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   Dr. Karapakal Seetharam Krishna Prasad   
  (B. January 15, 1947)

Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Indian Institute of Horticultural research,
Bangalore-560 089 (Karnataka)
Email address: karpakal@yahoo.com

Dr. Krishna Prasad is credited with development of plant protection schedules and packages for maximizing potato yield in Himachal Pradesh and Nilgiri hills. He has also developed potato varieties having combined resistance to late blight and cyst nematodes. His achievements have been recognized with several awards which include Best scientist Award by Nilgiri Farmers Forum (1997) and Outstanding Accomplishment Award by Ooty Junior Chamber of Commerce (2000). Dr. Krishna Prasad has over 100 research papers and about 45 popular articles, book chapters and technical bulletins etc.