GB Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

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Department of Plant Pathology


Department of Plant Pathology

The discipline conducts basic and applied research on the prevalent plant disease problems of the region. It also render its services as an in-built component of various disciplines of crop, fruit and vegetable research. Amongst the areas which are being focused are: identification of the economically important disease problems of the region and devising their management strategies, screening for disease resistance, disease forecasting and monitoring, integrated disease management and pathogen population analysis. Apple scab disease was first recorded in U.P. hills in 1984, and spray schedule for the effective management of disease have been prescribed under an All India Coordinated Research Project on apple scab.

Emphasis is being made on developing need-based disease management strategy through disease forecasting, and reducing the use of chemicals by introducing bio-control strategies. Definite schedules for controlling diseases in cereals, fruits and vegetables have been evolved and/or tested. A cheap method for the mass production of bioagents under IPM has been evolved. Lately, molecular maker technology has been coupled with conventional plant pathology for effective management of menacing plant diseases.

Department of Plant Pathology
GB Pant University Of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
Pantnagar - 263145
District - Udham Singh Nagar,


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