Dr. Y. R. Sarma Memorial Lecture delivered

Dr. Y. R. Sarma, noted plant pathologist and former Director of Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, was remembered in a public function organized today at ICAR-IISR. Inaugurating the memorial lecture series Dr. K. Mohammed Basheer, Hon. Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut called upon the scientific fraternity and students to emulate Dr. Sarma in undertaking pioneering research to address the burning problems of farmers. Dr. Dileep Kumar B.S., Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Agro-Processing and Technology Division of CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram delivered the first ever memorial lecture on Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. Dr. P.N. Ravindran, Dr. N. Ramachandran, Mr. E. Radhakrishnan, Mr. Ahamedkutty P.K. and Ms. Aruna Sreenivas also spoke on the occasion. Dr. K. Nirmal Babu, Director, ICAR-IISR welcomed the gathering and Dr. Santhosh J. Eapen, Head, Division of Crop Protection proposed vote of thanks. Around one hundred participants comprising of scientists, students and farmer representatives took part in the meeting.


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