Dr. Ch. Padmavathi, Principal Scientist

Dr. Ch. Padmavathi, Principal Scientist

Name: -  Dr.Ch Padmavathi

Designation: -  Principal Scientist

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Official phone number: - 040-24591234

Google scholar link:- https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sUI9e2EAAAAJ&hl=en

Research gate link:- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chintalapati-Padmavathi

ORCID link:- https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1922-9046

Educational Qualification: -

B.Sc(Ag) - 1989 - Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU), Hyderabad
M.Sc(Agricultural Entomology) - 1991 - Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU), Hyderabad
Ph.D - 1995 - Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

Employment Record / Work Experience:-

21-09-2010 to till date - Principal Scientist - Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
21-09-2004 to 21-09-2010 - Senior Scientist -  Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
03-01-2003 to 21-09-2004 - Scientist Senior Scale -  Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
21-9-1999 to 03-01-2003 - Scientist Senior Scale - Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi
21-9-1995 to 21-9-1999 - Scientist - Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi

Area research specialization: Integrated Pest Management with emphasis on host plant resistance to rice leaf folder and semiochemicals of major rice pests, forecasting models.

Important projects under taken: -

1. Bio-ecological studies on rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée
2. Dynamics of leaf folder –host plant – insecticide interactions
3. Assessment of host plant resistance to rice leaf folder and its management
4. Evaluation of the system of rice intensification (SRI) for its potential to save water and sustaining rice productivity
5. Genetic improvement of rice against biotic and abiotic stresses through transgenic approach
6. Semiochemical approaches to manage rice pests with special emphasis on sex pheromones
7. Research into development of Decision Support Systems for insect pests of rice and cotton based cropping systems – World Bank funded NAIP project
8. Investigations on system of rice intensification (SRI) for water saving and yield optimization in irrigated ecosystem -  Funded by Ministry of water resources
9. DST-ICRISAT Center of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection (CoE-CCRPP): Pest and disease management for climate change adaptation – Funded by DST

Award and Honors: -  

Foreign Visits:- Attended Anglophone program at International Center for Development Agriculture (ICRA), The Netherlands during 2001

Technologies/Products/Varieties/Novel germplasm/Methodologies developed:-

1. Developed a novel phenology-based degree day model to predict the activity of leaf folder in rice.
2. Developed a special phenotyping method for screening entries for resistance to rice leaf folder in the field
3. Assessed leaf folder damage using hyperspectral radiometry and identified characteristic spectral indices.
4. Estimated temperature thresholds and thermal requirements for the development of rice leaf folder.

Patents/copyrights:-  IIRR geoportal copyright

Student Guided:-  2

Editors/Reviewers of the Journals: -

Chief Editor of Journal of Rice Research - 2019 -2022

Member of Scientific Society:-  

1. Plant Protection Association of India – Life member
2. Society for Advancement of Rice Research(SARR) – Life member
3. Society for Biocontrol Advancement – Life membe
4. Entomological Society of India (ESI) – Life member

Training Organized:-

ICAR sponsored 21 days Winter School on “New Frontiers in Integrated Pest Management in Rice and Rice based Cropping Systems” at DRR during 13 September to 3 October, 2012 - Course Director

Training Undergone:-

Participated in a training program on “Survey data analysis using R” at NAARM, Hyderabad during 3.2.2020 to 7.2.2020

