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Sandeep Kumar G.M.

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Division of Crop Protection
Research Accomplishments: 

(During the Period of 2019-2023) 

  1. Identified highly favourable regions for Phytophthora blight (Phytophthora capsici L.) establishment in India under current climate and climate change scenario based on Climex Simulation.
  2. Developed Integrated schedule for Phytophthora blight management in sweet pepper
  3. Developed protocols for two-step crop yield estimation due to diseases for tomato and onion rabi crops for restructured weather based crop insurance scheme (RWBICS).
  4. Assessed yield loss and weather factors contributing to tomato late blight (Phytophthora infestans) development
  5. Validated, refined and demonstrated integrated pest management schedule in Brinjal
  6. Demonstrated and validated IPM technology for protected cultivation of capsicum, tomato and European cucumber
Varieties / Technologies Developed: 

Contributed for development of resistant hybrids in vegetables; multiple disease resistant tomato hybrids H 397 (ArkaAbhed) ,Arka Vishesh and Arka Apeksha. Downy mildew tolerant cucumber variety Arka Veera and Phytophthora root rot resistant chilli hybrids (Arka Nihira and Arka  Gagan, Arka Dhriti), Gummy stem blight resistant bottle gourd varieties and hybrids Arka Nutan, Arka Ganga & Arka Shreyas. 


(Best 10/High Impact) 

  1. Sandeep Kumar G.M., Sriram S., Laxman R.H. and Harshita K.N. 2022.Tomato late blight yield loss assessment and risk aversion with resistant hybrid. J. Hortl. Sci., 17(2): 411-416.
  2. Mahapatra, GMS. et al. S., Sreeenivasa Rao, E., Kumar 2022. Identification of sources of resistance to an Indian isolate causing Gummy stem blight in watermelon Australasian Pl Pathol., 51: 419-428.
  3. Sandeep Kumar G.M., Reshma, V., Krishna Reddy, M., Sriram, S and Debi Sharma. 2020. Integrated management of major tomato diseases. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems. 26(1): 140 146.
  4. Sandeep Kumar, G. M., Sriram, S., Narendrappa, T. and  Venugopalan, R., 2021, Integrated management of Phytophthora capsici Leon in sweet pepper. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems.., 27 (2): 274-285.
  5. Sriram, S., Sandeep Kumar, G. M., and Kumawat M. K. 2020, Evaluation of fungicides for the management of chrysanthemum white rust caused by Puccinia horiana Henn. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems.., 26 (1): 147-151
  6. Maragal, S., Arpitha, K. Revadi, M., Mahapatra, S., Avinash, K. N., Sandeepkumar, G. M. and Rao, E. S. 2020. Genetic analysis of partial resistance to vine decline in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum&Nakail. Indian Phytopathology, 73 (2): 361-365
  7. Mahapatra, S., Rao, E. S., Sandeepkumar, G. M. and Sriram S. 2020. Stagonosporopsis cucurbitacearum the causal agent of gummy stem blight of watermelon in India. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 15:7.
  8. Sundeep Kumar; Sunil Archak, --; Sandeep Kumar GM; M S Saharan; Manas Bag: Anirban Roy; T V Prasad; R K Evaluation of 19,460 Wheat Accessions Conserved in the Indian National Genebank to Identify New Sources of Resistance to Rust and Spot Blotch Diseases PLoS ONE. 2016. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0167702
  9. Dey, S.S., Kanika Sharma., R.Bhatia Dey., G. M. Sandeep Kumar, Dinesh Singh, Rajkumar and Chander Parkash..2015.Inter specific hybridization (Brassica carinata X Brassica oleracea) for introgression of black rot resistance genes into Indian cauliflower(Boleracea var.botrytis L.). Euphytica. DOI 10.1007/sl10681-015-1352-0.
  10. Suman RS and Kumar GM S. 2015. Problems of Usage of Pesticides by Vegetable Growers of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Agrisearch 2(2): 126-129.

Book Chapter

  1. Sandeep Kumar G. M. 2017. Diseases of Anthurium and their management. In Diseases of ornamental crops. (eds.) Devappa, V and Singh, D. Today and Tomorrows Printers and Publishers,i, p.245-271. ISBN 10: 8170195861 / ISBN 13: 9788170195863 (Refer Page 87,88)
  2. Sriram, S. and Sandeep Kumar, G.M. 2017. Diseases of gladiolus and their management. In Diseases of ornamental crops. (eds.) Devappa, V and Singh, D. Today and Tomorrows Printers and Publishers, New Delhi, p.71-80. ISBN 10: 8170195861 / ISBN 13: 9788170195863
  3. S Sriram and Sandeep Kumar GM.2023. Role of biological contro,agents to manage diseases under protected environment. In Diagnosis and management of biotic and abiotic stresses of vegetable crops in protected agriculture and natural farming (eds.) Ajay Kumar Sood et al.,. JMD Printers, Palampur, P35-43


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