya University, Warrangal, Feb. 16-18, 2001
  • Gour H.N., SainS.K. and Bairwa I. B. 2002. Integrated management strategies for anthracnose of chilli caused by Colletotrichum capsici. Souvenir and Proceedings, pp-64. . J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol.32: 277-278(295). National Seminar on “Role of Antimicrobials for Sustainable Horticulture,” at IGAU, Raipur, January 20, 2002,
  • Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. 2002. Biochemical alterations in Parthenium hysterophorus L. after infection with Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. parthenii and its toxin. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 32 (3) 436-437. In: Asian Congress of Mycology and Plant Pathology on Plant Health for Food Security at University of Maysore, Maysore. October, 1-4,2002
  • Sharma P.and Sain S.K. 2003. Evaluation of Trichoderma isolates for pesticide tolerance and their effect against damping off of tomato. 90th Session, Indian Science Congress. Bangalore, 3-7 January ‘2003’
  • Sharma P. and Sain S.K. 2003.Use of potential isolates of Trichoderma species in developing IPM module for vegetable Crops. National Symposium IPM in Horticultural Crops for Protection of Environment & Biodiversity at Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Chandangaon, Chhindawara (M.P.). Feb10-12 2003
  • Sharma P., Kadu L.N. and Sain S.K. 2003.Pre- and post-harvest biological management of chilli dieback and fruit rot. North Zone Symposium of ISMPP on Post- Harvest Pathology at N.B.P.G.R., New Delhi, 22nd March 2003
  • Sharma P., Sain S.K., Sindhu M. and Kadu L.N. 2003. Integration of Trichoderma with other bioagents for tomato disease management. In Souvenir pp148-149. National Symposium on Biodiversity Management for 21stCentury organized by Society for the protection of Environment & Sustainable Development at BHU, Varansi (U.P.), June 28-30, 2003
  • Sharma P. and Sain S.K. 2004.Development of suitable techniques for evaluating Trichoderma isolates In Souvenir pp 86. 56th Annual Meeting of IPS and National Symposium on “Crop Surveillance: Forecasting and Management at IARI, New Delhi,  19-21 Feb, 2004
  • Sharma P. and Sain S.K. 2004.Variability in Trichoderma harzianum and T. viride isolates. pp55. In NBAIM-CAB International, UK Join Workshop on Isolation, Preservation and conservation of AIM and use of potential molecular tools for their identification at NBAIM, New Delhi, 16-17 March 2004
  • Sharma P. and Sain S.K. 2004.Ecological and biochemical changes in Trichoderma harzianum due to fungicides. In Souvenir, pp. 55, In NBAIM-CAB International, UK Join Workshop on Isolation, Preservation and conservation of AIM and use of potential molecular tools for their identification at NBAIM, New Delhi, 16-17 March 2004
  • Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. 2004. Pathological and physio-biochemical characterization of four different pathogenic strains of Xanthomonas species. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 34: 968-969 In: Souvenir, pp: 25-26.  26th Annual Conference & National Symposium of ISMPP on Advance in Fungal Diversity and Host-Pathogen Interaction at Goa University, Goa,  October7-9, 2004
  • Sharma P., Kaur A. and Sain S.K. 2004.Variability in Sclerotium rolfsii and differential response against Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride.In Souvenir, pp: 42-43. 26th Annual Conference & National Symposium of ISMPP on Advance in Fungal Diversity and Host-Pathogen Interaction at Goa University, Goa, October 7-9,2004,
