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Staff Profile
Dr. S M Vidya Sekhar
Chief Technical Officer
Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Protection)
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Hayathnagar Research Form (HRF)
Hayathnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India - 501 505.
Phone: (Off.) 91-40-24200732, Fax: 91-40-24531802
E-mail: smvsekhar@crida.in
  • B. Sc. (Ag), 1985, College of Agriculture, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Bapatla, A.P.
  • M. Sc. (Ag), Agricultural Entomology, 1987, College of Agriculture, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, Bapatla, A.P.
  • Ph.D., Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Senior Research Fellow, Central Tobacco Research Institute, Reserach Station, Kandukur August, 1988 to December, 1989
  • Technical Officer, Sr. Technical Officer and Asst. Chief Technical Officer, Indian Council of Agricultural Reserach (ICAR) Head Quarters , New Delhi, 29.012.21989 to 17.05.2006
  • Asst. Chief Technical Officer & Chief Technical Officer, Krishi Vignana Kendra â?? RR Dt., Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad 18.05.2006 to Till date

Crop production Technologies, Integrated Pest Management, Extension methods, ICTs.

  • Orientation program for newly selected KVK Program Co-ordinators and Subject Matter Specialists, 2006, Z.C. Unit, Zone â?? V, Hyderabad
  • Knowledge Management, 2007, NIRD, Hyderabad ď?¶ Enhancing human capabilities at Work place, 2007, NAARM at CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Integrated Nutrient Management, 2008, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Integrated Nutrient, Pest and Disease management of Dryland crops, 2008, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Web standards, technologies and Standardization, 2008, NAARM, Hyderabad
  • Front Line Demonstrations of Oilseeds and Pulses- Progress and Achievements for the past 3-5 years, 2009, Rice Research Station. KVK, Nellore
  • Improved Production Technologies in Oilseed Crops, 2010, ANGRAU, Hyderabad
  • Crop management practices of Medicinal and Aromatic plants and their sales and marketing, 2010, ANGRAU, Hyderabad
  • Seed Production Technologies in Castor, Sunflower and Redgram, 2010, ANGRAU, Hyderabad
  • National consultation on strategies for deployment and conservation of imported parasitoids of papaya mealybug, 2010, NBAII, Bangalore
  • The Annual Zonal Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the Zone-V, 2010, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • Process Documentation, 2011, MANAGE, Hyderabad
  • IT based decision support system on web based information management for knowledge sharing, 2011, NAARM, Hyderabad
  • KVK-Net and v-KVK, 2012, ICRISAT, Hyderabad
  • Soil Test based Nutrient Management for different crops, 2013, ZPD, Zone V, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Production protocol for Bio-agents and Bio-pesticides and quality control of microbial bio-pesticides, 2014, NIPHM, Hyderabad
  • Orientation training program on Protection of Plant varieties and farmersâ?? rights act 2001, 2014, ZPD, Zone-V, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Thyagaraj CR, Prasad MS, Venkateswarlu B, Vidya Sekhar SM, Joseph R, Rami Reddy RD, Singh PR, Mathad PK, Vidyaadhari A, Sudheer D, Nirmala, G. (2009). Three Decades in service of Farmers of Ranga Reddy District. Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 82p.
  • Sudheer D, Thyagaraj CR, Prasad MS, Ramana DBV, Vidya Sekhar SM, Venkateswarlu B. (2009).Tips for improved rearing of milch cattle and other animals (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 32p.
  • Thyagaraj CR, Vidya Sekhar SM, Nirmala G, Adake RVK, Sanjeeva Reddy B, Prasad MS and Mathad, PK. (2009). Saving of water and increase of productivity through use of drip and sprinklers (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 18p.
  • Joseph R, Reddy RDR, Vidya Sekhar SM, Reddy BMK, Prasad MS, Ramakrishna YS (2007). Crop Production Technologies (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 47p.
  • Srinivas, M, Rama Rao, CA, Anjayya, G, Sriniva, K, Pratibha, K, Vidya Sekhar, SM, Prasad, MS.(2007). Crop Management practices in IPM (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 16p.
  • Nirmala G, Vidya Sekhar SM, Maruthi V, Reddy, BMK, Srinivas V, Singh S, (2012). Good management practices for Soil fertility management (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 32p.
