Dr. Ravindra  Kumar
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Dr. Ravindra Kumar

Research Scientist
Banaras Hindu University, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Agriculture from Banaras Hindu University, India

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Dr. Ravindra Kumar is currently working as Scientist in Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Station, Karnal, Haryana, India. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agriculture from Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi during 2007 and 2010 respectively. He was selected as ARS Scientist in ICAR, New Delhi in ARS–2009 batch. His areas of research interest are mycology, biological control of the phytopathogens, fungal pathology, plant-microbe interaction, fungal decomposition and seed pathology. He has to his credit more than 20 research papers and reviews published in reputed national and international journals. He also has several technical bulletins, technical and popular articles to his credit. He has written two text books on plant pathology. He has edited on book entitled as “Microbial Biodiversity: A boon for Agriculture Sustainability”. Dr. Ravindra Kumar has excellent scientific writing and editing skills. He has been associated with several professional/research societies of national and international repute. Presently, he is Technical Editor of Plant Pathology Journal (NAAS Rating 6.72) and Asian Journal of Plant Pathology.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Pathology
Plant Biology
Biochemical Analysis

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Kumar, R., S. Srivastava, M. Srivastava and A. Sinha, 2010. Effect of organic amendments on soil mycoflora. Asian J. Plant Pathol., 4: 73-81.
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  2. Sinha, A., R. Kumar, D. Kamil and P. Kapur, 2009. Release of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from decomposing Crotalaria juncea L. in relation to different climatic factors. Environ. Ecol., 27: 2077-2081.
  3. Sinha, A., M. Srivastava, R. Kumar, S. Srivastava and H.M. Mishra, 2009. Studies on mycoflora of decomposing kitchen waste in relation to different climatic factors and its effect on soil borne plant pathogens. Environ. Ecol., 28: 1458-1462.
  4. Kamil, D., R. Kumar and A. Sinha, 2009. Effect of green manuring of Crotolaria juncea L. on some soil-borne pathogens. Indian Phytopathol., 62: 304-309.
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