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. Sumit Kumar Aggarwal

Designation: Scientist (Plant Pathology)

Qualification: • B.Sc. (Agriculture) (Gold Medalist) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru (Karnataka) • M.Sc. (Ag.) (Gold Medalist) Plant Pathology from Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural and Technology, Udaipur (Rajasthan) • Ph.D. (Gold Medalist) in Plant Pathology from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab)

Address: Scientist (Plant Pathology) ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research PAU Campus

Email: sumit.aggarwal@icar.gov.in, sumit.aggarwal009@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 8968763661

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Fax: +91 0161 2430038



Work experience:

  • Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana from 8/10/2018 to till date.
  • Professional attachment training on multi locus sequence typing of Bipolaris maydis from November 2018 to February 2019 at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
  • Scientist (Plant Pathology) as FOCARS108 batch trainee from 02/07/2018 to 29/09/2018 at ICAR-NAARM, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
  • Junior Research Fellow (ICAR project) from 15/01/2016 to 31/03/2017 for molecular breeding to combat biotic stresses in rice at School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU, Ludhiana.

Area of interest:

  1. Diversity analysis of turcicum leaf blight isolates of maize in India.
  2. Screening to identify promising maize germplasm against diseases of maize across India.
  3. Management practices for important diseases of maize

Most significant achievements (in last five years):

  • Developed web enabled forecasting model for banded leaf and sheath blight and maydis leaf blight of maize in 2019 and 2021.
  • Initiated institutional project on racial identification of turcicum leaf blight of maize across India in 2019.
  • PI in institutional project related to IDM strategies for banded leaf and sheath blight and maydis leaf blight from 2019 to 2021.
  • CCPI in externally funded project on artificial “Artificial intelligence based mobile app for identification and advisory of maize diseases and insect pests” (ICAR-NASF) from 2019

 Publications in last five years:

 Research papers

  1. Rajput, LS, Harlapur, SI, Aggarwal, SK, Singh K and Choudhary, M. 2020. Integrated Evaluation of New Fungicides and Bioagents for the Management of Banded Leaf and sheath blight f Maize. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 9(09): 3187-3195. (NAAS-5.38)
  2. Aggarwal SK, Neelam K, Jyoti Jain, Rupinder Kaur, Pannu PPS, Lenka S K, Lore J S and Kuldeep Singh (2019) Identification of promising resistance sources against sheath blight from the annual wild species of rice Oryza nivara (Sharma et Shastry). Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 17(6) 554-58. (NAAS-6.71)
  3. Aggarwal SK, Mali BL, Trivedi A, Bunker RN, Rajput LS, Sudhir Kumar and Anurag Tripathi (2019) Host Plant Resistance in Different Black Gram Cultivars against Anthracnose. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 8:571-75 (NAAS-5.38)
  4. Bunker RN, Tanwar NS and Aggarwal SK (2019) Management of Sorghum Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum graminicola (Ces.) Wilson International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied 8(10): 1371-1371 (NAAS-5.38)
  5. Aggarwal SK, Mali BL, Rajput LS and Choudhary M (2017) Epidemiology of anthracnose of black gram caused by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 2 (9): 3656-57. (NAAS-4.2)
  6. Rajput LS, Harlapur SI, Venkatesh I, Aggarwal SK and Choudhary M (2016) In–vitro study of fungicides and an antibiotic against Rhizoctonia solanisp. sasakii causing banded leaf and sheath blight of maize. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 54(8):2846-48. (NAAS-4.2)
  7. Rajput LS, Harlapur SI, Venkatesh I, Aggarwal SK and Choudhary M (2016) In vitro study of botanicals and biocontrol agents against Rhizoctonia solani sp. Sasakii causing banded leaf and sheath blight of maize. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 53(8) 2777-79. (NAAS-4.2)
  8. Aggarwal SK, Mali BL and Rawal P (2015) Management of Anthracnose in Black Gram Caused by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 45 (3): 263-66. (NAAS-5.79)

 Review/Popular articles:

  1. Aggarwal SK, Hooda KS, Mohit, Olakh DS, Bagaria PK, Kaur R and Mahala D M (2020) Makka ka charcoal vrint sadan rog avum prabhandhan , Krishi Chetna 3: 33-35.
  2. Mahala D M, Jat S L, Kumar A, Parihar CM, Bamboriya SD, Singh AK, Pradeep Kumar and Aggarwal SK (2020) Makka ki Javik kheti, Krishi Chetna 3: 43-46.3Hooda KS, Aggarwal SK, Mohit, Olakha DS and Bagaria PK (2020) Makka ka rogo se bachav, Kheti 72(9):72.
  3. Aggarwal SK, Bagaria P, Gupta M, Kumar S, Bamboriya SD and Hooda KS (2019) Rabi Makka: Pramukh Rog Evam Prabandhan. Krishi Chetna 2: 28-30.
  4. Bagaria PK, Aggarwal SK, Hooda KS, Singh V and Kaur H (2019)  Bharat main Makka ka jeevanu tana sadan rog: Introduction and management. Krishi Chetna 2: 31-32.
  5. Kumar S, Prakash N R, Singh P, Aggarwal SK and Bamboriya SD (2019) Bihar main vishesh prakar ke make ki sambhavnaaye avum avarodh  Krishi Chetna 2: 7-10.
  6. Bamboriya SD, Kumar S, Aggarwal SK, Bamboriya SD and Bamboriya JS (2019) Makka utpadan ki aadhunik technique and upkaran  Krishi Chetna 2: 22-25.
  7.  Bhushan B, Dagla MC, Jat BS, Aggarwal SK and Kumar P (2021) Khadya avum poshan suraksha main kataai upraant prodygoki ki Bhumika. Krishi Chetna 4: 10-11.
  8. Kumar P, Jat B S, Bhushan B, Aggarwal SK, Dagla MC and Chaudhary M (2021) Silage: Pashuo ke liye chara aur feed suraksha hetu behtar vikalp Krishi Chetna 4: 30-34

Book chapters:

  • Baljinder Singh, Sahil Mehta, Sumit Kumar Aggarwal, Manish Tiwari, Shafiqul Islam Bhuyan, Sabhyata Bhatia and Md Aminul Islam 2019. Barley, Disease resistance and Molecular Breeding approaches, Disease Resistance in Crop Plants pp 261-299 (Springer)
  • Sahil Mehta, Baljinder Singh, Anupam Patra, Anurag Tripathi, Murugesh Easwaran, Jeet Ram Choudhary, Mukesh Choudhary, SK Aggarwal 2020 Maize microbiome: current insights for the sustainable agriculture, Microbiomes and Plant Health Panopoly and their applications 267-297. (Elsevier)
  • Rajput, L.S., Aggarwal, S.K., Mehta, S., Kumar, S., Nataraj, V., Shivakumar, M., Maheshwari, H.S., Yadav, S. and Goswami, D., 2020. Role of WRKY Transcription Factor Superfamily in Plant Disease Management. In Plant Stress Biology(pp. 335-361). Springer, Singapore.
  • Bhushan, B., Jat, B.S., Dagla, M.C., Aggarwal, S.K. and Rakshit, S., 2021. Anthocyanins and Proanthocyanidins as Anticancer Agents. Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest, p.95.
  • Pandey, P., Pallujam, A.D., Leelavathi, S., Mehta, S., Dagla, M.C., Bhushan, B. and Aggarwal, S.K., 2021. Nitric Oxide: A Key Modulator of Plant Responses Under Environmental Stress. In Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress(pp. 301-328). Springer, Cham.
  • Keshan, R., Patra, A., Mehta, S., Abdelmotelb, K.F., Lavale, S.A., Chaudhary, M., Aggarwal, S.K. and Chattopadhyay, A., 2021. Expression and regulation of stress-responsive genes in plants under harsh environmental conditions. In Harsh Environment and Plant Resilience(pp. 25-44). Springer, Cham.
  • Dilawari, R., Kaur, N., Priyadarshi, N., Kumar, B., Abdelmotelb, K.F., Lal, S.K., Singh, B., Tripathi, A., Aggarwal, S.K., Jat, B.S. and Mehta, S., 2021. Genome Editing: A Tool from the Vault of Science for Engineering Climate-Resilient Cereals. Harsh Environment and Plant Resilience: Molecular and Functional Aspects, p.45. Springer Cham.
  • Das, A., Mehta, S., Abdelmotelb, K.F., Lavale, S.A., Aggarwal, S.K., Jat, B.S., Tripathi, A. and Garg, S., 2021. Jasmonic Acid for Sustainable Plant Growth and Production Under Adverse Environmental Conditions. In Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress(pp. 71-98). Springer, Cham.
  • Keshan, R., Mehta, S., Abdelmotelb, K.F., Aggarwal, S.K., Lavale, S.A., Jat, B.S., Tripathi, A. and Rajput, L.S., 2021. Salicylic Acid for Vigorous Plant Growth and Enhanced Yield Under Harsh Environment. In Plant Performance Under Environmental Stress(pp. 99-127). Springer, Cham.

