Dr. R.P. Soundararajan

Dr. R.P. Soundararajan

Assistant Professor
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

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Biography

Dr. Soundararajan R.P. is currently working at Department of Rice Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology from same University. He also served as Research Associate, and Senior Research Fellow at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, and Research Associate at Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore. Dr. Soundararajan received honors include awarded ICAR Senior Research Fellowship in Agricultural Entomology for Ph.D. programme, awarded Gujarat Agro Industries Gold Medal during Post Graduate in Agricultural Entomology, and awarded Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar Agriculture Silver Jubilee Memorial Prize. He is life member of Entomological Society of India, IARI, New Delhi, Madras Agricultural Students Union, TNAU, Coimbatore, Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, IIPR, Kanpur, Entomological Academy of India, Chennai, American Biographical Inc. Raleigh, NC, USA, and annual member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkatta. He has published 46 research articles in journals contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Agricultural Entomology
62%
Pest Management
90%
Plant Protection
75%
Plant Biology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Soundararajan, R.P. and N. Chitra, 2014. Field screening of black gram, Vigna mungo L. germplasm for resistance against pod borer complex. Indian J. Entomol., 76: 142-148.
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  2. Soundararajan, R.P., S. Geetha, N. Chitra and D. Dinakaran, 2013. Resistance in Vigna mungo var. silvestris against Bruchids, Callosobruchus maculates (F.). Ann. Plant Protect. Sci., 21: 279-282.
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  3. Soundararajan, R.P., N. Chitra and S. Geetha, 2013. Host plant resistance to insect pests of grain legumes-A review. Agric. Rev., 34: 176-187.
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  4. Chitra, N. and R.P. Soundararajan, 2013. Field infestation by Callosobruchus spp. (Colepotera: Bruchidae) in pigeonpea. Indian J. Entomol., 75: 263-265.
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  5. Soundararajan, R.P., P. Kadirvel and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2012. Genetics of Quantitative Resistance to Brown Planthopper in Rice. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-12746-5, Pages: 186.

  6. Soundararajan, R.P., N. Chitra, S. Geetha and S. Mohan, 2012. Storage Techniques in Pulses. In: Pulses Production Strategies, Boopathi, P.M. and M. Paramathma (Eds.)., Sri Shakthi Promotional Litho Process, Coimbatore, ISBN: 81-9233061-3, pp: 503-522.

  7. Soundararajan, R.P., N. Chitra, S. Geetha and J. Poorani, 2012. Biological control of bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) in blackgram. J. Biopesticides, 5: 192-195.
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  8. Soundararajan, R.P., 2012. Pesticides-Recent Trends in Pesticide Residue Assay. Intech Open Science, Janeza Trdine, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-0681-4, Pages: 272.

  9. Soundararajan, R.P., 2012. Pesticides-Advances in Chemical and Botanical Pesticides. Intech Open Science, Janeza Trdine, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-51-0680-7, Pages: 382.

  10. Soundararajan, R.P. and N. Chitra, 2012. Impact of Intercrops on Insect Pests of Blackgram, Vigna mungo L. J. Entomol., 9: 208-219.
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  11. Soundararajan, R.P. and N. Chitra, 2011. Effect of bioinoculants on sucking pests and pod borer complex in urdbean. J. Biopestic., 4: 7-11.
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  12. Chitra, N. and R.P. Soundararajan, 2011. Insect diversity in pigeonpea ecosystem in Tamil Nadu. Indian J. Entomol., 73: 349-356.
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  13. Soundararajan, R.P. and N. Chitra, 2010. Effect of Global Warming in Agriculture and Insect Pest. In: Manmade Disasters, Singh, K.K., L. Aleya, V. Singh and M. Singh (Eds.)., APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, ISBN:978-81-313-0919-3, pp: 205-235.

