18-08-2022

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Suby S.B.

Designation: Senior Scientist (Ag. Entomology)

Qualification: BSc (Ag.) Kerala Agricultural University M.Sc. (Entomology) and Ph.D. (Entomology) from ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Address: Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research Delhi Unit, New Delhi-110012

Email: subysb@gmail.com, sb.suby@icar.gov.in,

Mobile: +91 9873729337



Work experience:

  • Scientist B (Entomology), DRDO- Defence Research and Development Establishment, Gwalior (India) from 12 March 2008 – 29 June 2009
  • Scientist (Agrl. Entomology), ICAR- NAARM (training) & Indian Institute of Maize Research from 30 June 2009 onwards

Area of interest:

Integrated Pest Management, host plant resistance

Most significant achievements (in last five years):

  • Granted Patent and commercialized- Patent No. 311890, Dt. 29/04/2019, An Insect Rearing Cage (Inventors: Kumar P, Suby SB, Sekhar JC, Sai Kumar R)
  • Applied patent and commercialized- Patent appl. No. 1235/DEL/2015 Dynamic volatile collection system (Inventors: Suby SB, Kumar P, Sekhar JC, Soujanya LP)
  • Developed IPM schedule and package of practices (POP) for management of fall armyworm in grain corn, sweet corn, baby corn, pop corn, fodder and silage maize (Published as Govt. of India Office Memoranda dt. 6.5.2019, 5.8.2019, 16.8.2019, 26.11.2019).
  • Delivered more than 40 lectures and/or practical on field scouting and agro-ecosystem analysis for maize pest management, particularly on fall armyworm, to extension officers, scientists, and farmers of various states of India and foreign countries during 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Publications(In last five Years):

Research Papers

  • Suby SB, Jha SK, Karjagi CG, Kumar P, Sekhar JC, Kaur J, Cholla AK, Soujanya PL, Sharma RK, Rakshit S. 2020. Penetration resistance of second above ground internode in V 6–10 stage maize plants confer resistance to stalk boring larvae of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in maize. Phytoparasitica. 48(3):455-69.
  • Suby SB, Soujanya PL, Yadava P, Patil J, Subaharan K, Prasad GS, Babu KS, Jat SL, Yathish KR, Vadassery J, Kalia VK, Bakthavatsalam N, Sekhar JC, Rakshit S. 2020. Invasion of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in India: nature, distribution, management and potential impact. Current Science, 119 (1):44-51.
  • Lakshmi Soujanya P, Sekhar JC, CV Ratnavathi, E Shobha, Chikkappa G Karjagi, SB Suby, N Sunil, and Sujay Rakshit . 2020. Role of soluble, cell wall-bound phenolics, tannin and flavonoid contents in maize resistance to pink stem borer Sesamia inferens Walker. Maydica 65-M8.
  • Kaur J, Kumar P, Suby SB, Sekhar JC, Upadhyaya A, Bana JK, Yadav SR. 2020. Incidence of egg and larval parasitoids of Chilo partellus on kharif maize. Journal of Biological Control. 34(1):37-42.
  • Kumar N, Suby SB, Parihar CM, Jat SL, Gambhir G 2020. Earthworm activity under contrasting tillage practices and cropping pattern. Maize Journal. 9(1): 56-58.
  • Kumar P, Suby SB, Jaswinder K, Bajya DR, Sekhar JC, Lakshmi SP, Jawala J, Ranvir S, Bana JK, Reddy LM, Jha GK. 2021. Assessment of crop loss caused by Chilo partellus in maize. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 91(2): 218-21.
  • Dey A, Shashank PR, Meshram NM, Subramanian S, Jeer M, Kalleshwaraswamy CM, Chavan SM, Jindal J, Suby SB. 2021. Molecular diversity of Sesamia inferens (Walker, 1856) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from India. 3 Biotech. 11(3):1-0.
  • Jat SL, Suby SB, Parihar CM, Gambhir G, Kumar N, Rakshit S. 2021. Microbiome for sustainable agriculture: a review with special reference to the corn production system. Archives of Microbiology. 21:1-23.
  • Soujanya PL, Sekhar JC, Ratnavathi CV, Karjagi CG, Shobha E, Suby SB, Yathish KR, Sunil N, Rakshit S. Induction of cell wall phenolic monomers as part of direct defense response in maize to pink stem borer (Sesamia inferens Walker) and non-insect interactions. Scientific reports. 2021 Jul 20;11(1):1-0.
  • Guleria N, Nebapure SM, Jayanthi PD, Suby SB, Kumar P. 2021.  Identification of male-specific active host plant volatiles for maize stem borer, Chilo partellus Swinhoe. CURRENT SCIENCE. Aug 25;121(4):578-81.

Technical bulletins

  • Lakshmi Soujanya P, Suby SB, Sekhar JC, Vasudeva Rao V, SujayRakshit (2020) Major insect pests of maize and their management. IIMR Technical Bulletin 2020/3. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana, Punjab141004 pp 62.
  • Bhupender Kumar, Sunil Neelam, Ramesh Kumar, SB Singh, Chikkappa G Karjagi, JC Sekhar, SL Jat, Sumit Kumar Agarwal, AK Singh, P Lakshmi Soujanya, Suby SB and Sujay Rakshit 2021. Standard Operating Procedures for All India Coordinated Research Project on Maize. IIMR Technical Bulletin 2021/1. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004.pp: 104.

Book chapters

  • Gadag RN, Bhat JS, Mukri G, Gogoi R, Suby SB, Das AK, Yadav S, Yadava P, Nithyashree ML, Naidu GK, Yadav SK. 2021. Resistance to Biotic Stress: Theory and Applications in Maize Breeding. In: Genomic Designing for Biotic Stress Resistant Cereal Crops, ed. Kole C (pp. 129-175). Springer, Cham.

Books edited

  • Jat SL, Karjagi CG, Kumar B, Suby SB, Parihar CM, Shekhar M, Rakshit S, Mahajan V. 2020. Maize Research in India: Retrospect and Prospect. New India Publishing Agency (NIPA), New Delhi-110034.  Pp:610. ISBN NO. 978-93-8999-200-7.

Project Associations:

Externally Funded

  • Long-term conservation agriculture impact on microbiome and soil health indicators for resource efficiency and resilience in maize systems.(NASF)
  • Development of sustainable management tools for the invasive pest, Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) in maize.(NASF)
  • Genetics of insecticide and Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Bt toxin) resistance in Helicoverpa armigera.(USDA)

Institutional/ In-House

  • Sensor guided nitrogen management in maize based cropping system under conventional and conservation agriculture.
  • Genetic Enhancement of QPM Germplasm.
  • Genetic Enhancement of White Maize for food purpose.
  • Genetic enhancement of maize for the development of high yielding and climate resilient hybrids.