Plant Pathology Technologies Developed

Technologies Developed

  • Mass production technologies for Trichoderma viride ( asperellum), Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus subtilis have been developed for ecofriendly management of crop diseases. The mass production technology that includes data on bioefficacy and toxicology has been developed for the purpose of registration under Central Insecticide Board (CIB).
  • Molecular and immunodiagnostic methods have been developed for rapid and accurate detection of major plant viruses including cassava mosaic virus, banana viruses, coconut root wilt etc. The diagnosis methods have also been developed for sugarcane red rot, mango anthracnose disease and aflatoxin contamination in grains of
  • Several resistant genotypes against important plant pathogens in field and horticultural crops have been identified, which are being used in the resistance breeding programmes as resistant
  • Several new generation fungicides have been evaluated against major fungal diseases in different crops and integrated disease management technologies have been developed for the newly emerging diseases of various
  • Genetically engineered crop plants with resistance to important pathogens especially viruses have been developed and are being evaluated for gene expression and stability under controlled conditions.
  • Several defense genes have been cloned and characterized from plants and microbes and deposited in the GenBank
  • Several varieties of edible mushrooms , CO1, CO2, M2 in oyster mushroom and CO3 in milky mushroom have been released for commercial cultivation.
  • An efficient strain (PS1) of paddy straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) and three strains (WC-2, WC-6, WC- 19) of milky mushrooms (Calocybe indica) have been identified.
  • Developed outdoor cultivation technology of paddy straw mushroom as intercrop in maize, banana and sugarcane fields for the first time in the country.