INDIAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETYNEW DELHI

National Conference
Plant Health and Food Security : Challenges and Opportunities
March 25-27, 2021
Venue : VIRTUAL (ICAR-IARI, NEW DELHI, INDIA)
Welcome Message
Dear Colleagues,
Greetings from Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS).
It is with immense pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Indian Phytopathological Society, in the National e-Conference on “Plant Health and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities” at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India, during March 25-27, 2021.
Agriculture plays a profound role on the plant as well as human health. Plant researchers across the globe are engaged in various food production challenges including biotic and abiotic threats. Among the biotic threats plant diseases caused by fungal, bacterial, viral and phytoplasmal pathogens are of great concern in today’s agriculture. Plant health is directly correlated with the conditions under which the crops are nurtured, particularly the usage of crop protection strategies adopted holistically. The healthy plant produce is also the need of the hour under COVID-19 pandemic. Under the ensuing pandemic situation, immunity is one of the top priorities in preferring food crops and thereby the healthy food is most important to boost immunity. To address these issues, Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), New Delhi intends to deliberate 3 days national e-conference on Plant Health and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities. The primary aim of the conference is to highlight the importance of plant health on global food security. The conference would provide a platform to discourse on the issues for various stakeholders including researchers, academia, entrepreneurs, farmers and policy makers. The detailed deliberations on ten major themes would certainly pave a way forward to ensure better plant health vis a vis human health and food security.   

Organizing team would like to ensure you that this conference will be an unforgettable experience. We look forward to your participation in the conference to make it a grand success. Please do not hesitate to contact or email us (ipsdis@yahoo.com) if we can be of further assistance.

Delegates can also join the conference either through weblink: http://joinconference.ipsdis.org/.  or Zoom Link.

The hall wise Zoom Link is given below.

Hall

Zoom Link for all three days conference (i.e. March 25-27, 2021)

Meeting ID & Passcode

Hall 1

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86303302267?pwd=OUZYd2xEaHRobHdoRHVoMDJPM0ptQT09 

ID: 863 0330 2267

Passcode: 102370

 

Hall 2

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81186328790?pwd=aEFDRUNNbWJwaGwvUDN1TUdCTExzUT09 

ID: 811 8632 8790

Passcode: 955155

Hall 3

https://us02web.zo.us/j/83078388487?pwd=eFFmWDlna1F1REp3czVUMEE0UVZLdz09 

ID: 830 7838 8487

Passcode: 618202

 

Hall 4

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81782330937?pwd=aHVMYkZ2bGwrdEFaZmNEUXhlamdCZz09

ID: 817 8233 0937

Passcode: 417006


Important Dates

Abstract Submission (closing)Closed 
Registration fee payment 
Extended till March 25, 2021

Technical Sessions

1. Plant disease resistance 
Resistance breeding, MAS, virulence screening, race profiling
2. Eco-friendly management 
Biocontrol, organic farming, conservation agriculture, biopesticide, IPM/IDM
3. Next generation pesticide and application 
Biomolecules, immune boosters, nano-molecules, ICT, automization like robotic & drone
4. Host-pathogen interaction and genomics of plant pathogens  
Molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction, genome announcement, patho-genomics, functional genomics 
5.  Diagnostics and genetic variability 
Diagnostics, genetic variability, sensor based detection viz., nano-sensors, e-nose
6. Plant quarantine  
Agro-terrorism, regulatory rules, amendments, certification, global threat and containment, invasive pests & diseases 
7. Microbial biodiversity 
Diversity in fungi, bacteria & viruses, systematics, edible fungi, medicinal fungi
8. Climate change impact on pests and diseases 
Epidemiology, disease forecasting, modelling, crop loss assessment
9.  Impact of COVID -19 on Indian agriculture 
Delivery system, export -import hindrance, labour crisis, production systems 
10. Stakeholders meet on plant protection issues 
Industry, academia, government, farmers interface 

ORGANIZERS

ICAR, New Delhi

IPS, New Delhi

IARI, New Delhi

Programme

The design of the conference would be such as to present the conference themes through

  • Plenary lectures: these would offer an overview of the conference themes
  • Keynote & Invited lectures: these would offer an in depth analysis of various conference themes
  • Oral paper presentations: presented in parallel sessions, these would elaborate upon the various conference themes. 
  • Posters presentations: presented in parallel sessions, these would provide an opportunity to the participants to present their work in more informal manner with personalized interaction with other participants
  • Invited corporate lectures on prospects and constrains: directed towards diverse audience
  • Farmers-Scientists-Industries interface