  • Sharma P., Kaur A. and Sain S.K. 2004.Integrated management of Sclerotium rolfsii: A major threat to vegetable crops. In: Souvenir pp-319. First Indian Horticulture Congress-2004 “Improving Productivity, Quality, Post-Harvest Management and Trade in Horticultural Crops, New Delhi-12,6-9 Nov, 2004
  • Sharma P., Sain S.K. and Kaur A. 2005. Effect of micronutrients, bioagents, fungicides and cultural practices on major diseases of cauliflower pp159. 7th Indian Agricultural Science & Farmers Congress of Bioved Research & Communication Society, Allahabad. U.P. held at S.V.B.P. Uni. Ag & Tech. Meerut (UP). Feb.19-20, 2005.
  • Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. 2005. Production of extracellular pectic and cellulolytic enzymes from four different pathovar strains of Xanthomonas species pp 68-69. In: Abstracts: Global Conference II on Plant Health-Global Wealth held at Udaipur, India (25-29 Nov. 2005)
  • Sain S.K. and Gour H.N. 2005. Screening for the identification of potential PGPR that reduce diseases caused by Xanthomonas pp 208sx-p78. In: Abstracts: Global Conference II on Plant Health-Global Wealth held at Udaipur, India (25-29 Nov. 2005)
  • Sain S.K. and Gour H.N., Sharma, P. and Chowdhry, P.N. 2005. Outbreak of leaf spot disease on Calotropis gigentia (L.) R. Br. ex. Ait. caused by Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keisseler in Rajasthan, India pp336. In Abstracts: Global Conference II on Plant Health-Global Wealth held at Udaipur, India (25-29 Nov. 2005)
  • Sharma P., Sain, S.K., Sharma N. and Rathore J.S.R., 2005. Hypovirulence as a Tool of Biological Control against Sclerotium rolfsii pp 382. In Abstracts: Global Conference II on Plant Health-Global Wealth held at Udaipur, India (25-29 Nov. 2005)
  • Sain S.K. and Chadha M.L. 2007. Major viral diseases incidence on important vegetable crops in Hyderabad. In: Abstracts: 10th  International Plant virus Epidemiology Symposium, IPVE of ISPP, ICRISAT, India (Oct., 15-19, 2007)
  • M.L. Chadha , AK Dutta, Triveni C, SK Sain, Roohani Pa, and Ray-yu Yang, 2009. Region-Based home gardens for year-round household nutrition security and diet diversification in India, 19th International Congress of Nutrition. BITECH, Bangkok, Thailand,  4-9 Oct. 2009.   Abstract pp.
  • M.L. Chadha, Peter Hanson, Satish K. Sain and Roohani Pal, Contribution of vegetable crops to address poverty, hunger and malnutrition in South Asia In: International Conference on Horticulture (ICH-2009), PNASF, Bangalore(9-12 Nov., 2009)
  • M.L. Chadha, Ray-yu Yang, SK. Sain, C. Triveni, Roohani Pal, M. Ravishankar and T.R. Ghai, Home gardens: an intervention for improved health and nutrition in selected states of India, IHC Bengium, Portugal (20-31 August 2010)
  • M.L. Chadha, R. Srinivasan, Jaw-fen Wang, SK. Sain, Tarsem Lal, T.R. Ghai, M. Ravishankar, Bharat Bhushan, Kulbir Singh and K.G. Singh. Promoting Safe Vegetable Production Technologies in Punjab and Jharkhand, India, IHC Bengium, Portugal (20-31 August 2010)
  • M.L. Chadha, S.K. Sain, M. Ravishankar, Bharat Bhushan and Roohani Pal. AVRDC’s Vegetable R&D Interventions for Improved Livelihoods in Jharkhand, India, Indian Horticulture Congress, Nov. 2010
  • Sain SK and N Sathyanarayana 2016 Low-cost farmer’s friendly technology can make the difference: Case study. Eds. RK Khetrapal, KK Mandal, SC Dube, GP Rao, VC Chalam, N Singh, D Kamil, BM Bashyal, PP Jambulkar, G Prakash, D Singh, and P Sharma. Pp 459, Paper presented in 6th International conference “plant’ Pathogens and People” Feb 23-27, 2016
  • SK Sain and AK Pandey 2016. Spectrum of three isolates of Trichoderma harzianum Rifai against important fungal disease of tomato. Pp 118, Paper presented in 6th International conference “plant’ Pathogens and People” Feb 23-27, 2016

