| Training (International)|
|Biological control and management of parthenium weed, CABI Bioscience,
UK Centre (Ascot), Berkshire, UK (1998).|
control of Mikania micrantha, CABI Bioscience, UK Centre
(Ascot), Berkshire, UK (2000)|
The Association of Applied Biologists,
Warwick, UK (2008)
Author, Special Issue of
Applied Acarology on Diseases of
Mites and Ticks, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., The Netherlands
Invertebrate Pathology, Knoxville, USA (2007 to present)
|Invited Expert, Workshop on the Coconut Mite, Salalah
Agricultural Research Station,
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman
|Invited Speaker, Twelfth International Congress of
Acarology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006).
| Brief Achievements|
quarantined and established the host-specificity of the rust fungus,
Puccinia spegazzinii, for classical biological control of the
invasive weed, Mikania micrantha, in India
with CABI Bioscience, UK, identified two rust fungi, Puccinia abrupta
var. partheniicola and P. melampodii, as potential
classical biological control agents for the serious weed, Parthenium
hysterophorus, in India.
number of endemic fungal pathogens of Cyperus rotundus,
Parthenium hysterophorus, Eichhornia crassipes and
Salvinia molesta, and established their potential as mycoherbicides
first Indian mycoacaricide (Mycohit) based exclusively on the
acaropathogenic fungus, Hirsutella thompsonii, for field use
against the coconut eriophyid mite, Aceria
term plant growth-suppressing rhizobacteria (PGSR) in biological weed
| Selected Publications|
| Sreerama Kumar, P. and Leena Singh. 2012.
A simple method of storing nonsynnematous and synnematous isolates of Hirsutella thompsonii while
conserving their pleomorphism, pathogenicity and genetic purity.
Folia Microbiologica, 57(1): 15-19.
|Sreerama Kumar, P.
and Leena Singh. 2009. Lasiodiplodia theobromae is a
mycoparasite of a powdery mildew pathogen. Mycobiology,
|Sreerama Kumar, P. and Leena Singh.
2008. Enabling mycelial application of Hirsutella thompsonii
for managing the coconut mite. Experimental and Applied Acarology,
Kumar, P. 2007. A technique to study fungal diseases in and to
isolate the causal organisms from Aceria guerreronis, with
special reference to Hirsutella thompsonii infection.
Systematic and Applied Acarology, 12: 81-84.
|Sreerama Kumar, P., Ramani, S. and Singh, S.P. 2005.
Natural suppression of the aquatic weed Salvinia molesta D.S.
Mitchell, by two previously unreported fungal pathogens. Journal
of Aquatic Plant Management, 43(2): 105-106.|
|Sreerama Kumar, P. and
Anuroop, C.P. 2004. A method to test the pathogenicity of fungi to
Aceria guerreronis with particular reference to Hirsutella
thompsonii. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 9: 11–14. |