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September 03, 2019

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BASUDEV, SHARMA POKHREL

**** **** ******* *****, *** # E

Phone: +1-443-***-****

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Synopsis: Broadly trained Agriculturist, Plant Entomologist, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) master trainer, experienced Pesticide Inspector, Natural Recourse conservation specialist, self-motivated and ambitious person with practical experience of problem solving, leadership skills, organization management, excellent communication skills and cross-cultural understanding. Friendly, responsible, multitasking and outgoing personality with strong learning aptitude and team-oriented attitude. Able to create a team and work in a team and contribute for organizational growth.

RESEARCH INTEREST

• Agronomical Research.

• Natural Recourse Conservation.

• Rapid Bioassay pesticides Residue (RBPR).

• Field research on fababean aphid management in Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Insect rearing in lab condition.

• Different media and plant disease diagnosis.

• Bioassay of different botanical pesticide on aphid.

• Various simulation trials in Rice field for insect management.

• Research in white grub management on strawberry field.

• Effect of date of sowing and plant population on the yield and quality of Rice (Oryza Sativa).

• Water use efficiency and fertilizer response on different crop: Carrot, Coriander and Radish.

• Varietal trials of different vegetables and cereal crops at farmer’s level.

EDUCATION

• Master of Science in Agriculture with Major in Entomology (M. Sc. Ag.) GPA: 3.82: Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Nepal (2013).

• Bachelors of Science in Agriculture (B. Sc. Ag.), GPA: 3.80: Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Chitwan, Nepal (2010).

• Intermediate in Agriculture (I. Sc. Ag.), Shivapati Inter College, UP, India (1992).

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1. Plant Protection Inspector III, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Weed Management Section, 50 Harry S. Truman PKWY, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA. (May 1, 2019 – present)

• Plant production at green house.

• Plant nursery inspection.

• Plant quarantine inspection and management about insect infestation.

• Plant pest survey and detection.

• Survey and biological control of noxious weeds in Maryland.

• Production and survey biocontrol of insects and weeds.

• Biocontrol agent rearing in lab condition (Rhinoncomimus latipes).

• Plant propagation of mile a minute weed by cutting and potting plant for insect rearing.

• Coordination with state highway administration for releases mile a minute weevil on their road properties on mile a minute weed.

2. Pest control route manager, ORKIN pest control service. 9700 Martin Luther King Jr., Lanham MD 20706, USA(April 2018 –April 2019).

• Integrated pest management in urban pest.

• Insect pest survey, insect pest infestation analysis.

• Use insect excluding strategy for pest management.

• Use growth hormone to manage household pest.

• Repot writing, monitoring and forecasting pest situation.

3. Senior District Agriculture Development Officer, Kalikot, Nepal (June 2014-July 2015)

• Supervise horticulture, agronomy, Agri-extension, fishery, planning, fiscal, and administration officer as well as junior agriculture officer.

• Formulation and execute natural resource utilization plan.

• Execute agronomical and horticultural plan, activities throughout the districts.

• Formulation of district level policy and plan for agriculture development.

• Publication of different report, training materials, different research report, journal article.

• Establishment of Linkages and coordinate among district level, regional level and central level program. Manage agriculture program at district level.

• Coordination of CBO’s, NGO’s, INGO’s and cooperatives for the development of the agriculture sector in the districts.

• Monitoring, evaluation, supervision and guide to the staff of district agriculture office. Coordinate and conduct training and workshop at various levels.

4. Senior Plant Protection Officer, Ministry of Agriculture of Nepal, Kathmandu (January 2014 to June 2014).

• Conducting training to the different agriculture sector.

• Publication of different report, training materials, different research report, journal article.

• Supervise horticulture, agronomy, Agri-extension, fishery, planning, fiscal, and administration officer as well as junior agriculture officer.

• Conducting training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, crop Protection.

• Conducting pesticide hazardous, uses and its safety training.

• Handling RBPR (rapid bioassay on pesticide residue) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

• Helping on policy formation in agricultural sector in Ministry of Agriculture Development of Nepal.

5. Plant Protection Officer/ Pesticide Inspector

• Formulation of plan to the national, regional and district level agriculture program.

• Supervise horticulture, agronomy, Agri-extension, fishery, planning, fiscal, and administration junior officer.

• Formulation and execute natural resource utilization plan.

• Execute agronomical and horticultural plan, activities throughout the districts

• Publication of different report, training materials, different research report, journal article.

• Conduct of training to the different agriculture sector. Such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, Sericulture and Plant Protection training.

• Conduct of IPM TOT for the agriculture staff and leader farmers. Conduct different agriculture related training.

• Conduct of pesticide training, licensing process to the pesticide formulator, importer, applicator and retailer.

