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International Working Group on Plant Health Clinic

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An International Working Group on Plant Health Clinic headed by Dr. M. P. Srivastava, Global Consultant on Plant Clinic, from India, as its Chairperson, and Dr. Eric Boa, Manager, Global Plant Clinic, UK as Co-Chairperson has been formed. The other members of the Group are: Dr. Melodie Putman (Oregon, USA), Dr. Naresh Mehta (Hisar, India), Dr. U. S. Singh (Pantnagar, India), Dr. Solveig Danielesen (Denmark), Dr. Mark Sabrouin (Ontario, Canada), Dr. Jim Stack (Kansas, USA), Dr. Pamela D. Roberts (Florida, USA), Dr. Krishna Mohan (Idaho, USA), Dr. Natalie Goldberg (La Cruces, USA).

The group may meet from time to time associating CABI to chalk out strategies to strengthen ‘Mission Plant Health Clinic’. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2008 11:59
 

Plant Clinic – A technological marvel in plant disease control

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Presented by Dr. M. P. Srivastava, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar – 125 004, India

Food is the prime requirement of man for which he depends on agriculture. Ever-growing population, more so in developing nations, fast urbanization and industrialization and alarming losses due to plant diseases pose a serious threat to food security. While rising population can be managed or not, plant diseases can be managed to a larger extent. One of the important aspects in the management of plant diseases lies in its correct diagnosis for which well-organized plant clinics are must. Plant clinic’s role does not remain confined to diagnosis but making suitable recommendations. Since plant clinic may not render suitable services particularly in the event of outbreak of epiphytotics hence mobile plant clinics can render better services in reaching diverse areas. May the dawn of this millennium witness plant clinic as global phenomenon. Read more on Plant Health Clinic

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2008 09:42
 

Transfer of plant pathology knowledge for rural prosperity – an Asian perspective

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Presented by Dr. MP Srivastava, as a Keynote Address at the 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2 – 7 February 2003

Shrinkage of arable land due to an ever-increasing population and the incidence of disease have become stumbling blocks in improving agricultural production and, consequently rural prosperity. This can be achieved by increasing productivity on one hand and by avoiding losses from diseases and pests on the other. In order to ensure sustainability, we have to aim for judicious pesticide application and also rely upon integrated pest management, biotechnology and organic farming. Establishment of organized plant clinics independently or under an Agricultural Information Technology Centre shall go a long way to identifying the problem and adopting suitable measures on the recommendation of the practitioner or consultant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 11:25 Read more...
 



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Dismayed at the growing concrete jungle in Gurgaon and mindful of horrors of global warming, Dr. Srivastava has since started a movement of sorts by planting saplings of Peepal and Neem in the Millenium City. His group is called APPAN (Awareness Promotion for Peepal and Neem).

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