|Name : Dr. (Mrs.) Jyotsana Sharma |
Designation : Principal Scientist
Contact Address : NRC on Pomegranate, Kegaon, Solapur-413255
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Born on October 24, 1961,
completed under graduation from Govt. Degree College, Solan (HP), M.Sc. (with honours)
in Plant Pathology from HPKVV, Palampur, Solan campus in 1984, and PhD. in Plant
Pathology from IARI, N. Delhi in 1989. Joined ICAR as Scientist in June 1989 with
first posting at CPRS, Jalandhar (CPRI, Shimla), where I joined in May 1990 after
training and continued to serve the institute till
April 10, 2006
. Thereafter I joined National Research Centre on Pomegranate at Solapur (MS), on
April 24, 2006
Standardized soil solarization technique for improved potato production during winters in the
Indo-gangetic plains of India
Established pathogenic nature of potato russet– a new disease
Established quick dip as an alternative for spray treatment of boric acid against black scurf
Standardized and reduced requirement of elite clones (20-24 from 80) for Breeder’s seed production
Established Xanthomonasaxonopodispvpunicaeas the cause of recent epidemic of bacterial blight
Developed diagnostic methods to differentiate Bacterial blight and
fungal spot of pomegranate.
Proved transmission of bacterial blight though planting material
Identified temperatures between 25-35oC with RH>50%, rainfall and wind as major
factors responsible for rapid development of bacterial blight and development of
Orchard Health Management Schedule to mitigate bacterial blight successfully validated in
farmer’s orchard in a network mode
Studies on various aspects of pomegranate bacterial blight, wilt and other
fungal diseases including identification of new molecules, bioagents and
developing forecasting models for bacterial blight and wilt.
Soil and tuber borne diseases , soil solarisation technique for potato tuber
health and production, production of disease free nucleus potato seed, control
of postharvest storage rots of potato under non refrigerated conditions and
screening of germplasm for potato apical leaf curl virus
NarinderNath Mohan Memorial Gold Medal for outstanding performance in MSc.
Awrded Dr. S Ramanujam Memorial Certificate of Appreciation 2003-04, by CPRI,
Shimla, for significant contributions in bringing potato revolution in India.
Patent obtained for ‘A Process for Preparing a
biofertilizer cum biofungicidal composition with
Aspergillusniger strain AN27’ Notified in ‘The Gazette
of India’, November 29, 2003:page 4871
Sharma Jyotsana., Sharma KK, Sharma and Jadhav VT, Diseases of Pomegranate (2012): In: Current
Status of Economically Important Diseases of Crops in India, Publishers: Indian
Phytopathological Society, New Delhi.
Singh RK, Sharma Jyotsana, Jha SK and singh AK (2012). Solarization technique: its use in the
multiplication of in vitro planting materials. Current Science. 102 (10).
Sharma KK, Sharma, Jyotsana and Jadhav VT (2010).Status of bacterial blight of pomegranate in
India. In: Fruit, Vegetable, Cereal science and Biotechnology 4 (special issue
2), Global Science Books (publ.), Japan: 102-105
Sharma Jyotsana and Maity A (2010). Pomegranate phytochemicals: Nutraceutical and Therapeutic
values. In: Fruit, Vegetable, Cereal science and Biotechnology 4 (special issue
2), Global Science Books (publ.), Japan: 56-76
Raj Kumar and Jyotsana Sharma. 2005. Effect of soil solarization on true potato
(Solanumtuberosum L.)seed germination, seedling growth, weed population and
tuber yield. Potato Research 48: 15-23.
Sharma, Jyotsana and R. K. Singh . 2003. Effect of Soil Solarization onFertilisation , Yield and Health of
Potato Tubers. J. Indian Potato Assoc. 30 (1-2): 105-106.
Trehan, S.P. Jyotsana Sharma and R.C. Sharma. 1997. Effect of sources of nitrogen, iron and
cultivars on pseudo-common scab symptoms of potato tubers. J. Indian Potato
Assoc. 24 (3-4): 132-141.
Khanna, R.N. and Jyotsana Sharma. 1996. Effect of boric acid treatment on seed and soil borne
Rhizoctoniasolaniinocula and rhizospheremicroflora. J. Indian Potato Assoc. 23