Assistant Professor of Nematology

Dr. R Sowmya

Dr. R Sowmya

Assistant Professor of Nematology

Education

  • Ph.D. (Agriculture) in Nematology (Thesis submitted)ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture) - Nematology Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture) Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Research Experience

  • Ph.D Research Work - 3 year“Effect of long term rice -wheat crop rotation on soil nematode abundance and diversity”.
  • PG Research Work - M.Sc. Thesis 1 year“Morphological and Molecular characterization of root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) infesting vegetable crops in Tamil Nadu”
  • UG Project 6 month“Green synthesis of copper and ZnO nanoparticles for seed quality enhancement”.

Publications

  • Research Articles (in National journals) : 2
  • Species diversity of root knot nematodes infesting vegetable crops in Tamil Nadu. Sowmya, R., Kalaiarasan, P., Poornima, K., Swarnakumari, N., & Kannan, M. (2018). Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 24(1), 58-65.
  • Influence of Summer Green Manuring on Soil Nematode Population under Rice-Wheat Cropping System. Sowmya, R., Kumar, H., Devaraja, K. P., Kumar, A., & Gowda, A. A. (2021). Indian Journal Of Nematology, 51(1), 1-10.

Books Chapters Published

  • Glimpses of crop protection 4,8,9 New Vishal Publications 2020 ISBN: 978-81-944529-9-7

Membership in Scientific Bodies

  • All India Student Association Life time Member