About Dr. G. V. Ranga Rao
Dr. G. V. Ranga Rao
Dr. G. V. Ranga Rao, Group Leader, IPM, ICRISAT
Dr. Rao Born in 1951 in an agricultural family of Andhra Pradesh, India. Schooling in AP followed by Ph D from Oregon State University, Corvallis (USA) in Agricultural Entomology (1984). Serving International Crops research Institute for the Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT) for the past 37 years covering Integrated Pest Management activities in groundnut, chickpea, and pigeonpea crops. Developed, evaluated, and shared IPM modules with emphasis on eco- friendly bio-pesticides. Published 150 research articles in international and national journals and conferences which have been recognized by several awards including World Bank’s DM 2005 grant.