Third meeting of VIII RAC of ICAR-IISR was held on 12 & 13 th of July 2019.The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. R.N. Pal (Former DDG (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi and Member, RAC). The other members of the RAC were : Dr. V. S. Korikanthimath, Former Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa; Dr. Srikant Kulkarni, Former Head-Plant Pathology, UAS, Dharwad, GKVK; Dr. Suresh Walia, Emeritus Scientist, Division of Agrochemicals, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Shri. T. P. Suresh and Shri. K. K. Rajeevan (IMC members); Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (HS-I) ICAR, Hqr, KAB II, New Delhi; Dr K. Nirmal Babu, Director, ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode and Dr. J. Rema , Member Secretary.