Venkataramana Chapara has joined North Dakota State University as the Extension Service's area crop protection specialist at the North Central Research Extension Center near Minot.
Venkataramana Chapara has joined North Dakota State University as the Extension
Service's area crop protection specialist at the North Central Research
Extension Center near Minot.
He will be working on integrated pest management systems for all crops grown in
the region. He also will interact with Extension agents and specialists,
researchers, producers, field scouts and agribusiness representatives to help
solve entomology and plant pathology problems in crop production in north-
central North Dakota.
Chapara earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Acharya N.G.
Ranga Agricultural University in India, a master's degree in agricultural
entomology from Gujarat Agricultural University in India and his doctorate in
plant pathology from NDSU.
Before joining NDSU, he was a post-doctoral research scientist in the Department
of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana.
"We are pleased to have Venkat here with advanced degrees in both entomology and
plant pathology to help us with all the insect and disease issues affecting our
crops," says Jay Fisher, the North Central Research Extension Center's director.