Dr. Pratap Adinath Divekar, Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Host plant resistance, Insect Toxicology, etc.
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M.Sc: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
PhD: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
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Joining date in ICAR : 
2015-07-01 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
    1. Pratap A. Divekar, Pradyumn Kumar, Suby S.B, R.K. Sharma, Soumia P.S. and Guru Pirasanna Pandi G., 2018. Screening of maize germplasm for resistance against shoot fly. Indian Journal of Entomology. 
    2. Pratap A Divekar, Pradyumn Kumar and Suby SB., 2019. Ovipositional preference of gravid Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) females on maize germplasm. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies; 7(3): 1106-1110. 
    3. Pratap A Divekar, Pradyumn Kumar and Suby SB., 2019. Oviposition preference of pink stem borer, Sesamia inferens (Walker) in maize germplasm. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies; 7(3):  1111-1114.
    4. Pratap A Divekar, Pradyumn Kumar and Suby SB., 2019. Screening of maize germplasm through antiobiosis mechanism of resistance against Chilo partellus (Swinhoe). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies; 7(3): 1115-1119.
    5. MT Gowda, J Patil, R Vijayakumar, J Halder, Pratap A. Divekar, AB Rai, J Singh, 2020. Isolation, identification and biocontrol potential of entomopathogenic nematodes occurring in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand regions of Uttar Pradesh, India. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 30 (1), 1-11.
    6. Halder J, Divekar PA and Rani AT. Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi and botanicals against sucking pests of okra: an eco-friendly approach. Egypt J Biol Pest Control 31, 30 (2021).
    7. Pravin G Shinde, Pratap A Divekar, DK Singh, Deepak Singh Pal and Ansar Nadaf., 2021. Bio-pesticide management strategy for mustard aphid Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) (Homoptera: Aphididae). The Pharma Innovation Journal. SP-10(7): 397-400.
    8. Narayana, S., S. Chander, S. Doddachowdappa, S. Sabtharishi and P. Divekar: Seasonal variation in population and biochemical contents of brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stål). J. Environ. Biol., 43, 52-58 (2022).
    9. Divekar PA, Narayana S, Divekar BA, Kumar R, Gadratagi BG, Ray A, Singh AK, Rani V, Singh V, Singh AK, Kumar A, Singh RP, Meena RS, Behera TK. Plant Secondary Metabolites as Defense Tools against Herbivores for Sustainable Crop Protection. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Feb 28;23(5):2690. doi: 10.3390/ijms23052690. PMID: 35269836; PMCID: PMC8910576.
    10. Sujan Majumder, Satyapriya Singh, Pratap A. Divekar, K. K. Pandey & T. K. Behera (2022) Residue dissipation kinetics, safety evaluation and decontamination of hexaconazole in green chilli, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2022.2078201.
    11. Arya, V., Narayana, S., Tyagi, Raju SVS, Srivastava CP, Sinha T and Divekar P, 2022. DNA barcoding of fruit flies associated with cucurbit ecosystem and combination of Cue-Lure and Methyl Eugenol in trap is not effective for mass trapping of responsive fruit flies. Phytoparasitica 50, 683–695 (2022).
Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Standardised rearing of Leucinodes orbonalis on potato tubers in-vitro conditions
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. “Young Scientist Award In Agriculture Science-2021” by Agro Environmental Development Society, Rampur, UP
  2. Fellow of Entomological Society of India, New Delhi
  3. Young Scientist Award - 2019 by Agricultural & Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS), U.S. Nagar, Uttarakhand