Dr. M. Sampath Kumar

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Professional Experience
6 years
M.Sc(Ag.)., Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology)
Currently working on Arachnology, Rice Entomology with emphasis on Insect chemical Ecology
Underwent in house training course on taxonomy of spiders from 8 to 22nd August, 2016 at St. Sacred heart college, Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Attended training course on Pest risk analysis from 1st to 5th September 2014 at National Institute of Plant Health Management, Hyderabad, India.
Brief Achievements
Sex pheromone technology for effective monitoring and mass trapping of rice leaffolder and pink stem borer
Developed sex attractants for rice Caseworm.
Proved YSB sex pheromone has synergistic role in stem borer management with increased parasitisation of egg parasitoid
Pheromone based (mating disruption technique) management against Spodoptera litura in castor
Standardized the rearing protocols for BPH using young rice seedlings under hydroponics condition
Studied the effects of elevated CO2 on Biology of rice Brown planthopper
Compiled and maintained the Pest Survey Report (AICRIP) data base of ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad 2011-16
Development of rice real time pest dynamics data base (with ICAR- NCIPM, New Delhi)
Prof R. Seetharaman best young scientist award of the year 2015 of ICAR- Indian Institute Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
Certificate of excellence from plant protection association of India for the meticulous contribution in peer reviewing the manuscripts submitted to the Indian journal of plant protection during 2014-2016.
INSA visiting scientist fellowship during 2014-15 sponsored by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
Best presentation award in the National Conference on Emerging Challenges and opportunities in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management (ECOBASM-2014)” at Hyderabad.
Best poster award at the National meeting on new/safe molecules and bio control technologies for IPM in crops at NBAIR, Bangaluru during 2015.
Brig Anil Adlakha award and gold medal of TNAU for best Ph. D thesis in rice for the work in “Management of rice stem borers using indigenous pheromone technology.
Innovation award 2011 of TNAU in accordance with development of TNAU sex pheromone lure.
Best poster award 2011 received during ICAR-IIRR Annual day celebration
Course Coordinator for 21 days winter school on ‘New frontiers in Integrated Pest Management in Rice and Rice based cropping systems, Sept. 13-Oct, 03, 2012 at ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad
Life member of Society for Bio control Advancement, ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru
Life member for Society for Advancement of Rice Research, ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad
Life member of Plant Protection Association of India, ICAR-NBPGR, Hyderabad
Editorial Board member of “Journal of rice research” (ISSN 2319-3670) since 2014
Editorial team of ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad News letter 2010-11
Convener-Entomology section monthly meeting of ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad 2011-16.
Total Number of Publication = 15
Selected Publications
Chitra Shanker, Ch. Lydia, M. Sampathkumar, V. Sunil and Gururaj Katti. 2016. Biology and Predatory Potential of Rhynocoris fuscipes (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) on the Rice Leaffolder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee). Journal of Rice Research. 9 (1): 47-49.
Sampathkumar M, Chitra Shanker, Ch. Padmavathi and Gururaj Katti. 2015. Binary sex attractant blends for caseworm, Nymphula depunctalis (Guenée). Indian Journal of Plant protection. 43(3): 364-365
Duraimurugan P, Sampathkumar M, Srinivas P S, 2015. Calling behavior and male response to pheromone gland extracts of castor semilooper, Achaea janata L. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 13(2):94-97.
Sampathkumar M and G. Ravi. 2014. On farm and multi location performance of indigenous sex pheromone lure against rice yellow stem borer. Journal of Rice Research, 7(1&2): 87–91.
Shanker C, Mohan M, Sampathkumar M, Lydia Ch, Katti G, 2013. Functional significance of Micraspis discolor (F.) (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) in rice eco-system. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137: 601-609.
Shanker C, Mohan M, Sampathkumar M, Lydia Ch, Katti G. 2013. Selection of flowering forbs for conserving natural enemies in rice fields. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(4): 480-484.
Sampathkumar M and G. Ravi. 2013. Rice stem borer species diversity and shift in agro-climatic zones of Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Plant protection. 41(4): 301-304.
Sampathkumar M and G. Ravi. 2013. Influence of rice stem borer sex pheromones on the behaviour of its egg parasitoids. Journal of Biological Control. 27(3): 171-175
Sampathkumar M and S.V. Krishnamoorthy 2013. Risk assessment of Trichogramma chilonis (Ishii) to new molecules evaluated against spotted bollworm, Earias vittella Fab. in cotton. Journal of Biological Control. 27(4): 272–277
Technology Developed & Commercialized
Indigenous pheromone lure for rice YSB management - The developed lure (product) of TNAU has made a phenomenal impact on the livelihood of Indian farmers and also benefitted to the stake holders of agriculture mission.