Crop Production and Protection

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    My research focuses on understanding the biology and ecology of insects that damage medicinal and aromatic crops and the insects that are beneficial to these crops (predators, parasitoids and pollinators). Major laboratory projects includes identifying the pest problems, identifying biological control agents of insect pests, describing population dynamics of major insect pests in medicinal and aromatic agroecosystems and developing IPM strategies. Information generated from the undergoing research has advanced our knowledge about predicting insect pest outbreaks, developing IPM strategies and production of quality honey from medicinal and aromatic crops with managed colonies of bees. Generated information is communicated to the medicinal and aromatic crops cultivating farmers, aroma industries, and entrepreneurs through various training programs, publications, awareness programs and via the web/social media.
  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Entomology
  • P.G. Diploma Plant Protection
  • P.G. Diploma Rural Development
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Entomology
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, (Maharashtra), Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory (CROPSAP) Project - Research Associate (2015- 2016 )
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, (Maharashtra), National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project - Senior Research Fellow (2016- 2017 )
  • Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine, and Storage, Maharashtra, - Senior Technical Officer (2017- 2019 )
  • CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, - Scientist (2019- till date )
  • First Prize ,Best Poster Presentationby in 2010
  • Best M.Sc. Thesis research presentation award,M.Sc. Thesisby UPKAR in 2010
  • Certificate of Merit for Best Photography,Best Photographyby Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 2013
  • Second Prize,best poster presentation awardby in 2014
  • Certificate of Merit for Best Photography,Best Photographyby Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 2014
  • Best oral presentation award,by Indian Phytopathological Society in 2015
  • Best presentation award,by Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2016
  • Kedar, S.C., Kumaranag, K.M. and Bawaskar, D.M.. Deployment of benevolent alien genes for pest management 301-309 p. Emerging Science and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment (Sandeep Kumar, Pawan K. Yadav & Sunil Kumar Eds.) Agrobios (International)Publishers, Jodhpur, ISBN: 978-93-81191-01-9 2013
  • Kedar, S.C., Kumaranag K.M. and Bhujbal, D.S.. Practical Manual on Insect Pests of Okra: A Field Guide for Identification and Management. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. Saarbrucken, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-659-79723-1) 2016
  • Gaikwad, M.B., Kedar, S.C.*, Kalyani, D.C., & Shashank, P.R. . Eublemma scitula (Rambur)(Lepidoptera: Erebidae): first evidence of a predator of the invasive barnacle scale, Ceroplastes cirripediformis comstock (Hemiptera: Coccidae). Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2022
  • Bawaskar, D.M., Chowdary, N.B., Kedar, S.C., Reddy, B.T., Selvaraj, C., Rathore, M.S., Srinivas, C. and Navik, O.. Traditional and innovative technologies for pest management of tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta (Drury) by the tribes of Eastern-Central India. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 2022
  • Gaikwad, M.B., Verma, S.C., Sharma, P.L., Chandel, R.S., Challa, N., Yankit, P., & Kedar, S.C.. Functional response and predatory potential of coccinellid predator, Oenopia kirbyi Mulsant (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) on rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae L. (Aphididae: Hemiptera). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 2022
  • Kedar, S.C., Saini, R.K., & Kumaranag, K.M. . Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) as influenced by host plants in Haryana. Indian Journal of Entomology 2018
  • Kedar, S.C., Saini, R.K., & Kumaranag, K.M. . Impact of weather parameters on Coccinellids population in cotton ecosystem. Journal of Agrometeorology 2018
  • Joshi, S., Bhaskar, H., Poon, V.A., Mala, B.J., Jayanthi, P.K., Pai, S.G., Thite, S.V., Sood, A.K., Kedar, S.C., Sridhar, V. and Deepthy, K.B.. Occurrence and spread of Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in India. Zootaxa 2021

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