Contact Us

Dr. Robin Gogoi
Organizing Secretary
IPS National e-Conference 
Indian Phytopathological Society
Division of Plant Pathology
IARI, New Delhi 110012, INDIA 
Email: ipsdis@yahoo.com
Society website: http://ipsdis.org
IPS e-conference website: https://conference.ipsdis.org/national 

Sponsorship

Souvenir cum Abstract
A souvenir cum abstract in commemoration of the symposium will be brought and distributed to all the delegates of the conference. The rates of advertisements in the Abstract cum Souvenir are given below and  GST @18% is applicable.
Cover (back coloured)               :        Rs. 1,20,000.00 
Cover (2nd inside, coloured)    :        Rs. 1,00,000.00
Cover (3rd inside,  coloured)    :        Rs. 1,00,000.00
Full page (coloured)                   :        Rs. 70,000.00
Full page (B/W)                           :        Rs. 50,000.00
Half page (B/W)                          :        Rs. 30,000.00

For further information, please contact : Dr. Robin Gogoi, Organizing Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi 110012, India; E-mail : ipsdis@yahoo.com  

Important Announcements

APS Travel Sponsorship for Ph.D. Students

APS Travel Sponsorship for Students has been instituted by the IPS. The purpose of this award is to encourage plant pathology students pursuing a doctoral degree in India, who are members of IPS, to attend the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting or other APS approved meetings if deemed appropriate by the IPS and APS Foundation Board. The award has been established with contributions from Plant Pathologists of Indian Origin. Students will compete at the zonal and national level competitions in India and the awardee will be selected from the top-ranking student presenters at the national level competitions.

The terms and conditions for participating in APS meeting are as follows:

1. The fund will be reimbursed to the awardee directly by APS for return airfare from India to the meeting venue, accommodation and incidentals.

2. The awardee is expected to bear the cost of meeting registration.

3. There will be no financial liability to the IPS.

4. All the contestants/recipients should be the member of the Society during the year of presentation.

5. The contestants will have to submit a brief biodata, certificate furnishing the age and proof of pursuing Ph.D. (First to Third year only) alongwith a short note (not exceeding one page) stating how participation in the APS meeting will help in the achievement of their professional goals.

6. The award will be given to the best paper presented in the Annual Meeting of APS.

7. The awards will be judged by a committee appointed for the purpose and their decision will be final.

8. The award will be given only to the Ph.D. Student presenting the paper.

9. The time allocated for the presentation of the paper is 15 minutes.

10. In-service candidates are not eligible for this APS travel award.

Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award

Zonal Chapter should organize a contest among the zonal members during their Zonal Chapter’s Meeting for preliminary selection of contestants. Only two names from each Zonal Chapter will be recommended by Zonal President for the final contest to be held during the Annual Meeting of the Society. The age limit for the contestant would be 35 years. The selected contestant will provide an abstract upto 250 words along with brief biodata to the Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society through Zonal President. Abstracts of all the contestants participating in the Annual Meeting will be published in the journal. Society will award a medal to Award recipient and Commendation Certificate to other contestants. Society will publish the paper of awardee. The award recipient must submit a full-length paper (as per IPS guidelines) for its publication in Indian Phytopathology. There is no restriction on the age of co-author if any. The paper should be submitted by mail (ipsdis@yahoo.com) along with a hard copy.

Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award contest shall be organized during Annual symposium of the society. The contestants will have to submit an abstract up to 250 words and full-length paper along with brief biodata in duplicate to the Organizing Secretary on or before 15th February 2021. The contestants have to furnish the following certificate:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Certified that the paper entitled”………………………..” presented for Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award Contest for the year 2020 pertains to the major work done by the candidate……………… (Name of the candidate).

It is further certified that the work has not been published and presented for any other award till date and contestant is below the age of 35 years and is a member of the society.

Signature of the student Chairman/ Guide/Advisor of the student

Forwarded by the Zonal President/ Councillor

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers

About Venue

The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar). Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). As the Mother of several ICAR institutions, IARI continues to be the leading institution for agricultural research, education and extension in the country.

The present campus of the institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres) and located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of IGI Airport (Palam).

About the city (Delhi) and places of tourist interest

Delhi, capital city of the Republic of India, is one of India’s fastest growing metropolitan city. It has sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi.

Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. It is one of the fastest expanding cosmopolitan cities in this part of the world. It represents a unique amalgam of ancient history with modernity. Magnificence of the relics of ancient (5000 years old) Hindu era, glory of Moghul Monuments and the grandeur of modern buildings and shopping centres constitute today’s Delhi. The varied cultural activities offer myriad experiences which speak of the unity in diversity of this country.

At a short distance from Delhi, 200 km south east, is the famous city of Agra where Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world is located. About 260 km south west of Delhi is located the pink city of Jaipur, the glory of various kinds is beautifully reflected in the magnificence of its palaces. In the north of Delhi are picturesque ranges of the Himalayas, including the Kashmir valley, dreamland of the tourists.

