|Complete postal Address with city code||Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research), Bhubaneswar - 751019, Odisha|
Birth & Educations: Born in Bhubaneswar, Khurda district of Odisha, Dr. Petikam Srinivas, 45 yrs, completed his education in different schools and universities across India. Matriculate from Sanatan Dharma Senior Secondary High School, Karnal, Haryana in 1990; Intermediate from Maharshi College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar Odisha in 1992; B.Sc. Ag. & A.H. from College of Agriculture, Pune under Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapheeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra during 1992-1996; M.Sc. Ag. (Plant Pathology) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu during 1996-99) and Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 1999-2002.
Positions held: Served as Research Associate (ad hoc), at Department of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (2002-03); Plant Pathologist at Rubber Research Institute of India, Kerala (2004-2006); Junior Plant Pathologist at College of Agriculture & Hill Agriculture, GBPUAT Hill campus, Ranichauri, Uttarakhand (2006-2009); Senior Scientist (2009-2015) and Principal Scientist (2015 to till date) at Central Horticultural Experiment Station, the regional Station of ICAR- Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Awards/Honours: Fellow of International Society for Noni Science (2021) conferred by International Society for Noni Science, Chennai; SKOCH Platinum Award (Team award) (2020) - Farm Based Scientific & Technological Intervention for Socio Economic Development Project in Aspirational District Category (Nabarangpur, Odisha) conferred by SKOCH group; Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society (2019) conferred by Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Krushak Sathi Samman (2018) conferred by Odisha Krushak Samaj, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; M.K. Patel Young Scientist Award (2015) conferred by Indian Phytopathological society, New Delhi; Prof. P. Kameswara Rao Best Poster Award (2014) conferred by Applied Zoologists Research Association (AZRA) - Report on occurrence of pre-harvest anthracnose on unripe banana in Odisha; Prof. P. Kameswara Rao Best Poster Award (2014) conferred by Applied Zoologists Research Association (AZRA) - Diversity of soil microbial status in subtropical fruit ecosystem in Odisha; Best Paper Award (2012)- conferred during Global Conference on ‘Horticulture for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood options’ held at OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; Krushakbandhu Team Award (2011) conferred by Odisha Krushak Samaj, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; Best Poster Award (2011) – conferred during National Symposium on Technical Interventions for Sustainable Agriculture, Hill campus, GBPUAT, Ranichauri, Uttarakhand - Effect of seed bio-priming on seed quality parameters of lentil (Lens culinaris (L.) Medik) under mid Himalayas; Certificate of Recommendation (2009) - Winter school at Microbiology Dept, IARI, New Delhi; Scroll of Honor (2009) conferred by Indian Phytopathological society, New Delhi; M.J. Narasimhan Award of commendation (2003) for PhD research in IARI, New Delhi.
Research Areas: Molecular Plant Pathology, Seed Pathology, biological control, Integrated Disease Management, PGPR, Induced resistance, Organic agriculture, Livelihood augmentation through horticulture.