Dr. Surja Kumar Sarkar

Principal Scientist

Plant Pathology


RESEARCH AREAS



Assessment of seedborne diseases of jute and allied fibres crops (Jute, Flax, Sunnhemp and mesta), their impact in yield loss, environmental impact on development of seed borne diseases and standardization of disease free quality seed production technology.

Study the efficiency of different Trichoderma strains against stem rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) of jute, their growth promoting activities, identification of substrates for mass multiplication and development of formulation.

Screening of jute germplasm against stem rot of jute (M. phaseolina) to find out the source of resistance.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353782
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
Surja.Sarkar@icar.gov.in
surjapath@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Investigation on diseases of flax and their management, (In House Project)
  2. Isolation, Characterisation and Application of Trichoderma for Disease Management, (In House Project)
  3. Introduction, maintenance, characterization and conservation of jute, Mesta and flax germplasm, (In House Project)
  4. Yield and quality of jute seed as influenced by method of application and dose of fertilizer nutrients in southern Bengal condition,(In House Project)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. ICAR Junior Research fellowship
  2. Young Scientist, awarded by Bioved Research and Communication Centre, Allhabad
  3. Regional Co-ordinator (East and North Eastern Region), National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board, ICAR, New Delhi
  4. Member, Advisory Committee of Neotia University, Kolkata
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Sarkar, S.K., Chawdhury, H. and Satpathy, S. (2016) Disease-free jute seed production in West Bengal. Bangladesh J. Bot., (45(3): 561-565
  2. Sarkar, S.K., Satpathy, S. and Mitra, S. (2016) Present status of jute anthracnose (Colletotrichum corchorum and C. gloeosporioides) in India. Indian Phytopath, 69 (4s) : 252-254.
  3. Sarkar, S.K., Pradhan, S.K. and Prakash, S. (1998) Source of resistance against sunnhemp wilt (Fusarium udum Butler f. sp. Crotalariae (Kulkarni) Padwick and top shoot borer (CydiatricenraMeyr.) in wild Crotalaria spp. Legume Res., 21(3&4) :201-204.
  4. Sarkar, S. K.,Prakash, S. and Pradhan, S.K. (1998) Influence of date of sowing, fertlizer levels and varieties on the incidence of wilt (Fusariumudumf, sp. crotalariae) in sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea Linn). Legume Res., 21 (3&4) : 225-228
  5. Sarkar, S. K., Satpathy, S. (2016) Investigation on diseases of jute seed crop and ossibility of seed production in West Bengal. Indian Phytopath, 69(4s): 351-354.
  6. Selvaraj, K., Gotyal, B.S., Gawande, S.P., Satpathy, S. and Sarkar, S.K. (2016) Arthopod biodiversity on jute and allied fibres. In: Economics and ecological significance of arthopods in diversified ecosystem. Eds. A.K. Chakravarty and Shakuntala Sridhara). Springer publication, pp. 195-222
  7. Biswas, C., Dey, P., Satpathy, S., Sarkar, S.K., Bera, A and Mahapatra, B.S. (2012) A simple method of DNA isolation from jute (Corchorus olitorius) seed suitable for PCR based detection of the pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid, Lett Appl Microbiol., doi: 10.1111/lam.12020
  8. Majumdar, B. A., Ghorai, A.K., Sarkar, S.K., Choudhury, H., Kundu, D. K. and Mahapatra, B.S. (2014) Effect of fertilizer treatments on jute Chorchorus olitorius), microbial dynamics in its rhizosphere and residual fertility status of soil. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 84 (4): 503–8.
  9. Bhandari, H. R., Tripathi, M. K. Chaudhary Babita and Sarkar, S.K. (2016) Sunnhemp breeding: Challenges and prospects. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 86 (11): 1391–8.
  10. Sarkar, S.K., Hazra S.K., Sen, H.S, Karmakar, P.G. and Tripathi, M. K. (2015) SUNNHEMP IN INDIA. ICAR- Central Research Institute for jute and allied fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal, Pp 136