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Pestology Scholarship Essays

1.

NAME

Dr.   SHRAVAN M HALDHAR

   

 

Designation

           

Scientist, Ag. Entomology, CIAH, Bikaner

Email: [email protected]

 

Sex

Male

 

Nationality

Indian

 

Mobile number

09530218711

 

Languages Known                  

Hindi, English

 

2.

CORRESPONDING ADDRESS

Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Sri Ganganagar Road, NH-15, Beechwal, Bikaner, Pin- 334006 (Rajasthan)

3.

PRESENT ADDRESS

Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Sri Ganganagar Road, NH-15, Beechwal, Bikaner, Pin- 334006

4.

DATE OF BIRTH

October 13, 1979

Age: 34 Years

5.    DETAILS OF EMPLOYMENT AND NATURE OF DUTIES:

1.      EMPLOYMENT:

Scientist (Ag. Entomology)

It is Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recruited by Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.

 

2.      NATURE OF DUTIES:

The nature of duties is mainly in the area of basic and applied research on identification and management of insect pests of arid fruits and vegetables according to the mandate of institute/ ICAR; undertaking basic and strategic studies for developing insect pests management technologies to enhance productivity and utilization of arid horticultural crops. The duties include identification of research problem and handling protects. The following projects are associated as either PI/ Co-PI.

3.      PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):

1.      Survey of insect-pests, their natural enemies and pest management strategies for cucurbits in arid region of Rajasthan.

2.      Biology and management strategies for major insect pests of fruit crops in hot-arid region with special reference to ber, bael, datepalm and lasora.

4.      CO- PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Co-PI):

1.      Genetic improvement of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) under arid environment.

2.      Introduction, collection, characterization, conservation and evolution of cucurbitaceous crops (muskmelon, watermelon, long melon and sponge gourd) under arid conditions

3.      Population dynamics of major insect pests on arid fruits and vegetables (Completed).

4.      Molecular characterization of begomo virus affecting chilli in hot arid region (Completed).

6.    AWARDS AND/OR OTHER RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED:

1.    Awarded ‘Rastriya Gaurava Award 2012’ for the best research outstanding in agriculture by IIFS, New Delhi dated 04, May, 2012.

2.    Awarded ‘The Best Citizens of India Award 2012’ for the best research publication in agriculture by International Publishing House, New Delhi.

3.    Awarded for the best poster presentation on “Incidence of major pests in Bael, Aegle marmelos as influenced by abiotic factors in arid region of Rajasthan” on the occasion of National Seminar on ‘Precision Farming in Horticulture’ organized by College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar– 326 023 (Rajasthan) during 28-29, December, 2010.

4.    Awarded for recognition of his active role in institution building activity by translating the FOCARS reading material in hindi during 89th foundation course for agricultural research service organized at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.

5.    Awarded first prize in Hindi article writing contest during Hindi week organised by CIAH, Bikaner from 14-21, September, 2010.

6.    Awarded first prize in Hindi word writing contest during Hindi week organized by CIAH, Bikaner from 14-21, September, 2010.

7.    Awarded university merit scholarship for M. Sc. studies at SKRAU, Bikaner.

8.    Awarded university merit scholarship for Ph. D. studies at MPUAT, Udaipur.

9.    Qualified NET (National Eligibility Test for lectureship) in Ag. Entomology conducted by Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board (ASRB), ICAR (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009).

 

7.    FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION:

ü  M. Sc. Thesis: “Management of insect pests of mustard, Brassicajuncea L. (Czern and Coss) with special reference to aphid, Lipaphiserysimi (Kalt).”

ü  Ph.D. Thesis: “Eco-taxonomic studies on the surface grass hopper, Chrotogonustrachypterus (Blanchard) in south western Rajasthan”

8.    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Total Research Experience: 10 years (2004 to 2013)

1.      During M. Sc. programme one year research experience and two year research experience during Ph. D. programme.

2.      Senior Research Fellow in “Network Project on Insect Biosystematics funded by ICAR” from August, 2007 to September, 2008 at Dept. of Entomology, RCA, Udaipur.

