Dr. Ravishankar Narayana  

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Bio: I am a plant pathologist currently working as postdoctoral scholar under Prof. David Hughes, Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University and a member of PlantVillage team.

With a Doctorate in Plant Biosensory Sciences (University of Torino, Italy -Emphasis: rice blast, spider mite), one year Postgraduate diploma in Plant Protection (NPPTI, Hyderabad, India - Emphasis: Pathology, entomology, weed science, and pesticide chemistry), two years of Masters in Plant Pathology (UAS, Bangalore, India - Emphasis: sorghum downy mildew on maize) and Bachelors in Agriculture (UAS, Bangalore, India - Emphasis: Agronomy, soil science, etc.) have good exposure to diverse aspects of agriculture & plant protection.

Also worked as Senior Research Fellow in Indian Institute of Horticulture Research on fusarium wilt of banana. And as postdoctoral researcher in University of Manitoba, Canada on plant abiotic stress.

Email :  gowda.ravishankar@gmail.com
Location: State College, Penn State University Joined Date: September 10, 2015


Recently answered questions:
What is this disease ?
0 points    Posted:February 15, 2018

Diseases or poisoning?
0 points    Posted:February 8, 2018

building the grape garden next to the river
0 points    Posted:January 9, 2018

White raised spots on Kale. Does anyone know what this is?
1 point    Posted:January 4, 2018

Leaves turn into necrosis and brown
0 points    Posted:January 3, 2018

Muskmelon leaf symptom
0 points    Posted:January 2, 2018

Watermelon leaves are necrotic and blighted leaf margins
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Lemon tree
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December 20, 2017- Thanks for your reply Erick. It would be helpful if you upload larvae image. I am not sure this...

December 11, 2017- Thanks for letting us know. Please check the updated...

December 8, 2017- Thanks for posting the images. It looks like mealybug (insect) infestation. For more information,...

December 4, 2017- Generally, Macadamia seeds need warm temperature (24°C) for proper germination. So it is wise to...

November 20, 2017- Thanks for the images. Did you apply any fertilizer? Also please provide information on weather...

November 17, 2017- Thanks for your input Alex. Is it possible to share some images? It will be really helpful for us...

November 17, 2017- Thanks for your reply. The images you upload are really good and hope will be helpful to farming...

November 14, 2017- I think it is possible, but as the plant grows, it won't be a straight tree.