Dr. Dinesh  Rai
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Dr. Dinesh Rai

Assistant Professor
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Singh, R.N., B. Shahi, P. Kumar, P. Neha and D. Rai, 2019. Status of papaya viral disease incidence during Kharif, Rabi and summer seasons in Begusarai district of north Bihar. Int. J. Chem. Stud., 7: 2035-2039.
  2. Rai, D., 2018. Preforamance of stress tolerance rice varieties treated with Trichoderna spp. under rainfed condition in Bihar. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci., 7: 368-378.
  3. Rai, D. and S.K. Singh, 2018. Is banded leaf and sheath blight a potential threat to maize cultivation in bihar. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci., 7: 671-683.
  4. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2018. Effect of different media on growth and sporulation of trichoderma harzianum (Th 14). Trends Biosci., 11: 4175-4177.
  5. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2017. Optimization of nutrient sources to increase the biomass production and development of Trichoderma harzianum Th 14 formulations. J. Mycol. Plant Pathol., 47: 147-160.
  6. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2017. Effect of different incubation period and ph on biomass production of Trichoderma harzianum (Th 14). J. Eco-friendly Agric 12: 81-83.
  7. Rai, D., K.S. Bisht and A.K. Tewari, 2016. The in- vitro effect of commonly used newer fungicides on mycelial growth in the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma harzianum (Th 14). J. Hill Agric., 7: 162-164.
  8. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2016. Shelf life studies of different formulations based on Trichoderma harzianum (Th14). Ann. Biol. Res., 7: 1-5.
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  9. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2016. Evaluation of different carbon and nitrogen sources for better growth and sporulation of T. harzianum (Th14). J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev., 8: 67-70.
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  10. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2016. Evaluation of Trichoderma formulation on vigour and mortality of chickpea. Afr. J. Sci. Res., 5: 67-73.
  11. Rai, D., A.K. Tewari and K.S. Bisht, 2015. Evaluation of different concentration of Jaggery (as cheaper carbon source) for growth and sporulation of Trichoderma harzianum (Th14). Trends Biosci., 8: 4868-4870.
  12. Rai, D. and P. Mehra, 2015. A review on interactions of Trichoderma with plant and pathogens. Res. J. Agric. For. Sci., 3: 20-23.
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  13. Rai, D. and A.K. Tewari, 2015. Effect of vitamins and amino acids on growth and sporulation of Trichoderma harzianum (Th14). RAU, J. Res., 25: 23-27.
  14. Upadhyay, V., D. Rai, M. Rana, P. Mehra and A.K. Pandey, 2014. Verticillium lecani (Zimm.): A potential entomopathogenic fungus. Int. J. Agric. Environ. Biotechnol., 7: 719-727.
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  15. Sexana, D., A.K. Tewari and D. Rai, 2014. The in vitro effect of some commonly used fungicides, insecticides and herbicides for their compatibility with Trichoderma harzianum PBT23. World Appl. Sci. J., 31: 444-448.
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  16. Sexana, D., A.K. Tewari and D. Rai, 2014. In vitro antagonistic assessment of T. Harzianum PBT 23 against plant pathogenic fungi. J. Microbiol. Biotech. Res., 4: 59-65.
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  17. Rai, D., V. Updhyay, P. Mehra1, M. Rana and A.K. Pandey, 2014. Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biopesticides. Ind. J. Sci. Res. Tech., 2: 7-13.
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  18. Rai, D., A.K. Mishra and A. Pandey, 2014. Integrated management of alternaria blight in indian mustard. Bioscan., 9: 1247-1249.
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  19. Rai, D. and A.K. Mishra, 2014. Reaction of Brassica genotypes against Alternaria blight caused by Alternaria brassicae (Berk) Sacc. Internat.J. Plant Protec., 7: 235-237.
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  20. Mehra, P., M. Rana, D. Rai, V. Upadhyay and A.P. Pandey, 2014. New approaches in insect pest management. Trend. Biosciences, 7: 1609-1618.
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  21. Rai, D., G. Sharma and A.K. Pandey, 2013. Baculovirus biopesticides -an ecofriendly approach for insect-pest management. J. Hill Agric., 4: 1-7.
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  22. Meena, P.D., R.B. Gour, J.C. Gupta, H.K. Singh and R.P. Awasthi et al., 2013. Non-chemical agents provide tenable, eco-friendly alternatives for the management of the major diseases devastating Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) in India. Crop Prot., 53: 169-175.
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  23. Rai, D. and R. Prasad, 2011. Evaluation of maize genotypes for sources of resistance to Helminthosporium turcicum (Pass.) leonard and suggs. RAU, J. Res., 21: 74-75.
