Dr.R Praveena
ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research
QualificationPh D
SpecialisationPlant Pathology
DivisionPlant Pathology
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Areas of Interest
  • Biological control of diseases
  • Integrated Disease Management
  • Diversity of fungal pathogens
Research Experience
Period Institute
22.08.2009 till date Cardamom Research Centre, Indian Institute of Spices Research
Total publications40

Current Research Projects (Institute)

  1. Diversity of rhizome- root rot pathogens and their antagonists in cardamom. (PI)
  2. Breeding cardamom for high yield and disease resistance. (Co-PI)
  3. Investigations on the endophytic and rhizospheric microflora associated with cardamom and allied genera .(Co-PI)

Current Research Projects (External)

  1. Outreach programme on Diagnosis and management of leaf spot diseases in field and horticultural crops. (Co-PI)


Professional Memberships
  1. Life membership - Indian Phytopathological Society, IARI, New Delhi, India
  2. Life membership - Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Rajasthan, India
  3. Life membership - Association of Plant Pathologists, Lucknow, India
  4. Life membership - Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore, India
  5. Life membership - Society for promotion of Horticulture, IIHR, Bangalore
  6. Life membership - Indian Society for Spices, IISR, Kozhikode

Research Publications

  1. Naseema, A., Praveena, R, Nair, R.R. and Peethambaran, C.K. 2004 Fusarium pallidoroseum - for management of water hyacinth. Current Science, 86 (6): 770-771.
  2. Praveena, R. and Naseema, A. 2004 Host range of Fusarium pallidoresum, potential biocontrol agent of water hyacinth. Indian Phytopathology, 57 (1): 92-94.
  3. Praveena, R. and Naseema, A 2004 Fungi occurring on water hyacinth in Kerala. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 42(1-2): 21-23.
  4. Praveena, R. and Naseema, A. 2004 Target leaf spot of water hyacinth. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 34(2): 178-179.
  5. Praveena, R. and Kachapur, M.R. 2005 Effect of light on growth and sporulation of Pestalotia palmarum Cooke .Indian Journal of Plant Pathology, 23 (1&2) :141-142.
  6. Praveena, R. and Naseema, A. 2006 Biohebicidal potential of a phytotoxin produced by Fusarium pallidoroseum, a potent Biocontrol agent of water hyacinth. Indian Phytopathology, 54(4):2006.
  7. Praveena, R. and Naseema, A. 2008 Liquid substrates for mass multiplication of potent pathogens of water hyacinth. Indian Phytopathology, Vol 61(1).
Staff Profile - ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode. Last updated on 21.07.2017