About Asian PGPR Society
The Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture is a scientific society that was formed in 2009 as a nonprofit organization to enable scientists, researchers, academicians, government groups, students, farmers, and industry personnel etc from various agricultural disciplines to meet and discuss their common interests in teaching, research and commercialization of PGPR.
Asian PGPR Society has more than 300 members in Asia and other countries and the Society is entirely run by volunteers. Its membership has expertise in all facets of PGPR includes a wide variety of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, technical assistants, extension plant pathologists, research scientists, and professors from federal and provincial governments, universities, and companies involved with plant health.
The objectives of Asian PGPR are to encourage research, education, and the dissemination of knowledge on the importance of PGPR. Asian PGPR Society-sponsored international and regional association meetings provide an opportunity for PGPR researchers to meet and discuss their common interests.
Organization of Asian PGPR Society
Asian PGPR society is organized by an Executive Board that includes Officers of Chairman, President, Vice President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, there is an advisory board consists of experts from all over the globe provides advises as and when needed.
Conceptualization of Asian PGPR Society
The initial idea of starting the Asian PGPR was sparked by Dr. Y. R. Sarma, when he visited Drs. Reddy and Kloepper in Auburn, Alabama, USA in 2008. At that time, we have discussed to have an outlet where we could have alternative workshops and congresses that could be more accessible to people in Asian region of the world, given that it is difficult for many people interested in PGPR research to attend every International Conference. From these ideas we have started the Asian PGPR Society. The creation of biotechnologies, bio-businesses, bio-technopreneurs, bio-farmers, and bio-students is the theme of this “ASIAN PGPR SOCIETY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE”.