Last name : MEENA
First name : Prabhu Dayal
Entrance year : 2022
Occupation : Principal Scientist
Company : ICAR
Phone : +91 954 915 8009
Email : pdmeena(at)gmail.com
Birthdate : 1964/07/08
Address : Sewar, 321303 Bharatpur / India
Main fields of interest :
- Crop protection
Professional experience : Dr. Prabhu Dayal Meena, working as Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. He has conducted research on different aspects of rapeseed-mustard diseases, including host resistance, management, epidemiology, and biology of crucifer’s pathogen and reported 3 new pathogens. He was associated in development of 6 high yielding varieties and registered 7 trait specific genotypes of rapeseed-mustard. He has published 120 research papers, reviews, and book chapters in reputed journals and 13 books by reputed publishers. Dr. Meena has been honored with Fellow of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Plant Protection Association of India, Indian Society of Oilseed Research, Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Indian Phytopathological Society, and awarded Dr. P.R. Kumar Outstanding Brassica Scientist Award and Gold Medal of Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research. He is founder secretary of Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research, managing editor and chief editor of Journal of Oilseed Brassica. He visited the UK during 2007 under Indo-UK Collaborative Research on Oilseed Brassica crops. He has been guiding several M. Sc. and Ph. D. students.
Education : Ph.D. (Botany), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (2005); M. Sc. (Ag.) Plant Pathology, RAU, Bikaner (1997); B. Sc. (Ag.), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (1987)
Selected publications : * Meena PD, Meena RL, Chattopadhyay C, Kumar A (2004) Identification of critical stage for disease development and bio-control of Alternaria blight of Indian mustard (B. juncea). J Phytopathol 152:204-209 * Meena PD, Meena RL, Chattopadhyay C (2008) Eco-friendly options for management of Alternaria blight in Indian mustard (B. juncea). Indian Phytopathol 62:65-69 * Meena PD, Chattopadhyay C, Meena SS, Kumar A (2011) Area under disease progress curve and apparent infection rate of Alternaria blight disease of Indian mustard (B. juncea) at different plant age. Arch Phytopath Plant Protec 44:684-693 * Meena PD, Asha Rani, Meena R, Sharma P, Riteka Gupta, Chowdappa P (2012) Aggressiveness, diversity and distribution A. brassicae isolates infecting oilseed Brassica in India. African J Microbio Res 6:5249-5258 * Meena PD, Gour RB, Gupta JC, Singh HK, Awasthi RP, Netam RS, Godika S, Sandhu PS, Prasad R, Rathi AS, Rai D, Thomas L, Patel GA, Chattopadhyay C (2013) Non-chemical agents provide tenable, eco-friendly alternatives for the management of the major diseases devastating Indian mustard (B. juncea) in India. Crop Protect 53:169-174 * Meena PD, Jambhulkar SJ, Gupta R, Meena HS, Singh D (2016) Rapid screening technique for Alternaria blight resistance in Indian mustard (B. juncea) using cotyledonary leaf method. J Pl Pathol 98:463-469 * Meena PD, Gupta R, HS Meena, Sharma P, Jambhulkar S (2017) Pathogenic variability within Indian A. brassicae isolates using seed, cotyledon and leaf of Brassica species. J Phytopathol 165:238-248 * Meena PD, Sujith Kumar MS, Meena HS, Jambhulkar S, Gohartaj, Pathak D, Srivastava S, Gupta R, Singh D, Gurung B, Rai PK (2020) Confirmation of induced tolerance to Alternaria blight disease in Indian mustard (B. juncea). Appl Biochem Biotechnol 192:965-978 * Meena PD, Kumar A, Kumar V, Sikarwar M, Sharma P, Chattopadhyay C, Rai PK (2020) Prevalence, epidemiology and forecasting of Alternaria blight of Indian mustard (B. juncea) in India. J Oilseed Brassica 11:21-28 * Sharma P, Meena PD, Kumar A, Vinod Kumar and Dhiraj Singh (2015) Forewarning models for Sclerotinia rot (S. sclerotiorum) in Indian mustard (B. juncea). Phytoparasitica 43:509-516 * Chattopadhyay C, Agrawal R, Kumar A, Bhar LM, Meena PD, Meena RL, Khan SA, Chattopadhyay AK, Awasthi RP, Singh SN, Chakravarthy NVK, Kumar A, Singh RB, Bhunia CK (2005) Epidemiology and forecasting of Alternaria blight of oilseed Brassica in India - a case study. J Plant Dis Protec 112:351-365.