Indian Phytopathology- Special Issue (January-March, 2021): Phytopathology in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Indian Phytopathology- Special Issue (January-March, 2021): Phytopathology in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last date of Submission of papers is 30th November, 2020.

Details of Guest Editors for (Special Issue) are as follows:

Prof. Pratibha Sharma

ICAR- Emeritus Scientist

Division of Plant Pathology, 

SKN Agricultural University,

Jobner- Jaipur, Rajasthan- 303328, India

Email: psharma032003@yahoo.co.in

Mobile: 9810119397

Dr. Usha Chakraborty

Professor (Retd.)

Department of Botany

University of North Bengal

Siliguri-734013

West Bengal, India

Email: ucnbu2012@gmail.com

Mobile: 9002002096

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal

Head

Division of Plant Pathology

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi-110 012, INDIA

Email: rashmi.aggarwal2@gmail.com

Mobile: 9999675782

Dr. Robin Gogoi

Principal Scientist

Division of Plant Pathology

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi-110 012, INDIA

Email: r.gogoiiari@gmail.com

Mobile: 9718811267

Dr. Dinesh Singh

Principal Scientist

Division of Plant Pathology

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi-110 012, INDIA

Email: dinesh_iari@rediffmail.com

Mobile: 9968246428

Dr. Kalyan K. Mondal

Principal Scientist

Division of Plant Pathology

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi-110 012, INDIA

Email: mondal_kk@rediffmail.com

Mobile: 9868153461


About the Special Issue:

When we look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we see 17 objectives against which we must measure our progress. We know that inclusive and sustainable growth are imperative for the wealth of our planet and for continued success of our enterprises. Global agriculture has been threatened by plant diseases and crop losses are the major constraint in achieving the targeted productivity of crop plants globally. The Science of Phytopathology is exceedingly important for crop security. On the eve of 2020 as International year of Plant Health being declared by United Nations General Assembly, Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) being the third largest and one of the oldest society of Plant Pathology organized 7th International Conference on “Phytopathology in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals”  in collaboration with International Society of Plant Pathology (ISPP) along with 12 most prominent plant protection societies within and outside the country provided a global platform where the galaxy of learned delegates from worldwide converse the issues concerning the pertinent goals. Contributions by the world scientific communities from USA, Australia, France, Hungary, Nigeria, Vietnam and India in the form of review and research articles in this special issue will be a useful document for future initiatives in the improvement of crop health in particular and in enhancing crop productivity in general.