3.      Research Associate under the scheme Technology Mission on Cotton MM-I 3.2 entitled “Development and validation of IPM/IRM strategies for Bt-cotton under different ecosystem”, from September, 2008 to November, 2009 at CICR, Regional Station, Sirsa, Haryanna.

4.      I have joined as Scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) from December 15, 2009 to continue.

9.        LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

  1. INTERNATIONAL:
  1. S. M. Haldhar. 2012. Report of Homoeocerus variabilis (Hemiptera: Coreidae) on khejri (Prosopis cineraria) in Rajasthan, India: incidence and morphometric analysis. Florida Entomologist, 95 (4): 848-853 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 7.5/10)
  2. S. M. Haldhar, R. Bhargava, B. R. Choudhary, Garima Pal and Suresh Kumar. 2013. Allelochemical resistance traits of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) against fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett)) in hot arid region of India. (Phytoparasitica, DOI: 10.1007/s12600-013-0325-x) (NAAS Rating in 2013: 7.3/10)
  3. Rishi Kumar; S. Kranthi; M. Nitharwal; S. M. Haldhar and D. Monga. 2012. Influence of pesticides and application methods on pest and predatory arthropods associated with cotton. Phytoparasitica, DOI 10.1007/s12600-012-0241-5 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 7.3/10)

NATIONAL:

Year: 2014

  1. S. M. Haldharand R. S. Singh. 2014. Report of Dictyla cheriani Drake(Hemiptera: Tingidae) on Indian Cherry (Cordia myxa L.) in Rajasthan, India: incidence and morphometric analysis. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (84 (1): 128–130,) (NAAS Rating in 2013: 6.6/10).

Year: 2013

  1. P. S. Rathore, S. M. Haldhar and R. Swaminathan. 2013. Biology and morphomatric variation within local species of Kharif grasshopper, Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus Bolivar in South-western Rajasthan. Journal of Entomological Research, 37 (2): 153-162 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.9/10).

Year: 2012

  1. Rishi Kumar, D Monga, S. M. Haldhar, A K Indoria, R Chauhan and K R Kranthi. 2012. Impact evaluation of insecticide resistance management strategies in cotton under Technology Mini-Mission on Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82 (10): 852–857. (NAAS Rating in 2013: 6.6/10)
  2. Ankita Gupta and S. M. Haldhar. 2012.Pupal parasitization of Anaphaeis aurota Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) infesting Capparis decidua (Forsk.) by Brachymeria albicrus (Klug) (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Journal of Biological Control, 26 (2): 155-156 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.7/10).
  3. Haldhar S. M.; Swaminathan, R. and Jakhar, B. L. 2012.Influence of Food Plants on Growth and Development of Chrotogonus trachypterus Blanchard. Madras Agricultural Journal, 99 (1-3): 128-132 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.0/10).

9.      HaldharS. M. and Swaminathan R. 2012. A key and systematic account of the short horned grasshopper (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) in south western Rajasthan.  Journal of Insect Science, 25 (2): 164-176(NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.8/10).

Year: 2011

10.  Rishi Kumar, D. Monga, M. Nitharwal, S. M. Haldhar and K. C. Kumhar. 2011. Validation of eco friendly integrated pest management (IPM) packages in Bt cotton at farmer’s participatory field. Journal of Cotton Research Development, 25 (2): 243-247(NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.3/10).

11.  Haldhar S. M.; Swaminathan, R.; Jakhar, B. L.; Bunker, G. K. and Nitharwal, M. 2011. Survey, Distribution Patterns and Abundance of Pyrgomorphid Fauna (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) in Agro-ecosystems of South Western Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Entomology, 72 (4): 310-314(NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.8/10).

Year: 2010

12.  S. M. Haldhar, V. Karuppaiah, S. K. Sharma and R. S. Singh. 2010. Population Dynamics of Lemon Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)in Bael [Aegle marmelos] as Influenced by Abiotic Factors in Arid Region of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Arid Horticulture. 5 (1-2): 50-52.

