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Role of Phytomedicines and Plant Health Clinic on Plant Health Security

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(Resume of presentation by Dr MP Srivastava at ‘3rd international Symposium on Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe’ at Berlin, Germany, 14-16 May, 2009)

Ever growing population and unprecedented losses due to plant pests pose serious threat to our food security. Managing population is an uphill task but devastating losses can be prevented by providing stringent security to plants through phytomedicines and plant health clinic and thereby assuring food security. Phytomedicines/pesticides not only control plant diseases/pests, but also improve productivity, which is otherwise lost to pests.

The notion regarding ill effect of pesticides is uncalled for. If used judiciously following guidelines Pesticide Action Network and Fungicide Resistance Action Group such problems are not likely occur. Today with the availability of safer and effective fungicides of 4th generation, the disease control has become more effective. Unfortunately many of us lack insight to Materia Medica of plant diseases. Comprehensive diagnostic and advisory support from plant health clinic can go a long way in providing foolproof security from pest invasion. Therefore there is urgent need of creation of more well organized plant clinic worldwide, which can provide unstinted diagnostic and advisory support, educate on plant health care, and issue timely pest alerts, recommend suitable phytomedicines and sensitize users on judicious use of phytomedicines.

For greater details readers may refer to the Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium [Srivastava MP: Role of Phytomedicine and Plant Health Clinic in Plant Health Security. In: Feldman F, Alford DV, Furk C: Crop Plant Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Factors (2009), 222-230; ISBN 978-3941261-05-1; © Deutsche Phytomedzinische Gessellschaft, Braunschweig, Germany]

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2009 08:52  

Newsflash

International Technological Achievements Award Conferred on Dr. M. P. Srivastava

Global consultant on plant health and former Director Planning & Head, Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University, Prof. M.P. Srivastava has been bestowed upon with “International Technological Achievements Award” on February 9, 2014.

Photo: Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award

The award was given in recognition of his internationally acclaimed contribution on Plant Healthcare Technology and its dissemination towards mitigating crop losses and promoting plant health clinic worldwide. The award instituted by EET CRS, was given to him by presenting a memento and Certificate of Excellence in a glittering function in Noida on 9th of February 2014. Dr Srivastava has shared his innovations in reducing crop losses and strengthening food security at several occasions in India and at International Congresses at Edinburgh 1998, New Zealand 2003, Beijing 2013.