ctri

THIS WEBSITE BELONGS TO CENTRAL TOBACCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE,RAJAHMUNDRY, INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, AN AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATION UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Dr. U. Sreedhar
M.Sc.(Ag.); Ph.D., PGDHRM, PGDESD
Head, Division of Crop ProtectionContact Address:
Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute, RAJAHMUNDRY -533 105, Andhra Pradesh
Phone (Mobile): 9397903313
Email Address: usreedharctri@yahoo.com
Employment Record

* Head i/c , Division of Crop Protection 2014 – 2016

* Head, Division of Crop Protection 2009-14

* Principal Scientist 2006-2009

* Senior Scientist 1998-2006

* Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994-1998

* Scientist 1989-1994.

Area of Interest Integrated Pest Management, Insect ecology, host plant resistance, biological control, ecotoxicology of insecticides
Publications
  1. Sreedhar, U. and Sharma, V.K. (1998). Formulation of semi-synthetic diets fortified with host plant material for maize stem borer, Chilo partellus Swinhoe. Journal of Insect Science 11 (1): 9-13.
  2. Sreedhar, U. and Sharma, V.K. (2004). Life table studies of Chilo partellus Swinhoe on semi synthetic diets. Indian Journal of Applied Entomological Research 18 (1): 1-11.
  3. Sreedhar, U., Sitaramaiah, S. and Padmaja, K. (2007). Evaluation of trap crops for management of budworm, Helicoverpa armigera in flue cured Virginia tobacco. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 35 (2): 213-217.
  4. Sreedhar, U., Prasad, J.V., Rao, C.V.N. and Padmaja, K. (2010). Stem application of insecticides for management of tobacco aphid, Myzus nicotianae in tobacco. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 39 (2): 100-104.
  5. Sreedhar, U. (2011). Evaluation of tobacco genotypes for resistance to insect pests. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 39 (3): 183-185.
  6. Sreedhar, U. (2011). Influence of trap crop planting geometry on budworm, Helicoverpa armigera in flue cured Virginia tobacco. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 39 (3): 196-199.
  7. Sreedhar, U. (2012). Management of bud worm (Helicoverpa armigera) in Virginia tobacco through pest diversionary approach. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82 (7): 731-734.
  8. Sreedhar, U. (2014). Management of tobacco stem borer, Scrobipalpa heliopa low in Virginia tobacco. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 42 (1): 6-10.
  9. Rama Prasad, G., Sreedhar, U., Sitaramaiah, S., Nageswara Rao, S. and Satyanarayana, S.V.V. (1998). Efficacy of Imidacloprid, a new insecticide against Myzus nicotianae Blackman on FCV tobacco (Nicotiana  tabacum L.).  Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 68 (3): 165-7.
  10. Lalitha Bharathi, J., Sreedhar, U., Kishore, B., Prasad, J.V. and Murthy, TG.K. (2008). Differential response of wild Nicotiana species to Spodoptera lituraIndian Journal of Plant Protection 36 (1): 69-74. 
Awards/Honors
  • Dr. R.P. Srivastava Memorial Natioanl Award (Gold Medal) for outsanding contributions in the field of Entomology - 2014
  • Crystal National Agri Award 2014 for Outstanding Contribution to Agricultural Research
  • Dr. G.J. Patel Gold Medal for Outstanding Research in  Crop Protection- 1998
  • Sri. Devappa Award for Outstanding Research in Tobacco Crop Protection - 1995 
  • Best Research Paper Presentation Award - Entomological Research Association, Udaipur - 2014
  • ISTS Best Research Paper Award 2005, 2009 & 2011
  • Fellow Entomological Society of India, New Delhi
  • Fellow Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad
  • Fellow Indian Society of Tobacco Science, Rajahmundry
  • Fellow Society for Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi
  • Research Guide for P.G. Students of Andhra University,  Visakhapatnam; Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur & Adikavi Nannaya University,  Rajahmundry.
  • Secretary, Indian Society of Tobacco Science 2009-13
  • Editor, Tobacco Research Journal 2007-09