13.  V. Pal, P. D. Sharma, S. M. Haldhar and R. Chauhan. 2010. Relative performance of Bt and their corresponding non-Bt cotton genotypes for sucking pests and yield. Journal of Cotton Research Development, 24 (1): 97-99(NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.3/10).

14.  Pal, V., Sharma, P. D., Chauhan, R. and Haldhar, S. M. 2010. Relative incidence of American bollworm, Helicoverpaarmigera (Hubner) in Bt and their corresponding non Bt cotton genotypes. Journal of Cotton Research and Development. 24(2): 253-255(NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.3/10).

15.  G. S., Buttar, Rishi Kumar and Haldhar S. M.2010. Comparative Performance of Cotton Subjected to Organic and Synthetic Fertilizer under Protected and Unprotected Conditions of Insects. Journal of Entomological Research, 34 (2): 135-137(NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.9/10).

16.  Jakhar, B. L. and Haldhar, S. M. 2010. Efficacy of plant oils as grain protectants against khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts in wheat. Indian Journal of Entomology, 72(3): 205-208 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.8/10).

17.  Haldhar, S. M., R. Swaminathan and B. L. Jakhar. 2010. Species Richness, Density and Diversity Indices (Simpson and Shannon Weiner) of Grasshoppers Fauna (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) in Maize-Wheat Cropping System of South-Western Rajasthan (India). Annals of Entomology. Vol.28 (2) 97-106(NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.4/10).

Year: 2009

  1. Rishi Kumar, K. R. Kranthi, D. Monga and Haldhar S. M.2009. Natural parasitization of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on cotton by Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) during 2008-09. Journal of Biological Control, vol. 23 (4): 457-460 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 4.7/10). 2012.

19.  Rishi Kumar, V. Pal, M. C. Jat, D. Monga and Haldhar S. M. 2009. Studies on mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley on transgenic cotton in North India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 71 (2): 125-129(NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.8/10).

20.  B.L. Jakhar, I. S. Patel,  H. N. Patel and Haldhar S. M.2009. LC50 and ovicidal effect of different bio-pesticide (plant oils) against khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts in wheat, Triticum aestivum L. Pestology, Vol. 33 (1). 24- 26(NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.5/10).

21.  Rishi Kumar, Haldhar S. M., Vijander Pal and Rahul Chauhan. 2009. Biology of the mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Psuedococcidae) on cotton in India. Entomon, Vol. 34 (3).  

Year: 2008

22.  Jakhar, B. L. and Haldhar S. M.2008. Effect of different storage receptacles on the incidence of Trogoderma granarium  Everts in stored grains of wheat. Pestology. Vol. 32 (4): 15-16(NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.5/10).

Year: 2007

23.  Haldhar S. M.; Jat, B. L. and Choudhary, R. K. 2007. Screening of different mustard varieties for resistant against mustard aphid, Lipaphiserysimi (Kalt). Journal of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad. 24(1): 212-214(NAAS Rating in 2013: 3.3/10).

24.  Haldhar S. M..; Jat, B. L. and Choudhary, D. P. 2007. Comparative feeding behaviour of coccinellid beetles. Indian Journal of Applied Entomology, Vol. 21(2): 114-115(NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.7/10).

25.  Haldhar S. M.; Swaminathan R. and Lekha 2007. Morphometric Variations in the Local Populations of Chrotogonus trachypterus (Blanchard). International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol 25(3): 689-694(NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.8/10).

26.  Haldhar S. M.; Swaminathan R. and Rathore P. S. 2007. Biological studies on the surface grasshopper, Chrotogonus trachypterus (Blanchard) at Udaipur. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol. 25(3): 681-688 (NAAS Rating in 2013: 2.8/10).

Year: 2005

27.  Haldhar S. M.and Singh, B. 2005. Relative efficacy of some newer insecticides against mustard aphid, Lipaphiserysimi (Kalt). Current Agriculture, Vol. 29, (1-2):79-82.

