Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy obtained his Ph. D. degree jointly from the University of Florida, USA and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He served as the Director, IIHR, Bangalore from 1999 to 2002 and during that period the Institute was honoured with “ICAR Best Institution Award”. Prior to that he also served as Head, Division of Entomology and Nematology at IIHR and gave tremendous impetus and direction to research, extension and education. Dr. Reddy has over 350 scientific publications to his credit, which includes 16 books, 4 technical bulletins, 35 book chapters, 13 review articles, 174 research papers and 10 popular articles. He has also guided two Ph.D. students at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Dr. Reddy served as a member of the Research Advisory Committee of National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi; National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur and Project Directorate of Biological Control, Bangalore. He also served as a Member of the ICAR Scientific Panel for Nematology and Member, QRT. He is the Honorary Fellow of the Society for Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi; and Founder President of the Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems (AAPMHE), Bangalore. Dr. Reddy has been awarded with the prestigious “Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems (AAPMHE) Award”, “Prof. H.M. Shah Memorial Award” and “Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation Award”.
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