  24. Meena, P.D., R.P. Awasthi, S. Godika, J.C. Gupta and A. Kumar et al., 2011. Eco-friendly approaches managing major diseases of Indian mustard. World Applied Sci. J., 12: 1192-1195.
  25. Kumar, V., D. Rai, A. Kumar and K. Mritunjay, 2011. Performance of quality protein maize (QPM) variety shaktiman-4 in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Internat. J. Forestry. Crop Improv., 2: 215-216.
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  26. Kumar, V., D. Rai, A. Kumar and Mritunjay, 2011. Response of quality protein maize hybrid, Shaktiman-4 at farmers’ field. Adv. Res. J. Crop Improv., 2: 265-266.
  27. Rai, D., A. Kumar, M. Kumar and R. Prasad, 2010. Field screening of maize genotypes against maydis leaf blight caused by Helminthosporiun maydis nisicado and miyake. Internat.J. Plant Protec., 2: 265-266.
  28. Singh, R.S., H. Singh, Phoolchand, U.K. Singh, A. Pandey, D. Rai and R.K. Akhauri, 2009. Response of bio-fertilizers on yield and economics of sunflower. J. Oilseed Res., 26: 300-302.
  29. Rai, D., A. Pandey, Phoolchand and R.K. Akhauri, 2009. Screening of Brassica germplasm and advanced breeding materials to identify tolerance sources against alternaria blight and white rust. J. Oilseed Res., 26: 486-489.
  30. Rai, D., 2009. Screening of maize germplasm lines against Helminthosporium maydis nisicado and miyake in bihar. Internat.J. Plant Protec., 2: 15-16.
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  31. Chand, P., S.N. Singh, D. Rai, U. Singh and R.S. Singh, 2009. Effect of different organic soil amendments in combination with recommended dose of NPK on the incidence of Aclerotinia rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Lib de Bary) of Indian mustard. J. Oilseed Res., 26: 490-492.
  32. Chand, P. and D. Rai, 2009. Sources of resistance against sclerotinia rot in indian mustard. Internat.J. Plant Protec., 2: 101-102.
  33. Chand, P. Rai, D. and S.N. Singh, 2009. In vitro evaluation of different fungicides on the mycelial growth and sclerotia production of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Internat.J. Plant Protec., 2: 27-28.
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  34. Rai, D., R. Prasad and M.M. Jha, 2008. Field reaction of maize genotypes to maydis leaf blight in Bihar. RAU, J. Res., 18: 129-130.
  35. Rai, D., A. Pandey and Phoolchand, 2008. Tolerance to alternaria blight alternaria brassicae (Berk.) Sacc. in germplasm lines of repeseed-mustard (Brassica spp.) RAU, J. Res., 18: 122-124.
  36. Chand, P. and D. Rai, 2008. In vitro evaluation of different organic amendments against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum(Lib.) de Bary. Pl. Des. Res., 23: 84-85.
  37. Srivastava, M., R. Kishun, U. Narain and D. Rai, 2006. Introductory Phytobacteriology. Advance Publishing Concept, New Delhi, pp: 315.
  38. Srivastava, M., K.D. Upadhyay, U. Narain, H.B. Singh and D. Rai, 2006. Medicinal Plant: Insect Pests and Diseases. Army Printing Press, Lucknow, PP: 200.
  39. Srivastava, M., A. Singh, D. Rai and A.K. Rai, 2006. Integration of computer aided learning in course curricula. Farm Sci. J., 15: 171-173.
  40. Srivastava, M., A. Singh, A.K. Rai and D. Rai, 2006. Benefits of teacher generated multimedia on learning. Farm Sci. J., 15: 123-126.
  41. Srivastava, M., A. Singh, D. Rai and A.K. Rai, 2005. Multimedia efficacy in teaching learning process. Farm Sci. J., 14: 61-73.
  42. Narain, U., M. Srivastava, D. Rai and B.K. Singh, 2005. Padap Rog : Ekk Saral Addhyan. Army Printing Press, Lucknow, pp: 102.
  43. Singh, B., P.C. Agarwal, I. Rani, D. Rai and R.K. Khetarpal, 2004. Pathogenic fungi detected in indigenous germplasm during 1999-2001. Indian J. Plant Prot., 32: 102-106.
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  44. Rai, D., C. Jain, S.K. Maheshwari, I. Rani and B. Singh et al., 2004. Detection of pathogenic fungi and nematodes in indigenous germplasm during. Indian J. Plant Prot., 32: 154-157.
  45. Agarwal, P.C., B. Singh, U. Dev, I. Rani and D. Rai et al., 2004. Interception of seed-borne pathogens in introduced planting material. Indian J. Microbiol., 44: 37-42.
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