  14. Soundararajan, R.P. and V. Lakshmanan, 2009. Neem in Pest Management of Horticultural Crops. In: Neem: A Treatise, Singh, K.K., S. Phogat, A. Tomar and R.S. Dhillon, (Eds.). I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 9788189866006 pp: 396-413.

  15. Soundararajan, R.P. and V. Lakshmanan, 2008. Eco Friendly Management of Insect Pests and Nematodes in Hill Horticultural Crops. In: Insect Pest and Disease Management, Prasad, D. (Ed.). Daya Publishing House, India, pp: 409-430.

  16. Sugumaran, M.P., R.P. Soundararajan and V. Lakshmanan, 2007. Spider fauna in the horticultural crops of Yercaud hills. Zoos' Print J., 22: 2721-2722.

  17. Soundararajan, R.P., V. Lakshmanan and S. Praneetha, 2007. Damage of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubn.) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) on Gerbera jamesonii Bolus ex. Hook f. (Compositae). In: Biotechnology and Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and S. Jayaraj (Eds.). Elite Publishing House Pvt. Ptd., New Delhi, India, pp: 235-239.

  18. Manisegaran, S. and R.P. Soundararajan, 2007. Pest Management in Field Crops-Principles and Practices. Agrobios, Jodhpur, India, ISBN: 9788177543339, Pages: 316.

  19. Kadirvel, P., M. Maheswaran, R.P. Soundararajan, and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2007. A new phenotypic screen to map quantitative trait loci associated with rice tolerance for planthoppers. Int. Rice Res. Notes, 32: 28-30.

  20. Justin, C.G.L., and R.P. Soundararajan, 2006. Effect of food attractants on coconut red palm weevil, Rhynchophous ferrugineus Oliver. Indian J. Agric. Res., 40: 154-156.
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  21. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj, P. Kadirvel, M. Maheswaran and N. Chitra, 2005. Mechanisms and genetics of resistance to brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal) in rice, Oryza sativa L. A review. Agric. Rev., 26: 79-91.

  22. Soundararajan, R.P. and P. Baskaran, 2005. Effect of Antibiosis Components of Eggplant on the Developmenta l Biology of Whitefly Parasitoids, Encarsia transvena T. and Eretmocerus mundus M. (Aphelinidae: Hymenoptera). In: Sustainable Insect Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and S. Jayaraj (Eds.). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 81-7319-608-7, pp: 233-238.

  23. Soundararajan, R.P. and C.G.L. Justin, 2005. Evaluation of chemicals and botanicals on the damage by Coconut perianth mite, Aceria guerreronis Keifer. Ann. Plant Prot. Sci., 13: 400-403.
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  24. Soundararajan, R.P., P. Kadirvel, K. Gunathilagaraj and M. Maheswaran, 2004. Mapping of quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to brown planthopper in rice by means of a double haploid population. Crop Sci., 44: 2214-2220.

  25. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj, M. Maheswaran and N. Chitra, 2004. Resistance of double haploid rice lines to brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal). Madras Agric. J., 91: 168-170.
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  26. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj and N. Chitra, 2004. Agroecosystem, Biodiversity and Insect Pest Management. In: Sustainable Resource Management, Kapoor, B.B.S. and A. Ali, (Eds.). Madhu Publications, Bikanar, India, ISBN: 81-86644-08-3, pp: 219-236.

  27. Soundararajan, R.P., N. Chitra and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2003. Antibiosis effect of rice double haploid lines on growth and adult longevity of brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal). Indian J. Plant Prot., 31: 154-156.

  28. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj and N. Chitra, 2003. Influence of plant age and population density of brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal). on resistance to rice double haploid lines. J. Applied Zool. Res., 14: 18-22.

  29. Soundararajan, R.P., 2003. Antibiosis effect of eggplant germplasm on survival of whitefly, Bemisia tabaci G. Indian J. Plant Prot., 31: 101-102.

  30. Chitra, N., R.P. Soundararajan and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2003. Life table studies for rice leaffolders. Madras Agric. J., 90: 371-373.