Conference/seminar/symposia/webinar (Poster/Oral):

  • Participated and presented (Oral Presentation) on PhD thesis in National Conference on Integrative Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (8-9 Nov, 2019) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad.
  • Participated and presented (Oral Presentation) on PhD work in International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC-2019) (10-14Nov, 2019) at Hyderabad.
  • Participated and presented on “Adoption of modules for management of banded leaf and sheath blight of maize in India” S.K. Aggarwal, K.S. Hooda, P.K. Bagaria, Harleen Kaur, Robin Gogoi, Prashant Chauhan & R.P. Singh and ranked Third in the IPS National e-Conference 2021

Reports:

  1. Dharam Paul Chaudhary, Shanti Devi Bamboriya, Abhijit K. Das, Pardeep Kumar, Sumit Kumar Aggarwal, Ramesh Kumar and Sujay Rakshit (2020) Preparation of Souvenir for National Seminar on “Maize for Crop Diversification under Changing Climatic Scenario” (9-10 Feb, 2020)

 Product/Database/Software:

  • Rakshit S, Sunil N, Mahala DM, Jat BS, Bamboriya SD, Karjagi CG, Jat SL, Soujanya PL, Aggarwal SK, Suby SB, SinghSB, Sekhar JC. (2020) Bharti MAKKA .http: //krishi .icar. gov.in /jspui/handle/123456789/44902.
  • Forewarning model for Banded leaf and sheath blight of Maize
  • Forewarning model for Maydis leaf blight of Maize

Significant recognition:

  • “University Gold Medal”-B.Sc. (Agri.) 2013.
  • “University Gold Medal” – M.Sc. (Agri.) Plant Pathology MPUAT, Udaipur in 2014
  • “University Gold Medal” PhD Plant Pathology program at PAU, Ludhiana in 2021
  • “Bhamashah Samman and Medal– 2013 award-Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  • “Mrs. Manju Memorial Award” Plant Pathology by RCA Alumni Association, Udaipur. 2015
  • ICAR-NTS-2008
  • Best Oral on “Adoption of modules for management of banded leaf and sheath blight of maize in India” S.K. Aggarwal, K.S. Hooda, P.K. Bagaria, Harleen Kaur, Robin Gogoi, Prashant Chauhan & R.P. Singh and ranked Third in the IPS National e-Conference 2021.

Projects Associations:

Externally Funded

  1. Artificial intelligence based mobile app for identification and advisory of maize diseases and insect pests.(NASF)
  2. Technical Back stopping of Maize crop production activities.(CGIAR-ICRISAT)

Inter-Institutional/Collaborative

  1. Development of on farm maize cob drying system for effective value chain.

Institutional/In House

  1. Development of IDM strategy for Maydis leaf blight and Banded leaf and sheath blight of maize.
  2. Study on diversity of Setosphaeria turcica isolates of maize in India.