The famous Tiger Reserve, the Corbett National Park is about 6 hrs drive from Delhi. The park is located at the hills of Kumaon and proves a unique experience of Elephant Safari. For bird watchers, the Keola Deo Ghana Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur is about 180 km from Delhi. The sanctuary harbours the most exquisite birds from all over the globe.

Weather

January is usually cold in Delhi. Ideal for nature lovers and whole Delhi blossoms with natural and cultivated flowers. The city experiences moderate winter (maximum temperature 22-24ºC and minimum 10ºC).

Currency

Indian rupee is the national currency of India. All the major international currencies can be exchanged at the International Airport, 5-Star hotels and several Banks. Major currencies are accepted at the hotels and some major shopping centres. International credit cards are widely accepted.

Hotel in Delhi

Single occupancy INR 6800 plus taxes (18%) without transfers (INR 7670)
INR 7400 plus taxes (18%) – (INR 8732) with two-way transfers with a minimum length of stay 4 nights
For booking, please contact:
Ms. Shweta Verma
Mob: 9871790285
E-mail: shwetav@jaypeehotels.com
Double occupancyINR 7000 plus taxes (18%) without transfers (INR 8260)
INR 8000 plus taxes (28%) – (INR 9440)with two-way transfers with a minimum length of stay 3 nights

Cut off date: 20th Dec 2019. After this room will be subject to availability. The rates are quoted on a per room per night basis.

The rates shall include the following: Complimentary Breakfast, One Bottle of Mineral Water on arrival & replenishment of one on subsequent days; Complimentary usage of Swimming Pool; Daily News Paper; In room tea/coffee maker; Complimentary WIFI; Taxes Extra

Name of Hotel & contact detailsSingle occupancy (INR)*Double occupancy (INR)*Extra person (INR)*GST @
Amrapali  Grand
E-mail: book@amrapalihotel.com
Tel:91-11-25725700/ 11; M: 9999-869-900/
45005300100018%
Hotel SAAR INN
E-mail: hello@saarinn.com
M: 097111 17299, 097111 17399
Tel: 25765767-68
2300280070012%
Swiss International
E-mail: hotelswissint@gmail.com
Tel: 41538361, 43821162, 25751382
1600180060012%
Hotel Kingston
E-mail: Hotelkingstonindia@gmail.com
Tel: 45095526, 45085526, 25814147/48
2000220080012%
Hotel Rangoli
E-mail: rangoli.comfort@gmail.com
M: 097111 31621
Tel: 45140321-22
1700200060012%
Nagpal Palace
E-mail: info@hotelnagpalpalace.com
Tel: 43465002, 25789017
1800220070012%

Note: Above rates are per room, per night basis and include breakfast.

For Queries and Booking: Please contact hotels directly.

Tours

Pre and post conference tours will be organised for the registered delegates and accompanying person in and around Delhi as well as other places of interest on payment basis.

Insurance

The registration fee does not include insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable that participants make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving their countries.

Emergency

Emergency call numbers are: 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 for ambulance and 1095 for Delhi traffic police.

Electricity

The line voltage for electricity is 220 A.C., 50 Hz in the subcontinent. Most hotels provide 110 volt A.C. points for electric shavers.

Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in South west of Delhi. It is 18 km from the venue.

Conference Secretariat

IPS International Conference 2020
Indian Phytopathological Society, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India; Tel: +91-11-25840023;
Mobile : +91-9868448896, 9953306269
Email: ipsconf2020@gmail.com
Website : www.ipsdis.org

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Registration Details

The conference will be open to registered delegates. The details of the registration fee are given above. The filled Registration Form be sent to the Organizing Secretary before February 15, 2021, alongwith the registration fee details. The registration fee can also be paid through cheque/demand draft in favour of “Indian Phytopathological Society” payable at New Delhi.


Registration Fees

CategoryIndian delegates (INR)Foreign delegates (USD)*
Registration feeGST @18%Total (Rs.)Registration fee
GST @18%
Total (Rs.)
Members1,000.00180.001180.0030.005.4035.40
Non-Members1,200.00216.001416.0015.002.7017.70
RA / SRF/ Students500.0090.00590.0010.001.8011.80
Corporate
2,500.00450.002950.0050.009.0059.00

*Equivalent to prevailing exchange rate of Indian currency
**Students/Research Scholar/Research Associate in Education Institution should submit eligibility document duly endorsed by the Head of the Department accompanied by photocopy of the ID Card.
The registration fee for the participants will cover participation in all scientific sessions and the cost of proceedings.

