National Conference
Plant Health for Food Security: Threats and Promises
February 1-3, 2024
Venue : ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the national conference “Plant Health for Food Security: Threats and Promises”, to be held during February 1-3, 2024 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The event is organized by ICAR-IISR in collaboration with Indian Phytopathological Society and is aimed at bringing together researchers, practitioners, students, farmers, NGOs, and agriculturists from across the country to discuss the current advancements, challenges, and opportunities in Plant Pathology. As organizing team, we believe that your expertise and experience in the field of Plant Pathology will be valuable contributions to the conference. Your presence will also provide opportunities for networking, collaboration, and engagement with participants, industry partners, and stakeholders. The conference will feature keynote speeches, plenary sessions, oral presentations, and poster sessions on important issues of Plant Pathology, including emerging plant diseases, host plant resistance, innovative diagnostic tools, novel disease management strategies, climate change impacts, and sustainable agriculture. We believe this event will provide a platform for exchanging ideas, disseminating research findings, and promoting academic and professional growth in Plant Pathology.

We will be honoured with your gracious participation in the conference. Please find attached the registration form and other relevant details about the event. In case of any queries or any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. S.C. Dubey

Chairperson & President, IPS

Dr. R. Viswanathan

Organizing President


Dr. Dinesh Singh

Organizing Secretary


Dr. Kajal Kumar Biswas

Organizing Secretary & Secretary, IPS

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For any query please contact: Dr Sanjay Kumar Goswami, Convener 9455936742

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**Abstract Submission Closed** 

Important Dates

Abstract submission & Registration (opening date)

September 15, 2023

Abstract submission (closing date)

January 15, 2024

Early-Bird Registration (closing date)

January 15, 2024

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Technical Sessions

  1. Detection, Diagnosis, Pathogen Diversity and Evolution of Plant Pathogens
  2. Disease Management: Biological Control Agent, Microbiome
  3. Host Pathogen Interaction, Mechanism of Disease Development and Interactomics
  4. Genetics, Genomics, Virulence and Ecology of Plant Pathogens
  5. Breeding for Disease Resistance: Molecular Breeding and Genome Editing
  6. Climate Change, Multi-Stress Tolerance, Epidemiology, Forecasting & Monitoring and Crop Loss Assessment
  7. New Generation Molecules, Pesticide Residue, Nano-Formulation
  8. Taxonomy, Systemics and Identification of Plant Pathogens & Mushroom Technology
  9. Sanitary, Phytosanitary, Quarantine regulations and Issues in India
  10. Entrepreneurship, Industry, Farmers Scientists: Smart Agriculture
  11. Artificial Intelligence and Mechanization for Plant Health Management
  12. Interdisciplinary Approaches in Plant Health Management
  13. Integrated Management of Red Rot in Sugarcane under Sub-tropical Condition


ICAR-IISR, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

IPS, New Delhi

ICAR, New Delhi

ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Organizing Committee