• Monitoring, supervision and quality control of pesticide industries, pesticide importer, pesticide formulator, and pesticide retailer.

• Frequent field visit for plant protection extension. Frequent field campaign in case of havoc situation.

• Conduct of different workshop (local, district and national level) pesticide formulator, importer, applicator and retailer.

• Conduct of IPM FFS training in different crops in different district.

• Support different project, CBO, NGO and INGO agriculture program and training. Planning, Implementation and monitoring of agricultural research and extension activities.

• Organize field demonstrations and trials related to the advanced cultural practices of the crops.

• Organize biological control agent (Natural enemies) and survey research of different crops and extension techniques. Promotion of sustainable and healthy crop production through use of the organic and bio-fertilizers.

• Publication of the technical booklets related to the agricultural technologies. Work as focal person for crop insurance and food security monitoring unit.

• Work as seed, crop and fertilizer inspector in the district.

• Coordinate agricultural technicians in collection, processing and analysis of agricultural data. Preparation of progress report of the agricultural research and extension activities in the district.

WORK EXPERIENCE AS A TRAINER OR FACILITATOR

• IPM farmer's TOT for IPM graduate farmer in Regional agriculture training center Banke district Nepal in 2002 for 10 days funded by the FAO program for Community IPM in Asia. Season long vegetable IPM Field School conducted for the Students, Teachers, and officials from the IAAS, Rampur funded by the FAO program for National IPM Program.

• Safe Use of Pesticide training for the IAAS student in IAAS, Rampur. Organised by the TITAN and ASLF.

• IPM farmer's TOT for IPM graduate farmer in Regional agriculture training center Banke district Nepal in 2002 for 3 days funded by the CARE International in Nepal.

• IPM farmer's TOT for IPM graduate farmer in Regional Fisheries training center Janakpur, Dhanusha district Nepal in 2006(June) for 15 days funded by the FAO program for National IPM Program.

• IPM farmer's TOT for IPM graduate farmer in Regional Fisheries training center Janakpur, Dhanusha district Nepal in 2006(July) for 15 days funded by the FAO program for National IPM Program.

• Pesticide retailer training throughout the country for farmer, pesticide retailers, pesticide wholesalers, and employees.

• Conduct various type of agriculture training in the farmers’ field and officer level.

• IPM farmer's TOT for Coffee IPM graduate farmer in Dhulikhel, Nepal in 2006 for 18 days funded by the Helvetas Nepal.

• Conduct various training on soil and natural conservation sector.

• IPM TOT for JT/JTA in National Maize Research Program, Chitawan, Nepal in 2013 for 10 days funded by the FAO program for National IPM Program.

• TRAININGS

• Training of trainers (TOT) from Dec 22, 2003 to Jan 2, 2004 organized by central agriculture training center DOA, Nepal.

• Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Workshop from 15-18 August, 2005 jointly organized by National Plant Quarantine Program and FOA.

• Farmers and science from 19-28 may, 2001. Jointly organized by Directorate of Plant Protection and the FAO program for community IPM in Asia.

• Training of Trainers (TOT) on Integrated Pest Management in Rice Jointly organized by the Plant Protection Division, DOA, and FAO program for community IPM in Asia. 27 July to 14 October, 1999 at the FTC, Janakpur, Nepal.

• Partnership, Contract out and decentralization of extension activities from 10th Dec to 21st Dec 2001 in central agriculture training centre, MOAC, Hariharbhawan Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Participatory Planning and Implementation workshop. jointly organized from 12 to 22 march, 2001 by the Directorate of Plant Protection of DOA, GON and FAO program for community IPM in Asia held in Nepal Administrative Staff College at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Officer level training of trainers on Integrated Pest Management. Jointly organized by the Plant Protection Division, DOA, and Agriculture and Food organization to the United Nations from 1st to12th march, 2004 in Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Mushroom cultivation training from 3 to 8 February, 1999 Organized by central agriculture training center, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Pesticide Inspector from 17 to 23 February 2006. Organized by central agriculture training center, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Environmental Impact Assessment from 5 to 10 November, 2006 Organized by central agriculture training center, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.

• Mainstreaming gender in agriculture Development from 7 to 11 February 2005. Organized by central agriculture training center, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.

• IPM policy and institutional innovations from June 6 to June 17, 2005 held in The International Agricultural centre Wageningen UR, The Netherlands.

• Pesticide and food safety in IPM & GAP from June 20 to July 1, 2005 held in The International Agricultural centre Wageningen UR, The Netherlands.

• Fruit and vegetable preservation training from 13-18 Feb, 1994. Organized by Regional agriculture training center, Khajura, Banke, Nepal.

• Plant Protection Training from 16-21 April, 1995. Organized by Regional Agriculture Training Center, Khajura, Banke, Nepal.

