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Name : Dr. Raj Kumar Mishra
Designation : Principal Scientist(Plant Pathology)
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Mobile No. : +91 94545 54433
Date of joining ICAR : 22nd April, 2014
Discipline and specialization : Plant Pathology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Attended “14th International Workshop on Trichoderma & Gliocladium” held at Nagpur during 26-30 November, 2016.
  • International workshop on Rapid diagnostic tools for Phytophthora on horticultural crops at ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore on 8th September, 2015)
  • Attended International Summer School on Plant Disease Epidemiology (ISSPDE) at IGKV, Raipur from 30th March to 3rd April, 2015.
  • Attended International training on ‘Pest Risk Analysis’ at National Institute of Plant Health Management Hyderabad.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

Identified several donors (DPPA 85-1, DPPA 85-7, DPPA 85-8, DPPA 85-12, and DPPA 85-13) for Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum, race-2) and Phytophthora stem blight (IPAB 7-2-1-7, KPBR 80-2-1, IPAC-79 and IPAC 3) resistance. Dr. Mishra has been reported Stem rot disease in pigeonpea from India in 2014-15 and recently (2017-18) he reported same pathogen on wild pigeonpea (Rinchosia brachiata). He identified potential isolates of Trichoderma harzianum, T. asperellum, T. longibrachiatum and developed a talc based formulations i.e. Dalhanderma (IIPRTh-31) and Dalhanderma-1 (IIPRTh-1).

Current area of research

Host Plant Resistance, Characterization of Pathogens, Biocontrol of Pulses Diseases with major focus on Pigeonpea.


  • Mishra R. K., Bohra A., Kamal N., Kumar K., Gandhi K., Sujayanand G.K., Saabale P.R., SatheeshNaik S.J., Sharma B.K., Kumar D., Mishra M., Srivastava D.K., Singh N.P. (2018) Utilization of biopesticides as sustainable solutions for management of pests in legume crops: Achievements and prospects. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 28:3 (NAAS rating: 6.68).
  • Mishra R. K., A. K. Parihar Basvaraj T. and Krishna Kumar (2019). Identification of new sources of resistance in Rajmash (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) against powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) and stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) diseases. Legume Research 42 (3): 430-433 (NAAS Rating: 6.23).
  • Bohra A., Jha R., Pandey G., Patil P.G., Saxena R.K., Singh I.P., Singh D., Mishra R. K., Mishra A., Singh F., Varshney R.K. and Singh N.P. (2017). New hypervariable SSR markers for diversity analysis, hybrid purity testing and trait mapping in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh]. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:377. (NAAS rating: 10.94).
  • Gagan Kumar, Raina Bajpai, Ankita Sarkar, Mishra R. K., Vijai Gupta, H.B. Singh, and Birinchi Sarma (2019). Identification, characterization and expression profiles of Fusarium udum stress-responsive WRKY transcription factors in Cajanus cajan under influence of NaCl stress and Pseudomonas fluorescens OKC” Scientific Report. 9:14344 (NAAS Rating: 10.12).
  • Patil P.G., Dubey J., Bohra A., Mishra R. K., Saabale P.R., Das A., Rathore M. and Singh N.P.(2017). Association mapping to discover significant marker-trait associations for resistance against Fusarium wilt variant 2 in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan(L.) Millspaugh] using SSR markers. Journal of Applied Genetics. 58:307-319. (NAAS rating: 7.98).

Awards and Fellowships

    • Best Scientist Award-2019 during ICAR-IIPR Foundation Day on 25th September, 2019.
    • Young Scientist Associate Award by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad: Awarded Young Scientist Associate Award-2017 in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology during 19th Indian Agricultural Scientists and farmers Congress held at Bioved research Institute of Agriculture, Allahabad on 18th February, 2017.
    • Reviewer Excellence Award by Agricultural Research Communication Centre, Karnal for excellence review of Indian J. of Agricultural Research and Legume Research.
    • Awarded Honorary member of Asian PGPR Society, USA.
    • Society of Agricultural Professional honored as Associate Editor for Editorial Board of the Journal Current Advances in Agricultural Sciences-An International Journal for the year 2015-2017.
    • Indian Phytopathological Society honored as Reviewer of Indian Phytopathology.
    • Elected as Treasurer of Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD), IIPR for 2017-20.


    • Best Poster Award: during Zonal Meeting of Indian Phytopathological Society cum National Symposium at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on December 18-19th, 2015..
    • Best Poster Award: during National Symposium on ‘Eco-friendly Approaches for Plant Disease Management: Recent Advances and Opportunities’ held at IIPR, Kanpur during 29-30 December, 2016..
    • Best Poster Award: during National Symposium on Transforming Indian Agriculture towards Food and Nutritional Security held at ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi on February 20-21, 2016..
    • Best Poster Award: during National symposium on ‘Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability (Pulsym2017)’ held at ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur on 2-4th Dec., 2017..
    • Best Oral Presentation Award: during National Symposium on ‘Doubling farmer’s income and farm profitability by 2022’ at Dr. BR AU, Lucknow organized by RASSA on 28-29th Oct., 2017..
    • Best Poster Award: during National Symposium on ‘Plant and Soil Health Management: New Challenges and Opportunities’ on 16-18 November, 2018 at ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur..


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