Phytosanitation at ICRISAT

Seminars held during International Phytosanitary Awareness Week.

ICRISAT’s Plant Quarantine Unit. Photo: ICRISAT

As part of the International Phytosanitary Awareness Week program, national and regional station heads of National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) were invited to address ICRISAT scientists on 26 October. The article Preserving the genetic diversity of dryland crops for posterity: The role of phytosanitation sums up some of the work conducted by ICRISAT’s Plant Quarantine Unit (PQU) over the past few decades.

Dr SC Dubey, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Plant Quarantine discussed the Importance of ‘Germplasm Health’ in preventing transboundary spread of pests and pathogens

Dr Sarath Babu, Principal Scientist and Officer-in-charge, Regional Station, Hyderabad presented a seminar on Emerging challenges to international distribution of germplasm