  31. Chitra, N., R.P. Soundararajan and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2003. Damage potential of some orthopterans in rice. J. Applied Zool. Res., 14: 137-139.

  32. Chitra, N., K. Gunathilagaraj and R.P. Soundararajan, 2003. Distribution of natural enemies of rice leaffolders. Madras Agric. J., 90: 373-376.

  33. Soundararajan, R.P., N. Chitra, and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2002. Evaluation of antibiosis resistance to brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal). in rice, Oryza sativa L. J. Applied Zool. Res., 13: 14-18.

  34. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj, S. Suresh and N. Chitra, 2002. Feeding behaviour of brown planthopper on rice double haploid lines. Madras Agric. J., 89: 313-314.

  35. Soundararajan, R.P. and P. Baskaran, 2002. Interaction Between Egg Plant Varieties and Parasitoids of Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera). In: Strategies in Integrated Pest Management, Ignacimuthu, S. and A. Sen (Eds.). Phoenix Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 81-7484-056-7, pp: 127-133.

  36. Justin, C.G.L., R.P. Soundararajan, R.J. Rabindra and M. Swamiappan, 2002. Dosage and time mortality response of the diamond back moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) to Bacillus thuringiensis Berlinger formulation. Pest Manage. Econ. Zool., 9: 109-113.

  37. Chitra, N., K. Gunathilagaraj and R.P. Soundararajan, 2002. Prey preference of Orthopteran predators on rice insect pests. J. Biol. Control, 16: 109-112.

  38. Chitra, N., K. Gunathilagaraj and R.P. Soundararajan, 2002. Predatory potential of some predators on rice leaf folder eggs in rice. Oryza sativa L. J. Applied Zool. Res., 13: 172-173.

  39. Chitra, N., K. Gunathilagaraj and R.P. Soundararajan, 2002. Habitat selection for oviposition by Pantala flavescens (Fab.) (Libellulidae: Odonata). Zoos' Print J., 17: 957-958.

  40. Soundararajan, R.P., P. Karuppuchamy and E.V. Baskaran, 2001. Comparision of Two Methods of Assessment of the Coconut Eriophyid Mite Aceria guerreronis Keifer. In: Biodiversity and Management of Phytophagous Mites, Rabindra, R.J., P. Karuppuchamy, G. Umapthy, C. Chinniah and V. Balasubramani (Eds.). TNAU, Coimbatore, pp: 234-237.

  41. Soundararajan, R.P., K. Gunathilagaraj and N. Chitra, 2001. Feeding rate of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on the rice double haploid lines. Pest Manage. Econ. Zool., 9: 165-176.

  42. Soundararajan, R.P. and P. Baskaran, 2001. Mechanisms of resistance in brinjal Solanum melongena L. to whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Madras Agric. J., 88: 657-659.

  43. Chitra, N., K. Gunathilagaraj and R.P. Soundararajan, 2001. Orthoptera in a rice ecosystem of South India. Bionotes, 3: 88-88.

  44. Baskaran, E.V., K. Ramaraju and R.P. Soundararajan, 2001. Methods of Root Feeding and Spot Application of Acaricides for the Management of Coconut Perianth Mite. In: Biodiversity and Management of Phytophagous Mites, Rabindra, R.J., P. Karuppuchamy, G. Umapathy, C. Chinniah and V. Balasubramani (Eds.). TNAU, Coimbatore, pp: 238-245.

  45. Chitra, N., R.P. Soundararajan and K. Gunathilagaraj, 2000. Orthoptera in rice fields of Coimbatore. Zoo's Print J., 15: 309-311.
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  46. Regupathy, A., T. Manoharan, G. Asokan, R.P. Soundararajan, and N.J. Armes, 1997. Synergistic suppression of fenvalerate resistance in field populations of Helicoverpa armigera in Tamil Nadu. Resistant Pest Manage., 9: 37-39.