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Crop Protection

Scientist

raj.kumar5@icar.gov.in

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Ph.D

·          Dr. Rajkumar as Team leader bagged the ICAR - CPCRI ‘Best Scientific Team’ Research Award during 2022 Foundation Day celebration of ICAR - CPCRI, Kasaragod

·          Venus International Foundation 'Outstanding Scientist' award for the contribution and achievement in the field of Plant Nematology during 2017

·         Best oral presentation award from 'Entomological Research Association' Rajasthan by Rajkumar et al., on Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes in combination with imidacloprid against white grub (Leucopholisburmeisteri) in arecanut at 'International Conference on Changing Scenario of Pest Problems in Agri-Horti Ecosystem and their Management held from 27 to 29th November, 2014.

·          ICAR award for AICRP on Palms for 2014

·          Best poster presentation award from Indian Society for Spices, ICAR – IISR, Kozhikode by Rajkumar et al., on‘’Management of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) under coconut cropping system’’ presented in SYMSAC X- International symposium on spices and aromatic crops held at ICAR – IISR, Kozhikode during 09 – 12 February, 2021on virtual mode.

·          Research paper authored by Dr.Sujithra M., Pratibha V. H., Rajkumar and Vinayaka Hegde entitled 'Characterization and entomopathogenecity of Simpliciumcylindrosporum isolated from rugose spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicusrugioperculatus Martin'' was awarded as best oral presentation In International Seminar on Transboundary Pest Management held at TNAU, Coimbatore organized by Entomological Society of India, New Delhi during 4 -5 March 2020.

·          Research paper authored by Thava Prakasa Pandian, Shivaji HausraoThube, Merin Babu, Pratibha V. H., Rajkumar, Priyanka, H. M., and Vinayaka Hegde 2021. First report of Fusarium falciforme (FSSC3+4) causing root decay of arecanut, Areca catechu L. was awarded as best oral presentation In national symposium on ' Sustainable plant health management amidist covid pandemic challenges and strategies' organized by the South zone chapter of Indian phytopathological society in association with ICAR - CPCRI, Kasaragod during 1 - 3rd December 2021.

·          University gold medal for M. Sc. Studies at Rajasthan College of Agriculture (RCA), Udaipur from Maharana Prathap University of Agricultural & Technology (MPUA& T) Udaipur, Rajasthan during 2002.

·          M. Sc. (Agri) Merit award for 2000 -2001 from Rajasthan College of Agriculture (RCA) Udaipur, Rajasthan.

·          Secured third place in 'Quiz Competition during World Food Day 2020

·          Scroll of Honor, in recognition of dedicated services to the Indian Society for Plantation Crops (ISPC) as Treasurer during 2013-2014


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Publications
1

Rajkumar, Rachana KE, Rajesh MK, Sabana AA, Nagraja, NR, Shahin S and Subaharan K. 2016. Molecular identification of entomopathogenic Nematode isolate and its virulence to white grub, Leucopholis burmeisteri (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Vegetos 29:4. doi:10.4172/2229-4473.1000187. (NAAS Score 5.0).

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Gangadhara Naik B, Maheshwarappa HP, Rajkumar M, Kalleshwaraswamy CM, Gowdra Nagamma and Latha S. 2019. Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes for the management of white grub, Leucopholis lepidophora Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 7(1):09-13. (NAAS score 5.53)

3

Rajkumar, Srinivas Reddy and M. Nagesh 2016. Occurrence of Meloidogyne incognita Infecting Papaya. Indian Journal of Nematology, 46(1):81 (NAAS rating 5.03)

4

Rajkumar, Patil Jagadeesh, Subaharan Kesvan and Sujithra M. 2018. Effect of chloropyrifos on survival and virulence of native entomopathogenic nematode. Indian Journal of Nematology, 48(1):1 -5. (NAAS score 5.03)

5

Basavarajappa and Rajkumar 2016. Participatory rural appraisal: A systems approach for identification of problems by an agro-ecosystem analysis. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 12(1):123-133.

6

Sivakumar G., Rangeshwaran R., Mahesh S Yandigeri, Rajkumar and Surabhi Kumari 2017. Root priming with Bacillus spp. against bacterial wilt disease of tomato caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 87 (11): 1453–9.(NAAS score 6.17)

7

Jagadeesh Patil, Rajkumar and Kesavan Subhaharan 2015. Synergism of Entomopathogenic nematode and imidacloprid: A curative tool to coconut white grub, Leucopholis coniophora (Coleoptera: Melolonthinae). Vegetos, International Journal of Plant Research. 28(1):184-190. (NAAS score 6)

8

Rajkumar, Jagadeesh Patil, Pervez Rashid, Subhaharan Kesavan 2019. Management of white grub (Leucopholis burmesterie) infesting arecanut through entomopathogenic nematodes under field conditions. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences( An international Journal of Crop Protection), 27(1):112-116. (NAAS score 4.82)

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Jagadeesh Patil, Rajkumar and Kesavan Subhaharan 2014. Virulence of Steinernema carpocpasae and Heterorhabditis indica against Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera). Indian Journal of Nematology. 44(1):73-81(NAAS score 5.03)

10

Jagadeesh Patil, Rajkumar and Kesavan Subhaharan 2016. Survival of Earthworms Exposed to the Entomopathogenic NematodesSteinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis indica. Indian Journal of Nematology, 46(1):33-39.(NAAS rating 5.03)

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Pervez Rashid and Rajkumar 2018. Management of root grub [Holotrichia longipennis (Blanch)] infesting Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) through entomopathogenic nematodes. Annals of Plant protection Sciences,26(2):348-351. (NAAS score 4.82).

12

Rajkumar, Pervez Rashid,Maheshwarappa H. P. and Santosh 2020. Occurrence of plant parasitic nematodes associated with Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) intercrop with coconut. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences 28(1):101-102.Article DOI: 10.5958/0974-0163.2020.00055.5 (NAAS score 5.03)

13

Rajkumar, Rashid Pervez, Surekha and Ravi Bhat 2019. Weed as alternate host of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita in coconut garden. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences( An international Journal of Crop Protection), 27(2):285-288. (NAAS score 4.82)

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Rajkumar and K K Kaushal 2018. Virulence studies of Indian populations of sorghum cyst nematode, Heterodera sorghi in Maize. Indian Journal of Plant Protection.44(4):1 -6.

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Rajkumar, Aruna Parihar and A. U. Siddiqui 2003Effect of entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis sp. against Spodoptera litura. Annals of Plant Protection Science, 11(2):406-407

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Rajkumar, Aruna Parihar and A. U. Siddiqui 2003. In vivo culturing of indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes from Udaipur. Indian Journal of Nematology, 33(2):176-178.

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Rajkumar, Aruna Parihar and A. U. Siddiqui 2003. Isolation of indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes from Udaipur. Indian Journal of Nematology, 33(2):176-177.

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Rajkumar, R. Rangeshwaran, G. Sivakumar and M. Nagesh 2012. In vitro potency evaluation of Pseudomonas sp., against root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. Indian Journal of Nematology : 42(2):150 – 160p

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Rajkumar, R. Rangeshwaran, G. Sivakumar and M. Nagesh 2013. Screening and In vitro evaluation of native Pseudomonas spp., against nematode pathogens and soil borne fungal pathogens. Journal of Biological Control : 27(4):305-3011pp

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Jagadeesh Patil, Rajkumar and Kesavan Subhaharan 2014. Virulence of Steinernema carpocpasae and Heterorhabditis indica against Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera). Indian Journal of Nematology. 44(1):73-81