Dr. Kannan C. studied Agriculture at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, India and obtained his Ph.D in the year 2003. He joined the Indian Agricultural Research Service in the same year and started working on biological management of diseases in arecanut and cocoa. He later worked on the biological management of parasitic weeds especially, Orobanche in vegetables and mustard. He is currently working on finding microbial metabolites for management of pathogens in rice. He has published more than 35 research articles, one patent in consideration and registered about 6 microbial species in the national repository.
Title : Role of microbial secondary metabolites in the management of plant diseases