Publications (Top 30):-
1. Chintalapati, P.; Rathod, S.; Repalle, N.; Varma, N.R.G.; Karthikeyan, K.; Sharma, S.; Kumar, R.M.; Katti, G. 2023. Insect Pest Incidence with the System of Rice Intensification: Results of a Multi-Location Study and a Meta-Analysis. Agronomy 2023, 13, 1100. https://doi.org/10.3390/ agronomy13041100
2. Padmavathi Ch and Padmaja PG. 2022. Insect Resistance in Field Crops. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84 (Spl. Issue): 1 - 28. http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/76265
3. Rathod S, Yerram S, Arya P, Katti G, Rani J, Padmakumari AP, Somasekhar N, Padmavathi C, Ondrasek G, Amudan S, Malathi S, Mallikarjuna Rao N, Karthikeyan K, Mandawi N, Muthuraman P and Sundaram RM. 2022. Climate-Based Modeling and Prediction of Rice Gall Midge Populations Using Count Time Series and Machine Learning Approaches. Agronomy 2022, 12, 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/ agronomy12010022
4. Javvaji, Sumalatha & Maheswari, Telugu & Venkata, Ramana & Sheshu madhav, Maganti & Rathod, Santhosha & Padmavathi, Chintalapati. (2021). Characterization of resistance to rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis in mutant Samba Mahsuri rice lines. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 169(9):859-875,  https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13082 http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/70962
5. Chintalapati P, Balakrishnan D, Venu Gopal Nammi TV, Javvaji S, Muthusamy SK, Lella Venkata SR, Neelamraju S and Katti G. 2019. Phenotyping and Genotype × Environment Interaction of Resistance to Leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenee (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Rice.  Front. Plant Sci., 18 February 2019, Pages 49 | https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2019.00049    -http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/52621
6. Chaudhari BN, GR Shamkuwar, DB Undirwade, Ch Padmavathi and GR Katti. 2018. Effect of planting dates on insect pest incidence on paddy in gall midge area of eastern vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Journal of Soils and Crops, 28(1): 64-71.
7. Padmavathi Chintalapati, Sumalatha Javvaji and Gururaj Katti. 2017. A rapid field screening method for evaluation of resistance to leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenee in rice. Journal of Rice Research, 10(1): 67-70 - http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/52622
8. Padmavathi Chintalapati, Sumalatha Javvaji and Katti Gururaj. 2017. Measurement of damaged leaf area caused by leaffolder in rice. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 2017; 5(4): 415-417
9. Padmavathi Ch, Chitra Shanker and Gururaj Katti. 2017. Advances in rice IPM -Indian Scenario. The Journal of Research, PJTSAU, 45 (1&2): 1-13
10. Mahender Kumar R, S Gopalakrishnan, PC Latha, K Surekha, Ch Padmavathi, N Somasekhar, P Muthuraman, MS Prasad, D Srinivas and P Brajendra (2017). Influence of different methods of rice (Oryza sativa l.) cultivation on microbes, soil health, water productivity and grain yield. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2017; SP1: 394-399.
11. Chaudhari BN, GR Shamkuwar, PS Neharkar, DB Undirwade, Ch Padmavathi and GR Katti. 2017. Effectiveness of Integrated Pest Management Technology in Rice at Farmers’ Fields. Trends in Biosciences, 10(1): 289-291
12. Chaudhari BN, Neharkar PS, Shamkuwar GR, Undirwade DB, Padmavathi Ch, Katti GR. 2017. Validation of integrated pest management practices for rice pests in eastern vidharbha region of Maharashtra. 2017. Journal of Plant Disease Sciences, 12 (1): 89-94.

13. Chintalapati P, Katti G, Puskur RR, Nagella Venkata K. Neonicotinoid-induced resurgence of rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guénee). 2016. Pest Management Science (Pesticide Science), 72 (1): 155-161
14. Mathirajan VG, Ch Padmavathi and Gururaj Katti. 2016. Demonstration of rice integrated pest management in cauvery Delta zone of tamil nadu through farmers’ participatory approach. International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture, 2(9): 13-15
15. Mahender Kumar R, T Vidhan Singh, B Sreedevi, K Surekha, Ch Padmavathi, MS Prasad, B Gangaiah, TM Sudhakara, D Sreenivas, LV Subbarao, P Muthuraman, MD Tuti and V Ravindra Babu. 2016. Mechanised weed management to enhance the productivity in System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Indian Journal of Weed science 48(3): 259-261.
16. Mahender Kumar R, K Surekha, B Sreedevi, Ch Padmavathi, D Srinivas, T Vidhan Singh, B Nirmala, PC Latha, P Muthuraman, MD Tuti, N Somashekar, MBB Prasad Babu, MN Arun and LV Subba Rao. 2017. SRI method- a water-saving technology in rice – present status and future prospectives. The Journal of Research. PJTSAU, 45: 1-19.
17. Mahender kumar R, K Surekha, S Duttarganvi, TM Sudhakara, B Sreedevi, MBB Prasad Babu, Ch Padmavathi, LV Subba Rao, JVNS Prasad, N Soma Shekhar, PC Latha, T Vidhan Singh, MD Tuti, S Saha, SN Meera, B Nirmala, T Satyanarayana and V Ravindra Babu.  Agronomic manipulations for climate resilient rice production in India. 2017 SATSA Mukhapatra- Annual Technical Issue 21:103-118 ( Invited Paper).
18. Mahender Kumar R, V. Ravindra Babu , L.V. Subba Rao , K. Surekha , Ch. Padmavathi , M.S. Prasad , N. Somasekhar , A.S. Rama Prasad and V. Vinod Goud. 2015. Grain Quality Parameters of Cultivars as Influenced by SRI Vs Normal Method of Rice Cultivation. Journal of Rice Research, 8 (2): 28 – 35.