 

Popular Articles, Bulletins, Short Communications :

  • S.K. Sain, OP Sharma – Rhizosphere engineering for plant health management: Strategy for sustainable agriculture  NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. Vol. 5 (2):2-7
  • K .Satyagopal, P. Jeyakumar, SK Sain and DR Boina, On-farm production of biocontrol agents and microbial biopesticides to promote AESA based plant health management in conjunction with ecological engineering for pest management. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 4 (2):2-7 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”.  Vol. 4 (2):2-7
  • SK Sain. On-farm production technology for mass production of Pseudomonas fluorescens. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 4 (3):5-6 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”.   Vol. 4 (3):5-6
  • K Satyagopal, P. Jeyakumar, SK Sain and T. Srikant, Agro Eco-System Analysis based planth health management in conjunction with ecological engineering for pest management in rice. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 3 (1):2-5 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. Vol. 3 (1):2-5
  • SK Sain  and P. Jeyakumar, Biopesticides: The importance of quality assessment and management. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 2 (4):2-4 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”.            Vol. 2 (4):2-4
  • SK Sain  and P. Jeyakumar, Perspectives of biological control in plant health management. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 2 (3):2-5 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”.   Vol. 2 (3):2-5
  • V Markendya and SK Sain, Village Adoption programme for AESA based Plant Health Management in vegetables. NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. 1 (1):3 NIPHM News Letter “Plant Health”. Vol. 1 (1):3
  • Singh V and Sain S.K. Importance of cutting, pruning and training in fruit trees. KAWASHAW KHETI  .KVK, Gramotthan Vidyapeeth,  Sangaria . Vol 3(2): 24-27
  • Bulletins:

  • Compiled 65 crops AESA based IPM packages under NIPHM, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture programmes. http://farmer.gov.in/IPMPackageofPractices.html               NIPHM
  • Sharma, P.; Prem Dureja, and Sain S.K. 2002, “Shakiya Phasalon Mein Jeyvic Vidhi Dwara Rog Niyantran”(Disease Management in Vegetable Crops through Biological control Methods) Published on the eve of “KISSAN SAMMAN DIVAS” held at ICAR-New Delhi on 21-23 Dec. 2002. pp16            ICAR, NATP, IARI Publication,
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. Healthy seedling production in plug trays. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center.  AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow bottle gourd. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center.  AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow cowpea. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center. AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow eggplant. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow garden pea. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center. AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow okra. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center. AVRDC-RCSA
  • Chadha ML, Sain SK, Ravishankar M, Bhushan B. 2011. How to grow tomato. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center AVRDC-RCSA
  • S.Kumar, RS Pan, M.L. Chadha, SK Sain, M. Ravishankar, and B.Bhushan, Vegetable soybean production technologies AVRDC-RCSA
  • Leaflets:

  • On-farm production of Trichoderma (4000 copies) NIPHM
  • AESA methodology in Rice NIPHM
  • Ecological Engineering for pest management (4000 copies) NIPHM
  • AESA methodology in Tomato NIPHM
  • AESA methodology in Sugarcane NIPHM
  • On-farm production of Trichoderma NIPHM
  • On-farm production of Pseudomonas NIPHM
  • PGDPHM, Diploma in PHM, Biosecurity, Biocontrol input production management NIPHM
  • NIPHM calendar NIPHM
  • Integrated management of whitefly and CLCuD in cotton crop (in Hindi)  CICR
  • Rishi Kumar, S. K. Sain, D. Monga, Sandhya Kranthi and V. S. Nagrare. Whitefly and Cotton Leaf Curl Disease Management Strategies for Cotton in North India.. ICAR - CICR Technical Bulletin No. 1/2016. Page 12

 

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