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Dr. M. P. Srivastava
Chairperson   XSGrowth PLant Health Clinic

Dr. M. P. Srivastava is a distinguished Plant Pathologist with 50 years of experience. Formerly Director and Professor & Head Plant Pathology Haryana agr University; Currently Chairperson XSGrowth Plant Health Clinic(www.xsgrowth.com; mpsrivastava28@gmail.com). His key areas of interest have been Transfer of Technology, Pesticides/Fungicides, IPM and plant Health Clinic. In the field of pesticides, he organized an advanced course on Fungicides in 1998 for scientists of state agricultural universities of India, brought out a comprehensive manual and has served as expert member on Pesticide panel of DST, Govt of India.

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  • Pesticides in Rural Prosperity: Perceptions and Ground Realities (Part 3)   2016-03-07

    Due to misuse and excessive use, keeping ethics at bay, with least care for humanity, hazards to man and animal, & environmental pollution with residues accumulating in atmosphere, soil are ascribed to pesticides.

    Due to misuse and excessive use, keeping ethics at bay, with least care for humanity, hazards to man and animal, & environmental pollution with residues accumulating in atmosphere, soil are ascribed to pesticides.

  • Pesticides in Rural Prosperity: Perceptions and Ground Realities (Part 2)   2016-03-04

    Pesticides though play a greater role in managing plant pests, yet their irrational use has led to health hazards and polluting environment and ecosystem, In fact, use of pesticides, started with introduction of high- yielding, high-nitrogen-responsive varieties since 1966 making the beginning of Green Revolution. Since then, this became the practice of the farmers to use pesticides abundantly aimed at excellent control without bothering for its consequences to man and environment.

    Pesticides though play a greater role in managing plant pests, yet their irrational use has led to health hazards and polluting environment and ecosystem, In fact, use of pesticides, started with introduction of high- yielding, high-nitrogen-responsive varieties since 1966 making the beginning of Green Revolution. Since then, this became the practice of the farmers to use pesticides abundantly aimed at excellent control without bothering for its consequences to man and environment.

  • Pesticides in Rural Prosperity: Perceptions and Ground Realities (Part 1)   2016-03-02

    Plant diseases are known since time immemorial. Epiphytotics of certain diseases such as Late Blight of potato in Ireland in 1845, Coffee Rust in 1875 in Sri Lanka, Bengal famine in 1942 in India, are some of them which caused untold miseries and changed the history of mankind.

    Plant diseases are known since time immemorial. Epiphytotics of certain diseases such as Late Blight of potato in Ireland in 1845, Coffee Rust in 1875 in Sri Lanka, Bengal famine in 1942 in India, are some of them which caused untold miseries and changed the history of mankind.

  • Plant Physician, Pesticides & Environment   2015-03-03

    Plant physician or plant doctor plays the same role for treating plant ailments, as a physician for treating human ailments. What a irony! No one asks the doctor as to why lots of chemical medicines are being prescribed? If the patient reports of insomnia like condition, the doctor prescribes sleeping pills.

    Plant physician or plant doctor plays the same role for treating plant ailments, as a physician for treating human ailments. What a irony! No one asks the doctor as to why lots of chemical medicines are being prescribed? If the patient reports of insomnia like condition, the doctor prescribes sleeping pills.

  • Plant health clinics hold key to food security   2013-12-30

    Approximately 40% of the produce is believed to be lost worldwide by plant pests, due to want of timely diagnosis and advisory support. Saving even one percent loss can feed the millions according to Oerke, 2006.

    Approximately 40% of the produce is believed to be lost worldwide by plant pests, due to want of timely diagnosis and advisory support. Saving even one percent loss can feed the millions according to Oerke, 2006.

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