30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Yathish, K.R.

Designation: Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Ag.) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from TNAU, Coimbatore, Ph.D. in Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute

Address: Winter Nursery Centre, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad

Email: kr.yathish@icar.gov.in, yathishkr86@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 8130447123

Phone: 040 29701340 (O)

Fax: +91 24018457



Work experience

  • Scientist (Genetics) from Oct 28, 2018 – Till date: Winter Nursery Centre, Indian Institute of Maize Research, Hyderabad (India)
  • Scientist (Genetics) from Sep 02, 2011 – Oct 26, 2018: Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana (India)
  • Scientist (Genetics) from April 30 – Aug 25, 2011: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad (India)

Area of interest
Conventional and molecular breeding

Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Involved in development and release of following maize hybrids, , DMRH1301 (Medium Maturing Normal field corn), DMRH 1308 (Medium-late Maturing Normal field corn) and DMRHP 1402 (pop corn)
  • Two QPM lines viz., DQL-2105-1 (IC0621103; INGR17013) and DQL 2048 (IC0621104; INGR17014) resistant to Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB) and Turcicum Leaf Blight (TLB) were registered with NBPGR

Publications in last five years

Research papers

  1. Johnson Beslin Joshi, Kondajji R Yathish, Amalraj John Joel, Kris K Kumar, Eas­waran Kokiladevi, Loganathan Arul, Ramasamy Gnanam, Ponnusamy Balasubra­manian, Duraialagaraja Sudhakar. (2014). A high-throughput regeneration protocol for recalcitrant tropical Indian maize (Zea mays L) inbreds. Maydica 59: 211-217
  2. Kumar, K.S. Hooda, R. Gogoi, V. Kumar, S. Kumar, A. Abhishek, P. Bhati, J.C. Sekhar, K.R. Yathish , V. Singh, A. Das, G. Mukri, E. Varghese, H. Kaur, V. Malik and O.P. Yadav. (2016). Inheritance Study and Stable Sources of Maydis Leaf Blight (Cochliobolus heterostrophus) Resistance in Tropical Maize Germplasm. Cereal Research Communications 44(3): 424–434
  3. Bhupender Kumar, Satish Kumar Guleria, Subhash M. Khanorkar, Rajender Babu Dubey, Jashvantlal Patel, Vinod Kumar, Chiter Mal Parihar, Shankar Lal Jat, Vishal Singh, R. Yatish, Abhijit Das, Javaji Chandra Sekhar, Pradeep Bhati, Harpreet Kaur, Madhvi Kumar, Aditya Kumar Singh, Eldho Varghese, and Om Prakash Yadav. (2016) Selection indices to identify maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids adapted under drought-stress and drought-free conditions in a tropical climate. Crop & Pasture Science, 67, 1087–1095
  4. Sunil N, Rekha B, Yathish KR, Sehkar JC, Ramesh P, Vadez V. (2019) Leafy Scan-an efficient phenotyping platform for identification of pre-breeding genetic stocks in maize. Maize Journal 7(1): 16-22
  5. Lakshmi Soujanya P, Sekhar JC, Chikkappa GK,. Suby SB, Sunil N, Yathish KR, Reddy MLK, Jawala Jindal and Sujay Rakshit (2019) Field screening of maize inbred lines for resistance to stem borers Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) and Sesamia inferens Maize Journal 8(1): 8-14
  6. अभिजीत कुमार दास, बी. एस. जाट, मुकेश चौधरी, रमेश कुमार, चीकाप्पा करजगी, धर्मपाल चौधरी, भारत भूषण, यतीश के आर एवं विशाल सिंह. पंजाब में मक्का की संभावनाएं. कृषि चेतना (2018) दूसरा अंक, पृष्ठ संख्या 11-12

Books edited

  1. Genetics Made Easy (2015) C. Gireesh, K.R. Yathish, C. Mahadevaiah and M. Shivkumar. Kalyani Pub. ISBN 978-93-272-5176-0. 188pp
  2. Technical Bulletins
  3. Sekhar JC, Sunil N, Soujanya PL, Yathish KR, Suby SB, Jat SL and Sujay Rakshit. 2019. Maize Production Technology and Management Strategies for Fall Armyworm. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana pp 213
  4. Sekhar JC, Soujanya PL, Suby SB, Yathish KR, Jat SL and Sujay Rakshit. 2019. Integrated management strategies for major crop pests and diseases in developing countries. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana pp 102