Dr. V. Venkateswarlu
M.Sc. and Ph.D.
Senior ScientistContact Address:
Division of Crop Protection,
ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute
Bhaskar Nagar, Rajahmundry -533105, A.P.
Phone (Mobile): 8894459994
Email Address: venkiiari@gmail.com
Employment Record
  • Scientist, ICAR-CPRI, Shimla from 26.12.2011 to 26.12.2016
  • Scientist (SS), ICAR-CTRI, Rajahmundry from 27.12.2016 to 14.09.2020
  • Senior Scientist, ICAR-CTRI, Rajahmundry from 15.09.2020 to till date
Area of Interest               IPM, Host Plant Resistance , Insect Ecology and Insect toxicological studies
  • Venkateswarlu,V., Sharma, R. K., Chander, S. and Singh, S. D. (2011) Population Dynamics of Major Insect pests and their natural enemies on cabbage. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 19(2): 272-277.
  • Venkateswarlu,V, Sharma, RK and Sharma, K. (2011) Evaluation of Eco- Friendly Insecticides against major insect pests of cabbage. Pesticide Research journal. 23(2):172-180.
  • Venkateswarlu, V., Sharma, R.K., Sinha, S.R., and Sharma, K. (2014) Management of insect pests in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) with border cropping and biopesticides. Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture. 9(2):161-165.
  • Baswaraj, R., Venkateswarlu, V., Sridhar, J., Jeevalatha, A., Sharma, S. and Singh, B.P. 2014. RT-PCR detection of potato leaf roll virus (PLRV) in aphids from Northern and North-Eastern India. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 42 (4): 430-436.
  • Sridhar J, Venkateswarlu V, Jeevalatha A, Malik K, Bhatnagar A and Singh BP (2016) Squash and tissue print protocols for quick detection of Tomato Leaf Curl NewDelhi Virus-potato in fresh and ethanol preserved single whitefly. Potato Journal.43 (1): 62-69.
  • Venkateswarlu V, Sridhar J, Baswaraj R, Jeevalatha A, Malik K, Bhatnagar A, Neelum K, Sanjeev Shrama, Nagesh M, Singh BP and Chakrabarti SK (2016) Uniplex and Duplex RT-PCR protocol for detection of PLRV and PVY in aphids from potato fields. Potato Journal. 43(2):146-152.
  • Jeevalatha A, Kaundal P, Kumar A, Guleria A, Sundaresha S, Pant RP, Sridhar J, Venkateswarlu V, Singh BP (2016) SYBR Green Based Duplex RT-QPCR Detection of a Begomovirus, Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus-Potato along with potato virus X and Potato Leaf roll Virus In Potato. Potato Journal. 43 (2):125-137.
  • V. Venkateswarlu, B. Sailaja jayasekharan and U. Sreedhar. 2021. Monitoring of TLCV and CMV in Virginia Tobacco of SLS and SBS of Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh. Tobacco Research 47(1): 51-54.
  • B. Sailaja jayasekharan, V. Venkateswarlu and U. Sreedhar. 2021. Population dynamics of mesomorphus villiger blanchard in flue cured Virginia tobacco. Tobacco Research 47(1): 1-4.
  • Sridhar J, Venkateswarlu V, Kumari N, Bhatnagar A, Baswaraj R, Kumar R, Nagesh M, Tiwari JK, Chakrabarti SK. 2021. Occurrence of Aulacorthum solani on potato: a vector of Potato virus Yo and Potato leafroll virus in India. Indian Journal of Entomology 83(3):345-349.
  • Tiwari JK, Nagesh M, Sridhar J, Mandal V, Ghosh A, Kardile HB, Naga KC, Shah MA, S Rawat, Venkateswarlu V, Malik K, Bhatnagar A, Singh RK, Chakrabarti SK, Manoj Kumar, Rao AR and Rai A. 2021. Draft genome sequencing of the foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani Kaltenbach), a vector of potato viruses, provides insights on virulence genes". Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 24: 93-102.
  • Sridhar J, Venkateswarlu V, Shah MA, Neelam K, Bhatnagar A, Baswaraj R, Chakrabarti SK,. 2022 Incidence of the cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae L. in potato crops in India and its efficiency for transmission of potato virus Yo. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science"42:285-291. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-021-00544
  • Sridhar J, Venkateswarlu V, Shah MA, Neelam K, Baswaraj R, Bhatnagar A, Choudhary JS, Sharma S, Nagesh M, and Chakrabarti SK 2022. Species Composition and Distribution of the Vector Aphids of PVY and PLRV in India. Potato Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-022-09540-5.
  • Received the Outstanding Researcher award in Agricultural Entomology (2022) by Venus International foundation at Chennai during 02nd July 2022
  • Received the Young Scientist award (2022) by Society of Scientific development in Agriculture and technology (SSDAT) at HP University, Shimla during International conference ICAAAS-2022 from 12th -14th June, 2022
  • Received the Life Fellow of Entomological Society of India(ESI), New Delhi during 2021
  • Received the Certificate of merit (2013) : 94th FOCARS in National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
  • Best Poster presentation awarded for team research work at National seminar on Problems of Potato-2014 organized by IPA, CPRI, Shimla.
  • Best Oral presentation awarded for team research work at International conference-2014 organized by ERA, MPUAT, Udaipur.