B.     SEMINAR/ PROCEEDING/WORKSHOP ARTICLE:

1.      Haldhar, S. M.and Jat, B. L. 2005. Effect of biotic and abiotic factors on the incidence of mustard aphid, Lipaphiserysimi (Kalt). National Conference on Applied Entomology: Current status, Challenges and Opportunities. September, 26-28, 2005 at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur.

2.      Chechani, V. K.; Rathore, P. S.; Haldhar, S. M. and Swaminathan, R. 2010. First record of the tetrigid, Scelimena harpago Serville (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) from Rajasthan, India. National conference on ‘Plant Protection in Agriculture’ organised by Agriculture Research Station, Durgapura, Jaipur during 2010.

3.      Rishi Kumar; Munga, D; Nitharwal, M; Haldhar, S. M. and Kishor Chand. 2010. Validation of eco-friendly IPM packages in Bt-cotton at farmer’s participatory field. National conference on ‘Plant Protection in Agriculture’ organised by Agriculture Research Station, Durgapura, Jaipur during 2010.

4.      Karuppaiah, V., Haldhar S. M., Sharma, S. K. and Singh, R. S.  2010.  Incidence of major pests in Bael, Aegle marmelos as influenced by abiotic factors in arid region of Rajasthan. National Seminar on ‘Precision Farming in Horticulture’ organized by College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar– 326 023 (Rajasthan) during 28-29, December, 2010.

5.      Swaminathan, R. and Haldhar, S. M. 2010. Biotic stresses in date palm due to pests- a review. National workshop on Date Palm, 4th October, 2010 at CIAH, Bikaner.

6.      Meena, S. R., Singh, I. S., Haldhar, S. M. and Maheshwari, S. K. 2010. Creating awareness and interest amongst the masses in agricultural biotechnology through strategic communication. National workshop on Date Palm, 4th October, 2010 at CIAH, Bikaner.

7.      Haldhar S. M. and Sharma S. K. 2012. First Record of the Tingid Bug, Dictyla cheriani (Drake) on Indian Cherry, Cordia  myxa L. in Arid Region of Rajasthan. National seminar on “Emerging pest problems and their bio-rational management” organised by Department of Entomology, RAC, MPUAT, Udaipur during 2-3, March, 2012.

8.      Haldhar S. M., Karuppaiah, V., Sharma, S. K. and Singh, D. 2012. Insect-pests of ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) as influenced by abiotic factors in arid region of Rajasthan. Global conference on “Horticulture for food, nutrition and livelihood options” organised by ASM foundation, New Delhi and OUAT, Bhubaneswar. Orissa during 27-31, May, 2012.

  1. Haldhar S. M., Bhargava R., Choudhary B. R. and SharmaS. K. 2013. Investigating allelochemical resistance traits of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) against fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett)) in hot arid region of Rajasthan. International conference on “International Conference on Insect Science” organized by UAS, Bangalore during 14-17, February, 2013.
  2. Choudhary B. R., Bhargava R., Haldhar S. M., Mahesawari S. K.,Kumar S.and SharmaS. K. 2013. Developing monoecious line of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.). International conference on “International Conference on Insect Science” organized by UAS, Bangalore during 14-17, February, 2013.
  1. BOOKS/ CHAPTERS:

     1. BOOKS:

1.      S M Haldhar,P. S. Rathore and R. Swaminathan. 2012 Biosystematics of Grasshopper (Acridoidea) in India. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) Gmbh & Co.KG, Germany pp: 1-228, ISBN: 978-3-659-12037-4.

2.      S M Haldhar. 2010. Objective Agricultural Entomology on a Competitive View Vol. I. New vishal publication, New Delhi pp: 1-586, ISBN: 818399-042-8.

3.      S M Haldhar.2011. Subjective Agricultural Entomology on a Competitive View Vol. II. New vishal publication, New Delhi pp: 1-232, ISBN: 818399-058-4.

2. BOOK CHAPTERS:

1.      Rishi Kumar, Monga, D., Haldhar, S. M., and Kumhar, K. C. 2010. Pest Management in changing cotton scenario. Sustainable Crop Protection Strategiesedited by H.R. Sardana, O.M. Bambawale & D. Prasad. Vol. 2: 434-485,ISBN: 9788170356295.

