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Crop Protection

The Crop Protection Division focuses on undertaking research on plant pathogens, insects and plant parasitic nematodes and provides specialized services to the spice growers to protect their plants from pests and diseases.The Division is very strongly focused on developing eco-friendly, integrated management schedules to minimize the use of pesticides and reduce their risk, to obtain safe and clean spices.


At present ten scientists belonging to disciplines like Plant Pathology, Entomology, Nematology and Microbiology are working in this Division.

Name Designation Specialization
Dr. A Ishwara Bhat Principal Scientist & Head   Plant Pathology
Dr. C M Senthil Kumar Principal Scientist Entomology
Dr. C N Biju Senior Scientist Plant Pathology
Dr. R Praveena Senior Scientist Plant Pathology
Dr. C Sarathambal Senior Scientist Agri. Microbiology
Dr. C Sellaperumal Senior Scientist Nematology
Dr. Mohammed Faisal Peeran Scientist Plant Pathology
Dr. M Balaji Rajkumar Scientist Entomology
Dr. Manimaran B Scientist Nematology
Dr Priya George Technical Officer Plant Pathology
Research Fellows
Ms. Mery Rincy K KSCSTE Fellow Biotechnology
Ms. Karthika C S UGC fellow Botany
Ms. Megha Das UGC Fellow Botany
Ms. Fathimath Zumaila UGC Fellow Botany
Ms. Vijayasanthi K V CSIR Fellow Botany
Ms. Rugma S B IGKV Fellow Plant Pathology
Ms. Aiswarya Babu CSIR fellow Zoology
Ms. Greeshma M UGC fellow Botany
Ms. Fathima Dilkush CSIR  fellow Microbiology
Ms. Malavika Pradeep Project Associate Molecular Biology