• Sericulture cultivation training. Organized by sericulture development program Khopasi, Kavre, Nepal.

• Farmer group formation and management workshop from 21 to 26 January in Lumle. Organized by KOSEVEG, funded by DFID.

• "Workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation, Market Development and Cost Analysis" 18 to 23 August, 1996 in Bhairahawa, Organized by Regional agriculture training center, Bhairahawa, Nepal.

• EM technology training/Workshop from 1-4 august, 1997. Held in Kakani, Nuwakot, Organized by CDS funded by JICA Nepal.

• Training on citrus fruit cultivation 1 to 6 March, 1994 in Dailekh, Organized by Regional agriculture training center, Khajura, Banke, Nepal.

• "Post-harvest Operations and Value-Added Product". Organized jointly by Nepal Administrative Staff College and Crop Diversification Project, PIU, Dadeldhura, DOA 6 May to 5 June, 2003.

• "Helicoverpa Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (HNPV) Production". Organized by NARC-NGLRP- IFAD-ICRISAT in National Grain Legume Research Program, Rampur from 16-18 February, 2004.

• Pest identification, familiarization of Laboratory Equipment and their Handling. Jointly organized by Pesticide registration and management office and Nepal Agriculture research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal 21st May- 5th June, 2006.

• Research Methods training from 25th September to 1st October, organized by Mid Western Student Family, IAAS, Rampur, Chitawan, Nepal.

• Global value chain analysis: concepts, approach and mapping from 26th to 27th November, 2010 organized by Mid Western Student Family, IAAS, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

• Amnesty International and Human rights 1st August 2009, organized by Amnesty International Nepal, Kathmandu.

• Proposal writing from 30 to 31 July, 2010, organized by Mid Western Student Family, IAAS, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

• Agriculture Planning and management Training organized by CATC, Hariharbhawan, 2013.

• Pest Surveillance training in Thailand, organized by FAO, Nepal 2014.

• Rapid Bio-assay Pesticide Residue Analysis Training in Singapore, 2014.

• Fruit fly surveillance training in Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

• Merit scholarship to study B.Sc. Agriculture and M. Sc. Agriculture at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science.

TECHNICAL EXPERTIES

• Design and conduct studies, run statistical analysis software (SPSS, R) and prepare reports, papers for publications.

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS

• Executive Member TITAN (The IPM Trainers Association Nepal)

• Life Time Member of the Plant Protection Society, Nepal

• Life member of Democratic Agriculture Association of Nepal (DAAN).

• Member of women organizing for change in Agriculture and natural resource management (WOCAN).

PUBLICATIONS

• BDS Pokhrel. 2000. Carrot cultivation in Nepal. "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2001. "Zizyphus marutiniana lamk" cultivation in Nepal. "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2004. Sugar cane cultivation in Nepal. Published by FNCCI bulletin of Nepalganj, Banke, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2003. Pigeon pea cultivation in Nepal. Published by FNCCI bulletin of Nepalganj, Banke, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2010. "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2011. Important of mushroom and its nutrient value. Published by PG society of IAAS, Rampur Chitwan, and Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2013. One act play about feed management of draft animal. "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2012. Disease management in Maize (joint written). "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2012. Booklet of maize cultivation technology in Nepal (jointly written). "Krishi" Bimonthly, Published by Agriculture information Centre, MOAC. Hariharbhawan, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel. 2012. Pesticide and environment. Published by pesticide registration and Management Division, MOAC.

• BDS Pokhrel. 1999. "Participation of Women in Integrated Pest Management Farmers Field School for the sustainable agriculture development" as obligatory dissertation for the completion of Master's Degree in Sociology. (Master Degree Thesis).

• BDS Pokhrel. 2013. BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF Aphis craccivora Koch. (HOMOPTERA: APHIDIDAE) ON FABA BEAN IN KHUMALTAR LALITPUR, NEPAL (Master Degree Thesis).

• RD Rajbhandari, AP Dhakal and BDS Pokhrel: BIO-ASSAY ON EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT PESTICIDES AGAINSTAPHID, APHIS CRACCIVORA KOCH (HOMOPTERA: APHIDIDAE) ON FABABEAN, Plant protection Journal, Nepal.

• BDS Pokhrel, RB Thapa, DR Sharma and S Tiwari: BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF APHIS CRACCIVORA KOCH.(HOMOPTERA: APHIDIDAE) ON FABA BEAN INKHUMALTAR, LALITPUR, NEPAL Plant protection Journal, Nepal.

REFERENCES

Catherine Stragar

Green House and Lab Supervisor

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Ramesh R Pokharel, Ph.D.

Plant Disease Specialist

Maryland Department of Agriculture

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