Forest Health Forest Pathology

Forest Pathology

The Division maintains authentic collections of microbes and insects of Kerala forests and also of microbial pathogens of forest insects. Eco-friendly technologies are being developed to manage the pests, diseases and weeds in forest plantations, through biological means. Management of nursery and plantation diseases, diversity of plant pathogenic fungi in different forest ecosystems, VA and ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and biological control of weeds are the main areas of research in Pathology Department.

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Morpho-molecular charactrization and ex-situ conservation of phytopathogenic fungi of arala, Wildlife Sanctuary, kerala evaluation of antifungal efficiency of five selected medicinal plants leaf extracts against isolated most phytopathogenic fungi

Ongoing Extension Projects

  1. Database on Fungi of India and Fungi recorded on Eucalyptus
  2. Enrichment of Microbial Culture collection at KFRI

Contact: Dr. TV Sajeev
Kerala Forest Research Institute
Peechi 680653, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA
Tel: +91-487-2690322
e-mail: pathology@kfri.res.in