  
Online registration may be made using Debit/Credit card. Card payment can be made online via the conference website (http://www.ipsdis.org). Only Master, Visa, and American Express will be acceptable. It will be billed in Rs/US$. Consequently, the amount charged to your account may vary due to the fluctuation in exchange rates.

Registration can also be made via net banking (NEFT) using the following details:

Name of the Account HolderIndian Phytopathological Society
Name of the BankCanara Bank
Name of the BranchPusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012
Account Number90292010005900
IFSC codeCNRB0019029

The payment can also done through Paytm No. 9999103422 (Indian Phytopathological Society) or by using QR Code


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Abstract Details

Submission of abstract for oral/poster presentation

Abstract  (250 words excluding, title, name and affiliation) for the conference should be submitted through online mode only. The abstract submission link will be provided on IPS website soon. Please contact the Organizing Secretariat (ipsdis@yahoo.com) if you don't receive confirmation about the receipt of your abstract within 10 days. The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to edit/reject any abstracts, if required. Abstracts will be printed only after receiving the registration fee.

Submit Abstract


    The Indian Phytopathological Society is organizing National e-Conference on “Plant Health and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities” during March 25-27, 2021. The participants of poster presentation must follow the following guidelines for preparing their poster.

        Guidelines for poster preparation

        Poster preparation: The title card at the top should include in addition to title (in capitals), name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation. The text of the poster may be divided into abstract, introduction/background mentioning objective, methodology, results and summary/ conclusions.

        Size: The size of the poster should be 1.20 m (height) and 0.90 m width (4ft x 3ft). In Microsoft PowerPoint, you could set the size as follows: Go to Design tab, then Slide Size followed by Page Setup. (Alternatively, you could use the template provided by IPS; see the attachment).

        Font size: The lettering for the title should be 72 points in bold capital while that of name of the authors in 60 points and affiliation in 40 points italics. The headings (for example, Abstract, introduction/background, methodology, results, and summary/conclusion) should be in 50 points bold Sentence case. All the text in the body should be minimum 35 points normal. Table headings and figure legends should be 28 points.

        Representation Style: Participants should not use more text rather they should use graphs, tables, charts, images to make their posters more interactive and attractive.

        Figure: Figure or photos or schematic diagrams should be of good quality (at least 300 dpi).

        File Format: Participants are requested to make their posters in Microsoft Power Point slide first and then convert the slide into pdf format (Save as PDF from power point). (P.S.-Don’t use online converter as it reduces the quality of poster.) N.B. Save your file with the allotted poster number.

        Communication: Posters should be sent in the following e-mail: ipsconferences@gmail.com

        N.B. Please mention the allotted poster number clearly in the subject line. 


        Poster Format                       List of abstracts for poster presentation

        Organizing Committee




        Local Organizing Committee

        Invitation Committee                                                        

        Chair: Dr. T. Prameela Devi, Dr. A. Kumar                 

        Inauguration Committee

        Chair: Dr. V.K. Baranwal, Dr. V. Celia Chalam

        Technical & Publication Committee                         

        Chair: Prof. B.N. Chakraborty, Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal,  Dr. S.C. Dubey, Dr. M.S. Saharan 

        Registration Committee

        Chair: Dr. Dinesh Singh, Dr. T.K. Bag     

        Finance Committee

        Chair: Dr. Pratibha Sharma, Dr. Jameel Akhtar

        Poster Committee

        Chair: Dr. K.S. Hooda, Dr. M.S. Yadav

        IPS Executive Council

        Invitation Committee                                                        

        Chair: Dr. T. Prameela Devi, Dr. A. Kumar                 

        Inauguration Committee

        Chair: Dr. V.K. Baranwal, Dr. V. Celia Chalam

        Technical & Publication Committee                         

        Chair: Prof. B.N. Chakraborty, Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal,  Dr. S.C. Dubey, Dr. M.S. Saharan 

        Registration Committee

        Chair: Dr. Dinesh Singh, Dr. T.K. Bag     

        Finance Committee

        Chair: Dr. Pratibha Sharma, Dr. Jameel Akhtar

        Poster Committee

        Chair: Dr. K.S. Hooda, Dr. M.S. Yadav

        Co-Organizers

        • Asian PGPR Society
        • American Phytopathological Society (APS)
        • Sri Lanka Association for Mycology & Plant Pathology
        • ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)
        • ICAR-National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NRCIPM)
        • ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)
        • ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP)
        • National Institute for Plant Biotechnology (NIPB)
        • Association of Plant Pathologists (APP), Akola
        • Indian Society of Plant Pathologists (INSOPP)
        • Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (ISMPP)
        • Indian Mycological Society (IMS)
        • South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC)