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Name : Mr. Sunil Kumar Sunani
Designation : Scientist (Plant Pathology)
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Mobile No. : +91-7008002355
Date of joining ICAR : 02nd July 2018
Discipline and specialization : Plant Pathology (Fungal Pathology)
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • State Level Training on Scientific Management of Fall Army Worm on 15th May, 2019 at SAMETI Conference Hall Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • Attended Taxonomy Training at ICAR-DMR, Solan from 10.08.2019 -14.08.2019..

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

Current area of research


  • Sunani S. K., Bashyal B.M., Rashmi A., & Prakash G. (2017). Conidial germination study of Fusarium fujikuroi causing Bakanae disease of rice. Environment and Ecology. 35(4), 2790-2794.
  • Sunani S. K., Bashyal B.M., Kharayat B.S., Prakash G., Krishnan S.G., & Aggarwal R.(2019). Identification of rice seed infection routes of Fusarium fujikuroi inciting Bakanae disease of rice. Journal of Plant Pathology 102 (1), 113-121.
  • Sunani S. K., Bashyal B.M., Rawat K., Manjunatha C., Sharma S., Prakash G., & Aggarwal R.(2019). Development of PCR and loop mediated isothermal amplification assay for the detection of Bakanae pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi. European Journal of Plant Pathology 154(3), 1-11.
  • Bashyal, B.M., Parmar P., Zaidi N.W., Sunani S. K., Prakash G., & Aggarwal R. (2020). Improved methodology for the isolation of false smut pathogen Ustilaginoidea virens of rice. Indian Phytopathology74(1), 1-4.
  • Kumar Y.B., Akoijam R., Lungmuana, Dayal V., Soni J.K., Sunani S. K., and Shakuntala I.(2019). Households processing techniques for removal of pesticide mixture of Thiamethoxam, Carbofuran, Fipronil and Chlopyriphos from Brinjal fruits. Natural resource management for sustainable developmentpp 441-447. Rinawma P et al (Eds), Today and Tomorrow Printers and publishers, New Delhi, India.

Awards and Fellowships

  • ICAR – Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing M.Sc.(Plant Pathology) at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi during 2014-2016.
  • K.P.V. Menon Best Poster Award, in the 70th Annual Meeting of the Indian Phytopahological Society and National Symposium on Plant Health Management Enhancing Eco-sustainable Paradigm” held at Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, Assam, February 15-17, 2018..
  • 3rd Prize , in Theme II of National Symposium on Microbes for Integrated Plant Disease Management and Bio-Prospecting, held at Division of Plant Pathology, IARI New Delhi on December 13, 2018.
  • Best Poster Award , in the IPS Delhi Zone National Symposium (Virtual) on Modern Trends In Systematics And Bio-Prospecting Of Fungi on 16th December, 2020.
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