2.      S M Haldhar, B. Singh and H. L. Deshwal. 2010. Agri Scan Entomology. International Science Development Group (ISDG), Jaipur pp: 221-259, ISBN: 97881837500-X-1

3. TECHNICAL BULLETIN:

1.    Haldhar S M, Sharma SK, Bhargava R, Singh RS, Sharma BD and Dhurendra Sigh. 2013. Insect Pests of Arid Fruit Crops: Practical Manual for Field Identification and Damage Symptoms. Published by CIAH, Bikaner, pp 1-51.

2.    Haldhar S M, Sharma SK, Choudhary BR, Bhargava R, Samadia DK and Meena SR, 2013. Insect Pests of Arid Vegetable Crops: Practical Manual for Field Identification and Damage Symptoms. Published by CIAH, Bikaner, pp 1-55.

D.    POPULAR ARTICLE:

1.      P. K. Kumawat, R. P. Naga, M. Kumawat and S. M. Haldhar. 2012. Krishi rasayano ke prabhavi upayog hetu chayan evam chhidkav me rakhe sawadhania. Chokhi Kheti, SKRAU, Bikaner. Pp 6.

2.      S. M. Haldhar and B. R. Choudhary. 2013. Keshe kare sushk kshetra me kaduvargia sabjio ka samekit kit prabandhan. Khad Patrika, FAI, New Delhi. Pp 25-31.

3.      S M Haldhar,Samadia, D. K. and Sharma, S. K. 2010. The coreid bug, Homoeocerus variabilis Dallas: a new pest of khejri [Prosopis cineraria (l) Druce] in arid region of Rajasthan. Entomology Reporter, PAU, Ludhiana. Vol-1 (2): Pp 9.

4.      S M Haldhar,2011. Phal anvam sabjio me akikrit nashijiv (keet) niyantran. Sabjio anvam phalo ke utapadan ki unnat taknike, CAZRI, RS, Bikaner. Pp 44-50.

5.      S M Haldhar,2011. Sabji utapadan hetu samekit keet prabandhan. Sabji utpadan ki unnat taknikiya, CAZRI, RS, Bikaner. Pp 27-35.

6.      S M Haldhar,2011. Phalo ke mukhya kit anvam niyantran. Shusk anvam ardh shusk chhetro me phloutpadan, CAZRI, RS, Bikaner. Pp 28-37.

7.      Maheshawari S K andHaldhar S M.2012. Susk kshetro me phalo v sabjiyo me keet-vyadhi prabandhan. Krishi utpadan vardhi hetu sanshadhan prabandhan, CAZRI, RS, Bikaner. Pp-71-78.

8.      Suresh Kumar andS M Haldhar, 2012. Sabji utpadan me akikrit nashijiv prabandh. Chokhi kheti, SKRAU, Bikaner. Pp-4.

9.      Suresh Kumar, B R Choudhary and S M Haldhar. 2012. Sabji utapadan ke lagat khrach ko kam karne ke upay. Krishi Amrit, pp-8.

  1. LECTURE DELIVERD:

A.    Oral presentation in national/ international conference:

1        Oral presentation on ‘Investigating allelochemical resistance traits of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) against fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett)) in hot arid region of Rajasthan’ in International Conference on Insect Science organized by UAS, Bangalore during 14-17, February, 2013.

2        Oral presentation on ‘First Record of the Tingid Bug, Dictyla cheriani (Drake) on Indian Cherry, Cordia  myxa L. in Arid Region of Rajasthan’ in National seminar on “Emerging pest problems and their bio-rational management” organized by Department of Entomology, RAC, MPUAT, Udaipur during 2-3, March, 2012.

B.     Poster presentation in national/ international conference:

1          Poster presentation on ‘Effect of biotic and abiotic factors on the incidence of mustard aphid, Lipaphiserysimi (Kalt) in National Conference on Applied Entomology: Current status, Challenges and Opportunities during September, 26-28, 2005 at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur.

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