College of Agriculture, Hisar


Dr. Anil Kumar

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Dept. of Nematology College of Agriculture CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar - 125 004, India.

Phone No : 01662255217

Email Id :hodnematology@gmail.com

The discovery of molya disease of wheat and barley in 1964 from Haryana (then part of erstwhile Punjab) stimulated the nematological research at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in the department of Plant Pathology.Subsequently, research on nematode problems of Haryana State was taken up in the departments of Entomology, Vegetable Crops and Plant Breeding.  A separate section of Nematology was created in 1975 in the department of Entomology.For adopting systematic approach and streamlining the research, teaching and extension on nematodes in the university a full-fledged department of Nematology came into existence in 1977 with Prof. D.S. Bhatti as its founder Head.  The Postgraduate teaching programmes leading to award of M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the Nematology were started in 1979.  The main department located in the collage of Agriculture, CCS HAU, Hisar, has five well-equipped laboratories and seminar room cum library.  The research trials are conducted at the department filed, microplots, five screens houses, and one polyhouse and a mushroom house. College of Agriculture, Bawal to carry out location specific research and also teaches undergraduate courses to the students of College of Agriculture, Bawal Campus of the University. The department is involved in teaching, research and extension activities. Objective of the department are as follows:

  • To generate human resources in Nematology
  • To identify and generate management technologies for nematode problems of Haryana
  • To disseminate the nematode management technology to farming community
  • To impart training and update knowledge about nematodes to research and extension workers

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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