Mahendra P Srivastava
Haryana Agricultural University
Mahendra P Srivastava, formerly Director Planning and Professor & Head Plant Pathology, Haryana Agricultural University is known for his contribution in extension plant pathology and innovative periodicals – Plant Disease Warning and Plant Pathology Courier. He is credited with popularization of plant health clinic by delivering special lectures in India and abroad. On the invitation of International Congress of Plant Pathology, he organized an Evening Session on ‘Plant Health Clinic’ at Turin, Italy 2008, and was honored to chair the newly formed International working Group on Plant Health Clinic. He also organized a Keynote Session “Plant Pathology in Asia” and delivered a Keynote Address “Plant Clinics hold key to Food Security” at 10th ICPP Beijing 2013. He was a member of Organizing Committee in Omics Group Conference on Agriculture and delivered a keynote lecture at Hyderabad 28 October, 2014. In recognition of his outstanding contribution in extension, he was invited to speak on Technology flow in 7th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) at Edinburgh 1998, deliver Keynote address in 8th ICPP 2003, New Zealand besides invited lectures in China. He has won several awards which include Fellowship of National Academy of Sciences 1988, Best Extension Scientist Award 1996, Man of the Year 1998 Award USA, Dr. Radhakrishnan Gold Medal 2013, International Technological Achievement Award 2013 and Lifetime Achievement Award “National Pride Award” 2014 amongst others. Plant Clinic, Food Security & IPM are his key areas of interest. Currently he is rendering online advice on establishment of Plant Clinic and diagnosis and advisory free of cost through his web portal.
Plant Pathology, Biodiversity