IPS Southern Zone National Symposium : September 11-12, 2023

ICAR-CTCRI and Indian Phytopathological Society jointly organizing National symposium on "Plant Health Management: Current Trends and Novel Mitigation Strategies” at ICAR- CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during 11-12 September 2023. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite all members of the Society, researchers, students, progressive farmers, government officials and policy makers to participate in this important symposium. We assure that the forum will provide an excellent opportunity to the participants for productive scientific deliberations and interactions.

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The pathogenic phase of an organism is only one aspect of a plant–microbe communication that should always be accounted by spatial and temporal parameters. Plant pathology shares an interface with all disciplines in agricultural and environmental sciences. A paradigm shift is needed to view pathogens and diseases as components of ecosystems, including farming systems, and to describe their epidemiology and management with more precision. All these interactions fall within the broad term of systems biology where understanding the interactions among components is crucial. However, the challenge is how to bring together the detailed molecular and the whole crop systems in practice. This can only be achieved by a multi-disciplinary approach. This symposium aims to act as a forum for communication of research findings related to all the issues, from the molecular and ecological interactions among plants, pathogens, other microbes, and vectors, to etiology and epidemiology of disease in field populations and diverse landscapes.


  • Role of beneficial microbes in plant health management (PHM) status and future avenues
  • Role of diagnostics in PHM
  • Innovative approaches in PHM
  • Climate resilient agriculture and disease forecasting
  • Emerging areas in plant pathology


Registered delegates are entitled to attend inaugural session, scientific sessions, lunch, dinner and other refreshments and are also entitled to receive symposium kit.

Registration Fee

Member, IPS: ₹ 5000.00 + ₹ 900 (GST@18%)

Non-Member : ₹ 5500.00 + ₹ 990 (GST@18%)

Students (Proof to be submitted)   : ₹ 2000.00+ ₹ 360 (GST@18%)

Accompanying persons: ₹ 2000.00+₹ 360 (GST@18%)


Beneficiary Name :    Indian Phytopathalogial Society (South Zone)

Bank Name       :    State Bank of India

Account Number  :    42084130531

Bank Address    :    Kallampally Junction, Sreekariyam

IFSC Code       :    SBIN0070288

Kindly send the duly filled in registration form along with registration fee to:

Dr. T. Makeshkumar

Organizing Secretary

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram 695 017, Kerala, India

Email: southzoneips2023@gmail.com