Dr  Pruthviraj | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Research Scholar at Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India

Pruthviraj is a 29-year-old male with a diverse academic background and a strong foundation in Plant Pathology. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the College of Agriculture, Shivamogga, Karnataka, where he achieved a remarkable score of 9.43 in 2023. His research focused on investigating plant probiotics for the management of phytopathogenic bacteria.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Academic Achievements:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (KSNUAHS, 2023)
  • Post Grad Diploma in Rural Development (Annamalai Univ, 2021)
  • M.Sc. Agri. in Plant Pathology (UAHS, 2018)
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture (UAS, Bangalore, 2016)

🌐 Research Expertise:

Specialized in plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria research. Proficient in isolation, culturing, and evaluation of bio-control agents. Skilled in molecular techniques, including DNA isolation and PCR. Experienced in statistical analysis and use of bioinformatics tools.

👨‍🔧 Professional Experience:

  • Senior Research Fellow in maize nematode diseases project (Oct ’18 – Mar ’19)
  • SRF in Isopyrazam-Difenoconazole efficacy project for Pomegranate (May ’19 – Sep ’19)
  • Graduate Assistant in Plant Pathology (Nov ’21 – Sep ’22)
  • Young Professional in Nematode management in guava (Nov ’22 – Feb ’23)
  • SRF in Arecanut Research Center (Mar ’23 – May ’23)
  • Current: Associate Field Biologist at Mahindra Agri Science Limited (Since May ’23)

Research Focus:

Pruthviraj, a dedicated researcher, primarily focuses on plant pathology and agricultural microbiology. His work encompasses diverse areas, from investigating anthracnose disease on pomegranate caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides to exploring the antibacterial and plant growth-promoting attributes of microorganisms like Limosilactobacillus sp. MYSN3 and Enterococcus faecium MYSBC14. He contributes significantly to understanding and managing fruit rot diseases, exemplified by his research on Fusarium incarnatum in drumstick and the efficacy of new-generation oomycete-specific fungicides on Phytophthora meadii. Pruthviraj’s research bridges laboratory and field studies, addressing critical issues in crop protection and agricultural sustainability. His holistic approach underscores a passion for safeguarding crops and fostering agricultural advancement. 🌱🌐

 

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