19. Surekha K., R. Mahender Kumar and Ch. Padmavathi. 2015. Evaluation of Crop Establishment Methods for their Productivity, Nutrient Uptake and Use Efficiency under Rice-Rice System. Journal of Rice Research, 8(1): 41-47.
20. Padmavathi Chintalapati, Katti Gururaj, Sailaja vallabuni and Prasad Yenumala G. 2015. Physiological age status of female adults and off-season survival of rice leaffolder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis in India. Rice Science 22(5): 237-244.
21. Sampathkumar M, Chitra Shanker, Ch Padmavathi and Gururaj Katti. 2015. Binary sex attractant blends for caseworm, Nymphula depunctalis. Indian Journal of Plant protection, 43(3): 364-365.
22. Padmavathi Chintalapati, Gururaj Katti, V. Sailaja, AP Padmakumari, V Jhansilakhsmi, M Prabhakar and YG Prasad. 2013. Temperature thresholds and thermal requirements for the development of rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis. Journal of Insect Science (ISSN 1536-2442), 2013; 13: 96. doi: 10.1673/031.013.9601 .
23. Mahender Kumar R, Raghuveer Rao P, Surekha K, Padmavathi Ch, Srinivas Prasad M, Ravindra Babu V, Subba Rao LV, Latha PC, Sreedevi B, Ravichandran S, Ramprasad as, Muthuraman P, Gopalakrishnan S, Vinod Goud V and Viraktamath BC (2013) SRI -A Method for Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production with Enhanced Water Productivity Agrotechnology. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2168-9881 http://oar.icrisat.org/7156/
24. RM Kumar, LV Subba Rao, VR Babu, S Gopalakrishnan, K Surekha, Ch Padmavathi, N Somasekhar, P Raghuveer Rao, M Srinivas Prasad, PC Latha, B Nirmala, P Muthuraman, S Ravichandran, V Vinod Goud and BC Viraktamath. 2013. System of rice intensification: Its present status, future prospects and role of seed production in India. SATSA Mukhapatra- Annual Technical Issue17: 22-43.
25. Veegala Ramesh Babu, Vemuri Shashi Bhushan1, Chintalapati Padmavathi, Muthugonder Mohan, Sena Mahendran Balachandran and Bellamkonda Ramesh. 2013. Carboxylesterase and Glutathione-S-Transferase (GST’s) Induced Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Toxin Cry1Ab in Rice Leaf Folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee) populations. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, A 3: 53-59
26. Padmavathi Ch, Gururaj Katti, Padmakumari A.P., Voleti S.R.and.Subba Rao L.V. 2013. Effect of leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee) injury on leaf physiology and yield loss in rice. Journal of Applied Entomology, 137 (4): 249 – 256.
27. Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan, R. Mahender Kumar, Pagidi Humayun , V. Srinivas, B. Ratna Kumari, R. Vijayabharathi, Amit Singh, K. Surekha, Ch. Padmavathi , N. Somashekar , P. Raghuveer Rao, P. C. Latha, L. V. Subba Rao, V. R. Babu, B. C. Viraktamath, V. Vinod Goud, N. Loganandhan, Biksham Gujja,Om Rupela 2014. Assessment of different methods of rice (Oryza sativa. L) cultivation affecting growth parameters, soil chemical, biological, and microbiological properties, water saving, and grain yield in rice–rice system. Paddy and Water Environment, 12: 79-87

28. Padmakumari AP, G Katti, V Sailaja, Ch Padmavathi, V Jhansilakshmi, M Prabhakar and YG Prasad.2013. Delineation of larval instars in field populations of paddy yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Oryza, 50 (3): 259-267.

29. Chitra Shanker, G. Katti, Ch Padmavathi. 2012. Organic amendments and their impact on arthropod diversity in rice (Oryza sativa L.) fields of Hyderabad, India. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 50 (1-2): 63-66

30. Kumar R. M., K. Surekha, Ch. Padmavathi, P. C. Latha, L. V. Subba Rao, M. S. Prasad, P. Muthuraman, S. Ravichandran, V. Ravindra Babu, O. P. Rupela, Vinod Goud, S. P. Singh and B. C. Virakthamath. 2011. Potential of water saving in irrigated rice through system of rice intentisfication, Oryza, 48(3): 233-237

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22 December 2020