  • Sri Krishna G, Gopalakrishna Reddy A, Vidya Sekhar SM, Prabhakar M, Dattatri K, Venkateswarlu B (2013). Commercial cultivation of Flower crops â?? package of practices (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 56p.
  • Nirmala G, Vidya Sekhar SM, Anantha Rao D, Maruthi V, Srinivas, V, Singh S, (2014). Good management practices for quality crop productivity (in Telugu). Technical bulletin. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 24p.
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Kareemulla, K. (2012). Krishi Vigyan Kendra â?? At a glance (in Telugu and English)
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Sri Krishna G, Ravi Shankar K, Prabhakar M, Venkateswarlu B. (2013) Vermi copost (in Telugu). Brochure.CRIDA, Hyderabad, 6p.
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Sri Krishna G, Prabhakar M. (2013). Protection of plant varieties and Farmersâ?? Rights(in Telugu). Brochure.CRIDA, Hyderabad, 4p
  • Sri Krishna G, Vidya Sekhar SM, Reddy BMK, Venkateswarlu B. (2013). Quality seedling production through stem grafting ( Mamidilo kommantu paddati lo nanyamyna mokka vutpatti).(In Telugu). Annadatha. June, 2013 p.66-68
  • Gopalakrishna Reddy A, Sri Krishna G, Vidya Sekhar, SM. (2013). Hybrid tomato cultivation (In Telugu). Annadatha. November, 2013.p.62-63
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Sri Krishna G, Shalini, K, Prbhakar, M. (2014). Protection of Plant varieties and Farmersâ?? rights act-2001.(In Telugu). Annadatha. Octber, 2014. p.54-55
  • Srinivsa Rao M, Rama Rao CA, Srinivas K, Pratibha G, Vidya Sekhar SM, Srivani G, Venkateswarlu B. (2012). Intercropping for management of insect pests of castor, Ricinus communis in the semi-arid tropics of India. Journal of Insect Science v.12 Article: 14.
  • Sudheer D, Ramana DBV, Pankaj PK, Vidya Sekhar SM, Prabhakar M. (2014). Mitigation of fodder shortage in Ranga Reddy district, Telangana state through technology demonstrations. National symposium on Climate resilient forage production and its utilization, 13-14, November, 2014, BVK, Kalyani (WB).
  • Singh PR, Mathad PK, Vidya Sekhar SM, Vidyadhari A, Pasad MS.(2008). Response of Tomato to organic farming practices. National Seminar on Integrated Nutrient Management in rainfed Agro-ecosystems, 3-4, March, 2008, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Vijai, S Singh. (2001). Biology of wheat aphids, Rhopalosiphum padi Linn., and Macrosiphum miscanthi (Takahashi), Ind. J. of Ent., 63(3) : 244-248
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Vijai, S Singh. (2001). Bio-efficacy and cost effectiveness of different insecticides against aphids infesting wheat. Ind. J. of Ent., 63(3) : 249-254
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Vijai, S Singh. (2003). Economic injury and threshold levels of foliar aphids infesting wheat. Ind. J. of Ent., 65(2) : 237-244
  • Vidya Sekhar SM, Vijai, S Singh. (2001). Resistance to foliage feeding aphids in wheat. Ind. J. of Ent., 63(4) : 377-380
  • Vijai S Singh, Vidya Sekhar SM, Sharma RP. (2001). Root aphids infestation in wheat at Delhi and its control. Ind. J. of Ent., 63(2) : 109-113
  • Use of mixed crops/ intercrops in profitable farming (Telugu), 11.01.09
  • Micro Nutrient Deficiencies in crops and management (Telugu)- 13.12.2009
  • Climate change â?? advises to dryland farmers (Telugu) â?? 30.05.2010
  • Importance of Bio-fertilizers in agriculture, 01.08.11
  • Management practices for ID crops, 02.12.12
  • Direct sowing of rice with drum seeder and SRI modifications, 20.01.12
  • Use of herbicides for crops and care in handling on 03.06.2012
  • Live Quiz programme on Kharif crops on 28.08.2012
  • Importance of Bio-fertilizers â?? Interview on 15.12. 2012
  • Rice pest management in Kharif â?? Interview on 22.07.2014
  • Live programme on Vegetables and crops - 18.09.2014
  • GurPrasad Pradhan Memorial award goldmedal for best outstanding student in Ph.D Research
  • ICAR Senior Research Fellowship
  • Hexamar Agricultural Research development foundation fellowship for M.Sc(Ag)