College of Agriculture, Hisar

(Plant Pathology)

Dr. Anil Kumar

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Department of Plant Pathology CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125 004 (India)

Phone No : 01662-255203

Email Id :hodplantpathologyhauhisar@gmail.com

About department

         The Department of Plant Pathology came into existence as Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in 1962 in erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University with headquarter at Hisar. Professor Dr. Suryanaryana was the founder Professor  & Head. After bifurcation a fullfledge Department of Plant Pathology was established in College of Agriculture, HAU Hisar in 1970. The department has units of fungal pathology, virology, bacteriology, molecular plant pathology and mushroom production technology where the students are trained and specialized in these areas. Similarly there are pathologists for each major crop / section and to give a fillip to advancement of agriculture in the state there is strong unit of extension pathology as well. Each PG student allotted a research problem forming a portion of the ongoing research programme of the department and is thus directly related to one of the national or state level problems. The students are trained to develop aptitude for independent original research. Qualified scientists, technicians and supporting staff are there to train the students in areas of plant bacteriology, plant virology, fungal pathology, fungitoxicants, mycorrihiza, biological control, seed pathology, post harvest deterioration, crop pathology, fruit pathology, vegetable pathology, host resistance, molecular plant pathology and  mushroom production  technology.  Students of this department are occupying important position in universities, research institutes, administrative services, banks and multinational companies. The faculty members of this department also shouldered the responsibility of Dean’s, Director of Research, Director of Extension Education, Director of Project cum Planning Formulation (now with the nomenclature of DHRM) and also Vice Chancellor of other State Agricultural University.

Objectives of the Department 

•        To manage crop diseases through cultural, chemical, biological and host resistance. 

•        To develop epidemiological model for prediction of important diseases of field, horticulture and vegetable crops especially for North Indian conditions. 

•        To study pathogenic variability in developing disease resistance varieties.

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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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