P.hd. in Plant PathologyDr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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P.hd. in Plant Pathology
The Department has been established in April, 1970, with the main objective of teaching, research and extension in the subject of plant pathology and carry out need based research as per need of the region Three hundred fifty and twenty seven students of M.Sc (Ag.) and Ph.D respectively secured the degree from this department. More than 500 research articles published in National and International Journals. This department has qualified faculty. Most of the staff members are having Doctorate degree from reputed institutions in the country.
Research work on grey mildew of cotton, ergot of sorghum, grain mold of sorghum, management of Betelvine diseases and management of Phytophthora in citrus with integrated approach have been recognized at national and international level.
Implementation of ICAR Syllabus recommended by the National Core Group from the academic year 2009 -10.
Department is also engaged in commercial production of biocontrol agents, biofertilizers, quick decomposing culture and mushroom spawn.
The department has the biopesticide production and testing lab.
The Department has two class room-2, three laboratories and has number of sophisticated instrument like Laminar Air Flow, Deep Fridge, Centrifuge, Nitrogen estimator, Electronic Balance, Plant Growth Chamber, PCR Machine, Gel Electrophoresis Unit, and Lyophilizer etc
Major Research theme were approved as per ARC and work carried on major problems on Phytophthora of Citrus, Indexing root stalk staining, Grey mildew of cotton .Research work on various problems on Pulses ,Oilseeds, Sorghum, Soybean, Wheat, Sugarcane, Linseed and Sesame etc. is being carried out at their relative research station. Department has developed a technology for decomposition of Agriculture waste within 90 days. PEQ for DIA Ministry of Agril and Co-op and NHM Govt. of Maharashtra has funded Rs. 1.25 crore for establishment in the year 2006 . This year sanction for two new projects has been granted. The project entitled "Management of red leaf and grey mildew of cotton" of Rs.15 lakhs approved by Directorate of Cotton development, Ministry of Agril. Government of India funded under technology mission in cotton mini mission-GMC-MMI through a network on national information system and pest management and coordinated by NCIPM New Delhi and establishment of plant health clinic of Rs 20.00 lakhs funded by NHM, New Delhi. Betelvine research station is under the head of Department of Plant Pathology. Department is also organizing two winter school on the topic "Advances in production and delivery system of biopesticides, bioagents and biofertilizers." and "Plant quarantine and pest risk analysis". for the duration of 21 and 10 days each.