Someshwar Bhagat

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Name Someshwar Bhagat
Designation Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)
Complete postal Address with city code ICAR-NRRI-Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribag - 825301, Jharkhand
Email IDs
Mobile No. 8789091975

Brief Biodata

Birth & Educations: Larango Theka Toli, District-Gumla, Jharkhand on 15 May 1973. Educated at Tana Bhagat Residential High School, Ghaghra, Gumla, Jharkhand, 1989; Kartik Oraon College, Gumla, Jharkhand, 1989-91; Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar, 1993-98; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Mohanpur, WB, 1999-2001, M.Sc. (Ag.) & 2005-08, Ph.D. 2008.

Positions hold:

Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-NRRI-CRURRS, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, 2016 to till date; Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-NRRI-CRURRS, Hazaribag, Jharkhand; Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology), National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi, 2010-16; Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Post Graduate Research in Plant Protection, 2010; M.K. Patel Young Scientist Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, 2013; Prof EJ Butler memorial lecture award, Indian Mycological Society, 2017; Zonal Councillor cum Member of Executive Council, IPS, 2013; Member of Executive Council, Indian Mycological Society, 2012-17; Scroll of Honour, Indian Phytopathological Society.

Fellow: Fellow of Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bengaluru; Fellow of Phytopathological Society, Pusa, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Biocontrol of plant diseases, IPM in Vegetables, Pulses and Rice, Fungal Pathology

Significant scientific contributions to plant pathology: Developed biocontrol technology & IPM/IDM for the management of vegetables, spices, plantation & fruit crops, pulses and rice. Reported 4 new species of Trichodema from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Developed IPM Packages for rice, chickpea, groundnut, cotton, maize and soybean.