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Dr. T G Nageshwar Rao

Discipline: Plant Pathology | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2000

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph.D. Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad 1985 Plant Pathology
M. Sc (Ag) Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad. 1980 Plant Pathology
B. Sc (Ag) Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad. 1977 Agriculture

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Principal Scientist ICAR Centre on Rabi Sorghum Solapur 13.7.2012 to till date  
Principal Scientist & Officer in Charge ICAR DSR, RS Jalna centre MS 10.11.2009 to 12.7.2012 2yrs 8 months
Principal Scientist
Plant Pathology
ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad 20.4.2000 to 9.11.2009 9 yrs 5 months
Senior Scientist Plant Pathology ICAR Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad 5.8.1995 to 19.4.2000 5 yrs 4 months
Senior Scientist Plant Pathology ICAR Indian Institute of Spices Research Calicut, Kerala 5.10.1989 to 2.8.1995 5 yrs 4 months
Assistant Research Officer (Plant Pathology) Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad Regional Agricultural Research Station, Jagtial, Dist. Karimnagar, A.P 2.5.1983 to 30.9.1989 6yrs 4 months
Asst.Agricultural Officer Dept of Agril. Govt of AP CADA, Peddapalli, Dist. Karimnagar (A.P.) 11 .1.1980 to 6.12.1980 11 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Epidemiology and host plant resistance to major foliar diseases of sorghum
  • Identification of new sources of resistance to grain molds and foliar diseases
  • Disease management

Recent 3 major contributions:

  • Identified potential 13 resistant sources for grain mold in collaboration with AICSIP and recording grain mold score <4 in the scale of 1-9 scale.
  • Three crosses made (IS7310 X SPV 1428, GM 9219 X IS-14384, SVD 1901 X AKMS-14B) using grain mold donors was further advanced to F3 generation.
  • Identified twelve entries viz., 219A X CB 29, 219A X CB 33, 219A X CB 32, BN 1309-r07, BN 1314-R07, BN 1316 R07, BN 1320 R07, BN 1324 R07, BN 1325 R07 that recorded low grain mold at hot spot.

Current collaborative activities:


Recent most significant publications:

  • Navi SS, Bandyopadhyay R, Tonapi VA, Nageshwar Rao TG, Indira S, Reddy RK Tooley PW and Thomas D 2007. Prevalence of major foliar and panicle diseases of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) in the Deccan plateau of India. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 40 (1): 19-35.
  • Chaturvedi VK, Nageshwar Rao TG and Devender V 2007 Relationship of protein, moisture, ash and hardness in grain of sorghum genotypes with different mold ratings. J Mycol Pl Path 37: 108-111.
  • Kumar A, Reddy PN and Nageshwar Rao TG 2007. Host range studies on Botrytis ricini, the causal agent of castor grey mold. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 35(1): 140-141.
  • Kumar A, Reddy PN and Nageshwar Rao TG 2007. Salicylic acid and 2.4-dinitrophenol induced resistance against Botrytis grey mold of castor. Indian Journal of Plant Protection. 35(1): 136-137

Other professional activities:

  • Life member, IPS New Delhi and Indian Journal of Plant Protection, Hyderabad

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Dr. T G Nageshwar Rao

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