Dr. Sarwan  Kumar

Dr. Sarwan Kumar

Assistant Entomologist
Punjab Agricultural University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Entomology from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Haryana, India

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Biography

Dr. Sarwan Kumar is currently working as Assistant Entomologist at Department Of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Entomology from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Haryana, India. His area of expertise includes Entomology, Oilseeds Pest Management, Insect Science, Insect Pest Management, and Host Plant Resistance. He has published 27 research articles in national and international journals, 1 international proceeding, 2 book chapters, and 2 short communications, 2 manual and 10 abstracts contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Entomology
62%
Host Plant Resistance
90%
Integrated Pest Management
75%
Insect Physiology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Kumar, S., 2017. Potential of Ethiopian mustard, Brassica carinata as a trap crop for large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae infesting Indian mustard, Brassica juncea. J. Pest Sci., 90: 129-137.
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  2. Kumar, S., 2015. Relative abundance of turnip aphid and the associated natural enemies on oilseed brassica genotypes. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 17: 1209-1222.
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  3. Kumar, S., 2015. Evaluation of petroleum spray oil against turnip aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (kaltenbach) infesting oilseed brassica. Int. J. Bio-resour. Stress Manage., 6: 583-590.
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  4. Kumar, S. and Y.P. Singh, 2015. Insect Pests. In: Brassica Oilseeds: Breeding and Management. Kumar, A., S.S. Banga, P.D. Meena and P.R. Kumar (Ed.). CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK., ISBN: 9781780644837, pp: 193-232..

  5. Kumar, S., 2014. Biological invasion of imported cabbageworm, Pieris rapae (L.), on oilseed Brassica in Punjab, India. Am. J. Agric. For., 2: 274-277.
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  6. Kumar, S. and M.K. Sangha, 2013. Biochemical mechanism of resistance in some Brassica genotypes against Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) (Homoptera: Aphidiae). Vegetos: Int. J. Plant Res., 26: 387-395.
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  7. Kumar, S., 2012. Management of Insect Pests of Oilseed Crops. In: Theory and Practice of Integrated Pest Management, Arora, R., B. Singh and A.K. Dhawan (Eds.). Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, ISBN-13: 9788172337605, pp: 443-453.

  8. Kular, J.S., A.S. Brar and S. Kumar, 2012. Population development of turnip aphid Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach, 1843) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and the associated predator Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus, 1758 as affected by changes in sowing dates of oilseed Brassica. Entomotropica, 27: 19-25.
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  9. Atri, C., B. Kumar, H. Kumar, S. Kumar, S. Sharma and S.S. Banga, 2012. Development and characterization of Brassica juncea-fruticulosa introgression lines exhibiting resistance to mustard aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt). BMC Genet., Vol. 13. 10.1186/1471-2156-13-104.
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  10. Kumar, S., C. Atri, M.K. Sangha and S.S. Banga, 2011. Screening of wild crucifers for resistance to mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) and attempt at introgression of resistance gene(s) from Brassica fruticulosa to Brassica juncea. Euphytica, 179: 461-470.
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  11. Kumar, S., 2011. Evaluation of eco-friendly products against Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) infesting Indian mustard. J. Insect Sci., 24: 132-135.

  12. Kumar, S., 2011. Cotesia glomeratus: A potential biocontrol agent for large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae in Indian Punjab. Proceedings of 13th International Rapeseed Congress, June 05-09, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, pp: 1141-1143.

  13. Kular, J. and S. Kumar, 2011. Quantification of avoidable yield losses in oilseed Brassica caused by insect pests. J. Plant Protect. Res., 51: 38-43.
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  14. Dhawan, A.K., S. Kumar and R.K. Saini, 2011. Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in entomology. J. Agric. Technol., 7: 879-894.
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  15. Sandhu, P.S., S. Kaur, P. Sheoran and S. Kumar, 2009. Influence of sowing dates on development of phyllody on sesame, Sesamum indicum L. J. Oilseeds Res., 26: 495-496.

  16. Kumar, S., R.K. Saini and P. Ram, 2009. Natural mortality of Helicoverpa armigera eggs in cotton ecosystem. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 11: 17-25.

  17. Kumar, S., 2009. Efficacy of biocontrol agents against Lipaphis erysimi (kaltenbach) (homoptera: aphididae) infesting Indian mustard. J. Oilseeds Res., 26: 409-410.

  18. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2009. Pupal duration, survival and occurrence of summer and winter diapause in Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) under field conditions. J. Entomol. Res., 33: 69-76.
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  19. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2009. Larval duration and damage potential of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) on some promising genotypes/hybrid of cotton. J. Insect Sci., 22: 285-291.

  20. Dhawan, A.K., S. Singh and S. Kumar, 2009. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) helps reduce pesticide load in cotton. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 11: 599-611.
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  21. Dhawan, A.K., S. Kumar and S. Singh, 2009. Effect of Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy on the predatory fauna of cotton ecosystem. Pestic. Res. J., 21: 71-74.

  22. Atwal, A.K., M. Kumar, P. Chauhan, C. Atri, J.S. Kular, S. Kumar and S.S. Banga, 2009. Myrosinase-glucosinolate system in crop Brassica species: Variation and association with defensive responses to Pieris brassicae infestation. Int. J. Plant Breed., 3: 121-125.

  23. Sharma, D.R. and S. Kumar, 2008. Role of secondary plant metabolites in insect resistance. Proceedings of training programme on Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Crop Plants, October 3-23, 2008, Centre of Advanced Studies in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, pp: 148-166.

  24. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2008. Feeding preference and damage potential of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) on different promising cotton genotypes/hybrid. J. Agric. Sci. Technol., 10: 411-420.
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  25. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2007. Moth emergence pattern of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in cotton ecosystem. J. Entomol. Res., 31: 5-9.
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  26. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2007. Diapause in Helicoverpa/Heliothis spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): A review. J. Cotton Res. Dev., 21: 80-87.

  27. Dhawan, A.K., S. Singh, S. Kumar and T. Kumar, 2007. Impact of Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy on insecticide use pattern during different growth stages of irrigated cotton in Punjab. Pestic. Res. J., 19: 67-72.
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  28. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2006. Duration, survival and mortality factors of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) larvae in cotton ecosystem in Haryana. J. Cotton Res. Dev., 20: 244-249.
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  29. Kumar, S. and D.R. Sharma, 2006. Residual toxicity period of insecticides against citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella stainton in nursery. Ann. Plant Prot. Sci., 14: 379-383.
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  30. Dhawan, A.K., S. Singh, S. Kumar, R. Singh and R. Kumar, 2006. Evaluation of spinosad 45 SC (Spinosyn A 50% Minimum and Spinosyn D 50% Maximum) against bollworms complex in cotton. J. Cotton Res. Dev., 20: 236-240.
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  31. Sharma, D.R., S. Kumar, R.C. Batra and P.K. Arora, 2005. Toxicity of insecticides against different field populations of Phyllocnistis citrella stainton. J. Insect Sci., 18: 73-76.

  32. Saini, R.K., S. Kumar and S.S. Sharma, 2005. Evaluation of insecticides against Spodoptera litura (Fab.) attacking cotton. J. Cotton Res. Dev., 19: 273-276.
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  33. Kumar, S. and R.K. Saini, 2005. Incidence of bollworms in promising cultivars of cotton in Haryana. J. Cotton Res. Dev., 19: 277-280.
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  34. Sharma, D.R., S. Kumar and R.C. Batra, 2003. A method for assessing the toxicity of insecticides against citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella stainton. J. Insect Sci., 16: 47-51.