Shivankar joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research as Scientist
(Agril. Entomology) at Indian Grassland & Fodder Research
Institute, Jhansi in Dec. 1978, was promoted as senior scientist from
July 1986- 26th July1998, Principal Scientist from 27th July, 1998 to
July 31, 2008 and Director, NRCC, Nagpur w.e.f. August 1, 2008 . He
joined National Research Centre for Citrus,
in Feb. 1993. Studied the
region specific insect pest problems in citrus by travelling through
out citrus growing belts of the country including Nagpur mandarin in
Vidarbha and sweet orange in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Kinnow
and sweet orange areas in Punjab & Rajasthan, Khasi mandarin in
North-East region (Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal
has about 100 scientific publications to his credit including the
research articles (49), Seminar/Symposia (63), Popular articles (10),
Technical bulletins (2), Extension bulletins (11), Folders (6), Radio
talks (11), scientific reports, co-authored books (8), Books chapters
(12) viz. Citriculture (1999), Citrus World Bibliography (2000), Insect
pests of citrus (2005), Citrus: “1001 Question-Answers”
(2001), Advances in Citriculture etc., a Manual on Citrus Insect Pest
Management (2002). One of his books on citrus entitled
“Limbuvargiy Falotpadan” (Marathi) was adjudged as the best
book in Agri. published during 2002 and awarded the first prize. He has
been actively involved in academic activities like organization of
National and International Symposium on Citriculture,
on Citriculture, sort term “Training courses in
Citriculture” for NGOs and Govt. officials, and transfer of
technology programmes. Worked out the Insect Pest Management Strategies
for some of the major insect pests of citrus and also developed a
“Mass-multiplication technique of the multifarous chrysopid
predator of citrus insect pests, Mallada boninensis” which
is in great demand.
has also been nominated on the SAU’s academic bodies like Board
of Studies, Academic Research Council and the P.G. Examination of Dr.
is the life member of Indian Society of Citriculture (ISC),
Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural
Ecosystem, Banglore. He was the treasurer (1997–2005) and now the
Secretary of the ISC w.e.f. 16th Jan., 2006 and was bestowed with the
“fellowship of ISC” (2006) for his contribution to citrus
research. At present he is working on biological control and
development of IPM in citrus.
V.J. Shivankar has taken over the charge of Director, National Research
Centre for Citrus from Aug., 2008
CITRUS DECLINE :
Considering ‘citrus decline’ as the most ominous problem
: Disease free planting material of Nagpur mandarin, acid
lime and Sweet orange (Mosambi) is ...
Clonal selection: Promising clones of Nagpur mandarin, Acid lime...
Leaf sampling technique: The technique is standardized for collecting...