Profile of Dr. Rayappa Appa, Balikai

Rayappa Appa, Balikai

Elected Fellow 2012

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry- Agricultural Entomology

DB: 12-05-1958

Birth place

Hebbal, Taluk- Hukkeri, District- Belgaum, Karnataka.

Education

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
B. Sc. (Agri.) (1981); M. Sc. (Agri.) Agricultural Entomology (1984); Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology (2002).

Positions held 

Professor of Entomology,  Agricultural College, Dharwad (2008 to till date); Principal Scientist (Entomology),  Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bijapur, Karnataka (2003-2008); Professor & Head, Dept. of Agril. Entomology  (I/C), Agricultural College, Bijapur, (1997-2007); Senior Scientist (Entomology), Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bijapur, 1995-2003); Junior Entomologist (Sorghum), AICSIP, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bijapur, (1989-1995); Junior Entomologist (Safflower) , Agricultural Research Station, Annigeri, Karnataka (1987-1989); Research Assistant, Main Research Station, Dharwad, (1984-1987); Assistant Agricultural Officer, Karnataka State Department of Agriculture (1982-1984).

Research Area

Integrated Insect Pest Management in field and Horticultural Crops; Crop Resistance to Insects; Evaluation of New Molecules, Insect Biodiversity. Integrated Insect Pest Management in field and Horticultural Crops; Crop Resistance to Insects; Evaluation of New Molecules, Insect Biodiversity.

Awards and fellowships

Awards:
Basavashree State Award (2008-09) from Bharteeya Yuva Jana Seva Samsthe, Nandihal, Tq-Basavana Bagewadi, Dist- Bijapur, (Karnataka)
Fellow:

Society for Protection of Environment and Sustainable Development (2003); Society of Plant Protection Sciences (2003); National Environmental Science Academy,  New Delhi (2004); International Benevolent Research Forum, Nagpur (2005); Hind Agri-Horticultural Society,  Muzaffarnagar (2007); Entomological Society of India, New Delhi (2008);  Royal Entomological Society of London (2012); Society for Plant Research

Address

Professor of Entomology, Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580 005, Karnataka
[Ph: 0836-2443401 /F: 0836-2792180 /M: 09449626529 / E-mail: rabalikai@gmail.com]

Residence

3rd Cross, Behind Bendre Bhavan, Sadhankeri,  Dharwad- 580 008, Karnataka
[Ph: 0836-2772206 / M: 094496 26529 / E-mail: rabalikai@gmail.com]